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.

9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$5,000.00
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace transmission (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 022012

Maxima SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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

The car had about 120000 kms and started jerking. Nissan said it was just filter and fluid . Did not stop and eventually went out at about 140000 kms and cost me $5100 to replace.

- , Cobourg, ON, Canada

problem #1

Aug 302014

Maxima SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

I bought my 2004 Maxima about 2 months ago, it runs fine but I have parked it on a driveway that is steep and it got locked in park twice. I had to get it towed twice, it only has 81,000 miles. I bought it for May, 17 old daughter, but it's a pain in the ass!!!! It's in the shop now waiting for them to put a new transmission in. Thank goodness it came with a warranty, Nissan needs to do something about this.

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

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