really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2004 Nissan Armada wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Feb 282006

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Our mechanic informed us that he believed the tires on our Nissan Armada were not rated high enough to tow the capacity that Nissan claims they will. Standard with the Armada are P265 70 R18 "passenger" tires that are 4 ply. We tow a large 3 horse trailer that when loaded to capacity is at the limits of the Armada, not to mention the increased weight of passengers and luggage in the Armada. We have contacted numerous tire companies asking about what tires they would recommend knowing that it is our intent to tow heavy loads, not to exceed the limits of the vehicle. No tire company (Goodyear, bf goodrich, les schwab) stated they would sell us "P" rated 4 ply tires for our vehicle because they believed the tires were not up to the job of handling such heavy weight capacity. Reno Nissan says there is "no problem", however, when we explained to them the problem with the Armada "brake recall" and the "trailer wiring" recall, we told them we didn't believe them. Also, the xterra had a "trailer hitch" recall because the hitch system was not strong enough to handle the loads Nissan said they would. We have made contact with several rep's from NHTSA who asked that we file this formal complaint about the tow capacity rating/tires of the Armada. Fortunately, there have been no failures with regards to our towing, however, the Armada is new and few people may have yet to experience this problem. Additionally, it is unknown how many owners actually use the Armada for this type of towing application which would skew the number of reported failures and/or complaints relating to improper tires supplied by Nissan. With the failure of the braking system and the trailer wiring harness on the Armada, it is not unreasonable to suspect that Nissan engineers simply made another mistake as Nissan was trying to get into the large SUV market.

- Reno, NV, USA

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