Nissan Maxima owners have reported 33 problems related to front suspension (under the suspension category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Maxima based on all problems reported for the Maxima.
2004 Nissan Maxima shimmy in steering,transmission jerk.
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2004 Nissan Maxima se. While driving on the highway and slowed due to traffic, vehicle lurched forward with a loud bang. Occurred while transmission downshifted from 2nd gear to 1st. Occurs when shifting from 2nd gear into 3rd and when parked and trying to shift from reverse into drive. Two mechanics have suggested transmission replacement and appointment made for such. Vehicle also has a horrible steering wheel shudder/shaking that gets worse the faster you go (highway speeds) told it was struts, so they were replaced, numerous wheel alignments and balancings to correct, with no satisfaction.
Clicking and popping when I make a turn or go over a bump. Brakes squeak sometimes when driving. I took the car to a Nissan dealer and it was driving worst than before. The car started pulling to the right.
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I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima that I bought new in 2003 in California. Within months to the first year, I have had continuous problems with the front end. I've had my wheels aligned, tires balance numerous times and checked due to a shimmy in the steering wheel, tires wearing unevenly and a clanking or thumping noise in the front right when going over a bump. These problems I have had for years and complained continuously. Had the car in the shop many times for these problems, but to no avail. Nissan fixed noise after 5 times in the shop in 2004 and 2005. Now over the years the noise has come back, but the shimmy was always a problem. I just learned to ignore it until now. I'm reading now online of other Maxima owners having the same problem. I'm planning on approaching my Nissan dealer here in florida about the shimmy, abnormal tire ware and clankiing noise as well. Can you help me?.
Front right strut replaced twice in 6 months.
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I have a 2004 Maxima with 65,000 miles and already having trouble with transmission.
04 Nissan Maxima purchased in Aug 03 with a loud knocking noise in the front passenger side. First visit to the dealer was in March 04 -- replaced front strut. Lasted about 1 week before the noise was back. Since then has had at least 6-8 struts replaced. Last repair was last Friday -- went 10 miles before the noise was back. The longest a strut has lasted was 6 months. I have been dealing with for four years. Will Nissan acknowledge this as a problem and ever fix it?.
My 2004 Maxima has had a front end noise on a wide variety of road surfaces. My local mechanic, whom I have been doing business with for over 20 years says the front struts are shot and need replacement. The car has 34,650 gentle miles on it!.
With only 30,000 miles on my Maxima I have had to replace 1)motor mount 2)front strut 3)rotors (need to be replaced again) and still the wheel shakes even at low speeds.
Constant motor mounts replaced, constant struts replaced. Constant transmission slipping between 1 and 2nd gears.
2006 Nissan Maxima numerous electronic problems affecting the transmission. Creating safety concerns, this is not a isolated condition, I know of 3 people who has had the same conditions. These are the ones I know about. This problem is ongoing.
2004 Nissan Maxima. Car develops a dangerous vibration between 50 and 60 mph. Also has a loud knock coming from under the car. Took it back to the dealer twice. This first time they replaced the right front strut saying that it had broken. They said the vibration was coming from cupped tires caused by the broken strut. The loud knock was less but still apparent. Took back to dealer who then tightened the "tie rod which was loose. No mention of cupped tires was made. Knock is still present and also the vibration is also still a big problem. The car has the 18" wheels.
Transmission problems jerks all the time from 1st to 2nd and from 2nd to 1st very hard and the struts sound horribly. They both have been changed the trans. And the struts and they are doing the same thing again.
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima. It has 97. 000 miles on it and the transmission has been giving me problems since I bought it. It won't go into drive from park without a 3-5 second delay, it dosen't down shift properly when coming to a stop. It's to the point now that when I come to a stop it down shifts so erraticly that the tires chirp. I looked online and there are over 150,000 people with the same complaint. I took it to the dealer and they said they can't duplicate it, which I think is a falsehood. The bottom line is that there clearly is a defect with these transmissions and Nissan needs to recall them. The fog lights short out and burn out after limited use. I have spend hundreds of dollars on fog lights, now I just gave up and leave them burned out. The front struts were defective and had to be replaced.
Front brakes pulsate violently when braking. Front end shimmies constantly. Original front tires wore out within 10,000 miles. Nissan continues to ignore the design flaws and component failures (rotor failure) in this 2004 Maxima. Owners are getting nothing but the runaround when vehicle safety is a huge issue.
