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Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (6%)

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Nissan Altima brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 106 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

182-horsepower 2.5L I4 CVT FWD

38000 mi

US $250
Replaced brake pads and turned rotors 
77300 mi

US $325
Had to replace all pads and rotors. 
39000 mi

US $300
Rear brake pads replaced and needed an alignment. 
21080 mi When braking a squealing sound emirates from one of the wheels on the passenger side. This sound not always present but sounds like brake ware indicator is hitting the disc. Dealer mechanic was unable to replicate the sound. unsuccessful. 

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2013 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

16000 mi Brake system malfunction; vehicle did not slow quickly nor did ABS kick in during an emergency stop. Dealer said may be linked to defective transmission - CVT replaced, have not replicated the problem 
22320 mi

C $450
Poor Braking - replace front pads and rotors 
28520 mi RE & RE brake rear pads and rotors 

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2013 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

182-horsepower 2.5L I4 CVT FWD

6000 mi my brakes squeal and make a thunking sound when coming to a stop, it does not happen all the time though. 
101000 mi

US $780
Calipers frozen. Brake pads not worn, so rusted. Rotors improperly worn. So calipers, brakes and rotors replaced. 
121000 mi

US $700
Rear Brake pads replaced. 
57000 mi Replace rear brake pads and rotor 
10000 mi Brake light intermittently comes on. TSB fix by flashing new ABS software 

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2012 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

91000 mi

US $600
brakes and rotors, very disappointed 
8000 mi Brakes were squeeling. This is second visit to correct the problem A 'kit' was installed. Brakes no longer squeel on application. 
44700 mi

US $300
First rear disks and pads, then front disks and pads 

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2011 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

50700 mi

US $700
Full brake job, replaced rotors and pads. 
59000 mi Front passenger brakes groaning. Cleaned slide brackets and moved pads,rotor to other side to isolate problem. This seems to have fixed it for the time being. 
12000 mi

US $100
Front rotors glazed, prduced knocking noise and vibration 
24700 mi

US $700
Brakes glazed over at least once a year. Had to turn rotors to remove but rotors now too thin. replace 4 rotors with Brembo cryo-treated rotors, all pads with " Green Stuff" pads. Outstanding results. Much better than "new" 

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2011 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

42760 mi Recall on master brake cylinder leaking, symptom was brake warning light illuminating 
53320 mi

C $200
Replaced front and rear brakepads, rotors OK, noticed rubber boot on calipers was damaged on 2 wheels. 
67140 mi

C $55
Rebuild front calipers because the dust boots were torn. 
68820 mi

C $400
brakes squealing during slow park. Replaced all rotors and pads 
48000 mi

US $500
Replaced rear disc pads and resurfaced rotors 
66000 mi

US $958
Front brake pads replaced, rotors turned 
32500 mi Rear brakes and rotors replaced 
43000 mi

US $400
Worn down brakes 

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2010 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

181000 mi

US $43
brake pads needed replacement 
28700 mi

US $300
severed brake line, replaced brake line 

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2010 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

12700 mi Brakes squeaking during use. Dealer replaced pads and turned disks under warranty to correct problem. 
44000 mi

US $1550
The VDC and Slip light came on - took car for repair - that problem was fixed but it created another problem wherein I ended up paying $1550 for a new harness on a 2010 Altima. Extremely disappointed with Nissan. 
74000 mi

US $392
Had oil changed and replaced front brakes - will have to replace back brakes and purchase new tires next month (November 2012). 
58000 mi

US $40
Repalced front brake pads 
11200 mi Performed -3 TSB's .surge/hesitation, hesitation and touchy brakes. Also, condensation in driver side mirror-turn indicator 
24000 mi

US $120
front and rear rotors replaced due to warpage 
94000 mi replpaced front and rear pads and rotors 
52700 mi

C $400
Three warning lights came on including the red one to indicate traction control and stability control was not working (which it wasn't). Problem was combination of sensor, brakes being worn. 
35000 mi

US $500
Burning smell coming from rear tires. Shop said the calipers have gone bad. Replaced rear calipers, rotors and pads. 

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2010 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

55000 mi

US $270
pads replaced front and rear 
35000 mi

US $1200
Brake light would come on during hard acceleration. This happened because rear brake pads were worn. 
40000 mi

US $461
Front brake pads replace and rotors turned. 

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2009 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

34000 mi Brake warning light would stay on after releasing parking brake. Dealer said this was a known issue and after diagnosing determined they needed to replace the master cylinder, which was covered under warranty. 

