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Nissan Armada, Nissan Titan, SUV
#114 of 131 Re: 2006 Nissan Armada Brake Problems [ritz23]
Dec 07, 2011 (7:00 pm)
I feel validated by this website. The Nissan dealership made me feel like I was crazy. Even after my brakes locked/ slipped and I ended up in the middle of an intersection. I was towed to the dealer and they said my brakes seemed normal. My 2005 armada had huge brake repairs in 2010 and again. In 2011. I've replaced booster. I don't trust my car anymore. What should we do?
#115 of 131 Re: Brake Issues [jrust]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 07, 2011 (7:02 pm)
Please don't ask for "personal" help via email. We all benefit when a problem is discussed on the open forum. Thanks.
Dec 08, 2011 (10:09 am)
I am so sorry that you are having this same problem. I did have the brake booster reprogrammed back on 2007 for around $800 at my local dealership, and no it was not covered by the extended warranty I purchased from them when I purchased the car. I did not have the problem again for about 7 months and then it started up again. I had no luck with either Nissan dealership they both acted like I was a stupid uneducated soccer mom who is paranoid. I was frustrated with the the issues I was having so in 2008 I traded the vehicle in. It is unfortunate that a large company has no social conscious and is knowingly endangering the citizens of this country and does not take responsibility for a problem they are well aware of to save a dollar. I will never purchase a Nissan again and have wrote this off as a costly experience, but feel safer driving a different vehicle.
#117 of 131 Brake problem with 2004 Armada
Apr 20, 2012 (9:40 am)
Hello all, I hate to sound like a broken record, but I truly need some help with my issue. About a week ago, my 4 year old daughter and I were backing out of a parking space and all of a sudden, i heard this exteremly loud noise, and the brake light came on. I also heard this grinding noise and it scared me sensely. I stopped in the middle of traffic and after panicking, I just turned the truck off and sat there. When I started the truck back up, the brake light went off and I finished backing up. When I put it into drive the noise came back and the brake light came back on. I went through the same procedure and after sitting for about a minute or two, I started the vehicle back up and it ran fine. it hasn't happened anymore since then, but after reading some post on this forum, I have a feeling it will be back. What can we do to fix this problem. I just paid my vehicle off and I have no desire to trade it in and start over with car payments. Is there a solution?
#118 of 131 Re: Brake problem with 2004 Armada [ladywtrk]
May 08, 2012 (9:13 am)
I can assure youbthe problem will continue. For no rhyme or reason it just happens. I have been around and around with Nissan about this problem. They refused to pay for the break booster to fix my Armada. Their defense is my vehicle is out of warrant so they have no obligation. All I can tell you is good luck. Nissan is aware.of this problem with EVER 2004 to 2007 Armada and Titan but the refuse to make it right. I will be selling my Armada very soon. It's a death trap. I'm afraid to put my children in this vehicle for fear I may not be so fortunate the next time around.
#119 of 131 Re: Brake Issues [bigmannyc]
Jun 16, 2012 (11:08 am)
We have had this issue with our 2006 Armadaon and off for about a year. Last week the same car started stalling randomly so we searched these foums and decided to ask the mechanic about the brake booster while it was getting looked at for the stalling. Interestingly, in these forums we also found info about the stalling and specifically asked the mechanic to look at the IPDM (Integrated Power Distribution Module). In no time they had it hooked up and replaced the engine control module relay. We then asked them about the braking and they said the two are related and that this would fix it as well. ?? Something about the vdc thinking the car is going downhill because of the engine...not something I can explain but I'll keep my eyes open for the brake issue. OH YEAH, it was a recall so Nissan picked up the tab. Recall PC068.
#120 of 131 Armada ABS and Brake Malfunction
Oct 13, 2012 (1:21 pm)
I read all these posts about the Armada's ABs and Brake malfunctions, which are similar to the postings on the Nissan Armada.com Website.
The bare facts are:
1. Nissan knows about this problem from many, many owners.
2. Nissan is not interested in fixing this problem or they would have by now.
3. Nissan obviously doesn't give a hoot about your safety, your wife's safety or the safety of
4. The dealers can't or won't fixt the problem. They continue to do things which they know don't work. I have a 2004 Armada, one of the original. It has had this ABS and brake problem on and off for 9 years. I have written to Nissan USA, brought it to various dealers and complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (They have a web site where you can e mail your complaint).
