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I never suggest doing drilled or dimpled rotors due to it creating weak points in the rotors.
They said the part was about $1200. I have the extended warranty, not sure if it helped or not with only having to deal with it twice. Good Luck
I had the same problem with the computer which was fixed and charged for with the 60,000 mile maintenance service $443. I hope the problem is fixed as my warrenty expires after another 4,000 miles.
Now for the really bad con’s: brake rear and front pads/rotors replaced v. often.
Wears out tires too soon, v. expensive for both.
City mileage advertised as 14 mph/ highway 18 mph. I averaged 11 city/13 highway. Very disappointing!!
After use of 4 wheel drive or low 4 WD seem to have problem with lights on for repair. Brake rotors recalled but still v. frequent pad and rotor replacement. Power steering leak and transmition leak at 58,000. Make sure to get everything on the warranty checked before the warranty Expires. I was lucky the that a replacement of the manifold ???? , stated by the service manager as a $2000 repair was caught and repaired before warranty expired.
I would buy a 2012 Armada again if the gas mileage was lower, and the brake/tire replacement needed less often. The dealership could give
discount coupons for replacement of brake pads and rotor all around
if they could not correct the extreme wear in the 2011+ Armadas.
If the manufacturer could not lesson the tire wear, the dealership could
include discount for owners that agreed to buy the best tire (like the Dueler
Revo) with 3,000 mile rotation mandatory. If the price for the tires were
comparable to the cheapest available price this would be a great incentive to buy Nisson Armada.
I would buy a used 2004 Armada and take the preventions needed to lower the tire and break replacement expense. This would not be such a great expense if you lived in a flatter area.
I would recommend the Armada especially if the manufacturer was upfront
about the flaws and offered discounts for the dealership to use as incentives to the buyers.
So we take it in to have VDC reprogrammed and promised this would fix the issue. (Why didn't they do this when we had 33K, the bulletin was out then). So we thought everything was good until 2 days ago. Same problem. Now they say brake booster and we have to pay. I have heard brake booster doesn't solve it. Replacing Master cylinder doesn't solve it. Does anyone have the details of any ELECTRICAL fix besides the TSB?? Currently truck is at the shop and I am on the phone with Nissan 1.
Any help much appreciated.
What was the outcome of your situation?
I have small kids also and it is scary when it feels like the car wont stop!
There is also a bracket holding up the ER cable near the rear differential that is rusting out and snapping off. When this happens the ER cable wraps around the differential and pulls the drive train out of the rear axle creating an instant stop no matter what speed you are going. Nissan will not address or even check this part when the vehicle is in for repair or safety inspection. The State Troopers and Local Sheriff responding to the resulting accident said it was a miracle I kept the Armada from rolling.
I know this is old post, but I'm having the same problems. What do you think is the best solution?
and behold, no problem! He took it to the dealer and now not under warranty (when it was in 2008) they said we need to replace the CNR sensor at $900! Also need new front brakes! WOW is all I am saying since it could have been done back in 2008! We are not going to have it taken care of at this time and are having an Import repair place do research on this to fix it for a lot less then dealer!
make sense to anyone else before I spend the money?
I just recently had it to the dealer for new exhaust manifold under a recall warranty fix at around 98,000 miles. At that time I drove away from the dealer after they completed the exhaust work and all the lights were on - on my dashboard. I drove it back in the service department and said they needed to do more work. They ended up replacing the BCM (Body Control Module) and when I drove out of the driveway of the dealer I noticed that the Engine Service light was on. He told me I needed to make anther appointment and bring it back - so I did. I got it back with the light still on and they told me I needed a sensor replaced in the exhaust (Which they just worked on) and it would be $240. I passed and said you guys broke something and you should fix it. A week later the brake pedal went to the floor and I reset the ignition key and it cleared the brake pedal problem. In the past 1,000 miles the brakes have gone to the floor with the grinding and growling noise as many times as four times in one day.
Does anyone have these problems with their Armada's and "What is the FIX"???
Thank you so much... Gary
Everything you are describing is happening to my 2005 Nissan Armada. Everything you had replaced I also had replaced and my brakes are making the same horrible grinding noise and I have to restart the engine, and all lights turn off for about 15 minutes and then the problem initiates again. I have taken the truck to the dealership and they indicated that the problem was the brake booster and it would cost about $800 to fix. I would fix it but they keep saying its something else and I have had this problem for over a year, off and on. I am waiting for a reply from a person who posted their video on youtube to see what was the final verdict. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmtpofDbJR8
Check out the video, see if this is what is happening to your truck, it is what is happening to mine
Attorney general is my only thought on this with a number of us all fileing complants
I just bought an '06 Armada 40 days ago. While driving at speeds of about 35-40 also had the same symptoms that everyone else is talking about on here......question, did your breaks actually "lock up" and tires skid to a stop, or did it just have the crunchy noise that others share in this blogg?
I took ours to the Nissan dealership today and spent $75 to have the tec look at the computer....he said the reprograming of the computer was already done (prob from previous owner). So I was told that it could continue with the same problem as all other Armada owners on here....My wife just wants to make sue they won't lock up on her and skid to a stop like you wrote.
Thanks for your input.
i have the same problem
The brake light comes on while driving. I have to turn off truck and turn it back on to reset break light. If I use brakes when light is on the brake does not work good , It makes a springy crunching noise when brake is pressed
I am doping my kids to school every day in my car , Anyone have a solution to my problem please post it ASAP
More info can be found on the following thread
Hope this helps
i ma in Saudi arabia - Jeddah
i Hve the same problem
please nay one can help how to fix it
Anyway, called a friend of mine who told me that when the light comes on it is triggering the ABS, that's the noise you here. He was right!! Found one dealer who knew off the back what it was. He said it was the booster. They put it on the machine and the code for the booster was in there! A few hours later and a new brake booster and I am good to go.
******He said that this is not common in the 2008 Armadas but he sees it all the time in the 04-06 models!