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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
67,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace part of steel brake line and bend around heat shield (1 reports)
2000 Nissan Xterra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 182007

(reported on)

Xterra SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


While driving onto entrance ramp to the express way, my brakes lost almost all pressure, and pedal became 'squishy' to the point of the pedal reaching the floor to have any stopping power at all. Brakes basically went out due the constant problem of the heat shield on the bottom of the car rubbing against the steel brake like running under/near the passenger side of the engine. Car has 67,000 miles and it finally just broke through, leaking brake fluid to the point the brakes went out.

My mechanic said he has not made this repair on an Xterra before, but has heard of it happening to others.

Sounds like it just takes time for the steel line to wear enough to actually spring a leak.

DANGEROUS! Will be contacting manufacturer.

- , Chicago, IL, USA

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