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2000 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (53%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (25%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 217 repairs.
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2000 Nissan Maxima engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 63 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

55000 mi Car died while driving on interstate with random cylinder misfire. CEL code pulled later to confirm. Towed. Removed air intake. Cleaned intake, MAF sensor, and throttle body. Car ran fine after. 
21000 mi

US $129
rough idle w warm engine. Dealer could not identify issue and consulted with Nissan tech line... eventually cleaning the MAFS and throttle body cleared the problem... took 3 days to reach that solution. 

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2011 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

11000 mi a few issues with GPS and a software re-load 
25000 mi

US $135
Battery was defective from factory. 
26700 mi *d Done before 24k miles. Battery was defective and replaced under warranty. 
30000 mi Oil pressure drops due to broken part between engine and oil pump. Replaced Door panel due to premature fading. Tire was leaking. Replaced tire and dealer damaged the TPMS sensor. Sensor was replaced under warranty. 
28000 mi ECM needed to be reprogrammed to resolve a MAF code. 
29000 mi Glove box rattles and is an ongoing issue. 
29000 mi I finally got the glove box rattle fixed by putting some adhesive pads between the door and the box frame. Nissan never did fix that issue. 
24000 mi

US $35
"check engine soon" light was on. I thought it was b/c it needed an oil change. Actually, was related to air intake manifold sensor, which was reset by mechanic. Light hasn't come on since. Oil was also changed. 
122700 mi

US $80
Mass Airflow sensor 

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2010 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

10000 mi Driver seat rocking. 
13300 mi Drivers side seat heat controls shut off after about 1-10 minutes 
14700 mi Seat heater was not working.. Replaced Seat. Leather on seat not installed correctly from previous repair. Seat back falling off. Also from last repair. 
21000 mi Drivers seat heater. Second repair for same malfunction. 
21000 mi Right front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Was very noisy. *d Right front bearing was noisy and had to be replaced. 
26700 mi bad seal/gasket 
36000 mi Replaced both head gaskets. 
4000 mi Squeaking from front-driver's suspension components. Components came loose and had to be reassembled and torqued.  
16000 mi Steering wheel motor/presets were not returning to predetermined settings. Dealer could not find any electrical problems and said they would need the car longer to determine the issue. This issue occurs over the course of a week, though. 
26000 mi Coolant smell coming from engine. Dealer found a loose hose causing a coolant leak. Fixed. Driver's seat rocking back and forth Rear suspension creaks going over bumps Trunk no longer opens all the way. I believe the shocks are going bad. Dealer said they could not replicate the problem Engine Service Light came on. Dealer indicates it was a bad gas cap seal. Reset light. 
34000 mi when new - the trunk would pop go up part way and then easily open the rest of way. after awhile it would not pop open much and then really had to push it open and force it all the way up. not that it was a big deal it was just very annoying. condensation in both mirror-side turning signals eventually caused significant malfunction in the driver's signal. coolant smell returned after the dealer "fixed a loose hose." Seat started rocking again. I stopped trying to get all of these problems fixed, all I wanted to do was get rid of the car. 
14880 mi I had noise coming from bushing sway bar, when hitting a bump, greased the bushings of the sway bar, and no more noise heard since then. 
16080 mi Two days ago, had the central mirror check, told me it was ok, but had to call the boss to have it changed. 
47740 mi

C $840
a squeaking when going a big bump, they changed the bushings on stabilizer bracket,change 2 stabiliser connecting rods, one in back,one in front, 
48980 mi

C $650
made 2 rips to the dealer, one to find the problem(150.00) and order the piece and 500.00 to get it fixed part 363 plus taxes and 53 for labor plus taxes.. mass air flow defaillance 
66340 mi

C $20
in the last year, I had my 2 hight beams changed, that all when a high beam burs, the day lights stop working,, in canada we have day lights, that,s how I get to know a I have a light burned... 
70040 mi had the battery change in january (14) 
70680 mi

C $238
had to have the reer right bearing change, making noise 
79360 mi

C $38
had a lignt bulb burned, had the two changed, high beem 

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2009 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

24000 mi Driver seat heater turns itself off with ambient temperature below 30 degrees. Passenger rear suspension squeak over any small bump or railroad tracks. Dealer said lubed sway bars or torsion bar? 
24000 mi Driver seat heater shuts down within 2-3 minutes when outside temp is below 30-35 degrees. Dealer installed previously ordered parts to replace lower heater unit. New parts did not correct problem and fix is unknown. 
54000 mi

US $50
When new tires were purchased a corroded tire pressure sensor failed. New sensor installed by tire shop but shop didn't have tool to "register" sensor with electronics and shut off tire pressure warning light. 20 minutes cost $50 at dealer. 
63000 mi

US $110
2 steering wheel motors failed, one for telescoping wheel and one for up/down positioning. Dealer quoted $1200 to fix. I purchase both motors online for $400 and paid local shop $118 to install. 
69700 mi

US $120
A TPMS sensor failed. After replacing battery, TPMS sensor for one wheel was not being recognized by car system. Problem was low battery voltage on tire sending unit. Battery failed to hold a charge - 2 bad cells diagnosed. 
73000 mi

US $119
*d OEM battery died, unable to charge and hold charge, but could jump start to drive to shop. Battery replaced. 
83000 mi TPMS sensor on one wheel stopped communicating with CPU. Tire dealer reset at no charge. 
92000 mi TPMS sensor failed to read. Sensor reset by tire shop for free. 
102000 mi

US $55
Felt like engine miss about once every 10 miles only at highway speeds. Would do it about 2-3 trips per week.Dealer could not duplicate nor find cause in fuel or electrical system. No "codes". Found only corroded battery connection. 
38000 mi

US $100
Battery died and I replaced it myself. 
49000 mi

US $425
The electric motor for the steering column stopped working. The steering column would no longer go up when pushing the button. 
79000 mi

US $50
Exhaust system was rattling bad. Dealer replaced clips that hold on the heat shield on the exhaust. 
83000 mi

US $760
TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) light would not go out even with tires fully inflated. Dealer replaced 2 TPMS sensors in the wheels. Diagnostic said low battery in the 2 TPMS sensors that were replaced. 
112500 mi

US $650
I had a loose inner and outer tie-rod end on the front passenger side. This was causing a slight wobble in the wheels. This was noticed after a tire rotation. Both inner and outer Tie-rod ends where replaced. 
5000 mi charcoal canister evap vent valve replaced 
112000 mi

US $500
Climate controlled drivers seat quit working again (4th time) Replaced thermo-sensors in back and seat. 
120000 mi

US $650
Replaced both tilt and telescoping motors in steering wheel assy after both motors quit working. 
146000 mi

US $600
Replaced elecric engine cooling fan assy. When fan would kick on made horrendous noise. 
151000 mi

US $150
Passenger Side Sunroof seal became detached when cruising at 70MPH with sunroof open. Ordered and replaced Passenger Sunroof Seal. 
255000 mi

US $830
Alternator failed 
276000 mi

US $90
Master window switch replaced after driver window switch broke. 
347500 mi

US $150
Original Power Steering Pump began slow leak at shaft so replaced it. Probably could have gone another 100,000 but I do not like leaks of any sort! 
348000 mi

US $140
Replacement pwr steering failed, replaced with new unit 
84500 mi

C $356
Several electrical items were having intermittent failures. Electrical system diagnosed new battery put in Push button start would not work. Had to replace electronic ignition start 
84940 mi

C $160
HID lights failed. Bulb had exploded 

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2007 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

68300 mi

US $600
Oil pan gasket was leaking along with the oil cooler. Also, air filter, cabin filters and alignment was performed. 
82300 mi

US $1100
ABS Sensors and Actuator replaced because they were no longer functioning Timing chains were rattling 
65000 mi

US $50
shop added freon and dye to find a leak. 
72700 mi My Maxima has 73k, bought it at 27k. Took to the dealer for engine noise. The problem is the timing chain. Turns out this is a problem area for the 3.5 v6 and Nissan has known this for years. 
80000 mi

US $75
oil cooler gasket behind oil filter base replaced, also cooler line to base spliced because of rusting line Whining timing chain never fixed. Shop said it could go another 20k miles before it gets worse. Took $1,500 less for the car because of the whine. 
121520 mi

C $400
Change plugs, fix leaky rear valve cover. Reduced leak, but still there. 
124000 mi

C $138
CVT loud whine. 400km ext. warr left,off to dealer. 1st tech says alternator??? (back2schooltime) 3 more techs check vehicle. Service manager & techs now say engine oil filter. Oil+ Nissan filter, whine completely gone. Next full CVT flush 
57000 mi

US $90
Camshaft sensor (Bank 1) 

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2006 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

74300 mi the under body on drivers side is severely rusted. Dealer does not care to provide anything. this is a typical Nissan body issue. Starts to rust at the end of 61st month. Warranty only 60 months from the date of purchase. Horrible. 
79000 mi All head lamps are burned out. Both left and right low and high beam pretty much done. Dealer asking for $550. Ridiculous. Not yet repaired. Running the car on fog lights. 
80000 mi

US $50
All of a sudden, bettery died. From 700 cca it came down to 250 cca. Had to replace. It was just 4 years. 
94000 mi

US $500
Under side of the driver side carriage rusted. Replace it with new sheet metal. All of a sudden, come this spring, heat goes up in NJ for a week, my Maxima stops to blow cool air. It is not blowing hot air either. AC vent is throwing somewhat cooler air compared to 87Deg outside. 
95300 mi

US $100
AC was out of charge. After recharging, it seems to be OK, not need to see if it can hold up until next summer. 
102000 mi

US $1200
Struts were rumbling. When opened for repair it was found that Wheel bearing, Tie rod ends, Torsion bars were damaged. Initial estimate of $200 for labor (I had purchased Struts), finally went to $1200 including all of the above. 
104000 mi

US $350
Ac stopped working and O-ring on the compressor was replaced to engage the belt drive with the compressor. 
108000 mi

