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Service Brakes Problems of Nissan Altima - part 1

Nissan Altima owners have reported 139 problems related to service brakes (under the service brakes category).

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 04/06/2016

While driving 3-5 mph in a roundabout, the right front brake engaged on its own, locking the right front wheel. This caused the car to shake and the right wheel screeched to a halt while the left wheel could still move. I immediately pressed the brake to stop the car. I had to press and release the brake at least twice before the right front wheel brake unlocked. I drove to my home less than 1/3 mile away and examined the right front wheel. I could smell burning rubber and the wheel was very hot. During the 16 months I have owned this car, there have been several instances where it seemed the front brakes were engaging for no reason. These incidents occur when I am merging onto the highway or rounding a curve at speeds greater than 45 mph. It feels like one or both front brakes are engaging briefly and immediately releasing, even though I am not pressing the brake pedal. The front end of the car will shake and it feels like the front wheels are wobbling as if they are loose. I checked both wheels after these incidents and could not visually identify any problems. Neither wheel was loose or worn.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 03/30/2016

Brakes on my car are squeaking very loudly. Just had them fixed a week ago and they are worse now then they were before. Applying the brake with a little pressure there is no noise anything more than that there is a lot of noise that I am now afraid to drive it.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 03/23/2016

I was driving home from work, and suddenly the abs vdc and slip illuminated. Then I almost got rear ended. That guy told me that my braking light is not working. Luckily I was inside military base and people were alert. It happened on the street while I was driving.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 02/21/2016

I was driving in the rain on 2-21-16 approaching a traffic light. The car accelerated when brake was applied, resulting in a 25 mph collision. Airbags did not deploy. I was bruised but did not require medical attention. I was cited for running the light. I am now afraid to drive the car.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 02/15/2016

When step my brake coming from the freeway to get exit my steering shaking, my suspension I heard something when get rough road and seat beat in the driver side cant pull anymore.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 01/24/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 20 mph on wet pavement, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond without warning. The contact was able to avoid a crash. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,000.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 12/23/2015

I was at the top of the street when I tried to press on the brakes to slow down because of a red light ahead. The brakes malfunctioned and my car accelerated faster. I then stepped on my e-brakes and my car continued to go faster instead of slowing down. The next thing I remember is rear ending the back of a SUV. I have anti-lock brakes and they did not work either. I was about 200ft away from this vehicle so I has plenty of space and time to stop my car but instead my car went faster despite slamming on both the brakes and e-brakes. My car is now totaled and am currently suffering injuries to my hand, neck and back.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 09/30/2015

Brought a car from carmax brandywine MD 2 weeks ago the cars breake pedal has a loud squeek and rubbing sensation when trying to brake it seems like it isnt catching took it back to carmax on 10/7/2015 they still have my car its 10/14/2015 I have read its a known fact that these cars have this problem witch could result in a accident if malfunction happens.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 09/07/2015

When I tried to start the cay with the push button start it would not respond. I tested the battery which is only 1 year old and is in good condition. I took it to the dealership (Nissan legacy) who reported that there was an issue with the brake switch and harness which need to be replaced. I have ready online that there were multiple incidents with this happening to this make and model.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 07/19/2015

If I'm driving, when I try to stop the car, I press the brakes the brakes do not activate. The car does not stop it keep rolling on. I have to pat the brakes to stop the car or press the brake a second time for the brakes to catch. It feels as though it slips pass the brakes! I also took my car to Nissan for the latch recall every since I got the recall "fixed" the pass air bag light pops on when no is in the passenger seat and my car will state that I have 100 miles (more or less) of fuel but my fuel gage will read empty and I will need gas as the gauge states!.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 1997 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 06/30/2015

While slowing down & applied brakes at a stop sign, the car instead suddenly accelerated crossing four lanes of traffic and ultimately slamming into a tree.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 06/18/2015

Got into my car & it would not crank. Brakes were pressed & stayed in lock position. After turning the steering wheel back & forth it started.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 06/02/2015

My entire drivers side and passneger side floor board has rotted out completely. Im talking I can put my foot through it. I head all of it fall out driving down the I-90. This car is rust free from florida. This is such bs and is unsafe to drive.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2002 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 05/31/2015

5/31/2015 at about 9:40pm. There were lines of cars leaving starfire sports in tukwila, wa off of 405 exit 1 because of adult recreational soccer games and the washington state high lchool boys lacrosse championships. When exiting starfire, it was my turn at the stop sign, so I proceeded. After I proceeded, the big black vehicle waiting at the stop sign across from me with the license plate aqg6472 started to turn into me. I slammed on my breaks. He slammed on his breaks and then stared at me. He almost collided with me. He is a blonde-haired skinny high school age boy, and there were 2-3 other high school boys as passengers. All passengers stuck their middle fingers out the window and he got out of the car and taunted me. The line of cars all were beeping at him. He then drove on, continuing to taunt me. He left starfire and entered 405 north, as did I. I was still behind him. He breaked really hard and purposefully tried to get me to crash into his car. Then once we entered the highway, he proceeded to taunt my vehicle for about ten minutes. He weaved in between cars to be next to me, he got behind me and flashed his brights on and off, he got in front of me and breaked really hard, etc. I was scared for my life. I don't know how, but I was able to merge into an area of cars that prevented him from taunting me any further. I suspect that he and his friends might have been intoxicated. . . . Or just really obnoxious high schoolers.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 05/30/2015

Vehicle, is making a rubberish noise in the brake booster when the brake pedal is pushed down, brakes in the vehicle are relatively new and when required to a hard brake vehicle does not respond well. I had to refill the brake fluid reservoir with a little bit of fluid not much. I believe it might be leacking small amounts of fluid to the booster over time, I bought the vehicle from someone else known to me, so I have known the car for quite some time and its being having this issue for a while now. I have seen many threads about this problem, which must be solved with Nissan. This should not be a problem at 53 000 miles.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 05/21/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 30 mph, the transmission shifted from drive into the neutral position independently and an abnormal noise emitted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but the mechanic was unable to duplicate or locate the failure. The contact experienced multiple unrelated failures with the vehicle that included the exterior door failing to unlock or lock with the key fob until after several attempts. A burning odor emitted from the air vents when the air conditioner or heater was activated. There were no flames present. Also, the brakes squeaked intermittently when depressed. The contact stated there was concern regarding a potential health hazard with the push button starter causing cancer. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 10,600.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 17
Failure Date: 03/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start until after several attempts. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was diagnosed that the brake pedal was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000. Sw.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2005 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 02/20/2015

During 2nd week of February,2015, the brake pedal got stuck. After some struggle, the brakes started working again. The air temperature was below 0 degree f. I called one of the local Nissan dealers and discussed the problem. He said that it could be due to crud or ice built up in the brakes. On the following day, the temperature was in 20s. We got the car washed to get any crud or ice removed from the brakes. On 2/20/2015, the brake pedal got stuck again. The brakes started working again after some struggle. The air temperature was below 0 degree f. Fortunately both times when the brake pedal got stuck, there was no traffic. On 2/20/15, the car was towed to a local Nissan dealer. The dealer replaced the booster hose with valve. Note: there was another car with the Nissan dealer with similar problem.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 19
Failure Date: 02/18/2015

I was driving northbound on maxwell road north of hyne road in brighton, mi. In preparation to make a 90° right hand turn to stay on maxfield, I applied the brakes well in advance of the turn. After doing so, the abs brakes pulsed the brake pressure repeatedly rendering the brakes useless. I tried to complete the turn and halfway through the turn, I realized I was heading at ~45° right into a tree. I took my foot off of the brake and cut the wheel as hard as I could to the left. The front right bumper and fender hit the tree. I had considered writing a complaint regarding the abs and traction control on this vehicle previously as there have been several instances where I have feared for my safety as the vehicle does not stop in a reasonable distance and I have almost slid into a busy intersection several times. Also, power to the wheels is cut much more than what is reasonable when starting on damp or snowy roads to the point that I fear pulling out onto a road and have to wait until there is no traffic for over a mile. I believe that the tuning of the abs system and traction control should be investigated to determine if if there is an issue. It seems as though they are tuned this way to protect the cvt from any sort of impulse due to the wheels slipping and then grabbing pavement.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 02/13/2015

Brakes faulty and malfunctioning. Issue for many owners of 2013 Nissan Altima. This mechanism should be recalled before someone is injured or killed.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 21
Failure Date: 02/09/2015

Takata recall.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 22
Failure Date: 01/20/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving at any speed and the brake pedal depressed, there was an abnormal noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was informed that the vehicle was functioning as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 47,000. Djr.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 23
Failure Date: 01/13/2015

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. . Read more...

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 24
Failure Date: 01/08/2015

January the 8th I was driving from work to home my job is about 30 miles from my home. I was driving no faster than 50-45 miles an hour due to construction in the areas on my way home. There are cameras at the lights in a city 7 miles before my city. If you go over the line a bit they take pictures of your license plate and send you a picture and ticket in the mail with an image of you going over the line indicating you've run a red light. So I pressed on the breaks to slow down as the light turned yellow to assure I did not go over the line. As I slowed down my car jerked I had a 2011 Altima that did the same thing so I was thinking its nothing its how the transmission runs. But within a 12-15 feet distance I stopped as I completely came to a stop my car jerked forward, the brakes locked up, hazard lights on the dash showed up, and the engine shut off. I could not get my car to drive forward it was embarrassing as cars honked for me to drive. I returned my car to Nissan and they updated some recalls. Then stated their system is not showing in issues. This has occurred multiple times and once I was on a hill the car was in drive and it started rolling backwards. I hope the recalls they have fixed resolves the issue I am scared that the car will die and cut off while I am on a busy highway. I hope and pray my issues are resolved and, I do not get crushed in a collision.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 25
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

2012 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to brake noises.

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