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Feb 11, 2006 (10:36 am)
hi everyone please tell me waht to do about my 2006 nissan armada the door keeps openning up or it does not close it is the the passenger door on my passenger side i hade my kids move form that side and sit all in the back of the car i taken twice to the service dept and they keep fixing it with new door parts but it either opens up while i drive or it wont shut please help me i want to return it to them and exchange a mini van instead
#276 of 687 Re: 2006 Armada [hutto]
Feb 13, 2006 (4:19 pm)
Not sure if the 2006 model year has eliminated the brake problems. Might want to investigate if they re-engineered the brakes since they were undersized in the 04 and 05 models. I own an 05 with the same brake problems you have read about. I haven't experienced the same issues regarding doors not closing, windshields breaking or dashboards rattling. Remember, no car is perfect. Other than the brakes and some driver side window rattles, I like the vehicle. Gets bad gas mileage, but I expected that. Goes through snow like there was none. Power from V8 is great.
Good luck with your search.
#277 of 687 Body Control Module Failure
Feb 15, 2006 (3:54 pm)
We have an 04 basic model that we put 36000 miles on in about 18 months, mostly traveling up and down the east coast. Since gas went up in Sept., it's spent most of the time in the garage and we drive the other vehicles.
I was going to drive it somewhere so I knew I had to check the tires first. I then decided to start it since it had not been started for a few weeks. It would not turn over. So, I jumped it with the 02 Mustang which was next to it in the garage. (The Mustang's battery was much smaller but it did the job.)
We drove it wherever and got it back home just fine. I had also noticed that the interior lights were not working so I took it to the Nissan dealer. They called to tell us that the "body control module" had failed which would have to be replaced at a cost of about $550. Fortunately, we had the extended warranty which covered the cost less $50 deductible.
After picking it up, we noted that my single key would start it but my wife's would not. Her remote would also not open the door. The dealer suggested they need to be reprogrammed. He reprogrammed them at no cost and the big truck is doing fine.
The dealer also stated that the battery had likely failed because of the control module failed.
I'm posting this here so others may be aware of such a failure and it's symptoms. If your battery goes dead for no obvious reason and/or one or more of your keys/remotes do not work, and/or interior lights/door locks, etc. don't work, it could be the body control module is gone.
This is the ONLY major failure we have had although the brakes were serviced twice. We are generally happy with our big truck. Guess they built a few that are ok.
#278 of 687 Re: i need help [docsgurl]
Feb 17, 2006 (3:01 pm)
I had a problem with my door, it wouldn't close.After 23,000 miles of headaches and at least 12-15 trips to the dealer traded for a Honda Pilot.20,000 miles 0 trips to the dealer.
#279 of 687 And you guys think you have had problems?
Feb 18, 2006 (9:56 am)
I am an old poster on this site but haven't posted in a long time but have been watching. If you look back at my old posts, you will see I have had these repairs and new ones since my last post on my 2004 Armada I bought in November of 2003. They are roof repair (roof not attached to the interior supports, bad!) Brakes replaced several times then finally the fix we have waited on and it it worked I am glad to say, clicking in rear end, bearings needed some some of adjustment and work (tsp on this) squeaky seats and still squeak, loud and I mean loud squeak from the front end that I found myself. Close the drivers door and it would squeak up front even. Popped the hood and no squeak. They greased the hood stops is all. I didn't know you had to do that, (took 3 trips to get that figured out) squeaks in the dash, mostly fixed, sun visor fell off when I drove off the lot the first time I bought it. It hit me on the forehead and nose and cut my head, fun!, Passenger sun visor later almost fell off, front console busted from the factory and loose and squeaking (took about 3 or 4 months to get the part to get it replaced) Main console loose had to be tightened, replaced one tire at around 12 or 13k miles worn out, others lasted until the low 20's. Nissan would not cover it as I had just passed the 12k warranty mark. I had taken it in for the wearing every time it went in. So in the end I got a new set of tires which started wearing that of course I had to pay for. Sears aligned all 4 wheels said they were off. Kept wearing. Finally I paid Nissan to align and it seemed to fix the problem. I think there was more to it than alignment and I will explain why later, when it heats up a diesel sound from under the hood