US $1900
Timing guide was worn out causing lot of. Chain noise. 
115000 mi

US $40
Fog lamps blew up. Instead of traditional tungsten bulb is replaced with LED bulb, now it does not work at all. Checked the fuses, relays etc all are OK still cannot find what the issue is. Dealer wants $150 to accept taking a look. 
116000 mi

US $40
I fixed the fog lights. Used the Phillips Crystal ultra. Great bulb. The driver side fog replacement was a piece of cake. But on the passenger side, the access was bad. 
118000 mi The trans started to jerk around a lot and on the highway, it used to loose power making other cars almost crash into mine. Especially very bad on uphill. Car decelerated very fast putting the passengers in danger. 
100000 mi

US $580
Frozen calipers - need to replace calipers, pads and rotors on both sides 
130700 mi

US $650
Frozen calipers 
131300 mi

US $350
Leaky Exhaust - hole in the flex pipe 
138000 mi Gas guage flipped around backwards. Can never read above empty 
140000 mi Broken gas gauge. 
101000 mi Transmission was not shifting correctly. Had to be replaced. This was the second transmission I had to replace. This repair was covered under an extended warranty. The drive chain had to be replaced. This was the second chain I replaced. 
143000 mi

US $800
Tie-rod end, pothole hit Exhaust - O2 sensor needed to be replaced 

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2005 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

84000 mi CEL, gear shift locked, and brake lights malfunctioned. Radio failed while they had the car. 
84000 mi High rev's and bucking and surging in acceleration, traded car. 
140000 mi

US $900
Broken timing chain tensioners. Replaced alternator. First signs of issue were dimming drive lights also brake and charge lights remained on. Replaced AC pump 

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2005 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 5-speed manual FWD

108000 mi

US $1165
Passenger side was flickering, replaced both HIDs myself ($80 ea). Needed to remove front fascia to access headlamp assemblies to change bulbs. Changed fogs and turn signals while I had them off. Brought car in to repair heatshield rattle. Discovered that most of the noise is internal to the rear precat. Quoted $1100 w/labor to replace 1 precat. Plan to purchase headers and never deal with disintegrating precats again. Both pre-catalytic converters were replaced. Front one was mostly plugged, rear one still looked okay. Neither had begun to disintegrate. 
118000 mi

US $83
Common problem. Replaced broken clutch bracket with new bracket. Had mechanic weld the failure points on the old one to hopefully increase strength and reliability. Car is drive-able with broken bracket, just squeaks and is hard to press. 
131300 mi

US $800
Replaced all timing chain guides and main tensioner (main guide and tensioner had failed, as is common on the 04+ FWD VQ35DEs. :(). Replaced water pump while the timing cover was off. Replaced all three engine mounts--front and rear "torque mounts" were completely shot, (rubber destroyed) permitting excessive engine movement. Side engine mount was worn, but still functioning nicely. 
133000 mi

US $65
ABS started activating on its own while braking under dry conditions. Rear wheel hubs let in too much salt/dirt and triggered crazy readings in the ABS sensors. Replaced rear hubs. Known defect, a Nissan TSB was issued. 
141000 mi

US $800
Replaced struts on all 4 corners, all spring perches/rests. Shock absorbers were completely toast in the rear and mostly dead at the front. Springs should be okay for another 140,000 miles. Handling is now sublime! Replaced both rear wheel hubs. Bearings were fine, rust had accumulated in the hubs causing ABS wheel speed sensor failure. (Expensive, ouch). Sensors are useless now, must be replaced at a later date. Drilled larger drain holes per TSB. ABS sensors were detecting erratic wheel speeds, causing ABS to kick on in dry conditions at light braking levels. Super dangerous. Hubs had rusty sludge inside, ruined ABS sensors. Known problem, Nissan has TSB. Cut fuse to disable. 
63500 mi Car has oil leakage from engine so 4.5 qts of oil was filled and car was to be driven for 1000 mikes and returned for engine/oil check. Car was returned to shop after 1600 miles and was down 2.5 qts oil and deemed engine was bad. 
64000 mi Engine was not repaired. The oil leakage was tempered with the Lucas Oil Treatments, which worked well. 
66700 mi

US $490
Clutch was sticking and stalled with clutch stuck at floorboard. Replaced slave cylinder but problem returned due to a pinhole leak in the slave cylinder hose. 
69000 mi

US $323
Broken clutch pedal bracket replaced 

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2005 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

87000 mi

US $450
ABS sensor failed due to rust and was replaced. Failed sensor caused ABS to activate whenever braking - poor braking distance. 
91000 mi

US $107
Check engine light. Told it needed new catalytic converter. Decided to not repair due to cost. Light turned off after new gas was added. Another mechanic surmised it was caused by a bad tank of gas. 
115000 mi

US $618
Replaced both front wheel bearings/hubs 
52000 mi

US $90
Low freon. Couldn't find aleak. 
70000 mi

US $125
Transmission acting eradic. Hard shifts. Transmiision fluid was replaced. 
84000 mi

US $15
Oil Pan Leak 
86000 mi

US $550
Alternator replaced 
89000 mi

US $5
Cracked rear subframe. Repaired by dealer due to Nissan extended warranty for this component Leaky oil filter mount gasket 
129700 mi Front struts replaced. 
136000 mi

US $1500
front air dam spoiler keeps falling off 
149000 mi Front struts came loose, possibly removed and not properly reinstalled in a collision repair. Mechanic, repair shop repaired trouble free, under their warranty. Transmission started slipping and bucking a few thousand miles ago. Repair shop said they could smell a varnish type smell to the transmission fluid. Reluctant to replace fluid and filter because whenever they have done that ton other like units, the un 
149000 mi Check engine light came on. They said the catalytic converters were failing, and by the way it was driving, I believe it; having experiencedthat in the past. With transmission, looking at $5,000 to repair. Traded car. Transmission slipping when traded. 
58000 mi

US $358
Check engine light, code P0420, ended up replacing 1 cat converter covered under warranty. 
109000 mi

US $600
Light on, said I need new y-pipe, also got oil change done 
111000 mi

US $230
Crankshaft sensor, cam shaft, among others, car stalled on way home, light came on took to shop. Sold car, bought new 
Rebuilt transmission at at 75000 miles problem with front suspension nothing done then catalytic converter bad when traded car in. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

76880 mi

$3500
transmision failed, transmission replaced with fairly used. but i was told that my fuel pump needs to be replaced becouse the engine goes off at times and sometime its takes time to start and when it does the transmision stays on fifth shift 
115000 mi

US $15
Replaced overhead light switch 
121000 mi

US $46
Car would not start (would crank) pulled codes, replaced crankshaft position sensor. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 5-speed manual FWD

69000 mi Front struts cracked, axle boot leaks, front rotors need resurfacing. Estimate for struts and these repairs is $750. 
75000 mi

US $500
Replaced struts. Replaced front axle boot due to leakage of right boot, rotors were resurfaced. 
86000 mi

US $477
Service engine soon sensors needed replacement. 
88500 mi

US $60
The "O" ring was leaking oil. It was replaced after 2 visits due to the inability to diagnose it immediately. The problem was fixed with the replacement of the "O" ring. 
107000 mi

US $600
IVT Solenoid - 2 "Check engine light" came on and prompted these changes. 
111000 mi

US $1300
The car was making a loud noise during driving. Upon inspection at the repair shop, it was found to need, 2 motor mounts,  NS new drive axle. 
118000 mi

US $900
The air vent motors were replaced. 
180000 mi

US $1000
There was a problem with the variable valve timing sensor and it needed to be replaced. Spark plugs also replaced, oil change. Leaky radiator hose. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

161820 mi

C $275
Replace catalytic converter sensors. 
169260 mi

C $2200
We had 2 CV axles replaced at a cost of $2200.00 with NAPA parts at the dealer.  
172360 mi

C $1400
Replaced timing chain 
180420 mi

C $2500
*dup both CV axles replaced *dup Replaced timing chain, guides etc. 
198400 mi

C $1200
Replaced timing chain. 
109000 mi

US $400
Replaced two wheel bearings, one front, one rear, and repaired a minor oil leak. Engine oil cooler cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
115000 mi Right front strut making noise. While under warranty both front struts were replaced three times. 
32000 mi Rear passenger window came out of rubber track. Had to remove inside panel and trip and put track back in place. Did so with no problems. 
38000 mi

US $350
Low pressure air conditioning hose needed replacing due to leak in hose. 
42000 mi

US $640
motor mounts had failed and needed replacing 
66000 mi

US $900
right front strut worn out- replaced both struts 
76000 mi

US $1300
Timing chain was rubbing on guides. Dealer suggested replacing guides, and at the same time the timing chain. Kept car for 3 days, but gave me a new loaner. Repair successful and completely satisfactory. 
74000 mi Was told I have wear on one tie-rod end. Am putting off repair for several months as I was told I could. May trade the car instead of repairing it. 
77000 mi

US $365
hose coming from A/C compressor replaced due to leaking vacuum. 
98000 mi

US $55
Had an oil leak. Repair was to oil cooler..replacing the O ring gasket 
103500 mi Inner tie rod end replaced 
126000 mi

US $354
During a front end alignment the shop (Dobb's)somehow broke something and told me it was their fault and had to replace (no charge) the rack and pinion steering system. Said they've never had that happen. Also involved CV boot. 
133000 mi radiator replaced as it was cracked and leaking fluid and engine was overheating 
86000 mi heat shield was loose and needed to be clamped 
99000 mi Engine failure 
148000 mi

US $41
Camshaft position sensor error - bank 2. Error code P0345. 
139000 mi

US $2100
Oil leaks all over! And power steering hose busted. 
53320 mi

$125
A rattling noise in the front right shock absorber (Passenger side). It was diagnosed as a worn upper shock support. It was replaced and the problem got fixed. Sometimes when starting the engine, a cloud of blue gray smoke would come out of the exhaust pipe. It was suspected that the valve stem seals were worn and needed replacement. However it was found that the PCV valve was defective. Replaced. 
91000 mi

US $2300
replaced actuator in driver control panel. Front struts 
91000 mi

US $2100
Motor for front driver window failing Oil leak power steering leak and parts worn 
149500 mi

US $165
Problem: P0300 code-random mis-fire Dealer found no problem with thr car !!! 
260000 mi

US $812
CV shaft replaced, right side passenger. Battery and brake lights came on. 
266000 mi

US $1700
ABS control system was replaced. 
274000 mi vacuum valve replaced 
288000 mi Brake light was on, but no problem was found. Display was faulty. 
159000 mi

US $1800
tie-rod ends and ball joints worn out 
166000 mi

US $350
Strut mount bolt broke causing tire to fall to ground pulling axle out . 
172000 mi Right front wheel would pull sharply to the right intermittently. Replaced ball joint. Oil leak Took car back, still pulling sharply to the right. 
210000 mi oil change, chech engine light is on... 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

105000 mi

US $430
Seal on power steering cracked and leaking profusely. Timing chain worn and needed to be replaced. 

