Notes: The 2008 Maxima continues a very good model year (2007 is also good) with an extremely low complaint rate & no major defects. Beware of Maximas from 2009, & 2004-2006 though.

Nissan Maximas from 2004-2006 have a widespread transmission defect, but judging from our complaint data, Nissan fixed the problem starting with the 2007 model.

The 2009 Maxima has an expensive problem where the steering lock prevents the car from starting, & costs upwards of $1,000 to fix!


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,750 miles

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2008 Nissan Maxima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

May 152011


  • 75,000 miles


Tire pressure monitoring system, have done nothing to correct problem, I read on this website that Nissan replaced the TPMS on cars and SUVS in northern states; but my southern state had a colder than average winter and now the TPMS's are out on my family's 2 Nissan.

- Drummonds, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 242008

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that there was a malfunction with the tire pressure warning system. He noticed that the indicator continued to illuminate and took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer found no failures and stated that the tires needed air. The failure occurred four times. The dealer also stated that if the temperature changed, it would trigger the indicator as well. The contact was also informed that if the pressure dropped to -1 lb, the air pressure indicator would illuminate. The manufacturer stated that there was a file already created for the contact. The current mileage was approximately 19,000 and failure mileage was approximately 500. Updated 03/09/09. Updated 03/10/09.

- Springfield, IL, USA

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