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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
99,369 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace radiator, radiator fan assembly, flush cooling sys (1 reports)
  3. replaced radiator (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 122012

Maxima SL 3.5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,820 miles


Had to replace radiator at less than 90K miles. Wouldn't recommend anyone purchasing a Maxima.

- , Brandon, FL, US

problem #2

Nov 062010

Maxima SL 3.5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,069 miles

THIS IS THE SECOND DAMN RADIATOR TO GO IN THIS CAR FIRST ONE WAS FACTORY NISSAN SECOND ONE SAME THING IM DONE WITH THIS COMPANY CALL THEM TO COMPLAIN AND I JUST GET THE RUN AROUND. BALISE NISSAN DECIDED THAT MAYBE I DRIVE THE CAR TO HARD. that's funny because my car is a 6 cylinder and i drive the sped limit just check my mpg 28 but it seems that these cars are just peace of s**ts had no problems with my 2001 20th anniversary edition. PLEASE LORD TELL THEM THIS CAR IS IN NEED OF A MAJOR RECALL......

- , Providence, RI, USA

problem #1

Aug 122010

Maxima SL 3.5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,219 miles

- , Providence, RI, USA

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