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2003 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

135000 mi

US $200
Oxygen sensor replacement 

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2003 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 5-speed manual FWD

140000 mi

US $120
Radiator replacement; OEM radiator began to fail (fluid leaking from upper seam in tank - but didn't fail completely) 
150300 mi

US $15
Replaced front (right?) valve cover gasket. It was leaking. $15 part. 
154700 mi

US $150
Power Steering hose replacement 
171300 mi

US $20
Replaced worn sway bar links Replace rear (left?) valve cover gasket 
176460 mi

C $250
ignition coil 
112000 mi

US $600
The car was shutting off at low speeds and at times took a few times to turn back on. Couldn't be duplicated at the shop. Changing filters didn't help. Hard to diagnose without replacing sensors. Entire suspension system needed to be replaced- shocks, struts, etc. Belts needed replacing - had replaced some 2 years prior, but needed to replace them again. 
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 mi

C $800
Power steering hose was leaking; hose replaced and fixed the problem. 
113240 mi

C $800
Replaced tie rod end - steering was loose & clunky. exhaust u-tube broken causing exhaust noise 
116940 mi

C $400
Drivers side high intensity discharge low beam was burned out. Replaced both low beam headlights as a precaution. 
119340 mi

C $250
Engine pipe flex tube corroded; needed new one & had it welded (not bolted) in place. 
119660 mi

C $300
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. 
121520 mi Would not go into reverse. 
98000 mi

US $150
replaced radiator fan 
103000 mi

US $150
Replaced radiator due to a leak. 
107000 mi

US $500
replaced wheel bearing 
109000 mi

US $1800
replaced 4 struts replaced alternator 
213000 mi

US $1340
Replace ABS sensor 
215000 mi

US $245
Replace L/F axle seal 
218000 mi

US $450
Replace radiator, cap and coolant 
161000 mi

US $150
replaced coils 
111000 mi

US $500
Catalyst back muffler 
112000 mi

US $1200
New struts at all four corners, new lower control arms, all installed. 
112700 mi

US $950
*d replace front lower control arms, replace front and rear struts/springs 
113300 mi

US $2500
oil pan and filter o ring replaced ECM reprogram per hesitation TSB 
118000 mi

US $1900
Front Radiator support rusted out high pressure fuel pump hoses plus new engine mounts 
121000 mi

US $800
Crankshaft pulley and idler pulley replacement. 
105000 mi Neutral position safety switch causing check engine light to come on, code P1706. $25 part, 1 hour labor. 
112000 mi

US $600
Car was jerking when getting on/off the gas, and making a clunking noise when going over bumps. Engine subframe/radiator support rusted through. Mechanic cut away rusted bits and welded new steel in. 
117000 mi

US $850
Right tie rod replaced Sway bar end links replaced Right control arm replaced 
123000 mi

US $270
SRS light on dashboard started flashing. Entered diagnostics mode, and got one long flash followed by 6 short flashes. Looked up code and it indicates a problem with the front crash zone sensor. Wiring harness checked, sensor replaced. 
123000 mi

US $1000
Front left brake caliper seized. Mechanic was able to rebuild, charged 1 hour of labor. Muffler rusted out, needed to be replaced. Heat shield loose and rattling. 
58300 mi

US $200
Had to replace muffler. Would not pass inspection 
63000 mi

US $100
Replaced leaking radiator, cost of radiator $100 

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2003 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

124000 mi

C $1300
required and overdue maintenance, fixed a leak in cooling system. 
125240 mi

C $500
O2 sensor replaced 
128340 mi

C $90
Bracket of exhaust system had broken, rusted away. Shop rewelded and put in support brace. 
132360 mi

C $400
replaced tierod end. 
153000 mi

US $80
Leaky top of radiator crimp seal 
112000 mi

US $900
NOTICED ANTIFREEZE LEAKING FROM ENGINE, HOSES INTACT.  REAR HUB BEARING VERY NOISY. FRONT BRAKES SQUEALING UPON STOPPING. 
112000 mi engine valve cover gasket leaking, transmission slipping 
117700 mi

US $400
Replaced radiator 
121000 mi

US $300
A sensor mounted on the transmission went bad & caused the check engine light and transmission light to come on.  
140000 mi

US $500
Front struts needed replacing. 
160000 mi

US $600
Leaking radiator...replaced. Leaking power steering hose...replaced. 
167000 mi

US $300
Valve cover gasket leaking oil and needed replacing. Also needed tune up to replace orignial spark plugs. 
176000 mi

US $150
Replaced alternator 
69440 mi

C $8780
check engine light on - coil saturated with oil - cylinder not firing- replaced valve covers and all 6 sparkplugs 
70060 mi

C $1035
replaced all 6 coils 
117000 mi

US $1200
Electronic motor mount malfunctioned and sent a surge of electricity to the computer and fried it. The car was still running but smelled like something was in fire. 
135000 mi

US $50
One Bad ignition coil 
128000 mi

US $100
Replaced knock sensor 
156000 mi

US $100
replaced spark plugs and valve guides because they were leaking oil into spark plug bays if left undriven for approx 24 hrs. causing misfire on random cyl. 
94300 mi

US $250
My car was making a clunking noise so got it fixed by getting the swaybar end links and tie rod replaced I had a large evap leak so got it replaced 
124000 mi

C $543
Replaced brake pads front rear 4 rotors 1 rear caliper Muffler syste, 
127720 mi evap issue replace all hoses, will not reset. evap will not reset, replaced knock sensor 
128340 mi

C $140
evap would not reset engine light on 
137640 mi Evap issue never found. 
107700 mi

US $235
Oil Pan was changed 

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2002 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

99000 mi

US $724
evap leak, replaced evap canister 

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2002 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 5-speed manual FWD

95000 mi

US $1100
Clutch, Flywheel, and Engine Mounts replaced due to wear. Replaced with Stage 2 clutch, aluminum flywheel, and urethane mounts. Labor was $450 
96000 mi

US $680
The rear valve cover gasket was leaking oil into the ignition coils and caused coil on cylinder #5 to fail. Rear valve cover gasket was replaced as well as ignition coil on cylinder #5. The spark plugs were also replaced at this time. 
97500 mi

US $240
Alternator was intermittently ceasing to function causing a sudden loss in power. Serpentine Belt replaced because of slippage. Alternator grounds and plug were corroded. Cleaned lubricated and reinstalled.  
101300 mi

US $250
Passanger rear caliper was sticking in freezing weather. Replaced and bled caliper. 
108000 mi

US $90
Hydraulics related to the clutch started acting up. Believe there to be air in the clutch lines/slave cylinder. Replaced transmission fluid. Car now shifts better but clutch engagement/disengagement is still inconsistent. 
108000 mi

US $780
Throwout bearing failed making the car impossible to shift and making a loud squealing. Pressure plate was damaged. New sachs clutch kit installed. Car drives better much than with performance clutch. 
114000 mi

US $300
Replaced Front Rotors due to harsh vibration, rear rotors warped as well due to sticky calipers. Rear pads replaced at the same time. MAF Sensor 
114000 mi

US $400
Spark plugs fouled from driving with failed maf 
168300 mi

US $230
Mass Air Flow Sensor - Replaced with new. Used a 2001 Mass Air Flow Sensor from Nissan Dealer. Had to change over the intake air temperature thermistor from the 2002 MAFS, but it worked well. Intake Manifold Gaskets - Replaced all gaskets including Upper Plenum Gasket due to leak causing unstable idle condition, and rich fuel mixture condition. Ignition Coil - Replaced Ignition Coil in cylinder 3. Required removal of Intake Manifold to reach firewall side Bank (Bank 1) 
168700 mi

US $820
Front Bank Primary Oxygen Sensor replaced. PCV valve replaced. Fuel Pump replaced. Fuel Strainer replaced. In-Tank Fuel Filter replaced. Electronic Throttle Assembly replaced. No change in car condition. Heavy bogging. 
124000 mi

US $150
Smoke test revealed that rust has devoured the neck of the gas tank, causing a vacuum leak. Estimated $200 for the replacement part. Fuel doesn't leak. Tires balanced and rotated. Compression test ran on all cylinders--everything's OK. 
125000 mi

US $17
Replaced filler neck with one from junkyard to fix EVAP leak. Discovered the leak was coming from the EVAP canister's purge valve, not the filler neck. Cheated by FORMER mechanics. Total cost: $5 can of PB Blaster + $12 neck + my labor 
135000 mi

US $3100
Intake Valve Timing Control, Bank 1 
137500 mi

US $300
Blower motor and resistor 
180000 mi

US $350
Overheating, hole in hose 
162000 mi obd2 code P0507 = idle speed too high. Dealer would not reset idle speed without significant expense  
107000 mi

US $550
*Several suspension components including the CV axle were damaged as the result of a possible "curb" encounter. Vehicle was unable to drive correctly and maintain an acceptable track. Replacement parts were salvaged from a yard vehicle and installed. 
110000 mi

