Vehicle Speed Sensor May Fail and Cause Speedometer to Stop Working on Nissan Maxima

Failure of the vehicle's speed sensor can cause speedometer and the cruise control to become inoperative. A failed speed sensor will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 180,942 (126,000–230,000)
6 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 2002
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Speedo works part time and Cruise Control does not work. Engine light is on
2002 Nissan Maxima 166,500 mi,
I was driving back from a trip and around 75 mph the cruise kicked off and the speedometer dropped to 20 then back to 75 then to 40 then back to 75. This happened several times. Finally the SES light came on. Spoke with a mechanic and he believes its the speed sensor. I am going to buy one today and install it myself.
Speedometer quit working
1991 Nissan Maxima 230,000 mi,
Going to replace the speed sensor and cable.
1994 Nissan Maxima 175,000 mi,
Vehicle speed sensor just stopped working
1994 Nissan Maxima 199,000 mi,
transmission stall rpm rev and will not shift, speed indicater will not work during this.
2002 Nissan Maxima 170,100 mi,
Nissan Maxima : Vehicle Speed Sensor May Fail and Cause Speedometer to Stop Working