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Transmission Slip Out Of Gear Problems of Nissan Maxima - part 1



Nissan Maxima owners have reported 57 problems related to transmission slip out of gear (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2006 Nissan Maxima 1
Failure Date: 03/08/2016

Driving down the interstate, merging into the exit lane, I pressed the brake pedal to slow down to the light, as soon as I tap the gas pedal the car jumps out of gear and revs to approximately 6,000 rpm. Car then violently kicks back into gear, more than likely damaging all motor mounts and transmission mounts. It does the same thing when driving around small bends and taking turns. It put my car into limp mode in the middle of the street. This has been occurring for roughly the past 6 months.

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 2
Failure Date: 01/31/2015

I took my car in for an inspection, found out that the floor on the passenger side had rusted from the inside out and there was a good size hole. It cost me a couple hundred to fix because it wouldn't pass the inspection. The next thing was the slack timing chain, the car sounds like a truck. I've been told it would cost up to $3000 to fix. Then the biggest safety issue is the transmission, this one is really concerning. The jerking, bucking, kicking, clanging, the seconds of hesitation between drive and reverse and then suddenly it engages and the kick could give you whiplash. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a rodeo. When the car sits for awhile (overnight) there is no issue with the initial start but once it warms up that's it. You can't accelerate properly once the car slows down, or is making a turn, going around a bend or comes to a stop because it drops out of gear, then there is the hesitation and at that point it just revs, this happens 2 or 3 times before it engages again then there is a massive bang and the car lunges forward, by then the traffic is right under your rear bumper. After this happens a few times there is no more acceleration, the pedal has to be pushed to the floor for the car to move. The engine light came on a month or two ago and hasn't gone off. This is a real dangerous, safety issue. A few days ago another issue appeared, I cannot open the driver side door with the remote door opener or the electronic door opener on the inside of the door. At this point I've read many complaints about these issues, they are all manufacture problems but the timing chain and transmission is the biggest when it comes to safety because you do not know when the car will stop. Why hasn't Nissan done a recall????? there are enough complaints.

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 3
Failure Date: 12/03/2014

Taking off car jerks real bad between 1st & 2nd gear, then when I push down on gas sometimes it doesn't want to move. Slowing down car kicks & jerks when down shifting. Now it's at the point where the car stalls when switching gears. Putting the car from park to drive it hesitates about 5 to 7 sec and makes a loud sound when it jerks. Transmission slips out of gear under 20m. P. H. Causing engine to rev up to 4rpm and sometimes 5rpm. This issue is happening whether I in motion on a street or highway, stationary getting ready to put the car in gear, etc. I am really afraid that I am going to have an accident or something. I took the car to a mechanic and he says I need a new transmission.

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 4
Failure Date: 05/05/2014

Like so many other people, my 2005 Nissan began shifting roughly between reverse and drive, then between lower gears. It would slip out of gear when driving, and the engine would rev up to ~3500rpm before slamming back into gear. Clearly, I have the same bad Maxima transmission as everyone else. There really should be a recall.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 5
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

-accelerating car jerks bad between 1st & 2nd gear. -slowing down, car kicks & jerks when down shifting -putting the car from park to drive it hesitates a few seconds -transmission slips out of gear causing the rpm to jump up to 3-5k seems to be a widespread issue with this model Nissan Maxima. I visit to the dealer resulted in being told that I need a new transmission.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 6
Failure Date: 07/26/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated while driving in reverse the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle, however would decelerate and slip out of gear while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The technician stated the transmission had to be rebuilt and the computer also had to be replaced. After the vehicle was repaired the failure continued to occur. The recent vehicle failure was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.


car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

My 2005 Nissan Maxima has 96000 miles and does this jerk shift between 20-30 mph. It started a about a year ago and every time I take in to service they tell me nothing is wrong. I just took it again for transmission check and they told me that everything is okay. I welcome any feedback as to the best course of action to correct these intermittent and random symptoms that include: 1. Takes about 5 seconds to click into gear after the shift lever is put in "d" 2. Very hard jerky shifts between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st and accompanied by loud clunking noise. 3. Transmission slips out of gear during regular driving allowing the engine to rev freely then jerking back into gear with a loud clunk. The is followed by a burnt oil / electrical type smell that gets inside the car and evident outside after stopping. Sometimes I go for days with no symptoms at all and other times it may happen a dozen times in a day. I drive mainly on the freeways in southern California and have maintained and babied this car since it was new. This is my first Nissan and I have loved this card until these symptoms.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 8
Failure Date: 02/26/2013

