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#581 of 687 Re: Nissan Armada emergency brakes [mom15]
Dec 07, 2007 (5:42 pm)
I had this exact same problem occur repeatedly with my 2005 Infiniti QX56 (it's the same as the Armada). The dealer couldn't duplicate the problem and refused to fix anything after 3 visits (about a week total in the shop). The next time it happened (visit #4), I parked the truck on their lot and refused to drive it until they fixed it. The repeated words "This vehicle isn't safe and shouldn't be driven" finally seemed to get through to them. I wasn't about to risk my life and lives of others in this vehicle.
I guess it took being persnickity to get them to budge because guess what?... There was a problem with the ABS. And they knew about it. It took 4 visits to the dealer for Infiniti to authorize the warranty repair!
To be fair, I may not have explained things correctly to the dealer. At first, I too thought it was a problem with the emergency brake. If the emergency brake light comes on, isn't it reasonable for the lay person to assume there's a problem with the emergency brake? How the heck would I know what all the error codes are and what all the flashy blinky lights mean? I'm not a mechanic.
But I do find it really hard to believe the dealer doesn't know about this problem now. I did my kicking and screaming to Nissan about a year ago, and it seems that other people in this forum have been through similar things. Your dealer should look at his tech bulletins again.
I wouldn't go quite so far to say the Armada/QX56 is a lemon, but it really has had more than it's share of problems. Am I too demanding to want my brakes to work, or not have the car suddenly grind to a stop on the freeway?
On the bright side, I'm really happy with my new 2008 Land Rover I traded for the Infiniti. Just hope I'm not going from the frying pan into the fire.
#582 of 687 Re: help! sensor light problem, can anyone help? [gbaja]
Dec 29, 2007 (7:37 pm)
I had the same problem when I bought my truck two yrs ago . It was brand new at the time. Dealer in Belleville, Il told me it is a common problem and had the whole sensor changed. it has been fine since.
#583 of 687 brake light on & grinding noise
Jan 03, 2008 (11:32 am)
I just came back from the dealer and told them that the other day my brake light was on and my brakes are grinding while sitting on the traffic. It happen 3 times in less than 10 minutes and I have to turn off the engine to restart the computer and other gizmos on these %#*^%#* truck. The dealer cant find anything wrong and told me to bring the truck while the brake light is on so they can see it with their computer reader. How can you drive a vehicle in that condition, can anybody give me an intelligent suggestion to my problem? thanks
#584 of 687 Re: brake light on & grinding noise [gbaja]
Jan 03, 2008 (12:01 pm)
While standing in traffic, does the grinding noise go away if you apply more force to the brake pedal?
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#585 of 687 Re: brake light on & grinding noise [tidester]
Jan 05, 2008 (12:27 am)
no it doesnt go away even if you push the pedal a little more or pump it, this sounds like the ABS is engaging for no reason. The only time it will stop from grinding & turning off the brake light on my dashboard is when I turn off the engine completeley and start it again....what do you think I have here pal.
#586 of 687 Re: brake light on & grinding noise [gbaja]
Jan 05, 2008 (1:30 am)
Just a guess but it could be one of the speed sensor, hydraulic control unit or the electronic control unit for your ABS system. Anyone else have any ideas?
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#587 of 687 Re: brake light on & grinding noise [tidester]
Jan 05, 2008 (11:30 am)
I believe it's a software update on the brake control unit. Fairly common on the Armada and has been discussed I believe higher up in this thread.
#588 of 687 Re: brake light on & grinding noise [gbaja]
Jan 05, 2008 (6:27 pm)
Had the same problem. There is a TSB out on it. The need to reprogram the ABS module. It takes abou an hour or so.
#589 of 687 Re: brake light on & grinding noise [rshe]
Jan 07, 2008 (6:10 pm)
Thanks for the info guys. BTW if there is a TSB (to reprogram the TSB module) are they going to fix it for free if your are out of warranty? Thanks again............
#590 of 687 Re: 2006 Nissan Armada Troubles [paisan]
Jan 14, 2008 (1:47 pm)
To all who have had problems with the Armada stalling and losing power, you also cant accelerate, my dealer is very good and helpful and after many weeks in the shop we think we conquered it. We worked through the main airflow filter down to the catalytic converter, inbetween also the airflow manifold also was replaced all seems well now , the mechanic kept the car and kept driving it each time it happened he put it on the computer and fixed the problem that came up reset the computer and drove it again.