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Nissan Armada, Nissan Titan, SUV
#2 of 129 Re: Brake upgrades on 2005 Armada/Titan [portman200]
Oct 15, 2009 (6:08 pm)
I have a titan truck 2004 and let me tell you I had my share of warp rotors, front and rear, mainly fronts, Nissan covered me up to 75,000 miles and now on my own, so I did alot of research on brakes and bought the slotted/ dimpled rotors for the front and rear, and semi metallic pads, I only have 200 miles right now on these rotors so time will tell. I had a very hard time removing the rear rotors and found out why-- The emergency brakes shoes ( both sides) came unglued---bonded pads-- and made a deep grove in the rotor/ drum making the rotor very hard to come off. So if anyone has a hard time removing the rear rotors, your emergency brakes shoes are wiped out. also make sure you replace all parts for the emergency brakes,adjusters, clips etc.
#3 of 129 Re: Brake upgrades on 2005 Armada/Titan [titan8]
Oct 18, 2009 (8:24 pm)
I tow an 11,500lb Cigarette Boat trailer with my 04 Armada. I have 65k miles and replaced the rotors once around 30k with OEM Rotors and Akebono Pro Act Ceramic Pads. So far at 65k miles the pads and rotors are fine. I did upgrade the pads and rotors and braking system on the boat trailer to discs from drums which helped a bit. Otherwise though I've had good luck.
I never suggest doing drilled or dimpled rotors due to it creating weak points in the rotors.
#4 of 129 Nissan Armada Brake go to floor at time with noise.
Sep 20, 2011 (9:53 pm)
Hello everyone, I bought one of the first Nissan Armada LE models when they first came out in 2004. I burned through my first set of front brake pads off the Armada in 3,500 miles. Then I went every 7,500 miles to the dealer to have them replaced under warranty and finally they admitted they were having a recall on many of the brake parts. Another problem came about around 10,000 miles - I was also having another problem with the brakes. THE PEDAL GOES ALMOST TO THE FOOR at times and you can hear the Anti-Lock module and other body control modules growling and making all kinds of noise. I drove it straight to the dealer and went inside to talk to the service advisor and when he walked out to drive the Armada it did nothing. He told me that if he wrote it up and had the mechanic look at it that he would find nothing. I said so you want me to drive away and get into an accident and he looked at me like I was crazy. This problem with the brake pedal going to the floor and all the noise didn't happen again for another few months and again I drove it to the dealer. I finally figured out that turning the ignition key off and back on again reset something and it temporarily fixed the problem. I have had it to the dealer at least 6 times while they kept replacing my brake pads and dealing with the annoying brake problems that they knew how to fix and every time I mentioned the brake pedal going to the floor - I always got the same response - They looked at me like I was crazy and they swore they never heard of this problem. I wrote Nissan on a couple different occasions and NEVER GOT A REPLY!!!
I just recently had it to the dealer for new exhaust manifold under a recall warranty fix at around 98,000 miles. At that time I drove away from the dealer after they completed the exhaust work and all the lights were on - on my dashboard. I drove it back in the service department and said they needed to do more work. They ended up replacing the BCM (Body Control Module) and when I drove out of the driveway of the dealer I noticed that the Engine Service light was on. He told me I needed to make anther appointment and bring it back - so I did. I got it back with the light still on and they told me I needed a sensor replaced in the exhaust (Which they just worked on) and it would be $240. I passed and said you guys broke something and you should fix it. A week later the brake pedal went to the floor and I reset the ignition key and it cleared the brake pedal problem. In the past 1,000 miles the brakes have gone to the floor with the grinding and growling noise as many times as four times in one day.
Does anyone have these problems with their Armada's and "What is the FIX"???
Thank you so much... Gary
#5 of 129 Re: Nissan Armada Brake go to floor at time with noise. [mictouch]
Oct 11, 2011 (7:19 pm)
Everything you are describing is happening to my 2005 Nissan Armada. Everything you had replaced I also had replaced and my brakes are making the same horrible grinding noise and I have to restart the engine, and all lights turn off for about 15 minutes and then the problem initiates again. I have taken the truck to the dealership and they indicated that the problem was the brake booster and it would cost about $800 to fix. I would fix it but they keep saying its something else and I have had this problem for over a year, off and on. I am waiting for a reply from a person who posted their video on youtube to see what was the final verdict. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmtpofDbJR8
Check out the video, see if this is what is happening to your truck, it is what is happening to mine
#7 of 129 Abdul Aziz from KSA - Jeddah
Oct 27, 2011 (2:24 am)
i have armada 2006
i have the same problem
The brake light comes on while driving. I have to turn off truck and turn it back on to reset break light. If I use brakes when light is on the brake does not work good , It makes a springy crunching noise when brake is pressed
I am doping my kids to school every day in my car , Anyone have a solution to my problem please post it ASAP
#8 of 129 Re: Abdul Aziz from KSA - Jeddah [abdulaziz119]
Oct 29, 2011 (3:48 pm)
My husband recently replaced the brake booster and we had the back rotors turned. The truck is running great. I hope this helps.
More info can be found on the following thread
Hope this helps
#9 of 129 resolved the brake issue
Nov 04, 2011 (3:05 pm)
I have an 08 Armada that did the same thing. Light went on, ABS kicks in and the brakes start grinding and shaking with almost no braking power. Needless to say when I turn the car off then on again it is fine until it happens again. None of the dealerships said they ever heard of this. But after a mechanic friend of mine told me it was the abs engaging, I called another dealer and told him this "the brake light is coming on and it is engaging the ABS". What do you know he said he knew right away what it was. They replaced the brake booster and it runs great! He did say that although this is not common in the 2008 model it is very common in the 04-06 models. Oh, and when they put it on the diag machine, the code for the booster was in there. It seems that on the older models the code does not store and so the dealers have no clue what it is.
Nov 21, 2011 (3:24 pm)
I have been dealing with this problem w/ my 05 Armada for over a year.
I brought my car in the dealer 3 times, the first time w/ the grinding/bake light/ABS problem I spent over $1,200 for new rotors and brake pads. A few months later the same grinding problem occured, I towed my car in the dealer again, but they could not find any problems at all specially when they have records of the new brakes work done. The third time it happened on the freeway and it nearly cause an accident. I took my car back again, all inhouse mechanics there could not figure out what the grinding/noise/brake problem was with my car, except when I'm about to pick up my car, the guy at the frontdesk said the computer shows that I need to replace the brake boosters...! He laso said, if it happens again, pull over, turn off the engine, and restart after a few minutes to reset the boosters, but it is a temporary fix and that will not solve the problem until I replace the parts. He said it will cost about $850...!
If you have replaced these boosters, please verify that $850 is for 4 boosters or just the 2 front wheels.
I am planning to have a petition for all you Armada owners to sign. I believe this problem warrants a recall from Nissan.
#11 of 129 Re: Brake Boosters [05blackarmada]
Nov 27, 2011 (12:57 pm)
I have a 06 Armada and this brake failure just happen to me. It's Sunday and the Service Department at Nissan in San Diego is closed. Thanks for your post. I'll have them check out the brake boosters. Do you know if there is a recall on this problem?