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2000 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 247 repairs.

2000 Nissan Maxima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 128 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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2000 Nissan Maxima

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Nissan Maxima in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
Oct 2010

97920 mi

C $498
Stabilizer bar link, control arm, rear shocks, transmission oil pan and filter, changed and balanced tires. Remaining: Neutral safety switch, Vapour Check Valve, PCV. This car is graet but was poorly maintained and botched by previous owner 
Feb 2011

102920 mi

C $564
Small leak detected in Transmission connection to radiator. Radiator connector broke off completely from corrosion. Entirely new cooler order and radiator (for transmission) bypassed. Center beam on which the front and rear hydraulic motor mounts rest came off of the front frame due to complete corrosion of the metal. New pieces fashioned and welded into place. Beam bolted back onto new frame. Exhaust also repaired. 
Jul 2011

108460 mi

C $600
Removed and repaired entire front axle assembly (LH/RH) Replaced bearings Repaired poorly done exhaust work (including flex pipe). 
Nissan Maxima in Georgia, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

14000 mi
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. 
Jan 2009

120000 mi

US $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 New Jersey, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

109000 mi

US $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 Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Feb 2011

156860 mi

C $200
Failed alternator. Replaced with a new one. 
Nissan Maxima in Maryland, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

120000 mi

US $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 Quebec, Canada
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

75020 mi

C $1000
cloking sound coming off the front,,,,strut mount was dead. 
Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

99000 mi

US $250
right front axle 
Nissan Maxima in Maryland, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
Sep 2012

68000 mi

US $940
REPLACED ALL BRAKES AND ALL CALIPERS 
Apr 2013

80000 mi

US $370
REPLACED OXYGEN SENSOR. AFTER 2 HOURS, ANOTHER SENSOR WENT BAD. AFTER 4 DAYS CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS BACK AGAIN. I GAVE UP. 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Nissan Maxima in Maryland, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2011
Aug 2010

88000 mi

US $30
Replace headlight bulbs 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jan 2015
Jul 2009

80600 mi

C $375
starter failed...not uncommon for this car with similar mileage 
Jul 2010

94820 mi

C $400
Brake pads and rotors. refrigerant recharge. 
Dec 2010

102300 mi

C $400
Alternator stator seized - no warning light - which drained the battery. Both battery and alternator were replaced. 
Mar 2011

106020 mi

C $35
passenger side headlight would not work on low beam. fixed with minor re-solder of contact in DRL module. 
Dec 2011

117180 mi

C $1000
Tie rods, control arms, CV boot, alignment 
Feb 2012

120480 mi

C $300
Leaking cluch master cylinder replaced. 
Apr 2012

123380 mi
starter failed 
Jan 2015

153140 mi

C $1400
clutch and hydraulics 
Nissan Maxima in Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

106000 mi

US $120
Oxygen sensor. Bank two sensor 1 
Nissan Maxima in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2012
Feb 2012

125500 mi
Coils keep going bad. Replaced all 6 a year ago and two of those since. This week it was misfiring, disconnecting the coil had no effect meaning it wasn't firing at all. Swapped cylinders and problem followed the coil (12 months old) 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Sep 2012

153000 mi

US $400
Replace hydraulic line between clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder to fix leak. Replace fluid and bleed system. A/C system not blowing cold. System re-charged. 
Jan 2013

155000 mi

US $400
Replace starter motor 
Jun 2013

158000 mi

US $1500
Whining sound from engine, replaced A/C compressor.  Air bag light on, replaced sensor in passenger side seatbelt. Also replaced alternator, since it was out. 
Aug 2013

159000 mi

US $380
Replace radiator after top tank split 
Mar 2014

163000 mi

US $150
Replace idler pulley on serpentine belt 
Sep 2014

165000 mi

US $450
Replace evap canister due to emissions code. 
Feb 2015

167300 mi
Noise heard from front end while driving, traced to worn engine mount. 
Nissan Maxima in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2014 - May 2015
Jul 2014

175700 mi

US $1400
Synchros shot to hell. Frequently couldn't shift. Replaced with rebuilt transmission. Driver side cv axle broken. Mechanic replaced. 
Nissan Maxima in Michigan, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2015
May 2011

