"Nissan is committed to a high level of customer service and satisfaction," the automaker said in a statement. "This commitment requires Nissan to periodically place certain specific vehicles on a temporary Quality Assurance Hold to assure that these vehicles, as delivered to our customers, meet our exacting standards and our customers' expectations."
No information was provided regarding why the stop-sale order was placed on certain Maximas or how many vehicles are involved.
There are no recalls, investigations or consumer complaints about the Maxima listed on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.
Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger said the company would provide more information about the exact quality issue to Edmunds as soon as it becomes available.
"The all-new eighth-generation design takes the company's best-known nameplate into new territory with its boldest styling, most powerful engine and highest level of available safety and connected technology features yet," Nissan said when it rolled out the 2016 Maxima.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers who have the 2016 Maxima on their lists should stay in touch with their local dealership about whether cars in its inventory are affected by the temporary hold. We will update information as it becomes available.