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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
103,550 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2006 Nissan Maxima engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 192014

Maxima SE 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,099 miles


I give my car regular tune ups, oil changes, and any other regular checks that it needs. But the check engine light will not go off. The repair guy says that it is a sensor problem, which he had fixed. But then two days later the dam light pops back on. I'm so tired of this car it's ridiculous. I want to sell this piece of sh*t. Now I'm reading off this car complaint app. That it's the manufacture's fault by putting in these messed car parts.

- , Providence, RI, USA

problem #1

May 012009

Maxima SE 3.5L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

The check engine light comes on and off occasionally not sure why but i think it is linked to the transmission issues it has stayed on for the logest since i first seen it. I always put my gas cap on tight, use the proper gas and make sure the car is turned off ssue to this year car i was informed its a vacuum type fuel system its best to turn it off while pumping gas. Not sure why but this car has given me more problems than my 1996 Maxima SE which I have never experiences and had almost 200,000 miles on it and I wish I would have kept.

- , Owings Mills, MD, USA

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