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Front End Noise in 2005 Nissan, Maxima

When I am driving my 2005 Nissan Maxima when I start to slow down and start to release the brake around 40 miles per hour I hear a very loud tapping noise in the front end. The roaters have been replaced on both sides, and also the brake shoes have been replaced and it still continues to tap. Can somebody help me?

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  • monicals Aug 18, 2008

    My 2005 nissan maxima is making a humming/vibrating noise when it goes over 20 mph. It sounds like there is a truck drving next to me.

  • rkkk Nov 14, 2008

    I have the same problem. I hear a thumping sound coming from the front part of the car after I let go of the gas pedal and let the car glide and deaccelarate on its own. This usually occurs after I have reached over 40 mph. I have taken the car to the dealer and the mechanic says he doesn't hear anything. Supposedly they had someone else drive it and they too did not hear it. So, I made my husband drive it back from the dealer (he too was skeptical to this "thumping sound). Finally, he said he heard it too. So he turned the car around and brought it back to the dealer. They called back again saying they hear no noise. I find this hard to believe; however, I don't know what else to do. I'm scared to drive the car especially since I drive my 3 year old daughter in it. My husband knows nothing about cars. Should I keep it at the dealer until they find something? Should I take it somewhere else? Should I just trade the car in? Also, the car is approaching the end of the 3 year warranty in a couple of weeks. I don't know if this has any input, but I thought I would mention it. It currently has 30,000miles on it. Can someone help me? Thank you

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    My 2005 Nissan Maxima has 53,450 miles on it and just began making a 'clunk' noise and then a wierd electronic grinding sound when I brake at slow speeds. The electronic grinding sound is sort of like the sound a a cheap hair comb makes when you run your thumb nail down and across each of the tips. The car has been great until this and I'm hoping that I only need a minor adjustment.
    Any information will help

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    I am also experiencing several problems with my 2005 Nissan Maxima that only has 37,000 miles. It started last spring with the rotors when there was only 30,000 miles on the car at the time. I had to get new brakes and new rotors, which to me seemed "early" for the amount of miles I had on my car to previous cars I had in the past. A week later, I took it back in and they had to give me a new set of rotors since the first set warped (cheap steel my mechanic blamed it on, but luckily the rotors were under warranty).



    Those lasted 7 months. I just began hearing a metal grinding/clicking noise when I am braking now. (It's embarassing to drive because I think people at stop lights are worried if my car will stop. Sounds like a piece of junk!)



    When I told my mechanic, he thought the rotors were defective again. He ordered the "top of the line" rotors this time and for a few days we thought the problem was fixed. However, in less than 5 days, I had to take it back in and the mechanic hooked it up to a scanner & he told me that it is the ABS sensors that are bad.



    He told me that Nissan has a "Service Bulletin" out on it but it is not a recall. Each sensor costs about $203 plus labor will come to $590.00 appx. to fix this problem so it is costly! (Since it happened 1000 miles over the 3yr/36,000 miles it is not warranteed anymore....go figure)



    I can across a few web sites and some have said water is getting trapped and they are corroding (rusting out) the sensors. Nissan is aware of the issue since they have published a service bulletin, but they say it is a left sensor issue and mine is the right side. Obviously there are issues with both sides.



    This car has been a big dissapointment since I got it. From the rotten egg smell that occured from day 1 and still happens frequently, to the noise when I accelerate that sounds like I am going up a roller coater hill, to the breaking noise I have now, I feel like I am driving a junk yard car. The pep of the car and the look of the car doesn't compensate for all the aggravation it has caused me. I can't believe the Maxima is supposedly the "flagship" car.







  • JMM1231 Dec 04, 2008

    am also experiencing several problems with my 2005 Nissan Maxima that only has 37,000 miles. It started last spring with the rotors when there was only 30,000 miles on the car at the time. I had to get new brakes and new rotors, which to me seemed "early" for the amount of miles I had on my car to previous cars I had in the past. A week later, I took it back in and they had to give me a new set of rotors since the first set warped (cheap steel my mechanic blamed it on, but luckily the rotors were under warranty).
    Those lasted 7 months. I just began hearing a metal grinding/clicking noise when I am braking now. (It's embarassing to drive because I think people at stop lights are worried if my car will stop. Sounds like a piece of junk!)

    When I told my mechanic, he thought the rotors were defective again. He ordered the "top of the line" rotors this time and for a few days we thought the problem was fixed. However, in less than 5 days, I had to take it back in and the mechanic hooked it up to a scanner & he told me that it is the ABS sensors that are bad.

