definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,250 miles

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2004 Nissan Armada brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172008

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,500 miles


This a complaint regarding my 2004 Nissan pathfinder Armada SE which currently has 23K miles. It started on 9/7/05, while driving over the speeds of 55 mph, when applying the brakes they lock up & don't work. The warning light for the brakes came on the dash. I took the car to dealer & they stated the problem was that the rotors were out of round. They replaced the front rotors & pads, they also turned the rear rotors & replaced the rear pads. This was on 9/7/05. On 4/21/07 while driving on a major highway, I attempted to apply my brakes & the brakes did not work & the vehicle would not stop. The brake warning light came on the dash & on the same day, we took the vehicle to the dealer & they ran a diagnostic check on the vehicle & they found that one of the codes had an error. The dealer reprogrammed the computer system to correct the problem. On 3/17/08, I was driving & I attempted to apply my brakes, when the brakes failed, the emergency brakes did not work & the warning light came on again on the dash. Once again I took the vehicle to the dealer, I advised them at the dealer that this was the third time I had been there for the same issue. They advised that they would need to do a diagnostic test, in which I would have to pay out of pocket since the vehicle is no longer under warranty. This time they said that it was an internal failure & the brake booster needed to be replaced & that this may not fix the problem. I was advised by the technician at the dealer that the manufacturer is aware of the this problem. Of course, this resolution was not offered or advised in my previous visits as it would have been paid under the warranty. Conveniently, I was told about this after my warranty expired & after paying $1,000 out of my pocket to fix. These vehicles are a safety hazard to have on the road & you never know when the brakes are going to fail.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 292005

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Ever since I purchased this car (2004 Nissan pathfinder Armada) in December 2003 I am experiencing some brake problems and the dealer has been trying to solve the problem and it is getting worse. The car had only about 3000 miles when it all started. I cooperated with the dealer because he said they were aware of the problem and that Nissan's engineers are working to solve the problem and now I cannot invoke the lemon law because it has been over a year, at least this is what a lawyer told me today. Anyway, the car started to brake on its own without anyone applying the brakes and the emergency brake lights comes on when this happens. I had it towed to the dealer and they said there was a leak in the master cynlinder. They replaced it after 2 weeks and while my wife was taking the car home, the same problem occured again. This time the dealer is blaming the problem on the brake boosters. They will not have a replacement available before 3 to 6 weeks. The major incident occured on September 29, 2005 but the overall brake problems started in March 2004.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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