2001 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Nissan Maxima

2001 Nissan Maxima Problems

Low Pressure AC Hose May Leak at Crimped Connection

The AC system may blow warm air due to refrigerant loss caused by a leaking low pressure AC hose. These hoses commonly develop a leak at the hose crimp connection.

Check Engine Llight Due to Failed Ignition Coil

The Check Engine Light may illuminate indicating a primary ignition signal fault. Many times the cause is an ignition coil(s) that has failed. The problem in the coil causes the spark energy to feedback through the wiring harness into the other coils. If this is not repaired, it can damage the other coils (blistering on the coils may be seen).

Leaking power steering pump can cause noise/steering problems

If the power steering pump develops leaks, it can drip onto the lower control arm bushing causing the bushing to deteriorate. A knocking noise will be heard when driving over bumps and it may become more difficult to control the vehicle.

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2001 Nissan Maxima Questions

My heater isn't blowing. Moving wire will make it come on but won't stay on. (1 answer)

I use to be able to hit the blower motor and make it work but not anymore. If I move the wiring, it comes on but not for long.

How to repair codes p0455 & p1448 ? (1 answer)

While driving, the car stops accelerating and loses speed. Doesn't go over 15mph (2 answers)

Whan driving, if the rpm goes over about 2 1/2 (sometimes just at 2) the car stops accelerating and won't go over 15 mph, the rpms just keep going up. I usually have to pull over and turn off the car to let it cool down (i live in south florida). Sometimes that doesn't even do the trick a...

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2001 Nissan Maxima Recalls

Injury Due to Airbag Deployment

Airbags use a chemical reaction contained in an inflator module to create the pressure necessary to inflate the bags when deployment is required. These vehicles are being recalled because the front passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure when deployed. As a result, the inflator module could rupture, causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace any defective passenger front airbag inflator modules found.

Recall 02V146000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE PIN AT THE END OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION TRANSVERSE LINK (LOWER CONTROL ARM) COULD BREAK WHERE IT IS MOUNTED TO THE FRAME.

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2001 Nissan Maxima Reviews

I purchased car new in 2001. Still have car now with 129,000 on it. My major issue has been the cat converters and o2 sensors. I have replaced 3 cats in 129,000 mi and 6 o2 sensors. Two p0420's and one p0430. The cats are very expensive to replace ( $ 1,100 installed ). Nissan doesn't help at all with this problem and I'm not alone (check complaints) . Plenty of TSB'S on problem but no recall.
Pretty good car. I've always loved the Max and this one really has not disappointed. The only problem with this model is that there seems to be an issue with the exhaust system. The converters go out on this model usually at the same time, causing a Check Engine light condition.
2nd owner. Overall car is great. The engine light has been on since I have owned it. All issues are with emissions (Sensors and Catalytic Converter). Everything else works fine. Slight issue with tranny going from 1st to 2nd. I think I need to replace tranny fluid. I would recommend. Gas mileage not to good (19 to 22 mpg).

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