US $1900
Clutch disc and pressure plate failure including failure of throw-out bearing. Factory flywheel anti-slip disc damaged. Replaced clutch disc,pressure plate and flywheel with performance replacement parts.  2 worn engine mounts were replaced. 
115000 mi Power steering pressure hose failure causing excessive leakage of power steering fluid. Problem can be temporarily remedied by refilling resevor once a week but hose MUST be replaced. 
117700 mi

US $150
High pressure power steering hose was replaced. Part was not oem nissan part. Steering pump unfortunately still buzzes but does not leak anymore. Recommendation made to use OEM part next time. 
70060 mi Car would not go over 2400 RPM. Car put itself in “safe” mode. Used car dealer repaired – only took 30 minutes. Said some wire had come loose. Since then, it’s been fine. He did not charge me anything. 
71920 mi

C $75
Replaced worn left outer tie-rod. Brake pedal hydraulic line problem. If engine lost power brake pedal would seize. Replaced tube in brake system that included internal valve to allow two-way vaccuum flow. Hydraulic clutch line leak causing clutch pedal to fail. Replaced tubing and bled clutch to fix problem. 
86180 mi

C $40
Heat shield came loose. Mechanic just ripped it off as it was rusting. 
88940 mi

C $200
Exhaust pipe developed hole, replaced pipe. 
90500 mi

C $200
Replace muffler which had developed hole. 
92380 mi

C $140
Exhaust pipe had rusted. Mechanic cut out rusted piece and welded a new section in place. 
102700 mi

C $400
Window regulator on drivers side - cable snapped, window would not go up or down properly. Needed to replace window regulator. 
105400 mi

C $400
Power steering high-pressure hose leaking. Replaced. 
111600 mi

C $275
Mechanic replaced right upper strut mount and pin in brake caliper. Rattle noise was then gone, repair successful. 
84000 mi O2 sensors out, ignition coils replaced. All covered under extended warranty. Car is running like a dream again 
204000 mi

US $800
Frozen Rear Calipers 
205000 mi

US $540
Engine Mount (Front, Right) 
183000 mi

US $150
Muffler rusted out 
178000 mi P0420 code 
73620 mi Check Engine Light came on. Evaporation issue. 
97340 mi Slight hesitation when full throttle applied at low RPM (1500-3000rpm) 

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2002 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

-horsepower 4-speed automatic FWD

45000 mi

US $250
service engine light, replaced oxygen sensor in order to pass emissions testing. 
80000 mi

US $800
My car has a clanging noise sometimes when I hit the gas....problem was not fixed, additives being added to my gas to try and break up carbon build up. 
166000 mi Replaced both precats with used (lower mileage) precats to clear a P0420 code. Since the replacement, no codes. Old precats showed signs of deterioration. 
182000 mi

US $330
Passenger side engine mount was replaced 
173300 mi

US $900
Right cam seal replacement. Power steering pump replaced. 
67580 mi

C $800
Replaced front engine mount. 
84940 mi

C $600
Rear right break occasionally shows overheating symptoms. Rear right break caliper sticking. Replaced both rear break calipers. 
89280 mi

C $400
Replaced front wheel bearing. 
92380 mi

C $20
Daytime Running Lights (Canadian car) module broken down. Fixed by me. Tracked it to cold solder joint in DRL module. The reapir would cost $400 at a dealer. 
94240 mi

C $180
Replaced front wheel bearing. This bearing was previously replaced 15 months ago. Either faulty part or it was damaged when installed previously. 
63000 mi

US $80
Rusted section of original exhuast was repaired with a kit from Autozone. 
104000 mi

US $1709
Transmission slipage noticed, went to shop to get checked out. Had to rebuild automatic trans, slip between 2nd and 3rd gear. 
108000 mi

US $225
"evap sensor"(?) out had to be replaced 
119000 mi Had to replace 2 O2 sensors, check engine light on. 
158000 mi

US $90
had to replace 2 belts 
158000 mi

US $950
Front right wheel hub bearing was worn out. U-joint boot was discovered to be torn. Replaced wheel bearing, axle, and boot. 
158000 mi

US $118
HID headlight failed; replaced both with Philips HID bulbs. 
159700 mi

US $1475
Replaced all four shock/struts and aligned. 
163000 mi

US $113
Replaced intake air control valve to correct code P1800. 
169000 mi

US $161
Transmission shifts from 1 to 2 were sometimes very hard, and were getting worse. Had Valvoline do a complete transmission flush and the transmission works like new again. 
225000 mi

US $2000
Service Engine Soon light stays on. Engine stalls occasionally when at stop light/signs, even when driving (all dashboard lights flash) then shuts down (placing in neutral to re-start), pressing gas too quickly sometimes causes stall 
70680 mi

C $150
Lower oil pan rusted out. It is my understanding that this is a common problem due to silicon (no gasket) or faulty coating 
106000 mi

US $135
#4 ignition coil failure. Causing rough idle and rough operation. 
123000 mi

US $800
ignition coil had to be replaced. The car idled extremely rough and the tachometer went crazy. 
125000 mi The transmission was having difficulty changing gears between 50 and 55 mph. Had the pan dropped, fluid flushed and the magnets cleaned. For now, it is better. 
150000 mi

US $500
Wheel bearings needed to be replaced 
93000 mi

US $200
Timing sensor will probably have to be replaced. 
257500 mi

US $350
Replaced all 3 catalytic converters 
158720 mi

C $165
Replacer lower oil pan 
168640 mi

C $2100
Had to replace the suspension system for the first time ever. Surprised original asted so long. 
108000 mi

US $50
Replaced Evaporator Canister Purge Valve after getting SES light with codes P1448 and P0455. 
130000 mi

US $100
Mechanic noticed a radiator leak; replaced the radiator. 
145000 mi

US $490
Shaking when braking. Inner Tie Rods had play. 
172000 mi

US $1300
New catalytic converter,  oil filter housing replacement, o2 sensor. 
93500 mi

US $600
Went in for brakes and found a bad strut 
94000 mi

US $600
Had radiator fluid changed, seem on radiator started leaking after flush. 
132300 mi

US $2000
Oil leaks. 
109100 mi Bottom of wheel wells rusted out. 
110360 mi

C $700
Radiator Split so bought new one. When I went to install I discovered the lower rad. support had rusted about 65% threw. The support also holds up the front motor mount. There is a service bulletin in the U.S.A. but not in Canada . 
117800 mi

C $550
Exhaust in perfect shape the flanges rusted out. Rear valve cover leaking oil in spark plug holes number 3 coil burnt out. 
118200 mi P0507 code, reset computer to relearn mode.Car was running good when code came up . 
122960 mi Rotors and one rear calliper. 
143000 mi

US $18
Gasket from cross over tube was leaking. Cheap part, but lots of work to get to it. Airbox assembly comes out along with most of the cooling lines on that side. So far seems to have fixed it. It caused lots of rust, though. Check engine light on from small air leak. Happened before, thought it was fixed. Now it is back. I'll look into it when it is warmer out. 
66300 mi

US $50
The brake pedal switch broke so my brake lights were not illuminating. 
84300 mi

US $120
Replaced front and rear cam sensors. 

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2001 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

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. 
94000 mi

US $535
Front wheel bearings and hubs 
102000 mi

US $800
3 O2 Sensors replaced 
161000 mi

US $1000
Alternator blew, 2nd one in two years. MANY other electrical problems over the last 2 years. 
171000 mi Frame for engine mounts cracked. 
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. 
121000 mi CEL, replaced oxygen sensors. 
222300 mi Replaced both cv axles  power steering pump, power steering high pressure line, and harmonic balancer 
86000 mi Motor mounts. Front suspension work. 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

227-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

250000 mi failing alternator. had been installed one year prior. covered under alternator manufacturer warranty. 
260000 mi

US $550
Replace master and slave cylinders in clutch system, as well as two hoses. 
270000 mi

US $25
Driver's side door limit switch broken. Replaced by owner. 
287000 mi

US $250
Anti-lock brake sensor failed.  
336000 mi

US $250
HVAC/heater blower fan failed. Replaced both regulator and blower motor/fan 
350000 mi

US $235
Original radiator leaking. Owner ordered new radiator online. Shop installed it. 
378000 mi

US $825
front struts replaced. 
400700 mi

US $80
Replaced steering pump vacuum hose 
403000 mi

US $350
Replace high-pressure power steering hose assembly 
421700 mi

US $400
Repair rust over both rear wheel arches 
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. 
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. 
55800 mi

C $230
Replaced failed alternator 
58900 mi

C $2700
Differential bearing failed, required new differential and other parts to be replaced. 
65100 mi

C $700
Driver side transmission leak at driver shaft. Replaced shaft, and seal and shimmed bearing. 
71300 mi

C $500
Replaced failed alternator, and tension pulley. Also cracked windshield replaced. 
78300 mi

C $500
Replaced suspension strut, and spark plugs 
79940 mi

C $120
Replaced starter motor and battery. 
89900 mi

C $600
Replace strut Replaced MAF sensor 
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

68200 mi

C $500
oil pan had rusted out 
114700 mi

C $475
Car starter died, original from factory - lasted 10 years. Replaced with Bosch. 
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. 
133480 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. 
145980 mi

C $150
O2 sensor replaced. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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 
129000 mi

US $600
oil change, coolant leak found in radiator, radiator and thermostat replaced. thermostat still not accurately working right on climate control. 
103000 mi

US $600
Replaced left front wheel bearing and hub assembly. 
116000 mi

US $315
replaced failed transmission revolution sensor 
124000 mi

US $375
Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets 
133000 mi

US $1100
replaced motor mounts 
136700 mi

US $885
code P1320 stored. Distributor signal interrupt. Replaced all 6 coil packs. 
150000 mi

US $140
replaced original radiator after it burst 
165500 mi

US $65
Replaced high pressure power steering hose due to crack/leak in original part. 
166000 mi

