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:
82,500 miles

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 092012

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles


While driving my Maxima started to with a little kick going into 2nd there is a major kick when giving it gas or going to reverse..anything in reverse 1st 2nd or 3rd gear has a hard kick..there are alot to other customers with same problem and Nissan wont help there needs to be a recall.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 222012

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Vehicle jerks at low speeds between 10-25 mph while accelerating and decelerating (1st-2nd gears). Vehicle also jerks from shifting park to reverse or drive, reverse to drive and drive to reverse. Vehicle jerks so severe at low speeds, it feels like being rear-ended. Vehicle will do this while trying to merge into traffic which is a safety hazard.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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