6th Feb 2004, 06:27

I have to disagree about the Bose stereo system. This is the one thing in my Maxima that I am very disappointed with. I'm not a head banger playing acid rock, more towards jazz and world music, but there is simply not enough volume in the system. It's about adequate in the winter when I have the windows up, but in the summer with the roof open and the windows down I just can't get enough volume out of the system. It doesn't distort or anything at fully volume, it's just that I'm at 10 (Or 31 as this system shows full volume) and there should be more.

I also find FM reception is a little less than desired. I suspect that this is because it doesn't have a "real" fender mounted antenna, but one embedded in the glass.

Was surprised because in my '92 Maxima, the stereo system was one of the best things (among many) about the car.

9th Mar 2004, 22:21

If you did not think the Bose system in you're vehicle was good check out the 04 Maxima. Very Loud, and very clear... Just an annoying rattling third brake light at intense bass levels. Something the dealership dosent seem to think is a big deal, just enough to drive you up the wall when you hear it!

17th Mar 2005, 15:35

I completely agree with your assessment of the Bose sound system in the 2002 Maxima. I cannot get any feeling when I listen to the basic sound that comes out of my System. I have contacted Nissan about this and have had no response. The only thing worse than the stereo is the service. I have yet to find anyone interested in taking care of my concerns with this problem. I am open to any suggestions.

9th Aug 2010, 13:36

I have an 02 Nissan Maxima SE, and when I reach a certain speed or go over a bump in the road I hear the vibrating noise from the hood. Also when I play close attention when I am driving, I can see the hood vibrating. This sound is sometimes annoying, and I was wondering if there was something that can be done about it.