Read our to see people who found humor in a bad situation. Back window blew out and tires flat in back. Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. At the time we did not know about the troubling problems with the 2004-2005 transmissions. It's not hard to rein in, but it feels like the engine is battling the rest of the car, and it's something you won't experience in a rear-wheel-drive car.
The contact extinguished the fire and there were no injuries. However, the more affordable Altima is almost as roomy as the Maxima, at 102. One way to verify if it is the fuse is if all the dashboard lighting works, but sun visor and dome lighting are not functioning. The vehicle was not repaired. However, as is the case with most powerful front-wheel-drive cars, when you punch the Maxima's gas pedal, you're likely to feel a sideways tug at the steering wheel. It's equipped with sliding sunshades.
In the current generation, the Altima has grown in size and power to rival the Accord and Camry, offering both an I-4 and V-6. A driver's-seat memory system that controls seat, steering wheel, and exterior mirror adjustments is optional on both models. My smaller car does better on the turning radius. The Maxima greets the world with Nissan's new signature grille, which features a repeated pattern of little chrome squares with Nissan's logo prominently plastered across a giant chrome buck tooth. My lumbar switch was repaired in April of 2006.
I do not know if these electrical issues relate to the electrical fire. A conventional power glass sunroof is available in place of the The Maxima is competitive with its peer group in terms of safety equipment, with dual-stage front-seat airbags, front-seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags. If your Maxima is experiencing electrical problems, you should always check the fuses first, because they are relatively easy to check and cheap to change. At this time neither is cooperative and refuses to assist or investigate. Its shape is quite similar to the Altima's, making it look simply like a long-wheelbase variant.
On that same date I attempted to enter my vehicle and was greeted with an extreme amount of smoke upon opening the driver's side door. With the latest redesigns, these two corporate siblings have seen their roles evolve. Meanwhile, the new Maxima has increased in size to more closely match the , and it boasts a more robust version of the six-cylinder engine shared with the Altima 3. I have done my research, and this is an epidemic. We refinanced our home too buy an reliable, sturdy, dependable, stylish, road car instead we got a lemon. I feel this fire should be cause for investigation as my Maxima appears to be at least the second Nissan with the same exact electrical issues and fire.
I asked both the dealership and Nissan Consumer Affairs to refund and investigate my fire and it's association to the recall. The fire melted the fuse box and surrounding dash area, spreading around the underside of the steering column to just above the ignition on the dash. The overall design carries dramatic arches and vertical lines, expressing the geometric language now seen on most Nissan vehicles. Satellite radio is available with either stereo. Eighteen-inch, six-spoke alloy wheels are standard on the 3.
The more electronics your Maxima has, the more fuses it has. Chrome Data makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. Some components may have multiple fuses, so make sure you check all of the fuses that are linked to the component in question. My insurance covered the cost of the repairs and the repairs took place. The lower dash panel on the left side of the steering column appears to be the initial fire.
So how do you find out what problems are occurring? Unique among non-luxury cars, Nissan offers a four-passenger seating configuration in the Maxima's Elite package. If you are interested in advertising a for-profit service,. Decent, but not quite the best. Dollars rounded to the nearest whole dollar. Fifteen years ago, the Maxima was in a class by itself, as it was about the only affordable sport sedan from a mainline Japanese automaker. The gauges--which illuminate in orange at night--are suitably sporty and legible, and the center stack spills nicely down the instrument panel in a logical array of climate controls and audio switchgear. The fire seemed to originate near the fuse box, located to the left of the steering column, on the under side of the dash.
No police or fire emergency services were called as the fire was out. Best 10G I've ever spent. Upon completion of the repairs the dealership discovered when they tested the lumbar switch, that it was overheating the fuse panel and that it would need to be replaced. My insurance was immediately contacted and a tow ordered to take the Maxima to the nearest Nissan dealership. And some lux-minded front-drivers, such as the , are more nimble.