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).Google+
Car Problem Reports
Nissan Maxima Check Engine Llight Due to Failed Ignition Coil
Nissan Maxima Problem
Average Mileage: 126,575 mi (49,800 mi - 201,000 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Nissan Maxima, 122,000 mi
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, 1999 Nissan Maxima, 144,008 mi
You can't just change one quarrel you have to change Amora I Warmont eBay real cheap from one aortal.com and it's unbelievable that car runs beautiful so I would go with that
Visitor, 1995 Nissan Maxima, 130,000 mi
Car was running rough and check engine light came on. Replaced spark plugs and ignition coils
Visitor, 1999 Nissan Maxima, 145,000 mi
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, 2000 Nissan Maxima, 75,000 mi
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, 1995 Nissan Maxima, 132,000 mi
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, 1998 Nissan Maxima, 185,000 mi
dealer replaced ignition coil
Visitor, 2000 Nissan Maxima, 145,000 mi
Service engine soon light illuminated
Visitor, 1998 Nissan Maxima
service engine light on indicates that my ignition coil is no good
Visitor, 2000 Nissan Maxima, 49,800 mi
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.