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2000 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 241 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

Engine not specified

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 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 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 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

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 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 

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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 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. 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

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 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. 
Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

145000 mi

US $1200
Replaced catalytic converter. 

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2000 Nissan Maxima Repair Histories

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