Service Brakes Problems of Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima owners have reported 75 problems associated with service brakes (under the service brakes category).
#1 - Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2010 Nissan Altima. If I have to pump the brakes to get the car started, will I soon have to pump the brakes to stop?????? vehicle not recognize the key. Happened several times prior to 6/15/2013. Just thought the key needed to be charged. But on this date I pull up at a hotel, checked in and went to move the car and it wouldn't start. Sat for an hour or two. Replaced battery a few weeks prior so it wasn't that. Had to be towed to a pepboys. Too late for a dealership, a Saturday evening, and I was over 5 hours from home. The car was dropped off across from the bays therefor they were unable to connect the diagnostic machine. After setting for a couple more hours it finally crank. They said it was the starter, as of today I have not replaced the starter. In August it did it again twice while my 16 yo was driving it to school. A couple of times in September. I took it to the dealer on 10/14/2013, their diagnosis were: replace brake sw, sub harness, and tie straps. And now almost on a daily basis want start without pumping the brakes. I'm the only one that drives the car now because I'm afraid of the brakes eventually giving out. This service brakes issue occurred Saturday, June 15, 2013.
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#2 - Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The car is a 2008 Nissan Altima. The car had a crash. VIN of the vehicle was 1N4AL21E08_. I pulled in a parking space, foot on the brake, and before I could put it in park the car accellerated and took off. The brakes would not stop the car. I went about twenty feet, over curbs, sidewalk, another parking space, avoiding cars, skid marks made, and finally directed the car toward a dumpster and it stopped. It is a miracle that someone in my path wasn't killed. The engine was pushed back and so the body shop connected with Nissan considered it a total loss. This issue happened on August 30, 2013.
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#3 - Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2008 Nissan Altima. Ramsey Nissan service department replaced my worn rotors with "warped" rotors. . . I need replacement of both front and rear brakes and rotors, according to ramsey Nissan service department. The service department installed, allegedly, original equipment manufactured brakes and rotors to replace my worn parts. The day I picked my car back up from the service department, I drove out of the dealership parking lot onto the highway - it only took the first brake, literally, going at around 40-50 mph to notice that my car was shaking. Confused, I immediately called Nissan service to let them know what I was experiencing. They assured me that this was the normal "break in" period for the brakes and that I would likely experience this for the next 500-1000 miles; keep in mind that I had no reason to not believe them as I was confident they had at least tested the brakes/rotors before giving the car back to me. Approximately 5-6 weeks later, I was still experiencing this issue; Nissan service later confirmed that my front rotors were "warped". Nissan service had ultimately installed inadequate and faulty rotors in my car. According to a individual auto mechanic who runs inspections, my car would immediately fail inspection. Clearly, with these faulty rotors, my braking ability was severely diminished; in an emergency situation, the last thing I would want to be unsure of is my brakes/rotors, which should be working 100 out of 100 times in extreme situations. These were rotors would cause my car to fail inspection and thus put in danger the lives of me, my family, and the people around me. Had I known that these were faulty rotors, I immediately would have had them replaced. But I drove around for over a month with a braking system that would fail inspection. It was 05/15/13 when this service brakes issue happened.
#4 - Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2008 Nissan Altima. On several occasions I have tried to start the car but the brake resists being pressed in. I press the push to start button but the car does not start, only the dashboard lights and radio come on (as though I am not pushing the break in). I took my car to the dealership and they said I needed to replace my brake switch and harness for the low, low price of $500. The problem is intermittent so they cannot guarantee that it will fix the problem. This needs to be addressed by Nissan immediately, as I see all over the web that everyone with a 2007 or 2008 Altima is having this problem. What are recalls for except for precisely this type of issue??. This problem occurred on Saturday, Jun. 29, 2013.
#5 - Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2013 Nissan Altima. I have reported to Nissan several times about my vehicle having squeaky brakes. They supposely added a stent to quiet the brakes but that didn't work. Also the airbag light is not functioning properly. It was Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 when this service brakes issue occurred.
