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2004 Nissan Maxima
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2004-2006 Nissan Maxima has widespread transmission problems. It starts with the vehicle jerking when shifting, & progresses to full-blown transmission failure.
Maxima owners report spending $3,000 to replace the transmission, typically around when the odometer hits 100,000 miles.
There's a class action lawsuit filed in late 2011, & it is still in the "discovery" stage. Apparently, these things take time ... far too much time.
Worst 2004 Maxima Problems by Category
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- transmission problems137NHTSA complaints: 617
- engine problems22NHTSA complaints: 108
- body / paint problems14NHTSA complaints: 40
- brakes problems8NHTSA complaints: 80
- interior accessories problems7NHTSA complaints: 26
- windows / windshield problems6NHTSA complaints: 9
- cooling system problems3NHTSA complaints: 2
- suspension problems3NHTSA complaints: 101
- AC / heater problems2NHTSA complaints: 4
- exhaust system problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 9
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 15
- steering problems1NHTSA complaints: 33
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 146
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 240
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 40
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 26
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 6
- clutch problemsNHTSA: 4
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 3
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