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#1 Old 11-03-2008, 10:02 PM
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VDC light, brake and slip light all on???

Last week the VDC, brake and slip light all came on and stayed on. I took it to the dealer who reset the system and said it should probably have all the wheel sensors replaced and the the brake fluid changed since it looked dirty??
In less than a week the lights are all back on. This is on an 06 LE Mada with only 36K highway miles. Also, they want $450 plus tax for the above repairs if I let them do it. No thanks. Going to take it to my local mechanic next week. Appreciate any of your opinions and advice. Thanks. Vin
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#2 Old 11-03-2008, 10:28 PM
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1st, check your brake fluid level and fill it if needed. (Most usual suspect)
2nd, you might need brake pads
3rd, check this link.
http://www.clubarmada.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6394

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I have NEVER seen all of the wheel speed sensors go bad. I have had to change two before but that was only once in all the years I have been working on Nissans, and other makes. Sounds like someone does not know how to diagnose problems. You need to find a mechanic that is NOT a PARTS CHANGER. Those types of people give the rest of us a bad name.

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Quote:
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You need to find a mechanic that is NOT a PARTS CHANGER. Those types of people give the rest of us a bad name.
Unfortunately this type of behavior (PARTS CHANGER) is more the norm than the exception these days. If you find a true mechanic, hang on to them for dear life, because they are few and far between. cpaul, I sure wish you were in my neighborhood, because our local Nissan dealers could sure use somebody like you!


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Thanks for your opinions guys. You supported what i already suspected but I needed to hear you tell me I was given bad advice. Its discouraging to have a new dealership have a tech make an incorrect diagnosis and have the Service consultant who was just promoted from being a tech, tell me they were sure it needs all new sensors and fresh brake fluid. Fluid it full, pads are fine. I just finished an 800 mile drive and these three light came on after 50 miles. After sitting overnight the lights are off now. I think its more a computer or electrical problem.Idiot lights on or off the brakes work the same. Am I right that its not a safety issue as long as I am not driving on slippery roads?? Vin
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As long as the brakes are working mechanicly, there should be no safety issue on dry pavement. However, vehicles today are so integrated that an electric, computer, or sensor issue can make if unsafe through faulty operation.
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I had the same problem with my 04. The dealer replaced all pads, replaced front rotors. Who knows what else. The lights have not come back since.

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I had the same problem, I had nissan due a reset for the VDC on the computer and change pads, and so far i havent seen it happen again thank God cause i was worry that it was a dangerous. When the lights went on the brakes go into abs for safe mode and it doesnt stop normal.. Have them do a reset and check that all pads and rotors are good..Good luck i understand ur frustration...
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I forgot about that. Have them flash or reset your brake control module. Shouldn't take them anytime at all to do it. That is usually recommended when thr ABS goes out, but it may solve the problem.
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That happen to me few times and then the battery went dead about a month later.
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