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:
72,000 miles

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2006 Nissan Maxima suspension problems

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 102009

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Maxima. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a rubbing sound and noticed that the wheel would stop and then continue to rotate. He looked underneath the vehicle and noticed that the wheel bearings were defective. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they replaced the wheel bearings. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 71,000 and current mileage was 85,000. Updated 6/29/09 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 06/30/09.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 062009


  • 73,000 miles
Front wheel bearing failed at 73,000 miles, partially seizing, car was towed to shop and the bearing was replaced before it totally seized.

- Pikesville, MD, USA

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