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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,871 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Armada Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #9

Jun 302005

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


The brakes were too small for the vehicle. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealership and they replaced the pads. The second time they shaved the rotors. While braking the steering wheel shook and the braked made noise.

- Seekonk, MA, USA

problem #8

May 272005

Armada 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Purchased 2004 Nissan Armada 11/2004. Progressively greater shimmy/jutter while braking. Unsafe feel while attempting to stop. Brake failure could result in serious injury or death. Brake system was inspected and found to have underdesigned components for vehicle weight as stated by Nissan dealer on 5/27/05. Dealer turned rotors, replaced pads, stated "this was not a permanent fix". this all done within 8000 miles.

- Washingtonville, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 012004

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states that he owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. He has taking his vehicle into a mechanic three times for the same problem. There is a vibration in his brakes. He would have a kit put on his brakes and they told him each time that he would not need to have it fixed anymore his vehicle is messed up now with the same braking problem this is the fourth time. He only has 9500 miles on his vehicle. The braking problem consist of the steering wheel jumping really bad while applying pressure to the brakes. The vibration occurs even in normal braking. The design of braking system is antilock brakes. He does have the repair invoices for each failure. This has came close to causing an accident.

- Azusa, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 012004

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


The pads have been replaced, the rotors were turned twice. A new was put on the vehicle, then another kit that was not available. The problem seemed to returned after 3,000 miles. When the brakes were applied there was a pulsation and the steering vibrated.

- Pioneer, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 022005

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Violent vibration due to braking at only 6,000 miles fuel gauge is inaccurate, engine gets hot, sunroof leaks, roof rattles excessively, door rattles excessively.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 062004


  • miles
Certified ltr information copy addressed to tustin Nissan writer owner of 2004 my Nissan Armada reporting defective brakes the consumer demanded full refund for the cost of the vehicle. The front end vibrated badly when the consumer applied the brakes. After the brakes where replaced the consumer traveled three miles and the rims where covered with brake residue. The consumer stated that the braking system is inadequate for the vehicle.

- Anaheim Hills, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 242004

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


2004 Nissan Armada 2X4 le premature brake failure. Brake pads and rotors replaced at 24,000 miles dealer threw out parts before they could be inspected.

- Pegram, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 012004


  • 63,000 miles
Brake system on Nissan pathfinder Armada 2004. The vehicle would vibrate while braking and the vehicle became increasing difficult to stop. The consumer was told that the brakes were not heavy enough for the vehicle and that the rotors were warped.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #1

Jun 172004

Armada 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Purchased 2004 Nissan Armada in Dec. 03. at approx. 4000 mi started noticing vibration in braking and then shimmy in front end shortly thereafter. Took the car in to the dealership and they told me I was supposed to use the parking brake about once a week to reset the brakes. They told me this was common in Nissan as well as other makes of trucks. Have owned 5 other makes of SUV's and never have experienced this problem from not using the parking brake. The service dept. Turned the rotors and the truck was fine until about 10,000 miles when it started all over again. Have it back in the shop today where I was just told that Nissan has issued a bulletin on the brake problem.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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