2001 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance

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

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2001 Nissan Maxima Problems

Drivability Concerns Due to Corroded Ground Inside the Mass Air Flow Sensor

The ground inside mass air flow (MAF) sensor can corrode and possibly cause drivability problems. The corrosion is enough to affect the sensor data but not enough to create a trouble code. Diagnosing this can be difficult because it won't always illuminate the Check Engine Light.

Crank angle sensor may fail

The crankshaft angle sensor may stop functioning. Failure of the sensor may cause an inability to regulate the engine's timing, causing the car to drive poorly or fail to start.

Timing chain tensioner bleeding off oil pressure
The timing chain tensioner may bleed off oil pressure after the engine is shut down. This can cause a rattling noise when the engine is started cold and a revised timing chain tensioner and guide are available to correct this issue.

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2001 Nissan Maxima Questions

Wont shift out of park gauges quit working new battery died can someone please h (1 answer)

My 2001 Nissan Maxima ran great until today got into car to take uncle the hospital when I shifted into drive it shift and normal pulling out of my driveway I noticed that it seems sluggish like it wasn't getting any power I was trying to roll the passenger side window up but it was very slow...

CommonSenseSavy (1 answer)

Bought Battery Six Mo Ago. When Starting Only One Click. Stereo.. Electric Windows And Night Lights Work.

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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.

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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

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2001 Nissan Maxima Reviews

I got the car used in 2004 it had 35,000 miles. The car engine is rock bottom a beast. Did get 02 sensors catalytic converter and alternator. The maintenance is a little expensive but its a fast car love the car overall runs like new it gets good fuel economy. Love handling, nice Bose sound system in-6disc CD changer, leather seats etc. Driving my Maxima at 240,000 already would definitely buy ...
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).
Purchased new 2001 Nissan Maxima GLE. Now has 143,000 miles. Normal maintenance only. Replaced battery, rebuilt alternator, had transmission and radiator flushed twice Excellent runner, great handling car. No rust, no dings and good mileage. Very responsive and fast off the green light. Has plenty of power.

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