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:
129,115 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012013

Maxima SE 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,115 miles


I'm having that same problem that cost me about $3300 to repair six months ago and now I'm having a problem with my right wheel. I replaced the CV axle a year ago and this year that same side shakes so bad it hard to drive. The wheel bearing, rotors and new set of tires have all been replaced and it still shakes, pulls to the right and makes a funny sound. I can't find anyone to tell what is wrong with my car and I'm tired of spend money on a seek and find mission. The only reason I bought this car was because it was always said that Nissan has the best cars out there and is dependable and holds its value. Where is the value if I’m always fixing it.

- , Andrews, SC, USA

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