Nissan Leaf Brakes Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/14/22 •  3 min read

Nissan Leaf is a compact all-electric vehicle with the ability to go up to 140 miles on a single charge. However, many complaints have been received by owners of the Nissan Leaf regarding the brakes not working properly.

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In this article, we will look at how to fix the Nissan Leaf brakes not working issue and what can be done to resolve this problem.

Symptoms

The following are some symptoms that may show that the brakes on your Nissan Leaf are not working properly:

Causes

There are many causes of this issue, which include but are not limited to:

A faulty brake pad on one or both of your Nissan Leaf rear wheels. Here, it would be best to check for this problem as soon as possible. It could lead to serious problems such as rear-end collisions or loss of control of your vehicle if it is still under warranty period.

A bad seal between the brake pad and the caliper piston can also cause your Nissan Leaf brakes not to work properly. If the seal is leaking, it will also lead to a lack of braking pressure.

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A bad caliper piston can also cause your Nissan Leaf brakes not to work properly. If this happens, it would be best to have this problem fixed as soon as possible.

Procedure

You should first inspect the brakes on your Nissan Leaf. To do this, remove the rear wheel of your vehicle and then inspect the brake pads for any damages or cracks that may be present on them.

You should also inspect the brake fluid reservoir and make sure that there are no leaks or damage present on it.

If you notice any signs of damage on your Nissan Leaf brakes, or if you notice that there is any leakage from the brake fluid reservoir, you should have this problem fixed as soon as possible.

You should do this several times to make sure that the brakes are working properly.

If you notice the brake pedal does not make any noises after you have tapped on it several times, then you should replace both rear brake pads on your Nissan Leaf as soon as possible.

If there is any damage present on either of these parts, it will also lead to a lack of braking pressure and eventually result in your Nissan Leaf brakes not working properly.

When you have replaced the brake pads on both the front and rear wheels, check all the other parts that are present on your Nissan Leaf to find out whether they are all working properly.

If one of these components leaks, you will have a lack of braking pressure, which will cause your Nissan Leaf brakes not to work properly.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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