2002 Nissan Maxima Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2002 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.
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 fuel injectors can develop leaks on some models, causing the engine to run poorly or to become less fuel efficient.
Problems with the ignition coil will cause the vehicle to misfire or not start.
Failure of the vehicle's speed sensor can cause speedometer and the cruise control to become inoperative. A failed speed sensor will require replacement.
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.