2013 NISSAN MAXIMA VIN: 1N4AA5AP7DC826445

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VIN 1N4AA5AP7DC826445 Decoding Nissan Vin Decoder

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Make

NISSAN

Manufacturer Name

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Model

Maxima

Model Year

2013

Plant City

SMYRNA

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Smyrna Plant

Plant State

TENNESSEE

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3500.0

Displacement (CI)

213.58310433156

Displacement (L)

3.5

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

2nd row center 3-point manual belts

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2013 NISSAN MAXIMA Crash Test Score

4

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
10.1%

2013 NISSAN MAXIMA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Driver, Front Passenger
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1N4AA5AP7DC826445

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11121848
Consumer Location: ALLEN, TX
VIN: 1N4AA5AP7DC****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE FOR 2 YEARS AND IT'S ONLY A 5 YEAR OLD CAR. I FIND IT DISTURBING THAT NISSAN IS WELL AWARE OF THE CVT TRANSMISSION ISSUES ON THESE VEHICLES AND THEY HAVE NOT BEEN RECALLED. THEY PUT MY KIDS AND MYSELF IN DANGER WHEN MY CAR ALL OF A SUDDEN DIDN'T FUNCTION CORRECTLY. I WAS MAKING A U-TURN AND IT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE, WE ALMOST GOT HIT BY TWO CARS OF ONCOMING TRAFFIC! I TOOK THE CAR IN TO THE NISSAN DEALERSHIP AND IT WILL COST $5K TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION THAT THEY CAN ONLY GUARANTEE 12,000/ 1 YEAR AFTER THE REPAIR, WHICH WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER MY WARRANTY BECAUSE IT EXPIRED. THIS IS SO UNFAIR. I STILL OWE A LOT OF MONEY FOR THIS CAR SINCE I FINANCED IT, SO I AM STUCK WITH THE REPAIR COST. NISSAN NEEDS TO OWN UP TO THIS ISSUE AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!

Components: AIR BAGS

January 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11071660
Consumer Location: METAIRIE, LA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP7DC****

Summary of Complaint

NO 'TAKATA RECALL' AT THIS MOMENT BUT I WAS INJURED BECAUSE AIRBAG FAILED IN MY CHEST

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11051122
Consumer Location: SAN BERNARDINO, CA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP7DC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN AN ADULT SITS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT (SOME OVER 200LBS) THE "AIRBAG OFF" LIGHT REMAINS ON. THIS IS FROM STARTING THE CAR, DRIVING, UNTIL THE END OF THE TRIP.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10876034
Consumer Location: BAYTOWN, TX
VIN: 1N4AA5AP7DC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY ON MY WAY TO WORK. I TOOK AN EXIT RAMP TO GET ON THE BELTWAY, AS I WAS HEADING TO THE BELTWAY, I HEARD A LOUD "POP" SOUND, AND AS I SLOWED DOWN TO PULL OVER, THINKING IT WAS A TIRE BLOWING OUT, I COULD HEAR A NOISE AS IF SOMETHING WAS SLOWLY BREAKING. AFTER I PULLED OVER, I NOTICED MY MOONROOF SHATTERED ALL OVER. I GOT IN MY CAR TO GET SAFELY OUT OF TRAFFIC'S WAY, AND DROVE TO A NEARBY CONVENIENCE STORE, AS I PULLED IN, MY GLASS COMPLETELY CAVED IN AND LEFT A HUGE HOLE. GLASS WAS EVERYWHERE. THIS WAS VERY SCARY. I NEVER HEARD ANYTHING HIT MY CAR MOONROOF BEFORE IT SHATTERED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415064
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: 1N4AA5APXDC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS TRAVELING FROM HOUSTON, TX TO DALLAS, TX MIDDAY ON MAY 1, 2021. I WAS APPROXIMATELY 40 MILES OUTSIDE OF DALLAS ON I-45 TRAVELING 75 MPH WHEN I SUDDENLY FELT A SPUTTER AND THEN THE SPEED INSTANTLY DECREASED FROM 75 MPH TO 20 MPH ON A BUSY MAJOR INTERSTATE. I WAS ALMOST HIT TWICE AS I TRIED TO EXIT THE INTERSTATE WITH CARS TRAVELING UPWARDS OF 75+ MPH, BLOWING AND HONING AND CURSING ME. I MADE IT OFF THE INTERSTATE AND TURNED THE CAR OFF. AFTER MAKING SEVERAL CALLS FOR HELP, I WAS INSTRUCTED BY A MECHANIC TO WAIT A FEW MINUTES AND RESTART THE CAR AND TRY TO ACCELERATE WHILE ON THE FEEDER. SO I DID, AND THE CAR DID ACCELERATE ENOUGH TO GET BACK ON THE INTERSTATE. I HAD TO DO THIS 5 TIMES TO GET THE REMAINDER OF THE 40 MILES TO M DESTINATION. I TOOK MY CAR TO METRO DALLAS NISSAN IN FLOWER MOUND, TX ON MAY 3, 2021. I WAS TOLD THE INSPECTION FOUND CODES P1778, P0778 FOUND IN ECM AND TCM FOUND TRANSMISSION TO BE SLIPPING AND THEREFORE, THE CVT ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED.....= $5523.00!!!! I HAVE ALWAYS HAD MY CAR SERVICED AT NISSAN DEALERSHIPS, MAINTAINED THE CAR IMPECCABLY, DRIVEN WITH CARE AND I AM DEVASTATED! ALTHOUGH THE CAR IS 8 YEARS OLD WITH 139K MILES, THERE IS NO LOGICAL REASON FOR THE TRANSMISSION TO NEED REPLACING EXCEPT FOR DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT FROM NISSAN. I PLAN TO CONTINUE TO PURSUE THE MATTER. I CANNOT AFFORD TO SPEND $5K ON A CAR I WORKED SO HARD TO PAY OFF.