In my opinion, not enough Armada owners file their complaint in appropriate places. If all armada owners would file a complaint with NHTSA, as above, maybe they would order a recall and then Nissan would HAVE to fix the problem.
My other suggestion, which I have made, to no avail, to other Armada owners is to join me in bringing a Class Action Lawsuit, on behalf of all Nissan Owners similarly afflicted, against Nissan USA and the manufacturer. I happen to be a Long Island Attorney. I would be willing to commence the prosecute the suit, if the fellow owners would pitch in the share the Court costs and disbursements with me. My fee would be paid by Nissan if we win the law suit.
When I make this suggestion, it would appear that most Armada owners would rather rave about the problem on line, then go back to the football game on TV. Nobody appears sufficiently serious in bringing this matter to a head by making Nissan either fix this problem to pay damages to the owners of the defective vehicles it sold to Armada owners, with knowledge that the vehiclesl have this very dangerous defect.
So, unless you guys all get serious about this, stop putting these posts on line which are more than copious by now and become redundent. In all fairness, I have been reading these posts since I bought the Armada in 2004 and not one posting owner has thought the problem serious enough to do something about it.
Thanks for listening. Nissan must love the "sheep" who purchase their defective Armadas and do nothing.
#121 of 131 Re: Armada front Brake problem, Pulsate ,wheel shake [wood3462]
Oct 13, 2012 (1:39 pm)
Sir, you are so right about everyone taking action, but nobody does - they just like to rail on line and go back to the football game.
You may think your problem is fixed by rotors and brake pads, but that is not the problem. The real problem is in the ABS system, which actuates when it is not supposed to. Nissan knows this. They supposedly reprogrammed by ABs controler, replaced a sensor for the ABS and performed a recall on a switch/relay in the engine compartment, but the problem persists--worse than ever. Then the dealer took it back and tell me it needs a new brake booster. I asked the service writer " What does a brake booster have to do with the ABs coming on randomly" - His answer
was " I don't know...that's what the tech says". Perhaps he should had the "tech explain this to me", but no such effort was made. My usual local mechanic says it sounds like hogwash to him too.
Owners afflicted should join in a Class Action Law Suit in Federal Court.
The lawyer's fee will be paid by the defendant if we succeed.
Filing fee disbursements would have to be advanced by a few of us, however.
If anyone is TRULY interested in solving this problem once and for all, instead of leaving your family's at the mercy of Nissan's inaction and probablly endangering their very lives, I would suggest you get in touch with me and we can get the ball rolling.
#122 of 131 Re: Armada front Brake problem, Pulsate ,wheel shake [nisrjz]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 13, 2012 (1:55 pm)
And two or three years later, if you win, you get a $500 coupon off on a new Nissan.
If you really want action, just go to small claims court. But no one (much) ever does that either.
Meanwhile if the recall didn't fix the problem and there's still a safety issue, owners should contact the NHTSA.
#123 of 131 Re: Armada ABS and Brake Malfunction [nisrjz]
Oct 13, 2012 (5:23 pm)
I have filed a complaint with the BBB several time. Took it to the shop and the so called specialist that came in for my specific case said it needed wheel sensors. Even though I have done all the research and told them that is not the problem they insisted to replace them. As they did free of charge. Less than 3 elweeks later the problem happened again. I contact Nissan again and the BBB as well as Nissan Consumer Affairs. I have exhausted ever effort imaginable with this vehicle and I have gotten nowhere. The last time I took it to the shop I drove it to them will nearly no breaks so they could get the code. The code is pulling I need a break booster. Well duh that what I have told them all along. So when they wet back to Nissan Consumer Affairs with it. Big shocker they denied Fixing it ad said my vehicle is no longer under warranty. Well no sh** Sherlock. My vehicle is an 06. Like it would still have a manufacturers warranty on it being 6 years old. I have been fighting this battle for 3 years now and still nothing. I am however on a class action suit with an attorneys office in California. I just want it fixed period. There is no guarantee that the break booster will fix it an i for one do NOT have 800 dollars for the part and the labor with no guarantee.