2000 Nissan Maxima SE 4D from North America - Comments

12th Oct 2010, 17:14

I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima. The reason why everyone's cars are stalling and having the cold start up is because of the mass airflow sensor. Just replace that, and the car gets its power and other things back.. there is something wrong with the air flow in this year's model...

11th Dec 2010, 14:19

Told I have a coil problem on my originally owned. 2000 Maxima. Was told each coil $150 by private repair. Was told this is a very big job. Does the petition still exist? It bothers me that many writers still had issues.

21st Dec 2010, 05:24

I too have had a intermittent problem with a 2000 (06 month) Nissan Maxima Ti. At first I replaced the coils, this seemed to fix it for a little while. Then we had no power; the engine wouldn't rev. A local (and very good) mechanic thought that it was the cat. I took the whole exhaust off, it was all clear.

We knew that 2 O2 sensors were playing up a bit, but never got to bottom of that. I also had a fault code for the knock sensor. I stripped the engine down to replace that... it made no difference. Incidentally, this was an 8 hour job, and not for the mechanically challenged.

Finally I took it into Nissan today, and the report comes back code p1320 ignition. Which suggests coil packs again!! So we go a round the same thing all over again. This time I will replace all 6 with new.

I have a Nissan Stagea too, and think it is great, but this is really making me doubt whether to buy another Nissan.

22nd Dec 2010, 16:03

I am the original owner of 2000 Nissan Maxima SE, and the misfire only happens immediately after starting the car, after making several short trips running errands around town. The problem goes away once I drive the car for probably 5-10 minutes. I would say it mostly occurs on warm/hot days. My mechanic is telling me that he cannot tell from the engine warning codes which cylinder is malfunctioning, so he needs to replace all six. It appears other owners with a 2000 model where able to identify which cylinder. If anyone can reply with an answer about how to isolate the misfire to a cylinder, it would be appreciated.

I have also had to change sensors, and the transmission appears to start slipping on inclines after long drives (1-2 hours). I would like to sign the petition, but not sure where it is located on the website.

26th Dec 2010, 03:10

Hi from down in New Zealand. I have same Maxima, and have just had to have front X-member replaced (under the air-con, engine radiator). Failed warranty of fitness to be able to drive on the road. $1100 to get replaced by panelbeater. Apparently it's another factory fault with the car. Car lives in a dry climate and only 10 years old. Other than that, it goes well with over 120,000 miles on the clock. Be interested to hear if others have had this problem. Cheers Andy.

7th Jan 2011, 14:55

I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima, and it is becoming a headache. As we speak, it's in the shop because of bad coils, and they can't determine which one, so I have to replace all of them. I just added 4 new coils maybe last July. I was quoted 550 for the entire job, but I have done my research, and found coils for 20 dollars a piece, and found a mechanic that will fix it for 75. Hope it all goes well and works out, because I'm tired of it always being something.

RICHMOND, VA.

15th Feb 2011, 15:35

I have a 99 Nissan Maxima and have the same problem with the coils. Do not take your car to the dealer, they will charge so much for this. My mechanic was able to pinpoint which coil - as should every mechanic. Don't replace all of them!

28th Mar 2011, 15:46

I know exactly what the problem is! It is a small sensor on the side of the trans. called the revolution sensor. It has gone bad... I know that this is an old post, so you probably have it fixed by now or have another car :) My car did this same thing last year, and no one could tell me what was wrong with the trans. Not even AAMCO!! Frustrated me to no end.

Found my answer on Maxima.org. The part costs about $150 and you can replace it yourself in less than 20 minutes. Remove the driver's side front wheel, remove an access panel, and you`ll see the sensor on top of the trans.

28th Apr 2011, 22:08

Where did you find coils for $20? I need some for my 2000 Maxima.

26th Aug 2011, 14:59

People gotta understand when they buy a car, if it's used, that means someone else owned it, and who knows the kind of maintenance they did, not to mention that car companies make these parts to degrade and break, otherwise you would just buy an car, and only own one car for your whole life. It's routine maintenance, your best bet is eBay from a trusted seller. Dealers and repair shops will get components way cheaper than what you pay for them.

28th Jan 2014, 03:07

My Maxima 2001 misfires in cold weather, but drives perfectly in warm weather. Changed intake manifold gaskets, 6 ignition coils, and still the problem persists. A recall is needed.

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