2005 Nissan Maxima SL from North America
So my car started acting funny i.e. shifting very hard when braking, and the RPM acting funny when accelerating. I took it to 2 transmission places, and they both said we cannot pull up any codes on it, but seems to be a computer that needs to be reset. Only Nissan can do that.
So I take it to Nissan, and they tell me it's my timing chain and the cost is $2300.00, plus this is wrong with your car and this too, blah, blah, blah...
I take it to another place, and they tell me that they re-met with the transmission place and it is my valve body!
My issue with Nissan, from all these posts, is they try to tell you the wrong thing constantly to get more $ out of you, and this is not the first time. One time I took it there for an oil change, and they tell me you need about $1700 of work done on your car. I didn't do any of it, and the next time I got an oil change they tell me everything checked out fine with the car.
I have also pulled into the service department and had a young kid that works there make a lewd comment to me; real professional!
If they want to charge loads of $, then give correct, good service.
I will not buy another Nissan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th October, 2013
We live in an era where owners of businesses are pushing their employees to sell their products and services, so your service adviser is now your Fuller Brush salesman, and it's probably going to get worse.
My advice to anyone that has a Nissan product, is to get as many free quotes on any problem that it might have. If they give it to you in writing, it's even better. Keep track of what they say, and go on the Internet and plug in "problems and complaints on a 2005 Nissan Maxima". Look up problems that the Nissan Maximas had, and go all the way through the websites. Sometimes they will give you detailed information on what owners experienced, or owners' views and complaints on the car, and what was done to it and if it was resolved.
Check on pending lawsuits on your vehicle. Sometimes lawsuits are slowly working their way through the court system. Keep all records and bills of any work you have done on your car. If a lawsuit is won, then you could be asked for those receipts and records.
Also the salvage yards of this country are filled with parts for your car. Anything from engines to windows to radios... they have it all. And these are original equipment parts, not reproduction parts.
I have owned many Nissan vehicles and trucks. They're not a bad vehicle, but they do have some issues from time to time. And if there is a problem, you cannot panic and give any mechanic a blank check to do work on it... it has to be researched. Find out the best deal on the part, and pick a good reliable mechanic to fix it. Panic, and it could get very expensive for you...