Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Is loud screeching when pressing down the brakes normal for a Nissan?

asked by on

I currently drive a 2015 Nissan Sentra. For about 3 weeks now, when I just turn the car on and I am driving and press on the brake, it makes a very loud screeching sound. This ONLY happens when I press on the brake/ when I am coming to a stop. Kind of sounds like when a bus is stopping. This happens mainly when I turn my car on (whether it's day or night) and continues for about 10-15 minutes while driving. I have brought the car to Nissan and they tell me it is normal when cars are turned on, and the mechanic claims he did not hear a sound. I am looking for a clear answer, as driving a low mileage car for less than a year is resulting in loud screeching and it is quite embarrassing.

My car has 12687 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechani...

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. A screeching sound coming from your brake can be normal. This is cause by brake dust. A paste can be applied to the brake pad to quiet this sound, but may not completely eliminate it. It would not hurt to have the brake pads and rotors inspected. With only 12687 miles on your vehicle the brake pads should be fine, but doesn’t guarantee they didn’t prematurely wear out.

I’d recommend checking your vehicle warranty, this may be covered. If not, consider YourMechanic, as one of our certified technicians can come to you and perform an inspection of the noise coming from your brakes. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: I can hear the grinding sound when I stop and drive again.

Hello. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with worn brakes. When the brakes are applied, the brake calipers compress the brake pads against the rotors to slow the vehicle. Over time, the brake pads and rotors will eventually wear...

Q: Car is not starting

Hi. In a no start situation, there are always a few items that would need to be looked at. The first thing that is generally done is to read out any trouble codes in the engine computer. If codes are...

Q: While car accelarateion car speed not increases from 20 in petrol as well as gas.

Hello there. Unfortunately, we only provide mechanical service and repair tips for cars, trucks and SUV's sold in the United States. The Hyundai you listed is not one of those sold here. You might want to seek advice from a...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.