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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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.

9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
81,081 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new rear wheel speed sensors (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace abs speed sensor (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012012

Maxima ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

i BOUGHT THIS CAR ON A USED DEALERSHIP. WHEN I BOUGHT IT, IT ALREADY HAD THE VDC,ABS, AND BRAKE LIGHTS ON. THE DEALER TOLD ME IT WAS JUST A SENSOR THAT HAD TO BE CHANGED. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO 3 DIFFERENT MECHANICS AND ALL TELL ME DIFFERENT. ONE TOLD ME IT MIGHT BE THE SENSORS BUT WHEN THEY PLUGGED IT INTO THE MACHINE THEY COULD NOT LOCATE A CODE TO SEE WHATS WRONG WITH THE CAR. WHEN THEY LIFTED THE CAR THEY TOLD ME THAT ONE SENSOR HAD BEEN REPLACED BUT MIGHT HAVE TO CHANGE ANOTHER FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BACK BACK TIRE. SO I DID !! AFTER IT WAS CHANGED THEY LIGHTS STILL APPEARED AFTER RUNNING IT FOR LESS THEN 1 MINUTE. AFTERWORDS I TOOK IT TO ANOTHER MECHANIC AND HE ALSO CONNECTED IT TO HIS MACHINE TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM AND HE ALSO SAID HE COULD NOT GET A CODE FROM THE CAR. HE SAID IT COULD BE THE SENSORS . I EXPLAINED TO HIM THAT I HAD ALREADY CHANGED THEM AND HE COULDN'T COME UP WITH ANY OTHER SOLUTION!! THE THIRD MECHANIC TOLD ME THE SAME AND NO SOLUTION. NISSAN NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND STEP IN TO ALL THESE REPETITIVE PROBLEMS THAT ARE GOIN ON WITH THE NISSAN MAXIMAS MAINLY 6TH GENERATION.... AND FIX FREE OF CHARGE!!!! IF ANYONE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS PLEASE REPORT THE PROBLEM!!!

- , Elizabeth, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 162009

Maxima SL 3.5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,234 miles

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA IS THE WORST COMPANY I HAVE EVER FILED A COMPLAINT WITH I FELL THAT THE WORK THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE SHOULD'VE AT LEAST BEEN COVERED 50% BY THEM THEY TOLD ME THAT IT WAS NOT COVERED AND THEN I WAS TOLD IF I DIDNT FIX IT FAST MY ABS UNIT WILL GO TOO THATS ANOTHER 3K ON TOP OF 3200 TO FIX THE SPEED SENSORS AND THEY WOULDN'T COVER IT BECAUSE OF THE SPEED SENSORS NOT BEING FIXED.

- , Providence, RI, USA

problem #1

Apr 012010

Maxima SE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,008 miles

car just turned 50,000 and now its starting abs started coming on with brakes making the car very hard to stop, now i have no lights on the dash but when i took to dealer its the right rear abs speed sensor, well if thats the case why don't i have and abs light or check engine light on wtf.

- , Auburn, NY, USA

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