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414048
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: 1N4AA5AP0DC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY 2013 NISSAN MAXIMA AS I NORMALLY DO EVERY DAY. THEN WITHOUT ANY WARNING IT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THANK GOD I HAD ENOUGH MOMENTUM TO GET IT TO A SAFE PLACE AND OUT OF THE HIGHWAY. I ALMOST GOT HIT IN THE BACK TO BECAUSE I HAD THE MAKE A QUICK TURN TO GET IT OUT OF THE STREET AND INTO A PARKING LOT. AND AFTER I STOPPED THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON.

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408653
Consumer Location: BEDFORD HEIGHTS, OH
VIN: 1N4AA5AP8DC****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS IN A PARKED POSITION AT MY HOME. WENT AND STARTED VEHICLE AND FROM PARK TO DRIVE IT HESITATED BEFORE IT STARTS TO MOVE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11397891
Consumer Location: BLAKELY, GA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP2DC****

Summary of Complaint

THE DIM LIGHTS APPEAR NOT TO BE ON WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT OR EARLY MORNING. I HAVE TO DRIVE WITH MY BRIGHT LIGHTS ON. I THOUGHT THE BULB CASE WAS CLOUDY BUT THAT IS NOT THE SITUATION. THE DIM LIGHTS SIMPLY DO NOT SHINE AS THEY SHOULD. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS TO MYSELF AND OTHER DRIVERS THAT I APPROACH. I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY OWNER OF A NISSAN MAXIMA WITH THIS PROBLEM BUT, I AM NOT. MY FRIEND IS HAVING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11352135
Consumer Location: CANOGA PARK, CA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP2DC****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH HEADLIGHTS ARE VERY VERY DIM LIGHT CAN ONLY BE SEEN 1 FOOT AWAY FROM THE HEADLIGHTS I HAVE EVERYTHING INCLUDING CHANGING THE H11 LIGHT BULBS

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11330288
Consumer Location: MEMPHIS, TN
VIN: 1N4AA5AP8DC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 NISSAN MAXIMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE APPROACHING A STOP SIGN, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND WENT TO THE FLOORBOARD WHILE THE VEHICLE SHUDDERED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AUTONATION NISSAN MEMPHIS (4140 HACKS CROSS ROAD, MEMPHIS, TN 38125) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 110,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

February 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11311632
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1N4AA5AP0DC****

