Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Periodic maintenance

FOR USA AND CANADA

FOR USA AND CANADA : Introduction of Periodic Maintenance

The following tables show the normal maintenance schedule. Depending upon weather and atmospheric conditions, varying road surfaces, individual driving habits and vehicle usage, additional or more frequent maintenance may be required.

Periodic maintenance beyond the last period shown on the tables requires similar maintenance.

Emission Control System Maintenance

Nissan Maxima. Emission Control System Maintenance

Nissan Maxima. Emission Control System Maintenance

NOTE:

  • (1) After 40,000 miles (64,000 km) or 48 months, inspect every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or 12 months. Replace the drive belts if found damaged.
  • (2) If operating mainly in dusty conditions, more frequent maintenance may be required.
  • (3) Maintenance-free item. For service procedures, refer to the FL section.
  • (4) First replacement interval is 105,000 miles (168,000 km) or 84 months. After first replacement, replace every 75,000 miles (120,000 km) or 60 months.
  • (5) Use only Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or equivalent with proper mixture ratio of 50% anti-freeze and 50% demineralized or distilled water. Mixing any other type of coolant or the use of non-distilled water will reduce the life expectancy of the factory fill coolant.
  • (6) Periodic maintenance is not required. However, if valve noise increases, inspect valve clearance.

* Maintenance items and intervals with "*" are recommended by NISSAN for reliable vehicle operation. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to maintain the emission warranty or manufacturer recall liability. Other maintenance items and intervals are required.

Chassis and Body Maintenance

Nissan Maxima. Chassis and Body Maintenance

Nissan Maxima. Chassis and Body Maintenance

Nissan Maxima. Chassis and Body Maintenance

NOTE:

  • Maintenance items with should be performed more frequently according to "Maintenance Under Severe Driving Conditions".
  • (1) Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT fluid. If towing a trailer, using a camper or a car-top carrier, or driving on rough or muddy roads, inspect CVT fluid deterioration at NISSAN dealer every 60,000 miles (96,000 km), then change the CVT fluid if necessary. And if the inspection is not performed, change (not just inspect) CVT fluid every 60,000 miles (96,000 km). Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT fluid will damage the CVT, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.
  • (2) Refer to "Tire rotation" under the "GENERAL MAINTENANCE" heading earlier in this section.

MAINTENANCE UNDER SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS

The maintenance intervals shown on the preceding pages are for normal operating conditions. If the vehicle is mainly operated under severe driving conditions as shown below, more frequent maintenance must be performed on the following items as shown in the table.

Severe driving conditions

  • Repeated short trips of less than 5 miles (8 km).
  • Repeated short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km) with outside temperatures remaining below freezing.
  • Operating in hot weather in stop-and-go "rush hour" traffic.
  • Extensive idling and/or low speed driving for long distances, such as police, taxi or door-to-door delivery use.
  • Driving in dusty conditions.
  • Driving on rough, muddy, or salt spread roads.
  • Towing a trailer, using a camper or a car-top carrier.

FOR MEXICO

FOR MEXICO : Periodic Maintenance

The following tables show the normal maintenance schedule. Depending upon weather and atmospheric conditions, varying road surfaces, individual driving habits and vehicle usage, additional or more frequent maintenance may be required.

Periodic maintenance beyond the last period shown on the tables requires similar maintenance.

ENGINE AND EMISSION CONTROL MAINTENANCE

Nissan Maxima. ENGINE AND EMISSION CONTROL MAINTENANCE

NOTE: Maintenance items with should be performed more frequently according to "Maintenance Under Severe Driving Conditions".

(1) Periodic maintenance is not required. However, if valve noise increases, check valve clearance.

(2) Replace the drive belt if found damaged or if the drive belt auto-tensioner reading reaches the maximum limit.

(3) Use Genuine NISSAN Engine Coolant (blue) or equivalent in its quality, in order to avoid possible aluminum corrosion within the engine cooling system caused by the use of non-genuine engine coolant. Check and correct the engine coolant mixture ratio every 40,000 km (24,000 miles) or 24 months. First replacement interval is 160,000 km (96,000 miles) or 96 months. After first replacement, replace every 80,000 km (48,000 miles) or 48 months.

(4) Maintenance-free item. For service procedures, refer to FL section.

CHASSIS AND BODY MAINTENANCE

Nissan Maxima. CHASSIS AND BODY MAINTENANCE

NOTE:

  • Maintenance items with should be performed more frequently according to "Maintenance Under Severe Driving Conditions".
  • (1) Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT fluid. If towing a trailer, using a camper or a car-top carrier, or driving on rough or muddy roads, inspect CVT fluid deterioration at NISSAN dealer every 100,000 km (60,000 miles), then change CVT fluid if necessary. And if the inspection is not performed, change (not just inspect) CVT fluid every 100,000 km (60,000 miles). Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid will damage the CVT, which is not covered by the warranty.

MAINTENANCE UNDER SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS

The maintenance intervals shown on the preceding pages are for normal operating conditions. If the vehicle is mainly operated under severe driving conditions as shown below, more frequent maintenance must be performed on the following items as shown in the table.

Severe driving conditions

A - Driving under dusty conditions
B - Driving repeatedly short distances
C - Towing a trailer or caravan
D - Extensive idling
E - Driving in extremely adverse weather conditions or in areas where ambient temperatures are either extremely low or extremely high
F - Driving in high humidity or mountainous areas
G - Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials
H - Driving on rough and/or muddy roads or in the desert
I - Driving with frequent use of braking or in mountainous areas
J - Frequent driving in water

Nissan Maxima. Severe driving conditions