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.
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2004 Nissan Maxima
2004 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 engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.
The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
2004 Nissan Maxima Recalls (Recent)
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Nissan has recalled 2004-2006 Maxima models equipped with the driver preferred package because the wire harness from the driver's seat power lumbar support switch may be routed incorrectly, which can cause it to pinch under the driver's seat. A pinched harness, in combination with driving vibration, may result in a short circuit in the harness that could lead to a fire in the seat. Dealers will replace the wire harness and route it correctly.
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Nissan has recalled 2004 Maxima models equipped with skyview roofs because the glass for the roof may not have been quenched properly after the forming process, resulting in temper imbalance. This may create excessive internal stress in the glass, which can cause the glass to shatter and possibly injure someone. Dealers will inspect and replace the glass in the skyview roof.
2004 Nissan Maxima Questions and Answers
Why is it when brake the front end shakes?
how do you remove the rear rotor to replace the lug screw
ac just stopped working, and there is hot air coming through the vents, do you know what the problem could be?
I need to change a break light bulb. Tech at place I took it was not sure how to do it. Please help.
2004 Nissan Maxima Reviews
hooray nissan back in shop again lets see 9 coils 3 battery ground cables 2 batteries transmission slippage b4 and after flush complete exhaust replacement under warranty one dealership honored warr. other refused to i thought it was fed req.my brother has degree from ford i worked for chevy.ive only owned nissans try to convince my wife they are good.everyone i know thinks they are good however 2 other maximas in the neighborhood same problems contacted nissan north america no help free advertisement nissan JUNK.YOU GOT ME BASED ON YOUR PAST HISTORY.BY THE WAY KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS 2009 MAX. SAME THING JUNK JUNK JUNK
bought my msxima from enterpris in 2005 drove perfect except for the bad goodyear tires collasped on two of tire now at 151k mile all hell has broke loose brake abs system bad transmission downshifts and jerk battery keeps going down thank GOD for jump starters and after reading all these notes all problems are the same it just unfortunate that we are all in the 99percent so why not occuppy nissan for such a bad product.
2004 nissan max ti- l: i've just been to nissan dealer as my car is having many problems ie, 1-2 doors not locking occasionally, when you step on gas there is a whirling sound underneath and i suspect the transmission is also fucked up as it jerk when you are taking off, it is also bumpy on a very very short/small humps..my private mechanic changed shocks and linkage to no avail..nissan told me the problem is worn engine mounts and it will cost Aus$1500, too epensive!! also i was told that there 3 recalls to be done on mycar..this car only runs 112km...very very poor quality car, i could not blieve what a japanese car this is..i will never ever buy nissan again..my previou car is Ford Falcon and iused for 11 years until it runs 170km+ the only problem was engine leak, i sold to a friend and he is still driving with a clock of 200km+...i tried to trade in my nissan last week and valued at aus$8500 but when they drove it they change their trade in price to $7k :-(
This is the best car I have ever owned w/o question and I have owned many both domestic and foreign. 76,000 miles (not as many as some here) but the only reapir wrong was an oxygen sensor and that was replaced under extended warranty. I read others comments about blown transmissions and other problems here and wonder about their driving habits. ??? This was my 5th Nissan and my 2nd Max. All the others were excellent as well. I just traded this car on a ...guess..... 32011 Altima they are that good!!! (Retired, didn't need a Max anymore).
I guess I got lucky with my transmission, I'm at 111K and it finally quit. I did the research after I bought the car so I was waiting for it. I got the cam sensor code twice, went away on its own, put in an AEM intake and custom Y-pipe catback exhaust but it sounds great on its own. Regular oil changes at 5K and one transmission flush to try to resolve the tranny myself but I do believe it made it worse. I liked the heated seats and was cooled and warmed nicely but I have to say the defroster is the worst I've ever dealt with.