Car is a 2000 Nissan Maxima GLE with 132,680 miles. The first and major problem is that the car refuses to start for a while after it has been started. The car will start when I turn the key regardless of time of day and temperature but if I start it and then turn it off, after about 2 or 3 starts, it will cut off as soon as the key is turned to start the engine. Turning the key and revving the engine before it cuts off will keep the car on but if I do not do not do this, I have to wait about an hour for the car to stay on by me just turning the key.
The second problem involves the remote key fob. The key fob will lock the doors but will not unlock them, or open the trunk, and the panic button does not work.
Third, the heater does not seem to know what temperature it is like the AC does. Lets say that it is 80 degrees outside, If I set the automatic termostat to 65 degrees it does its job by blowing cold air with the fan all the way up. However if it is 35 degrees outside and I set the termostat to 85 degrees, the fan will be at its lowest setting and will take forever to warm the car. If I manually turn the fan up and then press auto, the fan will return to its lowest setting.
Finally, the dinging sound that the car makes when the key is in the ignition and the driver's side door is open occurs even when the key is not in the ignition. As long as the driver's side door is open the dinging sound occurs.
Looking back I see that I have typed a lot, hopefully this does not deter anyone from reading sharing any knowledge they may have.
Thursday, March 30th, 2006 AT 9:05 AM