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#100 of 135 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 catastrophic brake failure [tunesmith]
Feb 15, 2010 (8:18 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 (3:01 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 (3:46 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 (6:38 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 (4:47 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 (4:59 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!!
#106 of 135 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe Brakes [smarty666]
Mar 04, 2010 (4:03 am)
Sp what rotors or brake pads do you suggest?? Rotors mainly...How are Frozen rotors,raybestos rotors? Are there any other recommended rotors that you suggest? Thanks.
#107 of 135 Re: 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe Brakes [deltheking]
Mar 04, 2010 (2:01 pm)
well you really can't go wrong with anything from tirerack.com, they offer a couple of different ones; to be honest, it was so long ago that I don't even remember the names of the pads and rotors I put on, I would have to go look it up!
I'm no expert on the subject matter, I only went by what a third party mechanic told me to do! I'd recommend going to an outside place, like a American Tire & Auto, or PepBoys, or better yet, a place near you that specializes in sports cars/sport sedans! they deal with this all the time and most, at least the ones I talked to, all you have to mention is Nissan or Infiniti and rotor problems and they'll tell you what to get!!
Lost of Luck To You!!!
FYI - just make sure, no matter what brand you get, that the rotors are cross-drilled!!
#108 of 135 2008 Nissan Altima brakes
Mar 25, 2010 (9:40 am)
My 2008 Nissan Altima started with a "soft brake pedal and really didnt stop well.
At 6,000 miles it was squealing like a pig so I took it in and they "CUT THE ROTARS" without asking me and replaced the pads. They should have replaced the Pads and rotors.
I expect they will tell me soon that the rotors need to be replaced because they cant be "Cut Again. The car now 2 years old has 17,000. miles and its starting to Squeal slightly AGAIN.
I had a similar problem with my New Ford and Ford recalled and replaced the brake pads with a softer pad that wears out quicker but is not so HARD IT TRAPS Sand or Gravel and EATS ROTORS. Depending on where you drive desert sand or salt in snow or down a gavel raod once in a while the grit my get into the HARD Pads (designed to last longer but then they eat rotors.) Then your squealling and soft brake and poor stoping begins.
Since the pads are cheaper they go back to soft pads.
PLEASE REPORT THIS TO THE NTHSA AT :
Maybe if the people here make a complaint at NHTSA they will investigate and or read these post. Also make a complaint to Nissan USA. Maybe then they will act on these brake problems.
#109 of 135 08 Altima Squealing Brakes
Mar 25, 2010 (9:57 am)
Thank you, Bob. I cant tell you how nasty my Nissan Service people are. They always have an excuse and I had my brakes changed 3x. Same as you 6000 miles they put a brand new brake kit on then told me about it. I also have an 08 Altima. When I brought these posts to them they said they dont pay attention to blogs. Im so frustrated!!!