Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Nissan Maxima transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 102011

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Transmission slips. Happens every day for past 3yrs. Tune up, transmission flush, new motor mounts, new spark plus and ignition coils.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 032009


  • miles
I have a 2003 Maxima. The gears are jerking really bad between 1st & 2nd gear. This is not suppose to be happening. I've read so many complaints about these cars, why is there not a recall yet? when someone is seriously hurt maybe then a recall will be issued!

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 252003

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Automatic transmission failed at interval times. When taking vehicle to dealer, they claim everything except the transmission. The check engine light constantly came on. Consumer was to three different dealerships, and they all said that the codes were not matching.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

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