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.

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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.

6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,519 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.

2006 Nissan Maxima steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 142006

Maxima

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,038 miles

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

1st time: The car became very difficult to steer and squealed when turning. 2nd time: The car made a loud thumping noise when turning. Both times we had the rack and pinion steering mechanism replaced by the dealer. Updated 09/26/07

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #1

Jan 042006

Maxima 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Vibration in sterring wheel at 55 miles per hour and 70 miles per hour.

- Valdosta, Ga,, GA, USA

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