Service Brakes Problems of Nissan Altima - part 1

Nissan Altima owners have reported 180 problems related to service brakes (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Altima based on all problems reported for the Altima.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2011 Nissan Altima 1
Failure Date: 04/14/2018

There is an electric system issue with this make and model. I have had the issue 4 years. The steering wheel and the brakes will lock up and the engine will not turn over. In order to start the car the battery disconnected first and then plug back in and then it will start back up. In the past I have taken my car to the dealership and they have never found any issues on the diagnostics.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2004 Nissan Altima 2
Failure Date: 04/08/2018

Car was stalling 2 days ago shut it off and drove away just fine not even 4 hours later my fiance was driving the car home he came up around a hill /bend on a city street the car locked up on him along with the oiil brake and battery light the breaks wouldn't do anything car wouldn't stop he ended up going head on into a tree in the neighbors yard. Car is completely totalled. There was a malfunction in the car somewhere and I believe the security of the car or the ecm is what locked it up on him there was no steering in the car as well. No recalls pop up with my VIN # but I am suspected to believe there was something wrong internally. It was at 240,700 miles. He was expectidly only going 30 miles an hour but with the pictures im attaching it seems like the computer toom over the speed control.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 3
Failure Date: 03/19/2018

Rear brakes worn down to metal with only 35,000 miles on odometer while front brakes indicate far less wear and did not require replacement. This condition is indicative of malfunctioning or mis-adjusted proportioning valve. It also indicates potential stability and handling issues due to higher braking force being applied to rear brakes while stopping. Dealer (surf city Nissan, hunting beach CA), when questioned, gave various reasons as to why this was happening: 1. "your car has rear disc brakes and that's why they wear out faster" 2. "it depends on who's driving the car" 3. "older cars apply more force to the font than the back brakes, not the new ones" all of these statements are contradicted by sae publication, "vehicle dynamics, stability and control", 2017. Dealers would not acknowledge that this condition is a potential safety issue and therefore would not investigate it further. Dealer, service rep and service techs are not familiar with basic principles of vehicle operation, safe operation and function. Contacted Nissan north America, TN (ian) and they would give no technical information or opinion on the apparent unsafe condition of the car and deferred to the "expertise" of the dealer. As indicated above, the dealer displays little or no expertise with regard to this condition.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 4
Failure Date: 03/03/2018

2015 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to problems with brakes.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 5
Failure Date: 02/12/2018

1. Break switch needed replacing and now the issue is happening again as far occasionally loses power causing some potential safety issues in pulling out into traffic. 2. Both passenger and driver interior door handles do not open door which is a major issue as the only way to open doors is to roll window down. In an emergency this could cause serious threat to safety if windows can not be rolled down.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 6
Failure Date: 01/17/2018

(dyd - I don't see anything about the contact's brakes or air bags in the complaint; also the number injured is incorrect) tl the contact owned a 2006 Nissan Altima. While driving 60 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into the rear of a semi-truck during inclement weather. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a yard and destroyed from the impact. The vehicle was not inspected and diagnosed by a repair facility or dealer. The driver sustained neck pains and whiplash, which required medical treatment. The manufacturer was notified of the crash. The failure mileage was not available.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 7
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

I have had problems with my brakes, they sqiuk all the time. The engine light come on and I was told that I had to replace the mass air flow senser my car is only a 2015. This is not right.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2013 Nissan Altima 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2018

"takata recall" vehicle has a airbag and latch problem.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 1998 Nissan Altima 9
Failure Date: 10/09/2017

The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Altima. Upon starting the vehicle and shifting from park to drive, the vehicle inadvertently accelerated. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to engage as it traveled to the floor. The contact stated that the vehicle stopped once it crashed into the neighbor's parked vehicle. Both the driver and passenger air bags deployed. The contact sustained a cut to the left hand that was bleeding, but did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to pine belt Nissan of toms river (229-245 NJ-37, toms river, NJ 08753 (732) 349-3030) for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that they would send a field inspector to inspect the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 180,000.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 10
Failure Date: 10/06/2017

When placed on park the car still rolls forward or back and almost caused an accident. The car pulls when driving in a slow speed of 5-20 mpr and sometimes the floor on the driver side vibrate. Also, the electrical buttons located on the steering wheel are unable to be used when on parked or driving. The volume or phone or selection switch does not work again. . .

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 11
Failure Date: 09/15/2017

I had the fuel pump change because the car would not start. I was told by the mechanic that it has to do with an electrical problem because somehow its not getting power to start my car.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 12
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

"takata recall" I got my brakes done at to different repair places and my brakes are still squeezing, so I went back for them to change my rotors, brakes are still squeezing. Now when I drive I hear loud squeezing and my brakes sounds like they don't want to stop.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2010 Nissan Altima 13
Failure Date: 08/27/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed and it went to the floorboard and remained jammed. As a result, the vehicle was not able to be driven. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2006 Nissan Altima 14
Failure Date: 08/11/2017

Takata recall my car gives me a headache when im driving its smells wierd. And the air does not stay cold my check engine light wont stat off please help my brakes feel wierd when I ride they feel like they dont want to stop and its led in this car its unsafe for me and my children and my son bleeds out his nose when he rides in the car.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2015 Nissan Altima 15
Failure Date: 08/09/2017

Brakes have been squeeking for a year. Took it in for service and they claimed brake dust and that they are ceramic brakes. Utterly annoying and it is only a year old. Squeek happens anytime brake is pressed.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2014 Nissan Altima 16
Failure Date: 06/07/2017

My engine is making a raddling noise every time I accelerate then goes into an even worse noise like there's some sort of crack in the casing or a loose bolt inside the engine compartment. The breaks squeak every time I go into a stop motion. I've made a appointment before with carmax before and they've spent 5 hours in which none of the initial issues that I drove to austin for. And since that appointment no one has answered my calls to set up another and the two major issues are just getting worse.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2016 Nissan Altima 17
Failure Date: 05/05/2017

I purchased my car on March 21 2017 & I already had to change my breaks 3 times front three times & back breaks twice in less than a year.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2012 Nissan Altima 18
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 19
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 2017 Nissan Altima 20
Failure Date: 03/13/2017

Emergency forward braking does not do anything that the Nissan book outlines or the on line video outlines . I have two case numbers 25746321 and25772524 and two dealerships the work report says no code no problem.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Nissan Altima 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2009 Nissan Altima 25
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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