US $263
P0305 Cylinder 5 misfire; replaced #5 coil pack 
141000 mi

US $600
ecm failure, icv replaced, computer sent out for repair 
88000 mi

US $350
Replaced O2 Sensor but did not correct problem. Need new front catalytic converter, can't afford to fix right now. 
89000 mi

US $600
Returned to have recycled catalytic converter installed and another 02 sensor. Check engine light still came back on. 
99000 mi

US $950
Alternator went dead. Replaced new tie rod and ball joint on driver's side. 
115300 mi

US $150
Catalytic converter was replaced. 
138300 mi

US $150
Canister vent valve replaced twice, light still on. 
144000 mi CEL still on, reason I sold it. 
41540 mi

C $30
Service engine soon light came up, went in to read the fault code. Further work will follow. 
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. 
46500 mi

C $110
After doing the research myself, replaced mass airflow sensor which fixed the problem. 
144000 mi Check Engine Light came on for a p430 the Catalytic Converter needs replacing. All four struts worn and need to be replaced. 
145000 mi Compressor was dead. 
57040 mi

C $240
Oil pan replaced- porous centre due to rust. Installed an after market pan & gasket 
57960 mi

C $300
Replace original exhaust resonator (seam opening up) & flexpipe (deteriorating) 
62620 mi

C $310
Replaced muffler & connector pipe 
75020 mi Tension idler bearing worn out. 
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.. 
100000 mi

US $165
Alternator failure - low charging voltage. 
101000 mi

US $24
re & re tie rod ends - pass side failed rotating torque test. 
106000 mi

US $24
Headlamp low beam out. Replaced both bulbs. 
106000 mi

US $61
Rear right wheel bearing noisy, replaced. Rear left wheel bearing play exceeded specifications during check when brake job done. Replaced. 
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. 
114000 mi

US $145
Radiator leak. Replaced radiator, radiator hoses. 
118000 mi 6 year old battery failed. 
174000 mi

US $374
replaced coil 3 
130500 mi

US $280
Replaced left front inner tie rod end. 
135000 mi

US $250
Bad caliper 
151500 mi

US $117
Fixed cooling leak and inspected several other systems 
154000 mi

US $250
Replaced HVAC blower motor due to worn out bearing. 
156000 mi

US $700
Alternator, and Serpentine Belts 
144500 mi

US $300
Alternator was failing to charge the battery. 
148700 mi Ignition coil failed. So replaced. 
98000 mi

US $600
Head Gasket Leak and Power Steering Reservoir leak 3 sensors needed to be replaced Starter went out second time 
98000 mi

US $1500
Main engine seal leak Power Steering leak 
137000 mi

US $21
I replaced the thermostat of the Maxima. Engine did not show overheating after that. 
139500 mi

US $1145
Replaced radiator and two thermo heat sensors?-i think that what they were called 
143000 mi

US $525
i had the resonator, pipes and muffler replaced 
146000 mi

US $580
I had to replace the starter and the battery 
148000 mi

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

121000 mi

US $95
MAF sensor. 
123000 mi

US $100
Self repaired. Replaced original ignition coil, cylinder 1; five original ignition coils' clocks "ticking". 
144000 mi

US $125
Replaced Fuel Pump 
152000 mi

US $150
Replaced Radiator 
160000 mi

US $50
exhaust pipe broke and had to be re-welded 
174000 mi

US $129
transmission speed sensor replaced 
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. 
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. 
125300 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 
171200 mi

US $470
noise in rear passenger side tire. hub bearing bad noise from previously replaced exhaust 
77700 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. 
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. 
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 
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 
105000 mi

US $450
Front bank catalytic converter had failed and was replaced 
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... 
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

41540 mi

C $200
RR caliper - seized causing brake to drag and hub to overheat 
44020 mi

C $1070
Replaced struts, shocks, upper bearings 
46480 mi

C $318
Alternator failed and was replaced. 
48360 mi

C $50
Exhaust hanger rusted off. New one was fabricated and installed. 
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. 
50840 mi

C $325
Alternator replaced. Second time within one year. 
107260 mi

C $2700
ECU ICV idle control motor 
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. 
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. 
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 
171120 mi

C $4500
Replaced front and rear struts for the first time. 
172960 mi

C $200
Replaced the front and rear motor mounts. 
179800 mi

C $550
Replace alternator and belt 
127000 mi

US $396
Throttle body and main computer replaced and two oxygen sensors flash sync the computer 
129000 mi Replaced the IACV, had engine computer component repaired, then had the car towed to local dealership to have it reprogrammed. 
129500 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. 
165000 mi

US $1050
Bank 2 catalytic converter below 50% efficiency. Mechanic said catalytic element was already dislodged. 
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. 
186700 mi

US $180
Starter went bad. Warning light: oxygen sensor High Voltage (Bank 1, Sensor 2) 
151280 mi

C $1000
Idle Air Controller Valve died, shorting out the ECM. 
151900 mi

C $236
Struts needed replacing 
154560 mi

C $170
Camshaft position sensor on Bank A 
159960 mi

C $100
Needed new CV axle Sway bar links needed replacing 
167600 mi

C $150
Radiator fan assembly replaced, both fans didn't work 
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. 
159000 mi

US $320
Replaced front and rear motor mounts. Car shifts much smoother than before. 
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. 
81000 mi

US $1117
Replaced all 4 original factory struts and strut bumpers. 
90000 mi

US $417
replace one motor mount (2nd replacement since vehicle new) 
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. 
101500 mi

US $307
Radiator leaking & was replaced rear strut badly leaking hood struts not functional lower control arm bushings failed 
109000 mi

US $95
Engine air control valve needs to be replaced 
111000 mi AAC - engine idle air control valve went bad; idles fast 
110000 mi

US $60
Check engine light with code for oxygen sensor. Replaced sensor, reset code. 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

77000 mi flex pipe behind headers went out, along with the pre-cat and 1 o2 sensor. 
87000 mi

US $350
Passenger wheel bearing went out, broke abs sensor while repairing, bearing cost $50, sensor $200 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

95000 mi

US $104
SEC light on, very difficult to diagnose erratic/surging idle problems. 
95000 mi

US $40
Shop tried to correct erratic idle. Problem recurred next day. Car is undriveable. 
95000 mi 3rd shop that cannot fix the problem. 
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 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

152000 mi

US $290
replaced sensor 

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2000 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

68000 mi

US $940
REPLACED ALL BRAKES AND ALL CALIPERS 
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. 
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. 
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. 
74000 mi

US $240
Need new battery, oil change, wipers & oil sensor--was causing a leak. 
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 
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 
102920 mi

C $150
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. 
108460 mi

C $600
Removed and repaired entire front axle assembly (LH/RH) Replaced bearings Repaired poorly done exhaust work (including flex pipe). 
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. 
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) 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

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. 
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. 
113000 mi Car did not start, tried to jump but would not stay on. According to dealer the connections for the battery was "bad/loose" which caused the no start concern. They re-tightened the battery posts/clamps and problem has not come up since. 
119000 mi Some backlighting for controls is out. 
106000 mi

US $120
Oxygen sensor. Bank two sensor 1 
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. 
155000 mi

US $400
Replace starter motor 
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. 
159000 mi

US $380
Replace radiator after top tank split 
163000 mi

US $150
Replace idler pulley on serpentine belt 
165000 mi

US $450
Replace evap canister due to emissions code. 
167300 mi Noise heard from front end while driving, traced to worn engine mount. 
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) 
192000 mi

US $794
Needed new starter motor. Ball joint gone bad. Neutral safety switch. 
193000 mi Idle air control valve went bad. sold car 
95000 mi

US $400
replace alternator 
103000 mi

US $650
new rear brakes (rotors, calipers, pads) 
118000 mi

US $800
changed master and slave clutch cylinders 
118000 mi

US $700
struts replaced 
139000 mi

US $370
replaced all six ignition coils with oem coils from Rockauto. successfully shutoff check engine light. 
163700 mi

US $175
Muffler replaced 
165000 mi changed exhaust Y pipe 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

147000 mi

US $300
Starter coil on piston # 1 needing to be replaced 
155620 mi

C $500
Rear calipers, rotors, pads 
159940 mi

C $45
One broken bracket for the exhaust. 
161820 mi

C $600
Changed pads, coolant, AC refrigerant. Bodywork at the front, it was badly rusted. 
166360 mi

C $200
Alternator making noise. Radiator crack, leaking. 
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.  
149000 mi

US $1306
Speed sensor. Thermostat. Shock absorbers. 
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. 
163000 mi

US $350
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. *dup 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. 
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. 
167000 mi

US $40
Brake lights stayed on. Plastic cover for microswithes had to be replaced 
169000 mi

US $240
Front wheels suspension system components needed to be replaced car aligned. 
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. 
176000 mi

US $135
Power steering fluid leaking. Found the a broken hose. Hose was replaced. 
193000 mi

US $210
Driver side front wheel bearing needed to be replace. Making bothersome noise at high speed. 
197000 mi

US $115
The AC cooling fan did not work. 
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. 
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. 
100000 mi

US $200
 
102000 mi

US $80
Cylinder 3 ignition coil was misfiring, replaced. 
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. 
115000 mi

US $370
Radiator developed leak. 
139300 mi

US $266
Replaced power window motor. 
142000 mi

US $650
Replaced AC compressor, drier, serpentine belt and other associated parts. Replaced CV joints (both sides). Replaced one front wheel bearing. 
143000 mi

US $480
Replaced front motor mount 
145000 mi

US $670
Harmonic balancer came apart. 
132000 mi Both CV Drive shaft replaced. 
135000 mi Repaired both drive shaft. 
156000 mi

US $48
Leaking oil through valve cover, replaced both valve cover gaskets 
158000 mi

US $100
Both outer tie rod ends replaced 
110700 mi

US $750
Both axles were cracked, causing wear to tire tread unevenly on the inside. Both Axles were replaced. 
122000 mi

