The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
Car Problem Reports
Nissan Maxima Overheating Due to Stuck Closed Thermostat
Nissan Maxima Problem
Average Mileage: 95,500 mi (58,000 mi - 133,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2002 Nissan Maxima, 133,000 mi
Replaced thermostat and radiator.