Summary of Complaint

THE LOW BEAM HEAD LIGHTS DO NOT REFLECT HARDLY ANY LIGHT ON THE ROAD AT NIGHT. IT IS DANGEROUS AS YOU CAN NOT SEE THE ROAD AT NIGHT. MY FOG LIGHTS GIVE OFF MORE LIGHT THEN MY LOW BEAMS. I HAVE REPLACED THE LIGHTS AND IT MAKES NO DIFFERNCE. I HAVE TRIED 4 DIFFERENT LOW BEAM LIGHTS AND IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE IN THE LIGHT OUTPUT. THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL BY NISSAN, THERE ARE MANY OTHER COMPLAINTS ONLINE REGARDING THIS SAME ISSUE! IT'S VERY DISAPPOINTING THAT THE DEALER SHIP WANTS 1000 DOLLARS TO CHANGE THE WHOLE LIGHT ASSEMBLY. NO OTHER CAR NEEDS THIS DONE, YOU CHANGE A LIGHT BULB. WHY DO I NEED TO REPLACE THE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY BECAUSE I DRIVE A NISSAN MAXIMA? THE DEALERSHIP SAYS IT'S A KNOWN ISSUE THAT THE REFLECTOR LENS IN THE LOW BEAMS DECAY. THAT'S A MANUFACTURER DEFECT.

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11269802
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: 1N4AA5AP3DC****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2013 NISSAN MAXIMA SLOWED DOWN WHILE ON THE HIGHWAY DOING 60 MPH THEN A SPUTTERING NOISE FOLLOWS WITH A LARGE BOOM AND WINDING NOISE, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. TOOK MY CAR TO AUTOZONE CODE STATED CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. THIS CAR IS ONLY 6 YEARS OLD WHY WOULD I NEED AN TRANSMISSION. I'M SO DISAPPOINTED WITH NISSAN

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

July 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11257806
Consumer Location: CANTON, MS
VIN: 1N4AA5AP2DC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS STOPPING FOR GAS TO HEAD BACK TO WORK, THEN I REALIZED THAT A CLOUD OF SMOKE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11254981
Consumer Location: PFLUGERVILLE, TX
VIN: 1N4AA5AP3DC****

Summary of Complaint

THE DIM HEADLIGHT SETTING IS SO DIM THAT CAR CAN NOT BE SAFELY OPERATED AFTER DARK WITHOUT TURNING ON THE BRIGHT LIGHT SETTING. IT IS A SAFETY HAZZARD! I HAVE BEEN A MECHANIC FOR 30 YEARS AND HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH POOR HEADLIGHTS. I HAVE CHANGED THE BULBS BUT IT HAS MADE NO DIFFERENCE. I HAVE READ SEVERAL FOUMS ABOUT THE ALTIMA MODEL HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM. THEY SHOULD BE RECALLED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THEY ARE DANGEROUS.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11252832
Consumer Location: CAMDEN, AR
VIN: 1N4AA5AP9DC****

Summary of Complaint

AS I WAS DRIVING ON HIGHWAY FROM ARKANSAS TO TEXAS MY CAR STARTED MAKING THIS REALLY LOUD NOISE AS I WAS ACCELERATING. I WAS ONLY AT 60 MPH AND THE CAR WAS STILL MAKING THE NOISE BUT AS I WAS INCREASING MY SPEED TO PASS AND SWITCH LANES MY CAR SEEM LIKE IT BECAME STUCK AND WOULDN'T LET ME ACCELERATE OR GO ANY FASTER AND MY RPM JUMPED TO 5. I PULLED OVER AND RESTED MY CAR FOR A MINUTE TOOK IT TO O REILEY TO GET IT CHECKED SINCE MY SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT HAD COME ON AND THE CODE THAT RETURNED WAS CODE P1778 SOMETHING THEY STATED THAT PERTAIN TO THE STEP MOTOR FUNCTION/TRANSMISSION.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11244145
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: 1N4AA5AP5DC****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE LOST POWER NO WARNING WHILE DRIVING ON FREEWAY ALMOST HAD A WRECK THEN THE SPEED PICKED UP OUT OF NOW WHERE. THE RPMS WERE CLIMBED TO 4 AND THEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I WAS ABLE TO GET TO AN AUTOZONE TO READ THE CODE AND IT GAVE ME A P1778 TELLING ME THAT THE STEPPER MOTOR WAS MALFUNCTIONING AND I NEED TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION I'VE ONLY HAD THIS CAR FOR 2 1/2 YEARS MY WARRANTY HAS EXPIRED AND I'M AT A LOSS FOR WORDS

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11220483
Consumer Location: OVIEDO, FL
VIN: 1N4AA5APODC****

