Q: Brakes locked, car kept skidding until they stopped

asked by on

The car has gone 35,000 miles so far. I've had a very serious situation on the highway the other day. I had to apply the brakes all of the sudden due to traffic. When I did this, they became locked. The car started skidding and continued to do so even when I let go off the brake pedal. The car eventually stopped. What might have caused this? Is this car safe for driving?

Hello there. This is a rare fault not normally seen on the 2013 Nissan Leaf. There are a few things that could cause the brakes to lock up like this. The most common would be failed brake pads, ABS module pump, stuck caliper, or mechanical brake system fault. This car with its brake issues should not be driven until it has been repaired for safety reasons. If you would like to have this checked, a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic will be able to inspect your brake system and perform any repairs required.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brakes locked, car kept skidding until they stopped

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: When I try to start the car it doesn't click or make any noise

Hi there. It sounds like you could have either a battery or a starter concern. Do the dash lights operate? If everything powers up and the starter will not engage, there could be a fault with the starter, fuse/relay, or...

Q: I have a front differential leak and I hear a whining noise when accelerating or decelerating.

Hi there. The whining noise from the differential could be the pinion gears being worn out or the bearings to the cage could be worn out. As far as replacing the oil in the differential, it is best to replace...

Q: Car can't start, car doesn't recognize the key. 2013 Nissan Leaf

Hello there. This is a common issue with the 2013 Nissan Leaf. A few possible causes for this fault are the key fob failure, security module fault, a wiring fault, or a failing key fob battery. If you are having...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.