Nissan is following Toyota's "recall road". They are recalling over 2 million cars according to today's news. People are finally waking up to the joke of so-called "superior" Japanese cars.
I to have purchased a 2000 Maxima GLE. I've only had my car now for 8 months and 3 days! I've had nothing but problems with it since I bought it! I have replaced both O2 sensors, the max air flow sensor, and now having to replace the cam sensor!
I absolutely loved this car when I bought it! It's loaded, has climate control, leather anterior, moon roof, heated seats, Bose stereo system, power locks and windows, CD player and tape player, also has power seats. I wish I knew then what kind of problems these cars have!
I'm currently having problems now with the idle control, and also having problems with the interior lights staying on, as well as my fan; when I take the keys out of the car, all my dash lights stay on and the fan. I took it to my mechanic who told me he believes it is a wiring problem. However I have talked to a Nissan mechanic, who told me that it could also be my ground wires are messed up, or the cam sensor being bad, causing ECM damage, and the only way to fix that problem is to buy a whole new computer, and to replace the cam sensor, all at the same time. Down fall is the fact that I will have to get new keys to start and run it!
Honestly, I will never own another Nissan again in my life! I'm currently looking to trade it in for a better newer vehicle with less miles! I paid 5 grand for it 8 months ago, and put close to a grand if not more into it!
I also have a 00 Maxima GLE, and found that this is one of the worst cars I have ever owned. I mean this F'in car is a money pit. I need to replace all of the same things you guys have already had to replace, and I'm not looking forward to it at all. I think they need to recall all these things if everyone is having the same problems at around the same mileage. I also read that out of all the Maximas, this is one of the worst ones, because of how big of a money pit it is.
I have a 2000 Maxima and have had good luck with it. I bought it new and had 4 coils replaced under warranty. The front rotors have been a problem warping after 15000 miles. I also have the stalling problem. I am going to replace the shocks and struts any advice on the brand I should use. It's a GLE.
I have such mixed feelings about my 2000 Nissan Maxima. I love the power of the engine, it accelerates like no other I've ever owned, and the roomy interior is great. However, the long list of problems that have occurred under the hood... ridiculous!
After only owning the car a year, I was replacing my ignition coils, and they are pricey; had to replace all six! I also had to replace the oxygen sensors at this time. Who else thinks all the sensors this car has is ridiculous? I am not rich, and do most of my mechanic work myself, and I have to say this car is difficult to replace even the simplest part. Had to replace the alternator and belts, and there is no room in this engine! You have to take the whole thing apart to get to anything.
My service engine light has stayed on for four out of the five years I've owned it. I've taken it in and had it cleared, and the light just comes right back on.
Three years ago I had a mechanic tell me my catalytic converter was "about" to go out, and since it is such a pricey part, I am still livin on a prayer "for three years now" that it doesn't.
I have the car in the shop now because it will not idle period; it just dies, and will only start or stay running if gas is steadily given. Shop says it is idle air control valve, and of course this part is behind the motor, and I have to take apart the back side of the motor to get to it. There are also many air flow sensors that are connected to this part, that could be part of the problem or the whole problem. I've had people tell me that the main problem with these cars are the sensors, and they are honestly worthless; the car would run better without them.
I purchased my 2000 GLE new from the dealer in Sept 99. I replaced the starter in Dec 2010. No other major or costly issues. Yes my SES is on, but the car runs great with almost 141,000 miles. I get the oil changed on schedule. The car has been a great one for me.
I've had the 2000 Maxima for 6 years.
I did have to replace all the coils shortly after I bought it.
I've put two starter solenoids on it before just replacing the whole starter.
The check engine light has been on for all the time I've owned it (O2 sensors). I never replaced them.
I recently took the throttle body and EGR tube off and cleaned them because of an idle problem. The EGR tube was totally blocked. It didn't fix the idle, but the SES light went out and has been out for a week now.
I love the car, but wish I could figure out this idle problem (only when cold).
I also have a Maxima 2000 GLE and loved it when I first got it. Have replaced brakes over and over, new starter, new fuel pump, new radiator, and the light had been on forever. Replacing the max flow sensor now.
It was a great car when I bought it, but after 80,000 miles it has been nothing but problems. It has no power anymore, it cuts out, and revs up like it's in neutral. Finally got that fixed, and now it dies all the time... very dangerous because it's in traffic when I am turning in an intersection that it dies... I have to put it in neutral to start it, and mash on the gas and put it in drive, and pray nobody hits me!
Nissan should really look into all these problems people are having. I am a single mother who can't afford another car. This one is paid for, but I am out money all time on this car.
Thanks for posting your comments. Glad to know there's other people having trouble besides me.