2002 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Nissan Maxima

2002 Nissan Maxima Problems

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

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.

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

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2002 Nissan Maxima Questions

If I shift to neutral and rev it a little then it will go does anyone know what's going on with it?

what would it cost to put a o2 sensor on and replace the whole exhaust system including the catalytic convertor

the clicking sound occurs sometimes when turning. the grinding underneath is constant.

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2002 Nissan Maxima Recalls

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

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.

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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2002 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Love my 2002 GLE. Smooth as silk, very reliable and quick as a scalded cat. Turning radius is poor though and with torque steer considered this baby is more of a cruiser than a hot rod. Will handle high speeds on good roads with an ease perhaps too attractive if you know what I mean.

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.

This car will perform better than you dreamed with excellent care

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