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2004 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (32%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

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

Other (1%)

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2004 Nissan Maxima suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (29%)

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Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

153000 mi

US $198
noise, or grinding sound. noise when going over bumps and when turning 
69000 mi Front struts cracked, 
75000 mi

US $500
Replaced struts. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

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

159000 mi

US $1800
tie-rod ends and ball joints worn out 
166000 mi

US $350
Strut mount bolt broke causing tire to fall to ground pulling axle out . 
154500 mi Right front wheel would pull sharply to the right intermittently. Replaced ball joint. Took car back, still pulling sharply to the right. 
22000 mi

US $300
front strut broken, and warranty ended two weeks before. Nissan agreed to reimburse cost. 
66000 mi

US $900
right front strut worn out- replaced both struts 
91000 mi

US $2300
Front struts 
91000 mi

US $2100
power steering leak and parts worn 
169000 mi

US $35
Needs replacement 
139000 mi

US $2100
And power steering hose busted. 
53320 mi

A rattling noise in the front right shock absorber (Passenger side). It was diagnosed as a worn upper shock support. It was replaced and the problem got fixed. 
93900 mi

A $300
Power steering hose was leaking fluid. Replaced power steering hose 
90520 mi

C $200
Wheel Bearings had to be replaced 
125000 mi

C $500
Ball joints 
123000 mi

US $1400
rt rear wheel bearing 
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. 
103500 mi Inner tie rod end replaced 
126000 mi

US $354
During a front end alignment the shop (Dobb's)somehow broke something and told me it was their fault and had to replace (no charge) the rack and pinion steering system. Said they've never had that happen. Also involved CV boot. 
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. 
15915 mi Replaced both front struts. 
35280 mi 1)Dust boots on front struts loose. Boots reattached. 2)Recall to replace driver seat lumbar adjustment control switch. 
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. 
109000 mi

US $1012
Replaced two wheel bearings, one front, one rear, and repaired a minor oil leak. 
115000 mi Right front strut making noise. While under warranty both front struts were replaced three times. 
99200 mi

A $275
Replaced front shock absorbers - wearing badly and in need of replacement 
117800 mi

A $250
Leaking power steering cable that needed replacement. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

105000 mi

US $430
Seal on power steering cracked and leaking profusely. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima Suspension Problems

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