Notes: The 2010 Nissan Maxima is a very good reliable vehicle. Beware of Maximas from 2009, and 2004-2006 though.

The 2009 Maxima has an expensive problem where the steering lock prevents the car from starting, & costs upwards of $1,000 to fix!

Nissan Maximas from 2004-2006 have a widespread transmission defect, but judging from our complaint data, Nissan fixed the transmission problem starting with the 2007 model.

For the 2010 Maxima, so far so good!


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62 miles

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2010 Nissan Maxima lights problems

lights problem

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2010 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 312009


  • 62 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Maxima. The contact had several problems with his headlights. When driving in a rural area or at night the headlights were not properly illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to an authorized dealer. When the vehicle was inspected, the dealer stated that the current voltages were sufficient and found no problems. The contact has not had any accidents but feels that it may be in the making. The contact did notify the manufacturer and was told that he could contact the better business bureau. The failure mileage was 62 and the current mileage was 1600.

- Queen Village, NY, USA

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