Brake Disc Rotor Problems of Nissan Maxima
Nissan Maxima owners have reported 47 problems linked to brake disc rotor (under the service brakes category).
#1 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Nissan Maxima. While driving at highway speed steering wheel shook. Dealership inspected vehicle twice. First time they tightened the suspension system. The second time dealership replaced the front rotors, but the problem recurred. Also, radiator failed. This issue happened on August 25, 2004.
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#2 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The car is a 2004 Nissan Maxima. When driving vehicle shook uncontrollably at any speed. There was a severe vibration in the steering wheel, seats, a defect in the rubber molding of the windshield, the brakes squealed, the brake rotors were out of round and a grinding sound when the steering wheel was turned. The tires were rotated a few times, the brakes were lubed and sanded, power steering rack was adjusted, brake rotors were replaced and a brand new set of tires were added. This brake disc rotor problem happened on Sat., Oct. 4, 2003.
#3 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The car involved was a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Purchase new car Dec 2003, car vibrated while braking and making a rubbing noise when turning, this was at 11,000 miles, rotors were turned and then problem started again and the rotor were turned a second time. The rotors were turned a third time when the noise returned the fourth visit the rotors were replaced after much protest by the dealership. Now the problem is back again the noise has returned. . Do you have any information regarding a defect with the rotors, struts, or brake pads. . The brake pads were also replaced after I insisted that they were replaced. The dealership continues to say that the rotors get hot and can warp when you hit water on the road, surely the rotors should not have to be replaced after a year of normal wear. I also have a 1997 Toyota 4 runner and a 95 4-runner and have never had to replace the rotors. Please advise. This issue happened on Apr. 11, 2004.
#4 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Contact states when the vehicle is in reverse there is a loud squeaking noise when the brake pedal is pushed. Also, there is vibration when the brake pedal is pushed while driving the vehicle. A goodyear service dealer stated the rotors needed to be replaced. The dealer where the vehicle was purchased said there was nothing wrong with the brakes. This has been ongoing since the vehicle was purchased. This brake disc rotor issue occurred Saturday, May 7, 2005.
#5 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The car is a 2004 Nissan Maxima. 1) normal driving conditions, no extraordinary events 2) 'brake judder' causing uncontrolled movement of steering wheel 3) taken to dealer in February 2005, rotors re-surfaced, problem recurrence after only 7,000 miles (may 30, 2005). Taken to dealer June 09, 2005. Dealer will not replace rotors at menufacturer's cost. This brake disc rotor problem happened on May 30, 2005.
#6 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
Front struts replaced on my brand new 2004 Nissan Maxima after 9 months. I also had to have my rotors turned after 18k miles. I know of others that had/have the same problems. The failure date was May 15, 2005.
#7 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle was a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1N4BA41E54_. : the contact stated the steering wheel vibrated while the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, which determined the front rotors needed to be turned and the rear passenger side caliper was rusted to the rotor. The front rotors were turned and the rear caliper and rotor was cleaned. There have been no further problems. Updated 4/11/2006 - the consumer indicated that there is still a slight vibration in the steering column. This brake disc rotor issue occurred Tuesday, February 21, 2006.
#8 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
My 2004 Nissan Maxima has been experiencing loud rattling noise when driving and severe shaking of the steering when applying the brakes. In April 2006 I took the car to the dealership. They stated the struts and suspension needed to be placed and insisted I pay for it. The struts had been replaced in the car previously in April of 2005 along with defective rotors. They also suggested the belts be replaced because they were cracking. I have not had the car two years yet, but parts on this vehicle continue to malfunction exhibiting all signs of defective manufacturing. Additionally I replaced two of the originally tires (goodyear rsa 18") at 12k and 20k miles for tears in the sidewalls. I have reviewed the other complaints on file for this vehicle from other owners and unfortunately I share the same problems with my Maxima. This brake disc rotor issue occurred April 3, 2006.
