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:
53,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. trotho body (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012005

Maxima SL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


The car has always been really loud, a neighbor of mine had an older Maxima and hers sound the same. Loud like idling sound while starting, while driving it, etc.

- , Port Hueneme, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102010

Maxima LX 3,5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

The problem before was the check engine light was on and the transmission was only shifting on second gear. Vehicle sometimes dies on stops. I put a new transmission, new crank sensor. after all that the only symptoms are idles up and down and once in a while engine dies.

- , Porterville, CA, USA

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