28th Aug 2009, 00:05

I own an 05 Nissan. Have had tranny probs, now head gasket is leaking. I filled it to the brim with stop leak, and it has stopped the head gasket leak... at least long enough to trade it in at the crooked dealer I bought it from. Glad he sells other makes besides Nissan. Now if I can only keep a smile on my face long enough to do business with them.

I don't understand why you would even consider another Nissan, after all those problems.

BTW they fought me on everything under warranty. Blamed everything on me, refused to own up to anything.

Very bad experience all in all.

2nd Sep 2009, 11:14

I'm having the same issues with my 2005 Nissan Maxima SL as a lot of Maxima owners. I have a transmission problem that I have been experiencing since late 2007, and have complained to the dealer that services my car over 5 times.

Last week I took my car back to the Nissan repair shop, complaining once again about the jerking when shifting into gear. They finally found the problem. It's the transmission I'm told. I have been saying this all along, and was told that they can't find the problem. I asked if they would fix the problem now that they have found it at no cost to me, but they won't.

The shop gave me an 800-647-7261 number an asked me to call the corporate office and complain to them, and maybe they will help me get it fixed. When I called that number to make a claim, the representative called the shop that I use and they acted as if they never heard me complain about the problem. I couldn't believe my ears. Corporate called me back today to tell me that they couldn't help me with my problem because the shop never heard a complaint from me about the car. Lies, lies and more lies from the shop.

I am done with Nissan. Never again will I buy a Nissan, and I will advise all smart shopper not to as well. It's back to the best built cars ever, which is Toyota. I should have known better than to leave Toyota in the first place. Nissan ain't what it use to be.

16th Oct 2009, 22:39

I am a owner of a 05 Maxima, and I'm having the same problem with my transmission too. It is doing the same as the other complaints, my car has only 69600 miles. This doesn't make any sense. I know that they are aware of this problem.

I too had to call the 800 number and they told me to take it to the dealer and have them check it. I told me why should I have to pay the dealer $115 dollars for them to tell me my transmission is going bad, and that I was looking online right at that time and there were so many complaints about this cars transmission. They gave me a ref #, told me to take it up to the dealer anyway, then call them back with the ref #. I'm going to take my car to three different transmission shops have them check it for free, then I will call the 800 number back and give them the results. They should have to replace our transmission, it's not our fault that this transmission is a lemon.

4th Mar 2011, 07:24

My 05 Maxima is doing the exact same thing as ALL the others, and I get the same "we don't really care" attitude from everyone at the dealership and corporate. Everyone needs to file a formal complaint, so maybe they will some day man up to their robbery.