NISSAN ALTIMA Vehicle Speed Control problems : 1.
1. Was Driving South On Hwy 101 In California At 60 Mph. 2. Brakes Failed To Slow Car Down, Only Released An Odor As The Pads Appeared To Be Smoldering. Accelerator Appeared To Be Frozen And For A Couple Minutes Actually Accelerated. 3. Applied Brakes Repeatedly, Pulled On Hand Brake, Pressed On Cruise Control On Off Switch, Pressed On Cruise Control Cancel And Set Switches. Up Until Then The Cruise Control Was Not Working At All Anyway. But, It Appeared That Cruise Control Was On And Non-responding To The Brakes. Went Past Exit And Continued Down Highway Toward Gilroy, Ca With No Ability To Stop vehicle. After Approximately 10 Miles, Car Began To Slow Down By Itself And I Exited. While Driving On A City Street, On The Same Day, The Incident Occurred Again While Traveling 30 Mph. I Was Able To Force The Transmission Into Neutral And Stop In The Right Lane Of Traffic By Pulling Forcefully On The Emergency Brake. At The Auto Shop, I Was Shown Completely Disintegrated Brakepad On The Left And A Paper Thin Brakepad On The Right. Both Rotors Were 80% Covered With Large Black Blotches. Brakes And Rotors Were Replaced One Week Later. *tr
Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1N4DL01DXWC. NISSAN ALTIMA 1998 problem was reported in MORGAN HILL, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.
Nov 04, 2009
1998 NISSAN ALTIMA problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used NISSAN ALTIMA, driving a 1998 NISSAN ALTIMA, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Vehicle Speed Control problems and defects.