Notes: The 2007 Nissan Maxima has a significant trend of timing chain problems, which can ruin the engine.

Nissan used an "interference" design where the valves pop out into the path of the cylinder heads. Normally the timing chain keeps the valves opening at all the right times, but when Nissan's timing chain breaks or "jumps time", the cylinder heads smash into open valves & cause thousands of dollars of engine damage in one very quick & surprisingly unimpressive "PPPRRRRING!" sound.

Nissan Maximas from 2004-2006 have a widespread transmission defect, but judging from our complaint data, Nissan managed to fix the transmission problem for the 2007 model. The engine timing chain problems are a serious concern though.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 miles

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2007 Nissan Maxima suspension problems

suspension problem

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2007 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 202010


  • 69,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle began to decrease in power. He released the accelerator pedal and when depressing it a second time, the failure recurred. The contact assumed the vehicle was out of fuel, yet the failure corrected itself. The contact stated that the failure would occur often. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the dealer advised him that the ABS sensor would need replacing. In addition, both knuckles and the hub would need modification. The dealer disabled the ABS system. The failure mileage was 69,000 and the current mileage was 69,966.

- Aurora, IL, USA

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