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#3267 of 3836 05 Armada Brake upgrade
Nov 03, 2004 (2:32 pm)
I am not a stranger to these forums, as I am the owner of an early build Armada. I have spoken to my Dealer today, and the Nissan "DTS" (District territory supervisor) I thought I would post what I was told about the Armada brakes. Nissan is very aware of a design problem with the Armada Brakes. As of now, the 05 Armadas has been released with NO UPGRADES to the Brakes as of yet. Nissan will be instituting a "running design change" to the Brakes with redesigned calipers, rotors, and hubs in April 2005. As far as the rest of us 2004 and 2005 owners, they will be having a Brake design upgrade TSB around the same time. Remember that Toyota had the same thing happen to them with the Sequoia, but it took them 3 years to get a running change. Will the 05 Armadas have every other common "issue" already taken care of? Guess we have to wait and see...........
Nov 03, 2004 (5:27 pm)
I really don't know what to think about the Continentals...I have 16k on mine and they still look great! And as I have said before, I do not baby this thing. The truck as a whole has been behaving very well, just the usual squeaks and rattles, the sunroof and rear hatch are the worst, especially in the cold until it's warmed up, but knock on wood, all else is well. I hope they get the brake retrofit out there soon, I wonder how they are going to treat people who have worn out brakes from natural use...?
Nov 04, 2004 (5:16 am)
I too like Tiggerguy have had very minor problems with my Armada, I have 20k miles on mine now, I picked it up last XMAS eve so I am coming up on one year. I did have some driver window problems which took 3 visits to the dealership to rectify, but it seems to be corrected. I to wonder about the brake fix and at how many miles they would repair them at. I have had no issues with my tires tread seems good or my brakes to this point. I do have a water leak through my sunroof when I bring the car through a car wash, apparently there is a TSB for this and I will have it repaired on my next oil change visit.
#3270 of 3836 That's kinda funny....
Nov 04, 2004 (2:49 pm)
There's the solution! Buy one near a holiday! I bought mine on New Year's Eve! (and yes, my sunroof leaked a little going through a carwash, they adjusted it)
#3271 of 3836 Re: That's kinda funny.... [tiggerguy]
Nov 05, 2004 (6:03 pm)
I bought mine Dec 23, 2003. Plagued with problems................
Nov 05, 2004 (6:41 pm)
I test drove my Nissan on Dec. 24th and delivery was New Years Eve. It's been pretty reliable.
Nov 08, 2004 (9:01 pm)
Those of you that have the bench seat, is it stationary in the middle section? Or is it able to recline just like the outer seats. I saw a 2005 Armada with the bench seat, and it was awkward that the middle seat wouldn't recline like the outer seats and was uncomfortable near your shoulder with the middle not moving back far enough, and the middle seat pushing on your shoulder. Thanks
#3274 of 3836 Re: Bench seat [scott174]
Nov 09, 2004 (5:00 am)
Yes, its another for the list of "what were they thinking?"
-no split 3rd row
-front of passenger seat doesn't tip up
-aux is weak and can't be selected on steering wheel or rear controls.
-headliner is weak and bounces
-auto headlights are too sensitive, constantly turning on and off.
and there's more but I don't want to sound too winey:)
#3275 of 3836 Re: Bench seat [scott174]
Nov 09, 2004 (5:40 am)
Yes the middle rear seat is fixed and not real comfortable....We have two car seats in the outbound positions and only use the center when we absolutely have to
#3276 of 3836 Re: Bench seat [scott174]
Nov 09, 2004 (2:31 pm)
I finally got out and drove an 04 last weekend. Very young sales guy but straight out of the school of bash our competitors, I know more than you, and believe me not your eyes. I'm glad it was a long test drive on the hwy and local roads. I just hate that that sales guy had to come along for the ride. I also drove a Nav earlier in the day and they just gave me keys and said take all the time you need. Go figure. Back to the Armada, the size, engine and uniqueness put it at the top of my list. One test drive and my wife said she'd never get in one again. She sat in the back with our daughter while the sales guy rode shotgun. She said the ride was no where near as comfortable as the Nav (strike one). This particular vehicle had a slight resonance, the headliner shook and when she pulled down the dvd player, it was waving like a flag (strike two). The sale guy proceeds to hold the screen and then say "it's not shaking or rattling now." Strike three. He then decided to bash the entire line of full size suv's from the Sequoia to the Escalade. We just nodded kindly at all of his nonsense and left as soon as we returned to the dealer. Although my wife hated the ride, I thought it was fine. The navigation system was pretty cool too. None of that really matters though. If the wife's not happy, for get about it.