Summary of Complaint

TAMARA RECALL: I WAS DRIVING FROM JACKSONVILLE TO ORLANDO WHEN THE RPMS SUDDENLY DROPPED AND THE CAR LOST SPEED IMMEDIATELY. AS I DEPRESSED THE GAS PEDAL, THE CAR WOULDN'T ACCELERATE NO MATTER HOW HARD I PRESSED THE GAS PEDAL. I HAD ENOUGH SPEED TO GET ON THE SHOULDER. I RESTARTED THE CAR AND IT DROVE GOOD FOR ABOUT 5 MINS AND THE THE SAME THING HAPPENED. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE SHOP AND THEY SAID IT'S THE TRANSMISSION. I ONLY HAVE ONE HUNDRED FIVE THOUSAND MILES ON IT AND I STILL OWE 8 THOUSAND BUCKS ON IT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11209933
Consumer Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX
VIN: 1N4AA5AP4DC****

Summary of Complaint

YOU FEEL THE CAR PULLING AND JERKING. THEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. WE HAD THE CODE CHECKED AND IT WAS P1778 - TRANSMISSION REVERSE I/P CIRCUIT. IT APPEARS TO DO THIS ON LONGER TRIPS OUT ON THE HIGHWAY AND NOT AS MUCH AROUND TOWN.

Components: STRUCTURE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

May 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208952
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP3DC****

Summary of Complaint

WATER BUILD UP AND SWISHING BACK AND FORTH IN MY REAR DOOR, HAVE TO KEEP REMOVING THE RUBBER SEAL AND DRAINING THE WATER....WILL CAUSE EROSION, POOR GAS MILEAGE DUE TO WEIGHT OF THE WATER...

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11205870
Consumer Location: RINCON, GA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP6DC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 NISSAN MAXIMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS SLOW TO CHANGE GEARS. THE SPEED WOULD DECREASE UNTIL THE GEAR CHANGED OVER, AND THEN THE VEHICLE WOULD SUDDENLY ACCELERATE. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11204619
Consumer Location: LAPINE, AL
VIN: 1N4AA5AP2DC****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191065
Consumer Location: BEECHER, IL
VIN: 1N4AA5AP6DC****

Summary of Complaint

LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS ARE SO DIM THEY CREATE A SAFETY HAZARD.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11185531
Consumer Location: SPARTA, WI
VIN: 1N4AA5APXDC****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE IN 2017 WITH 39997 MILES ON IT. WHEN I TOOK IT TO THE GAS STATION THE PUMP SHUT OFF EVERY 6 CENTS. THE PLACE I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE AT WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THE CAR WAS SOLD "AS IS' AND A WEEK HAD PASSED. I DIDN'T TAKE THE CAR IN FOR REPAIRS BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY . I REFINANCED THE VEHICLE IN 2018. SHORTLY AFTER THAT I RECEIVED I LETTER IN THE MAIL FROM NISSAN OF A WARRANTY POLICY ENHANCEMENT WHICH WAS FOR COMPLETE EVAP TUBE BLOCKAGE. READING FURTHER THE LETTER DESCRIBED EXACTLY WHAT MY CAR WAS DOING. SO I TAKE THE CAR TO PISCHKE MOTORS NISSAN FOR REPAIRS. THE CAR HAD 69978 MILES ON IT AT THAT TIME. THEY TOLD ME THAT IT HAD TO BE A COMPLETE EVAP TUBE BLOCKAGE TO BE COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. I WAS THINKING THAT THATS WHAT IT HAD TO BE BECAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT MY CAR WAS DONG. WELL THE TECH GUY STATES THAT HE CAN GET SMOKE TO RUN THROUGH THE EVAP SYSTEM, VENT VALVE WORKING, FOUND AIR TO PASS THROUGH THE FUEL FILTER AND BYPASS LINE AND HE STATES THAT ITS ACTING LIKE THE FUEL TANK IS HAVING AN INTERNAL OBSTRUCTION. I HAD TO PAY $116.05 FOR THE DIAGNOSTICS AND THEY TRIED TO SELL ME A NEW GAS TANK FOR $ 1200.00. NISSAN SENT ME THE LETTER BECAUSE THEY KNEW THE VEHICLES HAD ISSUES. WHY SHOULDN'T THEY HAVE TO COVER A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE? I'M VERY UPSET THAT I HAD TO PAY OUT MONEY AND NOTHING WAS FIXED. SEEMED LIKE A SCAM TO ME.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11160752
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 1N4AA5AP2DC****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR ALL OF A SUDDEN STOPPED ON IT'S OWN WHILE DRIVING ON THE EXPRESSWAY. I DIDN'T PRESS THE BRAKE PEDAL OR ANYTHING. I HAD TO GET OUT OF MY CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC & WAIT ON A TOW. THE MECHANIC SHOP SAID THAT IT WAS VERY DANGEROUS FOR THE CAR TO DO THAT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11131481
Consumer Location: VACAVILLE, CA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP5DC****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING DOWN THE 680 FREEWAY IN RUSH HOUR MORNING TRAFFIC. IN FAST LANE GOING WITH SPEED OF TRAFFIC (APPROX. 75 MPH) CAR SUDDENLY LOSES POWER. RPM START TO GO CRAZY. CAR DOES NOT RESPOND TO ACCELERATOR. DROPPED FROM 75 MPH TO 0 MPH IN MATTER OF SECONDS. VERY SCARY EXPERIENCE. STUCK ON SIDE OF THE FREEWAY UNTIL TOW TRUCK ARRIVED. HAD A PANIC ATTACK. NO WARNING SIGNS. TOW TO A MECHANIC, MY TRANSMISSION IS SHOT. AT 106K MILES AND A 2013 MODEL, I DID NOT EXPECT THIS. OWE TONS OF MONEY STILL ON THE CAR. HAVE TO PAY $5000 TO FIX THE CVT TRANSMISSION AND REPLACE WITH A "NEW" CVT TRANSMISSION. SAME CRAPPY, DEFECTIVE TRANSMISSION FOR $5K. AND NISSAN ONLY WARRANTIES THOSE FOR 12 TO 18 MONTHS OR 12 OR 18K MILES.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11130814
Consumer Location: SHAWNEE, OK
VIN: 1N4AA5AP9DC****

