Steering Noise Problems of Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima owners have reported 8 problems related to steering noise (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Maxima based on all problems reported for the Maxima.

1 Steering Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Maxima

For while the car would vibrate when hitting even the slide is bump causing instability in not only steering noises clicking but once we save enough money to pay for the fix finally finding out it was the insulator for the strut this part of the same recall which stated this insulator was a different manufacturer therefore not applicable to this recall.

2 Steering Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima

I just purchased the car (from an Audi dealership) about a week and a half ago (as is) and was not aware of the steering problems I’ve now researched. There was this weird growling noise coming from the steering wheel, it would eventually stop but it was disturbing. My sister and I took the car to the dealership and learn of that it was the telescopic steering column and two motors needed to be replaced. The dealership quoted about $900 to fix it. As a college student who just spent the money to purchase the car. . . I just can’t afford it. However, I understand just how serious and dangerous the problem is. The possibility of the wheel locking is not only a safety issue to me and my passengers. . . But to others on the road as well. I’m not sure why a recall hasn’t been issued by Nissan as they are aware of the problem. It also seems like a reoccurring issue with 09 Maxima owners across the board. Nissan evan issued a memo, but nothing more? this is too dangerous of a situation to ignore. There are lives at risk.

3 Steering Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima

Motor in steering column failed and caused the steering column to jerk and make a grinding noise when ever the steering column moved or when the door was opened. Nissan had a service and technical bulletin (ntb09-094) on this item dated September 23, 2009. So this has been a known issue and no recall has been done on this. I even have an extended warranty and in my warranty it states it should be covered by Nissan and they refuse to cover it.

4 Steering Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima

Got in the car to go home from work and pushed the start button. The steering column went down like normal then a grinding noise in the steering column was made. At that point, the steering column had to be raised manually with quite a bit of pressure. So much so I was almost afraid the airbag may deploy. Has never worked, like it did when I bought it new, since. Still makes a noise when its suppose to go up or down but never moves on its own.

5 Steering Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima

After starting my car I heard a loud grinding/whining noise coming from the steering wheel. The automatic tilt/telescopic steering wheel was stuck in the up position and failed to lower to the memory set position. The loud and distracting noise would happen every time I started the car and only stopped after manually trying to adjust the steering wheel, which did not work. The steering wheel is stuck in a position that so that I cannot see the gauges or speedometer properly which is dangerous when driving. After doing some research I have found this to be a common problem and Nissan should issue a recall to fix this dangerous defect.

6 Steering Noise problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the suspension was making a knocking sound along with a loud noise coming from the steering wheel. The noises are heard each time the steering wheel is turned to the left or right and when driving uphill. The contact also experiences difficulty controlling the steering wheel. The dealer stated that there were no recalls for his vehicle; however, they advised him to call the manufacturer to check if the VIN is included in NHTSA campaign id number 02v146000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower arm). The failure mileage was 115,000.

7 Steering Noise problem of the 2008 Nissan Maxima

Rattling noise comes from steering column, defective rack and pinion gear assy. Had to be replaced.

8 Steering Noise problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Ever since the vehicle was purchased, the contact has been hearing a noise coming from the steering wheel. He took the vehicle to the dealer several times and they replaced the brakes, struts, and tires. The abs sensor light illuminated and currently the rear sensors and the actuator need to be replaced. The contact believes that this may have been the cause of the failure the entire time. He consulted the dealer several times while the vehicle was still under warranty. The vehicle is no longer under warranty and the contact believes that the cause of the failure has recently surfaced. The failure mileage was 43,668.