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Passenger airbag light malfunction
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By jlwood
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2011 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


Review

I purchased my 2011 Nissan Maxima in November 2011. I have had an issue with the passenger side airbag light on with an adult in the seat. I have taken the car to the dealership on numberous occasions and was told it was normal. I called Nissan and talked with some named Tim, he took my information over the phone and said he would get back with me in a few days. He called my husband and told him the seat was functioning properly, that the adults weren't sitting in the seat properly. I called him back with no response. How can they say it is functioning properly no one at Nissan or the dealership will ride in the car with me so I can show them what the car is doing. Very disappointed..


Favorite Features

I love the way the car drives.


Suggested Improvements

Correct the problem with the airbag on the passenger side of the car. If I can't get a resolution soon, I will trade the car in that I love for something else. I can't see putting myself or my family and friends in danger because Nissan refuses to fix a $500.00 seat.


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Rattles and more.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By wayne4al
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2011 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


Review

This car has more ratttles than a babies crib! I can't even find them all. I can't open the sun roof it rattles so bad. I have one coming from the back some where. There are others. The seats belts scratch up the inside of the passager sides. I also have a strong gasoline odor at times. Car is on its way to the shop.


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Most things to like; some to not
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By flyer10
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2011 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


Review

I traded an '06 Maxima SE for the '11 S. I love the styling, inside and out. Very classy in black. Power is great, although there is some torque steer. Comfort is great, and the inside controls are much more user friendly than on the '06. Trunk space is less, which could be an issue. The radio is much better quality than the '06. It's fun to drive, and it handles well. Now for what I don't like. Under heavy acceleration the engine is very noisy, almost irritatingly so. Also, there is significant wind noise starting about 40 mph on up. The ride isn't as smooth as my '06 either. Maybe it's the Goodyear Eagles---my other one had Bridgestones. On windy days, the car is buffeted.


Favorite Features

Power, handling, interior and exterior appearance, design of controls.


Suggested Improvements

Reduce wind noise, reduce engine roaring on heavy acceleration, smooth ride a tad.


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Our best Maxima ever!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By franc
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2011 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


Review

Just this week bought our 4th Maxima (2011). This 2011 Maxima is by far the best auto that we have owned. The car drives great and the ride is very comfortable.


Favorite Features

The hugh turning radius that our 2007 Maxima had has been refined, it is now very easy to make a tight turn.


Suggested Improvements

No suggested improvements yet, and hopefully never!


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Don't compare to Camry & Accord
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By uga91
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2011 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


Review

I recently bought a 2011 Maxima S and could not be happier with the car at the price I paid. I took the 0% NMAC financing, so I didn't get all the rebates; but, at about $26.5k, you have to compare this Maxima to cars like Acura TL and Lexus ES350. The 290HP, keyless ignition, all the safety features, the power seats, 6-disc changer and other features make this car very formidable against higher priced competitors. I know I don't have leather, but that's about all I don't have versus cars like that.


Favorite Features

The 290HP, 3.5L V6 (even though it uses premium fuel) The Intelligent Key system The sun roof and 18" alloy wheels with performance tires The pneumatic shocks on the hood (holding the hood up with one hand while inserting the holding rod with the other should not exist on any car over $20k, but it does)


Suggested Improvements

Reverse sensors--I know this sounds crazy on a sedan of this size; but, looking out the rear window through the mirror makes you think you're much closer to what is behind you than you really are. The stereo is nice, but leaves a little to be desired. I know--buy a Maxima SV and this problem takes care of itself.


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