really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
900 miles

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2011 Nissan Leaf brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Nissan Leaf Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 312011


  • 1,000 miles


I have definitely noticed the braking assist displaying a mind of its own, though never on the freeway as yet. Sometimes I just tap the pedal and the brakes apply much more than I was pushing. Other times the brakes apply normally, but do not release immediately after releasing the pedal. Nissan...something is up here.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 222011


  • 800 miles
I was accelerating after getting on the freeway heading North and slightly uphill I might have been peaking at 55mph when the truck in front of me suddenly slammed his brakes on. I did the same and I hear my tires screeching, I presumed that they were locking. However I did maintain my direction and didn't seem to loose control. When I realized I would not rear-end the truck I left my foot off the brake. I was alarmed when my tires were still locked and remained locked for what I thought was a very long half second. By that time I think I was under 20 mph on a freeway and I was darn lucky nobody was rear-ending me! I think this is a defect in the braking response.

- Sherwood, OR, USA

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