183000 mi

US $300
Replaced lower radiator support 
Jun 2011

189000 mi

US $240
New rear brake caliper 
Nov 2011

200500 mi

US $347
New drivers side rear brake caliper. 
May 2015 The rack and pinion on the car was failing. The cost to repair was more than the car was worth. 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
May 2010 - May 2012
Aug 2010

141284 mi

US $800
Work done by A&J Nissan 
Nissan Maxima in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2007 - Jun 2015
Nov 2007

95000 mi

US $400
replace alternator 
Jun 2008

103000 mi

US $650
new rear brakes (rotors, calipers, pads) 
Sep 2009

118000 mi

US $800
changed master and slave clutch cylinders 
Dec 2009

118000 mi

US $700
struts replaced 
May 2012

139000 mi

US $370
replaced all six ignition coils with oem coils from Rockauto. successfully shutoff check engine light. 
Jul 2014

163700 mi

US $175
Muffler replaced 
Sep 2014

165000 mi
changed exhaust Y pipe 
Nissan Maxima in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2013 - Feb 2015
Aug 2014

192000 mi

US $794
Needed new starter motor. Ball joint gone bad. Neutral safety switch. 
Feb 2015

193000 mi
Idle air control valve went bad. sold car 
Nissan Maxima in Washington, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2012
Mar 2011

102000 mi
SES (Service Engine Soon), otherwise known as the check engine light came on. P0420 code thrown. Reset computer and came back again after ~20 miles. Took in for second opinion for P0420 code, could be bad catalytic converter. Nissan has a TSB out for this code, which neccesiates a ECM reflash however. This will be the next step. 
Sep 2011

109000 mi
Back lighting for A/C control completely went out; next day, only the right half of the lighting comes on and only the right side lighting has come on since. 
Aug 2012

119000 mi
Some backlighting for controls is out. 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Maxima in Washington, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

74000 mi

US $240
Need new battery, oil change, wipers & oil sensor--was causing a leak. 
Nissan Maxima in Vermont, United States
Oct 2011 - Nov 2012
Nov 2011

172000 mi

US $1060
New strut & ball joint at driver side front. Front align and balance.  Also, new flex pipe needed for pre-catalytic converter. 
Nov 2012

195000 mi
Rough, grumbly idle. Sounded like an exhaust leak. No discernable difference in performance. Accessory Belt squeal on startup 
Nissan Maxima in Michigan, United States
May 2003 - Jun 2012
Oct 2003

59914 mi

US $411
Replace rear 3 ignition coils. 
Dec 2004

67616 mi

US $236
Replaced front 3 ignition coils. 
Aug 2007

87383 mi

US $249
Replaced mass air flow sensor. 
May 2012

121000 mi
Replace rear brake pads and rotors. 
Nissan Maxima in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2012

206000 mi

US $1300
Ball joint replacement; new tires 
Oct 2012

211000 mi

US $1000
Automatic transmission went out at 211,000 miles. Started making noises - still shifts fine. Metal shavings were found in the transmission pan so I went ahead and replaced the transmission with a used unit. 
Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Nov 2013
Sep 2011

166000 mi

US $200
Downstream O2 sensors on CA emissions model Auto. 
Feb 2013

182000 mi

US $600
Replaced Motor and Transmission mounts 
Mar 2013

183000 mi

US $290
Replaced stab bar 
Apr 2013

183700 mi

US $240
Replaced worn out tie rod and bushings. 
Nissan Maxima in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
Oct 2011

107000 mi

US $100
The radiator had a slow leak between the top plastic cap and the aluminum. 
Nissan Maxima in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Nov 2011
Nov 2011

115000 mi
Service Engine Soon light was on for last six months - Autozone said the code meant lean fuel - Ran terrible when you first started up - Mechanic said that the ignition coils need replaced and the O2 sensors needed to replace. Also felt like the transmission was going out - would jerk when it was downshifting. 
Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Jul 2013
Oct 2012

125700 mi

US $160
I replaced both front axles. 
Jul 2013

134000 mi

US $60
I attempted to repair the brakes. The car was having a problem stopping and a grinding noise was coming from the roaters. The brakes are a little better but it seems spongy after bleading it. I think I have to change the master cylinder. 
Nissan Maxima in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2011 - Jun 2015
Oct 2014

