12th Apr 2006, 22:51

I have a 1995 Maxima I just purchased it like a month ago. And I have already had an 02 Sensor replaced. It was like 140 for parts and labor. Then it came on again, it was the ERG valve, which was 176 for parts and labor. I hope this fixes the problem if not, then it won't be getting fixed for a while because the car runs fine. Its just this light irks my nerves. It shines so bright especially at night like its screaming "fix me, fix me". I use regular gas. Does premium run better in Maxima's because I did have a friend question me about what type of gas I use so I see this could be a problem. Should I be using premium gas?

13th Apr 2006, 13:27

I remember reading about the Maxima having a recall on the Check Engine sensor. If that is the case then the Dealer should replace this for free correct? Anyone know about this recall? I believe it was for mid-90's Maximas.

2nd May 2006, 19:52

I own a 1996 Nissan Maxima. I want to install the ground wiring system, but I don't know how.

Does anyone know how to install that?

2nd Jun 2006, 23:31

Maybe everyone here should check out http://maxima.org BEFORE going to the mechanic... I'm pretty sure they can help you solve your problems, and will cost 1/10th to none of what you pay the mechanic. Just do some research before bringing it to a mechanic... it could save you thousands.

7th Jun 2006, 00:07

To the person with the 2000 Maxima problem, you need a new MAF sensor. It's approx 140 dollars new, and it takes about 5 minutes to change it. 2000-2001 Maximas had bad MAFs, which caused the engine to run very sluggish and hindered gas mileage. I've read all the comments here, and I can't believe all the prices people pay for services - especially the 950 dollar knock sensor job.

I am a ex Nissan tech, and drive a 01 Maxima with 160K miles on it, with zero problems other than doing a MAF sensor a few times till Nissan got a new updated design from a different manufacturer. You must realize that Nissan does NOT make their own sensors; they use sensors from Bosch, NGK, NTK, Siemens etc. To add more wood to the fire, my 01 Max still has original oxygen sensors in it, and I've owned it since new.

Do yourself a favor and look up maxima.org next time you have a problem with your car. We can help you diagnose your car the right way. Nissan dealership mechanics are a bunch of hacks who can't fix a sandwich, let alone fix a car.

16th Nov 2006, 10:04

The "engine" light of my 1996 maxima came on, and the diagnostic says it's an O2 sensor and a knock sensor (two codes). I had previously filled the car with regular. After filling with premium and resetting the engine light, the light is staying off. My question would the engine light come back on if the sensors were bad? I wouldn't imagine reseting the light would disable it forever (in case a new sensor failed also). Any thoughts?

16th Nov 2006, 13:58

I have a 1999 Maxima SE.

Have a grinding noise in the rear wheel, and now the rear wheel is smoking and there is a smell of burning rubber.

27th Jan 2007, 11:45

I have a 1996 Nissan Maxima BXE. My check engine light came on and I was told I need a new knock sensor, and some other sensor that I fixed already.

My light went off the first time and stayed off for two weeks, and went back off a week later and never came back on. So now when I warm up my car, the level moves almost to the center on the temp monitor, and now when I turn my heat on the temp monitor level moves back down like the car is still cold, but it goes back to the center. What could be the problem?

I still have to replace my knock sensor. Can you tell me something about this problem.

I'm from New York.

11th Mar 2007, 19:34

I have a 1998 Maxima. I just had the knock sensor and the front O2 sensor replaced. The engine light went on off. Two weeks later it came back on. Took it back to the dealer, They could not find anything wrong with it. There were some codes that were false. They reset computer and said everything was alright. The next night the light came back on. Took it back too dealer then They said it was the rear sensor. Fixed again waiting to see what happens.

5th Jun 2007, 08:13

We just purchased a 98 Nissan Maxima. It was idling rough. My husband saw that the plug was not completely plugged in on #2 spark plug. When he plugged it in it stopped the rough idling. The CEL is on with a "knock sensor" code, but I just spoke with the nissan serviceman and he said that the wire not being on correctly will cause that code to show. How do I turn the CEL off to see if this took care of the problem. He wants to charge $100 to turn it off.

20th Jun 2007, 23:00

I purchased my 1996 Maxima in 2005 when it had 99K miles. Despite having it fully inspected by a Nissan dealership repair shop, problems arose quickly and relentlessly for the next 18 months, for a whopping $5500 in repairs. Full brake system, all O2 sensors, all knock sensors, serpentine belts, new starter, etc., etc.

The car drove like a demon and I miss it, but I had to sell it because around the next corner the repair bill was always too much to deal with. AND AS FOR THE POSTINGS THAT URGE YOU TO IGNORE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT OR SENSOR PROBLEMS, that is not good advice. Once, after spending hundreds to get a couple sensors replaced, the check engine light came on again soon after, and when the diagnosis came back for another set of sensors (for $1100 this time), I let it go for awhile, and it ended up causing an additional problem.

Anyhow...I wonder if this is the price you pay for having a luxury sport sedan. I just couldn't keep up with the champagne lifestyle. : (

11th Jul 2007, 23:09

Most people that posted that have gone to the dealership. seems like you guys got the run-around, especially the one with the gas cap fix. He was making fun of you!

Anyway, go to a shop that is owner operated, before you go to a dealer. Owners are usually better mechs than dealer techs.

I have a cel for a 02 sensor. I am going to try to do it myself, since I definitely don't think it's worth paying 200 for that.

14th Aug 2007, 11:45

I have a 95 Maxima that I have owned since 95 used (14K miles). It now has 167,000 miles and very few problems.

I just had the knock sensor replaced for $250.00. Everything has to break sooner or later.

The car still runs like a scalded cat! My wife runs 89 in it; I'll be encouraging her to use 93 instead (at least once a month).

For the most part Nissan are very reliable. Find a good shop you trust and stop being ripped off by the dealerships. I agree with the previous post about a owner shop, that is what I do. Also, shops in the high rent areas have higher overhead, and thus tend to have a higher hourly rate.