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#6 - Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
The brakes on the Nissan Altima are constantly squealing. I brought a brand new Altima Nissan 2013. I have taken the car to the dealership several times and also contacted customer care for Nissan. The squealing of my brakes issue has not been resolved. I was told at the dealership I would have to deal with the squealing for as long as I have the vehicle. I was also told there was an alert (by a floor manager). Well, customer care said that was not true. I am trying to get rid of the car. There is no reason to have squealing brakes. This occurs every time I make a stop or reversing. I also have a problem with the push to start button. I have complained that it acts as if it does not want to "catch" I was told when I first complained that a new starter was order and I would be contacted when it arrives. That was in 2012. It is may 2013. Still have not been called by the service department and my car has been service at least 3 times since it was reported. It was Aug. 30, 2012 when this service brakes issue occurred.
#7 - Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Nissan Altima. After arriving home, I parked my car and went into the house. When I attempted to re-enter my car approximately 1 hour later, I pressed the brake and pushed the start button as I have done since purchasing my car approx. 4 months ago. The car would not start. The push brake sign was still illuminated and the steering wheel would not move. The brake was very hard. I left the car alone and said I would try again in the morning. I went to my vehicle at about 8:30am in the morning and problem occurred again; however, the engine finally started about 5 minutes later. I drove the car to the dealership and they diagnosed the issue to be a faulty break switch. Since the car was no longer under warranty (36 months/ 36000 miles) I had to pay $173. 00 to fix this issue which would have been more if I had not complained that the dealership was charging 2 hours labor and diagnosis for a 1 hour job. After researching the issue online I have found several other owners experiencing the same issue with their 2009 Nissan Altima. Nissan needs to address this issue as I could have been stranded in a remote location or overnight. This problem occurred on April 23, 2013.
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#8 - Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved was a 2013 Nissan Altima. 1. When you fill the the gas tank up you can hear fuel sloshing around and knocking against the tank. 2. Brakes squeal and grind 3. Engine is noisey and growls car shakes 4. Air bag recall 5. Gas mileage is not as advertised 6. Console has been repaired multiple times. This issue happened on 08/01/12.
#9 - Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 2009 Nissan Altima. Had stopped to get breakfast. Locked my car and upon returning unlocked the car and tried to start vehicle with no success. There was no response from my car. When the tow truck arrived I then learned that the brakes were stiff and steering wheel did not want to turn. We had it towed to Nissan dealer. After leaving it there I did some investigating online about potential problems. Was shocked to see how many people had the same problem as me presently and past. Apparently, several people found themselves in similar situations with getting no help from Nissan of north America with replacement of the steering lock mechanism. I had yet to hear if this was my problem but was given the sad/expensive news a day later that indeed I would be included in the growing number of Nissan owners who would have to pay to have this faulty part replaced. But the fun didn't stop there. The part is on backorder (because so many are needed) until further notice and there are recalls on my car that no one bothered to tell me about. I called Nissan and left a message with a customer service rep who was going to forward my concern onto a regional concern specialist. When she called me back two days later she informed me that it is not Nissans job to let their owners/drivers know about recalls but the dealers job. In addition, she's pretty sure that no help will be given to replace the part that will cost me 700 dollars. But she would ask and call me back three days later. She is supposed to call me tomorrow with the answer. Shocked is the only word that comes to mind about my situation. I can't believe that this part has caused so many people so many problems but it is not on a recall list somewhere. Is there nothing to be done for it? even the service tech at the dealer has told me that they have replaced several. My car was parked when it quit responding but someone could be driving. Help!. This issue happened on February 20, 2013.
#10 - Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima
The car was a 2009 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N4AL21E09_. My daughter stopped to fill up with fuel and when she tried to start the car the brake and steering wheel remained locked. It was 01/20/13 when this service brakes issue happened.
#11 - Service Brakes problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 2004 Nissan Altima. Every winter or when the weather gets cold there is a strong smell of raw gas coming in through the air vents, when car warms up in morning even with all windows open smell is choking and unbearable. Also brakes squeak terribly like a big truck when turning to left and braking, even at slow speeds, such as in a drive thru or parking. Even brand new brakes. Lastly and most scary is the driver seat shifts, rocks, forward and back when braking hard or during a sudden stop. Purchased car in 2007 as a lease return. This problem occurred on 11/01/2007.
