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2006 Nissan Maxima

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2006 Nissan Maxima Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.

Engine -- Verified

The Camshaft position sensor can leak oil into its electrical connector causing the Check Engine light to illuminate. The engine may also stall intermittently as a result.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

If the power steering pump develops leaks, it can drip onto the lower control arm bushing causing the bushing to deteriorate. A knocking noise will be heard when driving over bumps and it may become more difficult to control the vehicle.

Engine -- Verified

The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.

2006 Nissan Maxima Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 16, 2006

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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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Suspension & Steering, February 27, 2006

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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.

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2006 Nissan Maxima Questions and Answers

bama, 2006 Nissan Maxima, Cedar Bluff, AL

I bought my 2006 maxima new 2 years ago. I have carried the car back to the dealership several times because the fuse that'
works the interior lights , auto seat adjustments, auto steering whe...

lopeztrio, 2006 Nissan Maxima, Alamo, TX

this morning we went to turn on the car but it will not start. it just does a clicking noise. it has gas and nothing was left on during the night. we are no where near home. we are on a family vaca...

shaneash, 2006 Nissan Maxima, Cumming, GA

car runs but the gauges are all off but the dash lights such as slip traction control brake are all on no gas gauge no heat or ac thought battery was gone replaced it and still have these problems

markus, 2006 Nissan Maxima, Decatur, GA

where is the drain plug on my transmission

MarkHoge, 2006 Nissan Maxima, Berrien Springs, MI

I was told I needed a mass air flow sensor. The car stalls a lot at times, I've had many sensors replaced, as well as fuel injectors, etc. It always seems to stall after driving for awhile. I ...

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2006 Nissan Maxima Reviews

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!


I have owned toyota and honda predominately throughout my life and last year bought an 06 maxima. This past year has been the least amount of trouble I have ever had with a car. It is much more durable and gets better gas mileage, I know because I check. IF you treat a nissan right, it will run forever. If you abuse it, it will break down. I won't ever buy a honda or toyota again.

I bought a used 2006 Nissan Maxima and lately me and my mom have noticed that when we drive it starts to jump and skips up to higher gears can anyone tell me what's wrong?? What could be the problem the local Nissan dealership called which they told me to bring in the car? Please help because I am off of school for Thanksgiving break and I am a Senior in High School which we go back next week urgent information????

I bought my '06 Maxima used in '08, with 35,000k miles. A few months after purchase I noticed problems with what I believed to be the transmission- the car down shifted very erratically when slowing down. As time went on this problem persisted and as the mileage increased so did the problem. At 100k miles the transmission really started falling apart- it was banging into gear when going into reverse and then returning to drive. At 112k the transmission finally let go. My auto mechanic installed a new Nissan transmission at the cost of $3700.00. I heard many others shared this problem!I will never purchase another Nissan product!!

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