2006 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Nissan Maxima

2006 Nissan Maxima Problems

Timing chain tensioner bleeding off oil pressure
The timing chain tensioner may bleed off oil pressure after the engine is shut down. This can cause a rattling noise when the engine is started cold and a revised timing chain tensioner and guide are available to correct this issue.
Low Pressure AC Hose May Leak at Crimped Connection

The AC system may blow warm air due to refrigerant loss caused by a leaking low pressure AC hose. These hoses commonly develop a leak at the hose crimp connection.

Idle Speed Control Motor May Fail and Damage ECU

The idle speed control motor may fail and possibly damage the engine's engine control unit.

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2006 Nissan Maxima Recalls

Nissan Recalls 2006 Models Due to Possible Cracked Bracket

Nissan has recalled 2006 Maxima and Altima models because the rear subframe may have been manufactured incorrectly, which could result in a crack in the bracket that holds part of the rear suspension. If the bracket cracks, the stability of the vehicle may be affected, which could lead to a loss of control and a possible crash. Dealers will inspect the rear subframe to determine if it was manufactured incorrectly and replace it, if necessary.

Nissan Recalls 2004-2006 Maximas Due to Misrouted Seat Wire Harness

Nissan has recalled 2004-2006 Maxima models equipped with the driver preferred package because the wire harness from the driver's seat power lumbar support switch may be routed incorrectly, which can cause it to pinch under the driver's seat. A pinched harness, in combination with driving vibration, may result in a short circuit in the harness that could lead to a fire in the seat. Dealers will replace the wire harness and route it correctly.

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2006 Nissan Maxima Reviews

My Transmission is going out, I have talked to several people that have had the same problem, I love my car but I think a weakness is in the transmission of these cars.
Bought a 2008 Honda Accord nothing but problems have a 2006 Maxima SE no problems a dependable car be looking at another after while. I have read about transmission problems thought went from bad to worse but t the car is performing well I use Nissan L matic fluid and oil changes at 6,000 plus rotations a very dependable car with lots if speed. My Max has 187k miles just replaced struts and spa...
My 2006 Nissan Maxima is on it's third transmission at 80,000 miles and has had strut work on right side and need more. On top of that it has a bad power steering leak. Do not buy a MAXIMA unless you want some problems!

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