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#12 - Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1N4AL2AP6C_. Maybe a week after purchasing a 2012 Nissan Altima on July 25, 2012, I heard squeaking sounds when braking. I returned to the dealership and was given a letter from the mechanic stating that it is normal for the brakes to squeak occasionally because the brakes a not made with the same materials used in the past. On oct 29, 2012, I returned to the dealership because the noise increased when stopping and I started to hear scrubbing when stopping. The mechanic checked my car for the 2nd time and only replaced brake padding in the front and shaved one rotor. Now on Nov. 14, 2012, the noise is continuing and the scrubbing sound is still there. I think the manufacturer should pay to replace my brakes and rotors because the was car new when I left the dealership and I should not have this problem. It sounds dangerous and every time I drive my car I am afraid it my not stop when I brake to stop. It was Wednesday, August 1, 2012 when this service brakes issue happened.
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#13 - Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1N4AL21E69_. I went by the mall on Sunday evening with my 9 month old and 27 month old in our 2 month old Nissan Altima 2009 which only had about 21,000 miles on it when we got, but at the time of the incidence, it had 28,000 miles on it. By the time we came out of the mall and decided to go home, the car would not start because the breaks would not depress. I called everybody I could call to get a ride with my little ones home but that took a while. It got dark on us but we eventually got home. I called Nissan manufacturer the next day and reported the issue (faulty brake switch harness) which I found out that a lot of 2009 Nissan Altima's had and they advised I towed the car to a Nissan dealership which was 3 miles away. Nissan dealership towed the car for $84. 50 and the fixing totaled $552. 34. This is money I don't have (nursing student, very broke, and little kids), so I called Nissan manufacturer for financial assistance with fixing the car but after going back and forth with them for about two weeks, they finally called saying that they could not help. The failure date was Oct. 28, 2012.
#14 - Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Nissan Altima. The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL24E28_. Pressed on the brake while pushing start button to start car. Car couldn't recognize pressure on brake and wouldn't start. This happened on 20+ occasions. After a period of 10-30 minutes each time, car would eventually start. This problem occurred on June 5, 2012.
#15 - Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 2008 Nissan Altima. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4AL21E08_. The push start engine ignition depends upon pressing the brake pedal to start the vehicle. The engine would not start because the brake pedal could not be pressed completely in order for the push start to operate correctly. This has since occurred multiple times. We must push the brake pedal a number of times in order for the vehicle to start. According to the auto dealer they are not aware of any problem but upon search of the internet I have found many cases of similar problem. Nissan dealer offers to replace the brake part at a fee. Request that Nissan take responsibility for faulty brake button that appears to be causing this problem on many Nissan Altima vehicles. It was 03/09/2012 when this service brakes issue happened.
#16 - Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2005 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4AL11D15_. I believe a recall should be placed for this problem. When the temperature falls below 10 degrees f, the brake pedal is hard and won't move therefore the brakes won't apply. This could cause a serious injury or death. It happens intermittently. Since other less serious problems warrant a recall why wouldn't this? it seems to be a common problem not only on 05 models. Just search the internet. This service brakes problem happened on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.
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#17 - Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The VIN of the problem Altima is 1N4AL21E38_. The vehicle is a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that as she attempted to use the push button ignition start and applied the brakes, the brakes seized abnormally and the vehicle did not start. The contact played around with several wires above the brake pedal to get the vehicle to start however, the failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and provided no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 80,000. The failure date was 06/09/12.
#18 - Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima
The car involved is a 2005 Nissan Altima. I bought a car, sold "as is", because the dealership advertised the car saying "everything under the hood is in perfect working condition. " this was my first time buying a car and they took advantage of it. The car is missing 2 lug nuts on the front driver side, and back passenger side wheel(I don't know how the car passed inspection) it was sold to me with no transmission fluid, when I put some in it began to leak badly(I have pictures) the very next day after purchasing the car I noticed a knocking noise in the engine and everytime I started the car it began to shake for about 10 seconds. Everyday the cars engine would make new noises, by day four the car wouldn't start. Day five it started up but it was overheating within 5 minutes of being on(I didn't know how to read the hot/cold gauge yet being that this was my first car) I tried taking it back but the dealership will not take it back. I took it to a mechanic, they said the transmission is leaking severly, the head gasket is overheating and its warped 4. 0. . Its missing lug nuts, the brakes are bad, and has moisture in the oil. I stopped driving the car unless it was a emergency and while I was on the freeway oneday, the car began to shake violently and started to jump back n forth and I couldn't press the gas because it would not go. I could have been killed on the freeway. I just recently took it to another mechanic shop called arrow's transmission. They declared the entire engine a total fail and unsafe. It was July 5, 2012 when this service brakes issue happened.