A knocking noise and abnormal steering. While driving. Took vehicle to dealer to have it checked, and dealer had not said what was wrong. This only happened when steering.
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Purchased a 2005 Nissan Maxima in December 2004. By March of 2005, the strut assemblies (both) had been replaced 3 times and the vehicle was in an additional time for the same complaint of noise in the strut assembly but was repaired to no avail. May 25, 2005: noise in the front end again. Upon inspection from the authorized Nissan dealership in corpus christi, TX, it was said that the noise was coming from a faulty rack and pinion. Prior to this (upon conclusion that the struts needed to be replaced a third time), I asked Nissan to buy back the vehicle. They refused. This vehicle's front end is not repairable and hazardous. The car, at this time, has 17k miles and needs to be either replaced or bought back.
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My 2004 Nissan Maxima has had 3 sets of front struts replaced starting at 8k miles from new. . . The dealer has diagnosed the need for a forth set of front struts at 62k miles.
Bad steering wheel shimmy at 45-60 mph, then severe vibration at 75 mph (highway cruising speed). Manufacturer contacted on several occasions, indicated that they do not have a solution and acknowledge that there is a proble.
While driving at any speed vehicle veerd to the right. Vehicle veered even more to the right when the brakes were depressed. Dealer has performed a front end alignment twice within a thirty day period.
I have had my 1999 Maxima for 4 months,have found problems swaying or drifting suspention while driving,hesitation in automatic transmission when accelling from a rolling stop,seatbelt locking and would not release,left hand turn bumpy front end suspention shake. . . All of these problems are very scarry and dangerous. . Emmediate action should be taken (by manufacturer) to fix these safety issues at no cost to loyal consumers.
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1) manufacturer defect in the suspension (2004 Nissan Maxima se) 2) caused car to make a sudden reflex to the right twice on the highway 3) dealer ( Nissan of el monte ) has replace struts and other suspension parts more than 4 times after 10 dealer inspections.
I think you need to look into the issue of shimmy or vibration in the Maxima's 2004-2005-2006. My car has the shimmy and I and the dealer have done just about everything Nissan says to do to resolve the issue. I even bought new tires another brand and it is still there. $$$ what is happening is that there is a constant shimmy in the steering wheel. The shimmy is mostly very light except for certain speeds the you can see it in the wheel. It is not the tires . . It may be the wheels or the steering components. If you or Nissan would poll all of the owners of the Maximas you will find that this issue is the norm and not exception. . Read more...
While driving 20mph suspension caused steering to go out of control, causing an accident. The transverse link broke, one person was injured in the accident.
Vehicle keeps pulling to right. There is a whining noise coming from the right side while driving. Uneven heating and defrost improper. Theft warning alarm will sound for no reason. Trunk and hood is asymmetrical. Vehicle gets bad gas mileage.
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At 60 mph, there is constant, agrivated vibration on the front end (steering wheel, floor, pan, peddles, and seats). I feel the vibration come down my wrists, arms, up to my shoulder. I consider this a safety hazard as it can distract me from being fully alert and attentive to traffic. I have taken the car to the dealer and they have not been able to fix the problem. This is the worst new car that I have ever purchased.
Since car first picked up from dealer, front end vibrates at highway speeds (65-70mph). Returned to dealer 3 times to correct problem. Problem still exists. Dealer cut rotors, rotated and balanced tires several times, replaced all tires and problem remains. Report filed with Nissan (file # 3027068). Test drove another 2000 Maxima and problem was not there. Waiting for Nissan to contact dealer to continue the trouble shooting of the problem.
The first complaint is with my car pulling to the left since I got it. I brought it back to the dealer at least three times for this but it still does it. The guy told me that it was because the roads in new jersey are angled so thats what caused it and did nothing about it. The second complaint I also brought back all the times with the pulling of my car . The guy said it was because it was new and it will go away, but about nine months later it is still there but not as foul as before.
Vehicle drifted off the road without warning, resulting in a crash.
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Vehicle pulls to the right.
At highway speeds the vehicle pulls to the left. The dealer has not been able to correct the problem.
No summary provided by consumer.
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Vehicle pulls to the right constantly. 8ak.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Strut problems||
|Suspension Noise problems||
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||
|Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems||
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||
|Rear Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Coil Spring problems||
|Rear Suspension Shock Absorber problems||