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
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2004 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 282007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Defective ABS sensor ($482.71) apparently a common issue with the 2004 Nissan Maxima as there is a service bulletin alerting the dealers of the same. I tried to get Nissan to at least cover the cost of the part ($202.99) and was finally contacted by the "regional rep" after over a week of E-mails and phone calls. I was told I was basically "sol". seems to me that a brake issue involving defective parts is very serious one. And at least the consumer should be alerted to it, even if it is not at the recall stage yet!!!! no longer happy with the folks at Nissan.

- Davenport, IA, USA

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