#9 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4BA41E14_. Front brakes pulsate violently when braking. Front end shimmies constantly. Original front tires wore out within 10,000 miles. Nissan continues to ignore the design flaws and component failures (rotor failure) in this 2004 Maxima. Owners are getting nothing but the runaround when vehicle safety is a huge issue. It was Wed., Apr. 5, 2006 when this brake disc rotor issue happened.
#10 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The VIN of the problem Maxima is 1N4BA41E04_. Ever since the first day I purchased my 2004 Nissan Maxima, I noticed something rather odd. At 50 mph, even less at most times, there is a terrible shimmy which can cause a serious accident. When I step on the brakes at or above 50 mph, the wheel shakes ferociously out of control, and this can cause a serious serious accident, especially in rain or snow, and even on dry land. I am not the only one. Everyone with a 2004-2006 Nissan Maxima has this problem. This is a lemon. It was 03/17/2006 when this brake disc rotor issue occurred.
#11 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle is a 2004 Nissan Maxima. At 13k miles, when traveling over 50 mph and I step on the brake, the steering wheel and front end judders violently. This has caused much concern and worry. However, when I took my car to the dealer I was told that the rotors could be "machined down to a smooth finish at my expense of $120. 00". I asked why it wasn't covered under my warranty and was told, "because it's considered maintenance. " for a new car - 2004, under 30k miles that is bull and Nissan should fix the problem!. This issue happened on Jun. 22, 2006.
#12 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N4BA41E34_. : the contact stated, while decelerating or depressing the break pedal, the front wheels and steering wheel vibrated and jerked from left to right. The problem was recurring, but not constant. The vehicle was inspected and serviced on four separate occasions. Each time, the front break rotors were turned, eliminating the vibration for a short period of time. The manufactured determined the rotors overheat at times, warping the rotors, and suggested the vehicle be taken to another service dealer. The manufacturer also confirmed that warranty has expired, so services would be provided at cost. This brake disc rotor issue occurred 07/19/06.
#13 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The car involved was a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Multiple strut failures on a car with only 28k miles. Also brake rotors continue to warp. This is unacceptable for such a new car. This brake disc rotor problem happened on Oct. 3, 2006.
#14 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The VIN of this vehicle is 1N4BA41E54_. Consumer owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. Since the vehicle was purchased, the contact has experienced failures with the radio and headlights, the rotors were replaced three times, the front coil springs were replaced twice, and the battery wiring burned. Currently, the transmission pulls when the vehicle is accelerated. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer to diagnose the transmission failure. The manufacturer stated that no recalls were available for any of the failures. The current mileage was 49,000 and failure mileage was 26,000. The failure date was Mar. 1, 2007.
#15 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle was a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N4BA41E84_. With only 30,000 miles on my Maxima I have had to replace 1)motor mount 2)front strut 3)rotors (need to be replaced again) and still the wheel shakes even at low speeds. This brake disc rotor issue occurred Thursday, May 1, 2008.
#16 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Nissan Maxima gle. The VIN of this Maxima is JN1DA31A72_. I have a three year lease. Two years into the lease I have had to replace all four tires and now the brakes. The rear brakes froze up. The capliers, rotors, and pabs need to be replaced on the rear and the rotors on the front. I have never had to do this with a car before. This brake disc rotor problem happened on 08/15/2004.
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#17 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated the abs had failed multiple times. During the first occurrence the brakes did not function. Upon inspection the dealership determined the right abs sensor had to be replaced. The right sensor was replaced. The second failure occurred after the vehicle had been through the carwash. The brakes required more pressure to function properly. The sensor light stayed on for a couple of days. The problem went away by itself. In October 2005 there was a vibration in the steering wheel. After the dealership inspected the vehicle they replaced the brake rotors. When the problem returned the abs light had come on and went off two days later. The brakes worked when the light came on and failed when the light went off. Upon inspection the dealership determined the left abs sensor had to be replaced. The repairs had not been made. It was Mon., Feb. 6, 2006 when this brake disc rotor issue happened.
#18 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle is a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Rotors were warping after only 15000 miles. Contacted dealer, and dealer cannot find cause of problem. It was Tuesday, July 2, 2002 when this brake disc rotor issue occurred.
