Check Engine Llight Due to Failed Ignition Coil on Nissan Maxima

The Check Engine Light may illuminate indicating a primary ignition signal fault. Many times the cause is an ignition coil(s) that has failed. The problem in the coil causes the spark energy to feedback through the wiring harness into the other coils. If this is not repaired, it can damage the other coils (blistering on the coils may be seen).

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Average mileage: 140,994 (49,800–279,300)
8 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2004
50 people reported this problem
25 people shared problem details
1999 Nissan Maxima144,008
You can't just change one quarrel you have to change Amora I Warmont eBay real cheap from one and it's unbelievable that car runs beautiful so I would go with that
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2000 Nissan Maxima185,000
I replaced the first Cylinder Ignition Coil being Cylinder No 2 in 2004, No 4 in 2005 No 5 in 2009 No 3 in 2010 No 2 again 2011 Now I have another faulty one and while one faulty coil is still acceptable power - this time there was a huge loss of power when under load, like about- 3 coils were faulty, not consistent and by the time I got back to the service garage they were all working and we did not know which one are how many had been faulty. IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING AND UNSAFE
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1999 Nissan Maxima122,000
When I bought my 99 Maxima 6 yrs ago, the seller replaced ignition coil #5 & I went on my merry way. For the past 18mo my car's been showing signs of another bad ignition coil. It sucks, & it's very unnerving to feel your car chugging when accelerating from 30mph to 40mph. So, I guess I'll be ordering a new ignition coil.
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1999 Nissan Maxima145,000
Check engine light came on and read misfire for number three piston and knock sensor issues. Turns out it was a failed ingnition coil for number three. Midas offered to replace all spark plugs and the coil for $285.
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2001 Nissan Maxima160,000
Service Indicator Light illuminated. Tested all coils. All coils functional however 1 coil read slightly different than others. Changed coil and SIL went off.
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1999 Nissan Maxima148,204
I purchased my 1999 Nissan Maxima 3.0 SE in 2001 and it has been the best vehicle a person could ask for. The coil pack problem has, so far, been the only major trouble this car has given me. 14 years later, I still love my Maxima!
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1997 Nissan Maxima110,000
blinking check engine, ignition coil was faulty, replacement solved the problem
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Check engine light is on all the time
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1995 Nissan Maxima130,000
Car was running rough and check engine light came on. Replaced spark plugs and ignition coils
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2000 Nissan Maxima95,000
This car has the service engine soon light on and In suspect that it is the coils. What say you?
1998 Nissan Maxima279,300
I heard noise from the exhaust which was like the exhaust was burstthe car was having no power i took it to mechanic didnt see the problem up until someone told me that it was plugs i checked found one not burnig i bought a new replaced it but the problem didnt stop i checked again i found that it was still not burning i went and bought the sparks plugs at nissan replaced all 6 plugs problem didnt stop the uses more petrol i took to diagnostic where it was discovered that one coil was not working i went around the most spares didnt found it i will going to buy it at its costly 1900 now my problem is im not sure that if i replace it will be ok
2000 Nissan Maxima153,000
2000 dollars later, replaced all coil packs, still having problems, !!!?:)3((/(!!
1998 Nissan Maxima170,000
Coil 2-4-5 went bad
2001 Nissan Maxima262,000
failed coils 2 of them. I tested them all myself.
I have a problem with the ignition too my car wont start and I think its the ignition switch but im not sure
2000 Nissan Maxima75,000
Car began to "diesel" (idle unevenly and vibrate) and then die at traffic lights, etc. One by one, from 75000 to 175000 miles, all of the ignition coils have failed. I replaced them myself for about $70 each. I used a VOM meter to test them the last time and determine which one was failing, since the engine code was not specific, and the front 3 are different from the back 3 (a.k.a. "Right" and "Left" sides of the V-6 engine block). You need to find details by doing internet research, but the replacement is fairly easy.
1995 Nissan Maxima132,000
My car was broken down today. I just changed a new battery in May this year but there is some blue acid running out on the battery. Tried to use jump start to boot it up. After a while , all the lights on dashboard are on but just can’t start up the car. The engine light has been on since I got this car. It’s Nissan Maxima 1995. I asked some repair shops before about the check engine light on but they said they didn’t have the machine/ system for cars before 1996. It’s the second time my car won’t start (I got it 3 years ago). I would like to know if you can help. Any advice is appreciated. Have a good evening
1998 Nissan Maxima185,000
dealer replaced ignition coil
2000 Nissan Maxima145,000
Service engine soon light illuminated
service engine light on indicates that my ignition coil is no good
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