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2009 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

48700 mi Brake light would come on while driving. Dealer reported all 4 brakes needed to be replaced and brake flush completed. Rotors needed to be replaced due to rust. 
75000 mi

US $1100
Replace pads and rotors 
32240 mi Steering lock mechanism failed. Unable to start vehicle with remote or mechanical key. Dealer replaced mechanism under warranty. 
39000 mi

US $301
Brake pads, calipers; wheel alignment - off-center because of 'sticky'left front brake - first I've ever encountered this problem. 
45000 mi noticed brake fluid level low via brake light, dealer admitted common problem of master cyl leaking into brake booster, repaired under extended warranty, said was not covered by mfg/tsb/recall/etc.  
31000 mi TSB/recall on the brake master cylinder leaking for 2007+ Altimas. Brake warning light was present during acceleration. Master cylinder replaced free of charge. 

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2009 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

123000 mi

US $690
steering lock replaced 

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2009 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

5000 mi Noisy brake pedal - sounds like a goose. 
101000 mi

US $350
rotors,pads replaced 
114500 mi Steering column lock failed disabling start. Replaced steering column locking module 

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2009 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

19000 mi Brakes squealed when cold, repeatable/reproducable after brakes cool off from long highway drive/start up after sitting for a long duration. 

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2009 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

78000 mi Told that brakes needed rotating, pads needed replacing 
91000 mi

US $1200
Rear brake pads were completely worn. 

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2009 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

86800 mi

C $850
The lock below steering console that recognizes key entering vehicle got stuck in the locked position. Had to order in the part from Ontario. 
16000 mi front brake problem 

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2008 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

18000 mi Master Brake Cylinder replaced 
34500 mi The master brake cylinder had to be replaced as the brake system was not adequately holding pressure. 
29140 mi Brake failure warning light came on intermittently. Driver suspected low brake fluid warning due to wear on brakes (47,000km). Topped up brake fluid and noted that brakes will need service in the Spring or next 5,000 km. 
32240 mi I completed a brake job on my own on a day off work - better quality work than taking it in for repair (in my opinion). Total cost to machine all 4 rotors, clean and lube brake pins and calipers, install Wagner ceramic pads: $175.00 

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2008 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

47000 mi front brake rotors and pads, ebrake needed to be adjusted in the rear, and I also replaced the rear rotors and pads while I was doing the front. 

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2008 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

138060 mi

C $250
Pads and rotors on all 4 wheels. 
22000 mi squeaky brakes. 
19000 mi

US $150
The front brake pads had to be replaced and the rotors resurfaced. I was a little disappointed that the pads had to be replaced with only 19k. To be fair, we live and drive in a very hilly and mountainous terrain. That's still unacceptable though for me! 
31000 mi

US $270
Front brake pads with new rotors were installed. 
28000 mi My rear brake pads were wearing prematurely. Nissan had apparently issued a service bulletin concerning them. The dealer replaced them free of charge. 
26000 mi Brake squeak at low speeds. Dealer replaced pads and told me that it was because pads are semi-metallic so some squeak was to be expected. Squeak is still there. 
34000 mi Brakes squeal at low speeds. Dealer replaced calipers and rotors at no cost under TSB. 
102700 mi

US $450
Repaired a wheel bearing 
13000 mi Rotors developed heat spots causing a vibration when braking.Dealer turned the rotors, repair was done under warranty. 
98700 mi

US $408
Replace rear brake pads and resurface rotors 

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2008 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

24000 mi

US $180
brake pads had worn down 
69000 mi Rear brakes needed replaced due to significant uneven wear. Possible caliper piston seizing / not sliding properly. 

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2008 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

74000 mi

US $180
Front rotors were causing pedal pulsation. 
65000 mi Serviced rear brakes. Pads and rotors replaced. 
17980 mi

C $45
Brake fluid was low, so VDC and ABS was turned off due to low fluid 

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2008 Nissan Altima 2dr Coupe

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

130700 mi

US $800
Rotor (front left) was warped and caused rapid brake pad wear on several pads. Replaced all pads, one rotor. 
77000 mi

US $300
replace rotors and pads 
30300 mi Car making excessive braking squeek at 30k miles. Took in and they stated it was caused my Manufacture using cheap metal pads. I believed they replaced the pads. (Wife took in and unsure what they did, paperwork was unclear also, but it stopped) 
89000 mi

US $250
regular brake replacement. all 4 wheels and rotors were done. 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

