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Nissan Maxima Overheating Due to Stuck Closed Thermostat

Nissan Maxima Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 94,926 mi (58,000 mi - 133,000 mi)


The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 93,780 mi

    My car began to smoke from under the hood when I was parked and all the antifreeze came out. I added water, then added about half a gallon of antifreeze coolant to it. But the thermostat keeps moving from half to three quarters back to a little lower than half, back and forth. I am taking my car to my mechanic in the a.m.

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  •  Rookie

    While drivin in congested area and idling for 20 minutes the water temp overheated amd I stopped to get more water. I drove to a garage where I was told that water pump was OK and the thermostat had to be replaced. I was able to continue with that repair and have had no problems after that, about 14 months ago.

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  • Visitor, , 133,000 mi

    Replaced thermostat and radiator.

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