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2006 Nissan Maxima
Problems & Complaints
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.
Worst 2006 Maxima Problems by Category
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- transmission problems41NHTSA complaints: 3
- electrical problems3NHTSA complaints: 4
- engine problems3NHTSA complaints: 1
- steering problems2NHTSA complaints: 6
- body / paint problems1NHTSA complaints: 3
- brakes problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- cooling system problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- windows / windshield problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 9
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 5
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 4
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 1
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