Nissan Maxima owners have reported 48 problems related to transmission slip out of gear (under the power train category).
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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...
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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the while driving 30 mph, the transmission would slip out of gear. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure progressively became worse and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where he was advised that the transmission would need replacing. The contact discovered numerous complaints online regarding the transmission issue with his year make and model and believed that a recall should have been issued. The failure mileage was 85,000.
My 2005 Nissan Maxima had 53,000 miles when it started showing signs of transmission problems. When I start the car everything is fine, but after driving it for a bit this is what happens: takes about 5 seconds to click into gear after the shift lever is placed in "d" and when that happens the car jerks really hard. Same as the above happens when going from the reverse to drive and it takes again 4 to 5 seconds for the gear to engage and when that happens the car jerks violently. Transmission slips out of gear during regular driving causing the engine to rev freely then jerking back into gear with a loud clunk. That usually happens in lower rpms and got me and my family almost killed a couple of times because I lost control of the car. 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 the technician working on the car confirmed all of the above. They also found that the engine mounts were broken but that would not cause these symptoms. They suggested a new transmission and motor mounts for $4,700 and refused to help out with the repairs since I was out of warranty. After doing some research online I discovered that hundreds of people with the same make, model, and model year have the same issue. Nissan knows that there is an issue with the transmission but it doesn't make any sense to the fact that the they are not doing anything about it, but instead the jeopardize our lives in order to save some money.
Our 2005 Nissan Maxima is jerking when moving from a complete stop. Transmission shifts out of gear and "clunks" back into gear with a screech of tires. I see where tons of complaints are being filed from other 2005 Maxima owners. Why are you folks doing nothing about this problem? my car had roughly $65,000 miles on it. Nissan needs to own up to this problem and fix it. This is clearly a defect. Why are you people ignoring this defect?.
I have just purchased a 2006 Maxima that has a terrible problem somewhere in the transmission. When I'm driving I can feel the car slip out of gear and cause it to violently jerk like a rear end collision except there is not one. I don't have any lights on to detect a problem but I have seen online that others have had the same issue. I do not want to be the next one dead on the interstate because of a faulty transmission. This problem needs to be addressed because the transmission does not function properly. I bought this car because I thought Nissan made quality cars and cared about their buyers but now I've seen that so far nothing has been done about this. Without a light detecting this problem a lot of service people are unable to find the cause. I care about my family and now will have no other way to work because of this issue.
Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. While the contact was driving 40 mph, the transmission began to slip out of gear with severe hesitation in a jerking motion. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken was taken to an authorized dealer who informed there was a faulty transmission. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect and they refused to accept liability for the replacement of the transmission. The failure mileage was 87,000. Js.
I own a 2006 Nissan Maxima that now has 84,000 miles. Around 80k the car starting making severe jerking moves when changing into and from lower gears (1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd). This has to be dangerous because the rpm will surge and the car will move forward and slip out of gear. I have read numerous blogs and Nissan help blogs of owners that have Maxima's between 2004-2006 all complaining of the exact same problem! I have taken the vehicle to multiple Nissan dealerships and have had the transmission fluid changed twice! the car improved for a short time but is now doing the same thing. Please do something and make Nissan review this very serious problem. Please help before someone gets injured or much worse. Nissan corporate is slow to respond and aware that this is an issue and has in some cases replaced the transmission and in others denied a problem exists. It depends on the dealership and how great of an advocate they will be for you. This is clearly a safety issue. Please help. The vehicle is unsafe to drive once this condition appears. Thanks.
I own a 2004 Nissan Maxima 3. 5 se with 74,000 miles, and for the past couple of weeks the transmission has begun slipping and jerking from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to3rd. But the biggest problem has happened twice now; where the car has been sitting idle at a stop light, the transmission has slipped out of 1st gear, and when the light turned green the car would not rev up and I was stuck holding up traffic until I put the car in park, was able to obtain rpms and then put the car back in drive.
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the transmission was abnormally slipping out of first gear while driving 5 mph. In addition, the transmission would sputter whenever the vehicle was brought to a stop. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who advised that the transmission would need replacing. The manufacturer was not contacted in regards to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 92,000.
My transmission begins to slip and jerk and get stuck now my car has 94000 miles on it the diagnostic computer reads shift malfunction and from what I have heard and read this is a fairly common problem for this model my aunt has the same car and hers has started doing it to. It is obviously not the consumers fault or anything the consumer could prevent I think Nissan recall this because it is very dangerous when you are sitting at a red light and you car slips out of gear.
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 10-20 mph, the transmission began to jerk and shift out of gear with severe hesitation. The transmission malfunction progressed over a period of time. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician recommended the transmission be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.
Nissan Maxima 2004 3. 5 around 82000 miles the transmission began to jump into and out off gear. Im at 95000 miles and the problem is worse. It slipps out of gear easier causing the car to slow down, had close reaer ended accidents, fortunately the cars behind me were paying attention. This problems happens when the car is at operating tempature. I switch from automatic to standard and the problem continues to jump into and out of gear. Several times it has gotten stuck in 5th gear. Had it towed once already for the same cause. 3 mechanics told me it was a problem with the valves in the transmission, estimates of $2000 to $3500 to fix. All have said that this is a known problem with this make, model and year of car. Rpm shoots up past 7000 on some gear changes only to slip back out of gear. I can not accelerate properly when merging onto freeways because of this problem. Check this web page. . . . . Read more...
1. Transmission shifting rough 2. Transmission slips out of gear while shifting from second & third. Happening everyday while driving. 3. Contacted Nissan corp. And they told me I need them to check the transmission, my auto repair person told me it needs to be replace.
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Maxima. While driving 10 mph , the vehicle slipped out of gear causing the vehicle to lunge forward. The dealer was contacted and stated that they were unable to offer her assistance. The transmission failure had become progressively worse over time. The vehicle identification number was not available. The failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 89,009. Updated 09/15/10. Updated 09/16/10.
Driving normal ,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,been in shop 2 times and still not fixed,replaced senor in tranny still jerks,happens daily.
I purchased my 06 Nissan Maxima earlier this year. Now I am faced with a problem with the transmission at only 90k miles. I looked online and found that an unbelievable number of consumers have had the same problem. This problem creates dangerous situations as the vehicle may slip out of gear in places where it can cause an accident. Also when the engine revs due to gear slippage it can cause acceleration which could also cause an accident. There are nearly 100 complaints on just one blog I found, all relating to the 04-06 Nissan Maxima. . Read more...
2004 Nissan Maxima has serious transmission problems only has 57000 miles. The consumer stated the transmission would jump out of gear. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealership and was told the transmission needed to be replaced. Updated 03/29/10.
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|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||
|Transmission Stuck In Gear problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||