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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,700 miles

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2005 Nissan Armada miscellaneous problems

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2005 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #4

May 182015

Armada

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving and my vehicle cut off. I attempted to restart the vehicle multiple times, but it did not start. I took it to my local Nissan dealership and they suggested that I replace the camshaft sensor. I agreed to this service as well as purchased a battery and had a seal replaced. The vehicle drove well for about a week. Approximately a week later it cut off again. I returned to the dealer and they completed an idle relearn on the truck. It was fine for about a month, but has resumed cutting off which has resulted in it stalling in traffic and leaving my family stranded while we attempt to troubleshoot. It was taken to the dealer again on 7/18 due to it breaking down. When it arrived at the shop it did not turn on initially, but they were able to start it. It was there until 7/21 during which time I agreed to have their shop foreman drive it home. They claim that it never cut off during the time that they had it. They were unable to provide a reason for the issue, stating that the truck has to break down for them to troubleshoot due to the computer not receiving a code from the vehicle. They suggested that I leave it with them until it happens again, which would be fine if it wasn't my only source of transportation. This issue is definitely a safety issue as the vehicle could cut off at any time and lead to a fatal vehicle accident. How is it possible that no solution can be provided until the vehicle is completely disabled?

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 032012

Armada

  • 60,659 miles
On the listed date above our family was on en route to our vacation destination, traveling in our Armada with camper in tow. While going thru the mountains in Virginia we had lost all power to our transmission causing us to pull over onto the shoulder of the expressway. After some time we where finally able to get towed to a dealership in covington. As soon as the service manager looked at the vehicle he new exactly what had happened. He explained that the tail pipe had disconnected from the muffler and that the hot exhaust burned up the wire harness that controlled all the power to the transmission. This they had seen and fixed 4 to 5 times at this dealership. My complaint is that the piping from the muffler some how eroded away and disconnected allowing the exhaust to burn up the wire harness, as well as the hose that supplies the compressed air to the air shocks. This to me is a very serious safety issue. Fortunately we were in the right hand lane and no other vehicles were near to cause a potential accident. We were able to get over safely although we had lost all transmission power going up this mountain. Not sure if anybody else has reported this safety issue. But Nissan must know about it based on the service manager seeing this that many times. Why would one have your electric wiring running so close to a potential hot source that could disable your vehicle while driving? I recently was talking to a coworker who has a 2004 Armada and told him about what happened to us. He had said that he just had his tail pipe welded back on but had it done at a muffler shop so this was not documented at a dealership. He had said that he could smell something burning but he had no other issues. He was lucky and he may want to check it out because of the experience that I had. Please look into this because I feel it is a serious safety issue.

- Channahon, IL, USA

problem #2

May 182012

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 117,690 miles
I needed to stop and my brakes wouldn't work completely. They slowed me down a little but did not function completely. The pedal pumped up and down made a weird noise and the brake light came on. If I had been traveling at a faster speed and been following closer, I would have wrecked.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #1

Sep 092010

Armada

  • 72,449 miles
Previously reported under complaint #ODI id number : 10339985. A summary of the problem:the issue/problem: The brake light comes on. When brakes are used, there is decreased braking power. The brakes make a crunching, springy noise with the pedal being extremely soft until it gets closer to the floor and begins to give braking power. When ignition is turned off, the problem resolves at least temporarily. When the engine has turned off, I have had the problem reoccur as soon as 5 minutes and as long as 31 months. I made a video of one of my instances @ www.youtube.com/watch?V=bmtpofdbjr8 I first experienced the braking problem back in 3/06 with ~12,000 miles on the vehicle. The dealer was not able to duplicate the issue, but it had happened to me 3-4 times prior to getting it to the dealer. During the visit, they performed the judder brake bulletin service. The description of the judder brake bulletin did not seem to fit my problem, but the car no longer had the issue. Then the issue recurred at ~46,000 miles in 10/08. Again the brakes did not have full power for 3-5 times prior to getting it to the dealer. I was able to demonstrate the problem to my local mechanic, but when he shut down the engine, the problem resolved. I returned the car to the dealer. The computer did not have any repair codes stored, but they performed tsb 06-040, a computer software update. The car was fine until 6/25/10 when the problem recurred. It occurred three times throughout the day. I started tracking the occurrences: 6/27 X 1, 6/28 X1. I made a appointment with the service manager at the dealership on 6/29. I kept the car and it reproduced the problem 7/1 and 7/4@ 70,697miles. I made arrangements to allow them to take the car and get a loaner so that they could hopefully reproduce the problem. During this July 10 visit they had the car over 3 weeks and completed 2 software updates @ nc. On 9/2/10 @ 72,449 miles, the braking prob has recurred.

- Lederach, PA, USA

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