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Old 02-09-2013, 02:44 PM
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"Stuttering" when braking

I"ve tried to describe the following situation to the Nissan Maintenance several times but every time they say there's nothing wrong with my brakes.

For my 2008 Versa, it started within the past year. As I'm braking from almost any speed, lets say above 10 MPH, I feel when I brake a "stuttering" of sorts. Unlike the first few years when I bought the car new, the brakes don't gently, quickly, and quietly work. It feels like something isn't grabbing and/or skipping (throw in any other similar verbs). This happens when I drive by myself and I had a Nissan mechanic with me but I couldn't reproduce the issue.

So, does anyone know of the situation I'm trying to describe and what the cause/solution may be?

I appreciate any good feedback.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:08 PM
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"Stuttering" when braking

It sounds like warped rotors. But if it was it would do it all the time, so I'm not sure.


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Warped rotors. Anytime I had it happen with my vehicle it was covered under warranty. That is ofcourse if 3/36 still applies.
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"Stuttering" when braking

definitely a warped rotor. when a nissan tech goes for a test drive make sure they heat up the rotor first so they can get your symptom right


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"Stuttering" when braking

My question to you, do you feel stuttering when you are about 10 or less mphs and do you feel the brake pedal lightly pulsating. Or is it at all speeds. Reason being you might have an ABS sensor not reading properly but still reads enough for the ABS light not to go on. I've found vehicles that have done this and had to replace the sensors.
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I do feel the stuttering around 10 mph or less and yes, there's a slight pulsating. I'll get the ABS sensor checked out...THX!!!!
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"Stuttering" when braking

i doubt it is the abs, nissan vehicles are all equipped with a abs self check once the car is started and driven. if the sensor is off, the self check would throw the abs light on signaling a fault


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more than likely it is warped rotors like others mentioned. nissans are notorious for having shitty rotors that like to warp way too frequently.
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I have seen sensors go bad, without the ABS light going on. To spot this problem you need a scanner that you can set it in slow graph mode. As you begin to pick up speed you should see each sensor registering the speed you are going equally, and when you apply the brakes to reduce they should all read the same. But I have seen sensors that when you are reducing and let's say you drop the speed to 7 mph, all of a sudden without any wheels locking up, one sensor will drop to 0 mph. That's when your ABS kicks in and the light will still not go on. In other words as long as all the sensors are registering any amount of speed, the light will not go on.
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I'd try going with aftermarket drilled or slotted or drilled/slotted rotors and see if that helps curb the stuttering
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