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By YOUCANIC on May 29, 2019

How to add brake fluid, check level 2011-2017 Nissan Quest

Learn how to check level or add brake fluid on 2011-2017 Nissan Quest. 

Avoid letting any brake fluid drip on the paint of your Quest. 


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

What you will need


Open Hood

Open the hood of your Nissan Quest.

Locate Brake Fluid Reservoir

Locate the brake fluid reservoir on your Nissan Quest on the driver side of the engine. Clean the brake fluid reservoir with a clean cloth. In the following picture, the brake fluid is labeled as item number 4.

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Determine Low/Max level

Check brake fluid level on Nissan Quest. Determine the current brake fluid level by looking at the maximum and minimum marks on the side of the reservoir.

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If the level is below the minimum level, add brake fluid to Nissan Quest until you bring the level between the MIN and MAX marks.

If you are losing brake fluid rapidly, do not drive the car. Have the car towed to an auto repair shop to have the brake system diagnosed by a mechanic.


Remove Cap from Reservoir

Add the recommended brake fluid until you reach just below the MAX/Full mark. Do not fill the brake reservoir with brake fluid all the way to the top.



  • Do not drive a vehicle that has the brake light on. 
  • If the brake fluid level is below the minimum or MIN mark on the brake fluid reservoir, do no drive the car. Check the system for any major brake fluid leaks. Driving with no brake fluid is extremely dangerous. Your car may not stop when you apply the brakes.
  • Brake fluid is poisonous and must be carefully marked and stored in a safe place, out of the reach of children and animals.

Things to keep in mind when adding brake fluid

  • Clean the brake fluid cap with a clean cloth before you remove the cap.
  • Do not allow the brake fluid to drop on your car's paint. Brake fluid can damage car paint. 
  • Only use the recommended brake fluid type which is printed on top of the brake fluid cap. 
  • Wash your hands as soon as possible if you get brake fluid on them.
  • If the brake fluid level is low, the BRAKE and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) warning light may turn on.
  • It is recommended that you check the brake fluid level once a month.
  • When the ignition is on, the brake light is initially ON if you have set the parking/emergency brakes. The brake warning should turn off once the parking brake is released and you start to drive. 
  • If the LOW BRAKE FLUID warning or the BRAKE LIGHT stay on as you are driving stop the vehicle immediately and check the brake fluid level.

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