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:
No data
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Nissan Maxima engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

May 192007

(reported on)

Maxima STouring 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


3 weeks ago my Maxima start to shaking during driving and lost the power. The problem is even bigger, when stopping on red lights. I went to Nissan dealer, they did self-test, it shows DTC 1320(primary ignition coil problem). They wanted to change all the six coils, what will cost me about 700 USD. Anyway, there's no any warning light on dashboard, but lights are working normally during ignition. This problem sometimes going off for a short while, and after coming back. There' also a big pressure in fuel tank, when I switch off the engine and I try to open fuel tank cap, can hear very loud sound of pressed air running out of the tank. Please, if anybody know what it can be and I can repair this fault, I will be really thanksfull for adwise.... It' making me crazy...

- , Dubai, -, United Arab Emirates

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