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Nissan Armada, SUV
#3560 of 3836 Re: 05 Armada: New brake kit is a joke!!!! [scott174]
Jul 20, 2005 (8:23 pm)
Which new kit are you talking about??? Nissan has so many that I can't count.
There has been some conversations where the latest supposedly last fix (May 2005), Nissan still will not guaranty. In fact to this date Nissan has not put anything in writing to their customers who are having these problems that the brakes are finally fixed. So anything that you hear is subject to scrutiny even from your dealer. Get it in writing from Nissan.
#3561 of 3836 Re: 05 Armada: New brake kit is a joke!!!! [galvang]
Jul 21, 2005 (7:59 am)
The latest kit is the one which replaces the front rotors with thicker ones, new front and rear pads with a different material.
#3562 of 3836 Re: 05 Armada: New brake kit is a joke!!!! [scott174]
Jul 21, 2005 (6:03 pm)
Well, I think the only thing I am pleased with is the brakes now. If you look back, you will see that I have had more than my share of problems. It is early to tell but I think I have about 3,500 miles on this set which is a record. No brake dust. Yes, you read right. No brake dust. I can't believe it. I washed my vehicle at one time and went 2 weeks and the vehicle was dusty but no brake dust. Talk about cutting down the wash time! They stop fine also, no shake. The problem I haven't resolved is my new set of tires are wearing! I thought I had the alignment problem licked. I have popping underneath the vehicle when I hit a bump and say turn at an angle. Like under stress it does it. They can't find it and I don't think the one tire will last as long as the last ones. I have about 5,000 miles on the one tire and it looks about like a 20,000 tire. I have 26,000 miles on my 2004 that I bought in Nov. 2003. I replaced one tire at around 13-14,000 miles (had a bolt in it but was worn out) and the others about 3-4,000 miles ago and 2 has noticable wear already. (back to the shop again next week!) Other problems I had have been worked out already. Roof fix worked and that really was a shocker to me. The bad shaking on the steering wheel when I hit bumps is scary. I don't think it is normal but service from Nissan said it is. I think it has something to do with my wearing tires. (i had a 4 wheel alignment at 12,500 miles or so by Sears because Nissan would not do it) Anyway, I have said it all before. This vehicle has major bugs. Get used to it or get rid of it because they all have the same problems from the factory. As I said before, a lot of people just aren't sensitive to things like this.
#3563 of 3836 Re: 05 Armada: New brake kit is NOT a joke!!!! [galvang]
Jul 21, 2005 (9:33 pm)
Nissan did put the 3yr unlimited guarantee in writing. I've got it. I also got the new system last month, free. Not dust, stops well. I feel for the 2003-2004 owners who had to deal with the brakes a bit long, but this 2005 vehicle of mine is fine. At least Nissan is paying for everything unlike several Toyota Tundra/Sequoia owners I know where the owners are paying for new brakes and rotors every 10k miles.
#3564 of 3836 Re: 05 Armada: New brake kit is NOT a joke!!!! [camlamarca]
Jul 21, 2005 (10:29 pm)
It seems some people are having some prelim success while others are not. The latest fix is with the thicker rotors and new pads, I concurr.
The tires are just unacceptable. I'm already on my 3rd set. Just recently I had a flat in the freeway and I had to tow the truck out to replace the tire with a spare. Needless to say that was expensive. Tires are wearing out fast both front and rear. I can conclude that the life of these tires are about 15K. Now Michelin offers the Cross Terrains in the Armada OEM size so these are much better quality tires. These tires may be tough to find and are expensive but a excellent choice to replace those sad ContiCraps.
Chances are I will not be keeping my Mada for to long as something is happening in the horizon.
#3565 of 3836 Got the Mada back today after 9 days....
Jul 22, 2005 (8:23 pm)
Had the truck in the shop for the 6th brake issue in less than 12000 miles. The Dealer said that they only had to turn the rotors, as they were "Warped & glazed" I took it in because they were making a whirling/grinding noise on hard stops. Pads were NOT replaced. Time will tell if this is THE repair. She was in the shop for so long because I had a list of things that needed tending too. Windows, door rattle, seat squeak, damaged seat memory switches, and a drivers door they screwed up on the last oil change. Whats next???
#3566 of 3836 Just got back
Jul 25, 2005 (9:42 am)
Did almost 2000 miles towing my 6,000lb trailer. The new brake kit is working well for me, no issues.
I also did some offroading, quite challenging stuff. The only issue I found was the sidesteps got a bit scraped up, take them off before offroading in the future. I also think the front bumper/skirt will cause issue for steep obstacles. I had no problem negotiating a nearly 20 mile long offroad trail. Good fun and the Armada did well.
Other than that turned 8000 miles and no other issues to report.
#3567 of 3836 Re: 05 Armada: New brake kit is a joke!!!! [scott174]
Jul 25, 2005 (5:33 pm)
I had the "new brake kit" installed at about 7K miles. Now at 12K they are starting to shake again however intermittently. Service guy did tell me then that there was no guarantee that the new rotors would work well for long. Plus, my front rims look just like the tires, completely black. They'll be replaced again 15k service.
#3568 of 3836 Re: 05 Armada: New brake kit is a joke!!!! [aggiedog]
Jul 26, 2005 (5:23 pm)
Well, Looks like I am not the only one. I have had the kit for under 3000 miles. I do drive a lot of stop and go, living in Southern California thats just the name of the game. I have a good source that tells me that the media is getting ready to start airing all the nasty brake issues. What will happen to the resale value of the Armadas/Titans with brake issues?? Who wants a truck that will need brakes and rotors faster than BMW'S
#3569 of 3836 Re: 05 Armada: New brake kit is a joke!!!! [aggiedog]
Jul 26, 2005 (5:24 pm)
Well, Looks like I am NOT the only one. (Just wait) I have had the kit for under 3000 miles. I do drive a lot of stop and go, living in Southern California thats just the name of the game. I have a good source that tells me that the media is getting ready to start airing all the nasty brake issues. What will happen to the resale value of the Armadas/Titans with brake issues?? Who wants a truck that will need brakes and rotors faster than BMW'S