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Nissan Armada, Nissan Titan, SUV
#43 of 131 Re: Brake Nightmare [paisan]
Dec 01, 2007 (9:14 am)
There is no reason for that brake pad to fall out. If the vehicle was in for service and the dealer thought the brakes were that bad they would not take that risk and allow you to leave without strongly encouraging you to let them fix it. At best they would have had you sign a waiver to protect them prior to you leaving.
The Armada has had major front brake issues since 2004. If the Nissan rep is not trying to help and you have not caused any damage to the system other than Normal wear? Contact a lemon Law attorney for Breach of Warranty it does not cost you anything for a consultation. If you are found in the right the attorney fees are paid by Nissan.
#44 of 131 Re: Brake Nightmare [tzanghi]
Dec 02, 2007 (5:48 am)
The boat would be my husband's dream. He just said last night to my 6 year old, that he wanted to get a boat next summer. He goes to all of the boat shows in Atlantic City, and then comes home and shows me all of the boats and prices. Pretty steep!!!
Thank you and good luck with your new boat. I will let you know when Nissan makes a decision.
Perhaps he'd like to buy my boat? I tagged a log last sept and I may have to sell it since it's got a hole in it Only kidding about him buying it, it'l probably going to be totalled.
I hit up all the boat shows too. I'm going to the NY Boat show in Dec/Jan.
Last year we were supposed to go down and do an overnight to Atlantic City but never made it down. I spend most of my time boating on the Hudson/NY Harbor and Barneget Bay.
If he ever wants a ride next summer, let me know, it sounds like you guys are in NJ which is were I spend most of my time.
#45 of 131 Re: Brake Nightmare [paisan]
Dec 03, 2007 (8:58 am)
I already filed a complaint and was assigned a specialist who I never heard from for 2 months. I was finally notified that she was gone and that my claim was being denied. I escalated that to a supervisor and they looked at the file with the District Parts Manager. I informed him that I still had the old rotors and he had me thake them to another dealership for an evaluation. They said the rotors were severely warped. I ended up having to re-fax them my receipt for the new brakes and last week he declined a reimbursement based on the fact that I had new brake pads put on with the brake job.
I immediately called the consumer line in Tennessee and was assigned an executive specialist who says they are re-evaluating the file. She was down right nasty. She basically told me that no matter what, my warranty was up if only by 2 weeks. My gripe is the truck has such low mileage they could have given me the brake job.
Yes, we do live in New Jersey. Blackwood to be specific which is about 45 minutes north of AC. My husband loves to gamble so we go down a few time a year.
#46 of 131 Re: Brake Issues [shopinful]
Feb 11, 2008 (3:24 pm)
As a prior owner of Armadas sistership the Infinity QX56 (a piece of crap in Infinity clothing), I HAVE ENDANGERED MY LIFE AND THOSE OF MY FAMILY & PASSENGERS ON NUMEROUS TIMES WHEN THE BRAKES FAILED FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.
Reason # 1: The truck is oversized for it's brake rotors & pads. They fail about every 4 or 6000 miles. The rotors must be replaced or "turned". This is something that should naturally occur in about 100,000 miles.
Reason # 2: The ABS system fails without warning.
Reason # 3: The Vehicle Skid Control takes over and starts steering the vehicle by activating the brakes (to steer the car). This can as has caused loss of control on busy streets.
DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE, IT IS A LEMON. FAIR WARNING
#47 of 131 Re: Brake Issues [badinfinity]
Feb 11, 2008 (4:34 pm)
I just saw your listing. I feel for you I own a 2005 Armada with the same problems. I wrote letters upon letters, complained about the brakes, the dealer could frankly give a crap about us owners. I finally contacted a lemon law attorney. Well it's been about 6 months and this month Nissan has agreed to buy it back. It's not a bed of roses, I am making out better than trading it in, but I am getting no where near what I should get with all the aggrivation and my time spent. It was either take the offer or go through a long court battle. If enough people file lemon law claims I may someday see some justice. Good luck Don't let people tell you that all manufactures go through this. This Armada / Infinity has had these undersized brakes since 2004. People will say it was traced back to a computer error. We'll thats great if that was the case than why has Nissan put out several tech bulletins (3) about the problem. Oh ya did I mention that for 2008 the made the rotors larger (hu-m) . If I seem bitter I am. I spent alot of money on my Armada that I will never see. I paid for a product I expect it to work safetly and properly. YOUR RIGHT THE ARMADA / INFINITY ARE LEMONS!!
#48 of 131 Re: Brake Issues [wood3462]
Feb 11, 2008 (7:50 pm)
And as a counterpoint. I tow a 10,000 lb High Performance Boat with my 04 through the mountains, and after the brakes were upgraded at 2k miles I've had 48k miles w/o issue. I've replaced the pads 1x at about 25k and will probably replace the pads again around 60k miles. Rotors generally last about 80k and usually get turned at about 60k miles.
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#49 of 131 Re: Brake Issues [paisan]
Feb 24, 2008 (5:26 pm)
I have an '04 with the same problems that everyone has mentioned. I read your post - what did the brake "upgrade" consist of for your vehicle? My truck is obviously out of warranty but I need to have something done to fix this problem. I really do not want to get rid of the truck, I love it otherwise!
#50 of 131 Re: Brake Issues [wood3462]
Apr 24, 2008 (9:53 am)
I have a 04 ARMADA I have had several problems with brakes, the most recent problem is when the brake light comes on and the pedal goes half way to the floor and it makes awful noises, and you have about 25% braking ability. I have taken it two time for this the first time they "could not find any thing wrong with the brakes" the second tiem I called they told me I might need brake fluid, and so the second time I took my car to a different Nissan dealer they upgraded my abs software and charged me for this "UPGRADE" I purchased the " Gold " 75000. mile waranty and currently have 46000 mile on my car. I don't understand how a computer problem that makes my brakes not work is not covered under the Waranty. I am asking if the other owners of this are your "upgrades to the computer system" covered and does any one have a recomindation for a lemon law attorney I love my car but feel unsafe when the brakes do not work!!
Apr 24, 2008 (10:22 am)
I had this problem quite a few times. Took it in and they could never find problem. Contact BBB to file Lemon Law and Nissan had one more fix. They said there engineers found it was in the electrical. They finally fixed it a year ago and have had no problems since. You need to take it to the Dealer and tell them you want a rep to come out and look at your vehicle and want reimbursed for the charge for this was a call back. I would also write Nissan and complain and tell the you will file with the Lemon Law unless you are reimbursed and your Armada is personally look at by a company rep. I think that will get their attention!!
#52 of 131 Re: Brake Issues [scarycargirl]
May 28, 2008 (6:24 pm)
I have an '05 Armada with the same issue. The vehicle had the software upgrade (at no charge from dealership after some debate) and we still experienced the same, hazardous brake failure. The truck is at the dealership as I write this to get a brake booster replacement...cost after Nissan assistance is $250. Hope this helps.