really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,491 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 152016


  • 108,000 miles


When step my brake coming from the freeway to get exit my steering shaking, my suspension I heard something when get rough road and seat beat in the driver side cant pull anymore

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
While approaching the gate to my office parking lot this morning, I attempted to come to a stop while the gate opened. As I approached the gate, I could have been travelling no faster than 4-5 miles per hour. The brakes failed to react. I floored the brakes, but to no avail, and crashed into the gate. Fearful of the safety of the car, I had it towed to the Nissan dealership, and I was informed that there have been past issues with the 2007 Nissan Altima master brake cylinder. After checking the car, I was informed that it was a problem with that part. It had leaked internally and at the time I attempted to brake there was simply no more fluid to provide pressure to the brakes. I asked if this could have happened at any speed, and was told that it could have done so. Apparently the NHTSA has dealt with complaints on this before, but as a second owner of the car, I had no idea this issue was out there. Had I had to brake at a high rate of speed, there could have been serious casualties or even fatalities. Please investigate and consider a recall of this car.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 172013

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles
A week ago, my brakes stop working, I have to push the brakes completely to the floor for my 2007 Nissan Altima to stop. My brake light did not come on checked brake fluid still and normal level took it to get my brakes checked the said it was the brake booster.

- Hughesville, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 212012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


I started my car on the morning of 11/21/2012 and noticed my brake light (!) pop on, I looked in the manual and read my brake fluid may be low, I checked and it was low so I added some the light is still on, I have read many complaints that the master cylinder may be bad.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 162011


  • 37,000 miles
The brake feels like it is sticking. When you press the brake and release it, it feels like is it is not coming back all the way. Also, when you press the brake sometimes it stops or slows suddenly or fast, and other times it is normal.

- Passaic, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 112012

Altima 4-cyl Diesel

  • 25,948 miles
Slowly entering home garage. Braking. Vehicle abruptly accelerated into garage striking and destroying work bench and damaging rear garage wall. Left rubber burn marks where front (drive) wheels spun after impact and drag marks on floor where rear wheels were locked up and dragging. Filled garage and engine compartment of car with sheet rock dust from the impact with the interior wall. Do not recall when engine returned to idle but was able to shift into reverse and back away from damage area. Car was drivable and operated normally after restarting. Dealer estimated damage to car at $2667.99, reported incident to Nissan Consumer Affairs and was assigned case #[xxx]. I will now drive the car with extreme caution and discourage my wife from driving it. Waiting for response by Nissan representative, which was promised within two working days. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lincoln, NE, USA

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