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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 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.

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


: the contact stated on reversing the vehicle out of a parking space, the front end was not clear of the curb. When drive was engaged and the accelerator was depressed, the front left bounced over the curb. As this happened, a metallic bang was heard, then the vehicle accelerated forward out of control. The steering would not respond and the vehicle drove over another curb knocked down a sign post and then on impact of a stone pillar, causing all airbags to deploy. The weather was dry and clear and the parking lot was asphalt. A police report was taken, property damage was incurred and the contact was injured and taken to the hospital. The vehicle was towed to the police impound, the contacts insurer was notified and pictures were taken. The service dealer and manufacturer were not notified.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

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