Nissan Maxima Engine Oil Capacity (USA) [Update 2022] ❤️

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We are also experts in motor oil. Oil is the lifeblood of an engine. Brianna, our maintenance technician, says that oil is the most important thing you can do to your car.

Nissan should follow the recommended oil change intervals for your 2022 Maxima. The table below shows the recommended oil change intervals for your vehicle’s mileage. 

Your Maxima’s oil may need to be changed regardless of its mileage. If you drive long distances, haul heavy loads or enjoy off-roading, your oil may need to be changed more often than Nissan recommends. 

Your Nissan Maxima will not suffer from more frequent oil changes. Every oil change is a chance to inspect and fix other issues such as worn brake pads and tire treads.

How do I change my oil?

To determine the type of oil that your vehicle needs, first check your owner’s guide. Follow these steps once you have your oil.

  1. Use jack stands or steel ramps to raise your car.
  2. Locate the oil drain plug underneath your engine. The plug can be found underneath an oil basin. Once the plug is removed, let the oil drain completely. This may take up to 15 min. Once you are sure that all oil has been drained, the plug can be replaced.
  3. Locate the oil filter and use an oil filter wrench to remove it. You can expect a bit of extra oil to leak out of the filter when it is removed. Make sure to keep the basin below to catch it.
  4. Make sure you grab your new filter and rub some oil around the rubber seal. This will ensure that your filter is watertight.
  5. Place the filter and tighten it by hand.
  6. Once your oil has been completely drained and the filter installed, it is time to remove the oil cap. If you are unsure, pour in the required amount of oil. Replace the oil cap.
  7. Before you consider it done, check the oil level with the dipstick. You can add an ounce to your oil level and then recheck it. You’re ready to go once you have a good oil level reading.

Nissan Maxima, A34 (2004 – 2008) (USA)

  Engine Capacity/Filter Oil Change Intervals Service Cost
Maxima 3.5 (2004 – 2004) VQ35DE 4 l 4.23 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts 7 500 miles / 6 months  284$/496$
Maxima 3.5 (2005 – 2006) VQ35DE 4.2 l 4.44 US Quarts / Filter: 0.2 l 0.21 US Quarts 7 500 miles / 6 months   284$/496$
Maxima 3.5 (2007 – 2007) VQ35DE 4.2 l 4.44 US Quarts / Filter: 0.2 l 0.21 US Quarts 7 500 miles / 6 months   284$/496$
Maxima 3.5 (2008 – 2008) VQ35DE 4.2 l 4.44 US Quarts / Filter: 0.2 l 0.21 US Quarts 7 500 miles / 6 months   284$/496$


Nissan Maxima, A35 (2009 – 2014) (USA)

  Engine Capacity/Filter Oil Change Intervals Service Cost
Maxima 3.5 (2009 – 2009) VQ35DE 4.6 l 4.86 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts 7 500 miles / 6 months  116$/284$
Maxima 3.5 (2010 – 2012) VQ35DE 4.6 – 4,8 l 4.86 – 5.07 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts 7 500 miles / 6 months    116$/284$
Maxima 3.5 (2012 – 2014) VQ35DE 4.8 l 5.07 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts 7 500 miles / 6 months    116$/284$


Nissan Maxima, A35 MEXICO (2009 – 2014) (USA)

  Engine Capacity/Filter Oil Change Intervals Service Cost
Maxima 3.5 (Mexico) (2009 – 2009) VQ35DE 4.6 l 4.86 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts 6 000 miles / 6 months  284$/419$
Maxima 3.5 (Mexico) (2010 – 2014) VQ35DE 4.8 l 5.07 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts 6 000 miles / 6 months  284$/419$

Nissan Maxima, A36 (2015 – )

Engine Capacity/Filter Oil Change Intervals Service  Cost
Maxima 3.5 (2015 – ) VQ35DE 4.8 l 5.07 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 l 0.32 US Quarts 5 000 miles/ 6 months  300$/500$

How Much Oil Does a Nissan Maxima Take?

It is the 2021 Nissan Maxima with the 3.5L 6-cylinder engine (engine code VQ35DE) that is able to use 5.1 quarters (with filters) of 20W0 synthetic oil. An oil filter replacement, as well as the crush washer, are needed.

The viscosity of the engine oil or thickness varies with temperature. In this regard, it is essential to choose the viscosity of engine oil in accordance with the temperature at which the vehicle is expected to operate prior to when the oil changes are scheduled for. 

Selecting an oil viscosity that is different from the recommended one could result in severe damage to the engine.

Final Word

In the Above table, I Have listed the engine oil capacity for Nissan Maxima, all variants, and if is there anything you want to know about it you can ask below in the comment. I will try to solve your query.

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