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2000 Nissan Maxima 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, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 4% to the body and trim, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 192 repairs.

2000 Nissan Maxima repair cost distribution

Of the 2000 Nissan Maxima repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 57% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 1% more than $2500.

Chart based on 113 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    
14000 0 Transmission is slipping out of gear while driving. Has occured 4 times since first incident in July. Nissan kept car for 2 days and returned to me with no resolution. 
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 Maxima 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. 
 
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 
 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Nissan Maxima in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2007 88000    
95000 400 replace alternator 
103000 650 new rear brakes (rotors, calipers, pads) 
118000 800 changed master and slave clutch cylinders 
118000 700 struts replaced 
139000 370 replaced all six ignition coils with oem coils from Rockauto. successfully shutoff check engine light. 
171000  

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 113000    
115000 370 Radiator developed leak. 
139300 266 Replaced power window motor. 
142000 2212 Replaced AC compressor, drier, serpentine belt and other associated parts. Replaced CV joints (both sides). Replaced one front wheel bearing. 
143000 480 Replaced front motor mount 
144000  

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Nissan Maxima 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. Right front stabilizer link broken, left front worn. Replaced both. 
 
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. 
104000 220 The clutch stopped working. Was not able to get the car in gear. Clutch basically went to the floor. The problem was diagnosed as a bad clutch master cylinder. The cylinder was replaced by the shop it was towed to. 
108000 120 Experienced difficulty shifting gears (manual trans). Discovered clutch fluid leak coming from clutch slave cylinder hose. Replaced slave cylinder and hydraulic line connecting to the slave cylinder (had to special order hydraulic line from dealership). 
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

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 122000    
123000 225 Starter failed, replaced Starter. 
130000 0 Radiator was leaking through the top joint with the plastic cap and the aluminum heat exchanger. 
 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Maxima 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. 
 
Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 140000    
145000 1200 Replaced catalytic converter. 
 

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