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#19 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The car is a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Every 3,000-6,000 miles brake rotors become warped, causing a shaking in the steering while while braking. Nissan, acknowledging a problem with their part, would repair rotors or replace them, but it was only a temporary repair, as they would become warped again after a few thousand miles. Nissan has now refused to repair/replace new rotors that warped only after few thousand miles. This brake disc rotor problem happened on Feb. 7, 2003.
#20 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
I am experiencing brake rotor warping problems with my 2001 Nissan Maxima. The dealer refuses to even investigate the problem. This problem occurred on Feb. 4, 2003.
#21 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The VIN of the problem Maxima is JN1CA31A11_. Rotors warp and cause steering to shake when brakes applied - on my Maxima I have needed to have the disks turned 3 times (1st time at 13k miles) and then the rotors replaced before I had 30k miles on my car. Now at 44500 I need to get the disks turned again. I had a 98 Maxima before the 01 and never had to get work. This brake disc rotor problem happened on Wednesday, June 11, 2003.
#22 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Nissan Maxima is JN1CA31D81_. Almost every 10,000 miles there is a problem with the brakes. On 7/18/2003 vehicle was taken to the dealer who resurfaced the rotors on the front and back. This brake disc rotor problem happened on 07/18/03.
#23 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The car involved is a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Warped rotors resurfaced once 18,000 miles ago because of heavy vibration in steering on braking (close to loss of control of car). Experiencing same problem again and dealer claims it's due to drive habits and refuses to service under extended warranty. The warped rotors causes you to have to pump the brakes to slow the car down which would explain the wear on the brake due to defective rotors. I do mostly highway driving so brakes not used extensively. Need to look at the possibility that some component is causing the rotors to overheat and warp and not a result of heavy braking. Spouse experiencing same problem on 2002 pathfinder with 22,000 miles. Please investigate as I think this is a widespread problem that Nissan is trying to attribute to the consumers' drive habits. Let's not wait for severe injury to occur before taking action. It was July 25, 2003 when this brake disc rotor issue occurred.
#24 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The car involved was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. While driving 55 mph or higher the steering wheel vibrated when the brake were applied. The driver suspected that the rotors were warped.
#25 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The car was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Within 50,000 miles roters have been replaced three times and have been resurfaced once. The first rotor replacement occurred at 15, 000 miles. Symptoms of the problem range from shaking steering wheel, having to pump the brakes to reduce shaking and grinding sounds that occur during breaking. The car is driven on the highway with infrequent city stop and go driving. The dealership has replaced or resurfaced the roters on all four occassions free of charge, but fails to admit that there is any defect and cites possible driving habits as the cause of the problem. This problem occurred on 08/01/03.
#26 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JN1CA31D81_. Numerous problems with vehicle's front rotors. This was the consumer's third set of front rotors and the latest set warped. The vehicle vibrated and pulled to the side when the consumer applied the brakes. The vehicle had been in the shop for brake work six times. The consumer owned many Nissan's and stated that this was the first major problem ever experienced. There was still a slight vibration coming from the rear brakes, moaning/groaning sounds from the front right, creaking/popping when turning, when setting the cruise at 70 mph(cruise control cable was not properly adjusted), it felt as if the gas was applied, and bumps could be felt in the road through the steering wheel. . It took a long time for the air condition to cool the vehicle.
#27 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Every 15000 miles front brake rotor has to be replaced due to warping. Consumer owns two vehicle of the same make/model, but different years, and they are both suffering the same problem. It was Jun. 10, 2003 when this brake disc rotor issue happened.
#28 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Nissan Maxima. My rotors had to be turned at 17,000 (11/30/2001) and 32,000 (11/15/2002) miles due to vibration on braking. The service rep claims it is due to the rotors warping due to heating up and claims it is due to driving habits. I drive primarily highway miles and limited city driving and this reasoning doesn't seem likely. Especially twice. I've also owned a Honda accord (112,000 miles) and a Toyota camry (70,000 miles) and never had any such problems. This makes me question the claim that it is my braking habits. It was Nov. 15, 2002 when this brake disc rotor issue occurred.