Summary of Complaint

THE DIM HEADLIGHT SETTING IS SO DIM THAT CAR CAN NOT BE SAFELY OPERATED AFTER DARK WITHOUT TURNING ON THE BRIGHT LIGHT SETTING. IT IS A SAFETY HAZZARD! I HAVE BEEN A MECHANIC FOR 30 YEARS AND HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH POOR HEADLIGHTS. I HAVE CHANGED THE BULBS BUT IT HAS MADE NO DIFFERENCE. I HAVE READ SEVERAL FOUMS ABOUT THE ALTIMA MODEL HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM. THEY SHOULD BE RECALLED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THEY ARE DANGEROUS.

Components: STEERING

September 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11130858
Consumer Location: BENTON, AR
VIN: 1N4AA5AP1DC****

Summary of Complaint

MY SON WAS DRIVING HOME 09/21/18 WHEN THE PASSENGER SIDE TIE ROD BROKE. THE PIECE THAT BROKE SCREWS INTO THE RACK AND HAS A BALL SWIVEL IN IT AND THEN SCREWS INTO THE ACTUAL TIE ROD END. THE PIECE AT THE BREAK LOOKS AS IF IT WAS BROKEN PART WAY THROUGH DUE TO THE METAL BEING DARKER IN THAT AREA. THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION AND HAD JUST COMPLETED A LEFT HAND TURN ON A RUAL BLACKTOP ROAD. I AM CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS IS A PART THAT JUST SHOULD NOT FAIL AS IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY ARE MADE FROM A CHROME VANADIUM ALLOY WHICH MAKES THEM JUST ABOUT INDESTRUCTIBLE UNDER NORMAL USE AND CONDITIONS. I HAVE TRIED TO FURNISH A PICTURE AND AM NOT SURE IF IT WAS SUCCESSFULLY UPLOADED TO YOU. IF NOT PLEASE CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AND I CAN ATTACH IT TO A RETURN EMAIL TO YOU. THE PICTURE SHOWS THE BROKEN PART STILL ON THE CAR. I REPAIRED THE CAR MYSELF AND HAVE THE BROKEN PART IN MY POSSESSION IF YOU NEED IT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11080098
Consumer Location: DALLAS, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WOULD ACCELERATE TO MAXIMUM THROTTLE WHEN SITTING AT RED LIGHT OR AT STOP I WOULD HAVE TO APPLY BRAKE REAL HARD TO HOLD IT FROM TAKING OFF, SHIFTING INTO NEUTRAL WOULD JUST CAUSE IT TO REV UNCONTROLLABLY, I WOULD HAVE TO TURN THE CAR OFF AND ON A FEW TIMES TO GET IT TO STOP. I TOOK CAR TO DEALER AND THE CLAIMED THEY COULD NOT REPRODUCE THE SAME SYMPTOM. I FINALLY TOOK IT TO ANOTHER DEALER AND THEY SAID IT WAS A SOFTWARE CLICH. AND HAD TO RELOAD THE SOFTWARE AGAIN AT MY COST OF COURSE. I FEEL THIS IS NOT A UNUSUAL PROBLEM BECAUSE I HAD A PATHFINDER THAT DID THIS SAME THING AND NISSAN KNOWS OF THIS BUT WILL NOT ADMIT IT. VERY SCARY AND DANGEROUS TO ME MY PASSENGER AND THE PUBLIC. LIKE I SAID IT HAPPENS IN SLOW TRAFFIC IN CITY DRIVING ON CROWED STREETS.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 18, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11067229
Consumer Location: SPENCERVILLE, MD
VIN: 1N4AA5AP2DC****

