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2000 Nissan Maxima Engine Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2000 Nissan Maxima problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2000 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

37% of the 2000 Nissan Maxima repairs were to the engine, 13% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 4% to the body and trim, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 190 repairs.

2000 Nissan Maxima engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2000 Nissan Maxima engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 59% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, and 11% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 56 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2000 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

Nissan Maxima in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 13000    
120000 1000 Engine light code said catalytic converter. Repair shop said I needed the central converter. Cost $1000. Repaired. Two days later light came back on. New code has several versions (1 said O2 sensor, other front catalytic conver, other reset light) 
 
Nissan in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 119000    
120000 700 Problem with rough starting-traced to ECU (partially burned out by defective electronic engine mounts). Dealer wanted nearly $3000 for repair. Local shop replaced ecu with remanufactured one. Engine mounts left unconnected. Problem partially resolved. 
 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 99000    
100000 200  
102000 80 Cylinder 3 ignition coil was misfiring, replaced. 
130000 300 Replaced precat front since the original one was shot. Gas mileage was poor before and still poor after. SES light is still on, will take on autozone to check. 
148000  
Nissan Maxima in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 108000    
109000 758 All six coil packs starting acting up. Car had no power and sounded like it was under water. my catalytic converter went bad. i started to smeel what smelt like rotten eggs every time i acclerated hard. a result of the catalytic converter going bad i had to replace 2 o2 sensors as well 
 
Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 113000    
115000 370 Radiator developed leak. 
143000 480 Replaced front motor mount 
144000  

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Nissan Maxima in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 88000    
89000 65 Loose shield and hole in exhaust between precats 2 & and 3. Loose hangar was replaced on resonator after MAIN cat 
98000 0 fuel gauge dropped to completely empty where it remained until I traded it in for an '07 outback 
Nissan in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 93000    
97000 700 Engine missed badly on two occasions, check engine light came on both times. #6 cylinder coil bad, replaced and problem fixed. 
 
Nissan in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 97000    
98000 60 O2 sensor was bad. There are 3 O2 sensors. This one is before the catalytic converter. 
128000 120 Check engine light (SES light) was on. Code indicated it was the PNP switch on my manual transmission (Park-Neutral Position switch). Had to drain tranny and replace the switch. Repair was simple, but new part was hard to find. Ordered it online. 
 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 140000    
145000 1200 Replaced catalytic converter. 
 
Nissan in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 76000    
77000 200 Faulty ignition coil - quick fix but took day to get proper part. 
 

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