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SilverV 05-28-2014 03:26 AM

NHTSA investigating Versa brake pedal
NHTSA has opened up a investigation into if 2013 and 2014 Sentra, Versa (including Note) models have issues with their brake pedals traveling to far.

If a recall does come out of this investigation about 200,000k vehicles could be affected. NHTSA has received eight complaints but no accidents have been reported due to the issue.

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hmm, have to keep an eye on this far as my Note is concerned i haven't had that issue with the brakes....squeaking every now and then, yes, but long pedal travel...first i've heard of it and the last time i checked the website i only ever saw one complaint posted about the brakes and that complaint was about the brake pedal sinking to the floor after a full stop and not sufficiently keeping the car held in place with your foot on the brake

SilverV 05-28-2014 02:04 PM

I've never had the brake pedal sink to the floor either.

The only time I have issues with the brakes is when the A/C is on, it feels like there is some loss of braking performance in that you have to put more pressure on the pedal but that's probably just natural when the compressor turns on it puts a rather heavy load on the engine especially on this small engine.

I mean the car is not going to stop on a dime, it has drums in the rear but it also has plenty of engine braking (at least with the CVT models) which I utilize often.

Guess we will just have to wait and see.

robj80 05-28-2014 02:27 PM

8 complaints about the brakes and we have an open investigation. There was probably many more than that about the broken springs and no investigation. I guess because brakes are more serious than springs.

I have noticed some issues with my older gen brakes. One time my pedal did sink pretty far and on a few occasions excessive force was needed to slow the vehicle. But considering how old and worn my brakes are I can't say there is an issue.

jas32 05-28-2014 03:23 PM

No brake problems so far with my Note.

I just wished the brake pedal was about 1/2 to 1 inch wider (CVT) to the left. I'm an occasional two-foot driver and when I do, I have to move my left foot towards the right more than on my other cars.

BTW, for a sub-compact commuter car, there's absolutely nothing wrong with drum brakes in the back unless you are really haulin' all the time. 90% of all braking is done by the front brakes anyway.

2013Versa 06-21-2014 06:46 AM

My 2013 Versa does that. I can push the brake pedal down hard in Neutral and it will keep sinking and sinking until it reaches the floorboard. It doesn't creep or anything when I'm in traffic but it's disconcerting. I took it to my local Nissan dealer last summer and was told that was the ABS working and it was fine:cussing

Let's keep on top of this and make sure all of us here at NVF know when the recall takes place.

Grizzly_v2 06-21-2014 06:53 AM

Already had my versa for a year and 27k miles and nothing wrong with the break pedal nor breaks. Other than just almost time to replace the pads

G18Curse 07-01-2014 07:25 PM

my brake pedal will sink after about 2-3 seconds of coming to a complete stop in nuetral (MT)

jas32 07-01-2014 10:36 PM


Originally Posted by G18Curse (Post 170641)
my brake pedal will sink after about 2-3 seconds of coming to a complete stop in nuetral (MT)

All the way to the floor? If not, how much does it sink?

G18Curse 07-01-2014 11:26 PM


Originally Posted by jas32 (Post 170681)
All the way to the floor? If not, how much does it sink?

It feels like a couple inches, I'm not sure whether it touches the floor I never really pay attention, but I'll check later today

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