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2003 Nissan Maxima Repair Histories

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83 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Nissan Maxima. 41 of these members (49.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 86 repairs to 2003 Nissan Maximas--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2003 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Chart based on 86 repairs.

2003 Nissan Maxima repair cost distribution

Chart based on 51 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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2003 Nissan Maxima

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Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
129580 mi C $180 Alternator replaced after only 15,000 km. Mechanic covered parts and most of the labour 

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2003 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Maxima in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2011 - Mar 2015
44640 mi C $1500 Extensive brake work, including calipers. 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2015
102920 mi C $40 Sqeaking noise when engine cold. Topped up power steering fluid. A couple of weeks later, still found power steering pump wet with fluid. 
103720   Power steering hose was leaking; hose replaced and fixed the problem. 
113240   Replaced tie rod end - steering was loose & clunky. exhaust u-tube broken causing exhaust noise 
116940   Drivers side high intensity discharge low beam was burned out. Replaced both low beam headlights as a precaution. 
119340   Engine pipe flex tube corroded; needed new one & had it welded (not bolted) in place. 
119660   Windshield cracked. I don't believe due to impact, just extremes of temperature. Although the shop that replaced it said they found some corrosion on the mating surface, potentially causing stress that could have contributed to the windshield cracking. 
Nissan Maxima in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2008 - Jun 2013
60760 mi C $300 Battery and (!) light came on after car sat for a couple of weeks. Checked voltage, 11.9, alternator not charging. Order one at my local shop, installed myself, no problems. 

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2003 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
117700 mi US $400 Replaced radiator 
Nissan Maxima in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
69440 mi C $8780 check engine light on - coil saturated with oil - cylinder not firing- replaced valve covers and all 6 sparkplugs 
70060   replaced all 6 coils 
Nissan Maxima in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Sep 2014
124000 mi C $1300 required and overdue maintenance, fixed a leak in cooling system. 
125240   O2 sensor replaced 
128340   Bracket of exhaust system had broken, rusted away. Shop rewelded and put in support brace. 
132360   replaced tierod end. 
Nissan Maxima in Arizona, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
111000 mi US $1800 replaced broken throttle mechanism, replaced water pump, replaced rear driver side hub bearing, front brake pads & turned rotors 
111000   engine valve cover gasket leaking, transmission slipping 
Nissan Maxima in Illinois, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2009
84000 mi US $200 front struts replaced due to horrible roads here in Chicago 
87000   outer tie rods replaced 
Nissan Maxima in Virginia, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2014
121000 mi US $300 A sensor mounted on the transmission went bad & caused the check engine light and transmission light to come on.  
140000   Front struts needed replacing. 
160000   Leaking radiator...replaced. Leaking power steering hose...replaced. 
167000   Valve cover gasket leaking oil and needed replacing. Also needed tune up to replace orignial spark plugs. 
183000   Replaced alternator 

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