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#3315 of 3836 Update on my "2nd Armada" 2005
Dec 12, 2004 (3:35 pm)
Well I have had my 2005 Armada since Nov 26 and I have noticed something interesting. Remember the TSB for the clicking/Popping noises coming from the rear axles on the Armadas? Well, my 05 does the same thing as my 2004 lemon, only worse!
This one does it much more frequently. I will be taking it back to the Dealer in the next week or so, also have to show them the damaged 2nd rear bench seat. The latch is bent and broken.
As far as the squeaks and rattles, this one is pretty quiet. Nissan finally used that anti squeak tape on all the edges of the plastic pieces on the dash area. Nice and quiet, same for the roof, night and day difference!!! Thank you Nissan!!
#3316 of 3836 Re: Thanks for the tips! [soldaustin]
Dec 12, 2004 (3:40 pm)
I'm glad that you are finding some relief with the Dealership. Lets hope that everything gets resolved without much hassle. Are you in a rental car??? I would call the Dealership and/or 1-800-Nissan1 and tell them that if you would not have been "ignored" by the original Dealer (Mention the service writers name) then you would have been covered by there 12000 mile free rental car policy. Scott
Dec 12, 2004 (11:55 pm)
Hmmm.. I asked them a couple of times when I took it in and they told me that they didn't give rental cars. The last time that it was there for 4 days, (picked it up on the 5th) they told me that they may can get me one for 1 day only, but that was it. That wouldn't do me any good. The other times it was in for 1-2 days each is all but again, no offer. I think I had about 3,000 miles on it the first time I took it in. The worst part of all of this is I am stuck with a worn out set of tires for the last dealers neglect in diagnosing my problems. I am still not finished with that one. Not sure I can get anything out of it, but am going to talk to the factory about it. I should get it back tuesday afternoon if all goes well. I will post my results. They are even going to wash and vacuum it for me. Man I never got that before!
#3318 of 3836 Re: Scott174 "Night and Day"
Dec 13, 2004 (6:22 pm)
I drove an 05 this weekend and I agree that it was a totally different experience from the 04 test drive.
BTW, has anyone seen a Red Brawn LE with sand interior? They've only shipped them here (DC Metro) with the black galaxy color.
#3319 of 3836 Late Model 2004 Armada
Dec 13, 2004 (6:24 pm)
I am considering the purchase of a 2004 Armada. After reading of the problems that others have experienced (i.e. brakes and roof noise), I questioned my local dealer about this. He stated that these issues have been dealt with on all Armadas mfg after July 2004. I am not sure if this is b.s. or not. Does anyone know if this is the case?
#3320 of 3836 Re: Late Model 2004 Armada [bec64]
Dec 13, 2004 (7:24 pm)
Check more than one dealer and see if they say the same thing. Check consumer report. I think he would probably tell you what you want to hear to make the sale. That is just my opinion. Some dealerships will let you keep the vehicle overnight. That would be a good time to test it.
Dec 13, 2004 (7:24 pm)
From what I've read around the net, there were quite a few quality fixes put in place on the later builds. The 2005's are reporting to be way better than the 04's were. Sucks for me.
Dec 14, 2004 (4:57 am)
SE Offroad Question:
Power Foling Mirrors?
Auto Climate Control?
Stereo is it a DIN? or Custom?
On the LE are any of those items on there?
Thanks in advance, I have an '00 Trooper that is great but no replacement for it, but I'm spoiled with the power folding mirrors and heated seats.
#3323 of 3836 Re: [paisan]
Dec 14, 2004 (7:18 am)
1-No-not on any model
2-Option I belive
3-No-only available with LE and NAV
4-I would call it custom
The heated seats are on the LE
#3324 of 3836 Re: Late Model 2004 Armada [bec64]
Dec 14, 2004 (9:37 am)
I know of many changes ONLY done to the 05's and NOT the 04's. For one, the dash pieces are redesigned in the 05's, The seats are redesigned, the Brakes have the correct front/rear proportioning. Etc,Etc I would not take the chance, but it's entirely up to you.The only upside is the amount of money you'll save compared to the 05. But the money is not worth al the heartache you may experience on the 04's. As far as the Dealer telling you that that late 04's are corrected, keep in mind that you are dealing with car salesmen. They will promise you the World!!!!