by rcs26 on Apr 24, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I have bought all new cars Malibu(150k), Camry(225K) & donated both cars while running good. Then I bought new Toyota sienna ( 252K & running good), I decided to buy new & different car & I bought brand new design Maxima "Nissan's Flagship Car" with so much hope. It ran good for 2 yrs & then started breaking down. Dealer fixed whatever was under warranty. After all warranties expired major things started breaking. I replaced all Camshaft sensors. A/C was fixed twice still leaking. Struts and tie-rods were replaced. Within last year timing chain guides & transmission broke, estimate ~$7000. Now I was told it leaks oil. Haven't decide whether to repair/resale. I still love to buy new Nissan.
by margiea4 on Feb 19, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased my 2005 with 13K miles - not perfect on the maintenance, but I do take care of it.
This car has surpassed 200K miles (do a lot of driving). Problem with transmission and dash warnings with TCS with car stalling not shifting into gear.
Transmission shop wanted 3800.00 :-(.
Got second opinion and got computer analysis. Spent $160.00 on sensors and hubby did the work. Hubby automatic Hero Status
Car runs like a baby again. Thank you YouTube.
by johnboy1015 on Apr 11, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Bought my 2005 new and have had very few problems. Check engine light recently came on but mechanic told me it's a misfire and will likely be fixed with a tuneup...which the car has never had, ashamed to say.
Have never owned a car this long...nor wanted to. But looking to hand it down to my son
by redfur1977 on Mar 21, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
This has been the best and worst I have ever owned. The car handles great. Gets 30 mpg at 70mph. Wasnt expensive. Beautiful to look at. But it has been the most un reliable piece I have ever had the displease of owning. Bought the car with 100k. Two weeks after buying it transmision rebuild($4400). Then broke the cv joints because the transmission stressed them slamming into gear before the rebuild. Them a complete suspension rebuild. Now it need timing chain guides. Memory seats never worked. I have had over $8000 in repairs to this car and now..... The transmission is goin out again at 160k. Cant wait to get me an american car. FIrst and last Jap car I will own.
by gregsandiego on Jun 3, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Add me to the list of people with a Nissan Maxima and a bad transmission. Mine had only 52,000 miles when the thing started slipping and lurching in the low gears. A trip to my local transmission specialist confirms the worst, at a cost of $3100 to $4000 to repair.
by cardenasj2038 on May 24, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I bought a new 2005 Nissan Maxima and recently I have had some transmission issues.
The gears have been sticking and slipping and so I took it to the dealership and was informed that I need a new transmission and that my warranty expired 890 miles before I took it in (my warranty on the transmission was until the car reached 60,000 miles).
The dealership then informed me that it would cost $5300 to replace this.
I did some research on the internet and found out that I am no the only person with this issue, and I also noticed that it is a widespread issue for the model year I have.
Improved manual transmission shift feel (thanks to a shorter shift stroke), black-tone brake calipers, additional chrome accents inside and new softer leather upholstery. Auto-dimming outside mirrors are now available, and a new 12-volt power point resides at the base of the center stack.