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2003 Nissan Maxima Problems

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Most Common 2003 Nissan Maxima Problems

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.
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 external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.
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0 Known 2003 Nissan Maxima Brakes Problems

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1 Known 2003 Nissan Maxima Electrical & Lights Problem

Problems with the ignition coil will cause the vehicle to misfire or not start.

8 Known 2003 Nissan Maxima Engine Problems

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 ground inside mass air flow (MAF) sensor can corrode and possibly cause drivability problems. The corrosion is enough to affect the sensor data but not enough to create a trouble code. Diagnosi...

0 Known 2003 Nissan Maxima Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 2003 Nissan Maxima Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

1 Known 2003 Nissan Maxima Maintenance Problem

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...

0 Known 2003 Nissan Maxima Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 2003 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 2003 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...
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 ground inside mass air flow (MAF) sensor can corrode and possibly cause drivability problems. The corrosion is enough to affect the sensor data but not enough to create a trouble code. Diagnosi...
The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.
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 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 crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.
The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.
Problems with the ignition coil will cause the vehicle to misfire or not start.
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