definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,340 miles

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2009 Nissan Cube brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Nissan Cube Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 122015


  • 70,000 miles


This car since purchase has had the transmission replaced four times. When the transmission fails the car coasts to a stop which on the highway is a danger as the car is susceptible to be hit by other cars. In addition when the transmission fails the engine stops and the braking system is rendered inoperable the only way to stop the car is via the emergency break. The transmission failure in these cars is a known problem as nisan has extended the warranty T ten years. When the transmission failed on my son he was on the highway and barely made it to the breakdown lane without getting hit. This is a serious safety issue due to the fact if the disabled car is hit it could cause fatalities due to the failure of the systems.

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012012


  • miles
My wife's 2009 Nissan Cube has had intermittent issues with the vehicle shutting off. It has happened a few times in rush hour traffic on the highway to and from work and most recently in a parking lot (luckily) it locked up completely. Most times she describes it like it is stalling, where she is able to move off to the side of the road and is able to restart the car after a minute or two. A few times however after coming to a complete stop, everything locked up. Car wouldn't start, steering wheel locked, brake pedal wouldn't even budge. After a minute, it started right back up. When we took it to the dealer, they could find nothing wrong and just ended up costing us "diagnostic fees". reading through other complaints on here about this same exact issue, I find it hard to believe that Nissan is not aware of something of this magnitude. Searching the web returns no type of help whatsoever. How are we supposed to just accept a vehicle that randomly shuts off, the results of which could be fatal? there has to be something that can be done.

- Dundalk, MD, USA

problem #2

Nov 012014

Cube 4-cyl

  • 48,362 miles
I bought a 2009 Nissan Cube brand new in June 2010 that has been nothing but problems. To date the vehicle has had the following problems: 1. steering lock mechanism has failed twice 2. rotors had to be resurfaced 3 months after purchase 3. throttle chamber failed and had to be replaced 4. fan doesn't work during winter months rendering the heater useless 5. fuel filler tube replaced (recall) 6. the exhaust has rotted and the result is it separating/breaking off from the muffler. Hummel Nissan in des moines wants $460 to repair the problem with the muffler. Tom at the dealer said he"S seen this problem with almost every vehicle minus the frontier. He said the way the exhaust is designed causes moisture to build up and rot the system out, and that I need to drive it more. I told him I don"T believe a vehicle with less than 50,000 miles should have to have the exhaust replaced, especially after having vehicles with 180,000 miles on them with no such trouble (not Nissan). He then told me to take it to a local shop because it would be cheaper to fix. Nissan customer care on facebook asked for my VIN number so they "could look into the issue, " and then replied back saying to work with the local dealer (hummel Nissan). All in all they've been completely useless and unhelpful. Hummel Nissan and Nissan could care less about making sure their customers are happy/safe and continue to buy their vehicles.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 282013

Cube 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
I have a 2009 Nissan Cube which had a serious problem and I took it in for repair. It turned out to be a malfunctioning brake lamp switch which caused the vehicle not to start. When I researched this problem I found out that it also it causes the failure of illumination of the rear brake lights; which can caused a very serious accident if rear ended.

- Milford, DE, USA

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