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:
122,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 042014


  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate and then stalled. The traction control system indicator illuminated when the vehicle was restarted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 232011

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
I took the car into a Nissan dealer for a ABS issue I have where ABS, tcs and slip light is coming on and maken a horrible noise.they told me the actuator and rear hub needed repair for a total of $2270 plus tax.this is a major issue and in my opinion as a mechanic should be a national recall, for all the people haven this issue is the United States and Canada.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 282011

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE. ABS actuator failure, tbs, ABS, brake lights on. No other damage to the vehicle has ever occurred. Replacement part price exhorbant, unrealistic. This part should be recalled.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 242011

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
The ABS system, specifically the actuator, in the 2006 Nissan Maxima failed. Initially, the ABS system would activate every time the brakes are applied. It first occurred on dry pavement at highway speed (55mph) braking and then all subsequent braking thereafter, regardless of speed or road condition. Now the car is in fail-safe model where the ABS system, traction control system, and electronic brake force distribution are inactive on the vehicle. Nissan dealers estimate the fix to be approximately $3000, with the majority of the repair in replacing the ABS actuator. The vehicle has never been flooded and has only been in very minor fender-benders (repainting of exterior parts). From my prospective, it seems very unusual for the actuator to go bad and appears to be a defective unit.

- North Wales, PA, USA

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