Nissan Maxima Problem Report
Nissan Maxima Check Engine Llight Due to Failed Ignition Coil
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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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 - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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! - Visitor
blinking check engine, ignition coil was faulty, replacement solved the problem - Visitor
Check engine light is on all the time - Visitor
Car was running rough and check engine light came on. Replaced spark plugs and ignition coils - Visitor
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. - Visitor
failed coils 2 of them. I tested them all myself. - Visitor
I have a problem with the ignition too my car wont start and I think its the ignition switch but im not sure - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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 - Visitor
dealer replaced ignition coil - Visitor
Service engine soon light illuminated - Visitor
service engine light on indicates that my ignition coil is no good - Visitor
The "check engine" light came on (can't remember the code ...). The dealer would not replace the coils under warranty, although this is a well-known problem with this car (2000 Maxima). Obtained 6 coils on the internet (at something like $60 per coil, expensive but cheaper than what the dealer wanted), replaced coils, problem fixed. - Visitor
Found 2 coils cracked causing car to skip when idle. Apparently the previous owner or technician who looked at the car decided to wrap electrical tape around the coil to keep it in place rather than spend the money to replace it. - Visitor
Check Engine light with generic ignition signal fault code. Took car to local Nissan Service Center. After evaluation they said it was "one of the ignition coils, but not able to identify which one". I replaced all six ignition coils and reset the light. No problem since. - Visitor
DTC 1324 Check engine light.
Faulty #4 coil. - Visitor
Multiple failed coils, known bad batch. - Visitor
Problems with the ignition coil will cause the vehicle to misfire or not start.
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