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Nissan Armada, SUV
Apr 28, 2005 (8:22 pm)
My 2004 Armada has the following things wrong with the vehicle: 1) brakes do not stop the vehicle as fast as they should 2) fuel gage is flawed (when you fill up the tank, sometimes the level indicator shoots up to the correct level, other times it takes up to 1/2 hour to register correctly) 3) sunroof shade makes popping sounds when driving 4) engine sounds unusual (whining sound), as if there is slippage in one of the belts 5) driver door noise, similar to sunshade noise. Has there been any official recall on the brakes? I have not received any notice. The problem with the brakes, in my opinion, does not just involve changing rotors, or placing a bracket on the brake system. The problem, I think, since the rotors are undersized, is that stopping distance is compromized, which would suggest a greater probability of not stopping in time to avoid a collision. I think there should be a recall. For Nissan's sake, ASAP
#3464 of 3836 Re: Other issues [abzuli99]
Apr 29, 2005 (1:23 am)
Wow I take it you are an automotive brake engineer then? From what I've been told the kits replaces all 4 rotors, pads and calipers....
#3465 of 3836 Re: Other issues [paisan]
Apr 29, 2005 (7:18 am)
I have seen nothing that addressed replacing the calipers... Where did you hear that?
#3466 of 3836 Re: Other issues [paisan]
Apr 29, 2005 (9:52 pm)
My front rotors have been in on order for over 3 weeks now. The bolt kit and pads are in. Also the rear pads are part of the deal and are in. No calipers and no rear rotors are part of the fix. They checked as I told them all should be replaced. (I felt so) He said no, the fix does not include replacing calipers or rear rotors. He said the rear rotors might be turned if they need it but the rear brakes are not the problem since they don't have the stress of the front ones. I would have to disagree I told him. What is wrong for the front probably was also chosen to be mis-sized for the back. This is just another way to be put off hoping everyone will go away I guess. Since I have waited so long and my brakes are shaking badly, I am going to have no choice but to tell the dealer monday they have to give me something to drive. This is just wrong. I am in Real Estate and it is not only a pain for me but really embarassing to go to a stop sign and fight the wheel every time I stop. One of my clients even said that we should take their car next time. This of course didn't make me feel any better about the Armada. I am just waiting for something else to come out that I can trade this thing off for. I am resigned to the fact that the resale sucks. I looked up the book prices on it and it took a beating. I expected to lose but a new supposedly hot vehicle like this shouldn't take such a huge hit. Save yourself some grief and buy something else if you are looking around. It just isn't worth the hassle or the risk.
#3467 of 3836 Picked up my 04
Apr 29, 2005 (10:23 pm)
So far 1500 miles on it, with lots of heavy braking in NYC, lots of brake dust but other than that all is good with my brakes. We'll see how time goes on how it holds up.
#3468 of 3836 Re: Picked up my 04 [paisan]
May 01, 2005 (6:29 am)
My brakes didn't start to shake until about 6000 miles. Bought it into Nissan dealer and all they did was change the pads and cut the rotor. I probably will have to bring it in again in the next few thousand miles. I also had the dealer fix the rattling on the doors, but they had to order the parts. If not for me calling to see if the parts came in, they would probably not call me to bring my Armada back in. I am very disappointed of what Nissan company have became. Used to be a reliable company. I probably not buy another Nissan.
#3469 of 3836 Re: Picked up my 04 [jandtng]
May 01, 2005 (11:54 am)
You are right.. Their customer service on all levels is abysmal....I had the same deal... I had to call the dealership to find out the parts were in for one of the fixes I had done..I ended up finding out from the parts dept. and then had to call my service writer to tell him they were in.. They are literally about 20 feet apart (parts and service)..Another one the parts department called me and told me that if I didn't come get the parts within 3 days they would be sent back, even though I was having the work done there
Anytime I have had anything done on my Toyota the service dept. called me the day the parts came in and scheduled an appointment for me..
As much as I love driving my Armada, I have made up my mind that next year I'm going to trade it in for a Sequoia..
May 02, 2005 (5:34 pm)
I guess you don't need the capabilities of the Armada then? I mean so far since I've been on here I've seen tons of posts comparing the Armada to some other SUV they were going to buy (MDX, Pilot, Sequoia) yet none of them are in the same class or have the capabilities of the Armada. This leads me to believe that most of these people were in the wrong vehicle to begin with. From my research the only ones that come close to the capabilities are the Tahoe/Yukon, Suburban/YukonXL, Excursion, and Expedition. If you think one of the Detroit companies would give better service.... I highly doubt it.
May 02, 2005 (5:44 pm)
are you kidding me? please name some of the things that are in Armada which is not in Sequoia, the Titans are already having problems and who knows when Nissan is going to have a recall on the Armada. i think the Suburbans and Yukons are the only thing that are comparable to the Sequoia.
#3472 of 3836 For starters...
May 02, 2005 (5:55 pm)
Towing capacity on the Sequoia is about 6000-6500lbs. That is well below the 8000-10000 capacity of the Armada/Burban/Expedition. The Sequoia is also significantly more expensive than an Armada. I picked mine up for $37k with 1% financing for 60 months. With every option except the Navi/DVD/Sunroof. A sequoia would have been 10K more with the same options and 6% financing at best.
With a towing capacity of only 6500lbs you might as well get one of the larger mid-size vans out there with AWD and have the same towing capacity and more interior room.