by edoug93 on Feb 18, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought my 2004 maxima with just above 100,000 miles 2 and a half years ago,
have 125,000 miles on it now. It's a pretty fast car, rides comfortably at high speeds, and has really good stock speakers.
But, it has had way too many problems. Power steering pump died on me, tensioners on the chain broke, both cam shaft sensors died and would cut all power to the car when moving, sunroof won't open, the climate controls won't work, including the defrosters, which isn't fun in the winter. CD player doesn't work. I feel the transmission shifting heavy now, which isn't good at all. This car has turned me off to nissan, I will probably end up getting a different vehicle in the immediate future.
by thecuda on Jun 17, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima with the serious transmission problems, drivers side window motor and one motor used to control the driver side power seat is out. We have been owners of Nissans for more than 22 years. At one time all of my childrens (3) has a Nissan. We will switch to another brand and never own a Maxima again. My daughter had the same problem with her 2004 Murano.
by TexasGypsie on Sep 21, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
After reading the bad reviews, I had to weigh in on how pleased I am with my Maxima. I'm the original owner and have 112,000 miles on it. It has been the perfect car. I've had great reliability, smooth ride, excellent gas mileage and comfortable interior. I love my heated seats, excellent sound system, roomy interior and large truck. This car has not disappointed me and I'm sure I'll be looking to Nissan for my next car!
The Maxima has been fully redesigned for 2004. It now rides on the same underpinnings as the well-received Nissan Altima. This year's Maxima is longer, wider and more powerful than the previous version.