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Nissan Altima, Lights, Brakes, Sedan
#96 of 135 Re: 2007 Altima brake problems... [gooddeal2]
Feb 10, 2010 (9:01 am)
you know, squeaky wipers is not a reason not to get a car; I do agree, since I have a 10 Maxima that the OEM wipers Nissan puts on suck big time; brand new they consistently leave streak marks and smear the window when in use which is ridiculous
there is a simple fix for that go to Autozone or online and by Bosch, Rain-X, or Valeo silicon wiper blades and replace the OEM, thats what I did and they work wonderfully; the rest of the car is wonderful though!!
#97 of 135 Re: my brakes failed while driving on the freeway yesterday! [nissanman2010
Feb 11, 2010 (9:16 am)
No, not a hybrid. I've seen a couple of other posts with similar or the same story, but no one has answered mine until you. One guy said "I want answers!" and understandably ticked off, and it seems that if there are even just 3 or 4 of us who have had complete brake failures with absolutely no warning we should be getting together and making some noise.
#98 of 135 Re: my brakes failed while driving on the freeway yesterday! [nissanman2010 [tallerdog]
Feb 11, 2010 (5:55 pm)
if your having brake problems you all need to band together and confront Nissan; this latest UA and brake problems with Toyota should be a make-up call with Nissan and other car manufactures to start taking customers who are having brake problems more seriously!!!!
#99 of 135 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 catastrophic brake failure
Feb 13, 2010 (7:45 pm)
On Dec 2, 2009, a cold day in Wyoming, my wife was on her way to work driving our 2008 Altima with only 15,000 miles on it. Upon exiting I-80, she pushed on the brake pedal and got nothing! No slow down, nothing! Unable to stop, she was broad sided on the passengers side by a Dodge pickup doing approximately 55 mph as she went through the intersection. The car was a total loss and she was VERY sore for two months. Had she been struck on the drivers side, there is no doubt I would be a widower.
Previously there had been no indication of any problems with the brakes.
How many Altimas have this problem? How many people have to be injured or killed for Nissan to acknowledge they have a SERIOUS problem?
#100 of 135 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 catastrophic brake failure [tunesmith]
Feb 15, 2010 (9:18 am)
sorry to hear tunesmith. Hope your better half is back on her feet. certainly a shaky experience, I know, it happened to me as well.
do what I did when my 2009 Altima Hybrid had a catastrophic failure IDENTICAL to yours.
(1) File a case with NHTSA Online.
(2) Call Nissan Consumer Affairs at 1-866-799-1690. Open a case with them.
(3) Write to Nissan consumer Affairs at:
Nissan North America
PO Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003
I had done all this, the dealer told me the ABS Actuator had failed and took 3 weeks to replace. What was the root cause in your case? Did nissan tell you?
I even called the local CBS station and no one cared!
We need to make more noise (apparently they dont care for forums) to make ourselves heard. Any Ideas?
#101 of 135 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 catastrophic brake failure [tunesmith]
Feb 17, 2010 (4:01 pm)
Did you read my post from 12/23 or 12/24 2009? I had the same problem, (with my 2007 Altima) as have several others. In my case it turned out to be a hole in the brake fluid hose, but it had to have just blown out all at once, because I had no previous problem. I was going 65 and when my foot went to the floor, THEN my brake light came on. I'm lucky to be alive. I've now read a few other posts, and wonder if we should write a letter to Nissan, and maybe some other people. If we get ignored, we can do a youtube video and make a stink- but we need to first get together and figure out what it is we are asking for. All I have for proof is a dated receipt from the mechanic who fixed it.
#102 of 135 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 catastrophic brake failure [tallerdog]
Feb 19, 2010 (4:46 pm)
My wife has complained about the '07 Altima we own. This vehicle has been in the dealership at least a couple of times for grinding brakes. They keep saying that they can find no problem. Do you have a suggestion about getting this problem fixed without BS from the dealership? Now that Toyota has been exposed, I'm sure Nissan wants to run and hide.
#103 of 135 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 catastrophic brake failure [chazzcg1]
Feb 20, 2010 (7:38 pm)
go w aftermarket brakes thats the only solution cuz the 07 brakes from the dealer wont work after 3000 mile the grinding noise come back, now i have a 2009 2.5 sl altima i already put 15000 miles and no brake problems so far but the 07was a nightmare w the brake
#104 of 135 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe Brakes
Mar 01, 2010 (5:47 pm)
I know several people have had issues with their Nissan's. Has anyone been successful in getting them fixed? My 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe is just off warranty (36,300 miles) and my brakes are metal to metal for the second time in one year. Any help????
#105 of 135 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe Brakes [nissanjmk]
Mar 01, 2010 (5:59 pm)
here is a little tip, I ran into similar problems with my old FX35! if you guys are having that kind of problems with your brakes and rotors you guys are going to have to take your Altima's to an outside place and get some performance or thicker brake pads and cross-drilled rotors! I had to do it with my FX35! have had no problems since!
you guys are going to have to do this if you really want to break the vicious cycle; Infiniti and Nissan will just keep giving you the same faulty OEM brakes and rotors and thus the crappy cycle continues!
wish you all the best!!