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2001 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 216 repairs.
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2001 Nissan Maxima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 181 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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2001 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

Nissan Maxima in New Hampshire, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2010
Mar 2010

119000 mi

US $4500
Series of repair trips because car would not start then would stall when shift to park. Replaced idle control motor, wiring harness, main computer because wiring had shorted, and finally alternator and battery. 
May 2010

120700 mi
CEL, replaced oxygen sensors. 
Nissan Maxima in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011 Motor mounts. Front suspension work. 
Nissan Maxima in Missouri, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

220400 mi
Replaced both cv axles  power steering pump, power steering high pressure line, and harmonic balancer 
Nissan Maxima in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

182000 mi

US $450
Needed lower ball joints. 
Nissan Maxima in Georgia, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
Sep 2011

94000 mi

US $535
Front wheel bearings and hubs 
Sep 2012

102000 mi

US $800
3 O2 Sensors replaced 
Nissan Maxima in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2011
Dec 2010

161000 mi

US $1000
Alternator blew, 2nd one in two years. MANY other electrical problems over the last 2 years. 
Dec 2011

171000 mi
Frame for engine mounts cracked. 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

2000 mi

US $200
The coils on the engine need to be replaced that will cost over $1000.00s to repair. It's not worth it. The car is dying and it's time to purchase another one. 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

227-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Nissan Maxima in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Feb 2013
Jan 2013

98580 mi

C $600
Replaced starter 
Nissan Maxima in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2008
Oct 2008

134000 mi
Needed front struts both sides, front stabilizer bars. Estimates I got for the repairs were in the range of $1500-2500. I did not want to put any more money in. Possible catalytic converter or oxygen sensors. 
Nissan Maxima in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2014
Nov 2013

153700 mi

US $105
Airbag light on 
Nov 2014

162000 mi

US $140
Starter replaced 
Nissan Maxima in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

98000 mi

US $600
Head Gasket Leak and Power Steering Reservoir leak 3 sensors needed to be replaced Starter went out second time 
Jan 2015

98000 mi

US $1500
Main engine seal leak Power Steering leak 
Nissan Maxima in Alabama, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2015
Oct 2014

122000 mi

US $140
high pressure power steering hose started leaking. Replace it my self. It took about 45 min all together. 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Oct 2008

86800 mi

C $467
Left Front Lower Ball Joint/Control Arm worn - replaced. Driver's side power window switch intermittent operation. Requires new switch - $302+TAX. Decided not to repair. 
May 2010

92780 mi

C $1000
alternator bracket broke - alternator stopped charging battery, and bounced around inside the engine compartment damaging other components. All damage repaired. 
Nissan Maxima in Indiana, United States
Jul 2007 - Nov 2014
Aug 2007

250000 mi
failing alternator. had been installed one year prior. covered under alternator manufacturer warranty. 
Jan 2008

260000 mi

US $550
Replace master and slave cylinders in clutch system, as well as two hoses. 
Apr 2008

270000 mi

US $25
Driver's side door limit switch broken. Replaced by owner. 
Sep 2008

287000 mi

US $250
Anti-lock brake sensor failed.  
Mar 2010

336000 mi

US $250
HVAC/heater blower fan failed. Replaced both regulator and blower motor/fan 
Sep 2010

350000 mi

US $235
Original radiator leaking. Owner ordered new radiator online. Shop installed it. 
Jun 2011

378000 mi

US $825
front struts replaced. 
Oct 2012

400300 mi

US $80
Replaced steering pump vacuum hose 
Mar 2013

403000 mi

US $350
Replace high-pressure power steering hose assembly 
Apr 2014

420800 mi

US $400
Repair rust over both rear wheel arches 
Nov 2014

430000 mi
inoperative ABS, a malfunctioning sensor on one wheel. All idiot lights on, After over 400,000 miles, some sensors were probably worn out. The car, though, was running perfectly fine except for a failing clutch. The engine never needed internal repairs and never burned oil. 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2007 - Apr 2015
Apr 2008

