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Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 1621 repairs.
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Nissan Maxima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (27%)

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Chart based on 1162 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Nissan Maxima problems by year

before 2001 (51%)

2002 - 2003 (16%)

2004 - 2006 (13%)

2007 - 2008 (1%)

2009 - 2011 (14%)

2012 - 2014 (2%)

2016 - 2018 (3%)

Chart based on 1642 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima Personal Experiences: Pros
2011 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Second Maxima. My wife has arthritis in her hands and the heated steering wheel was the selling feature. One of the first to have it full 2011 Nissan Maxima review
2009 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
I have owned a 2 Titans, 2 Pathfinders, 350Z, and now this Maxima. I will continue to buy Nissan full 2009 Nissan Maxima review
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
This is my third maxima and I have had almost no problems with any of them yet. with my 02 having the same block as my 96 and 97. I know it is a really reliable car. full 2002 Nissan Maxima review
Nissan Maxima Personal Experiences: Cons
2004 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Maximas are really reliable engine wise and alot of my friends drive them, however the body is prone to rusting, and most (if not ALL) of my friends Maximas have rust somewhere. full 2004 Nissan Maxima review

Nissan Maxima Problems and Repair Histories

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