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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 180,942 (126,000–230,000)
6 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 2002
18 people reported this problem
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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.