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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,683 miles

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2008 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #19

Jun 302016

Armada

  • 180,000 miles

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

Front overhead console cracked and fell dangling by wires! after securely taping in place the console cracked in other places literally disintegrating. Rear overhead console showing signs of malfunction as dvd screen no longer stows into place. The plastics and bracing used for these components are troubling. Dealership just shrugs.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #18

Jul 012013

Armada

  • 85,000 miles
In July 2013, I noticed the front overhead center console started to crack on both sides at around the same points. I didn't look anymore into it because the appearance was minimal. My concern came once I realized the console was loose. I called the Nissan dealership in regards to the problem and was told it was a consumer issue which had to be paid out of pocket because there wasn't a recall on the item. After pricing the replacement part I was not able to purchase due to the cost which is almost $1500 to completely replace the entire console. Since then the small cracks have since turned into a complete crack straight across the center of the console. Even with the crack the console continued to be loose but was still somewhat stable. I went to work and as I came out to leave noticed it was hanging by strews. After looking inside where the console was based the strews were still strewed in along with the plastic from the console which had broken off. After further researching the issue, I have since realized this has been a continuous and ongoing issue with this particular truck.

- Fort Hood, TX, USA

problem #17

Jun 012015

Armada

  • 88,000 miles
The rear overhead console fell onto my two kids while driving. Sub par material used in the flimsy plastic brackets cracked and the whole thing came falling down. Only thing holding it up was the main power cable. This should be a recall since there a great number of this same exact issue.

- Youngsville, LA, USA

problem #16

Nov 182010

Armada 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

Rear hatch will not open in cool weather. The rear hatch actuator was replaced in 2011 and every autumn when it starts to get cool, the rear hatch will not unlock and open. We send it to the auto mechanic and they lubricate the mechanism and it will last through most of the winter season. Some winters it will open until spring, sometimes we have to drive it back to the mechanic a second time before the weather gets warm.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #15

Jan 092013

Armada

  • miles
The rear hatch lock actuator fails in cool temperatures. This leaves the rear hatch unable to open. In the event of an accident or fire, I would be unable to get my children out of the 3rd row seating. This happens each year as soon as the temperatures drop below 50. There are numerous issues experienced by other Armada owners noted at: www.clubarmada.com/forums/archive/index.php/T-11055.html.

- Quakertown, PA, USA

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problem #14

May 072013

Armada

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the front and rear center consoles were broken. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that both centerpieces needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000. The current mileage was 98,639.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 102013

Armada 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles

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

TL - the contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the over head console fell and cracked. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 66,000 and the current mileage was 67,800.

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #12

Jun 092013

Armada

  • 52,500 miles
After going over a speed bump, my son noticed the ceiling center console coming loose. After parking the car, the console fell. Luckily my son caught it, had he not noticed it was loose the console would've fell in his head..... updated 02/19/15

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #11

May 112013

Armada

  • 90,000 miles
While the vehicle was parked at the store, my family and I returned to the Armada and found the front console had fell from ceiling of vehicle.. if you look you will see there are numerous incidents of these consoles falling out of the ceiling. I do not know why there has not been a recall on this vehicle. This is very dangerous. There is a defect with where the screws go in to hold this up. The plastic just crumbles around it. After this happened I checked the rear one to inspect the condition it is in. The rigid plastic is cracked around them too. Any day now I am waiting for this one to fall out as well. These consoles falling could cause an accident because it will definitely hit the driver in the head and cause a distraction. We will check to see if any class action suits have started or can be started.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 242013

Armada

  • 47,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the console in the ceiling of the vehicle became detached, striking the contact in the cranium. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and was informed that the console would have to be re-attached but no cause for the failure was determined. One week later, the rear ceiling console became detached. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 47,500 and the current mileage was 52,000.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #9

Apr 252013

Armada

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the overhead center console fell from the ceiling. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer stated that the overhead console failed due to an unknown part that fractured. The dealer recommended having the overhead console replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Pascagoula, MS, USA

problem #8

Jan 162013

Armada 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the overhead console storage compartments were beginning to fracture. Also, the contact mentioned that the consoles in the rear of the vehicle also started to fail. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the center console needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 55,829.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 162013

Armada

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the rear overhead console fell from its housing and onto the passenger. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that the rear console needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 50,000. The VIN number was not available.

- Durham , NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 312012

Armada

  • 92,500 miles
The contact owns 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the rear overhead console cracked and fell on the passenger. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 92,500 and the current mileage was 93,000.

- Picayune, MS, USA

problem #5

Jun 012012

Armada

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the over head console storage compartments started to fracture. The consoles in the rear of the vehicle also started to fall. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and advised him to take the vehicle to the dealer. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. The current mileage was approximately 99,200. The VIN was unavailable.

- Socorro, NM, USA

problem #4

Sep 122012

Armada

  • 60,650 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the overhead controllable variance unit separated from the base. The contact stated that the failure occurred due to defective material that caused the screws separate. The vehicle was neither repaired nor taken to the dealer for inspection. The failure and current mileage was 60,650.

- Westminster , MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 102012

Armada

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. While parked, the contact noticed that the housing for the rear overhead console was fractured. The dealer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the console assembly would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #2

Jun 132012

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,826 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the overhead console detached from the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the failure was a common occurrence. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 67,826 and the current mileage was 72,019. Updated 10/03/12 the consumer stated the front overhead console was cracking and would soon fall. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. Updated 10/04/2012

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 022012

Armada

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the lift-gate struts failed and caused the lift-gate to strike the contact abruptly on the head, causing injury. The dealer replaced the lift gate but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 25,800.

- Salina, KS, USA

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