really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,130 miles

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2011 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 272013

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles


2011 Nissan Altima. Consumer writes in regards to braking system service bulletin. The consumer stated when he received the service campaign and service bulletin, in the mail he was not experiencing any problems. However, in November 2013, the vehicle began to display some of the identifying problems associated with the service campaign. The brake warning light and traction control warning light illuminated. Also, the brakes were squeaking and occasionally made a grinding noise. The dealer inspected the vehicle and validated his complaint and they replaced the master cylinder in accordance with the service bulletin. However, when the consumer left the dealer, the brakes continued to squeak. The consumer took the vehicle to another dealer, for its 45,000 recommended service. He asked the dealer to check the brakes, as they were still grinding and squeaking. An inspection revealed the front brakes were worn to a level of 2mm, which explained the squeaking and grinding. The consumer did not believe, the previous dealer inspected the brakes or falsified the multi-point inspection record. Updated 07/29/14 updated 07/30/14

- Saint Cloud, FL, USA

problem #3

May 012012


  • 20,088 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that the brakes were applied in an attempt to stop before reaching a dead-end intersection. The brakes failed to respond and the contact crashed into a light pole. The vehicle continued until crashing into a tree. The air bags deployed. The contact and a passenger sustained bruising from the air bags and seat belts. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was not inspected for the brake failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 20,088.

- Newbrockton, AL, USA

problem #2

Apr 032012


  • 4,900 miles
The contact owns 2011 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, coming to a stop the contact applied on the brake pedal when it went straight to the floor. The brakes were applied with extreme pressure when the vehicle finally stopped going over a small median in a parking lot and hitting a fence. There were no damages to the vehicle and no injuries to the contact. The vehicle was towed to a garage, the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 4,900.cv

- Corpus Christi , TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 162012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 19,531 miles
Brake light(s) on the dashboard illuminated. Brake light(s) went off by themselves only to re-illuminate. A few hours later a car on I-285 in metro atlanta "cut me off" which required me to hit the brakes hard and the brakes failed, the car did not stop until I rolled off the side of the road. When I attempted to get back on the highway, it seemed like the transmission was stuck in low gear. The brake lights have to continued to illuminate and then distinguish.

- Hampton, GA, USA

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