Learn how to check the brake fluid level and add brake fluid to a Nissan vehicle. Do not operate your Nissan if the brake light stays on. If you are losing brake fluid, diagnose your vehicle immediately.

Avoid letting any brake fluid drip on your hands or the paint of your Nissan.

What you will need

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    • Verify the correct type in your owner’s manual or by looking at the top of the brake fluid cap.
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  1. Park the vehicle on level ground, turn off the ignition, and set the parking brakes.
  2. Pull the hood release under the dashboard. open hood nissan
  3. Press the hood latch release at the front of the hood. Lift up the hood and secure it open.
  4. Locate the brake fluid reservoir on the driver’s side of the engine. (Item 4 in the following picture.)
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  5. Check the brake fluid level by looking at the side of the reservoir. You will notice two lines being  MAX and MIN levels. In the following case, you can see the brake fluid level right in the middle. How to Add brake fluid to Nissan Quest 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017altima brake fluid reservoir
  6. If the level is below the minimum level, add brake fluid until you bring the level between the MIN and MAX marks.
  7. Add the recommended brake fluid until you reach just below the MAX/Full mark. Do not fill the brake reservoir with brake fluid to the top.

Checking the brake fluid level on a Nissan is easy and takes less than ten minutes. Symptoms of low brake fluid level include:

  • Low Brake Fluid Warning
  • Brake Light On
  • Possibly ABS warning

We hope you find the Nissan Check Brake Fluid Level & Add Brake Fluid guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Nissan.

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