hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,500 miles

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2003 Nissan Maxima transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 092008


  • 74,500 miles


Nissan murano, 2003 with approximately 75,400 miles. August 9, 2008, my daughter and wife were driving the car and called me on my cell phone very excited and unset stating, "the car won?T accelerate and it is jerking, , what should we do?? I instructed them to park the car until I arrive to check it out I didn?T want them to get onto the major highway in the heavy traffic. I arrived and drove the car home. I parked the car in our garage and didn"T drive it until Monday for work. Had no problems that day and drove it to work, both wife and I commute to the same location. After work on this very heavily traveled interstate on our way home I experienced the car hesitating and the RPM gage rived up over 4000 rpms and the car started to lurch and hesitate and had no response from the accelerator. Vehicle started to lose momentum so I exited at the nearest exit. I nursed the car to a parking lot off the main interstate and stop. I called the Nissan dealer where I just had the car serviced the week before and explained the problem I was having. I informed the service rep the car would be delivered by a wrecker service to have the car dropped off; read codes and would get back later the next day. I called the next day and was informed the codes were many and they were waiting for the Nissan headquarters to give them some instruction. Was informed to replace the transmission, cost $5400. This problem seems to be a very well known problem with this vehicle and Nissan is well aware of it. I blogged the internet, Nissan murano forum and to my amazement uncovered many individuals experiencing the very problem with my car, transmission. I strongly feel Nissan should have a recall on the problem and individuals should have their monies refunded and Nissan should be fined heavily for their neglect and not accepting responsible for the defective product.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

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