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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
280,860 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (1 reports)
1997 Nissan Maxima transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 092015

Maxima SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 280,860 miles


not shifting and big jerk when stopping and moving again

Nissan maxima 2004 is f ing and totally garbage especially the transmission and timing chain tensioner that should have been the last car that Nissan ever built

these manufactures thinks that money grows on trees wish I had the power to get rid of the manufacturing capabilities what a bunch of thieves to change a headlight bulb u have to remove bumper replace tranny five times in 2004 maxima hurrah Nissan and both government in Canada and usa don't seem to care of the plight that the poor and middle class humans to endure because of the poor quality of cars produce as long as they get taxes from sale of cars

the laws for recall of problems on all cars should be amended to assist poor people and don't let the car manufactures get away with everything don't you think a tranny problem is not a safety aspect when driving and the car just don't move and stepping on the gas pedal the car just jerk forward violently and you have no control over it I can only talk about Nissan products its garbage garbage garbage and more garbage but the 2004 maxima garbage is an understatement please somebody do something

- , Brampton, Canada

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