20th Oct 2008, 00:29

It's an unfortunate experience you have had. Nissan is now outsourcing production from Japan to the US and has diminished the quality of their vehicles in the process.

6th Mar 2009, 06:04

I have had 6 Maxima SE's, my latest a 2004 with less than 40K on it. I loved all my other Maxima's. Never had an issue with any of them.

The 2004 is another story and I blame it on Nissan. No vehicle should leave the plant in the shape mine was in! I have replaced a transmission, the tires need replacing, part of the pile was missing from the carpet, my alternator had to be replaced with less 20K on it, replaced the battery. Fog lights keep burning out at $60 a set, the handles on the passenger side just pulled out while holding on to it, recalled for wiring and another major issue.

The vehicle is a piece of you know what. It was 1st year production in the US as all my others came from Japan. This vehicle has been a nightmare, and Nissan should have just refunded everyone their money as this was a real lemon!

6th Mar 2009, 13:14

Here I am a proud owner of a 2004 Max purchased 6 months ago. Well, I had to replace the timing belt or is it chain at 77K NOW my transmission is doing the jerking thing also. First I thought I was crazy - glad to see I'm not. Yesterday I had my mechanic put in one can of Transmission Conditioning (no slip) @ $16.00. I'll know if that helps in 3 / 4 days.

I can be researched at aviationstubbs@gmail.com - if you'd like the results.

I'm going to do all the little things first before I dump $1200.00 plus into this great looking but pain in the butt car.

17th Feb 2012, 09:39

I own a 2002 Nissan Maxima SE for about 1 and 1/2 years, and love it. I think the 2004 and newer years are having the issues. Nissan should be doing something about the issues the 2004 owners are having. I reviewed the 2002 and 2003 models, and they were wonderful reviews except for a few people, but overall, a good car.