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).
Check Engine Llight Due to Failed Ignition Coil on Nissan Maxima
Average mileage: 137,707 (49,800–279,300)
62 people reported this problem
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2007 Nissan Maxima 103,000 mi, Visitor
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
2000 Nissan Maxima 95,000 mi, Visitor
This car has the service engine soon light on and In suspect that it is the coils. What say you?
1999 Nissan Maxima 145,000 mi, 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.
Check engine light is on all the time
1995 Nissan Maxima 130,000 mi, Visitor
Car was running rough and check engine light came on. Replaced spark plugs and ignition coils
2000 Nissan Maxima 185,000 mi, Visitor
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
1999 Nissan Maxima 144,008 mi, Visitor
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
1997 Nissan Maxima 110,000 mi, Visitor
blinking check engine, ignition coil was faulty, replacement solved the problem
1999 Nissan Maxima 122,000 mi, 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.
1999 Nissan Maxima 148,204 mi, 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!
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
2001 Nissan Maxima 160,000 mi, Visitor
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 Nissan Maxima 153,000 mi, Visitor
2000 dollars later, replaced all coil packs, still having problems, !!!?:)3((/(!!
1998 Nissan Maxima 170,000 mi, Visitor
Coil 2-4-5 went bad
2000 Nissan Maxima 176,000 mi, Visitor
Sounds rough and feels like want to stop can do it self do not know how to check what coil is going out
Car drives a very short distance than stop
2004 Nissan Maxima 178,003 mi, Visitor
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 ☺
2000 Nissan Maxima 80,000 mi, Visitor
Failed ignition coil
1998 Nissan Maxima 279,300 mi, Visitor
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
2001 Nissan Maxima 262,000 mi, Visitor
failed coils 2 of them. I tested them all myself.