23rd Aug 2008, 16:05

I also have a like problem with my 04 Maxima. It jerks seriously when downshifting from 2-1. I have made transmission flush as requested by Nissan dealership, but this could not solve the problem.

My car is just 95,000 miles, and am still paying for the car loan. This is really embarrassing and a shame for a company like Nissan to produce expensive cars like the Maxima 04 with a manufacturing defect. I hope they know about this, and are just trying to be silence because hundred of people cannot complain of the same problem and they still keep a deaf ear.

I am into a different approach to this problem, and I promise Nissan will not go free with this.

6th Sep 2008, 02:46

Sadly the quality and build of these cars was much better when they were made in Japan. The US proposed high tariffs which would've doubled the price of these cars to be imported. They basically stole quality production of these cars out of the hands of the Japanse as a trade for mediocre quality.

8th Sep 2008, 10:34

I never thought I would have Transmission problems with this my 05 Maxima SE. Hard shifting from 2-3 and 3-2 gears, funny rutter noise when the car starts, I called Nissan USA and as one of you guys said "There is nothing on file with any maximas from 04-06 having Transmission problems..."

Somebody is not telling the truth. If many of us have the same or very similar problems with a major part and very expensive part of the car, why can't they investigate what's going on. This is my second NISSAN, if they don't solve OUR problems before my warranty at 100k currently 57K I selling for Toyota, Honda or Lexus. I need my money for other things not extensive repairs. P.S. Dealers never help. Did they take the same class, suck the customer for all they got 101.

22nd Sep 2008, 19:47

I am AMAZED on the fact that no one has mentioned anything about the turning radius of the Maxima. The car is not one for city driving. The car does not turn on a dime but rather it takes a wide turn. There are larger trucks and SUVs that can take a turn better then the Maxima. Pulling into a parking space on a quick turn does not happen in this car. The turning radius of a car is the last thought that one is thinking when purchasing a car, not ANYMORE!

6th Oct 2008, 15:23

My 2004 Maxima is having a transmission problem. It is very shameful that Nissan USA is ignoring customer feedback. I will join any class action suit.

20th Oct 2008, 10:49

Same here. It seems they try to "diagnose" different problems each time, but are really all the same. Bought my 04 Maxima with 37k on it. 14 months later the check engine light came on, wouldn't turn on first or second try, and no response from the transmission when driving. The dealership is trying to stick me with $350 repair of camshaft sensor. And of course found that trans mount need to be replaced at about $950. Nissan USA is saying that they'll look at a good will claim, but mentioned my 63k on the car removes it from consideration.

This is supposed to be their flagship car???


12th Nov 2008, 13:24

2005 Nissan Maxima 62,000 miles tranny shifting problem. Had dealer look at it paid 130 dollars. told me it needed a new tranny 3,600 to fix it. Car was 2,000 miles out of warranty. I offered to pay half dealer said no. Call nissan they said no too. This problem has to be a recall!!!

28th Dec 2008, 10:07

Same problems here the tranny sucks so bad it spits, and is very embarrassing, going to sue Nissan for whiplash!! I think they should start handing out new 2008 Maximas to compensate for all the stress this causes.

25th Feb 2009, 18:48

2005 SE Maxima owner.

I guess you can add me to the fortunate ones that have transmission problems. It started out with a hesitation from reverse to forward, and now the latest thing it is doing is jumping out of gear, then slamming back in. I guess that's how some motor mounts are ending up broke.

Navigational system crapped out around 90,0000 miles. I should have saved the money and went with a portable Garmin.

27th Feb 2009, 16:22

Add me in. I have 2004 Nissan Maxima and same issue.

26th Apr 2009, 15:26

Nissan transmission, or any other issues with the car, will not be addressed by placing comments in random forums. You must place a complaint with the NHTSA (http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/).

This is where your VOICE can be heard, not in a forum with all of us agreeing with each other, however true it is.

18th May 2009, 10:12

I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima Se, my car is hard shifting, as many others are, repairman told me it's the shift solonoid and parts and labor will cost $1600.Does this repeating issue with everypne's car not be considered as a major problem. I would think now a recall should be issued.

8th Mar 2011, 15:42

Is the case still in court?? Because my 04 Maxima SE does exactly the same thing with 60000 miles.