-Factory CD player does not even acknowledge that CD is in player sometimes. Will not play CD or Eject disc. Around 50,000 miles.
-Right side headlight has blown twice within a year. Around 50,000 miles.
-#6 coil went out around 70,000 miles (Nissan dealer would not tell me which coil was going bad. He stated that his computer would not say, but he wanted to replace all coils for $800. I said no thanks and carried the car to a general mechanic and he connected the car to his computer and it showed the #6 coil was bad. I think the Nissan dealer was not trained properly or was just trying to rip me off. I later had the general mechanic replace the remaining coils for future security and comfort)
-Radio goes to complete static when turning on rear defrost, around 72,000.
-Right side headlight has blown a couple more times in last 20,000 miles.
-Car started over heating around 80,000 miles. Found out that one cooling fan was not working. Had it replaced.
-Transmission has rough transition between gears. 80,000 miles.
-Check engine soon light came on around 100,000. Carried to Nissan dealer and general mechanic twice about check engine soon light. Upstream O2 sensor was replaced, because code was coming back as upstream O2 sensor. Car still runs like crap, wants to flood out, no horsepower. Downstream O2 replaced, catalytic converter replaced, plugs replaced. Car is now becoming worse. I guess I will take back to dealer or mechanic and "shell-out" another $500-$700.
-Right side headlight will come on sometimes and other times it want. You can switch the ignition on and off several times and the headlight will start working again.
I had a 1994 Nissan Maxima and loved it. Drove it until it had 212,000 miles on it. Sold it to a family friend and it's still going as of today. I thought so much of this car that I bought a 2000 Nissan Maxima. Loved the car up until around 50,000 or 70,000 miles. At that point it seems like everything has happened. Major electrical problems and sensor problems that no one can seem to diagnose. Problem now is that I must find someone to fix the thing because the current state of the vehicle will not let me trade it in or sell it. Nobody would take a car with problems that can't be diagnosed.
However up until 50,000 miles this car would fly. Car is still somewhat comfortable to this day.