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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 032010


  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Maxima. The contact was driving approximately between 25 -35 mph approaching a traffic stop signal. There was heavy smoke that expelled from underneath the front driver seat. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road. Immediately, the contact exited the vehicle. A bystander extinguished the front driver seat area. The fire department arrived at the scene after the fire was extinguished. There were no personal injuries; and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the front seat wire harness. There was a previous recall repair under NHTSA campaign id number 05V512000 (seats: Front assembly: Power adjust). However, the recall service repair had not corrected the safety defect. The authorized dealer refused to repair the vehicle free of charge regarding the safety defect. The failure mileage was approximately 71,000.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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