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: 162,178 (96,000–240,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6 DOHC, 3.0L V6 SOHC
4 model years affected: 1994, 2000, 2001, 2006
34 people reported this problem
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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
2001 Nissan Maxima 187,000 mi,
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.
1994 Nissan Maxima 230,000 mi,
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 Maxima - 3.0L V6 DOHC 190,000 mi,
I bought this car with this problem thinking it would be an easy fix. I read up on the issues i was having " IDLE REALLY HIGH THEN REALLY LOW". I took the car to the shop code showed P5050? I tink. Showing IACV. I seen ALOT that of people with this problem cleaned there TB and never had the problem again. I cleaned my TB for 2 hours got it very clean. After replacing everything the car ran amazing like a brand new car for the rest of the day. Got out to drive it this morning and its doing the same thing all over again. Now after seeing that cleaning thet TB did infact do the job I am sure it is not the IACV nor the EGM. What did i do wrong? Did i miss something? Why did it run so good and then start messing up again? Please help.
2001 Nissan Maxima 156,000 mi,
My car idels high to low
2001 Nissan Maxima 175,000 mi,
My car will start but immediately shut off If I don't give it gas
2000 Nissan Maxima 121,000 mi,
The Idle Speed Control Motor Failed and damaged the ECU & the throttle chamber
2001 Nissan Maxima 160,000 mi,
Idles to high replaced idle control motor still doing the same plus it will die while driving
2000 Nissan Maxima 230,000 mi,
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 Maxima 156,000 mi,
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 Maxima 120,000 mi,
Replaced IACV, need to replace fried ECU now.
2000 Nissan Maxima 200,000 mi,
Replaced idle control but still will not idle
2001 Nissan Maxima 150,000 mi,
Gasket failed leaking coolant into IAC valve. Replaced IAC valve and gasket to repair.
2001 Nissan Maxima 129,000 mi,
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.
2001 Nissan Maxima 169,000 mi,
Have had to replace ECMotor and ECComputer
2001 Nissan Maxima - 3.0L V6 SOHC 96,000 mi,
I don't know for sure what type of engine (DHOC or SOHC). I was driving in normal traffic, no "check engine" lights were on, and I smelt a burning smell. It went away in 2 mins or so...thought it was possibly the car I was following. 20 miles later, smelled it again. Car died less than 3 miles later and all the dash board lights came on...I waited 2 mins, then re-started but it died. Power steering was not working upon both stalls.
2001 Nissan Maxima - 3.0L V6 DOHC 152,000 mi,
Car shut off while driving. Diagnosed bad gasket on iacv causing coolant to leak into intake, shorting out the iacv and the ecu.
2000 Nissan Maxima - 3.0L V6 DOHC
The car starts fine idles o.k but when you drive after you get to about 1700 rpms the car gos into like a limp mode let it go back down under 1700 runs good .Have changed coil packs and the plugs showing code p1320.
My Nissan maxima front bumper is not good how much will it cost for me to buy and fix it right
2001 Nissan Maxima 123,500 mi,
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.