I have a 2003 Nissan Maxima, and the problems started right after I drove the vehicle out of the lot.
First a wheezing noise coming from the engine that Nissan tried to fix during the warranty period. It was fixed, but shortly after the warranty ran out the problem came back.
I also get a lot of valve noise coming from the front.
I recently had a revolution sensor replaced which cost me over $300.00. Now the auto transmission sticks and jump, jolts in first gear.
My fuel consumption is ridiculous. The dealer gave me an estimate to replace the valve body for $760.00 plus $75.00 for the diagnosis, which takes 2 minutes to diagnose. I had a friend check the service engine light just for good measure. The code came back as P0745, which is the pressure control solenoid. The solenoid is located inside the valve body, so I guess they will charge around the same price because of the labor involved to get to the solenoid.
A lot of this has to do with the front wheel drive system; I think front wheel drive cars are overrated. I am all done with front wheel drive cars and Nissan. I wish I could get rid of the dealers too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th August, 2008