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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Nissan Maxima

2002 Nissan Maxima

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2002 Nissan Maxima Problems

Engine -- Verified

The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.

Engine -- Verified

The Camshaft position sensor can leak oil into its electrical connector causing the Check Engine light to illuminate. The engine may also stall intermittently as a result.

Engine -- Verified

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The crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.

Engine -- Verified

The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Problems with the ignition coil will cause the vehicle to misfire or not start.

2002 Nissan Maxima Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 12, 2013

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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.

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Drive Train, December 12, 2001

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Nissan has recalled 2002 Maxima models because the odometer in the affected vehicles registers distance in kilometers instead of miles. Dealers will inspect the odometer to determine if it is correct and, if not, will replace the speedometer/odometer assembly.

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Drive Train, March 11, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL SYSTEM, THE STOPPER FOR THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WILL PREVENT EXCESSIVE MOVEMENT OF THE ACCELERATOR POSITION SENSOR. IF THE DRIVER APPLIES OVERLY EXCESSIVE FORCE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WHILE AT THE SAME TIME PUSHING IT TO THE RIGHT, THE PEDAL CAN "OVER TRAVEL" DUE TO THE DESIGN OF THE PEDAL STOPPER.

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Engine, December 22, 2003

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The circuit board for the crank position sensor and cam position sensor may have improper solder joints. This could cause the Service Engine Soon lamp to come on, the engine may not start, you could experience reduced power, or the engine may stall without warning, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the the crank position sensor, cam position sensors, and in some cases, the variable timing control sensors. The recall began on December 22, 2003. The Nissan recall number is R2022 and the Infiniti recall number is R3021.

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Suspension & Steering, July 29, 2002

Summary: 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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2002 Nissan Maxima Questions and Answers

tommymac, 2002 Nissan Maxima, Canton, MA

The check engine light has come on twice in my Maxima in the past 6 months. The car has 110,000 miles on it. The first time I took it to the dealership and the said it was EVAP vent solenoid circ...

cojo, 2002 Nissan Maxima, Abilene, TX

My car makes a rattling noise under the hood when i am driving while i have the gas pedal down at a certain point. Any ideas what this could be?

vib3witm3, 2002 Nissan Maxima, Central Falls, RI

Ok so i had a radiator leak but drove my car for about a month just because my car never overheated, all i did was add more 50/50. I finally get this mechanic to replace my radiator, it was good fo...

vib3witm3, 2002 Nissan Maxima, Central Falls, RI

I replaced my radiator, thermostat, and my water pump and my car still overheats after 10-15 mins of driving. No visable oil in the overflow tank, and no visable anti freeZe mixed with my oil, moto...

vib3witm3, 2002 Nissan Maxima, Central Falls, RI

RESPONDING TO DANDD tHE CAR JUST RIDES AT THE THIRD line for 15 mins then gradually increase to the top line, no visable stea, no Pinging or Knocking,engine cooling fan works properly (goes on onc...

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2002 Nissan Maxima Reviews

I bought an 02 Maxima with 59,000 miles, it's now at 81,000 miles and my experience ranks somewhere between nightmare and lemon. Everything is falling apart, it constantly needs work done on it. Now it has an engine knock and needs a new wheel mount. I'll never buy another Nissan for as long as I live, no car should need so much work done before the 100,000 mile mark has been reached.

I have an 02 Maxima and it have been a very reliable car for nine years. Since I change oil every 5000 miles (synthetic)the engine is still in great shape. I have 155000 miles ans still going strong.

i have a 2002 nissan maxima gle 3.5 i put new starter and still same thing is happen the starter turn but eng dose not turn i dont no if maybe fly wheel is bad

totally sucks. dont fall prey for the nice options this car has. it has the worst ride quality and horrible reliability

This car will perform better than you dreamed with excellent care

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