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.

8.0

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

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

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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