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#5 of 131 Re: Nissan Armada Brake go to floor at time with noise. [mictouch]
Oct 11, 2011 (6:19 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 131 Abdul Aziz from KSA - Jeddah
Oct 27, 2011 (1:24 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 131 Re: Abdul Aziz from KSA - Jeddah [abdulaziz119]
Oct 29, 2011 (2:48 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 131 resolved the brake issue
Nov 04, 2011 (2:05 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 (2:24 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 131 Re: Brake Boosters [05blackarmada]
Nov 27, 2011 (11:57 am)
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?
#12 of 131 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 131 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 131 Nissan Armada Brake Problems
Feb 24, 2013 (5:08 pm)