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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,055 miles

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2006 Nissan Armada electrical problems

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2006 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #13

Jun 142016


  • 163,472 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Armada. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ECM relay and circuit board failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 163,472.

- Honokaa, HI, USA

problem #12

Feb 162015


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph and attempting to activate the horn, it failed to function. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there was an electrical failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #11

Nov 192010


  • miles
An estimate of record was originated at Toyota of North charlotte after the collision. The air bags never deployed before, during or after the collision despite the multiple damages and my minor injury. There has been an on-going airbag diagnostic code that has been monitored during other general maintenance repairs that were completed. It has not been brought to my attention if the vehicle contains a defective air bag system. I am trying to obtain the Nissan part numbers/descriptions for the original airbags within my 2006 Armada. The dealership stated that they were unable to provide this data even though the vehicle was purchased, repaired and inspected at that lake norman-cornelius location.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #10

Sep 242013

Armada 8-cyl

  • 139,000 miles


On approximately September 24, 2013 I was driving down my street heading to the store. When approaching a traffic light, I applied the brakes and the brake light went on and I had sudden loss of braking power, with a grinding noise, loose braking motion. The brake pedal actually went all the way down to the floor panel. I was able to stop vehicle, although I had approximately 70-80% reduced braking power. Imagine how scary it was to try and stop a 6,000lbs vehicle with only 20% of your normal braking power. I came within inches of hitting the vehicle in front of me. I turned the vehicle off and back on and problem was gone when I restarted. I took it in to my mechanic, who attempted to see the problem for himself. However, it did not repeat the same symptoms. Therefore, he couldn't diagnose the problem. A few days later, it happened again. I went immediately went to my mechanic so that he could see the problem for himself. Unfortunately, he wasn't in but one of his employees test drove the vehicle. Since I didn't turn off the vehicle this time, he was able to experience the trouble I was having. I returned to my mechanic the next day and he advised me that I should contact Nissan to find out if it's a recall item since his research showed that many people have complained about the same exact problem. I have already sent inquiries through the Nissan website. However, no response has been given. I have had re-occurrences on numerous occasions and the frequency has been increasing. As a matter of fact, as of recently, now all the lights on my dashboard go on for no apparent reason, then I lose braking power. I use my vehicle for work. This could become a real issue. Especially if it results in an accident or worse. Why is Nissan not owning up to their responsibilities?

- Arcadia, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 172013

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
I had my mom, aunt and 2 small kids in the truck we were on the way to drop my mom off at her home. Once I pulled up in front of her house we noticed the truck smoking. I got out of the vehicle and looked under the hood. I observed wires burning from that point I closed the hood so that the vehicle could cool off. I then walked my mom to her front door as I walked back to my vehicle I observed my truck on fire. I immediately rushed to the vehicle and got my kids and aunt out of the vehicle. The fire department was called and responded within 7 minutes. By the time the fire department responded my truck was in full flames.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #8

Jan 162013


  • 54,000 miles
While driving had 3 lights come on brake, vdc off, and slip. After parking I turned off the truck and restarted this cleared the lights. This has happened 3X in the last couple weeks.

- Pooler, GA, USA

problem #7

Aug 012012


  • 132,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Armada. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact noticed there were several warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel continuously until the engine was turned off. The indicators consisted of the vdc, engine and tire pressure. The other included indicator was the slip warning. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 132,000.

- Douglasville , GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 032009

Armada 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Brakes are making a noise and the ABS, vdc and slip lights are coming up on the dashboard. We have tried turning on and off vehicle. This made the lights go off at first. We have checked brake fluid. We have had the brakes inspected. No visible reason for this to occur. I have seen numerous reports on this same problem. Why is my vehicle not covered in the ntb06-040 recall?

- Hayden, AL, USA

problem #5

Sep 142011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Armada. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph with the heater activated when a fluctuation of cold air emitted throughout the vents. In addition, the vehicle began to shake. On one occasion while starting the ignition, the temperature gauge needle became stuck. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who informed the contact that the heater coil valve would need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired due to the unavailability of the part. The manufacturer had not produced the part for distribution to the dealers. The contact notified numerous dealers and was unsuccessful in locating the part. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 252011


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph smoke was emitting out from underneath the hood, and all of the instrument panel lights illuminated. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the wire had melted. A mechanic was contacted who advised to contact the dealer. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who verified the failure, and although they could not diagnosed what caused the problem they stated that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offered any assistance. The VIN was not available. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 84,000.

- Darlington , SC, USA

problem #3

Jul 072011

Armada 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


1. while driving on I-285 eastbound, I was told by one of the drivers that my 2006 Nissan Armada was on fire. 2. fire started on the front driver side of the car. I am not an expert, therefore, do not know what caused fire. However, I want to file a claim for someone look into. H.E.R.O unit mentioned to me that it could be due to short circuit. I have heard things about Nissan Armada's electrical issue. I never knew it could cause fire like that. My vehicle is totaled. I have pictures and vehicle available for inspection.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 232009


  • 62,000 miles
2006 Nissan Armada- stalls without warning leaving vehicle stranded in traffic, dash lights flash and no vehicle codes available. Ipdm or controller replaced to fix.

- Holtsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 162009


  • 59,243 miles
Car stalls while in motion. Restarts after 4-5 cranks. This occurred about ten times before car taken to dealer. When car stalls / engine stops and the loss of steering ability and brake assist is reduced. This occurred once on the interstate in the #1 lane with no emergency lane available. Causing several near misses by other cars in trying to coast to the rightside of the road. The car restarted after several cranks and was driven to the local dealer. The ipdm was replaced under the diagnose of a intermittent open circuit inside the module. Also this issue never gave any trouble codes or even no check engine light.. this stalling would occur anytime without warning.the old part was not returned to me even though I requested it before repairs were made. The service writer apparently did not tell the mechanic. The cost to replace the module was $439.

- Valley Center , CA, USA

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