Notes: The 2011 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 2011 Maxima, so far so good!


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,400 miles

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2011 Nissan Maxima lights problems

lights problem

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2011 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 102016


  • 40,400 miles


The front turn signal lamp on the Maxima is 2" below the low beam headlight. 31/2" center to center. When this vehicle is oncoming with the headlamps on, the turn signal is virtually blotted out by the glare of the headlamp. This is a problem on many makes and models of vehicles. This condition is even worse for one that wears eyeglasses and/or has mild cataracts as this causes the oncoming headlights to appear to flare. The front turn signal lamp should never be closer than 6" to the headlamps. Conditions: Vehicle stopped and ready to turn. Worse at night. City street or country road.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

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