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#53 of 687 My Armada
Mar 11, 2005 (1:28 pm)
I've have a few problems myself. Bought mine in August 2004. It's been back for the following:
- Driver side window rattles when halfway down.
It was fixed and hasn't reoccured.
- Button to disable reversing sensor broke off.
It was fixed and hasn't reoccured.
- On a very cold day the driver side door lock froze in the "engaged" position so I couldn't fully close the door. It was fixed and hasn't reoccured.
- Rotors and pads went at 9500 (now have 10000) All replaced and haven't reoccurred.
Also I think I hear a slight rattling when I have the HVAC on anything higher that level 1. Not sure if this is a flaw but I haven't had it checked out yet.
Despite all of this I still love the truck. My Nissan dealer has dealt with all my problems swiftly and nothing has reoccured(yet).
Strange to say I can still recommend the vehicle despite my problems and everyone elses. It looks and handles beatifully and none of the problems have been dibilitating. The engine runs great, the transmission runs great, the 4WD runs great and I've have no electical problems and those are the things that would really scare me away.
#54 of 687 After Market Tires for Armada
Mar 11, 2005 (5:54 pm)
Has anyone found any after market tires to fit the Armada's 18 inch wheels? I've searched the major tire sites and can't find any. The Continental ones are no good on snow.
Thanks - 81 trekker
#55 of 687 armada problems
Mar 14, 2005 (3:06 pm)
I bought my armada 04 LE in DEC 03. I took it back the next day as the arm for the lift gate stopped working and it has been downhill since.
- drivers side window weather stripping replace 3 times - came off the track.
- other three window weather stripping also replaced for wind noise
- sunroof replaced twice and it's cover twice
- one hub replaced
- brakes replaced and turned 3 times in 17K miles
- door lock froze - unable to close unless in locked position
all the buttons for brakes/door adjustments have broken two to three times
I notice that the fuel gauge indicator sticks and the airbag light is intermittent.
Apparently there is no fix for the brakes - If it wasn't for my service person at Silver Star - I would have returned the car long ago. The only thing is the truck looks good but it's one problem after another. Never had any such problems with our Honda, Toyota or BMW.
#56 of 687 Re: Brakes and rattles [jmsully]
Mar 15, 2005 (8:31 am)
I purchased my Armada in Oct. 04, I've had it in 3 times for brakes and only 9,000 miles!!!! I am so tired of taking it in every couple of months and having to leave work and get rides... Also have rattles that they claim they can't find, rust on the door and broken lock on drivers side. I too love the vehicle but think it is more hassel than worth. Does anyone know anything about the lemon law in California?? Does the dealer have to take back the vehicle after this many returns for the sam issue? Very upset that this was not disclosed when I purchased the vehicle.
#57 of 687 Re: Brakes and rattles [frustrated1]
Mar 15, 2005 (12:36 pm)
See Below. These guys are good. It worked for me it may for you. Good Luck.
#58 of 687 Re: After Market Tires for Armada [81trekker]
Mar 15, 2005 (8:00 pm)
I too have the Conti-Craps and I live pretty close to Tahoe. I haven't had a problem in the snow with them thats if they still have tire treds. These tires wear out fast.
GoodYear has the same size tire (wrangler). There is some sizes to consider that will fit the 18" wheel, 255-70-18 and 275-65-18. Be aware of the load ratings on the tires.
#59 of 687 Pathfinder vs. Armada - SOON-TO-BE-BUYER
Mar 16, 2005 (9:15 am)
Apart from sizeand price, which car should i purchase?
The 04 Armadas had alot of problems since it was the first time they came out with this size. But now, most of the issues, if not all has been addressed. Is the Pathfinder going through the same cycle? I thought since Pathfinders have been around for a long time that they would or should not have any problems such as what i read hear. I thought all Nissan did was redesign the body in and out, and tweak some minor things.
If this all new design is gonna go through the whole cycle that the Armada did, wouldn't it be better for me to get the Armada? Help soon!!
#60 of 687 Re: After Market Tires for Armada [galvang]
Mar 16, 2005 (7:04 pm)
Thanks for your very useful information. Checked out the sizes you suggested and found one that might work by Goodyear. Will discuss with local dealer.
Thought you might enjoy seeing Nissan Consumer Affairs reply to my question. They don't have a clue.
Thank you for your correspondence to Nissan North America, Inc. It is always a pleasure to hear from one of our customers who has taken the time to write and provide us with comments about their vehicle.
We are sorry to hear of the concerns you have regarding the quality and design of your 2004 Nissan Armada?s tires. We recommend contacting your local Nissan dealer for technical assistance and recommendations. You may also contact your tire manufacturer directly for information regarding your tires.
Thank you again for writing to Nissan North America.
Consumer Affairs Specialist
Nissan North America, Inc
#61 of 687 Re: After Market Tires for Armada [81trekker]
Mar 24, 2005 (3:48 pm)
I replaced the bad Conti's at 25,000. Replaced them with Michelin Pilot LTX 275/65-18's. They are GREAT tires for this vehicle. Bought them from the tire rack. Fit perfect, no leaks. Not much difference in the ride, dry grip is incredible, pretty good in the snow (hit a snowstorm in Colorado in Feb...got 24 inches and the Armada on the Michelins plowed right through. They are great in the rain. If you do serious off roading...go with another tire, but if you are mostly on pavement, buy these Michelins. Hop on Tirerack.com and check out other peoples oppinions of them. It's the greatest place to do tire research. Good luck.
#62 of 687 Re: More on After Market Tires for Armada [big1sale]
Mar 24, 2005 (8:18 pm)
You are correct that the Michelin Pilot LTX is a good option. Would advise anyone interested in replacing the pathetic Continentals to go to www.tirerack.com
and put in the size, 275/60-18 or 285/60-18. (There are more tires under the latter size.) Note the survey results and reviews. Michelin, Yokohama and possibly Bridgestone seems to have good tires in the latter size. Check with your local Nissan dealer if you want to be sure on size and load issues. Unfortunately, there do not seem to be any good all-terrain tires at this point.