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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,814 miles

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2006 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 142009


  • 42,000 miles


Blow out of sidewall of tire (Nissan Maxima 2006) Eagle rsa P245 R45 18 the second time this has happened. The first time was fall of 2008 the tires only had approx. 28,000 miles so I only replaced two of them. Then it happened again this morning. On one of the two I did not replace approx. 42,000 miles.

- Cicero, NY, USA

problem #7

Jul 032009


  • miles
Goodyear Eagle tires, tire had 27,000 miles on them all four tires was cracked around the inside bead at the rim, Goodyear says they don't warranty oem equipment but the dealer says its there responsibility, I had to replace all four tires out of pocket.

- Pecks Mill, WV, USA

problem #6

Nov 132008


  • 14,509 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that all four of the tires kept going flat. The inner bead where the chrome is located continued to deteriorate, which caused the tires to flatten. The dealer stated that they voided the warranty because armor all was applied to the tires, which caused them to flatten. The failure mileage was 14,509.

- Glen Dale, WV, USA

problem #5

Oct 172008


  • miles


My Goodyear rsa tire flew apart while traveling 70 mph on the interstate. The tire was properly inflated. The sidewall caved in. The tire didn't have any visual defects prior to the blowout. Truly concerned with the other tires, simply vanishing from beneath the car without warning. I would have caused an accident if the traffic on the interstate was congested.

- Ruther Glen, VA, USA

problem #4

Jan 272008

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Inner tire and outer tire wall separation.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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problem #3

Aug 152007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Maxima with Goodyear Eagle rsa size 24545R18. While driving 60 mph the vehicle vibrated and the right rear passenger tire side wall blew. The contact was able to pull over and changed the tire. The contact stated there were visible signs of cracks or bubbles. The manufacturer replaced the tire that blew, and wanted to charge $100 each to inspect the other three tires. The failure and current mileages were 16,000. The dot number was unavailable.

- Galloway, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 222007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Eagle tires have cracking on the sidewalls. There is already a customer satisfaction recall for 2004 Nissan Maxima's. I have a 2006 with the same tires (newer) but same identical problem. Goodyear dealer did not want to replace tires as they say 2006 is not part of customer satisfaction. 3 out of 4 tires were splitting on sidewalls. Please take note that consumers are still having the problem with newer models. Although they put new tires on my vehicle, I do not feel safe with them on.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #1

Mar 152006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
: the contact stated while attempting to brake at 20 mph, the vehicle swerves to the left and right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer stated this was normal for a vehicle with 18 inch tires. The dealership told the consumer the reason he experienced the jerking of the vehicle was because the vehicle has 18 inch wheels and the wheels want to follow the road irregularities. Updated 04/06/06

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

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