#29 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JN1CA31A41_. The rotors malfunctioned, causing them to warp. When the rotors warped and the brake pedal was depressed steering wheel shook. The faster vehicle was driven and when the brake pedal was depressed the worse the steering wheel shook. This could result in consumer losing control of the vehicle. Dealership resurfaced the rotors, but they warped again within 17,000 miles. This problem occurred on Wednesday, April 30, 2003.
#30 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The car was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. While driving 60 mph, the driver applied the brakes and the vehicle vibrated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for an inspection and the mechanic determined that the rotors needed to be replaced. The problem still continued at this time. The front rotors were replaced and turned. On a later date the rotors needed to be resurfaced. The dealer would not fix the vehicle under warranty. This issue happened on 03/02/2002.
#31 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The steering wheel would pulsate when slowing down on the highway to pay a toll, making the car difficult to steer. I brought the car to a Nissan dealer and was told the rotors were warped. The car has only 30,000 miles and was still under warranty but the dealer refused to cover the obviously defective rotors. Instead they charged me $150 to resurface the two front rotors to fix this problem. I believe this is only a temporary fix, and the rotors will warp again just because they are a defective part, and Nissan doesn't want to take any responsibility for this problem. This brake disc rotor problem happened on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004.
#32 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The vehicle was a 2001 Nissan Maxima. I have experienced repeated problems on at least 6 occasions since I have owned this car with the rotors. Everytime I have this fixed the dealer determined that this was caused by my driving habits which I did not agree with seeing as how I have owned 3 cars prior and have never experienced this problem. I have had to have the catalytic converter replaced, 3 oxygen sensors replaced, and 2 wheel sensors. These occurrences have spanned over 18 months and have cost lots of money! the calipers have locked, and the car caught on fire in the wheel well, also. I have tried to get assistance from the dealer I bought the car from, no assistance from the local Nissan dealer in raleigh, and last, but not least - Nissan themselves - they even lied to me on the phone and told me that it was sent back to the local Nissan dealer, who had the right to cover the costs, but was denying the charge. The local Nissan dealer disputed this and it left me with nothing but frustration and with a lemon of a car! I purchased this car with less than 40000 miles and checked the VIN through carfax. I also checked what consumer reports said about the make and model. From what I have experienced ,and the complaints I have seen on this site, I will never purchase another Nissan again, and feel that the rotors and sensors should be investigated by Nissan. It was 07/01/04 when this brake disc rotor issue occurred.
#33 - Brake Disc Rotor problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima
The car involved is a 2001 Nissan Maxima. We own a 2001 Maxima, purchased new, and like lots of other people on this web site, have experienced rotor problems. We have had them resurfaced and replaced at least 4 times since we have owned the car. The car only has 64,000 miles on it, not driven on dirt roads, I do not jam on the brakes, or anything like that, and we have owned other vehicles and never have had this problem with them. We also own a 1999 Chevrolet pickup with more miles on it, and have never had this problem on it. Nissan says, like it tells everyone else, that it is the driver's habits which is untrue, and they just do not want to take the responsibility for this obvious defect. We are tired of having to fix these brakes, and spend unnecessary money every 12,000-15,000 miles. It feels like it is not safe when we are trying to stop the car, as it vibrates in the steering wheel terribly, and feels like you could very easily lose control of the vehicle. Next time we purchase a car, we would probably not consider a Nissan because of this. The failure date was June 4, 2007.
Other Service Brakes related problems of Nissan Maxima:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||47|
|Service Brakes problems||42|
|Brake Sensor problems||25|
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||19|
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||15|
|Abs Brake Fail problems||14|
|Brake Light On problems||10|
|Brake Antilock Wheel Speed Sensor problems||10|
|Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problems||9|
|Brake Disc Pads problems||8|
|Brake Disc problems||8|
|Brakes Failed problems||7|
|Brake Foundation Components problems||6|
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||5|
|Brake Loud Noise problems||4|
|Brake Drum problems||3|