48360 mi
Tailpipe, muffler, and pipe over axle is one piece connected by a flange to rest of exhaust. This flange is poorly welded and separates. Have seen this several times on maxima and infiniti i30. Grind to metal and re-weld or replace unit. 
Nissan Maxima in Indiana, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

174000 mi
I discovered that I need new core support because it is disintegrating with rust. A body shop must fix it. I also need a new ball joint soon and just discovered that the situation needs remedying sooner not later. 
Nissan Maxima in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

97000 mi

US $200
O2 sensor 
Nissan Maxima in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

200000 mi

US $200
Caliper seized 
Nissan Maxima in Missouri, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2015
Nov 2014

147700 mi

US $775
rear brake calipers were sized and needed replaced air mas sensor replaced 
Nissan Maxima in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

176300 mi

US $35
starter brush replacement 
Jan 2015

179300 mi
Starter nose broke where solenoid flange meets motor housing. R and Red on site took 20 min. Was original starter so I reckon 180k is great, with 1 brush change. 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Nov 2002 - May 2016
Nov 2002

28390 mi

US $1
The ECU was replaced. No cost - done under warranty. 
Mar 2005

49800 mi

US $500
Replaced all six ignition coils. Dealer refused to replace them under warranty, although this is a well-known problem with 5th-gen Maximas. 
Oct 2008

80200 mi

US $661
Replaced the starter motor. Also replaced the MAF (Air Flow) sensor. This sensor has been bad for a while, perhaps from 72k miles or so ... (car would not idle when shifting into N while coasting to lights). 
Dec 2010

97210 mi

US $349
The EGR pipe was replaced. It cracked under hard acceleration in a tight right-hand turn. I now suspect this was because the right engine mount was getting weak .... 
May 2012

106235 mi

US $900
Replaced the leaking radiator. Since the car was already in the shop, had them also replace the brake pads (F+R) and AT fluid. 
Nov 2013

116700 mi

US $1850
replaced front struts, both axlex, bearings ans lower control arms 
Dec 2013

117200 mi

US $200
to eliminate a persistent clunk, replaced the passenger-side engine mount 
Nov 2014

126000 mi

US $370
The Bose main unit (receiver/CD failed completely. The CD was broken for a while but now the unit lost power and all functions. I paid a local Audio shop to $370 to replace it with an Alpine receiver/amp/CD. 
Nov 2015

132000 mi

US $2300
Both pre-cats had to be replaced because the CAT monitor were "incomplete" - this is a new law in California 
Apr 2016

135500 mi

US $170
Replaced both rear struts, they were worn out 
Nissan Maxima in Minnesota, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2012
Jul 2011

144000 mi

US $1000
ac compresser failed 
Oct 2012

163000 mi

US $161
poor starting - ignition good, fuel regulator looked good. Mech found bulletin poor grounding cause hard interm. starting. updated grounding system. seems to have fixed it. 1.25 hrs (did not charge for all time spent investigating) 
Nissan Maxima in Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
Sep 2012

165000 mi

US $150
Replaced rear calipers, adjusted parking brake, replaced master Cylinder, bled brake system. 
Sep 2013

175000 mi

US $130
Replaced master cylinder and bled brake system. 
Apr 2014

179300 mi
Power steering line leak 
Jul 2014

180000 mi
Replaced front rotors and pads. Power steering line leak 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2012

129000 mi

US $750
radiator 
Sep 2013

142000 mi

US $400
starter was busted, and had to be replaced. 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
May 2012

104300 mi

US $75
Ign coil failed. Car has 6 at approx $100 each. Known issue with this year model Mass Air Flow sensor failed. 
Jun 2012

105000 mi

US $95
Ign coil #2 failure Known Nissan problem 
Aug 2012

106300 mi

US $89
Ignition coil#3 failure. The other three will fail shortly 
Mar 2013

110000 mi
SES light on. Cause is poor ECU design that is too sensitive to #2 o2 sensor reading and thinks cat converter bad 
Oct 2013

114700 mi

US $119
Starter failed, replaced it 
Apr 2015

132000 mi

US $560
Inner tie rods worn out rt wheel bearing failed not yet repaired 
May 2015

