Deancummings
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Brake failure on nissan leaf

Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:10 pm

Hi any leaf owners out there had trouble with there brakes? Mine totally failed on my 13 plate love to hear if any one else had the the same or sim problems thanks
Dean

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Re: Brake failure on nissan leaf

Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:46 pm

Failed in what way? What was the underlying cause?
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Re: Brake failure on nissan leaf

Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:42 pm

Yes, we need more information.
  • Red braking system lights on the dash and couldn't shift into drive?
  • Brake pedal hung up and couldn't be pressed properly?
  • Brake pedal went to the floor and didn't slow the car?
  • Brake pedal seemed normal, but car didn't slow?
  • Part fell off from the wheel?
  • Other?
I had a problem with a hydraulic leak in my ABS actuator that caused yellow and then red lights. I was always able to apply the brakes.

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Deancummings
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Re: Brake failure on nissan leaf

Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:53 pm

Hi ray thanks for reply,
My leaf was the jap model with electric handbrake with Eco mode on the handbrake not on the steering wheel but my fault was on the same brake part as yours,English leafs have manual handbrake pedals on the left foot ,my leaf was in for brake problems twice before the brakes failed causing me to go thro a garage wall damaging the car on other side I would be interested to know if yours was a uk or Japanese leaf and more details of your problem thanks

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Re: Brake failure on nissan leaf

Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:06 pm

Deancummings wrote:My leaf was the jap model with electric handbrake with Eco mode on the handbrake not on the steering wheel but my fault was on the same brake part as yours,English leafs have manual handbrake pedals on the left foot ,my leaf was in for brake problems twice before the brakes failed causing me to go thro a garage wall damaging the car on other side I would be interested to know if yours was a uk or Japanese leaf and more details of your problem thanks
I have a US model with a parking brake pedal and (for my S model) ECO selected by shifting twice into Drive. I believe the parking brake system is completely separate from the braking and regen system. I really don't have any further details beyond what I posted in the thread I pointed to. Actually, the first post there lists all I know except that it was an ABS actuator and control unit that they replaced, not an ABS pump. Here's the thread pointer again, with its title this time: Brake system warning and error

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Re: Brake failure on nissan leaf

Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:53 am

Thanks for reply is it possible to have your details ,name ,address and phone number to pass on to my insurance company they might not need to contact you but need your info to help me with insurance claim as my car is still in workshop with nissan and insurance going to court and I'm trying to find out any other brake faults yours sounds like its had same part replaced as my car my Email is victoria.cunnings@sky.com thank you for your help
Dean


P.s sorry if I offended anyone with the I used in last post in England it's used as a short cut for Japanese used to shorten the typing I work for a Japanese company(nissan uk) my mistake sorry
Dean

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Re: Brake failure on nissan leaf

Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:39 pm

Today, my brake momentarily failed when exiting the freeway for about 1 or 2 seconds. My pedal went soft and felt like I pushed it to the floor, so I let it up and pressed again which worked properly. I likely was only a second, but definitely gave me a quick adrenaline rush. I didn't notice any warning signals after. I've only had the car for 3 days. Is this a common experience?

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Re: Brake failure on nissan leaf

Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:02 pm

Did you hit a bump while braking? I've had the brakes weaken while doing that, both with the Leaf and with a Prius.
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Re: Brake failure on nissan leaf

Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:24 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:Did you hit a bump while braking? I've had the brakes weaken while doing that, both with the Leaf and with a Prius.

Yep. Mine do that. There is one spot in the freeway I drive that I can hit to consistently make it happen.
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Re: Brake failure on nissan leaf

Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:38 pm

I don't remember any bumps. If there were any, they were small everyday types.
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