When I first purchased my 2004 Maxima, I noticed the car (I bought it used with 80,000 miles) was jerking when stopping and accelerating about 1 month later. When it first started, it happened maybe once a month, or sometimes less. Over the course of 2 years, it has gotten much worse and more frequent. It jerks really hard when going from R to D, and when accelerating from 1st to 2nd gear. Now, when stopping at red lights or after slowing down, it struggles to change gears and the engine roars loudly, and the transmission is starting to bang.
I'm really frustrated, because although the car was used, the previous driver researched the problem and was smart enough to trade it in, and I was the unsuspecting buyer to buy it. I have had the transmission flushed twice, and it has had a diagnostic check that revealed nothing. The dealer concluded that since my transmission fluid is still dark after two flushes, it is the transmission. I was told that a used transmission will cost $3800 plus $78 an hour for labor. I didn't read the reviews on the car until mine starting having problems.
I want to know what can we do. If this many customers are having the exact same issue, then it is Nissan's responsibility (which they are ignoring), because I can't afford to fix the car at this moment and continue to make car payments on time each month.