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Nissan Altima, Lights, Brakes, Sedan
#6 of 135 Re: 2004 Altima brake lights out [pat]
Jun 15, 2007 (7:40 am)
Amazingly, the problem is fixed. I pressured my mechanic (not Nissan) to look at it this morning. I checked the switch under the brake pedal and it only lit up the light on the deck. Thanks to JD10013 for letting me know about that. Initially, the mechanic thought it might be the main connection located in the console which would have involved taking out the column, but it turned out to be two bad bulbs. It cost me $10 and 10 minutes. Having already replaced struts and tires and a recall for a sub-panel replacement, I am concerned about what's down the road now that the warranty is up. But, for now, I am happy that this was nothing serious. I am glad that I joined this forum too!
#7 of 135 Re: 2004 Altima brake lights out [lin928]
Jun 15, 2007 (9:56 am)
We're glad to have you! Check out the list of other discussions in the Altima group. There are many others that may interest you.
Glad to hear it was simple fix!
#8 of 135 Re: 2004 Altima brake lights out [lin928]
Jun 15, 2007 (12:39 pm)
I glad I could be of some help. I wouldn't worry about "down the road". Nissan build a very high quality car, that is very reliable. shocks, tires and struts are usualy just a wear and tear thing, most cars need them eventualy. Especially if you drive on bad roads. and 1 recal is a lot less than most cars average. but congratulation on your $10 repair bill, always feels nice when that happens.
#9 of 135 Correct ABS behavior
Sep 06, 2007 (9:50 am)
I just bought a 2007 Altima 2.5S with ABS.
On a secluded patch of road I took it to 20-25 mph on dry pavement and stamped smartly on the brakes. The wheels lock and I leave rubber.
I have had two service managers tell me that this is correct behavior. One told me that Nissan decided that under 30mph, you stop faster by not engaging the ABS and letting the tires slide.
My '99 Mercury Mystique engages the ABS under these conditions.
Does this make sense? I thought part of the point was to make the car steerable under hard braking at any speed.
Traction control and dynamic stability control are unavailable for the I4 models. So what will happen if I need to stop quickly at 5mph in an icy parking lot or at low speeds on an icy road, will I be better off pumping the brakes?
#10 of 135 Re: Correct ABS behavior [mikej7]
Sep 07, 2007 (4:07 pm)
Thats weird you are having your wheels lock up. I tried that once I never had a problem. My Nissan is a 2007 Altima, my problem is with the brakes. When I brake on slope or when I pull into a parking lot, there's a loud squeal. took it to the dealer twice and they are saying its not the brake. So, I am wondering if you came across the same situation. Now, I hear the squeal when I reverse. My 07 Altima is 2.5SL type.
#11 of 135 2007 Altima brake problems...
Sep 07, 2007 (4:13 pm)
I purchased this Altima back in January 07. Its about 10,000 Miles. Back in May I started hearing small squeal noise, whenever I brake for a red light or when I brake on a slope, or if I pull into a parking space etc. I took it to the dealer, they examined it and stated the brakes are fine no need to be replaced. I called Nissan, according to Nissan its a characteristic of the car. Has anyone come across the same problem, please let me know. Now, I hear squeal when I reverse . My Altima is a 2.5SL type. Can anyone help me?
#12 of 135 Re: 2007 Altima brake problems... [mithuandjoe]
Sep 07, 2007 (6:35 pm)
Unless its a very loud squeel, Its probably normal. brake dust, dirt, even tiny rocks can get in there and cause them to make noise. It shouldn't be a loud noise though.
Its not just a nissan thing either, any disk brake is prone to squeeling. Some do it, some don't.
#13 of 135 Re: 2007 Altima brake problems... [jd10013]
Sep 21, 2007 (5:15 pm)
My 06 altima with 20K miles on it started to have a slight squeek from the brakes (I am a heavy brake user, as my wife says). Also the front started to pulsate as i was braking. Your pads could be rubbing against the rotor if the caliper is not releasing correctly. Anyway, I replaced my rotors and pads (Raybestos Advanced Tech rotors and pro grade pads , from RockAuto.com) all for $150.00, installed them myself and my car is like new again. BTW, the brake job was a piece of cake. I followed the instructions from a source and the job went flawless. If i went to the dealer I would have got crappy OEM parts and a bill for $400.00.
#14 of 135 Re: 2004 Altima brake lights out [jd10013]
Oct 01, 2007 (4:22 pm)
does your altima have a third brake light? and if so does it work ? if it works it's probaly your bulbs. if you replace your bulbs be sure not to touch them with your bare hands. this can cause the bulb to burn out quickly (natural oil deposits from the skin)...hope this helps
Dec 06, 2007 (9:20 am)
Could someone please explain the Electronic Brake Force Distribution system that looks like a standard item on the 2008 Altima? I could find no reference to it on the standard or options list for the vehicle. Thank you