2004 Nissan Maxima Reviews - Page 16 of 30

2004 Nissan Maxima ES V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carDodge Stratus

Summary:

Losing confidence, but undecided on future purchase of another Nissan

Faults:

Transmission seems to slip when going from 2nd to 3rd gear. This has happened for quite a while. Transmission fluid level and quality are good.

Recently, the transmission will stick in 5th gear and the engine will stall. It is then hard to re-start the engine and the transmission remains in 5th until it cools.

General Comments:

Same song and same verse. The Maxima is a beautiful car and handles well (although I rarely drive over the speed limit and even more rarely do I have hard take offs).

For a long time now the transmission seems to slip when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. The engine rev's really high like it is in neutral, then finally the next gear catches and the car surges forward.

More frustrating, at exactly 100,000 miles the transmission locks into 5th gear and the engine stalls. The engine is hard to restart, and when it does the transmission usually stays stuck in 5th gear unless it has had time to cool down.

Every vehicle I have ever owned I have been able to put between 180,000-250,000 without any major problems. Just oil and filter changes every 3,000 miles. I bought this Nissan specifically because my friends have told me how reliable their Nissan's have been. How disappointed I am if this thing continues to have problems at such the ripe young age of 4 years old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th January, 2009

2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles

Summary:

Cool

Faults:

My Nissan Maxima's transmission has gone bad. It jerks around the 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears. It is currently at Ammco getting fixed. This started happening around 80000 miles.

I went on this website www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov and filed a complaint. I called them, and they stated that no investigation has been started, and asked when or how many people need to complain before on gets started... the lady said that it is an issue of safety, and not the number of people that complain. So go to the website and complain, and make sure you mention that it is a matter of safety and that your car could potentially jerk into another car because the transmission is pulling.

If you want more info about my issue and about what Ammco says, email me at rey.ramirez@yahoo.com

General Comments:

Still a good car; just needs better warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th January, 2009

30th Jan 2009, 00:05

I got my car back from AMMCO, and so far it has been running great. There wasn't hard part damage, so that was good, but the total cost was over $3000.00 Good thing I had extended warranty on it, and it only cost me 300 dollars. I will keep you posted.

2004 Nissan Maxima from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carNissan Maxima

Faults:

04 Maxima, transmission problem. This is my 4th Maxima, jut turned 78,000 and it won't shift out of 5th gear. If I stop it turn it off, then it will start hard for about 3 times. Let it sit for a couple minutes, starts fine, back to 1st gear and all seems well. Take it out, same thing.

Found the ground wire to trans. broke, didn't fix it. Dealership manager says no problems at all with the 04, think after reading all the posts, he's full of it.

Don't bother with Nissan headquarters, you will get nowhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th December, 2008

2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance134970 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

I consider this car to be a piece of junk

Faults:

I purchased my 2004 Nissan Maxima used with 27,000 miles on it.

My ABS light continues to stay on.

General Comments:

I took my car to a Nissan dealer and was told that my transmission was going out, but they did not work on transmissions, and the best thing to do was to trade it.

I took my car to AAMCO transmission and was told that I needed a new transmission. It has cost me $3,698.48 to replace my transmission.

I contacted NSHTA to file a complaint. I have also filed a complaint with Nissan at 1-800-Nissan-1 and was told today 11/12/2008 that there was nothing they could do for me, because I took my vehicle to an outside vendor to have my transmission replaced. When I informed the specialist that the car was taken to a Nissan dealer and they weren't willing to do the work on the car, I was told that my car had too many miles to be covered.

I am a previous Nissan owner, this is why I purchased another one.

I have also paid over $1000 to have the ABS system repaired, and guess what, the light is still on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th November, 2008

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 116 reviews