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2004 Nissan Maxima Engine Problems and Repair Histories

86 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Nissan Maxima. 19 of these members (22.1%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 26 engine repairs to 2004 Nissan Maximas--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Nissan Maxima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2004 Nissan Maxima problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2004 Nissan Maxima problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2004 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

33% of the 2004 Nissan Maxima repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 33% to the suspension, 14% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 78 repairs.

2004 Nissan Maxima engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Nissan Maxima engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 29% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, 25% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

Nissan Maxima in Nigeria
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 75640    
76880 3500 but i was told that my fuel pump needs to be replaced becouse the engine goes off at times and sometime its takes time to start and when it does the transmision stays on fifth shift 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 68000    
86000 477 Service engine soon sensors needed replacement. 
88500 60 The "O" ring was leaking oil. It was replaced after 2 visits due to the inability to diagnose it immediately. The problem was fixed with the replacement of the "O" ring. 
110000  
Nissan Maxima in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 175000    
180000 1000 There was a problem with the variable valve timing sensor and it needed to be replaced. Spark plugs also replaced, oil change. Leaky radiator hose. 
 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Nissan Maxima in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 74000    
98000 55 Had an oil leak. Repair was to oil cooler..replacing the O ring gasket 
116000  
Nissan Maxima in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 50840    
53320 125 Sometimes when starting the engine, a cloud of blue gray smoke would come out of the exhaust pipe. It was suspected that the valve stem seals were worn and needed replacement. However it was found that the PCV valve was defective. Replaced. 
 
Nissan Maxima in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 161200    
161820 275 Replace catalytic converter sensors. 
172360 1400 Replaced timing chain 
198400 1200 Replaced timing chain. 
Nissan Maxima in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 32000    
42000 640 motor mounts had failed and needed replacing 
43300 650 Dealer replaced both engine mounts 
76000 1300 Timing chain was rubbing on guides. Dealer suggested replacing guides, and at the same time the timing chain. Kept car for 3 days, but gave me a new loaner. Repair successful and completely satisfactory. 
 
Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Replaced belts. 
97 Upper radiator hose leaking; hose replaced. 
79700 2195 Have had a rattling noise since 35,000 miles (Nissan dealers have proved unhelpful). Upon removing the cover to replace the main tensioner, it was determined that an internal gasket had failed thus restricting oil flow. Inner timing cover was replaced. 
109000 400 Engine oil cooler cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
 
Nissan Maxima in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 84000    
86000 0 heat shield was loose and needed to be clamped 
 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 105000    
105000 430 Timing chain worn and needed to be replaced. 
 

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