2000 Nissan Maxima Reviews - Page 19 of 25

2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance13475 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

OK, but not a flagship by any means

Faults:

At 14,475 there should not be anything that goes wrong regardless of age, but like so may other 2000-2001 Maxima owners, I am now a victim of bad ignition coils. I did extensive research on this issue and even signed a couple on-line petitions regarding it.

I then called 3 Nissan dealers. Not one of them would even acknowledge that an issue existed. I then called Nissan consumer affairs at 1-800 NISSAN1. They created a case number and politely told me to take it to a Nissan dealer as my independent shop did not understand Nissan vehicles.

My independent shop and several others I called ALL acknowledged this Maxima issue and all had done several repairs. It makes you wonder how a Nissan dealer could not at least acknowledge the issue, unless there was something to hide.

I know Nissan boasts the Maxima as their flagship, and Nissan consumer affairs even stated such. I bet that is why they do not acknowledge this issue. They simply do not want to tarnish the reputation of their flagship.

Like the rest of you, I am now reaching deep in to my pockets to pay for a repair for a poorly designed coil or a poorly designed application of the coil.

STEP UP TO THE PLATE NISSAN.

General Comments:

Gas mileage is good for amount of power.

It is quick and handles well.

The ride is OK for a sports type suspension.

The turning radius is extremely poor.

*Electronics and emissions issues*

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th February, 2006

2000 Nissan Maxima from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.8 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Nissan Maxima's are terrible cars

Faults:

I have many problems with my 2000 Nissan Maxima. The ignition coils are defected and Nissan refuses to recalled them. Yet I have to pay to fix their mistake. Not to mention my ignition frequently locks in place and I'm unable to turn the key the ignition. I thought Nissan were great cars. I guess I was wrong I will never buy a Nissan again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th February, 2006

25th Aug 2007, 20:06

Turn your wheel and your ignition at the same time - problem solved. That happens if you have too many keys on your ring, it puts too much stress on the lock.

2000 Nissan Maxima from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Nissan it needs a recall please!!

Faults:

The issue is the ignition coils. I had the problem surface at 34,000 miles. The plugs foul and the "check engine light" goes on and stays on. The dealer explained that it is a known issue and a very costly repair. I say it should be a recall item. The dealer actually agreed, but his hands are tied. Nissan please keep your good name and step to the plate with a recall.

General Comments:

Other than the "should be recalled" ignition coil failures the car is roomy and rides great. It also has great acceleration. I would rate it a 9 but the Nissan reliability and consumer awareness a 5.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th February, 2006

2000 Nissan Maxima SE from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Great car, but watch out.

Faults:

The #2 coil went out at about 90000, and the service engine soon light comes on all the time. Had the Mass Airflow Sensor replaced, yet the the SES light still comes on quite a bit though nothing seems to be wrong.

General Comments:

I love the car for the way it drives, feels, and performs, but from what I have seen from different forums is that the coils and SES light are a very common concern. So far I have been lucky enough to have the warranty cover most problems, but if not, I would been greatly hurting right now.

Once again, the car is a dream to drive but the technical problems I am having with it are getting a bit rediculous. I also know that there seems to be a Class Action Lawsuit attempt towards Nissan for not recalling the 2000 SE despite all the coils that have been going out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th February, 2006

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 97 reviews