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#595 of 687 Love the 2008 Armada... BUT !!!!!!!!!!
Feb 11, 2008 (3:50 pm)
My question to you guys is I am in the market for A new large SUV & I love the 2008 Armada, but from what I read like Consumer Reports, J.D. Powers and most of the unbias consumer mags. They rip on the Armada like no other large SUV on the market. I have owned several Nissans & they have all been great cars. Is the Armada that bad of A SUV ? Would it be throwing good money away if I purchased one? If they are such A bad SUV why has Nissan not done A better job in their large SUV segment and fix the problems. I don't know, I want the new 2008 Armada but I am very worried that it's A very large piece of JUNK!!!! What should I do? Thanks guys, Steveo1515
#596 of 687 Re: Love the 2008 Armada... BUT !!!!!!!!!! [steveo1515]
Feb 11, 2008 (4:57 pm)
Take a look at the 2008 Consumer Reports Buying Guide and you will see a huge improvement in the frequency of repair history for the '06 Armada versus the two earlier years. Granted in '06 there was still lots of room for improvement, but if you read the posts here from owners of '07's and '08's there seems to be a clear trend towards improvement. CR has continued to predict low reliability ratings because of all the disappointing past experiences, because that's all the data they had when they tabulated the results recently published. Sounds to me like Nissan is on the right track, but if having a problem free vehicle is your highest concern, this may not be the truck for you. I still don't think you can buy one today and expect a completely problem free vehicle. But will the issues be as severe as they were in '04 and '05, not likely. If you really love the truck, I would suggest it's now worth a look, keeping in mind that the truck may still not yet be bulletproof. Five months ago I bought a new QX56 (Infiniti's sister to the Armada) and I've had no trouble at all, perhaps I've been lucky.
#597 of 687 Re: Love the 2008 Armada... BUT !!!!!!!!!! [brad701]
Feb 11, 2008 (7:14 pm)
My 04 has been nearly trouble free (had to tighten a sway bar, and had the brake upgrades done by nissan, both covered under warranty).
For the $ you aren't going to find a more comfortable, capable vehicle. As with any vehicle there will be bad ones and good ones. Just the luck of the draw.
I haven't heard any catch fire like the new GM SUVs I heard on the news last night.
I tow 10,000lb High Performance Boat with mine and it tows it well and gets 10.5mpg at 65mph on the highway. Not too shabby if you ask me.
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#598 of 687 From--- I love the 2008 Armada BUT
Feb 13, 2008 (3:21 pm)
Thanks guys for you quick reply to my many questions, about negutave reviews on the 2008 Armada. Your answers have help me and my wife on this subject. But when spending very close to 50K I want to make A good and wise choice. If anyone else wants to reply I would like to here what you guys think. Also would the extra money for the Inf. QX56 be the better choice????????????
#599 of 687 Re: From--- I love the 2008 Armada BUT [steveo1515]
Feb 13, 2008 (3:30 pm)
Having gone through the numbers. It looks like the QX56 for 08 is a bit more expensive, and only gets HID headlights (you could get them for the Armada for about $135 on Amazon) a different look, painted roof rails, Infinity dealer service (loaner cars?), adaptive cruise control?, and perhaps 2nd row heated/cooled seats?
I don't think the few things available on the QX56 that aren't available on the Armada are worth the extra $$$$$.
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#600 of 687 Re: 2006 Nissan Armada Troubles [dehall]
Feb 22, 2008 (9:48 am)
Just wondering if you ever got this fixed? My 04 Armada is having the same problem. It will stall while driving down the road at 50 mph or when idling. Sometimes it will start right up after I pull off the road and turn the key, other times it will take a couple of tries to get it to start. The dealer has replaced both the fuel pump and the crankshaft position sensor to no avail. They thought that it might have to do with an aftermarket security system that was placed on the car by the dealer before I bought it . The removed the system but left all the wires under the dash. I've removed all the wires so see if that was the problem but it still happens. I called a car alarm dealer and explained the issue and he said that it was impossible for it to be caused by a security system. A security system would only disable a car from starting or even cranking but could never shut off a car while it was already running. He said that would be very dangerous and the systems are never designed to interfere with a car that is running.
Anyway, I'm thinking of telling the dealer to replace the IPDM. Please let me know whatever happened with your car.
#601 of 687 Re: 2006 Nissan Armada Troubles [mcromney]
Feb 22, 2008 (5:00 am)
Depends on how the aftermarket system is setup. For instance I do security installs on Subarus, and we designed our fuel-cut system to cut the ground wire on the fuel pump relay. So in theory if a part of our security system failed the fuel pump would cut out. This is also the most secure way to protect your car.
If I had to guess I'd say it's an IPDM issue.
#602 of 687 Re: Nissan Armada emergency brakes [mschlissel]
Feb 25, 2008 (1:41 pm)
i could really use your help
i think you are about the only person i have found that is having the same problem i am.
2007 armada hesitation jerking loss of power
nissan replaced valve body no change
#603 of 687 Re: Nissan Armada emergency brakes [ianppk]
Feb 25, 2008 (6:48 pm)
first nissan said its your rims and tires,but funny they are the exact same size!
now they are saying its my exhaust.
i only had new muffler put on.
so i take it to a trans shop aa#co,in 5 minutes they diagnose problem as torque converter and lock up solenoid failure.
my armada is 6 months old 22k
bad hesitation and jerking real bad on hwy.
#604 of 687 590 of 591 nissan armada emergency brake
Feb 26, 2008 (6:06 am)
The title is incorrect but the problem is the same. Look at these messages and you will find the trouble I had and the solutions that corrected my problem of stalling, sputtering, stopping etc.etc.etc. Item #556, 559, 565, 566, 567,and 568. the messages were sent to several people but the problem that corrected my troubles seemed to be more than one thing, as you read the things that were performed by the dealer. The dealer was only guessing at trying to find the problem and at my expence because it costed me $100.00 each time I took the auto in. under my extended warrenty. Only one time did I get a rental to replace my vehicle, that was the last time, when they put in the module (IPDM) and had to keep the auto and run it to check that it functioned correctly. The replacment of the fuel filter, fuel pump, computer and finally the Intergrated PowerI Distributor Module (IPDM), my stalling,hesitation and stopping problems are over, hope this help you with your troubles.