132000 mi

US $75
fixed prior reported problem with right wheel bearing 
Nissan Maxima in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

75300 mi

US $300
starter replaces after car would not start 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2015
Sep 2012

138000 mi

US $50
Could not disengage from park after vehicle started. Faulty brake switch was replaced. 
Jan 2013

140000 mi

US $2000
3rd gear was slipping. Needed to have transmission rebuilt. 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Oct 2010

198400 mi

C $500
replaced rusted radiator support, radiator (small leak), alternator (worn out bearing) 
May 2011

209560 mi

C $25
EVAP canister vent valve leak 
Jul 2011

213900 mi

C $100
welded 6 rusted through holes, avg size 4x5 cm in the rear driver side. 
Jan 2012

218860 mi

C $60
Driver side window regulator failed to close the window. 
Aug 2012

223200 mi

C $250
replaced high pressure power steering hose due to leak 
Nissan Maxima in Oregon, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2015
May 2011

116000 mi
cv boot worn 
Jun 2011

116000 mi

US $623
Had axles replaced  High pressure steering hose banjo fittings replaced 
Nov 2011

126000 mi

US $700
Cooling fan system coming apart. Also had spark plus cables replaced. 
May 2012

139000 mi

US $715
Battery had a bad cell that took out the starter. Also the negative battery terminal cracked in half. 
Jul 2012

141000 mi

US $141
Had to determine where the oil leak was coming from. Looks like rear main seal or upper oil pan Upper oilpan was leaking at the half moon seal 
Nov 2012

146000 mi

US $200
Replaced both outer tie-rods due to them being blown 
Jan 2013

148000 mi

US $90
Pedal becomes soft and required one full pump to get pressure. Required a rebuild of the caliper s and a systen blead. 
Jul 2013

153300 mi

US $650
Ecu was fried due to the motor mounts causing a short. Replaced ece and motor mounts Notices radiator was leaking, replaced and flushed the system. 
Sep 2013

154000 mi

US $290
Engine would stall on start when the engine was warm. 
May 2014

167000 mi

US $320
Two struts needed replacement. Replaced all 4. 
Nissan Maxima in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2009 - Apr 2010
Dec 2009

108500 mi

C $1150
i have changed the drive axle discs and pads 
Nissan Maxima in Florida, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2012
Jan 2010

110700 mi

US $750
Both axles were cracked, causing wear to tire tread unevenly on the inside. Both Axles were replaced. 
Dec 2010

122000 mi

US $1200
there were several leaks around the engine and in the fuel pressure switch.  
Sep 2011

136000 mi

US $110
sunroof popped open and had to be forced close manually by detaching the motor. 
Nissan Maxima in Iowa, United States
Jul 2008 - Oct 2012
Jun 2009

87000 mi

US $36
AC stopped cooling efficiently so R134 was added. 
Nissan Maxima in Florida, United States
Aug 2008 - Apr 2013
Feb 2009

132000 mi
Both CV Drive shaft replaced. 
Mar 2009

135000 mi
Repaired both drive shaft. 
Dec 2009

156000 mi

US $48
Leaking oil through valve cover, replaced both valve cover gaskets 
Jan 2010

158000 mi

US $100
Both outer tie rod ends replaced 
Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2015
Jul 2008

115000 mi

US $370
Radiator developed leak. 
Jan 2013

139300 mi

US $266
Replaced power window motor. 
Aug 2013

142000 mi

US $2212
Replaced AC compressor, drier, serpentine belt and other associated parts. Replaced CV joints (both sides). Replaced one front wheel bearing. 
Dec 2013

143000 mi

US $480
Replaced front motor mount 
Jul 2014

145000 mi

US $670
Harmonic balancer came apart. 
Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2014
Sep 2008

100000 mi

US $200
 
Oct 2008

102000 mi

US $80
Cylinder 3 ignition coil was misfiring, replaced. 
Mar 2011

130000 mi

US $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. 
Nissan Maxima in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2013
Mar 2010

163000 mi

US $20
Water leak in trunk. Resealed taillights and applied sealant under trunk weatherstripping. Water leak still present. Origin currently unknown. 
Jun 2010

169000 mi
Mass Air Flow Sensor replaced because engine would try to idle, but would kill for warm starts only. 
Dec 2010

