2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
Don't buy this car, I have experienced one problem after another from the transmission failing in 2 years from the catalytic converter and solenoid failing at 5. That is over $8,000 in repairs. Do your homework on the Maxima years 2004-06 (mine is a 2005). There is a class action lawsuit against Nissan. Beware, this is an absolute lemon!
I know the feeling!
I just spent $3700 on a rebuilt transmission!
It's still a mystery to me how Nissan can deny these cars have problems.
It is really sad.
I could have got the transmission replaced at the Nissan dealer for $3450 but I refuse to give Nissan any more money to fix "their" problem.
Now I am saving up $750 to get the catalytic converter replaced.
I'm just praying nothing else goes wrong with this car.
I will never buy Nissan again!
I agree I had to keep my maxima in my parents garage for a few months just because of the damn transmission.. even the transmission people had the hardest time rebuilding it and still having that damn hard shift between 2nd and 3rd. I love the car for its space and power but its reliablitlity has been horrific. Ive complained to Nissan several times and even wrote corprate a few times and they have always given me the 3rd degree. They feel they arent responsible for this issue but if you search or even ask a 2005 Nissan Maxima owner they will explain to you the costly repairs they have faced or need to face.
I love nissan but after this car I will never buy from the car company again.. now if they would have just faced the issues and fixed their product I would have most certainly bought another nissan..
I too am facing repairs with my 2005 Nissan Maxima.
The Nissan dealership where I take my car for repairs told me that is was the transmission. I was not satisfied with that, so I got a second opinion.
I recently got a second opinion and I was told that it was the motor.
The 05 Maxima has some issues with both the moter and transmission.
The motor I was told that it was notorius for oil consumption and did not compress properly.
I do not have the money to get these problems fixed like this.
This is rediculous.
If Nissan knew they had a problem with these components, why will they not confess up and make it right.
I understand that there is a class action law suit.
How do I add my signature to this petition.
They are heartless.
Every mechanic that I have spoken to about my issues said that Nissan had problems with the 05 Maxima with these components.
I will never purchase another one that's for sure.
And I will make sure everyone that is contemplating to purchase one do not.