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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,767 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

problem #6

Sep 012007

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


Car shakes when brakes are applied causing the car to become difficult to control. The car was "repaired" by authorized dealer pursuant to tsb issued by the manufacturer, but the problem recurs continuously. The manufacturer has issued 5 tsbs regarding this exact issue for my vehicle, but the problem recurs.

- Perth Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #5

May 102004


  • miles
Brake shudder.

- Saint James, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 092005

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
I bought a new 2004 Nissan Armada. Only 3 months after driving, I started to have problems with the brakes. It started with excessive brake dust and squeaking barkes. This turned into a grinding sound when brakes were applying within another month, eventually leadingthe brake shudder. The stearing wheel started to shake as I applieid the brakes. I took the car into Nissan of bakersfield to have the car serviced. The employee who scheduled my appointment informed me that all 2004 and 2005 Armada and titans had problems with the brake system. She informed me that they were aware of the probelm with the brake system not being able to carry the weight of the car, therfore the brakes buckel under pressure causing damage to the rotors and brake pads. I had to take my car in a month later to get the brakes serviced again, due to the same problem.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 132004

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


Brakes developed a bad problem with vibrations when braking which acutally giggled the steering wheel. Problem was first repaired at 5,000 miles and they serviced it by turning the rotors. Problem reoccured at 11,000 miles and it was serviced again. This time the rotors could not be turned and they had to replace the rotors, pad kit, and boot kit. At 16,000 miles the problem once again reoccured and at the time the service dept. Said that Nissan has not found a permanent fix for this problem and they once again turned my rotors. I have since called Nissan and was told by their representative that Nissan is only providing "counter-meaures" and has not found a fix and has no date when one will be avail. I feel it is a major safety issue since these problems have occured without evening towing anything and I am pursuing the lemon law in the state of Washington. It is unreasonable to expect people to drive a vehicle which has to have a major break service perfomed every 5,000 miles just to be somewhat safe.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 192004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Brakes jutter and need repair every 5,000 miles. Car has had rotors turns, pad replaced, rotors replaced. The first failure was noted with 5,000 miles on it and a repair was made. A repair was again made at 11,000 miles at that time new rotors were installed and another repair was made in March 2005 at 16,000 miles. I called Nissan and was told by their representative that the fixes were "counter-measures" and that at this time no permanent fix has been identified and there is no date for a permanent fix to this safety problem.

- Bremerton , WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 272004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,600 miles
Rotors were determined to be warped at 2300 miles(Aug). They were resurfaced and new pads, and calipers were installed. Now at 4600 miles (Oct) steering wheel & vehicle starting to vibrate when applying brakes. Usually occurs when coming to a stop from freeway speeds. Contaced dealer who informed me that there was a new "kit" to fix the rotors. Another bandaid"??" these brakes are not big enough for this vehicle. Until Nissan replaces the rotors with larger ones, capable of stopping the vehicle properly, this problem is going to continue.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

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