Nissan Maxima Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Nissan Maxima based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
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 fuel injectors can develop leaks on some models, causing the engine to run poorly or to become less fuel efficient.
The crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.
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.