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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,746 miles

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2005 Nissan Armada transmission problems

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2005 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 252011

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Armada. While parked the contact attempted to place the vehicle into drive but the gear shifter would not move. The vehicle was towed to a transmission shop. The technician stated there were pieces of metal in the transmission line. The technician attempted to un-clog the transmission line but was unable to do so. The technician stated the transmission would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.....updated 12/03/12 the consume stated when she made a turn, the vehicle felt as though it was going to stop. When she stopped and looked under the vehicle, she saw a reddish color fluid leaking from the vehicle, the consumer went to the nearest repair shop where she was informed three was a transmission problem. The vehicle was then towed to a transmission shop where they replaced the radiator line which was leaking. When they attempted to replace the transmission fluid, they noticed several holes between the radiator and transmission were clogged. Updated 01/10/12

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Sep 012011

Armada 8-cyl

  • 133,862 miles
Driving fine then after stopping at a stop sign, car would not accelerate, like it is in a higher gear. After reaching 10mph it drives perfectly fine. If after stopping you cut the engine and restart, it is fine. Reverse works fine. Code P1757 comes up on test. A bad valve body. I've seen this all over the internet mostly on Nissan '05 models, maybe some '06. Very frustrating, Nissan says I need a whole new transmission. I'm thinking a recall should be looked into. It doesn't seem to happen on other year models as much.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #2

Mar 072008

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,124 miles
On March 7, 2008, I drove from cleveland, oh to columbus, oh. The roads were slightly snow covered but slippery and I had either the automatic or full-time 4WD engaged during the 120 mile trip. Upon arriving at my destination, I parked the vehicle on a slight uphill grade. As I exited the vehicle and began to unload it, the vehicle began to roll backwards. I was able to get back in and stop it, and double checked to make sure the shift lever was fully in the parked position. It was. I restarted the vehicle and drove it back up the grade, placed the shift lever firmly in park, turned off the engine and waited. Sure enough, the vehicle began rolling backwards. I made a special attempt to verify that the vehicle wheels were indeed turning rather than the vehicle slipping with the wheels locked (in park). I repeated this 3 more times and experienced the same occurrence; the vehicle was indeed rolling and not slipping.

- Solon, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 282005

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
October 28, 2005 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration dear sir / madam, I currently own a 2005 Nissan Armada. We are having a continuing problem with the vehicle rolling back when the brake pedal is released while on an incline with the transmission in drive. About 25% of the time when you take your foot off the brake pedal to accelerate the vehicle immediately begins rolling back as if it were in neutral. There is no indication the vehicle would stop rolling without immediately braking or accelerating quickly. When the accelerator is depressed to counteract the roll it seems to takes a second or two before the vehicle starts moving forward. Because this rollback happens unexpectedly I feel it is only a matter of time before we accidentally hit the vehicle behind us, or worse a person walking behind the vehicle. I have had it to the dealer twice to have the problem addressed. Both times it was in for service they said this was considered normal operation. On the second visit they said the Nissan representative was in and he confirmed this was normal operation. Eric, the service rep at the dealership would not give me the representative's name. The dealer is: Wilde Nissan 1451 E moreland blvd waukesha, wi 53186 262-542-5500 888-660-7066 I have never had an automatic transmission display this type of behavior previously and feel this is a serious safety hazard, especially for inexperienced drivers such as my 17 year old son. I donżżT feel the dealership or Nissan is taking us or this problem seriously.

- Muskego, WI, USA

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