Nissan Maxima Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 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 thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
The idle speed control motor may fail and possibly damage the engine's engine control unit.
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.
A coolant leak can develop from the front of the cylinder head that can appear to be a head gasket leak. There is a threaded plug just below the camshaft that may leak if there is corrosion present on the threads. Cleaning any residue, re-installing the plug with pipe thread (Teflon) tape, and torquing the plug to the specification typically repairs the leak.