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#657 of 687 Re: 2004 Nissan Armada.Canada..should we do it?? [denjo]
Feb 27, 2009 (3:43 am)
I can confirm that you are being lied to! The brakes are no different whatsoever. Car dealers will tell you anything to get you to buy. I would strongly urge you to avoid buying one of the early Armadas. They had lots of problems, not just the brakes. When Nissan opened the assembly plant in Misssissippi, they had huge quality control problems that they even admitted to. Take a look at Consumer Reports and you'll see that the '04 Armada makes their list of "vehicles to avoid" and look at their frequency of repair records. You can do much better.
#658 of 687 maintaining this rolling house!
Apr 02, 2009 (7:36 pm)
I have an 07 that I bought new. The only problems Ive had were the carpet pulling away from the floor,(which was replaced at no cost) and the passenger door windows giving me wind noise. The passenger side rear door window was loose to the touch it would move side to side. Has anyone else had window problems.
Everything else is fine on this. I love driving it. I also need advice on tires. My crappy continentals are worn now as I am at 36,000 miles they dont make me feel confident on wet roadways. Any ideas? Oh yeah, I also run Mobile 1 synthetic oil in the engine, its changed religiously at 5000 miles is it really necessary to pay the dealer for this 30,000 mile service? are there any suspension upgrades recommended for towing heavy trailers. 07 SE 2wd
#659 of 687 Re: maintaining this rolling house! [roadtrip01]
Apr 02, 2009 (8:38 pm)
I love my 2004 Armada. Just drove from Minneapolis to Denver to Grand Canyon to San Diego and back... No problem with windows at all. 47,000 miles on Continental tires, but would need a replacement as well - so would like to hear an advise on tires too. I've done 30K and 45K service, and I also use synthetic oil for 5,000 miles.
#660 of 687 Re: maintaining this rolling house! [tt30]
Apr 06, 2009 (1:19 pm)
Today I did some research on tires and found Michelin lattitude for 280 each right now if you buy 3 you get 1 for a $1.00. this deal runs through the 15th of April. My truck will be sitting on those come Thursday!! These tires have a 720 tread rating. The LTX M/S that were on my old truck had a 600 tread rating or something close to that, and those were able to last to 60,000 miles so I believe these tires should take me to 100,000 miles. My window was tightened up today at the dealer at no charge. They removed the door panel and tightened something up. That stopped the wind noise!
#661 of 687 Continuos squeak in the rear AC control dashboard
Apr 29, 2009 (1:19 pm)
I just got my 4x4 Armada 2009 (4K miles) and been several times with the dealer for noices. First a chassis braket was loose, then the exhaust manifold had a leak producing a pinging under passenger foot. Now and while moving I hear a continuos squeak in the rear ac control dashboard. Can I spry some DW40 inside the dashboard? has anyone had this problem?
#662 of 687 Bad Paint Job on Armada
Jun 26, 2009 (12:16 pm)
I have a 2009 Armada that I bought at the end of February. After its first wash, the car was guys noticed dull spots about the size of a quarter up to the size of a half dollar all down the drivers side and above the doors on the drivers side. I took it in to the Nissan dealership that I bought it from. They had the detail man use a "Magic" liquid to get the spots out. When I left if looked okay to me. Then a few days later, I had it washed again. Out in the sun I noticed the majority of the spots back again. Where the spots were gone, swirls appeared from the "Magic" solution. I returned, yet again, to the dealership. They are sending my Armada to a body shop for the drivers side to be clear coat buffed and repainted if the buffing does not work. I recently got hail damage on it and took it to get an estimate. The estimator said that if they repaint it, it will never look right and that I should get my money back or trade it in because I will never be happy with it. Any advice on what I should do would be GREATLY appreciated.
#663 of 687 Sunroof Drain plugs
Aug 05, 2009 (10:01 am)
Has anyone ever heard that you have to clean the sunroof drain plugs on an Armada? My wonderful dealership charged my $101 to clean 4 drain plugs. The 2007 Armada was leaking water next to the passenger door. I assumed it was covered under warranty. Stupid me.
Thanks in advance for any comments.
#664 of 687 Re: Sunroof Drain plugs [bud_foxx44]
Aug 05, 2009 (11:36 am)
They aren't really drain "plugs", they are drain "tubes", and they can get clogged with leaves and other debris, especially if you often park under trees. I believe all vehicles with sunroofs (except the after market flip up type) have them. I can understand why it would not be covered under warranty, but $101??? You could have flushed them out in a few minutes with a garden hose.
#665 of 687 Re: Sunroof Drain plugs [shark715]
Aug 07, 2009 (3:21 pm)
Shark, does it say it anywhere int he owner's manual to check and clean them?? Where exactly are they? I have had sunroofs in different cars for over 20 years and never heard about them.
I still think my dealership could have have told me over the phone to check them but they say they can't diagnose over the phone. Meadowlands Nissan WILL NEVER SEE me again!!
#666 of 687 Re: Sunroof Drain plugs [bud_foxx44]
Aug 08, 2009 (12:03 pm)
Bud, I've had several cars with factory sunroofs and I've never seen a manual that calls for periodic cleaning of the sunroof drains. Normally they never need to be cleaned because normally the only thing that would get in there would be a minimal amount of water that might get past the sunroof gasket. Did your dealer mentioned what they were clogged with? Open your sunroof and look inside from above the truck. Pour a small cup of water outside the frame (not inside, where it will go into the headliner) and you will see it go down the drain(s)...there will be one or two on each side of the frame (and watch where it comes out under the truck). I'm generally not a big fan of dealers (I call them "stealers"), but they are right...there's no way they could have diagnosed the problem over the phone, and assuming they spent a hour diagnosing and fixing the problem, you can't expect them to do it for free if Nissan won't reimburse them. On the other hand, you should question if they even tried, as they make a much higher profit off non-warranty repairs versus the flat rate that Nissan reimburses them for warranty work. You should contact Nissan and complain that the repair should be covered under warranty (assuming your truck is still under warranty) because the sunroof drains stopped working the way they should. It will be interesting to hear what their excuse is, or maybe they will cover it if you make a little bit of noise. But if it turns out you somehow allowed something to get in there and cause the problem, it's understandable why they won't want to cover it. If you politely ask to be reimbursed, they just might see a way to do so in the name of good customer relations. I also live in north Jersey and have heard bad things about the service department at Meadowlands. I wish I could recommend a better dealer, but I've been to many other Nissan dealers in the area, and they all seem to be dishonest.