31620 mi Replaced 4 wheel valve seals. 
15500 mi

C $63
Brakes Squealing.. Told Brakes need service 
34000 mi master cylinder failed -replaced  
107000 mi

US $800
Rotors got warped, could not resurface them, had to repair 
21080 mi

C $35
Various lights came on, Slip, Parking Brake and VDC Off. Brake fluid was low and needed topping up. Computer check was also done on all systems. 
53320 mi

C $700
New pads, resurface rotors on all 4 corners. 
280000 mi

C $410
Brake peddle failed to move, appeared to occur during cold weather below -15 degrees Celsius. Garage replaced fluid in system and vacuum hose. Undetermined if fixed. 
85000 mi Voluntary recall issued to inspect brake fluid system for leaks. Before service, experienced brake warning light illuminating after a few miles from a cold start. No leaks found but brakes were serviced due to normal wear & tear. 
29000 mi Brake clip was bent, causing vehicle to make a clicking noise when turning. Clip was replaced under warranty @ no charge.  
35700 mi

US $85
Replaced Cracked Master Cylinder. Dealer paid parts, I paid labor. Seems to be a common issue for for 2007-2010 Altima.  

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

22072 mi Low brake fluid caused parking brake/VCD/Slip lights to come on (and systems off line). Fluid topped up under warranty. Also changed 2 tire valve seal (also under warranty). 
17360 mi

C $40
The emergency parking brake was intermittently sticking / failing to fully release. 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

79000 mi

US $150
Replaced front pads 
98500 mi Brake Attention light came on. Mechanic stated brake fluid was a bit low, they topped it off at no charge, 
108300 mi

US $496
Replacement of all 4 brakes. Basic time up. 
85300 mi

US $52
Pads almost worn out. Replaced. 
31000 mi

US $145
Master Cylinder leaking and replaced Squealing Noise at low speeds 
58500 mi

US $585
master cylinder leak 
77000 mi brake squeezing noise. replaced pad 
5000 mi squeaky brakes--cleaned and checked--oil change 
49000 mi

US $453
Maintainence Work like brake pad replacement, engine oil filter change, one belt and 3 recalls. 
12000 mi Brakes squeaking at low speed stops. Dealer replaced pads and rotors on front brakes and installed new hardware on rear brakes. 
34000 mi

US $870
Front brakes needed Pads and rotors turned. 
44020 mi

C $700
Front and back rotors and pads 
8680 mi Brakes squeeked and dealer replaced parts to fix. 
42000 mi

US $800
front brakes replaced 
44000 mi

US $299
Rear brakes needed to be replaced 
61000 mi

US $750
Rear brakes replaced, including rotors and pads 
73000 mi

US $350
Left rear brake was metal on metal. Rear brake job performed 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

100000 mi Grinding sound from the rear drivers side, happening whether or not the brakes are applied. Caliper was seizing against the rotor, and the passenger side rear was also wearing unevenly. Both calipers were replaced. Emergency brake failed 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

28000 mi

US $40
Replaced rear brake pads 
52000 mi Brake, ABS, Traction Control, and VDC lights all turned on. Turned out to be a communication error between BCM and brake module. Fixed by taking off then reconnecting connections. 
107000 mi

US $280
rear speed sensor went bad 

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

147000 mi

US $50
Front rotors were warped. Needed replaced. Replaced with PowerStop Front Rotors and PowerStop Front Ceramic Break Pads. Fixed the problem. 
100000 mi Replaced all 4 rotors and sets of pads. 

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual FWD

77000 mi

US $141
rear brake pads metal to metal 

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2006 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

88000 mi

US $125
Rear brake pads and rotors replaced after pulsation noticed when braking.  
163000 mi

US $1100
replaced pads and rear passenger rotor 
124620 mi

C $300
Routine maintenance- replaced rotors, pads and calipers as one side was seized. Son is a mechanic so the bill is strictly for parts/supplies. 
35340 mi

C $950
Also had worn rear brakes. Replaced rotors, pads, etc., my cost. Also oil change, etc. 
80580 mi

C $280
Rear brakes worn. Replaced rotors and pads (self). 
85340 mi

C $800
Seized rear caliper. Replaced caliper one one side and rotor and pads on both sides (rear). Checked front brakes and also replaced both front calipers, and pads. 
106640 mi

C $450
replaced rotors and pads on all four wheels. Did the repair myself at home. 
71920 mi

C $220
rear brakes needed to be changed 

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2005 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

