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:
No data
Average Mileage:
95,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

transmission problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012015

Maxima SEL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


It's sad that the car is 10 years old with less than 10,000 miles per year and the transmission has gone out.

- , Whittier, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 202009

Maxima SE/SL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

I hate Nissan, I would never ever recommend one to anyone...not even my worse enemy...As soon as this car gets old enough it's going straight to the JUNK YARD!!!.

Screw you NISSAN!!!

- , Santa Clarita, CA, USA

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