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#252 of 687 Re: tires [soldaustin]
Jan 07, 2006 (8:23 pm)
">I have almost the same problem. I have a 2004 Armada and after 11000 miles the inner portion of the tire is worn out(all four tires). They replace my tires about 7 months ago and now guess what after 22000 miles? I have the same problem again. I dont know what kind of problems this armadas have.I think it is the auto levelling suspension, shocks and bushing that causes this problem, they already change the rotor and pads and my truck is not shaking anymore. I went to Tire Plus for alignment 9 times and rotate the tires every 5000 miles.
I have been in the dealership more than 35 times since I bought this truck. I have problems from cd player, brakes,auto levelling suspension, clearance at the back (height of the truck too high), window switches, door handles, air penetrates on the window, tire pressure sensor keeps beeping etc. etc. etc......Some of this problems are still outstanding. My main concern is the wheel alignment. Even after this truck is aligned, I bet you the alignment will be off again in 3 to 5 weeks. I try not to let my family ride this crappy truck because I am not sure if it is safe. I am about to give up and bring this concern to a lawyer. Nissan north america is a waste of time. they dont give a damn about us, I even wrote them a letter and nothing happen, but they forgot it is us who feed their families. Any suggestion? anybody? please help.
#253 of 687 Re: Sue nissan today [suenissan]
Jan 10, 2006 (8:12 pm)
i feel your pain....i too have had a lemon car before my armada...unfortunately, ive got another one on my hands...i have an 04' armada myself...i had my brakes repaired 2 times and then on the 3rd they replaced it with their "new" brake kit. so i figured that i was done with this nonsense...NOT! i just finished talking to my lemon law lawyer after nissan had to replace my "new and improved brake kit" that would solve all of their problems, with the same new kit...this is a joke. i've also had numerous problems with the gas gauge, automatic window openings, rear windshield wiper, and not to mention pathetic reception on my radio...i am so over this car...too bad for nissan cause this was the first nissan product i've even owned and its now the last....UGH
#254 of 687 I think you have scared me off Nissan
Jan 15, 2006 (12:10 pm)
I have been having little quality issues with my Suburban. I was thinking of trading it for a more reliable Japanese brand when the warranty is up, but now I fear the Armada won't be anymore reliable than the Burb. Are there any reliable big SUVs out there??
#255 of 687 Re: I think you have scared me off Nissan [bochevy]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 15, 2006 (12:43 pm)
Repair costs are a part of the True Cost to Own calculation. You can see the lowest TCO vehicles for 2005 here.
There's also JD Power star ratings for reliability for most cars here, but you have to look at each SUV individually to see them.
#256 of 687 Re: Armada trailer electrical system [qwert13]
Jan 15, 2006 (7:08 pm)
Yep. Got it in Dec 2005, and had the enhancement applied when I brought mine in a couple weeks ago for an oil change. It sounds like one of those things to back up people who might make a wiring mistake.
BTW, after having the latest brake fix done last June 2005, I have had absolutely no problems with the brakes.
Funny how the rest of the problems are all very minor things, usually present at some point in most vehicles. What a great engine, tranny, safety, and electrical system this vehicle has . . . the stuff that counts the most for me.
#257 of 687 Armada front windsheild cracked twice
Jan 16, 2006 (1:48 pm)
We have had our second windsheild crack. I am wondering if this is a design flaw. Has anyone else had problems?
Also, yes our driver side seat squeaks! Drives me crazy.
#258 of 687 Re: Armada front windsheild cracked twice [kimar]
Jan 17, 2006 (10:02 pm)
This also happenned to my wife's quest 97. I don't remember how the first time happenned, but after two new windshilds, I decided to look when people came to replace it. What I noticed, there was a little piece of glass left on the frame, inside the black silicon. It was not visible well, but because I new where the crack was starting every time, I checked that part after they took out the old windshield. These guys were not profesional I think, because they could not think how a little piece could break a whole "brand new" windshield.
So, next time you get to replace, make sure the frame is completelly cleaned out from older dry silicon before putting back the new one.
#259 of 687 Re: Driver's Seat in 2005 Armada Squeeks [jewels2]
Jan 18, 2006 (9:06 am)
Yes, I'm having exactly the same problem. I started to notice it about 3 weeks ago when the truck had 14k. It now has 14800 and the service department from my local nissan dealer just told me they took it for a drive and couldn't hear it. I refuse to go pick up the truck until they drive it again. If need be, I'll drive the truck with the service advisor in the truck. Any chance you've had someone look at yours? If so, what did they find?
Other than the brake problem and now this squeak I love the truck. I had the brake problem fixed at 3500 miles and now the brakes squeak some. The service advisor told me there's only about 15% front brake pads left? huh??? At less than 15k...less than 12 if they replaced the pads when they performed the service bulletin about the brake judder... less than 15k and need new pads... does that sound right? I don't ride the brakes or drive it like a corvette. I have one of those so no need to.
#260 of 687 Re: After TSB Fix Anybody Having Brake Problems [duke4848]
Jan 18, 2006 (9:21 am)
I received a warranty letter from Nissan about the brake judder problem and the extended the warranty for the brake judder problem to unlimited mileage within the 36month warranty period. You can bet I have that saved in a safe spot. I had it fixed at 3500 miles. But just in case.
#261 of 687 Re: Lemon Law [tt30]
Jan 18, 2006 (11:12 am)
I agree with you, I had to give back 2 Armada's thru the lemon law of the State of Ohio- this SUV is a piece of junk. I have had my brakes replaced 7 times-window wouldn't roll hack up i had to ride thru a rain storm from Hilton head, SC what fun!!!!, the alternator went out, I have driven plenty of SUV's this is the worst. I will never drive another one again.