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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
147,769 miles

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1998 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 082009


  • 147,769 miles


It was a rainy day and I was following traffic, I was going about 30mph when I had to take a curve. I 'gently' hit brakes to slow for the curve when my brakes locked up sending me straight into oncoming traffic where I hit a Hummer H3. Luckily neither of us were going that fast through the curve so little damage was done. But this wasn't the first time the breaks had locked up on a slippery surface, yet it doesn't occur very often, infact the ABS had check out ok a month prior. But still I thought ABS was invented to stop that from happening and yet I know the breaks lock up when they shouldn't have.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

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