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Nissan Maxima Idle Speed Control Motor May Fail and Damage ECU

Nissan Maxima Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001

Average Mileage: 151,681 mi (98,560 mi - 230,000 mi)


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

  • bes, , 141,000 mi

    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

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Gasket failed leaking coolant into IAC valve. Replaced IAC valve and gasket to repair.

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  • Visitor, , 169,000 mi

    Have had to replace ECMotor and ECComputer

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 98,560 mi

    It keeps doing it. This is the third time that the ECU has to be changed

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Replaced IACV, need to replace fried ECU now.

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  •  Rookie

    Same issue

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  •  Rookie

    IACV went out fried ECM 1600.00 dallor repair no recall 300.00 dollar part goes out fries 900.00 dollar computer weres the fuze to stop that o guess they forgot

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