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2002 Nissan Maxima Problems

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Most Common 2002 Nissan Maxima Problems

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 fee...
If the power steering pump develops leaks, it can drip onto the lower control arm bushing causing the bushing to deteriorate. A knocking noise will be heard when driving over bumps and it may becom...
The Camshaft position sensor can leak oil into its electrical connector causing the Check Engine light to illuminate. The engine may also stall intermittently as a result.
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0 Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Brakes Problems

1 Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Drive Train Problem

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

2 Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Electrical & Lights Problems

One or more wires in the engine wiring harness may break at the harness bend near the right strut tower. Symptoms include: Check Engine Light illumination, rough idle, drivability problems, and/or ...
Problems with the ignition coil will cause the vehicle to misfire or not start.

8 Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Engine Problems

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 fee...
The Camshaft position sensor can leak oil into its electrical connector causing the Check Engine light to illuminate. The engine may also stall intermittently as a result.
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.

0 Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

2 Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Problems

The throttle body for the Nissan Maxima is known for carbon buildup, and requires regular, light cleaning to maintain peak performance. After cleaning the throttle body, many owners notice a very h...

1 Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Miscellaneous Problem

1 Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Suspension & Steering Problem

If the power steering pump develops leaks, it can drip onto the lower control arm bushing causing the bushing to deteriorate. A knocking noise will be heard when driving over bumps and it may becom...

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Known 2002 Nissan Maxima Problems & Complaints

If the power steering pump develops leaks, it can drip onto the lower control arm bushing causing the bushing to deteriorate. A knocking noise will be heard when driving over bumps and it may becom...
The Camshaft position sensor can leak oil into its electrical connector causing the Check Engine light to illuminate. The engine may also stall intermittently as a result.
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.
The crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.
Rattling and tapping in the front of the engine on the 2002-2016 Nissan Maxima is very evident, especially on cold starts. This rattling noise should not be taken lightly as it warns of upcoming ti...
The timing chain tensioner may bleed off oil pressure after the engine is shut down. This can cause a rattling noise when the engine is started cold and a revised timing chain tensioner and guide a...
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 fee...
One or more wires in the engine wiring harness may break at the harness bend near the right strut tower. Symptoms include: Check Engine Light illumination, rough idle, drivability problems, and/or ...
Failure of the vehicle's speed sensor can cause speedometer and the cruise control to become inoperative. A failed speed sensor will require replacement.
The throttle body for the Nissan Maxima is known for carbon buildup, and requires regular, light cleaning to maintain peak performance. After cleaning the throttle body, many owners notice a very h...
The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
The fuel injectors can develop leaks on some models, causing the engine to run poorly or to become less fuel efficient.
Problems with the ignition coil will cause the vehicle to misfire or not start.
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