182000 mi

US $100
Driver's side headlight was cracked from a parking lot accident. Replaced both headlights. 
Mar 2011

190000 mi

US $10
Water leaking into trunk. Caused by a wreck with a previous owner. Applied silicone to leaking areas. Now monitoring areas for further leakage and other areas for leaks not yet found. 
Apr 2011

191000 mi

US $100
Rear deck rattled with factory Bose sub woofer. Applied sound insulation to entire deck and sub woofer mounts as well as inside seat belt mounts. 
Mar 2012

217000 mi

US $100
Starter replaced 
May 2012

221000 mi

US $350
Both front struts and strut mounts and lower control arms replaced 
Jun 2012

223000 mi

US $2800
Automatic transmission replaced with new one from Nissan, rear main seal replaced 
Jul 2012

225300 mi

US $50
Replaced both outer tie rod ends. 
Jan 2013

241000 mi

US $70
Heater blew cold. Changed thermostat. Heater continued to blow cold. Next day, the heater started blowing hot again. Cause unknown. 
Apr 2013

245000 mi

US $94
Crankshaft position sensor (CPS) malfunction. OBD II code P1336. Replace CPS, problem still exists. Replacing CPS wiring harness next. 
Nissan Maxima in Puerto Rico
May 2009 - Jun 2015
Jul 2009

141000 mi

US $240
One cylinder not working. Solenoid replaced. Radiator top cracked, promoted leaking when hot. Mechanic noticed while testing the car after repair of the first problem. Radiator top replaced.  
Mar 2010

149449 mi

US $1306
Shock absorbers. Speed sensor. Thermostat. 
Feb 2011

161000 mi

US $400
Check engine light turn on, diagnostic suggested replacement of oxygen sensor. Two were replaced. Computer reset, check engine back within a week. Shop claims that before re setting the computer indicated to replace the speed sensor. 
Mar 2011

163000 mi

US $225
Second oxygen sensor replace, speed sensor also replace. Engine light turn off after resetting it and has not come back as of today. also seems to have corrected a problem with the transmission been idle. 
Jun 2011

166000 mi
Power locks, cabin lights not operating. Verified fuses, all working. According to the technician there is an electronic module under the dashboard that controls the power doors and cabin lights and that the solution is to replace. 
Aug 2011

167000 mi

US $40
Brake lights stayed on. Plastic cover for microswithes had to be replaced 
Sep 2011

169000 mi

US $240
Front wheels suspension system components needed to be replaced car aligned. 
Dec 2011

172000 mi

US $100
While driving the car, I sometimes felt it slide as when one speeds in a corner. The mechanic found the front passenger side ball joint was loose and needed replacement. 
Apr 2012

176000 mi

US $135
Power steering fluid leaking. Found the a broken hose. Hose was replaced. 
Dec 2013

193000 mi

US $210
Driver side front wheel bearing needed to be replace. Making bothersome noise at high speed. 
Mar 2014

197000 mi

US $115
The AC cooling fan did not work. 
Aug 2014

200000 mi

US $170
Radiator' plastic enclosure broke while on the highway, engine overheated. Radiator was not original but a replacement due to the original' enclosure also leaked but not as bad as the replacement. 
Jun 2015

213000 mi

US $204
Car would hesitate when idle. Suspected the spark plugs needed replacement but after replacing them, the problem continued. Had to replace the ignition coil number 4 to fix the problem. 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Aug 2014
Nov 2010

155620 mi

C $500
Rear calipers, rotors, pads 
Apr 2011

159940 mi

C $45
One broken bracket for the exhaust. 
Sep 2011

161820 mi

C $600
Changed pads, coolant, AC refrigerant. Bodywork at the front, it was badly rusted. 
Oct 2012

166360 mi

C $680
Alternator making noise. Radiator crack, leaking. 
Nissan Maxima in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011
Mar 2010

158000 mi

US $767
Lower ball joints. Brake pads all around. Starter was replaced. Mfr warranted the starter because it was 18 mos. old. I paid the labor only. 
May 2010

161300 mi

US $441
Alternator output was low, but no trouble lights or other indication. Battery died from lack of charge so car was stranded on roadway. 
Aug 2010

