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



Nissan Maxima owners have reported 48 problems related to transmission slip out of gear (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 1
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.

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 2004 Nissan Maxima 7
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.

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2006 Nissan Maxima 8
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...

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 18
Failure Date: 01/14/2011

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.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 19
Failure Date: 01/03/2011

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.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 20
Failure Date: 12/28/2010

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?.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2006 Nissan Maxima 21
Failure Date: 10/16/2010

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.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 22
Failure Date: 09/03/2010

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.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2006 Nissan Maxima 23
Failure Date: 09/01/2010

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.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 24
Failure Date: 08/11/2010

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.

car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 25
Failure Date: 08/08/2010

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.