Original owner 2004 Maxima se 3. 5 transmission shifts in jerking motion problem affecting 3rd gear. Hard jerks as trans. Downshifts engine revs-up while trying to upshift out of 2nd gear.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 9
Failure Date: 06/21/2012

Tl-the contact owns 2005 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated while driving the rpms goes all the way to 8 rpms, the gear buckle and slips out of gear causing the vehicle to not move. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop after inspection was told the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 120,000. Mw.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 10
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

Driving 20-25mph the transmission slips out of gear, took it to dealer and was told the motor mount was bad, had motor mount replace but the same thing happen over and over, took it back to dealer now he tell me that I need a new transmission, I research and found that is a common problem with this model. This should be look into.


 
car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 11
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

Transmission is slipping, especially at low speeds and when putting car into or out of reverse. When the transmission slips out of drive the engine revs and there is a sudden jerk. The car also jerks whenever switching from reverse to drive. The transmission failures are becoming more frequent. The car has 70k+ miles and research shows that transmission failure is a common problem with this car at this mileage.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 12
Failure Date: 12/20/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Maxima. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph when the transmission began to slip out of gear. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the transmission would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the recurring failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. . . . Updated 08-03-12.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 13
Failure Date: 11/15/2011

The transmission shifts out of gear and pops back in at will, I've had it looked at by a mechanic who sees no physical signs of undue wear. He cleaned filter and put in Nissan transmission fluid to no avail. I fear this defect will happen at an inopportune time and get me or my family injured or worse. Hundreds of similar complaints exist about this car model and years 2004-2006. The transmission also shifts very roughly in lower gears, even when I expect a bad shift I can't tell when it will happen. This occurs during speeds of 0 to 60. I've read numerous reports of multiple transmission failures after Nissan replaced the original. This is a faulty piece of manufacturing. Nissan needs to replace this transmission with a different type or re-engineer the existing one.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 14
Failure Date: 10/22/2011

My 2005 Nissan Maxima has 115000 miles and has started showing signs of what may be serious transmission problems. 1. Takes about 5 seconds to click into gear after the shift lever is put in "d" 2. Very hard jerky shifts between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st and accompanied by loud clunking noise. 3. Transmission slips out of gear during regular driving allowing the engine to rev freely then jerking back into gear with a loud clunk. The is followed by a burnt oil / electrical type smell that gets inside the car and evident outside after stopping.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2006 Nissan Maxima 15
Failure Date: 09/22/2011

My 2006 Nissan Maxima, has 74000 miles and has started showing signs of what may be serious transmission problems. 1. Takes about 5 seconds to click into gear after the shift lever is put in "d" 2. Very hard jerky shifts between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st and accompanied by loud clunking noise. 3. Transmission slips out of gear during regular driving allowing the engine to rev freely then jerking back into gear with a loud clunk. There should be a recall on this type of problem, Nissan knows about this problem on 04-06 models. . Read more...

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 16
Failure Date: 09/05/2011

Very hard jerky shifts between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st and accompanied by loud clunking noise. Transmission slips out of gear during regular driving allowing the engine to rev freely then jerking back into gear with a loud clunk. The is followed by a burnt oil / electrical type smell that gets inside the car and evident outside after stopping. Sometimes I go for days with no symptoms at all and other times it may happen a dozen times in a day. I took it in to the dealer and none of the problems showed up for them but they noted that the engine mounts were broken but that would not cause these symptoms. They suggested a new transmission and motor mounts for $4,000. I drive mainly on the freeways in southern California and have maintained and babied this car since it was new. This is my first Nissan and I have loved this car until these symptoms. Please suggest what course of action should be taken to correct this and restore my faith in Nissan.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 17
Failure Date: 05/15/2011

1. After warm up takes about 5 seconds to click into gear after the shift lever is put in "d" 2. Very hard jerky shifts between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st and accompanied by loud clunking noise. 3. Transmission slips out of gear during regular driving allowign the engine to rev freely then jerking back into gear with a loud clunk. The is followed by a burnt oil.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2011 Nissan Maxima 18
Failure Date: 05/01/2011

The contact owns 2011 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated the check engine light began to illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle also would not shift out of first gear. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the transmission code was reset. The failure recurred one day later. The vehicle was taken back to the authorized dealer where the contact was informed they were receiving various different codes for the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered to install a button in the vehicle to help record the proper codes for the failure. The vehicle was with the dealer at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 1,800 and the current mileage was 2,000.

