6th Jul 2007, 10:28
Addition to my June 11th comment.
I was just told today that the O2 sensors in both banks are shot and need to be replaced. Since I primarily use this car on weekends and to go to the station, the $200 they are roughly estimating to finish the job is worth it although I keep looking for a car that interests me enough to punt the Maxima. It's too bad because I still really like Nissan cars, but unless I leased it, I wouldn't buy from them again.
11th Jul 2007, 16:09
I have had one coil replaced in my 2000 Maxima SE and continue to be plagued by an intermittent coil problem that won't identify itself. Of course, I pay for the diagnostic fee every time. Also I have had 3 oxygen sensors and the air mass sensor replaced. I am fortunate to have made it to 127,000 miles. The car is a joy to drive when it runs properly, but I am starting to question my "cheaper to repair than replace" theory. My highway fuel economy has suddenly dropped from 27-28 to 20. I will not purchase another Nissan. I have signed the petition, but think it would be a miracle if it did any good.
13th Jul 2007, 11:43
I own a 2001 Nissan Altima GLE with 95K miles. The car has been diagnosed for an Engine Mi firing problem already. I have change the spark plugs and coils which will cost me a freaking $1200 for it. Ask me if I would buy a Nissan again??? NO NO NO.
I wonder if will even do a recall on these coils. The Engine Check light is ON even before it could run 100K miles. It is high time they do something about this problem.
31st Jul 2007, 12:26
I am having this coil issue as well.
I am going to try to 2nd source the parts and have a garage install the coils - they are quoting me $181 each for the coils. I am seeing a lot of postings for substantially less for the parts.
I am going to sign the petition, which you can easily find on line and over 3 thousand people have signed.
10th Aug 2007, 19:11
I have a 2000 Maxima bought new and now have 188,000 miles. Just a couple of problems throughout the years, but I am wandering whether to keep it or go shopping in light of my latest problem. When I am on the highway going 70-80 it will jerk out of overdrive. It did this a year ago when it was hot out and it is doing it again intermittently especially when it is warm/hot out. When it happens of course rpm go to 4000 and if I take foot off the gas it goes down to less than 1000 rpms.
Took it to the dealer... no computer read out they recommended I take to transmission shop. They have not diagnosed it yet, but based on the description said they would recommend rebuilding the transmission for $2500.
Has anybody else had this problem and what was the problem?
(by the way I have replaced the speed sensor, had a tune up/coil change at 104,000 replaced the ignition, replaced the idle sensor, replaced the radiator, and had the carbon blown out of wherever it accumulates, but only after the car had high mileage though.)
11th Sep 2007, 15:18
I too have a 2001 Nissan Maxima and the dealer replaced 6 ignition coils recently. I called Nissan and they said they could not not do anything about this issue and I need to work with dealership.
The dealership charged me 1200 dollars for changing the spark plug and ignition coils. I hear from people that Toyota and Honda vehicles are trouble free compared to Nissan. Every one should be contacting Nissan and make an appeal.
11th Sep 2007, 17:52
This is very unnerving. Same story as most of the above; 2000 Nissan Maxima SE with 70K miles. SES, TCL, SLIP lights are intermittent. Loss of power and mileage.
Went to a dealer and it's $972 to change all six coils. Just need to find out where I can get the coil packs for cheap. I signed the petition, but I feel like I am pouring water on a duck.
14th Sep 2007, 15:16
Just got a used 2000 Maxima, the "Slip" light is coming on!
What is this?
20th Sep 2007, 01:48
My mechanics told me that all of the ignition coils needs to be replaced on my 2000 Maxima, with a cost of about over $800. I was told that this problems has been very common with Nissan Maxima. Later, I did some search on the internet about the problem I have experienced with my car. I realized that many Maxima owners have suffered from the same type of problem: IGNITION COIL AND MISFIRING problem. There should be a recall on this matter.
1st Oct 2007, 09:56
The last comment is correct. I do not do ANY maintenance on my car (myself), but I bought the parts at Auto Zone (also available at Pep Boys) for ~$65/70 each.
Yesterday I did this work over ~1+ hours, which was mainly because I don't know my way around a car - it's a 10-15minute job!
The car was hesitating previously especially at first start. I actually changed out the front 3 and the car was already OK, but I had bought all of them and just did them all.
Was able to go back to Auto Zone and have them reset the "service engine soon" light (which might have also been done by disconnecting the battery for 10mins, I was out for a test ride, anyway)
17th Oct 2007, 08:34
I have a '00 maxima and I just want to junk it.
I had so many issue with this car: misfiring, MAF sensors, and O2 sensor problem. I signed the online petition last year. I don't know why Nissan has not made the recall with so many people having same problem. I replace all six coils around 50K and replaced one last year and other one 2 weeks ago. I am really getting sick of this issue. I had it with this piece of junk. I will never buy Nissan again.
8th Nov 2007, 04:43
Hello everyone! I thought I was alone on this one, but I am not. I bought the 2000 maxima in 2006. The SES light came on the same day I bought it.
So far I have replaced two ignition coils, each one costing about 75 dollars. I still have the same problem with the light being on all the time. I think we all should complain about this engineering problem. Down with Nissan. I ain't buying another Nissan no more.
If you have that problem, don't take it to the dealer. They just want to take your money. You can do it yourself or look for a good mechanic around. It usually is only one ignition coil that gives trouble at a time.
15th Nov 2007, 05:38
I had same problem after 8 years on 2000 maxima at 90k. I purchase part for $550 including 6 coil and 6 plugs. I paid $160 for installation and checking harness (sometime wire inside gets broken so light comes on). He cut the tape where he though harness get max load, 160 is more, but dealer charge way too much + more on parts as well. He had reset computer after replacing coils. He said reset only cost $80 at other place. I know dealer reset computer at 60K when engine light ON as warranty not freebies. At first I was confuse with 2003 maxima design, but 2000 is easy to change plugs from above comments (read manual, but feels it is half hearted in explanation)
I had done some other repairs as well like coolant hoses and oil switch, but not very expensive apart from $200 labor (expensive for anything). Also replace CV boot both (they are expensive and you can't do it at apt parking lot)
Next time I will change plugs myself, but it will be next 60-80K.