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Nissan Altima, Lights, Brakes, Sedan
#70 of 135 Re: Squeeky Brakes [maddypsu]
Dec 18, 2009 (3:44 pm)
that is simply and absolutely outrageous that you had to have brake and rotor work done on a 2009 altima; how many miles do you have on her?
anyway, that kind of BS is getting typical with dealerships and is really poor customer service when you think about it; everything that goes wrong with the car is "oh, there really isn't anything wrong or oh, I wouldn't be concerned" - you think what you had wrong was bad, my 08 TL had a power steering fluid leak and the dealership kept refilling the fluid and sent me on my way and the second time I was in after I lost fluid again the service advisor said the same BS you got, " don't be too concerned because we didn't find a leak!"
can you believe that BS from him, I'm losing power steering fluid and they can't tell me why and just kept sending me on my way; suffice it to say that after getting Acura HQ involved the leak was finally found and the proper parts replaced and no problems so far but the dealerships whole attitude was piss poor to say the least
Back to Nissan though, I have a 2010 Maxima right now on a 3 year lease and I'm going to be using it as a test guide for Nissan in regards to seeing if they have gotten their brake and rotor issues solved because if not this will be it with me with Nissan and Infiniti because I had just come off a 2005 FX35 lease before this max and had terrible brake and rotor problems the entire time I had it, every 10k miles the brakes and rotors had to be done and it was the main reason why I didn't keep it when the lease was over
You would have thought by now that Nissan and Infiniti would have gotten these brake and rotor issues corrected by now since during the early and middle part of this decade they had terrible brake and rotor problems
If you don't believe me just check consumer reports reliability history for the Nissan's and Infiniti's and you'll see all the worse than avg and much worse than avg for brakes/rotors for the 2000-2007 model years!
#71 of 135 Re: Squeeky Brakes [smarty666]
Dec 21, 2009 (8:52 am)
I have a 2008 Nissan Altima that has been at the dealership 5 times and they "SAY" they can't find anything. They changed my brake pads twice, my calibers, rotated my rotors and there is still a HORRIBLE noise when i brake. It sounds like the brakes on the end of a roller coaster. I was told by another mechanic that this is a recall Nissan is avoiding since it will cost them millions of dollars!! It is sad how money is always the important case here other than peoples safety.
All i have to say i CAN'T wait for my lease to be over and this is the first time and last time i EVER get a nissan.
#72 of 135 Re: Squeeky Brakes [eyzbleu]
Dec 21, 2009 (9:12 am)
My situation is pretty much the same as yours except sadly enough I own my Nissan-wish I didnt purchase it! Within the first year I had my brakes changed twice. I kept complaining about the noise and they would write me off and say its brake dust. When I showed them these posts, they said they dont pay attention to blogs. The nerve! Nissan has the worst customer service and I would like to make an official complaint and mail these posts to them-hopefully that will get me somewhere. If I hear anything I will be sure to inform you all!
#73 of 135 Re: Squeeky Brakes [bluealtima08]
Dec 21, 2009 (9:40 am)
Well, I rather listen the squeeky brakes than replace the brakes. My friend needs to replace the pad on his '08 Accord w/ only ~16k miles and Honda didn't even cover it under warranty.
#74 of 135 Re: Squeeky Brakes [gooddeal2]
Dec 21, 2009 (2:29 pm)
Honda is just as bad as Nissan when it comes to brake pads and rotors; the 08 and 09 Accord are known for their premature brake wear and rotor resurfacing; there are discussions on the accord forum on edmunds about this issue if you want to check it out
I remember reading two long term road test updates in motortrend earlier this year on a 2008 accord and they mentioned as well having to have their pads replaced at like 12k miles
for some reason, Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, Acura, even Toyota etc all seem to think that having to have brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced at between 8-15k miles the first time is normal wear and tear - they all are sorely mistaken!!
way back when I had GM vehicles, despite dealing with a whole sort of mechanical problems, I used to not have to have brake pads replaced until 40-50k miles, what the he'll ever happen to getting between 40-60k miles out of your brakes???
#75 of 135 Re: Squeeky Brakes [smarty666]
Dec 21, 2009 (4:22 pm)
Yeb, I need to resurface the G's rotors at around 12k miles. I had the inspection done on the '07 Altima w/ around 17k miles a couple months back and they said the brake should be good at least another year...except the sqeeky noise.
#76 of 135 my brakes failed while driving on the freeway yesterday!
Dec 22, 2009 (7:59 am)
I have a 2007 Altima with 45000 miles on it. I bought it from a friend 5000 miles ago, who bought it from a dealership as a used car.
I was driving 65mph when I saw traffic stopped up ahead. I got one good brake in, which slowed me down to 30-35, then braked again. My foot went to the floor!
I was able to pump and get slowed down enough not to hit the cars or go off road and have something else stop me.
No warning whatsoever! Anybody hear of brake failures like this on 2007 models?
#77 of 135 Horrible squeaking brakes
Dec 24, 2009 (11:18 am)
My sister-in-law purchased an Altima in 2006 and has been having issues with squeaking brakes for some time. She had the front brakes replaced in October and the mechanic found no problems with the rear. Two weeks ago she was in an accident and hit a medium on the highway. The cause of this accident was due to the fact that she could not stop her car. When she applied the brakes they depressed all the way to the floor and didn't stop the car. It is currently being evaluated by the insurance company to find the actual problem. Luckily she was not hurt, just minor bumps and bruises however, had she not chosen to veer off others would have been hurt and the damage far greater than it is. I think there is a severe problem here and I am calling everyone who owns this vehicle to let them know.
#78 of 135 Re: Horrible squeaking brakes [blaze56]
Dec 24, 2009 (1:31 pm)
Turned out my brake failure was due to a leak in the hose. I don't know any more than that, I'm going to pick up my car now. I don't think it was a slow leak, or I would have noticed a change in the feel of the brakes. I think it just blew out. Why, I don't know. I was REALLY lucky. I used the shoulder and the grassy median to stop, along with downshifting- I have an automatic but I put in in high gear. When I was slowed down more I used the emergency brake. The mechanic has left for the holiday, but I'll talk more to them next week. I also have had squeaking brakes but I really don't think it had anything to do with the hydraulics.
#79 of 135 Thumping Noise & Brakes
Dec 31, 2009 (10:52 am)
Heat Sensor Shield. I had same problem and they had to contact Nissan and finally figured it out. I haven't had the thumping noise since. So all of you having that problem, try it out! Also, had my car in 3 times (3 months, 8 months and 16 months) for grinding, pulsating, squeeking brakes. Completely unsafe yet they tried telling me everything was perfectly fine. I told them I wasn't taking car back until they did something. Then they finally told me there was a "service bulletin" they didn't know about and they're replacing the whole braking system (calibers, rotors, and pads). Oh and at 8 months, they already cut my rotors. Insane! So if you're having brake problems, bring up the service bulletin to your dealership! They're keeping it silent but they can't deny it if you bring it up.