hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
115,585 miles

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2004 Nissan Armada fuel system problems

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2004 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #15

Jan 022017


  • 192,000 miles


Nissan Armada air filter housing recall... over the pass couple of years, I've notice that our truck would shut off while driving. We'd start it back up, and continue driving and it would shut off again. After checking the air filter under the hood, I discovered that it was dirty. So, I replaced the filter and it would be good. However, after several weeks of driving it will repeat the same thing of just shutting off while driving. Recently, it has been shutting down more often. So, after some looking underneath the hood, I went back to the air filter housing box and discovered that the air filter housing box does not seal properly. As a result of the air filter housing not sealing properly, air seeps in throwing off the air to gas ratio mixture and it shuts down the engine, turning off the car in the midst of driving. I reported this too a Nissan dealership and they supposedly cleaned the air filter box and said that should fix it. However, after leaving the dealership, my truck literally shut off on me while driving five (5) times. I then went back under the hood of the truck, readjusted the air filter housing in an attempt to seal it to the best of my ability and my truck did not shut down at all. This is definitely an issue that I believe needs to be looked at. I've talked to other Nissan owners they have reported the same thing. I sincerely hope that something can be done about this real soon in the picture that I have attached to this file, you can see the orange piece from the filter that is sticking out from the housing. Again, through driving and hitting bumps in the road, the housing separates and allow more air to seep into housing and the truck shuts off. Again, once the housing is fixed in place again, the truck is drivable until the housing separates again.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #14

Aug 102016


  • miles
Brakes, at about 65mph car shakes violently, tv in the middle sounds like its falling out, engine turning over but not starting

- Shepherdsville, KY, USA

problem #13

Aug 102016


  • 200 miles
Bought a 2004 Nissan Armada 08/08/2016 the second day I had to go to the dealers and pay close to 4xx to have a computer hooked up to it because my brake light came on and didnt have any brakes, it then happened the second week of owning the vehicle, called Nissan North America at first I was told I would be reimbursed and my problem fixed then was told its out of warranty. Regardless it was not my fault Nissan does not no how to make vehicle or fix there fauly problems. Then today I went out to start my truck and it will turn over all day long but will not start, I have a 2 year old special needs child and was heading to get his medication which can be very serious if hes without, contacted nna yet again with no luck. On top of the list of other problems iv had with this vehicle.

- Shepherdsville, KY, USA

problem #12

Aug 082007


  • 203,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the fuel gauge did not register the correct amount of fuel in the vehicle. The vehicle stalled while registering 1/4 of a tank. In addition, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate and the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard when depressed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or independent mechanic for the acceleration or fuel gauge issues. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the brake pedal issue; however, the failure could not be replicated. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 203,000. Updated 09/28/16

- Lockport, IL, USA

problem #11

Jun 022016


  • 162,000 miles
My fuel gauge showed 1/4 tank of gas and I ran out of fuel on a major highway and stalled out. I was in fear for my families life and had my wife steer the car while I pushed it over to the shoulder. A passer bye in a pick up had a can of gas and it was enough to get me to a gas station. There is a recall on the 2005 Armada for the fuel sending sensor but not on the 2004. This is apparently a lot of 2004 Armadas that have this safety malfunction.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

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problem #10

Nov 102015


  • 141,000 miles
While driving and reaching either a stop light or stop sign or coming to a stop when applying the brakes the pedal depresses to the floor and the brakes grind it will continue to do that until you turn the car off and turn it back on. It has occured since the purchase of the vehicle Oct 2014.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 272015


  • 198,000 miles


Fuel gauge stops at 1/4. vehicle ran out of gas on freeway and engine stalled.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

problem #8

May 102015


  • 131,985 miles
Traveling up a slight hill at about 20 mph the vehicle started losing power. The engine died resulting in a loss of power steering. I put the vehicle in park and shut off the ignition. I had no power and no power steering. After about a minute I tried and successfully started the vehicle. It attempted to die again, but I revved the engine and kept it running. It was frightening to think what would have happened if we were on a highway at 70 mph and lost power. In my opinion this is a dangerous situation. Thankfully the incident was on a county road with no traffic as we had two of our grandchildren in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

- Buena Vista, CO, USA

problem #7

Apr 022015


  • 115,000 miles
I have been having problem with 2004 Nissan Armada' fuel gauge, similar to a recall. I called the dealer and then Nissan motor usa. They said since my VIN is not part of this recall at this time I have to pay $99 for the diagnosis, and then send report to Nissan motors for consideration. They are refusing to add my VIN for this recall, and to have the dealer check free of charge and fix if issue is same as the recall.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 012015


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the fuel gauges failed to detect the proper levels of fuel in the tank once it went under a quarter tank of fuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing; however, the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 012014

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


My fuel gauge was showing a half tank, but my SUV was actually out of gas. Very embarrassing!

- Indianola, MS, USA

problem #4

Jan 022013


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle decelerated without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the vehicle was low on fuel. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the fuel gauge was inoperable and the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 180,000 and the current mileage was 205,000.

- Trussville, AL, USA

problem #3

Jul 172013


  • 113,595 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spilled to the ground. The failure was experienced several times. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number 10V074000 (fuel system, other) however, the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 113,595.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 112007

Armada 8-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Fuel gauge not working correctly leaving you stranded while reading 1/4 tank of gas, brakes fail forcing you to pull over and turn off truck pull out key then restart, seat belts do not retract getting caught in door when closing.

- Seminole, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 282011

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
My Armada showed that there was fuel in the tank. The gauge on the instrument cluster and the trip computer both showed there was a tank of gas in the vehicle; however, the vehicle had ran out of gas. The fuel sending unit is not working correctly. I took the vehicle to Nissan and was told the fuel sending unit was bad in the Armada and if I were lucky my vehicle may be part of the recall. My Armada is a 2004, recalls were done for the fuel sending unit on 2005 models and above. Nissan has refused to recall the 2004 model. Safety issue fuel gauge inaccuracy. I am requesting that the 2004 model Armada be added to safety recall ntb10037. This fault causes the vehicle to ran out of fuel while the gauge still shows up to a quarter tank remaining. Loss of power and control of vehicle which may cause accidents.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

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