As I would be able to do it in any dealership. I saved and deployed twice to get this car where I can afford it. At stop lights I have to shift gears at times to get it to move. I did not buy the car from them, but from another dealer in another city. Also, ever since I got this car I have to replace the headlights ever year.
The dealer and 3 independent repair shops all verified that this year was a lemon. Got into the car today after the gym. The compressor has gone bad on it as well. This needs to be fixed. I am 89 years old, and I never had a car break down like this with so few miles on it. It has been doing this since I got it last year. The vehicle would be good for a couple of days and then start acting up again, clunking and sometimes bucking like a stubborn horse while driving.
I also mentioned that I loved the new 2009 Nissan Maxima and was considering it to be my next car but based on this experience I would probably go to Toyota and never buy Nissan again. I need it for my lively hood of getting back and forth to work. Sometimes the car rpms will jump to 7500 before catching the gear and jerk to the car almost out of control. I have loved the car up until it recently hit 65k miles and has started jerking while shifting, also putting into drive or reverse from park will be delayed. Just make sure if you buy a used one you ask about the tranny and if it hasn't been replaced start saving now.
We discovered that there are thousands of other consumers with the same complaint for the 2004-2005 Maxima. This will be the last one I purchase!. I am on my third Maxima since 1999. It jerked so hard the other day that it caused the check engine soon light to come on. I am so very disappointed with Nissan.
I have replaced the motor mounts and still have the same problems. I told him I would expect this from a Ford but not a Nissan. The jolt is very violent and I am worried about my safety when this happens. It's not fair to us, we thought that we were buying a nice car for the price but, over all it's not! I will never purchase another one that's for sure. Mechanics have checked transmission oil and engine oil has been check and very good.
The car would drive ok for a few days and then it was back to the mule kicking so i went back to the dealership and it was more of the same. Then when it does it jerks really hard which is now messing up the motor mounts. This is really ridiculous and I am fed up with this transmission issue!!! Good luck to my fellow Maxima owners. I do not want to purchase another car but if it keeps running the way it is I have no choice. I hope Nissan owns up. Nissan does not make this transmission, it is made by a company called Aisin and they make transmissions for many cars. I have a 2006 Maxima with 97,000 miles on it.
Very hard shifts between 1st and 2nd gear when shifting up and down at speeds of 15 to 25 mph. I just can't do that anymore. One of the reasons I got another Nissan. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. I will update once or if this issue is fixed again! It's doing the same as everyone else's, jerking and shifting hard in 2nd and 3rd gear. Everyone says that, but it's true here. The vehicle would also jerk when the vehicle downshifted to first gear.
Do your homework on the Maxima years 2004-06 mine is a 2005. The contact stated that after shifting gears the vehicle would jerk violently and suddenly accelerated. Parts exposed to less friction and heat may last longer than traditional components. There are posts on numerous Nissan forums about owners who have figured out that all these problems are solenoid and valve related, within the bad transmissions. He also asked me to rate him excellent on the Nissan survey that I would get in the mail and to keep bringing the car to him for all future maintance and repairs including oil changes, etc.
I took the car to amcco just to make sure I am doing the right think and found out that the code p0797 stands for mechanical issues not electrical not for the broken wire!!!! This is a very common issue I have heard a lot about in the '04-'06 Maxima models. I was 15,000 miles out of warranty. I also, experienced lag time, and high rpm? The transmission started slipping and jerking between speeds of 20 to 30 mph. I am convinced there is a problem with these transmissions and they know it but they did the right thing and I am once again a happy Nissan customer and would buy Nissan again from this dealer. I will try to call again tomorrow and see if they can fix it or if I need to junk the car. Overall, I had to do some fanagaling but I am very pleased with the way they did treat me. Becoming dangerous as slipping at higher rps has become more prevalent of late, especially lower speed, light incline and increasing speeds.