2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5 from North America
Transmission problems rough shifting from 2nd gear to 3rd gear, from 3rd gear to 2nd gear, and delayed shifting from neutral to drive when warm.
Brought the car to the dealer, and they said 3 motor mounts were bad and the transmission was fine, but needed the fluid changed.
I got the mounts replaced under the extended warranty, and had them flush the transmission on my dime since I was going to have it flushed at 60K miles anyway.
On the way home once, the transmission got warm, the problem was back. Took it back to the dealer the next day, and one of the mechanics test drove the car with me. At first the car drove fine and the mechanic said there was nothing wrong. I asked him to drive further to warm up the transmission, and sure enough it started acting up. I also had him shift to N and back to D, and he noticed the delay shifting and the jerk. He immediately told me the transmission was defective, and informed the service manager. Nissan covered the transmission replacement since the car has less than 60K miles.
I suggest if you are experiencing transmission problems, to keep bringing the car to the dealer and have them test drive car with you.
Great car, and Nissan came through with a repair as expected.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd October, 2009