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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,100 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Nissan Maxima windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 192008

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


My moon-roof is marked with AS3 dot 467 M078. Can some please tell me with is the same marking that in the 2004 recall.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #5

May 082009


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that outer perimeter of the sky view window exhibited rust. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised that the vehicle was rusting prematurely for a climate that was primarily warm and dry. The manufacturer was contacted but would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 34,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 022010


  • 53,000 miles
I was driving on the freeway (my normal route home from work). Suddenly, I heard a very loud 'popping' sound. I opened the sliding door to inspect the roof, and found out that the glass had suddenly shattered.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012005


  • miles


2004 Nissan Maxima developed problems with the windshield cracking. When the defroster was on the windshied would make a pinging noise. Previously the moonroof was replaced due to possible cracking.

- Smock, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 022005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • miles
Letter concerning the skyview roof glass recall for the 2004 Maximas.** answer required***. the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer to have the recalled glass replaced but was told that her vehicle was not included in the recall, therefore the glass was not replaced. Eight months later the skyview roof completely shattered while the consumer was driving.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jun 252004

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,600 miles
The sun roof glass shattered while driving on the highway. Consumer pulled over to a rest area before the glass entered the cabin of the vehicle. It was towed to a local dealership, who provided a temporary fix by removing the loose pieces of glass, and covering the sunroof with a plastic material. Investigation #PE04-035 was issued on this problem.

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

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