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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Nissan Leaf brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Nissan Leaf Owner Comments

problem #5

May 052016


  • 30,600 miles


Brake failure. Pressing on brakes with normal pressure had no effect. Pressing on pedal very hard would stop the car. When doing so there was a noise that I believe was associated with the ABS braking system. This could have been disastrous if there had been a pedestrian around. Took to dealer. They said the braking controller had failed. They replaced and it appears normal now. This vehicle had the cold weather brake controller update applied to it approximately a month earlier.

- Graham, WA, USA

problem #4

Oct 152015


  • 7,000 miles
Nissan did not notify me of this recall of the Leaf which was effective February 26, 2016. When I called Nissan regarding their lack of notification on this issue, the company, moreover, did not acknowledge the recall citing a 'service notice' has been in effect since October 15, 2015 of which I also did not receive notification! could you please follow up on this recall with Nissan and inform me of their response. Thank you.

- Scarborough, ME, USA

problem #3

Jan 172016


  • 16,500 miles
Loss of all braking power due to ABS failure.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142014


  • 4,000 miles
Whenever outside temperatures are below +/- 38F, the regenerative brake system behaves very aggressively in the sense that the slightest use of the brakes results in a very jerky bevahiour of the car, braking very abruptly and hard. Usually, a second tap on the brake resolves the issue temporarily, but the symptom comes back soon after. This is not only an inconvenience, but also poses potential accidents if a car behind the Leaf is not expecting a hard braking. Contacted the Nissan dealer with the symptoms, reply was that this is not known to Nissan.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 232015


  • 6,400 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Leaf. The contact stated that while shifting from park to drive on an incline and the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle rolled down hill. The contact mentioned that the brake pedal hesitated to respond. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,400. The VIN was not available.

- Cumming, GA, USA

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