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2016 Nissan Rogue CVT FWD brake issues

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Chilly lakes
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Mar 23, 2023, 9:16 PM

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I bought a used nissan rogue (55,000 miles) a couple months ago and for some reason the brakes don't work as good as how the brakes on a rav4 work if that makes sense. My family members all have toyota rav4s and the brakes work amazing. You can press the brake down a tiny bit and the whole car will stop perfectly. My car on the other hand, you press the pedal all the way down, hold it down, and it still doesn't stop on time. You either have to continuously press it down/pump it down like 1, 2, 3 so the pedal can get harder therefore having a higher chance of stopping the car or pray you don't get into an accident. This doesn't happen though when the car is off. To turn on the car, you need to push down on the brake pedal and then press the start button. When you press down on the pedal whilst it's off, it's harder than a brick(it should be working that way when you're driving on the road), but after you turn it on, you're screwed. My dad made me turn the wheel all the way to the left and right whilst i press down on the brake as he, I suppose, takes air out of the lines/bleeds the breaks on all 4 sides but it still doesn't work. Could it be the brake master cylinder or the whole abs system?

Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 24, 2023, 12:45 AM

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Hey - you're afraid of an accident now over a spongy brake pedal! It has at least a problem consistent with air but also should provide at least one power assisted stop without a running engine so more than one reason may be at play.

Time to quit fooling with it you already know it's unsafe if some dealer sold it go back or seek out pro help.

It's used don't compare one to another never mind a total other brand of vehicle all should stop with a similar feel.

It's at miles +/- should have with average use have all new wearing parts of brakes.

Check this stuff before you buy a used car not this way,


Hammer Time
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Mar 24, 2023, 4:42 AM

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If the brakes don't feel right then have them checked.


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