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:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2006 Nissan Maxima seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 132006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The passenger seatbelt on my 2006 Nissan Maxima always locks up on my wife just driving down the road. She is 5'4 210lbs, it doesn't happen when she drives. I asked a few of my friends and two of them said it happens to their wives also in the passenger seat, one is heavy also but another isn't heavy at all. Non of my male friends that sit in the passenger seat have it happen. Easter on the way home she got mad and took the belt off two miles from home. That's not good. How many other cars have this problem with females in the passenger seat?

- Clinton Twp, MI, USA

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