Notes: The 2011 Nissan Maxima is a very good reliable vehicle. Beware of Maximas from 2009, and 2004-2006 though.

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

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

For the 2011 Maxima, so far so good!


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 162012


  • 10,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Maxima. The contact was driving 40 mph when the brakes were applied to avoid a crash and the traction warning light illuminated. The acceleration ability was disabled as the vehicle stalled and the contact was unable to immediately restart the vehicle. Ten minutes later, the contact was able to restart the vehicle however, the vehicle was unresponsive and could not be driven. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance to the contact. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 10,000. Updated 05/31/12

- Hutto, TX, USA

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