definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,274 miles

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2010 Nissan Frontier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 032016


  • 32,000 miles


Master cylinder leaking internally -brake petal going close to the floor.

- Malabar, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 122013


  • 9,323 miles
On December 7, 2013, I began to hear a grinding noise when I applied my brakes. I phoned the nearest and was given a service appointment for Thursday December 12th. I was given an estimate of $18.95 for a brake inspection, if my vehicle warranty no longer covered the repair. On Wednesday, December 11th, I was told to do an inspection in case there was a stone or piece of gravel which could easily be removed without a repair service by Nissan. I removed the right front wheel and noticed that the outside brake pad looked almost new, but the inside brake pad was totally ground down to the metal backing plate. Nissan said the front brakes would probably have to be replaced and that repair would cost me $189.95. On December 12th, I drove my 2010 Nissan Frontier to modern Nissan at 9:00 am. My brother had followed me in his vehicle to make sure I arrived there safely. Around 10:30 am, I received a phone call from modern Nissan and I was told that both front-inside brake pads were worn metal-to-metal and the brake rotors would have to be replaced with the new brake pads. He said my estimate was now $289.95. Around 1:30 pm, I was given my "final bill" and it totaled $354.91. I was very upset at having to pay for new brake parts with only 9,323 vehicle miles. I have (two) 2-car garages and my truck had never been parked outside overnight since I purchased it new in 2010. They also stated that the brake calipers were found to have been installed improperly, because the brake fluid lines were twisted backwards. I informed them the wheels & lug nuts had never been removed until I was instructed to do so before bringing my vehicle in for the repairs. I should not have to pay for any repairs with less than 10,000 miles on a new vehicle purchase.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 202012


  • 34,500 miles
Noticed E-brake no longer holding. Took to local shop. Told me need new E-brake pads and rear axle bearings, seals. Apparently bearing seals failed and gear oil saturated brake pads. Took to dealer to fix bearings and seals under warranty (though they charged me for the brake pad replacement that was a direct result). A little online search reveals the bearing problem common on Frontiers, a result of improper axle venting. Apparently there was a retrofit part that Nissan sold to address this that has since been pulled from the parts offering.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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