Summary of Complaint

IN DECEMBER OF 2016 I WAS DRIVING MY CAR OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY, AND THE CAR WOULD NOT STOP WHEN BRAKES WERE APPLIED. THIS OCCURRED OVER THE COURSE OF 3 DAYS, AND I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE IT HAS A SERVICE HISTORY RECORD. THEY INDICATED THAT THE BRAKE BOOSTER AND THE MASTER CYLINDER WERE BOTH LEAKING, AND THEY WERE GOING TO BE REPLACED. THE CAR WAS RELEASED TO ME APPROXIMATELY 1 WEEK LATER. UPON DRIVING THE CAR THE NEXT MORNING AT MY HOME THE SAME PROBLEM CONTINUED TO HAPPEN. I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP WHERE THEY KEPT THE CAR FOR 1 WEEK AND DROVE IT 300 MILES, AND THEY SAID THE CAR HAS NO PROBLEM. I DETERMINED THAT THIS PROBLEM OCCURS IN COLD WEATHER. THEY ASKED ME TO COME AND GET THE CAR. IN APPROXIMATELY DECEMBER OF 2017 I WAS BACKING OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY AND I COULD NOT STOP THE CAR AND ROLLED DOWN THE HILL INTO A DITCH. THE CAR WOULD NOT STOP. I PUT ON THE EMERGENCY BRAKE AND WAS ABLE TO GET THE CAR BACK INTO THE DRIVEWAY. OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS, AS A TEST I WOULD START THE CAR TO SEE IF I COULD BACK THE CAR OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, AND AGAIN NO BRAKES TO STOP THE CAR. I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AND TOOK THE CAR BACK, WHERE THE INDICATED THAT THE BRAKE BOOSTER WAS LEAKING AND NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED. THEY REPAIRED IT AND A FEW DAYS LATER ASKED ME TO PICK UP THE CAR. WHEN PICKING UP THE CAR AT THE DEALERSHIP, I PLACED MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE TO START THE CAR, AND THE CAR WOULD NOT START. THE SENIOR SERVICE TECHNICIAN CAME OUT TO EVALUATE AND IT TOOK HIM 4 ATTEMPTS WHILE VIGOROUSLY STOMPING ON THE BRAKE TO START THE CAR. THE CAR WAS LEFT AT THE DEALERSHIP FOR FURTHER EVALUATION. THEY CLAIMED A MALFUNCTION WITH THE BRAKE SWITCH, AND KEPT THE CAR FOR SEVERAL DAYS. NOW I HAVE RECEIVED THE CAR BACK, AND I AM STILL HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. I BACKED OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY ON 01/29/2018, AND THE CAR WOULD NOT COME TO A COMPLETE STOP.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11066686
Consumer Location: COURTLAND, AL
VIN: 1N4AA5AP4DC****