55800 mi

C $60
Manual 5 speed transmision leaking at driver drive shaft seal. Replaced seal, but may be a worn bearing and leak may return. 
Jun 2008

55800 mi

C $230
Replaced failed alternator 
Nov 2008

58900 mi

C $2700
Differential bearing failed, required new differential and other parts to be replaced. 
Dec 2009

65100 mi

C $700
Driver side transmission leak at driver shaft. Replaced shaft, and seal and shimmed bearing. 
Dec 2010

71300 mi

C $500
Replaced failed alternator, and tension pulley. Also cracked windshield replaced. 
Aug 2011

78400 mi

C $500
Replaced suspension strut, and spark plugs 
Nov 2011

79440 mi

C $120
Replaced starter motor and battery. 
Sep 2012

89900 mi

C $600
Replace strut Replaced MAF sensor 
Apr 2015

110980 mi
Stalling and misfiring when warmed up. 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

227-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
Jul 2010

88000 mi

US $350
Replaced O2 Sensor but did not correct problem. Need new front catalytic converter, can't afford to fix right now. 
Aug 2010

89000 mi

US $600
Returned to have recycled catalytic converter installed and another 02 sensor. Check engine light still came back on. 
Sep 2011

99000 mi

US $950
Alternator went dead. Replaced new tie rod and ball joint on driver's side. 
Jul 2012

114200 mi

US $150
Catalytic converter was replaced. 
Oct 2013

138200 mi

US $150
Canister vent valve replaced twice, light still on. 
Mar 2014

144000 mi
CEL still on, reason I sold it. 
Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2016
Jan 2008

103000 mi

US $600
Replaced left front wheel bearing and hub assembly. 
Apr 2009

116000 mi

US $315
replaced failed transmission revolution sensor 
Dec 2009

124000 mi

US $375
Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets 
Aug 2010

133000 mi

US $1100
replaced motor mounts 
Nov 2010

136300 mi

US $885
code P1320 stored. Distributor signal interrupt. Replaced all 6 coil packs. 
Sep 2011

150000 mi

US $140
replaced original radiator after it burst 
Aug 2012

165700 mi

US $65
Replaced high pressure power steering hose due to crack/leak in original part. 
Sep 2012

166000 mi

US $263
P0305 Cylinder 5 misfire; replaced #5 coil pack 
Nissan Maxima in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2016
Aug 2012

130700 mi

US $280
Replaced left front inner tie rod end. 
Jun 2013

135000 mi

US $250
Bad caliper 
Oct 2014

150700 mi

US $117
Fixed cooling leak and inspected several other systems 
Dec 2014

154000 mi

US $250
Replaced HVAC blower motor due to worn out bearing. 
Apr 2015

155500 mi

US $700
Alternator, and Serpentine Belts 
Nissan Maxima in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Aug 2012

135000 mi

US $100
Had the Car checked for the AC not working and found it has a broken compressor. 
Aug 2013

1430000 mi

US $600
Radiator died and was replaced. 
Sep 2013

144000 mi
Check Engine Light came on for a p430 the Catalytic Converter needs replacing. All four struts worn and need to be replaced. 
Dec 2013

145000 mi
Compressor was dead. 
Nissan Maxima in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2013
May 2010

117000 mi

US $882
Had all 6 ignition coils replaced. Problem reported by computer day earlier after car bucked violently on startup. Problem went away, but noticeable power loss and check engine light remained on. Took in for diagnostic found coil problem. 
Apr 2011

124000 mi
CEL went on indicating lower cat issue. This mMaxima and others have had this issue before usually the O2 sensor. Shop did not find much wrong, reset light and ran through emissions check with no issue. Problem has not returned. No charge 
Oct 2011

129000 mi

US $600
oil change, coolant leak found in radiator, radiator and thermostat replaced. thermostat still not accurately working right on climate control. 
Nissan Maxima in Virginia, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2015
Dec 2009

