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Nissan Altima Brake Questions

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  • belle4948belle4948 Posts: 1
    Hi everyone,
    After reading a lot of people's posts it seems I am not the first person to have this problem. I currently drive 2005 Nissan Altima. I love my car. There is one thing I do not love...the fact I have to replace my rotors every 2-3 years. My car has 57.700 miles on it and I will have to replace my rotors for a second time. My car is not even 6 yet. The first time was within the first two years and I have to replace all 4 rotors and all the break pads. I was told recently that my rotors were wrapped and rusted (my back rotors only). They were going to cut them but were unable to do so because the rotor is to thin. In the words of the Nissan dealership mechanic, "this rotors are not made well...they are really thin. Nissan has since made some adjustments on their newer model but there is nothing you can do about this model." So i decided this is rediculous. My sister who has the same car bought like 3 weeks before mine has also had this problem. So i took to twitter to let corporate know about this. I wanted to know if i'm the only one experience this. So i talk about my problem to @Nissannews on twitter to see if i could get a hold of corporate. Sure enough i got a phone call and after explaining my issues the customer service rep said she would look into it and get back to me. This is what she said. No dealerships have been reporting this issue to the techline (which goes directly to the engineers of the vechile). And since no dealerships have notified the tech line there was nothing she could do. But see all these posts this seems to be frequent thing. So i want to try and gather information from 05 or 06 altima user and see how often you have your rotors replaced, if they were replaced by your dealership, name of your dealership and see if we can get the dealerships to start reporting these break issues. It starts there. So any help anyone can give me or information they give me would be a HUGE help. Also remember complain to you dealership and tell them to report to the techline. Its the only way things will get done. Something fishy is happening and i want to get to the bottom of it.
    -Belle4948
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 749
    Well, I traded in my 3 years old '05 Altima about 3 years ago w/ about 23k miles and I didn't even need to change the brake pads.

    My friend just traded in his '05 Altima w/ almost 40k miles for a '11 Altima and he didn't need to change any brake as well.
  • altdriveraltdriver Posts: 1
    I have a 05 altima. I have replaces rotors and pads several times and my brakes still shake really bad! Almost like something is out of round, it is very hard to describe. Any one else had or heard of this problem and how to fix it? I am stumped!! Please help!
  • Hello Altima Owners!

    I have a 09 altima with 10,000 miles on it/. I recently started to notice a sound coming from the front and a vibration when I apply the brakes. I brought the car in to the dealership and they said my rotors had hot spots on them, causing them to warp. Then the shop mechanic said this was due to heavy or excessive braking. I pamper this car and have never abused it or applied heavy braking. I don't drive it very often based on the miles on it. This does not sound right to me. He also said they have not heard of any issues with the brakes. My brake pads are like new. This is not right. There seems to be a wide spread issue with the brakes and Nissan is ignoring it. I would like to hear from other Nissan owners with the same issue.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 749
    No issue w/ my 2010 w/ 16k miles now.
  • I have a 2008 Altima with 28k miles. I've just been told the rotors are warped and need to be resurfaced or possibly replaced. The brake pads, however, are fine. I have been so happy with this car up to this point, but hearing several people with different year models having the same problems worries me. I don't have a lot of money and don't want to spend $600-700 every few years on brakes.
  • Bon ... un peu dégouter par les produits Nissan ...
    Nissan ... c'est la première fois ... et c'est la DERNIÈRE fois.

    1- Prendre les consommateur pour des épais, ca se fait pas.
    2- Changer de freins a tous les 30 000 km ... ca se fait pas non plus ... Usure normale !!! Mon c... !
    3- La CVT ... ca vaut rien. Ca fait plein de bruit bizarre... et c'est pour cette raison qu'ils ont augmenter la garantie sur cette dernière, problème de fiabilité.
    4- Les miroirs. C'est un des rare véhicules qui n'as pas de miroir rétractable. Donc tu accroche ton miroir, ça coûte cher - 350$ (ma blonde hier) !!!
    5- Bering de roue, bris après 12 000 km. (surement pris dans la rouille lui aussi)
    6- Air-Bag qui se désactive coté passager, avec une personne assis dessus. Encore la, selon nissan, tout est ok, même avec photo a l'appuie.

    J'ai eu du honda auparavant (civic, prelude, integra), les freins on durée au minimum 80 000 km (plaquette et disque) sur tous les véhicules que j'ai eu. Ce qui selon moi, est "Normal" comme usure. J'avais de plus une conduite que l'on pourrait considéré comme "Sportive".La je roule comme un pépère, et les freins s'use et se déforme... WOW Nissan !

