2010 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Nissan Maxima

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2010 Nissan Maxima Problems

AC Not Cold Due to Pressure Hose Leak

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.

Camshaft Sensor Leaking Oil Into Connector

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.

Erratic or High Idle After Cleaning Throttle Body

The throttle body for the Nissan Maxima is known for carbon buildup, and requires regular, light cleaning to maintain peak performance. After cleaning the throttle body, many owners notice a very high idle, erratic (bouncing) idle, and unpredictable power surging. 

The cause is normal ECU adaptation: When the throttle body builds up carbon, the rate of airflow is slightly decreased. The vehicles computer reads this decrease in air volume, and adjusts the throttle body settings to maintain the proper engine idle speed. When the carbon is cleaned out, the ECU now registers too much air, and cannot adjust back to the original settings. While it is trying to change settings, the idle will bounce from low to high, and the car will surge forward at times. 

It has been recommended to simply wipe inside the throttle body every 12,000 miles, and never to touch the flap inside. Also, the cleaning procedure may be best left to a qualified technician.

The solution can be as simple as disconnecting the battery for at least an hour, having the dealer reset the computer, or, in extreme cases, replace the throttle bodies. 

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2010 Nissan Maxima Questions

My air compressor isn't getting power. I've check the fuses. What should I do? (1 answer)

My air compressor stopped working for the second time. Tested to see if it was getting power prior to buying a new compressor and it was. After installing the new compressor I found out that there wasn't any power going to the compressor.

When I start car and drive off I hear a bumping sound in front end then it stops (1 answer)

It only happens when the car has sat awhile after that it doesn't happen while driving.

why does car vibrate between 35 and 40 miles an hour (1 answer)

does seem to stop when I take my foot off the accelerator

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2010 Nissan Maxima Recalls

Nissan Recalls 2009-2010 Models Due to Front Strut Problems

Nissan has recalled 2009-2010 Altima and Maxima models because the upper front strut insulators may have been manufactured out of specification, which may cause the strut insulator to crack. If this happens, the strut rod may come out of its mounting position, which could affect vehicle stability and lead to a crash. Dealers will replace both left and right side front strut insulators free of charge.

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2010 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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I have a LOVE-HATE relationship with this car. I bought it in March of 2013 - it had just come off a lease with 28K miles and it was absolutely pristine! This was my first NON-Ford or GM product, and, after reading stellar reviews about the 7th Gen Maximas, I had high hopes for my first ever Japanese label! Unfortunately, in very short order, I found myself experiencing more quality control ...

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