US $1200
there were several leaks around the engine and in the fuel pressure switch.  
136000 mi

US $110
sunroof popped open and had to be forced close manually by detaching the motor. 
163000 mi

US $20
Water leak in trunk. Resealed taillights and applied sealant under trunk weatherstripping. Water leak still present. Origin currently unknown. 
169000 mi Mass Air Flow Sensor replaced because engine would try to idle, but would kill for warm starts only. 
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. 
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. 
217000 mi

US $100
Starter replaced 
221000 mi

US $350
Both front struts and strut mounts and lower control arms replaced 
223000 mi

US $2800
Automatic transmission replaced with new one from Nissan, rear main seal replaced 
225300 mi

US $50
Replaced both outer tie rod ends. 
241000 mi

US $70
Heater blew cold. Changed thermostat. Heater continued to blow cold. Next day, the heater started blowing hot again. Cause unknown. 
245000 mi

US $94
Crankshaft position sensor (CPS) malfunction. OBD II code P1336. Replace CPS, problem still exists. Replacing CPS wiring harness next. 
105400 mi

C $745
Rear wheel wells, inner fenders. Both sides rusted out. Repaired and painted. 
109120 mi

C $155
Exhaust - muffler and tail pipe 
112220 mi

C $472
New radiator support had to be manufactured and installed. It was rusted out. Flex pipe for exhaust 
114080 mi

C $460
MAF sensor 
199400 mi

C $500
replaced rusted radiator support, radiator (small leak) alternator (worn out bearing) 
209560 mi

C $25
EVAP canister vent valve leak 
212000 mi

C $100
welded 6 rusted through holes, avg size 4x5 cm in the rear driver side. 
218860 mi

C $60
Driver side window regulator failed to close the window. 
223200 mi

C $250
replaced high pressure power steering hose due to leak 
97000 mi

US $200
O2 sensor 
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. 
105000 mi

US $95
Ign coil #2 failure Known Nissan problem 
106300 mi

US $89
Ignition coil#3 failure. The other three will fail shortly 
110000 mi SES light on. Cause is poor ECU design that is too sensitive to #2 o2 sensor reading and thinks cat converter bad 
114000 mi Repair prior to my ownership caused problem due to axle nut coming loose.Symptoms were increased tire wear and noise. I properly torqued the nut to repair. 
114700 mi

US $119
Starter failed, replaced it 
132000 mi

US $560
Inner tie rods worn out rt wheel bearing failed not yet repaired 
132000 mi

US $75
fixed prior reported problem with right wheel bearing 
134000 mi Leak at top of radiator. Very slight but need to add water every month 
117000 mi

US $1840
The problem: clunks from the front end, mainly passenger side. Solution: replaced front struts, control arms, wheel bearings, sway bar links, sway bar bushings, and axles/CVs. Car drives much better but some clunks persist. 
118000 mi

US $280
Another trip to solve the clunking from front passeneger side. Thanks to maxima.org, suspected the right engine mount. Replaced the mount and both belts (AC+PS). The car now drives like new! 
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. 
134500 mi

US $165
Replaced both rear struts. Did the work myself, parts cots was $165 from RockAuto.com. 
147700 mi

US $775
rear brake calipers were sized and needed replaced air mas sensor replaced 
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. 
122000 mi Oxygen sensor 
125000 mi

US $170
New muffler needed 
129000 mi

US $750
radiator 
142000 mi

US $400
starter was busted, and had to be replaced. 
107000 mi

US $100
The radiator had a slow leak between the top plastic cap and the aluminum. 
116000 mi cv boot worn 
116000 mi

US $623
Had axles replaced  High pressure steering hose banjo fittings replaced 
126000 mi

US $700
Cooling fan system coming apart. Also had spark plus cables replaced. 
139000 mi

US $715
Battery had a bad cell that took out the starter. Also the negative battery terminal cracked in half. 
141000 mi

US $76
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 
146000 mi

US $200
Replaced both outer tie-rods due to them being blown 
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. 
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. 
154000 mi

US $290
Engine would stall on start when the engine was warm. 
167000 mi

US $320
Two struts needed replacement. Replaced all 4. 
166000 mi

US $200
Downstream O2 sensors on CA emissions model Auto. 
182000 mi

US $600
Replaced Motor and Transmission mounts 
183000 mi

US $290
Replaced stab bar 
183700 mi

US $240
Replaced worn out tie rod and bushings. 
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. 
195000 mi Rough, grumbly idle. Sounded like an exhaust leak. No discernable difference in performance. Accessory Belt squeal on startup 
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. 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

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. 
89000 mi

US $65
Loose shield and hole in exhaust between precats 2 & and 3. Loose hangar was replaced on resonator after MAIN cat 
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. 
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 
98000 mi

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

123000 mi

US $225
Starter failed, replaced Starter. 
130000 mi Radiator was leaking through the top joint with the plastic cap and the aluminum heat exchanger. 
139500 mi

C $350
Mass air flow meter 
82000 mi P0138 and P0139 code.... replaced O2 sensor. 

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2000 Nissan Maxima 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

145000 mi

US $1200
Replaced catalytic converter. 
77000 mi

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

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1999 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

190000 mi

US $900
Catalytic converter needed to be replaced. 
153000 mi

US $480
Radiator support rotted out $200 to weld in U channel to reinforce Engine ignition coils front $180 
159000 mi

US $200
Ignition coil #1 bad replaced myself $75 
164000 mi

US $200
I replaced the rear sensor first alittle while ago because that went out and I knew that the other ones were going to go soon and a week before I was planning to replace them one went out and I just replaced both. 
168000 mi

US $215
starter motor stopped working when at work, but i was drivin to a parts store and replaced it in the Parking lot 
187000 mi

US $3103
Car was overheating and lacking power. They said it was a blown head gasket so they replaced the head gasket, the timing chain, the chain tensioner, and the radiator. they didnt charge for the radiator 
112000 mi

US $5000
Radiator Support Mount Rusted out- Needed to be replaced Front/Back Struts needed replacement CV Joint and CV axle  New Muffler and exhaust pipe- Rusted out the old one Transmission Pan - replaced 
167400 mi

C $1000
Replaced bearing Holes in exhaust MAP and O2 Replaced Ebrake Cable 
150000 mi

US $300
muffler rattling, had to replace muffler due to rust 
193700 mi changed out starter. Starter was replaced about 4 years ago, was under lifetime warranty at autozone, cost me my labor. 
198000 mi

US $150
Two coil packs went bad, replaced coils with new 

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1999 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

198000 mi

US $75
Replaced MAF unit due to 'chugging' issues, also maintaining use of 92+ Octane fuel. 
157000 mi

US $120
Replaced starter. 
167000 mi

US $130
Replaced 8 pads and 2 rear calipers. 
177000 mi

US $210
mass air flow sensor bad. 
179000 mi

US $60
Replaced rear shocks 
179000 mi

US $27
Replaced coil on cylinder 1 
137000 mi

US $100
cleaned clogged EGR tube replaced ignition coil #6 Needs struts Needs AC repair 
132000 mi

US $67
Check engine light came on, Bad O2 sensor, replaced by owner. Problem fixed. Cost $67 for sensor on Ebay. 

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1999 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

89000 mi

US $50
Cylinder 1 misfire code P0301. Replaced coil #1. 
92000 mi

US $150
Alternator started whining and smoking and needed to be replaced. 
107000 mi

US $500
Replaced Knock Sensor, O2 sensor, and EGR valve. MIL reset and stayed off. 
152000 mi

US $88
Car failed to start. Ignition keys had to be rescanned. 
165000 mi

US $353
car failed to start. starter did not activate/turn. 
187700 mi

US $250
Radiator leaking. Radiator and hoses replaced. 
197000 mi

US $217
State inspection revealed left tie rod bad 
199000 mi

US $229
Service engine light illuminated and returned ODBII codes P0158, P0160 & P0325. One O2 sensor removed and replaced. 
200000 mi

US $203
Problem: Coolant leaking upon engine shut down. appears to be coming from behind alternator. Finding/Repair: Shop removed alternator and found crack in the block. Shop installed block sealer to stop leak. Leak successfully stopped. 
201500 mi

US $56
Car failed to start. Removed battery and returned it to Advance Auto Parts where it was tested and confirmed to be bad. New battery installed. 
211300 mi

US $342
Left rear caliper dragging. Shop removed and replaced Left rear caliper and rear brake pads. 
101680 mi

C $700
two front axles replaced. Had cracked boots. Replace both sway bar end links 
106020 mi

C $478
Replace alternator/water pump belt, power steering belt, O2 sensor B1s2 
75000 mi

US $320
Oxygen Sensor was bad, replaced with new one.  Replaced 2 brackets on the exhaust. 
194000 mi

US $97
Check Engine Light (3 tanks of premium gas fixed w/out repair) + found wheel alignment issue found at dealer 
128000 mi

US $2500
Bearing on gearbox to air conditioning from serpentine belt was failing (found ball bearings in garage, heard horrible grinding sound when car was running). Nissan design prevented repair without replacing air conditioning. INSANE Air conditioning/heating fan was failing. Replaced. Fog lamps - one casing broken, wanted $200+ to replace. Replaced light bulb in other casing, didn't work, wanted $90 diagnostic fee to troubleshoot, gave them the bulb back. 
151000 mi

US $500
Starter died. Replaced Starter.  Also had large sections of clearcoat on the front left panel peel. Touched up, but almost immediately peeled off again. 
167000 mi

US $1500
Tie rod ends, struts, rods Engine mounts 
173700 mi

US $600
Radiator blew during drive home, replaced radiator, water pump, hoses, thermostat 
187000 mi

US $600
Fault code and flashing check engine light, car sputtered and struggled to maintain speed. Replaced #5 coil pack. 
170000 mi

US $800
Check engine light had been on for a while. Car failed yearly inspection. Problem was bad EGR valve, and excessive carbon in intake manifold.  
124000 mi Would not crank. Starter replaced. 
132000 mi Noisy starter - replaced as preventive maintenance. Had lifetime warranty on part, so did not have to pay additional amount. 
140000 mi Radiator Hose popped out. Routine maintenance item that had been replaced recently - but was not tightened properly. 
146000 mi

US $300
Radiator Leak - Replaced radiator and also replaced thermostat. 
159000 mi Starter (replacement from Autozone) developed a dead spot, and would not crank at times. Got a free replacement from Autozone and replaced it. 
165000 mi

US $200
Fuel injector flooded engine. Now excessive engine piston slap. Will have to scrap engine and car. 

