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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan

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Don't Buy a 2004 Nissan Maxima
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By mortega1
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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In 2007 I began to notice that the “chrome finish” on the front grill was beginning to peel off.
This was also beginning to happen on the “chrome” accents that are embedded on the roof of the vehicle. In late 2008 the power window motor located in the driver’s door began to malfunction and now it is not functional at all.
In 2009, the power door locks located on the driver’s side (front and rear doors) also began to malfunction.
Power to the steering wheel column and the drivers seat have now also failed.
I have also experienced issues with the air conditioning system and I have had several leaks in the o-rings that have been addressed several times.
Do not purchase a Nissan product!!


Best Features

The first several years of ownership were good. The ride and performance was outstanding. The Bose stereo system is above average.


Worst Features

The electrical system of this vehicle is faulty. Searches on the internet reveal other Nissan owners complaining of issue related to the electrical systems of this vehicle.


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DONT BUY A NISSAN MAXIMA
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By sergey1992
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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bought the car 3 months ago from dealership with 3 month warrenty car had no problems at all took it to a nissan machanick to check it out after driving the car for 3 months or 15000 miles the car started to experience severe jerking and transmission slipping.. the engine would not go more then 19 miles and the rpms would jump to large numbers and slip tne car starts kicking and doesnt drive i have the 2004 nissan maxima 3.5se model with 5 sp automatick transmission this car has been great until this point but 80xxx miles is reediculous for this type of money this was my 5TH AND LASTTTT MAXIMA I AM EVER BYING THESE MANUFACTURES RUINED THE GUD NAME OF NISSAN AND ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING TO REPA


Worst Features

BUILT WITH MORE EFFORT AND BETTER WARRENTY


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Fantastic Ride!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By MacGeek
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this Maxima a year ago, and it's amazing! Great performance, very responsive acceleration and breaking. Beautiful car inside and out. It has never broken down, never failed to start, no problems. Just routine maintenance.


Best Features

Leather Seats, Heated Front Seats, Wood Trim, BOSE stereo, auto-dimming mirror w/compass, performance, Xenon headlights and turning lamps, smooth & quiet ride.


Worst Features

The grill is pealing really bad, and the headlight lenses have started to fog. Very annoying, especially on such a beautiful car. AUX input would be awesome.


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Bittersweet emotions
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By pp
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought my max new. Added billet grille & chrome wheels. So exciting! Major oil leak. Maintained by dealer exclusively (oil changed every 5,000 miles). At 105,000 the dealer recommended 10-30wt oil to muffle tapping noise in engine. Are hood, roof & trunk made of aluminum? Material is different than metal fenders. Although car was detailed professionally, the paint has totally faded and worn through to metal on hood & roof. Rest of ext is still shiny black. Embarrassing! Gray contact paper surrounding instr cluster is bubbling. Center console cushion has fallen off twice. Moonroof doesn't close without playing w/ switch. Auto tilt wheel doesn't always lift/lower when door opens.


Best Features

love the styling, roominess, comfort, heated steering wheel, power ext mirrors, auto tilt/telescopic steering wheel & seat when door opens. 6 1/2 years after buying, i still judge other cars by my max!


Worst Features

too late for this car.


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Awesome Vehicle / Bad Transmission
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By OK
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2004 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased this car in October 2008, with 62,000. The car is very roomy, sleek, and sexy. By the way it is very fast for a V6 sedan. Everything was fine until about 85,000, and I noticed a jerking when driving after awhile. I took it into the dealer, and they said that they feel the jerking, but the warranty that I purchased didn't want to fix it right away, they recommended that I do a transmission flush, which I did. As soon as I left the lot, the jerking reoccurred, I drove it till the transmission got worst, took it back and the warranty will NOW replace the transmission. Also the air conditioner went out, motor mounts were shot also. All this under 100,000, thank goodness.


Best Features

Very fast engine, nice interior, beautiful body.


Worst Features

Transmission(automatic).


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