1998 Nissan Maxima Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1998 Nissan Maxima as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.Refine by vehicle
The crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.
If the power steering pump develops leaks, it can drip onto the lower control arm bushing causing the bushing to deteriorate. A knocking noise will be heard when driving over bumps and it may become more difficult to control the vehicle.
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).
The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
The rear spoiler (if equipped) may allow water to leak into the trunk and onto the trunk lock assembly. This could cause corrosion on the lock assembly leading to false "trunk open" signals to the body control module (BCM) and erroneous security alarm system activation.