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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.

6.7

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,050.00
Average Mileage:
129,345 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace timing belt/tensioner (1 reports)
  3. timing chain and sensors replaced (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 162015

Maxima MEL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 168,370 miles

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

I replaced the timing chain which was VERY expensive. There is a whining noise when I first start the car that is very annoying. I was told that there is something wrong with the tensioner pulley. I watched a Youtube video that explains that it is a manufacturing flaw and another website said that there are numerous lawsuits being filed for this problem.

- , Louisville, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 012013

Maxima SL 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles

Well, since 2 years ago my 04 Nissan Maxima is making a really bad noise from the left side of the engine. My mechanic said that is the timing belt assembly .. and that I should get a timing belt replacement kit done.. (It will cost me around $2000)

- , Lawrence, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 032011

Maxima 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,666 miles

With a car that has 39666 miles this should never have happened. What type of equipment are they using these days when they make things that they charge an arm and a leg for.. We have never had a problem like this and our other car (GM) has 160,000 miles on it.

- , Hillsboro, OR, USA

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