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: 181,933 (126,000–230,000)
6 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 2002
12 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
Speedo works part time and Cruise Control does not work. Engine light is on
1994 Nissan Maxima199,000
transmission stall rpm rev and will not shift, speed indicater will not work during this.
2002 Nissan Maxima166,500
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.
2002 Nissan Maxima170,100
Nissan Maxima : Vehicle Speed Sensor May Fail and Cause Speedometer to Stop Working
1991 Nissan Maxima230,000
Going to replace the speed sensor and cable.
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