61140 mi

US $188
Replace alternator - not charging/low voltage 
Aug 2013

100200 mi

US $165
Alternator failure - low charging voltage. 
Sep 2013

101000 mi
re & re tie rod ends - pass side failed rotating torque test. Dealer damaged inner tie rod end during alignment. Replaced. 
Dec 2013

106000 mi

US $24
Headlamp low beam out. Replaced both bulbs. 
Mar 2014

106000 mi

US $61
Rear right wheel bearing noisy, replaced. Rear left wheel bearing play exceeded specifications during check when brake job done. Replaced. 
Sep 2014

109000 mi
Dealer mechanic used wire twist tie to re-attach dust boot to steering rack, twist tie fell off. Installed nylon wire tie to hold boot in place while proper part ordered. 
Dec 2014

114000 mi

US $145
Radiator leak. Replaced radiator, radiator hoses. 
Aug 2015

118000 mi
6 year old battery failed. 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

57040 mi

C $240
Oil pan replaced- porous centre due to rust. Installed an after market pan & gasket 
Oct 2013

58060 mi

C $300
Replace original exhaust resonator (seam opening up) & flexpipe (deteriorating) 
Jun 2014

62620 mi

C $310
Replaced muffler & connector pipe 
Jul 2015

75020 mi
Tension idler bearing worn out. 
Nov 2015

78740 mi

C $400
Replaced steering rack---had to drop AC compressor to extricate rack- sway bar links were seized- cut them out & installed new---alignment completed the job. First rebuilt rack was defective-- had to re & re with rack from another manufact Alternator fail.. 
Apr 2017

89280 mi

C $100
Ball joints were original & in need of replacement 
May 2017

89900 mi

C $100
original starter failed---- 
Jun 2017

91140 mi

C $200
Oil pan drain plugged over torqued on earlier oil change--- owner paid for new pan, gasket, garage absorbed labour 
Sep 2017

93000 mi

C $1065
Belt tensioner whining--- replaced tensioner, pulley & belt Leaking exhaust--- replaced rear cat, resonator, gaskets, related piping 
Nissan Maxima in Iowa, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

77000 mi
flex pipe behind headers went out, along with the pre-cat and 1 o2 sensor. 
Apr 2008

87000 mi

US $350
Passenger wheel bearing went out, broke abs sensor while repairing, bearing cost $50, sensor $200 
Nissan Maxima in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2010 - Aug 2011
Feb 2011

117800 mi

C $300
Alternator failure. Independent mechanic repaired. I purchased refurbished part. Replaced Alternator. 
May 2011

120280 mi

C $100
Noisy wheel bearing replaced by local mechanic. Purchased replacement part myself. 
Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Feb 2015

144500 mi

US $300
Alternator was failing to charge the battery. 
Oct 2015

148300 mi
Ignition coil failed. So replaced. 
Nissan Maxima in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2007 - Apr 2012
Jul 2008

41540 mi

C $30
Service engine soon light came up, went in to read the fault code. Further work will follow. 
May 2009

45880 mi

C $350
The problem is the engine pinging and power loss. Incorrect diagnosis has been made by the shop, intake plenum gasket has been replaced which did not help. 
Jun 2009

46500 mi

C $110
After doing the research myself, replaced mass airflow sensor which fixed the problem. 
Nissan Maxima in Oregon, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

65000 mi

US $100
Starter went out, replaced and no problem since. 
Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

183000 mi
Before selling it I replaced the spark plugs and two coil packs myself. Also had to replace the rubber tube going from the air cleaner to the intake. The only unresolved issue was a worn out front motor mount. 
Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2015
Dec 2013

141000 mi

US $600
ecm failure, icv replaced, computer sent out for repair 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Jan 2014
Feb 2011

114700 mi

C $475
Car starter died, original from factory - lasted 10 years. Replaced with Bosch. 
Sep 2011

124000 mi

C $400
Had to replace wheel bearing on the front left wheel. The ABS cable was seized so it had to be broken off by the mechanic and not replaced (too expensive for the value of the car). Car now has ABS & Traction Control not operational. 
Jul 2012

