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hmm, have to keep an eye on this one...as 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 safercar.gov 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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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

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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
You may want to observe if the "sinking pedal" goes along with how the AC compressor cycles. Sometimes when the AC compressor shuts off (disengages) you will have a feeling of a softer brake pedal simply because the brake booster will have a higher level of available vacuum (hence more brake assist/softer pedal).
 

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You may want to observe if the "sinking pedal" goes along with how the AC compressor cycles. Sometimes when the AC compressor shuts off (disengages) you will have a feeling of a softer brake pedal simply because the brake booster will have a higher level of available vacuum (hence more brake assist/softer pedal).
I always have my AC on low, so I don't know, but I did notice when I'm in neutral and waiting for traffic or the light my tach drops to idle for a while, when normally it'll stay around 1050 or so...
 

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my brake pedal will sink after about 2-3 seconds of coming to a complete stop in nuetral (MT)
That's what mine does. Service manager tells me that it's the brake system bleeding off pressure. I've never had a car bleed pressure from the brake pedal before and I tell him that. He asked me to start the car, put it in Neutral and press hard on the brake. It starts sinking slowly towards the carpet like usual. It gets about to the same height as the clutch pedal when it's depressed fully. I release, he has me do it again. No change. Then he tells me to shut off the engine. Then I press on the brakes and they stay there. No sinking at all. He told me that if the master cylinder leaked, the pedal would get soft when the car's not running. The brakes work fine in traffic. I'm not at all concerned about how they act when I need them...but I've never had a car with a brake pedal that does that.
 

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The brake pedel travel in my 2014 versa s 5speed is so long I went from driving this to my 2008 350z after not driving the z for about a month and almost went through the window first time I hit the brakes. I thought I forgot how touch the brakes were then drove my moms 09 frontier 08 scion xd and sisters 2014 Sonota all to the same conclusion as with my z almost going through the window lol
 

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my 2008 nissan tiida / vresa brake travel close to the floor , i was confused is this normal , pads are changed , press and wait then stop hard , i feel disconnect for the brakes when driving , thanks to this post ,im right .the power of people ,FOR SALE 2008 NISSAN TIIDA 25.000 km , i never mess with BRAKES and i DONT let BRAKES mess with my LIFE or OTHERS
 

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my 2008 nissan tiida / vresa brake travel close to the floor , i was confused is this normal , pads are changed , press and wait then stop hard , i feel disconnect for the brakes when driving , thanks to this post ,im right .the power of people ,FOR SALE 2008 NISSAN TIIDA 25.000 km , i never mess with BRAKES and i DONT let BRAKES mess with my LIFE or OTHERS
what you just described is totally different from what is being investigated and it isnt even an investigation for your model year so i have no idea what you are talking about, but it sounds like you have air in your brake lines from that whole "press and wait then stop hard" part of your post.
 
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