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Service Brakes Problems of Nissan Altima



Nissan Altima owners have reported 91 problems related to service brakes (under the service brakes category).

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 07/07/2014

2009 Nissan Altima intermittently will not start. Car will only click over and unable to shift car into neutral. Air conditioning and radio work, but when you press on brake to start car nothing happens. Dealers were unable to duplicate problem, but have been got caught out many times when car would not start and had to notify aaa. This is a common problem with many Nissan's and it is not covered under any warranty or recall.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 05/20/2014

While parking in a parking lot, brake pedal went to the floor and the car did not stop. In the first incident 5/20/14 there was no accident of damage. The car continued to travel through the intended parking space and drifted to a stop. The second incident 8/25/14 resulted in an accident where the driver's front impacted the driver's front of a car that was parked.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 05/20/2014

When applying brake at low speeds (10-30 mph) the brake grabbed and threw occupants forward. On one occasion the wheels froze with brake pedal only 20% depressed. The problem is intermittent but repeatable. Dealer claims it is caused by defective brake power booster. Very dangerous failure mode. Not covered by warranty.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 05/06/2014

I stopped the car and believed I put it in park. I got out of the car--it did not move. I went to the rear passenger door and got my two year old out of her car seat. I placed her beside the car and shut the rear door. I walked around behind the car to the driver's door. I turned the car off like I always do. The car shut off--and suddenly without warning--began rapidly moving down my driveway. My baby was at the rear of the car and she usually follows me. I ran and had to jump in the moving car. The front left driver wheel nearly ran me over. I tried to gain control of this vehicle by desperately tried to stop it. I was rolling the speed of a skateboard released from the top of the driveway. The steering wheel had locked. I had to push hard on the brake. I stopped it and there were skidmarks on the asphalt. I stopped the car before it slammed into my neighbor's car. Had I not stopped it and risked personal injury there would have been a crash. I was scared to death to move and look. I thought my baby was dead. I thought the car had crushed her. My neighbor told me my daughter had been missed by inches. When I looked at the gearshift, it was in d. I have no idea how it shut off in drive. It almost killed my daughter, damaged personal property, and I am injured. I called Nissan consumer affairs: they stated that this happens "in all automatic cars. " which that is false. I called back to tell them I had friends and family with varying 2014 push button cars try and turn their cars off in d. None of them would turn off unless in park. What is someone was driving and accidentally hit the button on the freeway? loss of steering, brakes, control??? this is a fatal engineering problem. I know gm had a huge recall for similar. Nissan consumer affairs told me " there would be no recall" and that I should "be more careful. ".

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 04/28/2014

Was driving to work on the highway using cruise control and then I tried to get out of cruise and step on the gas peddle but it got stuck, I realized I wasn't able to get over to the first lane due to traffic, so I tried to slow down to pull over to the median closest to the third lane, however, the brakes stopped working and I wasn't able to stop the vehicle, I even tried to press the button to shut the car off but it wouldn' shut down, there was no smell of smoke or anything and than as the car begin slowing on its own, all of a sudden smoke just poofed up and I grabbed my purse and phone and jumped out of the moving car . Ran away from the car and realize that I had taken my wallet out of my purse previous and I turned to go back but the car was engulfed in flames. I called 911 to get assistance.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 04/21/2014

Shortly after purchasing my 2014 Nissan Altima my wife had pulled into our driveway and "pushed" the stop engine button while the shift lever was in drive and the engine shut off. The car immediately started to roll backwards out into the street into oncoming traffic. We were lucky it didn't cause a serious accident! this cars gear shift "does not" have to be in park in order to "push" the button that stops the engine it can be in drive and the engine will shut off and the car will start rolling if it is on a hill!. This is very dangerous because with-out the engine running you lose all your power steering and brakes! if this happened on a hill or steep mountain grade the car could roll over a cliff or out into oncoming traffic! I called Nissan about this malfunction many times and each time I was told "the car is operating as designed" please have them correct this problem ASAP before it causes an accident and someone is killed! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 04/21/2014

Shortly after purchasing my 2014 Nissan Altima my wife had pulled into our driveway and "pushed" the stop engine button while the shift lever was in drive and the engine shut off. The car imedeatly started to roll backwards out into the street into oncoming traffic. We were lucky it didn't cause a serious accident! this cars gear shift "does not" have to be in park in order to "push" the button that stops the engine it can be in drive and the engine will shut off and the car will start rolling if it is on a hill!. This is very dangerous because with-out the engine running you lose all your power steering and brakes! if this happened on a hill or steep mountain grade the car could roll over a cliff or out into oncoming traffic! I called Nissan about this malfunction many times and each time I was told "the car is operating as designed" please have them correct this problem ASAP before it causes an accident and someone is killed! best regards leslie bell 856-228-1432.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 04/18/2014

The driver in front of me suddenly stopped and when I applied hard pressure on the brakes they did not react quickly, causing the car to continue rolling and hit the car in front of me. This is the second time it happened - the first time being in early September. Both times the car was either stationary or barely moving and a hard brake didn't respond like it should. This is third Nissan I have had (07 sentra, 99 Altima), and I have never had this problem and am familiar with the braking system.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 04/01/2014

