Idle Speed Control Motor May Fail and Damage ECU on Nissan Maxima

The idle speed control motor may fail and possibly damage the engine's engine control unit.

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Average mileage: 161,094 (98,560–234,000)
4 model years affected: 1994, 2000, 2001, 2006
27 people reported this problem
21 people shared problem details
2001 Nissan Maxima187,000
Car would start but would not idle, immediately shut off. Replaced throttle motor which kept car running but idling high 1250-1750 RPMs. Have not solved issue yet.
2001 would not idle right they replaced the iacv it got fied ...the said the ecm was burned up in turn took out the new iacv replaced the iacv again at the dealers expenses had my ecm re manufured and put it in car worked fine until i drove off the lot then it started having the same problem they said that the ecm now would not relearn after the drove it 20 miles sent ecm back to remanufacture said it my be a chip bad is there something else that can be taking out the emc and or its chips hate to just keep doing this over and over help
1994 Nissan Maxima230,000
The engine on occasions will stop when approaching traffic light to stop and when slowing down to take a corner.. The engine seems to run OK but now and again appears to miss fire
2000 Nissan Maxima230,000
Check engine light on and drivability issue. Hard to start, had to give gas and turn the key a the same time to start.t
2001 Nissan Maxima156,000
My car idels high to low
2000 Nissan Maxima121,000
The Idle Speed Control Motor Failed and damaged the ECU & the throttle chamber
2000 Nissan Maxima200,000
Replaced idle control but still will not idle
2001 Nissan Maxima169,000
Have had to replace ECMotor and ECComputer
2001 Nissan Maxima120,000
Replaced IACV, need to replace fried ECU now.
2001 Nissan Maxima150,000
Gasket failed leaking coolant into IAC valve. Replaced IAC valve and gasket to repair.
2001 Nissan Maxima156,000
Car would start but die immediately when not pressing the gas pedal. If you slightly press it will run just fine. I cleaned the mass air flow sensor . Then changed the IAC . I first removed and checked the ECU and didn't see any noticeable issues or dark spots. Put everything back together and still no idle. I was told it needed to be programmed or relearn. We tried repeatedly the manual process , crazy process , used a snap on analyzer and followed the prompts as well. Still no idle.
2001 Nissan Maxima175,000
My car will start but immediately shut off If I don't give it gas
2001 Nissan Maxima129,000
The issued started when my car failed to turned over but immediately died one morning. It started on a third try and I drove to the store. When I put it into park however, the idle became erratic. On my way home, I noticed that occassionally the idle would jump up about 1000 rpms while driving. I smelled the burning and knew something was wrong. The check engine light came on and it was the idle air control (IAC). In addition, a chip in my ECM (ECU) had burned up. The chip was in 2 pieces when we took the ECM out and looked at it.
My Nissan maxima front bumper is not good how much will it cost for me to buy and fix it right
2001 Nissan Maxima160,000
Idles to high replaced idle control motor still doing the same plus it will die while driving
2001 Nissan Maxima123,500
IACV fails and shorts out ecu. I sent the ecu out for repair and replaced the iacv and the tps for good measure. Works well again.
2001 Nissan Maxima197,654
Car died while at a stop. Noticed a burnt smell. Engine would start but die once in gear. Iac failure an ecu burnt!
Check engine light on. Idles high.
2001 Nissan Maxima98,560
It keeps doing it. This is the third time that the ECU has to be changed
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