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I have already been to the dealer to have the rotors changed and brakes replaced while in warranty. Now I am having a problem with the brakes surging and the brake light coming on. When I turn off the key and turn it back on everything resets itself, the light goes off and the brakes quit surging. I took it in once and they could find nothing wrong. It has done it 3 times in the last few weeks and it getting to be a concern. I have about 56,000 miles on it now. Anyone else found an answer to this. I have two friends who have the titans and are having the same thing happen occasionally. Is this a recall item?
I have a 2004 titan crew cab.
 

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That`s a new one to me.....

Mine has never done that, thank god.....

Take it back and demand them fix it !!!!!

Good luck....
 

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The next time the brake light comes on, try to keep it running and get to the dealer so they can see the light and experience the surging. Then leave it with them and say FIX IT!! Just noticed you said 56000 miles on it, so that is a problem getting them to warranty it, good luck.
 

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In a reply to the question I had the brakes redone around 30,000 miles. They replaced the rotors and brakes. And am a little shy about taking it back to the dealer in Pt. Neches Texas. They repaired the brakes and didnt tighten the right front wheel lugs. My wife was turning about 1/2 mile from the dealer and the tire shot off tearing up my fender as it took off. Of course they fixed everything up but if my wife had been up to 70 mph or so something really bad might have happened. I plan on taking it to Beaumont to the dealer there for the next fix. I also have an extended warranty, but not with Nissan. Also each time it has happened it was after hours. And you have to slam your foot to the floor to get it to stop.
 

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have you checked the brake fluid and/or reservoir? may need to be topped off or replace the fluid entirely. may also be the electrical sensor??
 

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this sounds worse then the resevoir being low... maybe you need a new master cylinder? or the lines may be tweeked somewhere... either way, this doesn't sound safe for you at all... take it back, drop it off, go to the general sales manager (bypass the service manager) and give him the keys, "fix this [email protected] thing or give me a new SAFE truck!" Safety is your biggest factor here, if you end up in a collision, it is their fault for being ignorant and not doing a thorough diagnostic and repair...
 

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This has all the classic symptoms of the ABS system being out of balance. The shop did not do the correct procedure for bleeding the brakes when they did replacements. You had an incompetent parts-changer in there doing the replacement without doing the entire procedure. The procedure that is in the service manual!

When the truck is started, the ABS resets itself, using the pressures in the line as the brakes are released. If the balance is screwed up, you're going to get a light, because one of the circuits is too far out of balance with the others. That's the reason you're having so much trouble getting it stopped. One of the brake circuits is NOT working.

You need to get the truck to somebody who knows how the, um, fritz, to bleed a system with ABS. It is a special procedure, and has to be followed closely.
 

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I was taking it in to the dealer yesterday to have the brakes checked and of course something happened. A woman tried to beat the traffic and whipped out in front of me and we collided. I almost stopped in time but to no avail. So it was towed to the Dealer this morning. When they get to it and find my problem I will post the findings for the next person with this problem. By the way the brake fluid res. is full. And this only happens occasionally as we drive it every day, or when I can afford gas to keep it going.
Thanks for the replys.
 
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