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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Maxima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152010


  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact felt an abnormal vibration in the steering wheel. In addition, when driving over uneven road surfaces, the front end of the vehicle would shake excessively. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a tire rotation and balancing. The technicians stated that the service could not be performed because all four wheels were abnormally bent. The contact was advised to purchase four new wheels. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 152006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
: the contact stated while attempting to brake at 20 mph, the vehicle swerves to the left and right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer stated this was normal for a vehicle with 18 inch tires. The dealership told the consumer the reason he experienced the jerking of the vehicle was because the vehicle has 18 inch wheels and the wheels want to follow the road irregularities. Updated 04/06/06

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

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