Check Engine Llight Due to Failed Ignition Coil on Nissan Maxima

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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).

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 136,062 (49,800–279,300)
10 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007
81 people reported this problem
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Check engine light comes on and car starts jerking when driving .. Went to auto parts to
See what it was and diagonisis was 5 th coil in engine
This car has the service engine soon light on and In suspect that it is the coils. What say you?
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
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.
Car was running rough and check engine light came on. Replaced spark plugs and ignition coils
Check engine light is on all the time
blinking check engine, ignition coil was faulty, replacement solved the problem
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
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.
Replace#2 coll in 2013 and was charge 1300.00 plus dollars and now I was told #4 coll need replace now it cost me 1700.00 plus to replace the 5 remaining coll.when my boyfriend went there now the price is 1100.00.mossy Nissan n El Cajon California what's wrong with picture
Sounds rough and feels like want to stop can do it self do not know how to check what coil is going out
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!
Service Indicator Light illuminated. Tested all coils. All coils functional however 1 coil read slightly different than others. Changed coil and SIL went off.
2000 dollars later, replaced all coil packs, still having problems, !!!?:)3((/(!!
Coil 2-4-5 went bad
Engine light came on at 100,100 miles on car, I have not fixed it and currently have 345,000 miles on it
I replace # 3 and the check engine light still on I'm going to buy all 6 on the dealer 124 a pice and I well replace it's not to hard ☺
Failed ignition coil
dealer replaced ignition coil
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