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2004 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (30%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 92 repairs.

2004 Nissan Maxima repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (37%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 52 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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2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Maxima in Texas, United States
Apr 2003 - Sep 2010
Dec 2003

579 mi
Left rear door sticking. Adjusted striker plate. 
Aug 2004

8110 mi
1)Center arm rest cover separating; Console lid replaced. 2)Rt. sideview mirror paint peeling; Rt. mirror repainted. 3)Rt. front strut replaced. 4)Recall on skyview roof glass; Skyview roof glass replaced. 5)Rt. sideviw mirror replaced. 
Mar 2005

15915 mi
Replaced both front struts. 
Apr 2006

35280 mi
1)Dust boots on front struts loose. Boots reattached. 2)Recall to replace driver seat lumbar adjustment control switch. 
May 2006

39000 mi
1)Play in left front seat; Seat adjusted. 2)Both front struts replaced. 3)Replaced all 4 tires and had front end alignment. 
May 2007

56000 mi
Replaced belts. 
Mar 2008

74382 mi

US $97
Upper radiator hose leaking; hose replaced. 
Jul 2008

79388 mi

US $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. 
Feb 2010

109000 mi

US $1412
Replaced two wheel bearings, one front, one rear, and repaired a minor oil leak. Engine oil cooler cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
Jul 2010

115000 mi
Right front strut making noise. While under warranty both front struts were replaced three times. 
Nissan Maxima in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

86000 mi
heat shield was loose and needed to be clamped 
Nissan Maxima in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jan 2012
Jun 2010

58900 mi

C $300
rear brake pads so worn one rotor needed replacing as well 
Aug 2011

66960 mi

C $500
motor replaced for sunroof. Problem still not solved as sunroof will not close completely. Dealer will work on it next week 
Nissan Maxima in New Zealand
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

59520 mi
Central locking did not open and close the back doors. Door locks replaced free of charge as there was a known problem with the locks. 
Nissan Maxima in Missouri, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2015
Dec 2009

74000 mi
Was told I have wear on one tie-rod end. Am putting off repair for several months as I was told I could. May trade the car instead of repairing it. 
May 2010

77000 mi

US $365
hose coming from A/C compressor replaced due to leaking vacuum. 
May 2012

98000 mi

US $55
Had an oil leak. Repair was to oil cooler..replacing the O ring gasket 
Nov 2012

103500 mi
Inner tie rod end replaced 
Nissan Maxima in Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Oct 2015
Jun 2009

123000 mi

US $1400
125K service including brakes rt rear wheel bearing 
Apr 2011

140000 mi

US $130
recharged air conditioning. Included dye in coolant to help ID the slow leak. 
Jun 2013

157000 mi

US $135
Replaced motor, window front left door. Window slow & stalled. First try dismantled and lubed window track. Improved, but motor died 3 days later. Time to repair 20 min research, 20 min to lube, 1.5 hr get parts with 20 min install motor. 
Nissan Maxima in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2008 - May 2013
Jan 2008

22000 mi

US $300
front strut broken, and warranty ended two weeks before. Nissan agreed to reimburse cost. 
May 2008

32000 mi
Rear passenger window came out of rubber track. Had to remove inside panel and trip and put track back in place. Did so with no problems. 
Dec 2008

38000 mi

US $350
Low pressure air conditioning hose needed replacing due to leak in hose. 
Jun 2009

42000 mi

US $640
motor mounts had failed and needed replacing 
Jul 2009

43500 mi

US $650
Dealer replaced both engine mounts 
Aug 2010

66000 mi

US $900
right front strut worn out- replaced both struts 
Nov 2011

76000 mi

US $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 Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Apr 2015
Mar 2009

81840 mi

C $800
Rear right ABS sensor is a known issue but not covered by warranty or recall. 
Dec 2009

90520 mi

C $200
Wheel Bearings had to be replaced 
Apr 2015

124000 mi

C $500
Ball joints 
Nissan Maxima in Queensland, Australia
Apr 2008 - Dec 2012
May 2008

58900 mi

A $300
Central locking system. 
Sep 2011

99200 mi

A $275
Replaced front shock absorbers - wearing badly and in need of replacement 
Dec 2012

117800 mi

A $250
Leaking power steering cable that needed replacement. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Maxima in California, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

105000 mi

US $430
Seal on power steering cracked and leaking profusely. Timing chain worn and needed to be replaced. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima Repair Histories

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