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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 102014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


My daughter just got her brakes looked at and the mechanic tells us your brakes are fine. First off, the car is squealing like brakes do when they need changing, so we did the right thing take it to the shop to get the brakes done...Nope, they said all is good and she would be throwing away half a brake pad if they changed them. So we are not happy but I am thinking he has been our mechanic for years and not had a problem.

Couple days pass, the ABS brake light comes on. I call and he says, oh, it could just be a ghost signal.....The next morning it sounds like she is driving a lawnmower and then the damn thing died and we are now waiting to take it to the shop in the morning. Maxima is a good car????? So far it has been a pain in the ass!!

- , McPherson, KS, USA

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