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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,386 miles

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2004 Nissan Maxima suspension problems

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2004 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Jul 282004

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


Bad steering wheel shimmy at 45-60 mph, then severe vibration at 75 mph (highway cruising speed). Manufacturer contacted on several occasions, indicated that they do not have a solution and acknowledge that there is a proble.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 082004

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
While driving at any speed vehicle veerd to the right. Vehicle veered even more to the right when the brakes were depressed. Dealer has performed a front end alignment twice within a thirty day period.

- Washington, DC, USA

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