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Our 1st Cube purchased in May has about 7,300 miles on it. I started hearing a loud squealing during braking so took it to the dealer.

Both rear calipers were misaligned and there was significant build up of brake dust. They we realigned and cleaned and are working fine now. The service tech said he wouldn't be surprised if a technical service bulletin from Nissan would be out soon about this issue. ANybody else had this issue?
 

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Welcome to NCL.

Drum brakes don't have calipers to misalign. So, if the tech told you this he was mistaken. Drums have cylinders and you really cant misalign those, they work or leak!

Usually if brakes squeal early on it is user break in failure. You need to go light on the pedal for a wile. If the squeal develops you remove the shoes (for drums) and sand lightly and replace, repeat the break in process or it happens again.

For rotors the process is the same except they are called calipers and the brakes called pads not shoes.

Happy Cubing and good luck with the brakes. I hope the break squeal does not occur again.

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ChristineK said:
Welcome to NCL.

Drum brakes don't have calipers to misalign. So, if the tech told you this he was mistaken. Drums have cylinders and you really cant misalign those, they work or leak!

Usually if brakes squeal early on it is user break in failure. You need to go light on the pedal for a wile. If the squeal develops you remove the shoes (for drums) and sand lightly and replace, repeat the break in process or it happens again.

For rotors the process is the same except they are called calipers and the brakes called pads not shoes.

Happy Cubing and good luck with the brakes. I hope the break squeal does not occur again.

Christine


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I mistaken, it was the shoes. When I asked about the wear indicator he said it wasn't even near or involving the pad. I know very little about drum brakes.

The noise hasn't returned and I've had no problem with my Cube with 2,400 miles.
 

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Glad to hear it all worked out :yes:

My first attempt at messing with drum brakes was a complete disaster. I had no clue what I was doing and pushed the drum on and forgot these tiny clips that hold the brake shoe to the back plate, needles to say I could not get the drum back off to install it. A huge Doh moment, and I learned a lot about brakes that day, or what not to do :mad:
 

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heavypetting said:
Our 1st Cube purchased in May has about 7,300 miles on it. I started hearing a loud squealing during braking so took it to the dealer.

Both rear calipers were misaligned and there was significant build up of brake dust. They we realigned and cleaned and are working fine now. The service tech said he wouldn't be surprised if a technical service bulletin from Nissan would be out soon about this issue. ANybody else had this issue?
Im having this issue majorly. First it was the drivers side around 6800. I pulled it apart, cleaned and adjusted and it was quite for a while. then around 7500 both sound off! GRRR. I pulled them BOTH off, , cleaned polished off any glaze and reinstalled. Now at 8400 the driver side is starting to peep. FYI this is only when its dry out.


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heavypetting said:
Our 1st Cube purchased in May has about 7,300 miles on it. I started hearing a loud squealing during braking so took it to the dealer.

Both rear calipers were misaligned and there was significant build up of brake dust. They we realigned and cleaned and are working fine now. The service tech said he wouldn't be surprised if a technical service bulletin from Nissan would be out soon about this issue. ANybody else had this issue?
ANSWER :D

https://www.nissan-techinfo.com/TSB/TSB_xml/nmabstract.aspx?id=55337&model=&modelyear=

NTB09008 8)

* IF YOU CONFIRM The rear brakes squeal when you: - Warm up the brakes by driving the vehicle under normal conditions for 10 minutes. - Let the vehicle sit for 15-20 minutes. - Drive the vehicle again and apply the brakes to check for the noise. ACTION Replace the rear brake shoes with the parts listed in this bulletin. NOTE - Machining of the drums is not necessary. Refer to the appropriate section of the Electronic Service Manual for removal and installation instructions. See this bulletin for further detail.
 

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Husbands car was just in for his 15k service, they are ordering parts to replace the rear brakes again.
My car is at 20k and doing the same squeally thing.
 

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Had my rear brake shoes replaced @ 10,000. There was a service bulletin
about the problem so I got new brake shoes under warranty. BTW when should a service bulletin be a recall?
 
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