62000 mi

C $855
Full brake repair. 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

67000 mi brakes squealing badly - dealer replaced pads and rotors 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

151000 mi

US $225
ABS sensor for right, rear wheel had to be replaced. 
67000 mi

US $127
Front rotors were warped since car had 42,000 miles and were replaced and pads too. 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

138700 mi

US $200
Scheduled repair of brakes. Exacerbated by lying mechanics who took money but didn't make repairs. Had to replace all 4 brake pads and rotors plus both rear calipers. 
75000 mi

US $200
Replaced all pads and rotors 
122000 mi

US $185
Safety interlock failed, which caused the shift to refuse to move out of park, etc. Mechanic circumvented the interlock by using a cable tie. 
93000 mi Rear brake pads and rotors replaced. I could see the pads were not having good contact on rotors(saw the rust on rotor braking surface). Only some of the pads were worn off. After repair the braking was noticeably better. 
104160 mi

C $1000
needed complete brake work 
62000 mi

US $450
work brakes/rotor 
104000 mi

US $1200
brakes were squeaking. mechanism other than pads/rotors adjusted. 
147000 mi

US $1700
From cold start, brakes would not engage until car was warm. Calipers were replaced. 
102300 mi

US $400
rattling noise was being heard while braking. Rear Brake pads and rotors had to be replaced 
141980 mi

C $30
No brake assist until vehicle warmed up when outside temperature was below -11C. Vacuum hose from brake booster to engine needed to be replaced. 
80600 mi

C $700
Replaced all four (4) brake pads and rotors. 
77500 mi

C $300
Right rear caliper seized. Pads and rotors replaced on both rear wheels. 
58000 mi

US $960
Brake calipers no longer functioning properly, needed replacement. 

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2004 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

200000 mi

US $248
left rear caliper stuck. replaced caliper, both rear rotors, brakepads. 
110000 mi

US $550
left rear and front right calipers pads and rotors 
115000 mi

US $800
new brakes/rotors alaround = tires 
156000 mi

US $209
replaced rear pads 
116800 mi

C $400
Replace rotors and brake pad of rear brake 
340000 mi

US $400
Rear brake calipers, pads and rotors failed. Replaced with new pads & rotors and used (junked) calipers. 

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2003 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

109500 mi

US $320
rear brake pads replaced 

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2003 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

74400 mi

C $600
Replace front rotors and pads 
232000 mi

US $500
Brakes. 
277000 mi

US $181
Left (driver) side brake caliper stuck because of rust, needed replacement. 
82300 mi

US $1000
ABS sensor failed. Sensor required replacement 

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2002 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

130000 mi Turned rotors. 

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2002 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual FWD

91000 mi

US $275
Rear rotors & pads done myself 
155000 mi

US $375
New front rotors and pads 
70000 mi

US $1100
Front left ABS sensor failed, causing the ABS light to turn on. Replaced front left ABS sensor. Front and rear brakes pads and rotors were worn. Rotors, particularly the rear, were very rusted and were eating into the pads. Replaced both front and rear pads and rotors. 
86000 mi

US $400
Rear left caliper was stuck because of rust (MA winters are hard on cars). Had to replace both rear calipers, rotors, and pads. Did not include pads and rotors in cost number above. 

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2002 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

93620 mi

C $700
Left rear ABS sensor replacement. Problem ws causing ABS to engage whenever the brake pedal was pressed. In addition the Slip,TCS Off and ABS light were all lit. 
20000 mi

US $134
Rear brakes began to make a noise for the first time. Took the car home and pulled the wheels. Pads were completely gone, just 4 pieces of metal and 2 cracked and grooved rotors. Car never gave any symptoms or sounds which concerns me. Put new rotors 

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2002 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

89900 mi

C $550
Problem: Rear driver side caliper was clogged and cause a premature wear of the brake pad which scratch the disc. Repair: Rears calipers, discs and pads changed. Discs and pads were changed only one year and a half before. 
290000 mi

US $250
Replaced all 4 rotors 

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2001 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

47000 mi

US $382
Replaced pads and rotors. And oil change. 

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1999 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

160000 mi

US $180
Needed to replace pads and resurface drums 

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1999 Nissan Altima 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

92000 mi

US $200
New rotors and turn discs 

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1999 Nissan Altima 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

122000 mi

US $160
Replaced Brake Pads that caused loud noises during low speeds. 
112000 mi

US $30
Brakes needed to be replaced. 

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