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2003 Nissan Maxima Problems and Repair Histories

77 TrueDelta members own a 2003 Nissan Maxima. 37 of these members (48.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 49 repairs to 2003 Nissan Maximas--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2003 Nissan Maxima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2003 Nissan Maxima problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2003 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 2003 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

45% of the 2003 Nissan Maxima repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 33% to the suspension, and 14% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 49 repairs.

2003 Nissan Maxima repair cost distribution

Of the 2003 Nissan Maxima repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 28% between $500 and $999, 18% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 39 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.

2003 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 128340    
129580 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 44640    
44640 1500 Extensive brake work, including calipers. 
53940  
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 101680    
102920 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 800 Power steering hose was leaking; hose replaced and fixed the problem. 
113240 800 Replaced tie rod end - steering was loose & clunky. exhaust u-tube broken causing exhaust noise 
116940 400 Drivers side high intensity discharge low beam was burned out. Replaced both low beam headlights as a precaution. 
119040  
Nissan Maxima in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 55180    
60760 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. 
76880  

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2003 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 101000    
117700 400 Replaced radiator 
 
Nissan Maxima in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 64480    
69440 8780 check engine light on - coil saturated with oil - cylinder not firing- replaced valve covers and all 6 sparkplugs 
70060 1035 replaced all 6 coils 
 
Nissan Maxima in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 123380    
124000 1300 required and overdue maintenance, fixed a leak in cooling system. 
125240 500 O2 sensor replaced 
128340 90 Bracket of exhaust system had broken, rusted away. Shop rewelded and put in support brace. 
132360 400 replaced tierod end. 
141980  
Nissan Maxima in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 110000    
110000 1800 replaced broken throttle mechanism, replaced water pump, replaced rear driver side hub bearing, front brake pads & turned rotors 
0 engine valve cover gasket leaking, transmission slipping 
Nissan Maxima in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 80000    
84000 200 front struts replaced due to horrible roads here in Chicago 
87000 80 outer tie rods replaced 
 
Nissan Maxima in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 103000    
121000 300 A sensor mounted on the transmission went bad & caused the check engine light and transmission light to come on.  
140000 500 Front struts needed replacing. 
160000 600 Leaking radiator...replaced. Leaking power steering hose...replaced. 
167000 300 Valve cover gasket leaking oil and needed replacing. Also needed tune up to replace orignial spark plugs. 
176000 150 Replaced alternator 
209000  

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