I have noticed that if you apply the emergency brake with cruise control on, it does not cut out the cruise control. I have noticed this on trips up and down I-95 in a car with a hand emergency brake. I have had numerous knee operations and on long trips I tried to just pull the emergency brake on while holding the button in. I did this because of trouble with my knees. I noticed that although the car did slow enough for what I needed the cruise was still on when I took the brake off. I realized that if someone tried this in an emergency situation that the engine would try to accel and all sorts of bad things would happen. I tried this in every make car that my friends and I have. No one cuts out the cruise control under this situation. I know the cars systems know the brake is being applied because the like comes up on the dash. It would be 1 simple program change to include the cut out. I believe this to be an important issue. Please take steps to remedy this. I have emailed this to numerous auto makers. Thank you, I have a confirmation (odi)#10585659 NHTSA and case# 621958 NHTSA what do I have to do in order to get this looked at? I registered a complaint on 4-1-2014 and sent a letter to them. I haven't heard anything.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

Pushed brake to start stopping, brakes shuttered. Let up on brake, then reapplied and it shuttered again. This continued. Checked brake fluid, it was down slightly, put in to fill. Problem better but still exists, now air compressor gone. . This car was bought in oct 2012 what a lemon. Thank goodness it is a lease. Noise under car since day bought. At 30 mph it sounds like something hits something under there. Dealer says, just nature of car. I do not buy that explanation.


 
car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 02/07/2014

Trying to start my 2009 Nissan Altima, it would not start!!! the brakes were almost stuck and the car simply would not start! the lights in the car turned on with out a problem so I know it wasnt the battery, plus I changed it 2 years ago. After reading many many reviews, 2009 Nissan Altima are having issues with the start button, now I have to pay tow company to take to dealer and pay so much money. Please please Nissan help replace this!!.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

My 2009 Nissan Altima coupe with 63,200 miles would not start last Saturday, 2/1. The steering column was locked, the brakes were locked, and the push to start button would not light up or start the car. The red light for the key was flashing and the car could never be started. My vehicle was towed to leith Nissan in cary, nc where service members there said this was a common problem and currently have two other vehicles in line for the same part. The electrical part for the start button is on serious backorder and the company has such a high demand for it that even Nissan corporate is saying it will be a few weeks to get the part in. The service staff at leith Nissan in cary, nc said this problem has been common and that Nissan was not recalling this part though they have knowledge this a serious issue affecting many Nissan car owners for a some time now. Leith Nissan told me to call corporate and anyone else I could to raise this concern and that maybe something would be done. Hundreds of other Nissan owners have posted this exact problem online and filed claims as well. Nissan needs to recall the part and reimburse those affected for rental cars and other expenses. I called the Nissan corporate office demanding reimbursement for rental car fees. The NHTSA needs to put a stop to this and enforce Nissan to recall this part on all Altima's. Apparently this exact part has already been recalled on other Nissan vehicles.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 01/03/2014

When I got into my car this morning, the steering column was locked up and breaks were hard to push. After trying a few times to start the vehicle, I noticed that the auto-theft must be on. I tried to put the fob in the manual ignition, but the fob got stuck and would not release. After several tries, the fob finally came out. The car still does not start and the auto-theft is still on. The battery is not bad because the car beeps when the door is open and the lights work. I am going to have to tow the vehicle in to get it repaired. There should be a recall on this problem.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 12/30/2013

In morning, started car, drove down road short distance,went to stop at stop sign at highway and brakes were hard, wouldn't decompress at all, slid onto highway. Took to dealer, can't find anything wrong. It was in WI, was cold outside,parked outside at night. This also happened last year in winter, had it happen twice, once backing up after work and another at stop sign immediately after starting car where brake pedal was frozen and car wouldn't stop. Narrowly avoided accidents in these cases. Seems to work better after car warms up for a bit. Last year, Nissan dealer replaced the brake booster and closure valve which cost me over 617. 00 and it didn't happen again until this year. I am afraid to drive the car now since this has happened so many times to me. I could've been in very serious accidents or died because of this problem.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 08/30/2013

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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 06/29/2013

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??.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 17
Failure Date: 06/15/2013

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 therefore 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 yr 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.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 05/15/2013

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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 19
Failure Date: 04/23/2013

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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 02/25/2013

Purchased a brand new Nissan Altima 2014. The second day of ownership, at 8 miles, noticed a clunking/thumping sound as braking to full stop. This radiates underneath the vehicle and occurs a majority of the time when coming to a full stop. Also there is a strong gas sloshing sound from driver side rear. This happens when tank is half full to full. Returned to dealership the first time the first week of ownership and the department did not admit hearing the sounds until it was test driven with the owner. Returned two more times to the dealership with an Nissan engineer looking at it after many phone calls to Nissan. The sounds were heard by the engineer. Engineer stated that he would try to pack around the gas tank to reduce the noise. He did nothing. We also test drove two other 2014 Altimas and a 2013 Altima and they all had the same noises!the car was ready by noon with nothing corrected. We have grave concerns with the braking system and gas tank. What is the immediate and long term effects of this clunking/thumping sound etc.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 21
Failure Date: 02/20/2013

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!.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 22
Failure Date: 01/20/2013

My daughter stopped to fill up with fuel and when she tried to start the car the brake and steering wheel remained locked.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 23
Failure Date: 10/28/2012

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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 24
Failure Date: 08/30/2012

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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 25
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 26
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 27
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 28
Failure Date: 07/05/2012

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.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 29
Failure Date: 06/18/2012

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!!!.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 30
Failure Date: 06/09/2012

The contact owns 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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 31
Failure Date: 06/05/2012

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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 32
Failure Date: 04/03/2012

The contact 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.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 33
Failure Date: 03/09/2012

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.


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