133080 mi

C $520
Dead alternator (again after 2.75 years) & need to take out (cut-off) and clean the plug going into the alternator and then reattach back to the car. 
Jul 2013

145780 mi

C $150
O2 sensor replaced. 
Aug 2013

146940 mi

C $200
Radiator cracker somewhere at the top - spilt all the coolant over the drivers side of the engine bay. Shopping around for the radiator helped lower the total bill a lot. 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

68200 mi

C $500
oil pan had rusted out 
Nissan Maxima in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2015
Oct 2011

137000 mi

US $21
I replaced the thermostat of the Maxima. Engine did not show overheating after that. 
May 2012

139300 mi

US $1145
Replaced radiator and two thermo heat sensors?-i think that what they were called 
Mar 2013

143000 mi

US $525
i had the resonator, pipes and muffler replaced 
Aug 2013

146000 mi

US $580
I had to replace the starter and the battery 
Feb 2014

148600 mi

US $860
had to replace the tie rod ends on the left front and some other steering issues also the CV boot 
Apr 2015

156000 mi
a little rust in places, runs great, donating to charity 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Nissan Maxima in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2012
Jul 2011

121000 mi

US $300
Ball joints and bushings replaced to eliminate clunking in front end.  
Nissan Maxima in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2013
Dec 2012

154000 mi

US $1200
The air intake valve failed and electronic control unit failed at the same time. I am installing a new intake valve and a rebuilt ECU. 
Jul 2013

154000 mi
Got rid of the car because it needs too much work. Needs a new front-pipe on exhaust, new brake pads and rotors,  power steering leaks, several minor electrical failures. 
Nissan Maxima in Missouri, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Oct 2011

77300 mi

US $288
Exhaust system from catalytic converter back replaced with new pipes and muffler. Resonator eliminated. Repair made @ 74,329 mi on 5/29/11. Forgot to report. 
Mar 2013

88000 mi

US $290
leaking hose from master cylinder to clutch slave cylinder replaced. Also found leaking seal on L. drive axle and that clutch master cylinder was also faulty. Delays because of ordering parts and issues w/bleeding system. 
May 2014

96000 mi

US $500
made aware of cv joint problem by leak on boot on left drive shaft. I had right intermediate CV joint replaced as well as left one and the alternator which had failed 
Nov 2014

100000 mi

US $2960
unresolved half shaft leak led to the ruin of the transmission. Transmission was totally rebuilt. Since it was a 5 speed manual they only had one person to work on the car and then on a part time basis,hence the long time in the shop 
Jul 2015

104500 mi

US $450
Front bank catalytic converter had failed and was replaced 
Nissan Maxima in New York, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Nov 2012

85700 mi

US $241
Power windows and sunroof very slow actuation 
Nissan Maxima in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

73000 mi

US $425
Loss of acceleration, stuttering of engine. MAF is faulty, replaced the MAF with New one 22680-2Y001, Cost $116.01. According to TSB the ECM should be reflashed and "Idle Air Relearn" should be done. Diagnostic Fee 122.00; Labor... 
Nissan Maxima in Ohio, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2010
Nov 2009

65000 mi

US $150
ABS light came on. Queried computer got error 35 indicating an OPEN ciruit at the left rear ABS sensor. Removed (broken) sensor and replaced. 
Nissan Maxima in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2015
Aug 2009

144000 mi

US $125
Replaced Fuel Pump 
Dec 2009

152000 mi

US $150
Replaced Radiator 
Jun 2010

160000 mi

US $50
exhaust pipe broke and had to be re-welded 
Jul 2011

174000 mi

US $129
transmission speed sensor replaced 
Nissan Maxima in New Jersey, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2015
Jan 2010

156500 mi
brake light switch bad--brake lights didn't light up. part not in stock replaced brake light switch, change coolant, belts airbag warning light came on. was told i need new airbag module at high cost, light ended up going out after 2 days 
Jul 2013

