What kind of transmission fluid does a 2002 Nissan Maxima use?
The type of transmission fluid that should be used for a 2002 Nissan Maxima is Dexron III or the Genuine Nissan ATF. Another brand that you may use is D ATF.
From what I can find on a 2002 Nissan Maxima, or all Nissan's for that matter, is that they take Nissan J-Matic automatic transmission fluid. It's a special formula for Nissan transmissions.
Nissan recommends the matic D ATF, however, you can use the regular store bought brands of Dextron III Mercon ATF or an equivilent brand. Make sure you check the auto guide book to make sure.