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!


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,954 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Nissan Maxima suspension problems

suspension problem

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2010 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 192015


  • 54,053 miles


It is shame!Nissan need to recall their max 2010 today it is cost me 1073.40$ my car 54,053 mileage, I went to work whit my car and off to day my friend pick me up because I am unable to turn car on lock steering lock my day tow truck pick up the years a go suspension and wheels give me problems to.I am not going to buy a Nissan aging they're losing customers.

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 062015


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine maintenance when it was discovered that the strut insulator was cracked and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V358000 (suspension). The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 012013


  • 33,000 miles
What we are experiencing with our 2010 Nissan Maxima very closely aligns with the symptoms of the recall campaign issued in September 2009 for the 2010 Maxima. Nissan has been notified, however, they insist that my VIN number is not a part of this former campaign. I struggle to believe this as it's just too ironic that everything aligns with the former. We experience 3 problems with the suspension and steering. 1.) at minimal speed mainly at initial acceleration, when turning slowly, and when braking at slow speeds you feel a jolt in the steering column and can hear a thud or clunk in the front passenger side. 2.) when the car reaches approximately 60 mph, the steering column bounces erratically and 3.) both at low speeds and high speeds the car pulls/veers to the right. This issue has been going on since I purchased the vehicle in 2013 and continues to occur. I have brought the car into a Nissan-authorized dealer and they say nothing is wrong. I have brought the car into the Hyundai-authorized dealer where I bought the car from and they say nothing is wrong. I have brought the car to 4 additional, independent mechanics/technicians and they also cannot get to the "root" of the problem without having the car for an unrealistic amount of time for diagnosis. I have already had to purchase a lifetime alignment and balancing package from a local repair shop as well as I had purchased new wheels and tires thinking that was the issue. Regardless of what I do or where I take it, the issues continue. I am very concerned and cannot drive at ease knowling there is something wrong with the steering and suspension. I also have a 4 year old child whose safety I am concerned with when she drives in our Maxima with us. Nissan didn't seem to care about my concerns, they simply told me my VIN doesn't align with the former campaign and then sent me on my way. Someone, anyone, please help

- Carpentersville, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 222015


  • 78,123 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Maxima. While driving at 15 mph, there was an abnormal noise under the front of the vehicle. The failure occurred when making a turn or going over a bump. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic where the technician stated that the failure could be from the motor mount. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,123.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 232015


  • 67,500 miles
I began noticing an odd noise in the front of the vehicle when traveling over rough roads, potholes or bumps. The noise quickly became worse and more metallic sounding. I have another vehicle and this car was not driven all winter and little so far this year. So it has not been used much since a new cvt was installed under warranty. I took it to a local garage I trust and after test driving it heard the noise and put it on the lift. It was then both front springs were found to be broken in almost the exact same spot. A very odd occurrence for sure. This is not covered by warranty and is certainly a safety issue.

- Horseheads, NY, USA

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problem #2

Sep 172014


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 65 mph over a bump, the vehicle started vibrating and the low pressure warning indicator illuminated. The failure occurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was informed of NHTSA campaign number: 09V358000 (suspension). The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Roselle, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 202010


  • 3,000 miles
Accelerated vehicle to 50 miles up to 70 miles on highway. Vehicles steering wheel pulled to the right as if the suspension had to much power for that mileage.

- San Luis, AZ, USA

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