Summary of Complaint

MY SON AND I WERE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AROUND 45 MPH WHEN WHEN HEARD WHAT SOUNDED LIKE A GUN SHOT. I NOTICED TINY PIECES OF GLASS ON MY CONSOLE AND LOOKED UP TO SEE MY SUNROOF WAS SHATTERED INTO A MILLION PIECES. THERE WERE NO OBJECTS AROUND THE SUNROOF OR COMING UP FROM THE ROADS THAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED THIS.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11065411
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP5DC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS SITTING IN MY CAR MOTOR OFF DURING LUNCH. I HEARD A HUGE EXPLOSION LIKE A GUNSHOT AND I THOUGHT I GOT SHOT. I WAS SHOCKED AND STARTLED I RAN OUT OF THE CAR. I INSPECTED MYSELF AND I LOOKED AROUND AND I WALKED UP TO MY CAR AND NOTICED THAT MY SUNROOF WAS HEAVILY DAMAGED. I CALLED NINE-ONE-ONE A POLICE OFFICER ARRIVED AND THE POLICE OFFICER SAID THAT MY SUNROOF EXPLODED.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11046956
Consumer Location: SUGAR LAND, TX
VIN: 1N4AA5AP8DC****

Summary of Complaint

EXPLODING SUNROOF. WHILE DRIVING (ABOUT 65 MPH) ON INTERSTATE IN HOUSTON, SUNROOF/MOONROOF EXPLODED. 6:45AM ON FRIDAY NOV 17, 2017

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043908
Consumer Location: OCALA, FL
VIN: 1N4AA5AP6DC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN TRANSPORTING SOME ADULT PASSENGERS IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THE "PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF" LIGHT REMAINS ON THROUGHOUT THE TRIP. THIS WOULD SEEM TO ME TO INDICATE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A FRONT-END COLLISION, THE AIRBAG WOULD FAIL TO DEPLOY BECAUSE IT IS OFF. I BROUGHT MY CAR IN TO THE DEALER, WHO WAS UNABLE TO REPLICATE THE SITUATION. NO PROBLEM COULD BE FOUND. I REMAIN CONCERNED BECAUSE THE LIGHT STILL REMAINS ON WITH ADULT PASSENGERS WEIGHING BETWEEN 110 AND 155 POUNDS. THIS ISSUE WAS OBSERVED WHEN THE CAR WAS STOPPED AND WHILE IT WAS MOVING. THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING ISSUE SINCE I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE NEW IN 2013.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043403
Consumer Location: SWAMPSCOTT, MA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP1DC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN TRANSPORTING SOME ADULT PASSENGERS IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THE "PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF" LIGHT REMAINS ON THROUGHOUT THE TRIP. THIS WOULD SEEM TO ME TO INDICATE THAT IN THE EVENT OF A FRONT-END COLLISION, THE AIRBAG WOULD FAIL TO DEPLOY BECAUSE IT IS OFF. I BROUGHT MY CAR IN TO THE DEALER, WHO WAS UNABLE TO REPLICATE THE SITUATION (PERHAPS BECAUSE THE MECHANICS WEIGH MORE THAN MY WIFE); NO PROBLEM COULD BE FOUND. I REMAIN CONCERNED BECAUSE THE LIGHT STILL REMAINS ON WITH OTHER LIGHT ADULT PASSENGERS.

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10991108
Consumer Location: LANHAM, MD
VIN: 1N4AA5AP4DC****

Summary of Complaint

MY MOTHER AND I WERE DRIVING TO LUNCH ON THE HIGHWAY AND I NOTICED THE CAR WAS DRIVING VERY SPORADICALLY. IF I PUSHED ON THE ACCELERATOR IT WOULD STICK AND THEN IT WOULD JUST BOLT OUT FULL SPEED, ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION WE ALMOST HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE AND A BARRIER. I COULDN'T CONTROL THE CARE. WE TRIED TO DRIVE SLOW, BUT THE CAR WOULD ACCELERATE VERY FAST WHEN IT DETECTED THE NEXT GEAR. WE WERE TERRIFIED WE DROVE STRAIGHT TO THE DEALER. THEY INFORMED US THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS OUT. THIS CAR HAS LESS THAN 100K MILES ON IT AND I PURCHASED IT BRAND NEW. IT WAS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. CLEARLY SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE TRANSMISSIONS THAT NISSANS ARE PUTTING IN. IF, YOU LOOK ONLINE YOU SEE OTHERS WITH THE SAME EXPERIENCE, WITH EVEN LESS MILEAGE. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE I HAD TO PAY OUT OF POCKET BECAUSE THE EXTENDED WARRANTY HAD EXPIRED. THIS CAR IS NOT SAFE. I AM SORRY THAT MY MOTHER AND I HAD TO EXPERIENCE IT, BUT VERY HAPPY MY CHILDREN WERE NOT IN THE CAR. I KNOW THIS IS A LARGE PROBLEM, BECAUSE NISSAN ACCIDENTLY CALLED ME TO PICK UP THE WRONG CAR. I WENT IN THERE WAS ANOTHER MAXIMA MAYBE A YEAR YOUNGER THAN MINE SAME COLOR AND THEIR TRANSMISSION HAD GONE OUT. THERE'S WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY. THESE CARS ARE NOT SAFE AND NISSAN NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT BEFORE SOMEONE IS SERIOUSLY INJURED OR WORSE A DEATH.

