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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,995 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 252008

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 36,360 miles


The contacts owns a 2005 Nissan Maxima. The vehicle has Goodyear Eagle rs-a tires, size P195/60R15. The contact noticed that the sidewalls were separating on the tires. The vehicle was taken to a tire company and they stated that all four sidewalls on the tires were separating and needed to be replaced. He filed claim number 1006415 with Goodyear. The current mileage was 36,366 and failure mileage was 36,360. Updated 11/17/08 updated 11/18/08.

- Powell, TN, USA

problem #6

Nov 052007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • miles
Factory tires for a 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE Goodyear Eagle rs-a P245/45R18 96V cracking on sidewalls M6A9 cmwr 0505.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 062007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,150 miles
Tires defective poor workmanship.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 202007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


After 24,000 miles the Goodyear Eagle tires on my 2005 Nissan Maxima developed a bubble on the sidewall in exactly the same spot on both tires. When I took the car to the Goodyear dealer for warranty repair they told me it was not covered and they said the tires had an "impact break." They said this was not uncommon in this tire and they see it all the time.

- Union, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 082006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 29,104 miles
Consumer Goodyear tires had a crack along the inside area. ***** the consumer felt vibrations in the steering wheel. The technician noticed crack on the inside of all four tires. The tires were replaced at a prorated rate.

- Mount Holly, NC, USA

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problem #2

Jun 032006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,350 miles
245-45-18 Goodyear Eagle rs-a tire on 2005 Maxima came apart.

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 182005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Steel belt widewalls failed, all four tires sidewalls crack, some to opening of 3/8 inche. Some on inside, some on outside, only 28645 miles on tires when noticed due to high speed wobbel

- Ocean Springs, MS, USA

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