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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,878 miles

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2007 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #12

Feb 162011

Altima

  • 56,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My brake light has been going on and off for a couple of years now on my 2007 Nissan Altima. I have the car 3 years now and the dealership addressed the issue by resetting the alarm and topping off the brake fluid. Now, they tell me that I need to pay $560 to replace the master cylinder brake and if I don't it will fail and I could be involved in a fatal crash depending on where I am at when it happens. Of course my car is just out of warranty. I see many complaints on this and the Nissan Sentra was recalled. Why not the Nissan Altima. It's almost like they are gambling with our lives and taking care of the situation only after the warranty has run out. Toyota apparently was not the only one with a brake issue!!

- Slc, UT, USA

problem #11

Nov 282010

Altima

  • 29,000 miles
Brake light on the dash keeps turning on when I accelerate and make sharp turns. Called Nissan and they told me that there is a brake fluid leak that needs to be addressed. The car is 3 years old. After searching the internet I saw that my vehicle is not the only 2007 Altima that has reported this issue in the last two months alone.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #10

Sep 272010

Altima 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
My brake light on the console stays on for long periods of time and then turns off. I went to Nissan and they told me that there was a leak in the brake master cylinder and with the part and labor it was about $450! my car is no longer under warranty but as I do my research online I find that this is happening to other Nissan owners not only 2007 Altima. There is already a recall for the brake master cylinders for Sentra. Why not for Altima" it is clear that there is a issue and there is historical data to prove it. Why do I have pay $450 out of my pocket when it is a know issue that Nissan is aware of? do they want to wait till there are a lot of accidents before they do something about it" please investigate on our behalf so that Nissan will remedy the situation and start a recall.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

problem #9

Sep 182010

Altima 4-cyl

  • 54,962 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1. "brake" light came on instrument panel. 2. light first came on about one month ago and has gone on and off since then. Brakes will sometimes lurch and almost feel like I have no brakes. I have had no wrecks yet but have had some close calls since it feels like I cannot stop at first. 3. the Nissan dealership said that the master solenoid or master cylinder is leaking and needs to be replaced for almost $500 and that this has been pretty common on Altima with various mileage. Numerous others have had this same problem that I have seen on the internet.

- Pearcy, AR, USA

problem #8

Oct 042010

Altima

  • miles
"brake" light on dash comes on and goes back off occasionally. Through research of other Altima owners online, found a common issue of a leaking master cylinder. There is a recall for 2.0L Sentra with a leaking master cylinder, but nothing for the 2007 Altima, for a problem which is common to many people, often around or after the warranty period has expired.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 092010

Altima

  • 24,000 miles
The traction control and brake warning lights come on while driving. Dealer states that the master cylinder is leaking and needs replacement under warranty. The part is on back order with the manufacturer, however, the dealer has stated that the car is safe to drive until the part is available and can be replaced.

- Martinsville, NJ, USA

problem #6

Feb 252009

Altima

  • 48,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While traveling approx 50mph approaching a curve brake pedal was depressed and car would not stop. Driver noticed traffic slowing and reacted by shifting car to neutral and slowly applying parking brake. Doing such caused car to fishtail and slide (as roads were wet) and caused a collision. Driver has complained since 2007 to dealership regarding brakes and told each time (4 complaints) that nothing is wrong with brakes. Brakes were "replaced" 6 months ago by dealership (customer paid) however brake issues still remained. Such negligence has resulted in a car accident and thousands in property damage.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #5

Apr 232008

Altima

  • 7,000 miles
Brakes squeaking.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012007

Altima

  • 7,500 miles
I have a 2007 Nissan Altima. Since 7500 miles, my brakes squeak when brake pedal is pressed. I have had my car in numerous times at the Nissan dealership and have been told that there is nothing wrong with my brakes. They acknowledge that they hear the squeak but do not consider it a defect. I complained to Nissan usa and was told that when they contacted the dealership that checked the brakes, they were told that there was not a problem and they were never able to duplicate the noise that I was hearing when I stopped. I told was told via email that there was nothing that Nissan North America could do to help me. This is very poor customer service. I was also told that when it was time for a brake job, the new pads should not squeak. The service tech told me that the 2008 Altima's did not have this problem.

- Hernando, MS, USA

problem #3

Sep 062007

Altima

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. When applying pressure to the brakes, the contact heard a loud grinding sound. After an inspection, the dealer stated that they would replace the brake rotors under warranty. The following day, she heard the noise again and the dealer stated that it was normal. Two months later, while driving in rainy weather, the contact was involved in a crash. Another dealer stated that the previous dealer did not replace the brake system, only the brake pads. The second dealer also stated that the brake system was defective. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The VIN, engine size, number of cylinders, speed, and powertrain were unknown. The failure mileage was 11,900 and current mileage was 20,000.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 172007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. While driving 20 mph, the brake pedal stuck to the floor when it was depressed. There was a loss of power steering and brakes and a crash occurred. The front end of the vehicle was damaged; however, there were no injuries. The road conditions were wet. A police report was filed. The cause of the failure was unknown. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, where it currently remains. The vehicle did not have antilock brakes. The current and failure mileages were 7,000.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 282007

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,569 miles
Purchased car Nov "06; @ 90 days service, I asked them to check the brakes. One month later, I asked them again to check the brakes. Upon leaving the dealership, the brakes locked up. I was able to get it back to dealership. I was told later that day, the brake system failed.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

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