which is the last thing they haven't been able to fix. There is a fix for a purge valve and I brought that to their attention but they said they can't hear it. There is much more I am sure as I have done so much and it has been in the shop so many times I haven't counted. This last time it will be right at 2 weeks. My warranty was running out at 36k miles so I thought, well last chance to get everything covered. I have a bad screeching sound in the front end when it is cold you notice more if you go over a bump. Speed bumps especially. Sounds like worn out springs on a '64 Chevy. They have tired to find it 2 other times but no luck. Finally this last time they heard it and said it was a terrible sound. Well, they couldn't find anything wrong after they got it in the shop. Then it warmed up and no sound. It turned cold yesterday and it was doing it all day and they said they had to lubricate some bushings. Sounds like a temporary fix to me, not sure. The good thing that came out of this test drive is he said they heard another bad bumping under the vehicle and it was so bad, they pulled over and was considering having it towed back as it sounded like something loose hitting the floor. Well, I had taken it in for this no less than 3 times but nothing was found so I didn't even bother mentioning this time as I felt they would not fix it. He said they put the screeching on hold at that point and got it in the shop and upon inspection they found.. drum roll... I have 2 missing body bolts and he said my body was slapping against the frame on the drivers side as you turned or hit a bump. Now why couldn't they notice this before??? He said they wouldn't let me have it back until the bolts came in on monday. He said he considered it unsafe to drive. He said they were loose. I asked him how loose. He said they were so loose they fell out and are missing. Hmmm.. I bet it never had them. I can go on and on as I am sure there are things I have missed. Here is one last thing. I am not a picky driver and my last new vehicle before the Armada was a Isuzu Trooper and had only been in the shop the whole time I had it for service for a torn leather seat which was warranted. That was it. At this point I think I have everything fixed except the diesel sound from under the hood, nuisance but doesn't seem to have an effect on performance as it has done it since new. I want to love the vehicle and now I do enjoy driving it but it has been a long hard road. I had talked about trading it before but the resale was so bad and mine looks mint! Now I am afraid of whatever else that wasn't tightened from the factory that could cause harm. Good luck all and sorry for the long post.
#280 of 687 Oh, one other thing..
Feb 21, 2006 (9:21 am)
I forgot one thing. My drivers door came became loose and had dropped down. THe bolt that holds the top hinge was about to fall out. I don't know how it stayed on really and how it didn't get wedged in the door. I told the dealer what it was and let them fix it or they would have said I did something to it. I think these things just didn't have anything tightened like they were supposed to be.
#281 of 687 Survey on 2006
Feb 22, 2006 (12:38 pm)
I'm in the market for a new large SUV. I love the style, size, power everything about it but.....are all the bugs worked out on the 06 Armada? Would anybody recommend this vehicle?
#282 of 687 Re: 2006 Armada [me109box]
Feb 26, 2006 (4:22 pm)
I have been driving my 2004 Armada for more than 30K and I have experienced most of what I read on this forum. Everything shaped up some time ago about 10K back and it's running well now. I put it to hard use pulling a 32' Travel Trailer up and down steep hill up and back from Ontario and out to Tennessee. I do have a peculiar issue now that the dealer says "doesn't seem to be of any consequence" After driving awhile (an hour or so) and everthing is warmed up I get a strange popping and crackling sound coming from underneath about midway This occurs when I shut it off and continues for about 10 min.
Does this sound familiar to anyone and what does it suggest. There is no smoke or an odur coming out??
#283 of 687 Re: Survey on 2006 [jag8730]
Mar 01, 2006 (9:44 am)
Purchased my '06 Fri.20.Jan. Experience to date very positive. Largest vehicle I've ever owned. Great handling & amazing sense of stability. Very comfortable. Hope future models are more fuel efficient as I'd like to remain with an SUV Armada's size (I take care of vehciles & hold on to them. Not a frequent trader.). Enormous interior space. Highly recommended this writing, but it's very early in my ownership.
#284 of 687 Re: Survey on 2006 [jag8730]
Mar 01, 2006 (2:01 pm)
stay away from this vehicle at all costs!!!! unless you have a very special relationship with you dealer and want to see them a few times a month, buy something else!!!
there has never been a vehicle produced that as poorly designed and built as this vehicle.