This is unbelievable and also not covered under warranty. Gr8 battery tester was unable at this time. Said he would check and get back to me. The approximate failure mileage was not available. I was told that the radiator fan needed replacing and that was done.
This should have been recalled long time ago so people do not go thru what I went thru. After researching the internet, found several cases where the 1999 Maxima has an issue with the alternator catching on fire, in some cases causing the vehicle to burn. I got off of work got in my car and was unable to start my vehicle. Hi Guys, My 1996 q is in trouble again. I was also unable to apply the brakes, as when I pushed the brakes nothing happened and the brake pedal felt very stiff and non-responsive. I turned the car off and restated it at which time the car began smoking. I could see the alternator was burning so I pulled the battery cable to stop the fire.
Problem still not solved as sunroof will not close completely. It's almost like it works when it feels like it. Hydrometer test will tell you if all cells are good, a load test will tell you if it delivers what it should, a voltage test will test all cells as a series test, thus a battery test. I told her I will not drive all over long island to find a dealership who will actually help their customers, and that the amount of money I paid for this car, no one should be treated this way. When my mechanic showed up he looked at it and it turns out the plastic plug male plug on the alternator did not have the clip to secure the plug in place.
I used my shirt to put out and during inspection of damage found the fire burned wire harnesses and part of valve cover assembly where oil cap is located. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled. Got a free replacement from Autozone and replaced it. Check out AutoZone's Maxima performance alternators today and take advantage of Same-Day Store Pick-up with any online purchase. I am pregnant and cannot risk being stuck on the side of the road somewhere.
No big deal, although the compressor had to be loosened to get the alternator out of the bottom. No one found anything wrong. Second time within one year. Also found out that Nissan had a recall on the 1998 Maxima for alternator fires. The contact coasted the vehicle to the shoulder and it would not restart.
It does not seem fair that because of poor design that a working individual should have to cover the repair costs of the commonly occurring malfunction. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the power wheel lock needed to be replaced. Do you have to wait till people die on the highway? Online research showed this to be true, so went ahead with whole package. It is an alternator problem. I googled the issue and it appears be a long standing issue no real resolution. I have researched this problem and discovered this has happened to several other people that own Nissan Maxima's and other Nissan makes. Happened before, was repaired by the dealership.
I have read complaint after complaint about coils. It was taken to a dealer who could not determine the cause of the problem. Thanx,James Jesda wrote:Did you put the battery on a charger before installing it? Towed to dealer santa rosa Nissan, santa rosa California. This is the best shot of a 2007 Maxima engine I could find and it almost shows the bracket, but does show part of the alternator. There is a recall for 1997-1999 Nissan Maximas due to a defect in their alternators that caused them to catch fire. If I take it out again, I think I am going to return it and get one from a competitor. The starter acts weaker, the battery displaces more current and so the alternator must make up all the losses in amps, but you do not drive at higher speeds long enough to charge that battery and bang.
Everything individual item checked out. If I take it out again, I think I am going to return it and get one from a competitor. One quick check is to charge it up, and then, with the key out, remove the negative cable. Got back in my car and it wouldn't start. After a new battery my car runs fine but loses power and hesitates like its going to stall from take off or entering a turn and my brake and battery are still coming on at the same time. I turned the car off and restated it at which time the car began smoking.