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 2008 Maxima continues a very good model year (2007 is also good) with an extremely low complaint rate & no major defects. Beware of Maximas from 2009, & 2004-2006 though.

Nissan Maximas from 2004-2006 have a widespread transmission defect, but judging from our complaint data, Nissan fixed the problem starting with the 2007 model.

The 2009 Maxima has an expensive problem where the steering lock prevents the car from starting, & costs upwards of $1,000 to fix!


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,035 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.

2008 Nissan Maxima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 102011


  • 30,500 miles


I have 4 Michelin tires that hydroplane at highway speeds.

- Long Grove, IA, USA

problem #3

Sep 202008


  • 10,000 miles
Complete tire blow out of front passenger side. Car was traveling @60 miles per hour. 2nd car with Goodyear Eagle on Nissan Maxima. Recalled tires on 2004. 2008 has same issue. Wait for recall again" or wait until someone is killed" the car had 10,000 miles.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 272008


  • 7,639 miles
2nd tire defective - Goodyear Eagle rsa tire- car has only 7639 miles on it and this is the second tire on the car that had to be replace with the same issue.

- Staten Island , NY, USA

problem #1

May 252008


  • miles
Noticed new tire - approx 3400 miles had a bubble in the side wall.

- Staten Island , NY, USA

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