#19 - Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2010 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the brakes and transmission failed. There were no lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that she depressed the brake pedal, but the brakes seized and the vehicle slid and experienced an increased stopping distance. The contact stated that once that happened, the transmission failed. The contact restarted the vehicle and the vehicle functioned normally. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and they stated that they could not duplicate the failure. The were unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was notified and they did not respond. The failure mileage was 3,000. The VIN was unavailable. This service brakes issue occurred 07/06/10.
#20 - Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 2012 Nissan Altima. My brake pedal is too close to the gas pedal. I have to be very careful when driving. I have hit both pedals several times now. This needs to be fixed ASAP!!!. It was Jun. 18, 2012 when this service brakes issue happened.
#21 - Service Brakes problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima
There was crash involved with this problem. Consumer owns 2011 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, coming to a stop the contact applied on the brake pedal when it went straight to the floor. The brakes were applied with extreme pressure when the vehicle finally stopped going over a small median in a parking lot and hitting a fence. There were no damages to the vehicle and no injuries to the contact. The vehicle was towed to a garage , the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 4,900. Cv. It was April 3, 2012 when this service brakes issue occurred.
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#22 - Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2007 Nissan Altima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Nissan Altima is 1N4BL21E97_. "brake" light comes on after 5-10 seconds when I first start traveling at a very slow speed for about 15 seconds and then it goes off. I notice this always happens. It appears from the maintenance manual that the brake fluid is low and needs to be filled up. I don't see a problem there. This problem occurred on 01/05/2010.
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#23 - Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima
The VIN of this Altima is 1N4BL11D75_. The vehicle was 2005 Nissan Altima. The contact had taken the vehicle to an authorized dealer for an unrelated repair and the technician noticed that the front driver and passenger side floorboards were completely rusted. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic for repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. Updated 02/22/12 the brakes were replaced, as well as the ac line that was leaking. Updated 03. 05. 12. This issue happened on Nov. 15, 2011.
#24 - Service Brakes problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2004 Nissan Altima. When car sits in cold weather climate brake pedal gets hard and locks up. Loosing the ability to come to a stop. It usually happens when car has been sitting for a few hours in weather below 20 degrees. It's a common issue with Nissan owners having problem with Nissans faulty brake vacuum valve. It was Friday, February 27, 2009 when this service brakes issue occurred.
#25 - Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima
The car involved was a 2012 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL2AP5C_. All Nissans have loud clunking sound at startup at around 30 miles per hour. Nissan says it is the abs brake test. Very annoying and very loud. This issue happened on Friday, August 19, 2011.
#26 - Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved is a 2012 Nissan Altima. Crash was involved with the Nissan Altima. I was driving my vehicle and was traveling at speed of the road and I wanted to make a full stop but I hit a car in front of me! I pushed and pushed the brakes and the vehicle never braked!! also my air bags did not deploy!! there is physical and bodily damage to the car in front of me! also my car was damaged! Nissan should step up to fix this problem!. This service brakes issue occurred January 9, 2012.
#27 - Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Nissan Altima. There was crash involved with this Nissan Altima. I was driving normal speed limit 60 mph on the fwy when we heard a noise like a big pop sound. Right away when I tried to slow down to get over ( when I applied the brake) the steering wheel began shaking so bad that I was unable to control the wheel. It felt as if the brakes werent working. The car spun out of control and crashed in the carpool divider. This was a brand new Nissan Altima 2010 coupe with 60k miles on the car. We did not hit anything at the time or even before the accident occured, all parts on the car was brand new. I remembered that the more that I tried to apply the brakes the steering wheel shock harder and harder to where I was unable to even control it. This service brakes problem happened on 12/11/10.
