14th Mar 2008, 13:00
Hi, I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima with the same ABS problem. I was told that my warranty was up and it was not covered. In my case I did not have time to get it fixed then anyways, so I've been living without ABS, and in turn living with the ABS idiot lights being on. This is the ONLY problem I've had, but it sounds like an expensive one.
I'm horrified to see the cost of this repair AND how many people are having this problem. So I did more digging and found the ABS Module for the 2004 Nissan Maxima for $595 US/CDN with free ground shipping online.
I'm about the hand in the keys to my 2004 Maxima lease and I am looking at an Infiniti FX45 from a Nissan/Infiniti dealership - I will hang them over a barrel and make the ABS module repair as my last-minute detail before moving into their FX.
If that doesn't work, I will order the part from the Internet (now to look for instructions on changing the model - I accidentally found the instructions for a Nissan Xterra, and it indicated that the ABS module is located under the driver's seat).
4th Apr 2008, 13:34
I have been reading the comments about the ABS in horror, I have been having the same problem. I have basically been ignoring it and plan to continue to ignore it, I'm happy I'm not alone in that! Other than the steering is horrible, the car has been great. I'm ignoring the ABS light, and just passed NJ inspection with the light lit, so I figure I'm good for another 2 years without having to worry about the ABS!
26th May 2009, 10:51
I own a 2004 Nissan Maxima. I purchased the car with 90,000 klms. It now has 133,000. Never had any problems. This car is a blast to drive, gets great gas mileage and I love the way it looks in my driveway. Maybe I have been lucky and most of the bugs have been worked out already. So far so good.
11th Jun 2009, 18:35
Bought my vehicle in 04, within six months I experienced what many of you are saying. First my tires went on a trip, then it shimmied in the front going over 40, excuse replace rotors, brakes and mounts, another instance, calipers went... what in tarnation... under 30,000 miles.
Next biggest thing - transmission went, replaced with a refurbished one in 08 at about 62,000 miles belts replaced, struts replaced...
And now today... I am told my engine is gone. Ridiculous amount of money being requested to tear the engine up to find out what is wrong. God forbid the warranty doesn't cover "extended warranty". How could this car not be recalled. When will justice be served to all of who paid our hard earned money for this beautiful hunk of junk... I am continuously fighting for the dealer to fix the car. It is kept for long lengths of time when repaired, and never comes back quite the same, always worse.
If you have not bought this car, if you are thinking of buying this year and model, don't do it to yourself. My vehicle was 22,000 used at 18,000 miles, and it has now cost over 18,000 in repairs. "Extended Warranty" has covered most repairs, not short of the 100.00 deductible each instance it has gone into the shop, not to mention the amounts of visits the car has had...
Wish I could post a picture, my car is beautiful and well taken care of as best as you can take care of a car with so many visits and time spent at the dealer. For an engine to now be torn into and to have another transmission, the vehicle has been torn from the front to the back. The car is also in need of mounts again, struts and other front end parts.
20th Jun 2009, 11:12
I WILL START A CLASS ACTION SUIT!
I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima with 62,000 miles on it and am now having the ABS problems. It just started out of the blue while I was driving. I was braking normally and heard very loud noises and felt vibrations in my brake pedal. I thought I was going to lose my brakes. At that point, no ABS lights were coming on. We tried changing the front wheel sensor (paid $200.00 for that part) and after installing that, my husband took it for a drive and all the lights starting coming on. After ready all of these posts, we now realize we changed that for nothing and we have a more serious problem. I wanted to post that I found this info on another link:
In my opinion, according to this link, we should all be starting a class action suit against Nissan for the reimbursement/repair of this issue. It is apparent that it is a DEFECT BY NISSAN with the drain on the rear knuckles not allowing the water to drain properly. THEY SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. I can't wait to get rid of this car!
21st Jun 2009, 15:31
I bought 06 Maxima SE with 71,000+ miles 30 days ago! When I test drove the car, there were no issues. I loved the stylish exterior and the Bose system is great! However, when I was driving home, it started to jerk. I thought it wasn't a big deal and that it will wear off eventually. The problem continued and took it back to the dealership. Of course they told me that there was nothing wrong with the car. Each time I take it to the shop, they return it to me with the same problem!
Now their solution is for me to trade it in and of course would lose some money doing so, but at this point I don't care! I just need to get rid of it! It's a piece of junk... don't let the look fool you. I definitely do not want to keep it especially of all the bad reviews on the car and the cost to repair it. Oh yeah, the engine light came on after a week of buying the car!! This was my first and last Nissan, I will look into the Infiniti instead...
8th Jul 2009, 20:43
I have a Nissan Maxima SE 2005...with 90 000km, the ABS light is on... on the dealer this module cost 1534.00$!!! Believe me... if you have one... sell it!!!
28th Aug 2009, 21:16
I own a 2004 Maxima bought it brand new in July 2003.
At 9,000 miles I had to change all four tires because the side walls cracked.
The car is 6 years old with 15,000 miles on it.
A couple of days ago my CD stuck in the player. The dealership asking $1000 to replace it. They say the entire audio system build together. That is a joke, is it?
After reading this site, I wonder what is coming. I need to change this car in as soon I can. But not for a Nissan ever.
By the way, the turning radius is ridiculous.