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#60 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [serenityfaith]
Aug 19, 2009 (9:35 am)
i have a 2004 ARMADA, when purchases in MARCH it only had 43k miles on it. i have taken it to CARMAX and to NISSAN on Several occassions to deal with the ABS system shutting down. At first they told me there was nothing wrong, I was mistaken,. If the ABS light didnt come on. then it wasnt the ABS.. Then They made me aware there is a ABS MEMO and the computer needs to be reset. I will tell you that my computer has been reset 2 times since APRIL. Just recently the system went out and I called NISSAN on the phone and asked them...while riding what to do. Because it was 5:45pm and i was 30mins away from them and they closed at 6. The service man told me to pull over.., I am like,, HELLO no brakes,.,. easier said than done.. So.. finally i get the car to slow down. I pull over and he instructs me to turn the car off.. I do so.. when this happens. The light goes off and the brakes start working again.. The computer reset itself.. this is the only solution that they give me.
so i guess i need to find someone that has had the system replaced and how they went about doing it.. i love my truck.. but I LOVE MY LIFE MORE!
#61 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [serenityfaith]
Oct 02, 2009 (7:01 am)
Yes I have an 06 also, took it to them today for the same problem. Charged me for diagnostic test and said I need a brake booster, but going by what I have read on here it's very common. Seems to me this should be a recall item that Nissan should be paying if not all at least 80% of.
#62 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [vhype]
Oct 03, 2009 (4:37 am)
Sorry to hear all the issues guys. My 04 has been working flawlessly. Even had to tow my 11,500 lb boat trailer about 200 miles with no trailer brakes when they died on me and the Armada actually stopped all 16,500lbs!
I did notice that when my pads went low that I started getting an ABS and Brake lights (forget which 3 they were on the dash but more than just the usual brake light that comes on when the pads go low) and once I swapped the pads to new Akebonos they have been fine since.
#63 of 130 Brake Issues
Oct 06, 2009 (10:06 am)
I have read through alot of the problems that the Armada's are having with the brakes and I find it very hard to believe that some of the dealers and reps are okay with telling people to pull over and reset it by starting the engine again. How many people have to get hurt or worst yet die before Nissan bites the bullet and does a recall to repair all of these issues. I am sure most of you know that these vehicles were not cheap and we should be getting a quality vehicle for the price we paid. If anyone has had the reprogramming and has not had any issues, I'd love to hear from you.
#64 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [myknann]
Oct 06, 2009 (2:50 pm)
well yes it did happen. more than once.. however, since my post NISSAN had taken the responsibilty and replaced the ABS system.. and it only took from APRIL - SEPTEMBER to get it done!! CARMAZ also volunteered to fix the other issues. So my truck has been okay for the last month. PERSISTANCE is KEY.. ifyou value your life that the PRECIOUS CARGO you ride in your TRUCK., dont give up until its been taken care of. I dont know how many people it will take for them to take care of it.. BUT we shouldnt have to almost die or kill someone else to get help.. THANK GOD i didnt.
#65 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [mzswann]
Oct 09, 2009 (9:08 am)
What procedures did you have to follow to get Nissan to take care of the problem? I have the same issues and would like to expediate the process as much as possible, Thanks for your help.
#66 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [bigdawg1955]
Oct 09, 2009 (8:10 pm)
Hi. I took the Car to NISSAN and CARMAX several times. I called NISSANs corporate.. and I called CARMAX corporate. Within 1 day BOTH corporates called me back.. Both asked me for copies of my receipts. Both told me that someone would call me back within 24hours. NISSAN was first. they told me to call dealership and make an appt to get the ABS fixed. You have to call the corporate and let them know whats going on. You will have to prove how many times you have had the issue and they should help you out. I hope that this helps you.
#67 of 130 Re: Brake Issues [mzswann]
Oct 29, 2009 (8:45 am)
I have an '05' Armada and had the ABS brake issue, I took it to the Nissan Dealer. The first time they re-set the computer. The second time they tried to do the same thing and I said I was in already for that. They called technical support and had to order a new brake "booster"/box. We were leaving for vacation the next day and she told me that it was "unsafe" to drive the truck, apparently the first time they didn't care?
They said the part was about $1200. I have the extended warranty, not sure if it helped or not with only having to deal with it twice. Good Luck
#69 of 130 '04 Armada extreme break/tire
Jan 04, 2010 (3:32 pm)
I love my “Night in Shining Armor” silver Nisson Armada 2004 SE 4 wheel drive w/ off road pkg. It looks great and drives comfortably and safely here in the hills of Hanover, NH, if you invest in good tires like Dueler Revo P265/70R18. You must rotate tires and change oil every 3,000 miles religiously. Inside seats v. comfortable. Carries 8 people including driver with small storage in rear. I have versatile middle row that flatten or half flatten and a 3rd row that flattens for large flat bed carry all. 6 DVD changer is great. Cloth seats clean up better that optional leather. Great cup storage.
I had the same problem with the computer which was fixed and charged for with the 60,000 mile maintenance service $443. I hope the problem is fixed as my warrenty expires after another 4,000 miles.
Now for the really bad con’s: brake rear and front pads/rotors replaced v. often.
Wears out tires too soon, v. expensive for both.
City mileage advertised as 14 mph/ highway 18 mph. I averaged 11 city/13 highway. Very disappointing!!
After use of 4 wheel drive or low 4 WD seem to have problem with lights on for repair. Brake rotors recalled but still v. frequent pad and rotor replacement. Power steering leak and transmition leak at 58,000. Make sure to get everything on the warranty checked before the warranty Expires. I was lucky the that a replacement of the manifold ???? , stated by the service manager as a $2000 repair was caught and repaired before warranty expired.
I would buy a 2012 Armada again if the gas mileage was lower, and the brake/tire replacement needed less often. The dealership could give
discount coupons for replacement of brake pads and rotor all around
if they could not correct the extreme wear in the 2011+ Armadas.
If the manufacturer could not lesson the tire wear, the dealership could
include discount for owners that agreed to buy the best tire (like the Dueler
Revo) with 3,000 mile rotation mandatory. If the price for the tires were
comparable to the cheapest available price this would be a great incentive to buy Nisson Armada.
I would buy a used 2004 Armada and take the preventions needed to lower the tire and break replacement expense. This would not be such a great expense if you lived in a flatter area.
I would recommend the Armada especially if the manufacturer was upfront
about the flaws and offered discounts for the dealership to use as incentives to the buyers.