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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 miles

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2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

May 132013

Altima Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Driving approx 25 mph on frontage road, ABS and brake light went on as well as continuous alarm. Stepped on brakes with no brake response, had to use E-brake to stop. No prior warning.

- Los Alamos , NM, USA

problem #1

Jun 282012

Altima Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Pushed on brakes and pedal went down with no brakes. Once pedal got to a low point the brakes came full on with car abruptly coming to a stop. At the same time alarms came on. I shut the car off and restarted. The alarms were still on. I tried driving forward again and slowly pushed down on the brake pedal. The brake pedal continued down with no resistance until it reached a low point and then all of a sudden the car abruptly comes to a stop. Beaverton Nissan confirmed the problem. Beaverton Nissan mechanic with the help of Nissan technical support found the problem to be a brake brake pedal sensor failure. Fortunately I was driving slow in an area with no traffic. However I had no control over the brakes, either they were not engaged or engaged to a point that the car would abruptly stop. I want to emphasis the word abruptly. This is a safety issue for the following reasons: What is I was in traffic and I needed to slow down? I would start to apply the brakes and there is nothing, this delay would have caused me to rear end someone. Or lets say the traffic in front of me slowed down, I would have slow feathered the brakes and finding none I would have continued to push on the pedal and then all of a sudden I have full brakes. I would have been rear ended. And any of this over a brake sensor failure. Nissan Consumer Affairs brushed it off like it is just a sensor failed, nothing more. If this would have happened 5 minutes difference I would have wrecked the car.

- Gaston, OR, USA

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