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2004 Nissan Maxima Repair Histories

94 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Nissan Maxima. 28 of these members (29.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 90 repairs to 2004 Nissan Maximas--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2004 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Chart based on 90 repairs.

2004 Nissan Maxima repair cost distribution

Chart based on 49 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
579 mi   Left rear door sticking. Adjusted striker plate. 
8110   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. 
15915   Replaced both front struts. 
35280   1)Dust boots on front struts loose. Boots reattached. 2)Recall to replace driver seat lumbar adjustment control switch. 
39000   1)Play in left front seat; Seat adjusted. 2)Both front struts replaced. 3)Replaced all 4 tires and had front end alignment. 
56000   Replaced belts. 
74382 US $97 Upper radiator hose leaking; hose replaced. 
79388   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   Replaced two wheel bearings, one front, one rear, and repaired a minor oil leak. Engine oil cooler cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
115000   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
86000 mi   heat shield was loose and needed to be clamped 
Nissan Maxima in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jan 2012
58900 mi C $300 rear brake pads so worn one rotor needed replacing as well 
66960   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
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 - Mar 2015
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. 
77000 US $365 hose coming from A/C compressor replaced due to leaking vacuum. 
98000   Had an oil leak. Repair was to oil cooler..replacing the O ring gasket 
103500   Inner tie rod end replaced 
Nissan Maxima in Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2015
123000 mi US $1400 125K service including brakes rt rear wheel bearing 
140000   recharged air conditioning. Included dye in coolant to help ID the slow leak. 
157000   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
22000 mi US $300 front strut broken, and warranty ended two weeks before. Nissan agreed to reimburse cost. 
32000   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   Low pressure air conditioning hose needed replacing due to leak in hose. 
42000   motor mounts had failed and needed replacing 
43500   Dealer replaced both engine mounts 
66000   right front strut worn out- replaced both struts 
76000   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
81840 mi C $800 Rear right ABS sensor is a known issue but not covered by warranty or recall. 
90520   Wheel Bearings had to be replaced 
124000   Ball joints 
Nissan Maxima in Queensland, Australia
Apr 2008 - Dec 2012
58900 mi A $300 Central locking system. 
99200   Replaced front shock absorbers - wearing badly and in need of replacement 
117800   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
105000 mi US $430 Seal on power steering cracked and leaking profusely. Timing chain worn and needed to be replaced. 

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