The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Nissan Maxima Overheating Due to Stuck Closed Thermostat
Nissan Maxima Problem
Average Mileage: 94,926 mi (58,000 mi - 133,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Maxima, 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.
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.