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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,193 miles

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2008 Nissan Armada brakes problems

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2008 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 192014

Armada 8-cyl

  • 179,753 miles


During normal driving the vehicle has a brake light that comes on and the car will not stop properly. The ABS is activated and the car must be restarted to clear the brake light and for the brakes to work properly. This is a very dangerous situation because it happens at random.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #8

Nov 012011

Armada 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The brake light comes on when brakes are used, there is a decreased breaking 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 os 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 3 months.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 222012


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, she applied the brakes and heard a grinding noise. The brakes did not stop the vehicle, but the contact was able to successfully coast to a stop. The vehicle was safely driven to an authorized dealer and was in the process of having the failure diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 242011

Armada 8-cyl

  • miles


I own a 2008 Nissan Armada. I am having a issue with the brake booster. The brakes lock and there is a screeching noise. I took the vehicle to the Nissan store and they said this was the problem. It cost $120 for them to tell me it would take $900 to fix it. I know there is a recall on the 2008 Nissan Armada but when I called Nissan they told me my VIN number was not included in the recall. This a major safety issue for my family. We were driving down the interstate. This has happen twice prior. Once during thanksgiving holidays 2011 and another time in January. If I kill the car and re-start it, it seems to be ok. Those two times weren't major but this last time we were traveling down the interstate. When I talk to the Nissan rep, she told me my VIN number was not included in the recall and the case was closed. I am furious with Nissan and their lack of concern for our safety. This is the third Nissan I have owned and it will be the last. I had heard that their customer service was terrible and now I understand why. There is a lawsuit in the works for this reason which I am about to join if something isn't done. I just want my break booster fixed and for Nissan to take the responsibility that it is a manufacture defect and they are responsible. That is all I am asking. I want my Armada to be part of the recall. Please, please help me if you can.

- Philadelphia, MS, USA

problem #5

Mar 302010

Armada 8-cyl

  • 17,983 miles
2008 Nissan Armada. Consumer writes in regards to brake problem the consumer stated the SUV failed to stop properly. Within five minutes of leaving the dealership, after an oil change service and a warranty related brake inspection, the vehicle began to shake and vibrate excessively when the brake pedal was depressed and it was very difficult to stop. The brakes grabbed and grind and there was a very loud continual noise as the brakes were applied. The noise was coming from the brakes. The consumer immediately exited off the highway and pulled over to the shoulder. The consumer phoned the dealership and was told to return the vehicle. The service technician drove the vehicle, but was unable to detect a problem. The consumer was informed to make another appointment if he experienced the problem again, and ABS software would be reprogrammed. The second time the incident happened, the brakes started to grab and grind when the brake pedal was applied to slow the vehicle down. The brake light illuminated and the consumer pulled over and turned the ignition off. He waited a couple of minutes before restarting the vehicle. The brake light went off and the brakes returned to proper working condition. Another appointment was made where the dealer reprogrammed the ECM. The consumer experienced the failure for the fourth time and was informed the vehicle may need a brake booster and front rotors, because they were starting to warp.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #4

Nov 022011


  • 47,000 miles
Brake light came on at 35mph, seems ABS engaged. Grinding, shuttering, decreased brake power. Turned vehicle off/on and brakes were good. Happened again while vehicle was stopped and again at 50 mph. Brake booster bad.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 252010


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the brake light illuminated on the instrument panel and a grinding noise was heard coming from the brakes. The brake pedal was then depressed as the contact attempted to make a left turn, but the vehicle would not stop and the pedal depressed to the floor. The contact applied the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. After turning the engine off and restarting, the brakes functioned as normal. The failure occurred on two different occasions. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostics, where the technician stated that the anti-lock brake sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #2

May 192010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. While traveling at speeds of 15 mph, the brakes did not engage while applying the brake pedal. The vehicle was not diagnosed and there were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 50,000.

- Saint Charles, MO, USA

problem #1

Dec 272009


  • 23,000 miles
1. the events leading up to the failure: - I was on a highway overpass bridge, braking as I approached the red stoplight & preparing to enter the highway on-ramp. As I was braking, I felt a lost of brake control, slipping momentarily for 1 second. At first I brushed off the sensation as due to bridge vibration, possibly due to minor earthquake or vehicles/trucks passing through the bridge. - about 3 weeks after the 1st event, I was approaching an intersection and the traffic light was red and applying light & constant pressure, I lost control of the brake again for like 1S before regaining control. My car was within inches of hitting the car in front of me. - about 3 days after the 2nd event, I was approaching a red intersection, but this time my car is ahead of everyone. As I was applying the brake, I again lost control of the brake for about a second before regaining control. My car ended up in the middle of the intersection & other angry drivers ended up honking at me. 2.the failure, how often it occurs, its consequences: A momentary sensation of losing brake control, as if I am driving & slipping on ice. All 3 events happened under 30-40 mph, with light but constant braking applied. It is like there is something triggering/not triggering the ABS. The road condition in all 3 events is paved smoothly, dry, not raining. It happened about 3 obvious times in the past 2 months. As a result, I have to give myself more distance when braking at low speed. In all 3 events, there were 2 other adults in the car as witness. I still feel it other times, but I gave myself more distance to anticipate the sensation. 3.what was done to correct the failure. After event 2 & 3, I brought the car to the dealership for inspection but they said they couldn't find anything wrong, nothing was replaced and asked me to bring it back next time it happened. I told them that next time someone might get killed or I might be dead and not coming back. 2008 Nissan Armada SE 4X4.

- Menifee, CA, USA

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