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 ProblemsAC 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.
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.
2010 Nissan Maxima QuestionsMy 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.
It only happens when the car has sat awhile after that it doesn't happen while driving.
does seem to stop when I take my foot off the accelerator
2010 Nissan Maxima RecallsNissan 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.