Some Issues with my 2018 - Nissan Forum
General Maxima Discussion For general Maxima discussion

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old Apr 1st, 2019, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
NissanForums Newbie
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 7
Some Issues with my 2018

Hello

I have a 2018 Maxima and I am having so many issues with my paint and the overall quality
If the car. The whole front of my car looks like a disaster zone. Iíve been speaking with corporate on and off and Iím just so unhappy with how they have been treating this. Hereís a little back story. I used to work for a Nissan dealer in 2017/2018. In that time I got a 2014 Altima 3.5SL with 22 thousand miles on it. The valve body in the transmission went and it flooded and molded inside from a drain plug. I had the car for three months and made them take it back. I then started leasing a 2017.5 Maxima in December 2017. That car had hidden repairs done to it for leaking body seams prior to me leasing it. I had more body seams repaired on it whilst it was my vehicle. Long story short it was lemon lawed. I now have a 2018 Maxima replacement that I got in July 2018. I have 15,100 miles on it. Iíve had my steering wheel and auto braking/radar cruise control sensor replaced on it already on top of the paint issues. Iím just sort of at a loss for what to do and I would really appreciate some advice. Iím waiting for a call back from corporate today as per an email I sent on Saturday. Iíll post pictures as soon as I can.

Thank you!!!

Mikey Tylutki is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old Apr 1st, 2019, 05:30 PM
NissanForums Newbie
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 5
I can relate to your frustration. I also have a 2018 Maxima and am experiencing numerous trim issues that Nissan states are not covered under vehicle warranty. Issues started within the first month of my lease... Significant brake caliper rust is an eyesore and diminishes the cars appearance. Per Nissan, calipers are an internal part and rust is not covered under warranty. All 4 calipers are brown and pitted. Front collision warning system is almost permanently unavailable (likely a sensor issue). Interior silver trim is peeling which leaves sharp edges on the door handles and window control buttons. I've sliced my finger on numerous occasions. Nissan is unwilling to make make any repairs.
briang1120 is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old Apr 2nd, 2019, 04:45 AM
Nissan Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Posts: 2,795
Well, you could buy caliper covers, as paint never seems to last. Like it or not a caliper is a big chunk of steel exposed to all weather conditions.
As to sensors well they require some cleaning and can stop functioning when dirty
https://www.thesilverlining.com/west...eep-them-clean.

If you have chrome that is peeling on interior trim items, keep after the dealer. Should not happen but it does and not just on some Nissans.
quadraria10 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 Old Apr 2nd, 2019, 08:35 AM
NissanForums Newbie
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 5
Thank you for your suggestions.
briang1120 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old Apr 4th, 2019, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
NissanForums Newbie
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by briang1120 View Post
I can relate to your frustration. I also have a 2018 Maxima and am experiencing numerous trim issues that Nissan states are not covered under vehicle warranty. Issues started within the first month of my lease... Significant brake caliper rust is an eyesore and diminishes the cars appearance. Per Nissan, calipers are an internal part and rust is not covered under warranty. All 4 calipers are brown and pitted. Front collision warning system is almost permanently unavailable (likely a sensor issue). Interior silver trim is peeling which leaves sharp edges on the door handles and window control buttons. I've sliced my finger on numerous occasions. Nissan is unwilling to make make any repairs.
Nissan customer service is the absolute worst! I cannot believe how they take care of their clients. I do feel kind of bad though. The case manager that was assigned to me, I think I almost or did make her cry. I am not sure. I was just yelling so much and snapping back at whatever BS she was saying to me about my car. I sent her an email apologizing for yelling and such, but I got so heated as they were not covering anything or helping me pay to get my front bumper repainted. When I figure out how to attach pictures I'll show you guys what it looks like. It is NOT good.
Mikey Tylutki is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old Apr 4th, 2019, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
NissanForums Newbie
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 7
I am trying to post a link but I do not have enough posts it said
Mikey Tylutki is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old Apr 4th, 2019, 10:13 PM
Sup Mod keeping the peace
 
rogoman's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: NJ (Philadelphia area)
Posts: 5,999
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey Tylutki View Post
I am trying to post a link but I do not have enough posts it said
You can go to "TOOLS" and then "FAQ" for additional help.
Here are several options to attach images:

* Go to the attachment window, where you will find a list of the allowed file types and their maximum sizes. Files that are larger than these sizes will be rejected. There may also be an overall quota limit to the number of attachments you can post to the board.

* Select "Insert Image" from the edit icons area. You will need the use of a web site where you have permission to upload pictures for this to work. Some suggestions include ImageStation.com, CarDomain.com, or your personal web space if your ISP provides some (many provide 5-10 MB to each user). Once you've uploaded your picture (preferably a GIF or JPG file) you will need the URL to the file.

* Drag and Drop File Upload as shown below.

KA-T for life, yo!
rogoman is online now  
post #8 of 11 Old Apr 5th, 2019, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
NissanForums Newbie
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 7
never mind

Last edited by Mikey Tylutki; Apr 5th, 2019 at 12:06 AM. Reason: never mind
Mikey Tylutki is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old Apr 5th, 2019, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
NissanForums Newbie
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 7
[IMG]


Last edited by Mikey Tylutki; Apr 5th, 2019 at 12:08 AM. Reason: added more pictures
Mikey Tylutki is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old Apr 5th, 2019, 06:44 AM
Nissan Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Posts: 2,795
Those look like stone chips. I can't see any signs of the paint failing. Do you drive on dirt or gravel roads a fair bit? My other guess is sand and aggregate thrown on winter roads, or that you got stuck behind such a salt truck and it was flaying your bumper with salt pellets. I understand your upset but I kind of doubt the dealer or Nissan will repair that for you for free.
Found this article that might help you see what is the nature of the problem and what is involved to fix it.
https://funksautobody.com/bumper-sto...p-explanation/

I will add that all those creases and angles on the bumper look like they may allow a stone to ricochet and hit another part of the bumper so that one stone could create 2 or 3 chips. I think your only solution to that is some type of clear coat film that gets applied as a protective layer. I think when you buy a car you also sometimes have the opportunity to add a special paint protection package.

Last edited by quadraria10; Apr 5th, 2019 at 06:53 AM.
quadraria10 is offline  
post #11 of 11 Old Apr 5th, 2019, 10:26 AM
NissanForums Newbie
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 5
I agree... absolutely the worst!!
briang1120 is offline  
Reply

  Nissan Forum > Maxima > General Maxima Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FSM for my new 2018 Pathfinder IanH Pathfinder 0 Jun 22nd, 2018 09:39 AM
8 Things You Need to Know About the 2018 Nissan Leaf AutoGuide.com Announcements 0 Sep 6th, 2017 04:57 PM
2018 Toyota C-HR First Drive AutoGuide.com Off Topic Section 1 Jun 23rd, 2017 09:46 PM
Next-Gen Nissan GT-R Hybrid Coming in 2018 Ďat the Earliestí AutoGuide.com Announcements 0 Jan 30th, 2015 02:05 PM
some pics of my car and some of my other friends' cars samk Member Rides 14 Jul 16th, 2003 09:29 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome