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Service Brakes Problems of Nissan Altima - part 1

Nissan Altima owners have reported 160 problems related to service brakes (under the service brakes category).

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 03/28/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Altima. While stationary, the vehicle would not start when prompted by the key fob. In addition, while driving various speeds, the vehicle would not stop when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact was able to place the vehicle in park to stop. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,090.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 03/17/2017

'takata recall' brakes lock up when driving. U can put it in drive or reverse and car wont move. Feels like brake is engaged but its not.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 02/18/2017

Owner of a 2003 Nissan Altima - on 2/18/17 while taking my vehicle to a car wash in linden, NJ, I had my vehicle on neutral and when the car wash was completed, I put the vehicle on drive and proceeded slowly towards the car wash employees as they instructed me to stay on my left side, as the other vehicle was on the right side and I had my foot on the brakes. As the two employees placed their towels on my front vehicle to dry out the vehicle, my vehicle immediately started to jolt twice while I had my foot on the brakes and immediately my vehicle accelerated at a high speed. Smoke started to come out of the front hood and the airbag came out. I had to control the steering wheel not to hurt any one as there were several parked vehicles and people vacuuming their vehicles or cleaning out their vehicles. Not sure how many parked vehicles were hit and my vehicle hit a parked SUV. Ambulance arrived and the police. I was in shocked, surprised and cried and told the police about my vehicle taking off so quickly without any warning while my foot was still on the brakes. All I kept saying is OH my god what happened. How could this happen? were there any recalls? I kept saying I had my foot on the brakes and the vehicle would not stop just kept accelerated. There were no warning indicator lights. I had injuries including my right ankle, knee, head, neck, shoulders and back. Police report was taken and not available at the moment as it takes a couple of days.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 02/18/2017

Owner of a 2003 Nissan Altima. On 2/18/2016, I took my vehicle to a car wash in linden, NJ. When the car wash was completed, I put my vehicle on drive and proceeded slowly towards the car wash employees as they instructed me to stay on my left side, as the other vehicle was on the right side. While I still had my foot on the brakes, and as the employee placed the towel to dry out my vehicle, my vehicle immediately started to jolt twice while I still had my foot on the brakes and immediately unintended accelerating at a high speed. Smoke started to come out of the front hood and air bag came out. I had to control the steering wheel not to hit any one as there were several parked vehicles and people vacuuming/cleaning their vehicles. Not sure how many parked vehicles were hit and my vehicle hit a parked SUV. Ambulance and police arrived. I was in shocked, surprised and cried and told the police about my vehicle unintended accelerated so quickly without any warning while my foot was still on the brakes. All I kept saying is OH my god, how could my vehicle unintended accelerated while I still had my foot on the brakes. Were there any recalls? I told the officer that my foot was on the brakes and the more I pressed on the brakes, the faster my vehicle unintended accelerated at a high speed with no control of stopping. There were no indicator lights. My vehicle was totaled and taken away by the tow truck. I had injuries swollen/bruised on my knees, ankles, head, neck, should, hands and back. Police report was taken and not available as this takes a couple of days.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2008 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 02/09/2017

The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Altima. When the vehicle was started, the tpms, brake, and air bag warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,777.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 01/27/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the entire dashboard was sticky and had cracks. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the brake warning indicator illuminated inadvertently. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 28,000.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 01/26/2017

Came out to get in the car which was parked, used the fob to unlock the door got into the car and nothing. The brake was hard to press, the steering was locked, could not go into any gear, the car could not be jumped with cables. I had 2 indicator lights on. I needed to have the car towed to a Nissan dealer. The diagnosis is the steering actuator. I am being charged roughly $1100. I don't yet have my documentation as the car is with the dealership. This sounds like it has been an issue recently with several 2009 Nissan Altimas. Nissan may want to rethink making this a recall. I was lucky to be in a public place in the daytime.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 12/14/2016

Over the years ived had multiple problems with the branke and engine of my 2010 Altima. The panel lights up but the engine does not crank. Pushing the ignition button only locks the brake. No warning signals either the car just dies on you ived paid over 700 everytime it needs repair, im very frustrated with my car and will never buy another Nissan vehicle.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 11/26/2016

I took my car for servicing at Nissan service center and they told me that car brakes needs to be changed. My car's mileage is only 34 k.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

The brakes on the 2013 Nissan Altima squeak, when backing up. I had this looked at three times and the brakes are fine so there must be a manufacturing defect.


 
car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 09/24/2016

My 19 year old daughter was driving her car down the road when it stopped accelerating acting as if the brakes were applied. She could not get the car to go above 25 miles an hour. She was able to pull into a parking lot and wait for her dad to come and help her. When her dad got there the car was sluggish and would not accelerate because it felt like the brakes were being applied. He switched the car to manual and was able to get it home. The abs, vdc off, slip lights all came on. The next day all lights were off and the car drove normally. This happened two more times intermittently at which time we took it into our mechanic. He discovered a power brake booster needed replacing. He believed this was a safety recall as it had been a recall on the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Nissan Altima. Much to our dismay Nissan has not issued a recall for this safety issue for the 2010 models. My mechanic told us this was definitely a safety issue that should be addressed by Nissan.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 08/10/2016

I parked the car on a slight incline, placed the shifter in park and stepped on the emergency brake. I exited the vehicle, left the driver door open. I opened the left rear door, removed my dog and closed the door. I looked up just in time as I was struck by the open front door of my car, knocked to the ground and it rolled over my leg. It rolled for approximately 30 feet and struck a tree.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

My 2009 Nissan Altima is currently having issues with the defects in the electronic steering column lock (escl). The car just cut off on me as I was parking in a parking spot. Luckily I was able to force the gear in park. It disabled the push-button ignition on my car and locked my steering column. So, I was stranded! this is big safety issue because my car could've just continued to roll if I couldn't get it into the parked gear! it's unfair that as a consumer of Nissan, I have to experience this issue after the Nissan warranty on the escl expired in March 2015 and be posed with paying over $1000 in repair costs. Per Nissan, there was no specific mileage number that this defect could occur; so they should recall the escl systems in all affected cars instead of covering their own behinds and giving a warranty with unlimited miles and an end date of March 2015. Clearly Nissan is not concerned with its consumers safety. It's not fair to consumers that bought Nissan vehicles that experience the dangerous defect after March 2015. I am a very unhappy consumer at this time.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 06/23/2016

First I was pulling out of my driveway and the car just stopped, I started the car back up and it went. I drove about 3 miles and it was like I couldn't steer the car and as I was pressing the brakes the car was like accelerating. I had to repeatedly push on brakes for the car to slow down and stop. I haven't had this car but 6 months and it's a new vehicle.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 05/16/2016

Two complaints: one: the airbag warning light on the instrument panel intermittently and randomly comes on while driving. When taken to the dealer, they said the plug under the drivers seat was loose. They "fixed it". This problem has occurred 3 times since I bought the car new and is currently doing it again, but it is now out of warranty because of mileage and they are going to charge me to fix a problem that should never happen, yet has reoccurred regularly since new. Two: when depressing the brake pedal and near a complete stop, the pedal becomes "soft" for about a half second, the car stops decelerating for that half second then continues to stop normally, thereafter. Each time I mention this at a service interval at the dealer, they say they will look into it. Nothing is noted on my invoice and nothing is mentioned when the car is picked up. It is unsettling and it causes the car to stop several feet further than if this didn't happen.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 04/30/2016

When I am driving. . . Using the accelerator. . . And go to brake. . . My foot goes between the brake and accelerator and hits the floor instead of braking. This is dangerous. . The brake pedal and accelerator pedal are too far apart. It happens anywhere on street. . . Or highway.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 17
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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 18
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Altima. While driving 30 mph, the brakes began to squeak and the vehicle was out of alignment. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 16v029000 (latches, locks, linkages). The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 16,000.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 19
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 20
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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2001 Nissan Altima 21
Failure Date: 02/22/2016

The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Altima. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact released the accelerator pedal and the vehicle came to a complete stop without the brake pedal being depressed. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who diagnosed that the brake axle and sway weldings failed, and the lower control arm fractured. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who informed the contact that the vehicle's repairs were not covered under warranty. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 187,000.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 22
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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2007 Nissan Altima 23
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 2013 Nissan Altima 24
Failure Date: 01/25/2016

Driving at the rate of 45 miles per hour. My 2013 Nissan Altima 3. 5 sl start surging going faster than the speed limit. I applied on brakes pushing them down to the floor my car hit a 2013 durango SUV on the driver side knocking the rear wheel completely off. My car still surging faster on a congested high-way to avoid causing any fatalities my car spend around three times. Before coming to a stop. No air bag deployed on my driver's side occupant seat was unoccupied. My Nissan Altima 3. 5 sl was a total loss, a-frame severely damage beyond repair. The seat beast on the driver side turn my large intestine, several feature bilateral pelvic bone, whip lash, neurological disturbance, (l) torn rotator cuff, spinal cord injury where partial paralysis have start to set in my legs. Irreversible nerve damage, poor sight, broken teeth whereas; I have to get them all pulled out & go into the hospital to have a complete mouth of implants. The seat belt was so tight that it torn a muscle in my chest cavity (l) side causing my heart not to fill up completely. Seeing a psychiatrist after the aftermath of the incident, gastrointestinal doctor, pain specialist,.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 25
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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