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1998 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

160000 mi

US $5
Rear license plate light needed to be replaced. Screws were rusted and had to be drilled out. Plastic cap had to be cut, no new part available, used glue to reseal cap and new screws to attach back to bumper 
166000 mi Engine light came on due to knock sensor error 
190000 mi

US $100
Changed knock sensor myself without removing intake 
160700 mi

US $281
check engine light, compression check, replace spark plugs, clean injection with injection flush and a additive in tank. 
161300 mi

US $739
Radiator blew up. Replace radiator. Remove and replace coolant fans. Remove and replace temp sensor. 
145000 mi

US $300
Replaced fuel filler assembly. No non-OEM parts available, so a Nissan assembly had to be sourced. 

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1998 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

247000 mi

US $50
The rear plate lights were burnt out, but it requires replacement of the mounting bracket to repair. 
247000 mi

US $20
Rear plate light was broken and the socket needed to be replaced. Installed the new parts. 
252000 mi

US $600
Center muffler and exhaust pipes replaced. 
265000 mi

US $850
CV Joints and axles replaced. Also needs EGR solenoid and ABS wheel sensor not replaced this time. 
272000 mi Third brake light burned out. This is attached to the spoiler on the car and is expensive to replace 
272000 mi

US $20
Radiator cracked and was replaced rear muffler was rusted out and was replaced Third brake light wasn't working. replaced a connector in the wiring harness to the light. Repaired one of the LED lights in the third brake light as well. 
193000 mi

US $20
One of the cooling fan motors did not work and caused the car to overheat in traffic. Installed one from the junk yard which solved the problem 
204000 mi

US $200
Alternator and battery cable went. No big deal, although the compressor had to be loosened to get the alternator out of the bottom. There is just enough play in the AC lines to get it through 
82000 mi

US $700
Check engine light - one O2 sensor replaced, one knock sensor replaced. 
86000 mi

US $200
New radiator fan in Sept 08, done by a shop, $200, in shop one day, radiator fan was making noise. Repair successful. 

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1998 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

132000 mi

US $255
O2 Sensor Replacement 
132000 mi

US $273
Needed new front right wheel bearing. 
135000 mi

US $624
Replaced oil pan due to leaks. replaced a seal as well 
139000 mi

US $400
Replaced front axles. 
143000 mi

US $550
Rreplaced mass airflow sensor. 
153000 mi Air compressor froze, sending metal into air conditioning system. Replaced expansion valve, compressor, filter, coolant, etc. Took it back for noises. I was told that the radiator fan needed replacing and that was done. It took two hours. The noise continued, so I took it back and was told I would just have to live with the noise and that it couldn’t be fixed. That trip took two hours. I reported this to the regional office and the Regional manager requested that I take it back one more 
154000 mi

US $1700
They said they replaced the expansion valve (again-this time with a genuine Nissan part-at my insistence) and lowered the coolant charge to less than the maximum. It has worked properly and quietly since then. 
169000 mi

US $400
Engine skipping; took it in, but not bad enough to determine where problem existed. When it got worse, took it in and shop replaced 2 coil packs. Problem lessened, then worsened until exactly as bad as before. 
175000 mi

US $1900
Fuel injection system cleaned; spark plugs replaced. Valve gaskets replaced. Rack and pinion replaced. 
175000 mi

US $936
Same problem of engine skipping, especially while idling. Replaced all 6 ignition coil packs and problem has not reappeared so far. 
180000 mi

US $780
We took the car in for a minor problem and the dealership gave a huge list of things to repair, including oil pan leaking $2600 worth. Friend (mechanic) did necessary repairs but not extras (leaking timing belt cover and right axle seal). Replaced upper and lower oil pan gaskets. Replaced oxygen sensor. Replaced rear engine mount. 
188000 mi

US $370
Harmonic balancer and belts. 
189000 mi

US $80
Protective panel on underside of engine. 
180000 mi

US $1000
rusted muffler was replaced. parts and labor about $1000 
83000 mi

US $75
Headlights left on after key removed indicator was not beeping. Taillights were not functioning, bad wiring. 
89000 mi

US $700
Exhaust system was rusted out, with exception of catalytic converter. 
102000 mi

US $600
Battery and brake lights blinked and car begin powering down while driving. We were towed to the Nissan dealer and they diagnosed that the alternator was in need of repair. 
106000 mi Radiator fixed. 
110000 mi Fan assembly needed replacing when wrecked.  Airbag light on when wrecked. 
105000 mi

US $600
Engine had a rough idle and shook car. Replaced the radiator and spark plugs. Fixed the problem. Car also has a leaking valve cover gasket. 
91000 mi

US $89
Replaced Starter, battery ground cable, and spark plugs. Starter output was very weak, and car wouldn't start, and then became flooded. 
99000 mi

US $140
New rear Calipers, pads, and rotors 
101000 mi

US $75
Replaced the Starter 
110000 mi Valve cover gasket. 
114000 mi

US $75
CV Axcle replaced 
195000 mi

US $350
Clogged muffler ruptured 
98580 mi

C $40
both outer cv boots broken LR brake caliper stiff, uneven pad wear, caliper and pads replaced 
99800 mi Exhaust pipe separated from flange where it connects to short pipe that is part of muffler. Cleaned flange, welded approx a 4 inch length of new pipe, approx 2 1/8 inch inside diameter, to fit over the pipe that separated. No clamp required 
170000 mi

US $800
problems with engine and transmission. Bought both and I'm just waiting to install them, meanwhile the car is in the garage. Driving another car while problem is solved 
175000 mi

US $160
coil failure 
210000 mi

US $300
Replaced rear struts 
113000 mi

US $20
Cleaned throttle body & replace air filter to solve poor cold starts. 
173000 mi

US $425
Rear struts finally gave out. The car was hopping all over the road. Could not drive safely over 55. Rear struts replaced and the car drives straight and true and smoothly down the road. 
173000 mi

US $425
Middle exhaust pipe between converter and muffler was replaced. Remainder of exhaust is original. 
180000 mi

US $700
Replaced front struts. Did the drive axles at the same time to save on future cost. The boots had been ripped open for over a year. 
181300 mi

US $150
Soft brake pedal. Shop bled them twice in last few months. They replaced Master Cyl this time. Not corrected. Bled twice more in the next week. Getting some air out and brakes are getting better but not corrected yet. Discounted costs. 
182700 mi

US $140
The slide on the bottom of the caliper was frozen so that only the top of caliper was movable. Caliper replaced, problem of soft pedal finally resolved! 
186700 mi

US $150
A/C system was intermittent. Evacuated system, measured volume and recharged with correct amount. 
199700 mi

US $300
Front left wheel bearing and hub was replaced. 
210000 mi

US $342
Engine was flooding, but no relevant codes. Replaced plugs, cleaned throttle body and MAF. Ran rough for 50 miles as it burned off chemicals from O2 sensor. Running great again now. (Starter replaced at cost as it burned out during repair.) 
63000 mi

US $350
Front suspension joints rusted. Replaced. 
71000 mi

US $780
Replaced rear brake rotors, pads and calipers due to wear and rust in calipers as car was parked for 3 months when I was out of country. Replace after market lug nuts due to broken key. 
80000 mi

US $500
replaced exhaust resonator and muffler 
82700 mi

US $350
The A/C compressor bearing was rusting and was making a lot of noise. A/C still working fine, but wanted to get it repaired as summer is close. Remanufactured compressor - $350. 

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1998 Nissan Maxima 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

82460 mi SES light came on, downloaded codes and cleared codes from car's computer. Codes have not reappeared after more than a week 
88040 mi

C $187
Needed new muffler 
88660 mi

C $1700
A/C not working  
89900 mi

C $290
O2 sensors replaced 
92160 mi

C $60
Airbag light came on. No problem found after diagnosis. Light reset. 
230000 mi

US $530
Alternator replaced. This makes the third one. This time we also replaced the battery. The original replacement was supposed to be covered by Nissan since there was a full recall for the alternator. Nissan refused to honor the recall for this problem. 
241000 mi

US $764
Here we go again --ANOTHER alternator and battery. This makes the 4th one. Nissan had a recall on the original but refused our claim to fix the problem under the recall notice. The general mgr. states that Nissan is using inferior parts!! 
245000 mi

US $525
replaced starter and battery. valve cover gaskets replaced 
247000 mi

US $400
replaced valve cover gaskets and plenum gasket 
259000 mi Check engine light kept coming on, we would just get it turned off. 
171000 mi

US $500
Key would not start car when turned 
174000 mi

US $20
Replaced lights in info screen 

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1997 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

199000 mi Exhaust leak when sold. 
138500 mi

US $30
Poor gas mileage and a non-CEL engine code. Knock Sensor was determined to be bad. Replacing this sensor improved gas mileage and removed the code. 
140000 mi

US $80
rear left caliper was seized. Caliper and rotor were replaced 
141500 mi

US $250
pinhole leak on A/C compressor was repaired using sealant. 
195000 mi

US $200
New Struts, strut boots. Replaced sway bar, sway bar bushing Replaced inner tie rod, steering rod boot 
196000 mi

US $100
Power steering belt tensioner broke causing both belts to fall off Crankshaft position sensor 
229000 mi

US $50
Leaking coolent. 
236000 mi

US $843
Leaking upper oil pan gasket. 