    Je ne recommanderais se produits a personne.
  • np630ssnp630ss Posts: 1
    Our 2010 Altima was recently in the dealership for a scheduled oil change. The tech informed us the brake pads should be changed as approx. 20% brake surface was remaining. The car has 50k miles so I saw no reason to doubt him. I've been doing brake work since I was a teenager. I removed the brake calipers and rotors. I had all 4 rotors re-surfaced at a reputable establishment that I've dealt with for years. They informed me the front two were warped but could be turned within tolerance to correct the issue. I replaced the original pads with semi metallic pads. Installation was a breeze. No issues. Now I've noticed a noise coming from the rear brakes. Inspection revealed a cross hatch style pattern on both back rotors. I checked the front and found something similar but not as pronounced. My question - Is this normal for a Nissan brake pad break in period? I've never seen this happen on any other vehicle before. Any help is appreciated!
  • madmexmadmex Posts: 1
    i am also having same kind of problem.. rubbing or grinding noise from front side when i drive my 2009 altima at 0 to 15 and also feel vibration while pressing brakes
    :P
    dealer said there is no noise just bring it back when it gets worst i have put 31000 miles on it
  • neo_neo_ Posts: 14
    I had replaced all 4 rotors on my 2007 Altima 2.5S at 28k miles in 2010. I had to replace the front rotors again at 45k miles 2 days ago. Rear pads were replaced in 2010. Front ones replaced now. The service guy gave me the same line - you must be harsh on the brakes. I am not, at all. This does not look normal to me. I like the car otherwise but hate the fact that I have had to spend $1,000 on brakes already.

    Did the original poster get anywhere with Nissan on this issue?
  • We purchased a new 2014 Altima. one week after having it my wife was hearing a noise that sounded like the movement of baffles in the gas tank when she applied the brakes forcibly. she took it to the dealership and they confirmed the noise but are also uncertain of source. they were to contact a factory engineer but now 3 weeks later still no answer. Any ideas?

  • @belle4948 said: Hi everyone, After reading a lot of people's posts it seems I am not the first person to have this problem. I currently drive 2005 Nissan Altima. I love my car. There is one thing I do not love...the fact I have to replace my rotors every 2-3 years. My car has 57.700 miles on it and I will have to replace my rotors for a second time. My car is not even 6 yet. The first time was within the first two years and I have to replace all 4 rotors and all the break pads. I was told recently that my rotors were wrapped and rusted (my back rotors only). They were going to cut them but were unable to do so because the rotor is to thin. In the words of the Nissan dealership mechanic, "this rotors are not made well...they are really thin. Nissan has since made some adjustments on their newer model but there is nothing you can do about this model." So i decided this is rediculous. My sister who has the same car bought like 3 weeks before mine has also had this problem. So i took to twitter to let corporate know about this. I wanted to know if i'm the only one experience this. So i talk about my problem to Nissannews on twitter to see if i could get a hold of corporate. Sure enough i got a phone call and after explaining my issues the customer service rep said she would look into it and get back to me. This is what she said. No dealerships have been reporting this issue to the techline (which goes directly to the engineers of the vechile). And since no dealerships have notified the tech line there was nothing she could do. But see all these posts this seems to be frequent thing. So i want to try and gather information from 05 or 06 altima user and see how often you have your rotors replaced, if they were replaced by your dealership, name of your dealership and see if we can get the dealerships to start reporting these break issues. It starts there. So any help anyone can give me or information they give me would be a HUGE help. Also remember complain to you dealership and tell them to report to the techline. Its the only way things will get done. Something fishy is happening and i want to get to the bottom of it.

    This problem happens with all rotors. It's caused by heat cracks from a hot rotor cooling off too quickly in a cold climate. Then salt and water gets in these cracks and rusts in these cracks and rust forms beneath the cracked surface and in time rust ridges are formed then it flakes the rotor. You will never see this in a arizona climate, but anywhere there are salted streets the rusted rotors thrive. My best advise to u is every rotation ask to have ur rotors checked for heat cracks, they are very small but cause big problems. if u have them resurface ur rotors and problem solved. or move to a warm climate. hope this helps.

  • @mstrawn said: We purchased a new 2014 Altima. one week after having it my wife was hearing a noise that sounded like the movement of baffles in the gas tank when she applied the brakes forcibly. she took it to the dealership and they confirmed the noise but are also uncertain of source. they were to contact a factory engineer but now 3 weeks later still no answer. Any ideas?

    are you sure it's not water in the doors? for some reason, water (just from rain) gets inside the doors. there's a drain hole at the bottom of the door to let it out, but that can clog pretty easy. open each door and shake them back and forth a see if u hear the slosh noise. if its there, lift up the weatherstrip at bottom because it probably stuck to the drain hole blocking water from draining. If its a slosh in the fuel tank, and ur dealer wont do anything. just call 1-800-nissan-1 and file a claim. If they cant fix it force them buy it back after u file ur claim with 1800-nissan-1. guarantee they will have a regional engineer out to look at it.

  • arnzarnz Posts: 0

    2013 Nissan Altima SE Sedan, brake squeal. (Sounds intermittent for the first 10 months, now incessant.) Saturday early at the Fox Nissan in Grand Rapids, Mi Brake Squeal is unfortunately past annoying although service department is being responsive. Nissan acknowledges there is an issue with the front brakes. 1st check is regarding the "shims" of the brake pads along with a possible "product" application. Really, product application is brake "goop", lubricant...more of a ploy to try and by some time 2nd level is to replace the pads. 3rd level is to replace the rotors. In at 08:00 out at 10:00 Well, drove home and inside of the hour, the squeal was just as loud, just as annoyning. The following morni g tge squeal was there for going to church and wakes up the neighbors, literally when leaving the house in the morning. Nissan Customer care called in the following week and was advised of the continudd squeal issue. I was advised the Service Mgr would call that day and have not heard a word from Fox Nissan in two weeks. Calling Service for another appointment... More to follow.

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