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Nissan Armada Maintenance and Repair



  • For what it's worth, I was given the upgrade (or so I've been told by the dealer) the first time I took it in with a brake problem. I will post updates if this solves the problem or not.
  • tt30tt30 Posts: 31
    Thanks for the website info (; however it is only related to the brake issue, and I have a problem with the overhead console that Nissan could not fix for the last 5 visits, and my Amrada is stil in the Nissan repair shop since Nov 1st, 2005. Also Alex Simanovsky & Associates seems to covers 12 states, and none of them is Minnesota... I submitted the form online and let you know if I get any results... If you know a lemon law lawyer in MN, please e-mail me privately.
  • the armada is a piece of garbage, if you like your dealer, and want to spend a lot of time there buy it, mine has been back 5 times in six months, breaks rattles rattles rattles, loose pieces the seats are uncomfortable and the car allways pulls to one side. It is a big waste of money, and it gets about 9 miles to the gallon, I owend a yukon, it was a better truck by far. Better gas milage, better made, way better breaks, more comfortable and it was in the dealer, for a warnty problem once in five years...


  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    We don't have a current comparison topic for the Armada and the Expedition but feel free to browse through our archives: Nissan Pathfinder Armada vs. Ford Expedition

    I only mention it since you neither appear interested in seeking help for a problem nor in offering solutions.

    Best wishes!

    tidester, host
  • delodelo Posts: 3
    Airbag light


    I am new to this site and I have just joined you.

    I own a 05 Armada and I am happy with it. I bought it 7 to 8 months ago and the only problem I faced was the brake issue Which no longer exist.

    Just 2 days ago, I faced a problem (it may not be a problem) where the air bag light (signal) in the main driver board is signaling all the time. I checked the user manual and it mentioned that the light should be on for 7 seconds after you start your car. But in my case, it is on all the time.!

    Any one faced the same matter?

    I appreciate your feedbacks.

  • Thought if I bought an 05, I would be safe - ha! Anyone else having these problems:

    Steering wheel vibrates when you apply breaks.
    Radio buttons stick.
    Driverside window literally drops into the door
    Heat is HOT - not 72 degrees as programmed
    AM radio pops (static) every time I hit a bump
    Flat tire alarm sounds everytime it is below 20 degrees (this is getting really annoying)
    Various alarms sound for no reason (I have my seat belt on - my door is ajar acording to the display - i get out of the car, checked the doors and they are all closed, yet the alarm still sounds)
    Doors do not lock after one minute as programed
    Lights do not come on automatically as programed

    That's all i can remember at the moment. Do I have an electrical problem or something?

    My dealer was the nicest guy at sale - now he won't even return my calls.

    I can take it to another closer dealer for repairs - is this sugested!

    Thanks for your answers!
  • In 1994, I forced nissan to buy back a '94 Infiniti J30t. The sled had vibration problems. I did this without a lawyer.

    Now I have an '04 Armada. My 7th and FINAL nissan. Has the entire lineup of problems: what I named "earthquake" brakes (like driving in during a 8.5 Richter quake), window auto down, DVD console fell down, gas gauge never full, rolls back while in drive, Accelerated wear on the tires from the earthquake brakes, big clunk when shifting into gear from park, and what I call the "suicide HVAC option", wherein this piece of #*it will circulate exhaust, a/k/a carbon monoxide, into the cabin when the heater is on and the thing is parked. All this in under 20K miles, and for only $49,000.00

    So I called the drooling imbeciles at nissan corporate in LA. who failed to return my calls. So I turned on the "pit bull personality" switch I was born with. Left a memorable voicemail with their vp of marketing. Then one of their lackies called back. Are you ready? I told them I wanted them to pay for an SUV rental while they worked on their sled. I further demanded a full service fro my loss of time and aggravation. Here is what they offered to this 7 time nissan buyer: NOTHING. (I did strategically "forget" to mention the 94 [non-permissible content removed]-beating I gave them)

    To paraphrase the line from Cool Hand Luke: "Some corporations; you just can't reach." So I just finished with visit number one for the brakes. Give me about 60 days, and these morons are going to get a demand from a lemon law lawyer.

    Bottom line everyone, nissan is a company which obviously cares nothing about even 10 year long/7-vehicle buyers, so why would they care about anyone else.

    Here is the best fix for this sled of a company:

    Document EVERYTHING - every call, every detail of conversation, every name of every nissan employee with whom you speak. Print similar complaints from online sites. Stay on their [non-permissible content removed], and show them no quarter.

    Then, after the third visit, get a lawyer, and give them the same karma they deserve. SUE THEM AND KICK THEIR [non-permissible content removed]!
  • I am having issues with my 2004 Armada as well. When I put in a full tank of gas and even top it off the gas gauge doesnt even touch the F(Full) mark!!! I went to the dealer today and they said they had to replace an internal sensor. So we will see today if this will fix the issue.

    I also started having issues with the internal marker needles that show battery life is left on the battery and the RPM's marker needle do not light up when the lights are on.....the dealer said that they had to order a new dimmer switch????

    Anyone else have this issue?
  • Was there a fix that the dealer gave in regards to the issue of circulatation of exhaust, a/k/a carbon monoxide, into the cabin when the heater is on and the thing is parked???? I think my 2004 Armada is also doing the same!!!