166300 mi
Alternator was replaced in May, 2010 and it was defective. It failed after 3 months, so shop had the parts supplier pay for everything including the tow. 
Nissan Maxima in Indiana, United States
Feb 2008 - May 2011
Apr 2008

120000 mi

US $140
Starter 
Feb 2009

128000 mi

US $280
Alternator 
Jun 2009

13000 mi

US $300
Brakes: pads, rotors, or drums, repair 
Oct 2010

140000 mi

US $230
CV axles 
May 2011

146000 mi

US $1700
Transmission started shifting weird, suddenly started grinding gears and smelling like burnt fluid. came to a stop in the middle of the road and had to be towed. Inside pieces of trans broke, would require complete rebuild. 
Nissan Maxima in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
Oct 2010

90000 mi
Replaced alternator and, soon afterwards, the alternator harness. 
Mar 2011

97000 mi

US $350
broken front drivers side spring. R&R'ed both fronts with junkyard units. $120 parts $200 labor. 
Nissan Maxima in Rhode Island, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2010
Apr 2010

147000 mi

US $300
Starter coil on piston # 1 needing to be replaced 
Nissan Maxima in Nova Scotia, Canada
Aug 2009 - Apr 2012
May 2010

105400 mi

C $1020
Rear wheel wells, inner fenders. Both sides rusted out. Repaired and painted. Rear brakes. Pads, rotors and sliders. 
Dec 2011

109120 mi

C $155
Exhaust - muffler and tail pipe 
Jan 2012

112220 mi

C $472
New radiator support had to be manufactured and installed. It was rusted out. Flex pipe for exhaust 
Apr 2012

114080 mi

C $460
MAF sensor 
Nissan Maxima in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Apr 2011
Aug 2010

115500 mi

US $255
New brake pad and rotors 
Jan 2011

122000 mi
Oxygen sensor 
Apr 2011

125000 mi

US $170
New muffler needed 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Nissan Maxima in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
Mar 2008

97000 mi

US $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 Maxima in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2009
Sep 2008

89000 mi

US $90
Loose shield and hole in exhaust between precats 2 & and 3. Loose hangar was replaced on resonator after MAIN cat Normal wear and tear, although, possible caliper issue must look into. Possible cease in rear caliper related to parking brake. Not consistent 
Aug 2009

97000 mi

US $200
Alternator failed. battery never died as it was caught in time via SES, Battery, and e-brake warning light. Tested with voltmeter, then bench tested at auto parts store. Also replaced ac comp bolt which snapped from rust due to New England Winters. 
Dec 2009

98000 mi
fuel gauge dropped to completely empty where it remained until I traded it in for an '07 outback recurring squeaking/scraping in brakes due to rusted dust shield and/or brake pad retaining clips headlight wiring harness melted and shorted 
Nissan in Arizona, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2009
Aug 2007

98000 mi

US $60
O2 sensor was bad. There are 3 O2 sensors. This one is before the catalytic converter. 
Nov 2007

104000 mi

US $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. 
Jan 2008

108000 mi

US $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). 
Dec 2008

128000 mi

US $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. 
Nissan Maxima in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
May 2009

103000 mi

US $150
Replacing 3rd Alterantor in 3 years. This car loves to eat one over a period of one year I guess. 
Sep 2009

104000 mi

US $350
Clutch Master Cylinder failed. Clutch could no longer be depressed to switch gears. 
Jan 2010

104000 mi
There was a complete clutch throwout bearing failure, which later lead to complete transmission failure, and destruction of the flywheel, but I sold it to a mechanic as it was. 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Maxima in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2009 - Dec 2013
Mar 2009

139500 mi

C $350
Mass air flow meter 
Nissan Maxima in Arizona, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

103000 mi
Bushings worn out/broken in left-front control arm. 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2009
Sep 2008

157000 mi

US $300
Passenger side CV Axle Boot. Replaced both Passenger and Driver side CV Axle Assemblies with New EMPI CV Axle Shaft Assembly. 
Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

123000 mi

US $225
Starter failed, replaced Starter. 
Feb 2009

130000 mi
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 New York, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

145000 mi

US $1200
Replaced catalytic converter. 
Nissan Maxima in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

77000 mi

US $200
Faulty ignition coil - quick fix but took day to get proper part. 

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