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:
111,150 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2005 Nissan Maxima body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles


passenger floorboard rusted completely through

Pieces of my car were falling off. Took the car in and they said the only thing between my car and the ground was my carpeting. There was a gaping hole in the floorboard.

- Jennifer W., Fox Lake, IL, US

problem #1

Apr 252015

Maxima SE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,288 miles

just like my 2000 maxima the floor boards have rusted out

I am sure Nissan is well aware of this issue of the floors rotting on the Maxima's. This is the second Maxima I own (the first was a 2000 SE w/126k miles) and the same damn thing happened. Perhaps a class action suit should be brought against Nissan regarding this issue. From what I have read there are quite a few people who have experienced this problem and have paid their hard earned money to have the floors repaired. The least Nissan can do is charge for the part only and eat the labor cost.

As of this point I will never own another Nissan nor recommend one if asked.

- garellma, Assonet, MA, US

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