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New Brake Fluid Change Requirement for 2011 Models

After looking at the 2011 Nissan Maintenance Guide, I have noticed that you are now required to replace the brake fluid every 2 years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first.

http://www.nissanusa.com/pdf/techpub...2011_N_SMG.pdf

(see pages 26, 36, 45)

This requirement applies to both Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 intervals. It is not a requirement that only applies to those following the premium maintenance schedule.

Considering that there are no significant changes to the brake system of most 2011 Nissans, I would strongly consider applying this new recommendation of brake fluid replacement to the 07-10 Altimas as well.

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so that's why their master cylinders are failing so often.

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Bump. Has anyone's service department taken a position on this?

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Bump. Has anyone's service department taken a position on this?
I recently had my friend do a brake job for me. He works at a Ford dealership. I have always gone by the rule of thumb to flush the brake fluid every three years. I asked him his opinion on that. He said it was a good idea, but a bit on the overkill side. I think three years is a conservative/safe interval.

Moving this thread to the brake forum.
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I know vehicles that have the original fluid in them that are at least 10 years old, including my old truck. Now im not saying its a great thing to keep the brake fluid in there for that long and its not the greatest on seals/ect. but it will last quite a bit longer then the service reccomends. If you keep your vehicles for years then it is a good idea to keep all fluids up to date.

Bottom line is.. these service intervals are just MONEY for dealerships folks.

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