really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,800 miles

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2001 Nissan Frontier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 222003


  • 44,000 miles


The ABS sensor was leaking fluid onto the axle, which caused the wheel to be non-responsive. Will be taking vehicle to dealership to have mechanic check out the leakage. The consumer was concerned for his safety. Please provide additional information.

- Conover, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 102003

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Failure of the braking system caused brake pedal to drop half way to the floor (approximately level with gas pedal) and inability to slow or stop the vehicle. None of multiple attempts to apply the service brakes resulted in any braking effect and engine surge was detected in at least one braking attempt. Driver resorted to emergency brake, but too late to avoid collision in intersection, two vehicles destroyed, four people where injured.

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #3

Apr 072002

(reported on)


  • miles
Brake pedal goes to floor makes difficult stop.

- Plant City, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 062001


  • miles
Being a former mechanic and owning a 1995 Nissan previously I am appalled at the performance of the braking system.numerous times when braking I can feel the pedal pulsate and the system only had minimal braking force although I applied extreme pressure to the pedal.I am certain there is a design flaw, for I would never had this accident in my 1995 Nissan pick-up and I'm certain someone is going to lose their life.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012001

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle sometimes does not have the hydraulic pressure to stop the vehicle in a resonable amount of space and time.

- La Habra, CA, USA

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