    He told me that Nissan has a "Service Bulletin" out on it but it is not a recall. Each sensor costs about $203 plus labor will come to $590.00 appx. to fix this problem so it is costly! (Since it happened 1000 miles over the 3yr/36,000 miles it is not warranteed anymore....go figure)

    I can across a few web sites and some have said water is getting trapped and they are corroding (rusting out) the sensors. Nissan is aware of the issue since they have published a service bulletin, but they say it is a left sensor issue and mine is the right side. Obviously there are issues with both sides.

    This car has been a big dissapointment since I got it. From the rotten egg smell that occured from day 1 and still happens frequently, to the noise when I accelerate that sounds like I am going up a roller coater hill, to the breaking noise I have now, I feel like I am driving a junk yard car. The pep of the car and the look of the car doesn't compensate for all the aggravation it has caused me. I can't believe the Maxima is supposedly the "flagship" car.

  • The_Diesel Feb 02, 2009

    I have it now on our 2004 maxima. I believe it is a sensor on your anti lock brake system. I'm guessing the ones at the wheel...It only happens when your break is at a certain point, and it sounds almost like fluid pulses and then a bi "clunk" noise...I can also here my anti lock break motor at the time of the sound which leads me to believe the anti lock system is getting a bad sense. I dont know what to do except replace sensors, but like someone mentioned they are cstly and what if it's not that? or which one? I hate that!!

  • needjahelp Feb 21, 2009

    I drive a 2005 maxima and in January of 2009 I heard a grinding noise everytime I applied the brakes. I had my front and rear brakes done in 2008 so I assumed by bringing it back to the dealer they could tell me what was wrong with my brakes. Apparently it's not my regular brakes but my ABS brakes that need to be repaired. They told me due to water moisture getting in I needed to replace my rear wheel hubs because they were defective which would cost me approximately $500 and my wheel sensors were corroded. I am eventually going to need a brake actuator for the car which is going to cost me a mere $2,000. Well guess what, I don't have $2,000 to fix a 2005 car!!! It gets better, now there is a humming noise in my car that won't turn off because apparently my ABS pump is consrtantly running, so it's just a matter of time before I need to replace the battery as well. My wedding is in 84 days so how about that for a wedding gift?!?!

  • abuley Mar 17, 2009

    My husband has a 2004 Nissan Maxima which is about 3,000 miles out of the 36,000 mile warranty and I have to say there should be a recall with this speed sensor part. I have read so many complaints about it. His had to be replaced on the right rear. They replaced that and then told us that it needed to have an abs actuator replaced as a result of the speed sensor. We have had continuous problems with this car and have only had it for 7 months. I will never buy another Nissan.

  • manarus Apr 05, 2009

    I have the same problem and I think we should push for a recall. after the snow strom the dealer was out of the speed sonsor and abs controler. Now I heard it's 7 month back orders due to have requset specially 04 to 06 Maximas.. We should requst a recall... manarus@yahoo.com

  • ldino21
    ldino21 Dec 10, 2012

    ""My 2005 nissan maxima is making a humming/vibrating noise when it goes over 20 mph. It sounds like there is a truck drving next to me."" I have the same noise coming from my Maxima, did you ever find out what it was?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    the shaking is coming from the front passenger side feels like the tire is about to fall off

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I don't think it is the brakes as I have had both front and back brakes replaced within the last month. The noise began after I made a deep left turn at a drive through. The noise occurs while driving; not braking.My transmission on this car abruptly failed and was replaced by Nissan just two weeks ago. The sound started when I made a sharp left turn at a drive through window. It has been doing it ever since. It squeals while driving but not braking in particular. The sound got a little louder after I got the brake pads replaced. I am due for my 60K maintenance also.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    all new brakes, rotors, cylinders, end tire rod, break line, tire bearings have been replaced, but why the right side brake wont release from rotor when the brake is pushed and released????

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    nissan Maxima car it make a tap when run a long while

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It would not hurt to check rear tire wear due to misalignment
cupped tires will cause a faulty bearing type noise or humming.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

It could be a bad wheel speed sensor..causing your anti lock system to pulse.
I have an 06 and have just developed very bad issues with my anti lock brakes.
They began pulsing at slow stops on dry pavement, and then clunking, and after I released the peddle sometimes it will contiue to make a loud tapping noise.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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