Safety

The Maxima is equipped with six airbags, including seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the first row and side curtain airbags for both rows. It received the highest overall score of Good in front and side-impact crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but was rated Acceptable for roof strength and Marginal for rear-impact whiplash protection.

The Maxima also earned five-star ratings from the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in front, side and rollover tests using 2010 testing guidelines. The government has since revised its testing to take into account more variables during crashes, but the Maxima hasn't been put through these new tests yet. You can read about the new testing system here.

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    Interior trunk access
    The trunk can be accessed from the passenger side of the rear seat for loading and unloading, as shown. 1. Open the access cover on the rear parcel shelf. 2. Push down on the button on the rear p ...

    FM/AM/SAT radio operation
    FM·AM button: Press the FM·AM button to change the band as follows. AM → FM1 → FM2 → AM If another audio source is playing when the FM·AM button is pressed, the audio sourc ...

    Tire wear and damage
    WARNING ● Tires should be periodically inspected for wear, cracking, bulging or objects caught in the tread. If excessive wear, cracks, bulging or deep cuts are found, the tire(s) should b ...