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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.

8.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,514 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.

2005 Nissan Maxima engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 122006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,514 miles

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

I inadvertently upon depressing the brake pedal, also pressed on the accelerator pedal. What is apparently normal for the 2005 Nissan Maxima, is the brake pedal can move below the level of the accelerator pedal. This highlighted two problems: 1. the bake pedal travel is to much, and 2. the distance between the brake and accelerator pedals is insufficient. The result of this problem is to apply more brake pressure thereby also accelerating the car. I was parking and ended up upon the median between lanes of parking and damaged my bumper and skirt under the front end.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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