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Automatic Transmission problems of the 2004 Nissan Maxima - part 1



409 problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 2004 Nissan Maxima.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 1
Failure Date: 08/05/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that upon coming to a stop, the vehicle would jerk and would not shift back into gear when attempting to accelerate. The vehicle would also decelerate to speeds of 10 mph and stall. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer, who stated that the transmission and motor mount needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under warranty. Approximately three years later, the failures recurred. The vehicle was taken back to an authorized dealer, where the contact was informed that a sensor within the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 69,000 and the current mileage was 137,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 2
Failure Date: 08/04/2011

2004 Nissan Maxima sl -- faulty transmission.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 3
Failure Date: 07/30/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the vehicle would jerk abnormally when shifting gears. The failure also occurred when shifting from drive to reverse and from reverse to drive. The vehicle was not inspected. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 89,415.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 4
Failure Date: 07/25/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that when downshifting or shifting into drive, the vehicle would jerk violently. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer but they were unable to detect a failure within the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 160,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 5
Failure Date: 07/24/2011

My husband and I own 2004 Maxima. We are experiencing a transmission problem right about it got to 85000 miles. We have started noticing the delayed gear contact to make the car go and very hard jerking into the gear. It happend under slow traffic . The cars are ok to drive on the highways. I have contacted the Nissan and was told since it passed the 60000 miles it is out of warranty. We bought both cars as certified pre owned which supposedly covers the tranmission up to the 100000 miles. When I took it to the dealearship it was a day out of warranty. Nissan knew about this problem and they are not doing anything about it . They sold us a defected vechicles knowing they have problem with it . I have seen hundreds if not thousand of complaint with their 2004-2007 nisasan Maxima transmission. I am suprise they have not done any recall on them. Nissan should be accountable for their mistake and pay for the replacement. Liike I said we owe 2 Nissan Maximas , it is going to cost me $10,000 to fix thoses cars. What does it take for Nissan to own to their mistake ?.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 6
Failure Date: 07/06/2011

2004 Maxima automatic transmission, transmission jerks violently when shifting, after driving for a short period of time transmission stops shifting and car is inoperable.


car   Automatic Transmission problem 7
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima se. The contact was driving approximately 15 mph and approaching a traffic stop when the transmission prematurely shifted into first gear with a violent jerk. The vehicle was taken to a transmission specialist where the technician detected that the motor mount was fractured. The vehicle was repaired yet the failure recurred after the repair was performed. The vehicle was taken back to the auto center for the second time. The contact was awaiting a response regarding the transmission malfunction. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000. Updated 9/27/11 the consumer was informed the transmission had an internal failure that would cost $ 3,800. Updated 01/03/12.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 8
Failure Date: 06/24/2011

Transmission jerks when shifting from reverse to drive, bangs into and out of gear. Sometimes you step on the gas and it revs up and grabs the gear so hard the tires break loose, other times it just drives fine.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 9
Failure Date: 06/23/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the transmission and engine motor mounts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 136,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 10
Failure Date: 06/23/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the transmission would jerk, when shifting from park into drive. The vehicle would also hesistate before jerking up to speed, while driving at low speeds. The failures were intermittent, and the vehicle stalled at least twice a day. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.


 
car   Automatic Transmission problem 11
Failure Date: 06/15/2011

Failure of a 2004 Nissan Maxima's transmission at 70,000 miles. Coming home during rush hour, I slowed down while going around a curve getting onto the highway. When my car slowed to appox. 20 mph (my foot was not on any pedal), it suddenly revved and jerked back to 20 mph. It happen again a couple of days later at which time I took it to an honest transmission specialist. He hooked it onto a transmission diagnostic machine and couldn't find anything, but he began reading about the defective valve (widely known defect which Nissan is fully aware of, but refuses to do anything about. ) in the Maxima transmission. He replaced the valve at a cost of $1900!!! he subsequently informed me that this fix maybe just a "bandaid on a gunshot wound" and if I continued to have problems, the whole transmission would have to be replaced at a cost of an additional $2500 - $3000!! the valve was replaced 6/29/2011, as of yesterday (8/24/2011) the car has once again begun to act differently once it is at or around 20 mph. I have contacted Nissan about the situation and they said the car was too far out of warranty! what other cars transmission goes completely out at 70, 000 miles and has as many complaints all over the internet?? no one but the Nissan Maxima.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 12
Failure Date: 05/25/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 25 mph, the transmission began to hesitate in a jerking motion. Suddenly the rpms increased and the sporadic failure occurred at any speed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing where they were unable to duplicate the failure. The failure continued to occur and previously failed to accelerate over 25 mph. Upon starting the vehicle, all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel briefly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 13
Failure Date: 05/15/2011