168000 mi

US $470
noise in rear passenger side tire. hub bearing bad noise from previously replaced exhaust 
Nissan Maxima in Illinois, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2012
Jun 2009

121000 mi

US $95
MAF sensor. 
Aug 2009

123000 mi

US $100
Self repaired. Replaced original ignition coil, cylinder 1; five original ignition coils' clocks "ticking". 
Nissan Maxima in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
Aug 2009

82000 mi

US $800
Check Engine light came on - replaced MAF. 1 week later got CEL and that was for IACV. Replaced IACv and throttle idle was erratic and stayed about 2200rpm. Had to replace engine computer. Check Engine Light came on, diagnosed as O2 sensors in engine bay (left) and exhaust (post cat). 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Maxima in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

US $204
The driver side control arm had worn out. The tire had play which prevented any attempts at wheel alignment. It caused problems because the wheel would cause loud metal-to-metal rubbing noises when driving. 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

113300 mi

US $1097
Replaced all six ignition coils.  Also speedometer head unit was not registering speed or miles driven. It took 3 weeks to get repaired. 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

232000 mi

US $410
Starter died. It was replace with a new (remanufactured) starter. Alternator failed 
Nissan Maxima in Washington, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

126100 mi

US $396
Throttle body and main computer replaced and two oxygen sensors flash sync the computer 
Apr 2016

129000 mi
Replaced the IACV, had engine computer component repaired, then had the car towed to local dealership to have it reprogrammed. 
May 2016

129200 mi
Even after replacing IACV and repairing ECU, the car was not functioning well. Replaced the mass air flow sensor, and it appears to be running fabulously. 
Nissan Maxima in Florida, United States
Nov 2012 - Aug 2014
Jan 2014

US $400
Starter needed to be replaced. 
Nissan Maxima in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

151280 mi

C $1000
Idle Air Controller Valve died, shorting out the ECM. 
May 2014

151900 mi

C $236
Struts needed replacing 
Oct 2014

154160 mi

C $170
Camshaft position sensor on Bank A 
Jun 2015

159960 mi

C $100
Needed new CV axle Sway bar links needed replacing 
Apr 2016

167500 mi

C $150
Radiator fan assembly replaced, both fans didn't work 
Nissan Maxima in Indiana, United States
Jan 2010 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

204200 mi

US $700
Lower AC line was leaking so it was replaced Return line for transmission was leaking and was replaced 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2015
Oct 2011

165000 mi

US $1050
Bank 2 catalytic converter below 50% efficiency. Mechanic said catalytic element was already dislodged. 
Mar 2012

170000 mi

US $500
Started with P0505 (Intake Air Control Valve). After replacing, had high idle/surging problems. Took car to dealer who diagnosed faulty ECU and quoted $1,200. I took it to another mechanic who adjusted throttle which solved problem. 
Jan 2013

US $180
Starter went bad. Warning light: oxygen sensor High Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2) 
Nissan Maxima in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2007 - Feb 2014
Sep 2008

107260 mi

C $2700
ECU ICV idle control motor 
Dec 2010

146320 mi

C $800
exhaust replaced which included Y pipe, Catalytic converter and resonator. Repaired joint in pipe between resonator and muffler. Muffler still ok. 
Jan 2011

147560 mi

C $670
Front strut bar links replaced.Left side lower control arm including ball joint and inner tie rod replaced. 4 Wheel alignment completed. 
Mar 2012

166160 mi

C $200
Radiator was leaking. Replaced radiator and both upper and lower rad hoses. Approx 2 hours Refilled with new anti freeze premixed 50 /50 
Dec 2012

171120 mi

C $4500
Replaced front and rear struts for the first time. 
Feb 2013

172960 mi

C $200
Replaced the front and rear motor mounts. 
Nov 2013

179800 mi

C $550
Replace alternator and belt 
Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

76000 mi

US $600
Alternator went out, had to replace. 
Nissan Maxima in Georgia, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2010
Dec 2009

