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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
101,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 162014

Maxima SE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 148,000 miles


I brought this car from a friend, he sold that to me for a reasonable price. After few days of purchase it had a bad transmission which was jerking while shifting. I didn't take care of that initially and the problem grew more making the gear shift worse. Took the car to a friend recommended repair shop, they tried to fix it by giving a quote of 2300$ though it was a big pain spending that much. I expected my car to return in fixed condition. They replaced the transmission but it turned out to carry the same problems within no time. I guess the problem cannot be fixed for ever.

- , Fairborn, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 012014

Maxima LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

They can't find what's causing the fuse to blow. I can be anywhere, (PICKING UP GRANDCHILDREN FROM SCHOOL) all of a sudden it won't go in gear. Had the fuse replaced three times in one week. They say it has something to do with the brakes??????????

Help. What is causing this?

- , Ruston, LA, USA

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