When I take off it jerks real bad between 1st and 2cnd gear and then when I am slowing down about to come to a stop it also kicks and jerks real bad when I started having intermittent transmission problems . It now has become a daily problem whenever I drive. The main issues is when put my car from reverse to drive or park to drive it hesitates for at least 7 to 10 secs. And then jumps real bad and then goes into drive. It usually does all this when the car is hot. The gears also seems to be slipping or jumping when I slow down from 3rd to 2nd. Yesterday was the first occurrence of it jumping when going from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd. I cant believe with all these complaints nothing has been done. What else needs to be done for this problem to be fixed.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 14
Failure Date: 05/12/2011

I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima and transmition is deffective, I had to replace motor mounts due to the hard shifting. It hapens everytime I drive and when slowing down, the malfunction occurs.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 15
Failure Date: 05/05/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated the transmission was destroyed and the failure was due to shifting gears . The vehicle was taken to the dealer but it was not repaired. The contact stated the vehicle began to malfunction prior to the transmissions failure. The failure and current mileage was 101,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 16
Failure Date: 04/10/2011

I bought a used 2004 Nissan Maxima se and I'm having problems the jerking, thrusting forward and the bad down shifting. I took the car to the Nissan dealership act like they never heard of a problem before and they said the transmission needed a flush ($200), so I did, it continued kicking. I took it back to Nissan they drove it and told me it need motor mounts ($2,000), I got the motor mounts replaced at local auto shop. They have no problem wanting me to spending money on diagnosis the problem, when they know what the problem is. The transmission is a recall issue they don’t want to make public. I’m very disappointed in Nissan. I’ve had 2 atlmia, I have a 1997 max and never had major issues (I drive that more than the new car) and I have a 2004 armada, I would not recommend them to anyone any more. They pride themselves in not selling lemons. . . Well I got one! I don’t understand how I can have 1997 max and not have transmission problems and new model car 2004 and having all these issues. I cannot afford a $3,800 transmission and a new set of $500 motor mounts. . . . . Another problem i’ve had with this car is the a/c keeps going out. . . There is no leaks in the lines but there is something wrong with the a/c pump so I was told by a local repair shop.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 17
Failure Date: 04/03/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the transmission was causing the vehicle to jerk when placed in park. When shifting between gears, the vehicle would decelerate and exhibit jerking. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where the contact was told that the transmission would have to be rebuilt or replaced. The contact did not give a reason for the diagnosis. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 118,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 18
Failure Date: 04/01/2011

Maxima 04 problems with transmission, sometimes it slips freely and then it takes again causing the one driving to lose control of the vehicle. Nissan must recall Maxima 04 models to fix transmission problems.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 19
Failure Date: 03/30/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle abruptly jerked into gear without warning. Also, when coming to a stop the vehicle would act as if someone had rear ended the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was advised that the transmission would need to be replaced. The contact stated that he would take the vehicle for a second opinion before repairs. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 99,200 and the current mileage was 99,300.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 20
Failure Date: 03/28/2011

The contact owns 2004 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately between 20-40 mph, the transmission began to jerk violently and slip gears. The contact continued to drive. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the transmission would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage e was 92,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 21
Failure Date: 03/07/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated the vehicle would violently jerk when shifting gears. The failure occurred while driving at various speeds. An authorized dealer was notified and the contact was advised to replace the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 82,000 and the current mileage was 86,000. The VIN was unavailable. Sm.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 22
Failure Date: 03/04/2011

I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima se & it has severe issues with vehicle jerking into gears, jerking while riding at slow speeds, jerking with engine reving when trying to pick up speed. I am not sure what lead up to this issue, but it is not safe possibly causing an accident leading to serious injuires or death. The failure which seems to be some type of default with the transmission occurs everyday when,driving especially in stop and go traffic. I cannot afford to pay $3500 for a new or rebuilt transmission, but I did have my transmission fluid changed at a Nissan dealer, but that did not help the problem at all.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 23
Failure Date: 03/04/2011

The transmission on my 2004 Nissan Maxima jerks violently and skips gears while driving and when it goes back into gear it feels like I have been hit from behind. There are hundreds of complaints for this same issue and can't believe Nissan hasn't been forced to do a recall yet. This problem started at about 75,000 miles and is only getting worse.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 24
Failure Date: 03/03/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that when he tried to shift into reverse, the vehicle would move backward. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The current mileage was approximately 78,000. The failure mileage was approximately 76,000.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 25
Failure Date: 02/27/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. While the contact was driving approximately 35 mph, the transmission shifted from second to first gear violently. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they stated that a regional representative would call her back to assist with the intermittent defect. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.