109000 mi

US $95
Engine air control valve needs to be replaced 
Apr 2010

111000 mi
AAC - engine idle air control valve went bad; idles fast 
Nissan Maxima in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2010
May 2009

91000 mi

US $97
r/r sway left front sway bar link assembly 
Nissan Maxima in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Aug 2009 - Sep 2011
Sep 2009

41540 mi

C $200
RR caliper - seized causing brake to drag and hub to overheat 
Apr 2010

44020 mi

C $1070
Replaced struts, shocks, upper bearings 
Oct 2010

46180 mi

C $318
Alternator failed and was replaced. 
Mar 2011

48360 mi

C $50
Exhaust hanger rusted off. New one was fabricated and installed. 
Jun 2011

50840 mi

C $1003
Had new exhaust system fabricated at hot rod shop. Considerably cheaper than Nissan OEM or aftermarket parts. Front exhaust tube assembly is $1200. Replacement cost of the full exhaust system would have been well over $2000 just for parts. 
Aug 2011

50840 mi

C $325
Alternator replaced. Second time within one year. 
Nissan Maxima in Arizona, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2015
Jun 2011

74000 mi

US $1800
Hood struts gradually failed, and would not hold hood in up position. They were replaced with after markets struts by the dealer Power steering rack showed a sign of failure (leak), rubber bushings in front control arms were significantly cracked - not separate part - both front control arms & power steering rack replaced. Front alignment therefore needed. 
Jun 2012

81000 mi

US $1117
Replaced all 4 original factory struts and strut bumpers. 
Oct 2013

89500 mi

US $417
replace one motor mount (2nd replacement since vehicle new) 
Dec 2014

98000 mi

US $1818
Engine control module and idle control system had to be replaced by dealer, as Nissan diagnostic tools and reprogramming were required. 
Oct 2015

101200 mi

US $307
Radiator leaking & was replaced rear strut badly leaking hood struts not functional lower control arm bushings failed 
Nissan Maxima in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

110000 mi

US $60
Check engine light with code for oxygen sensor. Replaced sensor, reset code. 
Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2012
Sep 2011

152000 mi

US $72
Replaced driver's side power window motor and regulator. It has been performing poorly for a while (~30k miles). Window required manual assistance to roll all the way to the top (last ~10k miles). I have a factory service manual for my car. 
Mar 2012

159000 mi

US $320
Replaced front and rear motor mounts. Car shifts much smoother than before. 
Nissan Maxima in Maryland, United States
Nov 2009 - Nov 2011
Mar 2010

121000 mi

US $730
alternator ABS sensor 
Jun 2011

129000 mi
Struts, replaced brakes front 
Aug 2011

130000 mi

US $810
Repaired caliper and brakes rear/front. replaced revolving speed sensor  

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Aug 2007 - Jan 2008
Jan 2008

86000 mi

US $200
Wheel bearing. 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Maxima in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2008
Apr 2008

95000 mi

US $104
SEC light on, very difficult to diagnose erratic/surging idle problems. 
May 2008

95000 mi

US $40
Shop tried to correct erratic idle. Problem recurred next day. Car is undriveable. 
Jun 2008

95000 mi
3rd shop that cannot fix the problem. 
Jul 2008

97000 mi

US $107
ECU replaced at North Plainfield, NJ Nissan suggestion. ECU was rebuilt by ECUDIRECT.com. Jacksonville, Fla. Now the car is pulling ignition codes. Will never own a Nissan again! 

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2000.5 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

Nissan Maxima in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

80000 mi

US $800
Idle Air Control valve went bad and killed the ECU. This is a comon problem with the Maxima according to the forums. IAC Valve replaced on my dime and the ECU was replaced by the emissions warranty. 
Nissan Maxima in Colorado, United States
Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

174000 mi

US $374
replaced coil 3 

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2000.5 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Maxima in Alabama, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

152000 mi

US $330
replaced sensor replaced sensor, balance/rotate tires and oil/filter change 

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