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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,833 miles

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1998 Nissan Maxima transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 112000

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles


I own a 1998 Nissan Maxima SE the transmission and the torque converter must have been defective from the manufacturer because when I purchased the car the reviews on the car had stated that the powertrain shifting was hard and rough.since I had the car it has been doing just that. It shifts so hard sometimes from a stop that I feel that its not going to go into gear.its not driven hard at all, so could someone look into this matter. My check engine light is on now from my torque converter circuit being intermittened.I would greatly appreciate it very much, thanks.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 011998


  • miles
Following conditions, as described in service bulletins database, exist in owned automobile; have reported to dealership; were dismissed as "could not detect" or "no remedy available"; conditions are as reported in service bulletins ec98032A, ntb99030 and ntb99024; NHTSA item numbers, SB607329, SB605012 and SB604794.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 202000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission hangs up/hesitates uppon acceleration into traffic, posing collision possibility.

- Everglades City, FL, USA

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