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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Nissan Maxima exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012007

(reported on)

Maxima SE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


Marietta Nissan sucks!! People are rude, lie, and basically could give a crap what you think. Bought silver warranty for $900 on top of the sticker price, which was tricked into believing it covers all mechanical failures. Not the EGR Valve, which became fault 30,000 miles after purchase. My service advisor (Don Clark) even had the nerve to say he had a heart attack 2 months prior because I gave him my piece of mind. The day after he told me this, I caught him smoking a cigarette in the morning when I went to see if my car was ready and also later that day when I picked my car up. I will never buy a car or service from Team Nissan in Marietta, Georgia ever again!!

- , Marietta, GA, USA

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