Monday 24 October 2016
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Nissan Stops Some 2016 Maxima Sales, Undisclosed Issue

Nissan Stops Some 2016 Maxima Sales, Undisclosed Issue

This is never good news when you are in the middle of reviewing a car, as the Car Pro’s Jerry Reynolds is currently doing.

Nissan is stopping sales of some new redesigned 2016 Maxima sedans due to an undisclosed quality issue. The news comes via a report in Automotive News and impacts only certain new models, although the exact number isn’t yet known.  

Spokesman Steve Yaeger told Automotive News the automaker isn’t ready to publicly identify the problem yet, since it’s still trying to get a handle on the issue itself. The stop sale order went into effect nationwide over the past few days, but the automaker says the mystery problem isn’t impacting vehicle production, which has been underway since late April.

“Nissan is committed to a high level of customer service and satisfaction,” the company noted 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.”

The all-new dramatically restyled 2016 Maxima arrived in dealerships in June. Engineers lowered the ride height, retuned the engine, stiffened the chassis and shed weight on the eight-generation flagship, which has been around for more than 30 years. The changes were meant to make it more competitive against premium-class models.

In the looks department, the new Maxima features a lower profile and a wide stance, along with the Nissan signature V-Motion grille, and a floating roof design. The inside is designed to be both sporty and luxurious with a U.S Navy Blue Angels fighter jet-inspired cockpit and racecar-like seats.

All trim levels feature an 8.0-inch gestures touchscreen equipped with NissanConnect and navigation. The system is compatible with Hands-Free Android Texting as well as providing Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio. There is also an available 11-speaker Bose premium audio system to really rock out that commute.

Some of the available safety features include Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Cruise Control, Forward Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Blind Spot Warning. All are standard with the Sl, SR, and Platinum trims.

The Maxima gives drivers a choice of five trim levels with the base S model starting at $32,410 and the crème de la crème Platinum at $39,860. The other models are the SV at $34,390, the SL at $36,890, and the SR at $37,670.

Photo Credit: Nissan