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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,520 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Nissan Armada AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2004 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 232010

Armada 8-cyl

  • 59,812 miles


Today, my family & I almost bought the farm when the brakes went out on a freeway off ramp on our way back from phoenix. We exited the freeway at 70 mph and I applied the brakes to stop at the light. The brakes made a loud scraping noise, were non-functional and we were approaching cross traffic at 60 - 70 mph. I immediately dropped the car into neutral, started to apply the parking brake and headed for the dirt on the side of the road, figuring I would rather hit a tree or fence than T-bone a vehicle in the cross traffic. I was able to stop the vehicle by rubbing the passenger tires on the curb to create friction to stop. The vehicle mileage today is 61,707. The problem could not be duplicated as we had turned the vehicle off & apparently when restarted, it rebooted a sensor that caused the problem. (info from Nissan dealer). This is the 3rd time in less than 3 months that this has happened. It is a severe safety issue and someone will end up dead due to this problem if Nissan does not fix it. The consumer stated the brakes were replaced a total of five times within a years time. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed the problem was a malfunctioning sensor in the master cylinder or the power brake booster. The air conditioning system failed and the overhead console fell down while driving. Updated IVOQ 07/15/10. The consumer stated the issue has not been resolved and has become worse. The consumer stated his wife received a traffic citation for going through a stop sign because the brakes failed as she attempted to stop. Often, when the brake was applied, the pedal would go straight to the floor and a loud metallic scraping sound could be heard and the entire vehicle shakes. The only way to resolve the issue, per a technician at a local Nissan dealer was to coast to a stop and shut the vehicle off, wait 15 seconds, then start it again. The technician stated it resets a sensor in the brake booster and the brakes will work fine for a short time. Updated IVOQ 09/15/11

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 142010

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated the rear air conditioner refrigerant tubes were repaired due to failure. The dealer advised the failure was due to the hose clamp which was causing the tubes to fracture and leak. There were no recalls. The failure and current mileages were 67,000. Updated 08/12/10 updated 08/17/10.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #2

Jul 292004

Armada 8-cyl

  • miles
2004 Nissan pathfinder Armada with numerous problems. Customer states the vehicle has had some of these problems washer tank/motor/level sensor, electrical worked after key was removed from the ignition, and it had brake failure. The tires were wearing unevenly. There was a water leak coming from the passenger front floor board. The dealer installed a hose to the ac drain. The front rotors were replaced due to them being warped and the rear rotors were resurfaced. The passenger window would not roll up, due to it being off track. While driving, the engine suddenly shut down. The consumer removed the key from the ignition, but the wipers, horn, headlights and other electrical instruments kept on working. The consumer also experienced a flat tire and there was moisture in the transmission connector, the wiring harness was repalced.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #1

Jul 092004

Armada 6-cyl

  • 7,267 miles
Consumer has had numerous problems with the brakes and air condition on 2004 Nissan Armada. When the brakes were applied, the consumer felt a vibration, the pads and rotors were replaced. The rear strut, window and moon roof were leaking. The rear ac pipe and O-ring were replaced to rectify the problem with the air condition not cooling. The hatch struts were replaced due to excessive play.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

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