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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 082010


  • 33,000 miles


Vehicle came equipped with a feature that allows the side mirrors to tilt down when placed in reverse. However, when the feature is activated for the passenger side mirror, the mirror does not adjust properly back to its normal position, which may hinder drivers view, possibly causing a safety hazard. Vehicle was taken to Nissan where it was determined that the mirror was defective and needed to be replaced. Several weeks later, the replaced mirror began exhibiting same problem as the defective mirror.returned vehicle back to Nissan twice and they determined that it was normal. While driving vehicle on highway, passenger side mirror began adjusting on its own to a point where I could not see vehicles alongside the right of the vehicle. Vehicle was not even placed in reverse! returned vehicle back to Nissan, they determined that mirror needed to be replaced, but at my expense, because warranty expired, despite the fact that I returned the vehicle twice for this problem while under warranty.

- New York, NY, USA

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