pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,254 miles

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2004 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152006


  • miles


I own a 2004 Altima with 97,000 miles. Car vibrates at speeds of 60 and greater. The car has been to the dealer numerous times without satisfaction. This vibration was due to inferior rotors. After I replaced the rotors with another non-Nissan brand at 50,000 miles, the problem went away. All this frustration was due to the poor quality of Nissan rotors. I went to the website tirerack.com and bought better quality rotors.

- Canonsburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 162004

Altima 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,761 miles
When applying brakes from 55-60 mph it causes the vehicle to shimmy and/or vibrate. Vehicle has been to the dealer on three separate occasions. On the first incident dealer turned or resurfaced both front brake rotors at 9,761 miles; second incident occurred at 13,930, in which the dealer had to replace both front rotors and both front brake pads, and currently at 23,000 miles dealer needs to resurface both front rotors and replaced both front pads again. Consumer anticipates this problem would keep recurring.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 172005

Altima 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
When applying the brakes vehicle vibrated severely. Vehicle was taken to the dealer at 3,000 miles. Dealer replaced a bolt, and resurfaced the front rotors. At 11,000 miles the vehicle commenced to vibrate again. Vehicle was returned back to the dealer, and dealer replaced brake rotors, pads, and brakes assembly.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

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