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10983320
Consumer Location: LANHAM, MD
VIN: 1N4AA5AP4DC****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS APPROXIMATELY 91K MILES ON IT AND THE CVT TRANSMISSION HAS FAILED. VEHICLE HAS ONLY BEEN SERVICED BY THE DEALERSHIP AND NEVER RECEIVED ANY TYPE OF NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF FLUID LEVELS OR THE NEED TO ADD FLUIDS. WAS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET AND VEHICLE WAS PRETTY MUCH STUCK. EVENTUALLY VEHICLE PULLED ITSELF THROUGH AND WALL ACCELERATOR VERY FAST AS IF YOU FLOORED IT. I HAVE LOOKED ON WEB AND THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR MANY. I BELIEVE NISSAN IS AWARE OF THIS CTV FAILURE. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON WHY A TRANSMISSION SHOULD FAIL WITHOUT WARNING WITH LESS THAN 100K MILES ON THE VEHICLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10980480
Consumer Location: STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
VIN: 1N4AA5AP0DC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 NISSAN MAXIMA. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY DECELERATED WHILE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS BEING DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT MANAGED TO COAST THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND TURN OFF THE ENGINE. UPON RESTARTING THE VEHICLE, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE FAILED TO MOVE WHILE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS BEING DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION CHAIN WAS FRACTURED AND THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 109,124.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10970760
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: 1N4AA5AP0DC****

Summary of Complaint

2013 NISSAN MAXIMA SAFETY ISSUE WITH THE CVT TRANSMISSION. IT WILL SHIFT INTO A LOWER GEAR ON THE HIGHWAY AT 65 MPH AND BRING THE RPMS UP TO 5000 OR GREATER.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 29, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10969432
Consumer Location: LAKE MARY, FL
VIN: 1N4AA5APXDC****

Summary of Complaint

AUTOMOBILE WENT FROM OPERATING NORMALLY TO COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER AND ACCELERATION. VERY DANGEROUS ON ROAD. TOWED TO MECHANIC, CLAIMS ITS DEFECTIVE CVT TRANSMISSION, REFERRED TO DEALER.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10948779
Consumer Location: GREENVILLE, SC
VIN: 1N4AA5AP2DC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN A BUSY HIGHWAY, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR WAS NO LONGER MOVING. THE GAS PEDAL WAS PRESSED ALL THE WAY DOWN INTO THE FLOOR AND THE CAR WAS AT A STAND STILL. WHILE TRANSFER TRUCKS AND INCOMING TRAFFIC ON A BUSY HIGHWAY THE MAXIMA LEFT ME STRANDED AS THE CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. AFTER CONTINUOUSLY TURNING THE CAR OFF AND ON SEVERAL TIMES, THERE WAS STILL NO MOVEMENT IN DRIVE. THE CAR ONLY HAD 70,000 MILES ON IT WHEN THIS HAPPENED. I HAD TO PUT A BRAND NEW TRANSMISSION IN THIS CAR, WHICH ALSO WAS VERY EXHAUSTING AS NOT MANY PLACES WILL WORK ON CVT TRANSMISSIONS. I HAVE SPOKEN WITH SEVERAL OTHERS WHOM OWN 2013 MAXIMA AND THEY HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE. I FEEL VERY UNSAFE IN THIS CAR AS I DO NOT KNOW WHEN THIS ISSUE COULD BECOME AN ISSUE AGAIN AND BASICALLY PUT ME AT DANGER AND STRANDED ON THE SIDE OF A BUSY HIGHWAY. I DO HAVE DOCUMENTS OF THE TOWING EXPENSES, AND ALL OF THE TRANSMISSION DIAGNOSIS AND COSTS. THERE WERE ALSO 2 OTHER WITNESSES IN THE CAR AS WELL. WHOM ALL FELT VERY AFRAID AS THIS WAS A BUSY 4 LANE HIGHWAY. *TR

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