    Please help!
  • They used the classic line "we cannot seem to replicate the problem, so we can't fix it." This is a standard line for nissan. They said the same on the known issues of the auto down windows and other problems, even when there are TSB's out on those problems. Even when the known problem is intermittent in it occurrence, as with the windows, nissan insists they must be able to "recreate the problem," before they will address it.

    Everyone should check their armadas to see if they experience lethal exhaust fumes in the cabin. While parked, turn the heater on and set it to recirculate. Exit the vehicle and let it run for several minutes. Then open a door and see if you smell exhaust fumes. Then, of course, if you do, immediately turn it off, open all windows and doors and allow full venilation of the vehicle for several minutes. Turn the heater off. It seems to occur only when on "recirculate."

    I am going to hook a up a CO2 sensor to a power inverter to the inside of this $49,000 sled to confirm the extremely dangerous carbon monoxide risk. Both I and my wife have both experienced headaches when the heater is on, a preliminary syptom of CO2 poisoning.

    Further, I will be contacting the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), and the NTSB (National Transportation Saftety Board) in DC to report this danger, as well as nissans appalling refusal to check their armada sleds for a potentially killer problem.

    As I said, nissan could care less about it's customers, which explains why I truly despise nissan.
  • Everyone should check their Armadas to see if they experience lethal exhaust fumes in the cabin while operating the heater.

    While parked, with the vehicle running, and with all the windows and sunroof closed, turn the heater on and set it to recirculate. EXIT THE VEHICLE. Let it run for several minutes. Then open one door and see if you can smell exhaust fumes inside the cabin. Then, of course, if you do, immediately turn it off, open all windows and doors and do not enter the vehicle until it is fully venilated after several minutes. If you do not detect exhaust fumes inside the cabin, set the venilation to open (not recirculating), and follow the same procedure to confirm if you are driving a potentially lethal Armada.

    Nissan is typically unresponsive to this owners compliant, even though it is a potentially lethal problem. This is just more info which my lawyer will be using to force nissan to buy back this sled. My causes of action will include personal injury claims for the headaches we have suffered already, before I discovered the problem.

    This settlement is going to cost them much more money than the $12,000 in payments we made on the lease; a lot more.
  • Need help. I have a 2006 Nissan Armada LE. I came factory installed with XM radio. I want to change over to Sirius. How difficult is this? Can the dealer do this by simply changing out satellite "boxes" behind the dash? Can I still use the same antenna or do I need a new one? Any help is appreciated and can also be sent to my email address. :confuse:
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    1) If you paid $49k for an Armada, I have a bridge to sell you, cheap. Seriously I got my LE w/o the Navi Package and Moonroof for in the mid $30s.

    2) Tire sensors below 20 degrees. That means your tires are dropping below 28psi. Very common for tires to lose pressure when temps drop. I think it's something like 1-2 psi per 5 or 10 degrees drop in temp.

    3) The brake issue is resolved, even on my 04. I had the final kit put in 12K miles ago and no issues. As for braking power mine stops way better than any Expedition or Yukon I've ever driven.

  • Mike,

    I am looking at buying a new 05 Armada. What are your thoughts?
  • Don't forget to buy a flatbed to take it out with. The sled just won WORST SUV award from Consumer Reports.
  • Lease for $682 for 48 months. List was $49K w/everything possible. When I finish with them, nissan will be taking the P.O.S. back, refunding every dime I paid, and writing a 5 figure settlement check for damages. Maybe I should call mine the "Carbon Monoxide mobile." Last week, my Wife and I got migraines & threw up after running the heater for under 15 minutes with the vent windows open & sunroof cracked open. No more heater for me. Hope nissan has some really good product liability defense experts; I AM going to nail them for exactly that, as well as personal injury. Forget the lemon law -- this future Plaintiff is way past that.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    $50k amazing how much folks get suckerd.

    I paid $36 with everything except the Navigation.

    Also I've sat idling mine for hours on end, no problems so it's only YOURS that's an issue.

  • Simply out of curiosity, has anyone else received a notice from Nissan that starts out with this paragraph:

    Nissan is committed to providing the highest levels of product quality and customer satisfaction. We know that towing a trailer may have been an important consideration in your vehicle's purchase. In new Titan, Armada, Pathfinder, Frontier, and Xterra vehicles, Nissan recently introduced enhanced electric circuitry which may further protect your vehicle from damage or fire caused by a short circuit wiring or mis-installation of trailer lighting or electrical accessories. This is to advise you that Nissan is making this production enhancement available to you free of charge so that you will have the same protection should you ever tow a trailer with a defective electrical system.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Not yet but i'll keep an eye out for it, seeing as I tow frequently with my Armada.

  • I have been having problems with my 05 drivers side seat squeeking, especially when I am turning left or right! Also, it actually seems like the bottom of the seat is stable, but the back of the seat shifts from side to side?!?! I brought it in with 2000 miles and I have to bring it in tomorrow at 6300 miles. Has anyone had these problem too?? I am hoping that there might be a solution! I have had the brakes replaced already, they have worked on the dvd rattles and a few other things too! I am also having issues with the vehicle rolling back on hills! Bummer! I like the way the Armada drives, looks etc, but very unhappy with the little issues that the vehicle has given me! I haven't been able to enjoy having a new car...can't wait to buy a Toyota in a year or two!
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