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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 102011

Maxima SL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles


took maxima to dealership,said i needed a new ac/alt belt. had that replaced. several weeks later it started making a shushing sound. took it back because of sound and no cool air. said it was just me. took it back three times to Headquarter nissan, still say no problem. still making noise. took it back in feb, charged me 50 bucks to look at again! now they say its compressor and condenser. There is no way that should have a problem with the air at that mileage or my use. I'm the only driver and maintain car well. also had problems with sensors. stopped started for 7 yrs they still didn't know then had to get sensors. hopefully that one is solved. was very very dangerous driving under those conditions. car kept stopping in heavy traffic. but because i have 60000 miles now they say air cooling system not under warranty. no way that should be happening. its suppose to be top of line vehicle..38000 dollars. NO WAY IT SHOULD BE HAVING THAT PROBLEM !!!

- , Cataula, GA, USA

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