rmjones
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:53 pm
Delivery Date: 17 Jun 2011
Leaf Number: 416862

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:10 pm

Yes, I have grabby brakes on my 2014 LEAF.
I took it to the dealer and was told.............there is nothing that can be done.......there is no adjustment that can be made.........all nissans are this way.
i dunno that I believe that. .....was also told it should improve with time........it is not.

TimLee
Posts: 2810
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:40 am
Delivery Date: 17 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:08 pm

rmjones wrote:...
I took it to the dealer and was told.............there is nothing that can be done.......there is no adjustment that can be made.........all nissans are this way.
i dunno that I believe that. .....was also told it should improve with time........it is not.

Just a LEAF problem.
Have a 2009 Altima 4 cylinder ICE.
None of the weird squirrelly braking eccentricities of the LEAF.

Now when you have regenerative braking in the LEAF it usually brakes much more effectively than the Altima.
Have to be careful when occasionally driving it because I have become accustomed to the strange things you have to do in the LEAF to minimize the wierdness.
So in the Altima you have to quickly relearn to brake hard which you have learned not to do in the LEAF.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

cottoa00
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:52 am
Delivery Date: 31 Oct 2013
Leaf Number: 420067

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:07 am

I have a 2013 SL and have fought with grabby breaks. For me it is only when "rolling"... can't seem to feather the breaks enough to come to complete stop without lurching. Very frustrating. Was hoping there was a software setting that could be adjusted. Will bring it up on my first service check (7500 miles).

TimLee
Posts: 2810
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:40 am
Delivery Date: 17 May 2011
Leaf Number: 2026
Location: Chattanooga, TN

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:08 am

cottoa00 wrote:... Will bring it up on my first service check (7500 miles).

Remember the battery "test" is an annual thing, not related to miles.
Should be scheduled between one day after and three months after the vehicle in service date.
If you wait past the three months Nissan may say you have lost warranty coverage.

Tim Lee
Chattanooga, TN

Man. Date: 03/10/11, VIN # 2026
Delivered 05-17-2011
Blue Ocean, 2011 SL-eTec

aarond12
Posts: 382
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:42 am
Delivery Date: 17 Oct 2015
Leaf Number: 311353
Location: Dallas, TX

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:02 am

I've noticed my 2015 having grabby brakes, but it's been in direct response with the cold weather outside. I've also noticed it very bad when trying to "creep" forward with the brakes already engaged. It takes some practice to get used to... kinda like getting in a new rental car for the first time. I'm not concerned with it yet. If it gets worse, however, I will have Nissan take a look at it.
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES (lease ended) • 2015 Nissan LEAF S • Tesla Model 3 reserved
Mods: Matte black Juke wheels, LED headlights and accessory lights, horn, CarPlay receiver

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1932highboy
Posts: 76
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:13 pm
Delivery Date: 05 May 2011
Leaf Number: 1112
Location: Texas

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:19 am

My 2011 had grabby brakes. I took it in and had the TSB upgrade and that fixed it. Now with the temperature at freezing it has returned.
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FairwoodRed
Posts: 459
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 10:25 am
Location: Fairwood, WA

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:21 pm

I've noticed that my grabby brakes are when I've been feathering the brake pedal. If I let off fully and then right back on, I can get smooth braking again.

ttime4four
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:44 pm
Delivery Date: 06 Oct 2013
Leaf Number: 415842

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:36 am

1932highboy wrote:My 2011 had grabby brakes. I took it in and had the TSB upgrade and that fixed it. Now with the temperature at freezing it has returned.


same with my 2013 S -- had the TSB and it improved the brakes, but with the cold weather ~20*F - the grabbyness is back.

pkulak
Posts: 758
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:08 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Sep 2013
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:40 am

That's a real shame it's still an issue with the 2015. Though, at this point I've become such a pro at mitigating the problem that I don't even notice it.

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gbarry42
Posts: 888
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:48 pm
Delivery Date: 06 May 2011
Location: Moonlight Beach

Re: Grabby Brakes?

Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:01 pm

My 2011 had this, and after the firmware update, it is less intense and doesn't happen as often. But it's still there. I'd say that if they still don't know what causes this after four years, there's not a lot of hope that they're working on the problem. It must unsolvable :? By the way, there are no breaks on my car. It uses brakes to stop. ;)
And there goes the first capacity bar! At 24,000 mi on 9/9/2013.
Second bar at 30,500 mi on 2/7/2015.

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