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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Nissan Frontier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 082003

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

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

The brakes on my Nissan Frontier S/C are not able to stop the vehicle loaded much less than unloaded. Since it was new it has a soft pedal that requires varied pressures, despite similar conditions. To bring it to a stop and or slow it down. I have complained to Nissan and the dealer. The dealer service manager told me that this is the way "they are" and that they have tried everything that they can do but this is all they can do to the system. Nisssan headquarters want me to, and I am, take it to another dealer to see if it is normal. My feeling is that it is "normal for the vehicle" but not safe nor acceptable. There is no way that they will fix a "normal' vehicle, though it does not meet a safe standard for stopping, compared to the many cars that I have owned in the past. I am not saying that it will not stop. I am stating that it is not consistent and it seems like it will not stop in many different types of conditions. The problem is that there is little feel and/or control and this is an accident hazzard. I have an appointment with another Nissan dealer next Tuesday to see if there is any thing that can be repaired or if this is "normal". I don't believe that there is an answer to my problem, that does not involve larger rotors and calipers and a redesign of the master cylinder. Infact, I was told last time I was there, by the service manager that the system has been redesigned for the new model year. This is not my rationale for complaining, as I was totally unaware of this new design, however I do applaud their reengineering.

- Middlebury, VT, USA

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