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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.

7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$325.00
Average Mileage:
52,487 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. turn or replace rotors (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 082010

Maxima SL 3.5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,678 miles

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

ONCE AGAIN I THINK IM GONNA BE NISSANS WORST ENEMY PUT NEW TOP OF THE LINE OEM ROTORS AND PADS ON AND THEY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AFTER ONLY 3 MONTHS IF THAT. ONCE AGAIN NISSAN BALISE IN WARWICK DECIDED TO SAY MAYBE ITS MY DRIVING.OK BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM THE CAR WAS STORED FOR 2 MONTHS AND THERE WAS ONLY 1K MILES PUT ON IT SINCE THE ROTOR'S WERE REPLACED. WHATS GOING ON NISSAN I KNOW WHEN I MESS UP I APOLOGIZE AND CORRECT MY MISTAKES.

- , Providence, RI, USA

problem #2

Sep 052007

(reported on)

Maxima SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,282 miles

Front rotors have warped but Nissan does not cover this in the warranty. Claims this is not a defect in material or workmanship.

Purchased extended warranty but still no coverage.

- , Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

problem #1

Sep 132005

(reported on)

Maxima

  • 26,500 miles

Is this a flaw in the discs or the material used?

Nissan has in its warranty that this is NOT covered. It seems a number of manufacturers are having this problem. Why is it not covered by warranty, when it seems to be a fault with the metal and or the discs.

- , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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