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 19
Failure Date: 05/01/2011

My 2005 Nissan Maxima has been having a transmission problem since it reached about 69,000 miles. Right now the main problem it does, is that in drive it jerks between 1st and 2nd shift. It also jerks pretty hard when downshifting from 2nd to 1st. When the problem was starting to begin, it only affected from shifting from reverse to drive,but has moved to the crazy jerking it does now. At about 71,000 miles I had the car taken to a dealership and they couldn't find anything from using a code reader, but from just some simple shifting out of gears (park to drive, park to rev) they recommended a trans oil change (about $250) which I denied, because I looked a the oil myself and it was still cherry red, so that was too much to spend to just "to see if that fixes the problem". So at about 79,000 miles when the hard jerking started getting bad, I took the car to a different dealership ,which then they did recognize the problem, and told me it would be about $4000 to replace the transmission, which stunned me, especially cause I had just finished paying off the car and the warranty had ended. So I obviously I denied such a costly repair,but in talking to the mechanic at the dealership , I told him that the jerking problem isn't so bad at all when I use the manual gearshifts and I asked him why. Well he told me that problem could also be in the valve body which could be a cheaper fix,but they replace whole transmission units not parts, because of warranty purposes, but that he's seen quite a few similar problems with other vehicles. Since I told him it was too much for me to spend he recommended a trans repair center. So when I took it there, they confirmed that just changing out the vavle body would be a "bandaid fix" and that a full replacement would be needed (about $3500 from them). Now in reading other stories from people with the same problem as mine.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 20
Failure Date: 04/29/2011

1. Takes about 5 seconds to click into gear after the shift lever is put in "d" 2. Very hard jerky shifts between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st and accompanied by loud clunking noise. 3. Transmission slips out of gear during regular driving allowing the engine to rev freely then jerking back into gear with a loud clunk. The is followed by a burnt oil / electrical type smell that gets inside the car and evident outside after stopping.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 21
Failure Date: 03/21/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph the vehicle lunged forward and slipped out of gear. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the transmission was replaced last year and was currently malfunctioning. The contact stated that the failure was a known issue with his year, make, and model vehicle; however the manufacturer had not addressed it. The failure mileage was 118,281.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 22
Failure Date: 02/09/2011

Bought the car new. Serviced as outlined in owners manual. Transmission started having issues around 70,000 miles. I am in the military and with deployments, wasn't able to get it to a dealer. I have changed transmission fluid numerous times to try and aleviate symptons to no avail. The transmission has a 2-4 second delay going from p-d or d-p, shifts hard in most gears and slips out of gear randomly. Has almost caused me to be in an accident due to inability to accelerate. Have seen many, many post of owners that list the exact same deffects. Nissan has extended warranty for 2007-2010 Maximas with cvt transmission but not the 04-06 models for some reason.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 23
Failure Date: 02/01/2011

The transmission violently shifts up and down causing the car to jerk forward at stoplights almost causing an accident, as well as slipping out of gear around 35-45 mph revving the engine then slamming into gear causing temporary loss of control, this is an extreme safety hazzard. There are many others having the same problem, it is a known 2004-2006 Nissan Maxima problem yet Nissan won't help, please help myself and other Nissan owners before someone dies in an accident from a surging/slipping transmission.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 24
Failure Date: 01/20/2011

I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima and the transmission has begun to slip out of gear while I am driving. I have also experienced hard shifting while driving at low speeds.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 25
Failure Date: 01/18/2011

My 2005 Nissan Maxima (build date of 08/04) has 77000 miles and has started showing signs of what may be serious transmission problems that include the following: 1. Takes about 5 seconds to click into gear after the shift lever is put in "d" 2. Very hard jerky shifts between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 1st and accompanied by loud clunking noise. 3. Transmission slips out of gear during regular driving allowing the engine to rev freely then jerking back into gear with a loud clunk. Then followed by a burnt oil / electrical type smell that gets inside the car and evident outside after stopping. 4. Engine mounts have been replaced due to this problem and Nissan dealer refuse to help knowing this problem occurs with their Maxima.