2003 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Nissan Maxima
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2003 Nissan Maxima ProblemsFailed External Seal on Engine Oil Cooler May Leak
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.
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.
2003 Nissan Maxima QuestionsMy car has a grinding sound that gets louder the faster I go. It also can fell the grind from inside while driving. It wasn't there until after I had somebody put new pads in. The tire also is wore funny now, outside is balder then the inside (1 answer)
When my speed about 40 to 50 mph
I driving car. The car doesn't die but won't idle. I pull over press on gas few times and it will go. Could the canister valve cause this
2003 Nissan Maxima RecallsFront Airbag Inflator Module
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.