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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles

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2005 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 192008


  • 71,000 miles


To NHTSA: I am filing a complaint against Nissan car dealership of shaker heights. On October 19th, 2008, I was driving my 2005 Nissan Maxima SE on the highway along a straightaway when my skylight moon roof suddenly implode. It was a loud burst causing small microscopic glass particles to scatter throughout my interior. The glass cut my arm and flew in my hair. I believe it may have been due to the slightest possible twisting or torque of the frame bending with the road. The 2004 model of my vehicle recently had a recall due to this exact issue. My vehicle was manufacture in Jan. 2005, I suspect that it was made under the same parameters as the 2004 model. I believe that my vehicle should be covered as well due to the same issue. I have been without transportation since the date of the incident.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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