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#12 of 130 Re: Nissan Armada Brake go to floor at time with noise. [mictouch]
Dec 02, 2011 (12:17 pm)
Yes, I have the same problem. I bought my 2006 Armada used from a local dealer in my hometown. Less than 3 weeks after I purchased the vehicle my Brake, Slip and VDC Off light came on in my vehicle. When I pulled up to a stop sign to stop, my brake pedal went to the floor and I had very little breaking ability. The noise was a grinding sound as well as the pulsating in the pedal and the steering wheel began to shake. I took it back to my dealer and they investigated and told me that the brake pads for the Armadas were made to small and that it was causing the problems. Needless to say, I am a single mother of two and I cringe everytime that light comes on for fear that one day I will not be able to stop and my babies will be in the vehicle with me. I have done alot of research today here on Edmunds on this issue and see that we are not the only people with this problem. I like yourself took my Armada to the local Nissan dealer and explained the problem and like you, they looked at me like I was insain. I was told that my vehicle would have to be acting up for them to be able to pull the codes and see what the problem is. I just had new brake pads put on my Armada less than a month ago and last Sunday it happened again. I would love for someone to enlighten me on what the actual problem is with these Armadas so I can get mine fixed. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
#13 of 130 Re: Brake Boosters [05blackarmada]
Dec 02, 2011 (12:21 pm)
I want to be on that petition. My Armada scares me to drive it sometimes as I have 2 daughters that I would just die if something ever happened to them. Please let me know when this petition becomes available.
#14 of 130 Nissan Armada Brake Problems
Feb 24, 2013 (5:08 pm)
Nov 07, 2006 (8:20 pm)
I wrote a few weeks ago about the latest brake fix for the Armada. I had stated the the rep met with us and said that the engineers finally found the problem which was related to the electrical system that was sending wrong signals to the brakes. I have to report that the fix has worked so far and the SUV drives totally different than before. If any of you are still having brake problems, make sure you take your Armada in and tell them you want the latest electrical fix. Hopefully this will be the end of this problem. If it would crop up again....I will write.
#16 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [shopinful]
Dec 28, 2006 (12:06 pm)
I concur with shopinful's recommendation.
I too had this problem 72hrs after purchasing an 04 SE Off-Road Armada with 20k miles.
The braking system ceased to work while traveling on a heavily populated street, luckily there was a turning lane that gave me adequate room to stop before reaching the intersection. Symptoms: Brake peddle fell to the floorboard, grinding was felt and heard, dash brake light came on. It felt like the brake pads fell off the calipers and the calipers and rotors were rubbing against each other to stop the truck, which didn't happen. I had roughly 20% braking power, compared to normal, when this occurred. I came to a stop on a side road, read the owners manual concerning the dash brake light. The manual advised me to check the break fluid, and if full, take to a NISSAN dealership. Therefore, I brought it to a NISSAN dealership immediately. Within 10mins a mechanic noticed the upgraded braking system was already added to the truck before I purchased the vehicle. Therefore, their approach to fix the problem was reprogram the VDC control unit.
Here's the info from my work order receipt:
Reprogrammed VDC Control Unit
(Reprogrammed VDC As Per Bulletin NTB06-040)
Fail Code: 32
Nissan Bulletin NTB06-040
It's been over 2 weeks now and the brakes are working normally. Hopefully, this is the real brake fix! I will keep everyone posted if something changes.
#17 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [bradj3]
Dec 28, 2006 (12:46 pm)
It has been quite a few months now and the brakes are working great. It took Nissan quite a while to find the problem but I think they finally solved it. Glad it worked for you too.
#18 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [bradj3]
Jan 31, 2007 (6:53 pm)
Just a report.....the brake fix is still working. My husband tested it to the max this last weekend on the interstate. Drove much faster than he should of and had a few quick stops.....brakes worked like a charm since the last fix. To the person asking about current model....I do believe that Nissan FINALLY has fixed this problem once and for all. Thank heavens!! Now that our SUV is fixed I am really enjoying it.
#19 of 130 brake issue
Jun 18, 2007 (8:21 am)
i am just wondering have you guys find out if the brake issue still exists?
#20 of 130 Re: brake issue [wai1480]
Jun 18, 2007 (8:36 am)
Brakes still working perfect!! I guess the last fix with the computer system worked. It took a long time but am so glad this is behind us.
#21 of 130 Re: brake issue [shopinful]
Jun 18, 2007 (6:12 pm)
Mine is working well towin 10k lbs on a regular basis.