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#3369 of 3836 Re: Same problem with the breaks. Help [suzy0418]
Jan 11, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I have posted in the past that NISSAN is fully aware of the problem with the Brakes. I met with their Lawyer just this past week, I had a great discussion with him about the process that Nissan goes through. We both agreed that it is flawed. I myself did get rid of my 2004 Armada. To make a very long story short, they repurchased the 04 and I ended up getting a new 05 from a different dealer. I did this fully knowing that Nissan did not upgrade the Brakes in the front. (Not due until April 05) The only difference for the 05's that is noticable is that the front/rear brake proportioning was changed so that the rear brakes do more of the braking. Also, you do not have to push down as hard for the braking to be effective, it seems to be sooo much better. (SO FAR) Why did I buy another Armada?? I know that they have had a bumpy start at the factory but I believe that they have done there homework on these ones. Only time will tell, and the damage to the Armada name might be much longer lasting.
Jan 12, 2005 (7:18 am)
How much trouble was it getting the buyback? I'm in the process of a lemon law claim for my Feb. 2004 model. I'll probably get an '05, as the ones I have driven are infinitely better than my '04. I think Nissan has finally come around a bit on the quality...I should have known better than to buy an early 1st year build. Oh well.
#3371 of 3836 Re: Hey Scott [adjmcloon]
Jan 12, 2005 (10:30 pm)
Well, It was not easy. I called a local lemon law Attorney in the Los Angeles area and got the buy back within 6-7 Months. (Yes Months) I did not have to pay a dime, and drove it while Nissan took their time sending the Lawyer the payoff check. The only bad thing with getting another 05 is that I'm now very leary about the longterm quality.Only time will tell.
#3372 of 3836 Re: Same problem with the breaks. Help [scott174]
Jan 14, 2005 (6:03 am)
I plan on buying within the next 6 months so I'm very interested your comment about the April 05 brake upgrade. Did you read this somewhere or did some Nissan rep tell you that in person? Do you know where I can get more information about that? Thanks.
#3373 of 3836 Re: Same problem with the breaks. Help [wbs1]
Jan 14, 2005 (8:37 am)
To follow up, I called Nissan corporate customer service today and they told me that the only redesign of the brakes was in April of 2004 for the 2004 models, that the kits were shipped out to dealers, that the 2005's should all have the redesigned brakes, and that no other changes were planned. Of course, it wouldn't be the first time that a customer service rep didn't know what he was talking about.
#3375 of 3836 Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70mph [junk_food]
Jan 15, 2005 (7:56 pm)
I bought a 2004 Armada LE Jan. 1, 2005. The day I picked it up from the dealership, I noticed a significant steering wheel shake at around 70 MPH. I called the dealership while not yet home to let them know there was a problem. They said bring it in, but after 3 visits (two spin balances and one force variance balance), I've still got the problem. Yesterday, after going to the dealership for the 4th. time in less than two weeks of ownership, I nearly settled on the magical "it may stop on its own" suggestion from the service guys when I drove it again and decided that's just not good enough. As soon as I got home, I called 800-NISSAN1 and started a file. Any idea what I'm dealing with or what I need to do to get this resolved?
Jan 16, 2005 (12:19 pm)
Test drove an 05 Armada over the weekend. Unreal! I love it more in person than on paper.
#3377 of 3836 Re: Armada 2004-2005 [topazm3]
Jan 16, 2005 (7:23 pm)
Sorry I took solong to reply.www.brake-pros.com look up 2004 nissan armada 2 kits listed.
#3378 of 3836 Re: I like my 2004 Armada, but..... [abzuli99]
Jan 19, 2005 (8:12 am)
I am glad to finally read a somewhat positive experience w/ the Armada. We are seriously considering the 04 Armada (due to good incentives) and I was curious what kind of price you got, we are looking at the LE. I really would rather go for a bigger SUV than a mini van but these posts have been depressing.