8th Generation (2016—2019) Maxima Problems

This generations ranks 26th out of 59 Nissan generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (52%), windows (19%), and the body (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Water Leaks Into Interior 2 complaints at an average of 7,505 miles in the 2016 Nissan Maxima.
  2. Interior Lights Not Working Properly 4 complaints at an average of 3,138 miles in the 2016 Nissan Maxima.
  3. Shaking at Acceleration 4 complaints at an average of 9,375 miles in the 2016 Nissan Maxima.

What Maxima Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Nissan model years.

Watch out for the 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 0 0.0
2018 0 0 25 0.0
2017 5 3 71 2.74
2016 31 7 80 10.67

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