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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 132009


  • 60,000 miles


I also seem to be having transmission jerk problems with my Nissan Maxima. The car has 100000 miles on it. I get a jerking motion when the car shifts from 1st to 2nd that really hurts my neck. It jerks especially hard when making a turn and the car slows down and picks up speed again. And, in my case it also jerks one day and behaves ok another day. Also the problem seems to happen more with a warmer engine, and is rarely happening when the engine is cold.

- Rydal, GA, USA

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