2004 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: Big Letdown

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Big Letdown
By irisp on


2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


I had a 1994 Nissan Maxima for 10 years with minimum problems,then got the 2004 and it has been a headache ever since. Got it in 2004 and by 2009 the transmission went out!The front end has every problem in the book.Struts, rack and pinion,shocks,..you name it it's bad.I get new tires every 2 years,no matter what I have done it still sucks.Corporate will not help.Has to be the worst car ever!The CD player won't play unless you are sitting still,the power windows get stuck,just a horrible car. I will NEVER buy another Nissan.

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It looks good but that is all.

Worst Features

They should have recalled all of them.
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By jkrstls
on 10/21/12 21:18 PM (PDT)

I just had my transmission flushed on my 2005 altima at the dealor. They filled it with bg universal trans fluid. The manual and about 20 stickers on the car say warning use only nissan matic k or there will be transmission failor. I called nissan they said to take the oil out. My lawyer said they did it on purpose to blow the transmission, cant really be proven that they were responsible. Be carefull with the dealerships.

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