#28 - Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima
Crash was involved with this problem. The vehicle was a 2009 Nissan Altima. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, she applied the brake and the pedal depressed to the floor. The vehicle surged forward and caused her to crash into a tree and a metal pole. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop. The failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that they would send an inspector to examine the vehicle. The failure mileage was 16,000. Updated 11/29/11 updated 12/07/11. It was 09/23/2011 when this service brakes issue occurred.
#29 - Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The vehicle was a 2008 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4AL24E38_. Master cyclinder was leaking. Parking break light would stay on, but sometimes go off. Very similar to pe11020. I have dealer service records detailing the leak and the repair. It was Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 when this service brakes issue occurred.
#30 - Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 2008 Nissan Altima. The car had a crash. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1N4AL21EX8_. This was a one vehicle crash (total loss) that occurred when the brakes would not work causing our car to strike a brick wall (also emergency brakes did not work). None of the vehicle airbags deployed except for the drivers steering wheel airbag which deployed once the vehicle came to a stop. The accident occurred at approx. 11:45 pm, 22 October 2011. No drugs and or alcohol were involved. The car was recently purchased from a Lexus dealer and the same company owns a Nissan dealership which confirmed that all Nissan recall items were complied with. We have several professional photographs to prove that there is still something going on with the Nissan Altima 2. 5 brakes and air bags to allow something like this to happen. I have personally tallked with mr. Bruce york about this and left a voice mail with greg magno at their NHTSA office. My insurance company confirmed that this car was a total loss and the vehicle has been now been removed from the towing and collision facility here in indiana and sold to a parts salvage company. I was trying to have someone inspect this car before it was destroyed, but it appears that it is now to late to do anything about this. It was 10/22/11 when this service brakes issue occurred.
#31 - Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima
Consumer owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while the vehicle was at a local mechanic for routine maintenance, the mechanic noticed that the brake panel was corroded. The mechanic also stated that this failure made the floor unsafe. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 92,000. The VIN information was not available. This service brakes problem happened on Dec. 31, 2011.
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#32 - Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima
2005 Nissan Altima 2. 5. Consumer writes in regards to problems with brakes the consumer stated the vehicle was difficult to stop and the problem typically occurred in the morning time and in the driveway on extremely cold days. This problem occurred on Sat., Oct. 1, 2011.
#33 - Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima
The vehicle is a 2005 Nissan Altima. There was crash involved with this problem. The car was parked in a driveway for 6 hours in 10 degre weather. It was required to move the car to allow another vehicle to leave when the Nissan was driven forward to re-park the vehicle and the brakes were applied the peddle was rock hard and no brakes were available causing a collision with a garage door. The dealership diagnosed the problem as a vacuum valve, integral with a vacuum hose. The dealer tested the car at 7:30am on 1/16/2012 when the car had been sitting for over 24 hours in 23 degree weather, the brake pedal was hard (however not rock solid) once the pedal was pumped twice the brakes worked accordingly. The theory was the valve was not functioing in the cold weather. The dealer tested the theory by removing the faulty part and placing it in the cold weather for approximatley 30 minutes and reinstalled part back intot he car and created a similar scenario where the brake pedal was hard with limited brakes (temperature was 22 degrees). The part has been replaced and appears to have solved the issue. I am dissapointed that the Nissan Altima can potentially have brakes in extreme cold weather as I live in a cold climate. It was 01/14/2012 when this service brakes issue happened.
Other Service Brakes related problems of Nissan Altima:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Service Brakes problems||75|
|Brake Light On problems||61|
|Brake Disc Pads problems||23|
|Brake Master Cylinder problems||21|
|Brake Fluid Leak problems||21|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||21|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||21|
|Brake Foundation Components problems||18|
|Brake Disc problems||15|
|Brakes Failed problems||14|
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||14|
|Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problems||5|
|Brake Sensor problems||5|
|Brake Drum problems||3|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||2|
|Brake Squeaking Noise problems||2|