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#47 of 130 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 130 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 130 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 130 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 130 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.
#53 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [scarycargirl]
Jul 01, 2008 (8:12 am)
I am having the same scary issues with my 05 Armada. I paid for a TBS test at a local auto shop and they referred me to the dealership for reprogramming which is going to cost me more money. I have 52000 miles on vechicle and am encountering several problems with the car. Water in the headlight(have to replace entire light), back door hinge is broken, per TBS - CODE 1179(reprogramming brake system), and DVD system is broken. Very unhyappy with this vehicle and plan to follow through with all the advice provided in this forum. I cannot find Service Tech Bulletin, can anyone help??
#54 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [lgarzoria]
Jul 01, 2008 (12:48 pm)
Hi, I feel your pain I owned a 2005 Armada. I had wrote several times on this site. I had made numerous complaints. Finally, I had enough. My vehicle had 42K when I had the dealer buy it back. Because of the high milage it was not covered under the basic Lemon Law. However, it was covered under the breach of Warrenty which is basicly the same thing. Nissan has had several TSB's to fix the problem. Nissan knows they have a problem with the early Armadas. If you are smart you will contact a Lemon law Attorney about your Armada. Any Lemon Law Attorney will be familiar with the brake issue. Good Luck!!!
#55 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [scarycargirl]
Jun 04, 2009 (10:38 am)
Hello, I have an 04 Armada, brakes went out 3 times (separate events) on my wife while she was driving on the highway, it's at the dealership right now, their telling me they can't duplicate the problem, 3 weeks ago when it happened, they said it was the Master Cylinder and they charged me an arm and leg to replace. Brakes went out again 2 days ago (6/2/09).
Did you get any resolve, please share so I can follow suite, thanks. Anyone else with recommendations please join in (name of a good lawyer is also welcomed)!
#56 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [ljg2]
Jun 04, 2009 (11:07 am)
We have a 04 Armada too and had it in the shop for a while after our breaks went out a few times. We gave them one last chance and believe it or not they fixed them. It wasn't a break problem after all...it is an electrical problem. There is a fix out there and make them check out the fix in the electrical and computer area. It has been 3 years now and we haven't had any problems sense. Hopefully that continues.