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1997 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

261000 mi

US $500
Replaced MAP sensor.  Replaced rear calipers and rear rotors. 
151000 mi

US $80
Coil pack 4 misfire. 
154000 mi

US $120
Calipers were sticking, inside pads worn down but outsides okay. Replaced calipers. 
142000 mi

US $17
A bearing had been worn for several thousand miles, making a loud growling noise, and I finally decided to replace it. The hub/bearing assembly was replaced with a used part. Also, rear pads were replaced and brakes were bled. 
143000 mi

US $150
Car failed emissions testing. Knock sensor and O2 sensor were replaced. 
144000 mi

US $30
Replaced starter motor: solenoid was failing intermittently, starting became difficult. 

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1997 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

91760 mi

C $350
sway bar link replaced 
93620 mi

C $150
replaced flex pipe 
136000 mi

US $30
Replaced ignition switch - switch would occasionally not start engine, even with full key turn. Common problem on 4th gen Maximas. 
152520 mi

C $240
Exhaust system fell off behind the headers. 
189720 mi Given the Maxima's deteriorating condition and the fact that it was seldom used, we decided to scrap it. 
128000 mi

US $500
Ignition, tune up Control arms 
148000 mi

US $400
vapor canister replaced; also brakes 
165300 mi

US $250
Rear Bearings replaced 
198000 mi

US $200
Replaced original radiator, hoses, thermostat, coolant, PS Return hose, and starter (proactive, works but had some hard starting from bad alternator/battery earlier). Radiator had slight leak near top, rest PM. *before joined Original alternator replaced at ~195000 miles. Also replaced battery. 
203000 mi

US $78
Window regulator broke. Motor still worked but window fell down into the door. 
203700 mi

US $50
Passenger window motor went out 
138000 mi

US $250
Replaced valve cover gaskets 
149000 mi

US $200
Replaced worn drive shaft 
172000 mi

US $682
Exhaust system rotted and needed to be replaced. 
173000 mi

US $100
Replaced stabilizer and wheel bearing 
179000 mi

US $115
Top radiator tank split at molded rectangle toward passenger side. R&R took about 30 minutes. 

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1997 Nissan Maxima 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

109000 mi

US $400
Replaced starter. Replaced fuel pump. 
119000 mi

US $120
Sway bar links replaced by myself.  Also, replaced knock sencor, due to service engine soon light. 

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1996 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

267000 mi

US $50
Overheating. Added coolant. Found nothing else wrong. 
176000 mi

US $600
Back brake line and back brakes plus resurface rotors. Replaced Remote Control Unit with salvaged part. 
178000 mi

US $200
Leaking radiator. Replaced Radiator and both hoses. 
185000 mi

US $600
Starter Motor failed and was replace along with Battery. 
195000 mi

US $350
Replaced rear struts and springs 
147000 mi crack radiator cost me $178.00 with all parts 
112000 mi

US $100
Check engine light went on but OBD reading returned not error. OBD restarted. On third visit MAF sensor was replaced. 
103000 mi Oil pressure sending unit. 
107000 mi Valve Cover, throttle body, and upper intake manifold gaskets. Lower control arms, ball joints, bushings, swaybar end links, tie rod ends. 
101000 mi Wheel bearings making noise. 

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1996 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

151000 mi

US $137
Knock Sensor replacement. 
151000 mi

US $10
It was leaking transmission (manual) oil. Repair was made by replacement of the output shaft seal.  
153000 mi

US $75
Starter failed and was replaced. 
161000 mi

US $50
Replace MAF Sensor with used part. 
174000 mi

US $30
Replaced leaking clutch slave cylinder and hydraulic hose. 
189000 mi

US $50
Replaced Water Pump Replaced Radiator Support Replaced Valve Cover gasket and Intake Manifold Gasket Replaced Starter Replaced idler pulley Cleaned EGR tube 
193000 mi

US $55
Check Engine Light. Code indicated a bad Oxygen sensor. Sensor was replaced. Problem fixed. 
136000 mi

US $200
Master and Slave cylinder failed. Could not shift the car out of first. Had to have it towed to the shop. 
145000 mi Had the slave / master cylinder go out. First shop replaced only slave cylinder.  
145000 mi

US $530
Was fine for a month, then clutch engagement became erratic. Visited a different shop, which told me to replace both slave and master in conjunction. 
155000 mi

US $424
Replaced front and rear motor mounts after experiencing severe 'bucking' whenever letting off or engaging the gas pedal. 

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1996 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

330000 mi

US $350
Valve cover gasket replaced 
343000 mi

US $63
evap canister purge valve cleaned 
346000 mi

US $220
purge valve replaced 
354700 mi

US $155
Replaced left front Strut assembly including spring. 
362000 mi

US $80
EGR valve was dirty and clogged. had mechanic clean it out 
196540 mi

C $350
Ignition replaced (area where key is inserted) 
163000 mi

US $400
The Mass Air Flow Sensor needed to be changed drastically. I took to Nissan and another local place and they had no idea how to fix the problem. My mom's boyfriend did it all for me. 
157000 mi

US $30
Replaced ignition coil after check engine light and engine shuddering. 
174000 mi

US $55
Radiator hose clamp failure caused very slow leak after full pressure developed. R&R and clamp. 
175000 mi

US $418
Failed starter motor 
176000 mi Engine would stumble and sometimes die on startup. Required multiple attempts before it would keep running. Shop cleaned MAF and intake track and did not charge this regular customer. 
182000 mi

US $195
Replace left front axle, CV joint. 
184000 mi

US $194
replaced right front xale, CV joint. 
189000 mi

US $350
Alternator failed. No warning. Car had to be towed. 
199300 mi

US $200
Blend Control Actuator for the heat/defrost/AC had failed. 
200000 mi

US $100
PVC finally failed (stuck after 200k and a very cold harsh winter. Caused fumes/pressure to be released through dip stick opening. 
148000 mi

US $126
Radiator leak 
181000 mi

US $586
Replaced CV Joint and boot. 
129000 mi

US $425
replaced rear shocks 
134000 mi

US $300
towed car, replace starter 
172000 mi

US $379
fixed ignition replaced alternator *error Recharged A/C. 
176000 mi

US $496
Replaced starter Replaced an oxygen sensor 
189000 mi

US $185
Front sway bar had broken. Replaced. 

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1995 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

154000 mi Vehicle sold with a minor oil leak that would cost $500-$600 to repair. 
170000 mi

US $100
Car skips. Cylinder 1 and 6 not firing. Replaced coils and spark plugs. Still skipping. 
251000 mi

US $60
Passenger side rear shock/strut wore out. Replaced with OEM. Valve cover, oil pan, and oil level sensor gaskets/seals wore out. Replaced with OEM. 

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1995 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

141000 mi

US $450
Drive shaft boot was torn and needed to be replaced. 
150000 mi

US $600
Replace leaking valve cover gasket 
177320 mi

€140
BACK REAR WINDOW LIFT, WAS NOT WORKING PROPERLY, REPLACED ARM, NOT THE MOTOR. 
183520 mi

€320
REPLACED IGNITION SWITCH, AND A REBUILT HITACHI STARTER. 
184120 mi

€103
bearing noise in alternator tension pulley. 
188460 mi

€80
Coolant temperature sensor and sender to the dash. 
192580 mi

€80
replaced CV boots, left and right, also steering seals, (boots), left and right. found to be cracked during a routine inspection. 
194680 mi

€200
replaced radiator, from original fantastic part. 
204900 mi

€100
replaced air-con compressor bearing 
205220 mi

€90
replaced badly leaking oil pressure switch,(first time)on this car. 

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1995 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

176000 mi

US $150
Coolant leaking From bypass hose. Waiting for money to locate actual hose. Should not be water pump or thermostat since that is located on the passenger side. Leak is coming from driver side near transmission pan. 
62000 mi

US $400
cat back exhaust installed due to corrosion, with one O2 sensor. 
63000 mi

US $1200
exhaust system rusted through, replaced all components from y-pipe back to cat replaced two more 02 sensors 
165000 mi

US $54
Had to replace the drivers window motor gear box and the passenger window regulator. 
165000 mi Car still hard to start after sitting 2 to 3 hours. I am guessing some sort of bleed down of the fuel system or cold start system. It is not all that big a problem so I have not had it checked. Check Engine Light says the EGR solenoid is malfunctioning. 
166000 mi

US $20
I had to replace the number 5 injector again last month for a rough idle/driveability issue. 
172000 mi Alternator went out about 150 miles from home. I was stranded overnight and had to keep getting my battery jumped to get home. I replaced the alternator myself. One rough job as I had to remove the A/C compressor to get the alternator out. Engine sometimes will run rough (like a cylinder is not firing) sometimes it runs fine. I think the car has a demon. They could have made this car harder to work on by installing razor blades in all the tight areas instead of burying them(EGR, Injectors) 
174000 mi

US $300
I had a harmonic balancer to go bad which ate up both if my belts. Replaced both belts and harmonic balancer. 
189000 mi

US $200
Alternator replaced. 
210000 mi

US $451
My former mechanic said it would cost $800+ to replace my evaporator. I replaced it for an hour labor and an $65 core. Replaced one injector and spark plug, $245 parts $106 labor Diagnosed AC leak from earlier DIY evaporator replacement for $80 labor and $20 freon. I had reused an old cross-threaded expansion valve. Will try again with new core and valve. 
173000 mi

US $130
Timing chain tensioner was weak. Replaced it.  Hood would not stay up. Replaced hood struts. 
228000 mi

US $40
Leaking oil from lower oil pan, upper oil pan, and rear valve cover. Old seals, replaced them all. Problem solved. 
225000 mi

US $250
The car would not turn over, the engine would crank but no spark. When I took it to the shop they said my intake and fuel injectors were clogged and plugs needed to be replaced. 

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1995 Nissan Maxima 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

94240 mi

C $300
Bearing on pulley failed, causing drive belts to fail. Replaced pulley and belts. Replaced one of six center 02 sensors 
105400 mi

C $400
Failed fuel injector; replaced 

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