hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,911 miles

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2004 Nissan Armada suspension problems

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2004 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #14

Aug 102016


  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced failures with starting, violent vibrations, and jerking. In addition, an abnormal noise was heard coming from the vehicle and the brakes failed to operate. The contact stated that the brake and tipm warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake lights needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 200,000.

- Shepardsville, KY, USA

problem #13

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 #12

Jul 022013


  • 189,000 miles
I have had an issue with brakes and lights coming on that says vdo, antilock etc: When driving the SUV at lower speeds and you try to apply the brakes the whole front end starts shaking and grinding and it is impossible to stop. I have replaced brakes, rotors, wheel hub bearings and still have this problem. It is scary when you can't stop a 7,000lb vehicle! I am in fear of an accident. I have read of others having the same problem. Sometimes when running hyw speeds a lot of lights come on and dingers and this has been happening since I bought the Armada. I want to know what Nissan is gonna do about this problem cause it seems I am not the only one having these issues. I have already had to replace the right rear hub assembly 2 times and they are not cheap. I feel Nissan does not want admit they have a problem. I think this needs to be a recall. Since I have had this vehicle I have not received anything from Nissan to address these issues. I pray they will recognize and see to it that these things are fixed and help us the consumer feel safe driving down the highway. I have 3 young children who ride in this Armada. Please help !!

- Summertown, TN, USA

problem #11

Jan 292014

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


We own a 2004 Nissan Armada. The sub frame was corroded. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed that the sub frame was corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Hobart , IN, USA

problem #10

Aug 182010


  • 62,859 miles
Brake light comes on and a springing clutter noise happens. I stop the car, turn it off and turn back again it's back to normal. It happens practically once a month or so but always scary. Dealership claims it's finding nothing.

- Dublin, OH, USA

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problem #9

Jul 152014

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Rear crossmember sub frame heavy rusted and also holes for the same reason found it where the sway bar supports brackets are located.the SUV is used for daily transportation and pleasure nothing extreme for that kind of rust on that parts of the vehicle.very dangerous driving condition the rear suspension crossmember could be broke and fell apart rear whole suspension. The SUV is less than 10 years old.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jun 122013


  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated while driving at various speeds on a smooth road, the vehicle drove as though he was drving on very rough and bumpy rd.the contact took his vehicle to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated there was a fracture on the manifold of the vehicle and it would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. Neither the dealer or manufacturer were notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000. The current mileage was 261,000.

- Del Valle, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 292013

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the rear lower control arm fractured and became detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the entire rear suspension was corroded, cracked and would need to be replaced. The rear lower control arm was replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Murrysville, PA, USA

problem #6

Oct 092007


  • miles
2004 Armada difficult to control over bumps. Right rear tire continuously bounces causing vehicle to wander when going over bumps. Steering wheel continuously vibrates especially on the highway. For the past few years vehicle has been inspected and test driven by many mechanics including Nissan dealerships to no avail can they locate the problem. All 4 tires have been replaced twice. Air bags performed active tests to rear air shocks and were working fine. Bags were checked for leaks and none were found. Alignment is fine. Also, vehicle has excessive rust underneath (we have never towed any boats or anything remotely close to the weight limit of the vehicle.)

- North Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 012004


  • miles
2004 Nissan Armada shakes uncontrollably when braking especially at speeds in excess of 40mph. Has been repaired 4 times so far and still happens.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 292004

Armada 8-cyl

  • miles


2004 Nissan pathfinder Armada with numerous problems. Customer states the vehicle has had some of these problems washer tank/motor/level sensor, electrical worked after key was removed from the ignition, and it had brake failure. The tires were wearing unevenly. There was a water leak coming from the passenger front floor board. The dealer installed a hose to the ac drain. The front rotors were replaced due to them being warped and the rear rotors were resurfaced. The passenger window would not roll up, due to it being off track. While driving, the engine suddenly shut down. The consumer removed the key from the ignition, but the wipers, horn, headlights and other electrical instruments kept on working. The consumer also experienced a flat tire and there was moisture in the transmission connector, the wiring harness was repalced.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #3

Dec 012004


  • miles
While attempting to tow a trailer the vehicle's fuel mileage was reduced by 40%. the consumer stated when the incident occurred, the transmission overheated, and the truck suddenly swayed at speeds over 60 mph. The consumer was told by the manufacturer that the problems he experienced was due to the vehicle being over loaded. However the consumer stated never did the tongue or total tow weight exceed the Nissan manual recommendations. The consumer believed that the vehicle did not have an adequate suspension to tow the weights the company represents.

- New Castle, DE, USA

problem #2

Nov 092004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,900 miles
When applying the brakes, the steering wheel vibrated. The owner contacted the dealer who said they were ordering the parts to repair the defect. However, the parts were not available as of today. Provide further details.

- Azusa, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 142004

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
While driving and upon coming to a stop steering wheel vibrated, and it was difficult to stop the vehicle. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, who insisted that they had seventeen vehicles with the same problem.. vehicle pulled a trailer with jet ski on the 15 freeway. Suddenly vehicle came to a stop and steering wheel began to vibrate, momentarily losing control of vehicle and trailer began bouncing. His wife and two children were in the vehicle and became concerned and scared.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

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