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#293 of 687 Re: 2006 Armada [c_problems]
Apr 04, 2006 (9:36 pm)
It's a sign of things to come. I bought an 2005 2x4 SE Armada back in March 2005. First it was with the brakes. Love the exterior solid look and interior room. After washing the car within a day or so the front wheels were black with brake dust. Back wheels lagged a few days behind. I called the dealer and they said the brake pads were new and needed to "break in". After about 3k miles the wheels were black, could not keep them clean. By then I also noticed when braking the steering wheel would vibrate when braking "judder". Took the car to the dealer, they said the brake dust and judder was due to warped rotors and needed to be machined. They machined the front rotors washed the car and sent me on my way. Few days later the front wheels were black again. At 6k miles the judder resurfaced. Took it back to the dealer and they said there was a new brake kit from Nissan. They replaced all the brake pads on all four wheels and replaced the front rotors with bigger ones. At 12k miles have not had any more dust problems or judder. However, this is not the only problems I have had. I have also had problems with the radio in that the bass/treble/fade etc. controls do not work correctly when turning the knob. Also noticed water accumulation inside the passenger headlight. Took it to the dealer, after 4 hours with hungry two kids and a pregnant wife in the waiting room they replaced the headlight and told me the radio also needed to be replaced but they did not have it in stock. Had to return when it arrived to get it replaced. Other problems. The vehicle is a rattlebox. The roof rattles like crazy and gets rather annoying especially on long trips. The front and back interior also has some rattles. Towed my boat within the first week of getting the vehicle. After towing, I noticed a clicking sound in the middle of the undercarriage. Took it to the dealer, and they said it was something to do with adding grease to something. The sound went away temporarily but the clicking has come back. Still love the interior room and storage and bold exterior look but donít be fooled. With all the problems I have had and no end in sight, with fuel prices sky rocketing, with all the inconveniences of going to the dealer and this being the family vehicle. I had no choice but to get rid of this piece of junk. I am really disappointed with Nissan. I bought a 2000 Maxima and had it for 6 six years, no problems. But, after this I will never by another Nissan.
To end this long sad story with a happy ending, after only 12k miles I ended up trading it in for a foreign fully loaded minivan. Much better gas mileage, same payments and terms, easier access for my kids, leather, moonroof, etc. and most important: NO MORE HEADACHES.
#296 of 687 FREE AT LAST of my 04 Armada
Apr 07, 2006 (2:50 pm)
I purchased my 04 Armada in September 04. The ongoing problems have been listed a multitude times by Armada owners on this site already so I will not list them again. After 16 months of fighting with the dealership (who did not care) and fighting with Nissan (who did not care) I turned the whole mess over to an attorney. I've never done that in my life, but desperation and frustration will drive a person to take new roads. Finally, we have an offer we can live with and received the settlement papers today. This is our 8th Nissan - and our last. 2004 may have just been a "bad year", but after discovering that Nissan simply does not care about customer service or backing their products, they will never receive another dime of my money. (They don't care about that, either.) My final answer about Nissan - DON'T TAKE THE DEAL. If it's too late and you already did, save yourself some grief. Document EVERYTHING and send it to a lawyer. Unfortunately, Nissan will not work with you without one, but once you do that, they will pay you to make you shut up and go away. Works for me.
#297 of 687 Re: And you guys think you have had problems? [soldaustin]
Apr 07, 2006 (2:59 pm)
Read my post on 4/7/06. I think it's #284. You can still keep your vehicle if you really want to, but Nissan owes you something and you can get it. I do not have the attitude that the world owes me anything, but vehicles that come with this kind of price tag should NOT have these problems and the manufacturer must be held accountable. Okay -I'm off my soap box.
#298 of 687 NISSAN ARMADA GREAT TRUCK
Apr 08, 2006 (8:24 am)
Hi everyone traded in my o4 nissan titan in january NISSAN ARMADA SE and its a great suv its big powerful and good looking I think nissan is making great cars and trucks also have a 05 nissan maxima se and its great no problems so far going on a year. This is our 4 nissan and im 25 years old and my wife is 22 the cars are not that pricey like toyota and honda and american cars just suck there pos and not good looking there for old people. just wanted to know were i can get some splash guards for the armada went to dealer the showed me some thin ones way different from the rear one that came from factory parts guy said thats the only one they caries all the dealers said that wanted to know if titan ones fit any help thank you
#299 of 687 Re: And you guys think you have had problems? [memaw2287]
Apr 11, 2006 (6:04 pm)
Yep, Nissan and its dealers doesn't give a hooten crap about their greiving customers. The Armada proved to be a dark horse and just like you, I hired an attorney and Nissan came to terms. Never buy a Nissan again. Instead a bought a Honda and I'm a happy camper, again. What a difference in quality.
#300 of 687 Re: And you guys think you have had problems? [galvang]
Apr 12, 2006 (5:24 pm)
I have thought about the Pilot, but I go offroad in Assateague, which can be really soft sand. Have you used the Honda off road at all? I guess I am one of the Armada owners who have had minimal problems.. Little fit and finish stuff (2 overhead consoles) and the brakes having to be replaced at 20K (which the dealer took care of). But I am getting good wear out of the Conti's and the brake pad replacement eliminated the black rim issue as well. I really love driving the Armada, but have to admit that I am scared to death of the warranty expiring next year...
#301 of 687 Re: And you guys think you have had problems? [rshe]
Apr 15, 2006 (10:13 pm)
Did not get the Pilot. Rather I acquired the Ridgeline. Yes its a little smaller than thah the "Lemonarda". The quality is much better, It rides very smooth and the nav system is far superior. I'm close to 15K with no problems, what so ever, The voice activated NAVI and rear camera are my favorite optional features. Plus the good leasing deal that I negotiated makes this truck all the better.
Offroad is ok and is better than the Pilot. So is the tow rating.
So long Lemonarda.
#302 of 687 Re: And you guys think you have had problems? [galvang]
Apr 17, 2006 (1:39 pm)
I like the Ridgeline, by I need the 3rd row. That is what pushed me toward the Armada originally... I will probably go with the Sequoia next year...