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2004 Nissan Maxima Problems and Repair Histories

86 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Nissan Maxima. 27 of these members (31.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 79 repairs to 2004 Nissan Maximas--an average of 0.9 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, 15% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 1% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 79 repairs.

2004 Nissan Maxima repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Nissan Maxima repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 7% cost less than $100, 35% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 30% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 43 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 Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 80600    
81840 800 Rear right ABS sensor is a known issue but not covered by warranty or recall. 
90520 200 Wheel Bearings had to be replaced 
 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

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

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 
 
Nissan Maxima in New Brunswick, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 53940    
58900 300 rear brake pads so worn one rotor needed replacing as well 
66920 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 58900    
59520 0 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 Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Left rear door sticking. Adjusted striker plate. 
0 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. 
0 Replaced both front struts. 
0 1)Dust boots on front struts loose. Boots reattached. 2)Recall to replace driver seat lumbar adjustment control switch. 
0 1)Play in left front seat; Seat adjusted. 2)Both front struts replaced. 3)Replaced all 4 tires and had front end alignment. 
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 1412 Replaced two wheel bearings, one front, one rear, and repaired a minor oil leak. Engine oil cooler cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
115000 0 Right front strut making noise. While under warranty both front struts were replaced three times. 
 
Nissan Maxima in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 122000    
123000 1400 125K service including brakes rt rear wheel bearing 
140000 130 recharged air conditioning. Included dye in coolant to help ID the slow leak. 
157000 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. 
159000  
Nissan Maxima in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
300 front strut broken, and warranty ended two weeks before. Nissan agreed to reimburse cost. 
32000 0 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. 
38000 350 Low pressure air conditioning hose needed replacing due to leak in hose. 
42000 640 motor mounts had failed and needed replacing 
43300 650 Dealer replaced both engine mounts 
66000 900 right front strut worn out- replaced both struts 
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 Queensland, Australia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 58280    
58900 300 Central locking system. 
99200 275 Replaced front shock absorbers - wearing badly and in need of replacement 
117800 250 Leaking power steering cable that needed replacement. 
Nissan Maxima in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 74000    
74000 0 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. 
77000 365 hose coming from A/C compressor replaced due to leaking vacuum. 
98000 55 Had an oil leak. Repair was to oil cooler..replacing the O ring gasket 
103500 0 Inner tie rod end replaced 
116000  

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Maxima in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 105000    
105000 430 Seal on power steering cracked and leaking profusely. Timing chain worn and needed to be replaced. 
 

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