1999 Nissan Maxima XE from North America
Not happy with it
Coils misfiring again.
The only problem I've had is with the coils misfiring, second time having coils replaced. I think I'm getting ripped off with the cost of a coil ... I saw at one website that they cost %55.48, however Meineke is charging me $194.00 for one coil and $84 labor. I think that is way too much ... I wish I had come to this site before I took my car in ... actually, all I did was take it in for an inspection and so far it has cost me $1,488.00 and it's still misfiring and the 'check engine light' is still on. Now what???
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th May, 2009
28th Feb 2013, 17:03
I have the same problem with my 99 Nissan Maxima GLE. I cannot think great for Nissan any more. They issued a bulletin to their techs on the coil pack issue, which advised them to replace all six when they see an issue with one. They should have recalled these vehicles and fixed it for winning our loyalty, if they care!!
For now, please go ahead and find a reliable mechanic who can tell you 6 coils cost and labour should not be more than $100. 6 coil packs are sold cheap on eBay, but they don't fit well. I suggest you buy from the mechanic's supplier to avoid these suitability headaches. Expect a good 6 coil pack to cost around $300 or more, but not less. I bought a cheaper set ($150 for six), but they didn't fit well or work well. Returned them, thanks to their good service (JCW). You have no choice but change these immediately to avoid damage to other cars.