pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
117,850 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. worked fine when it was turned off and back on (5 reports)
  2. ABS computer/brake booster (4 reports)
  3. not sure (3 reports)
2005 Nissan Armada brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 032020

Armada LE V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 157,700 miles


This is a major safety issue! The brake light on the control panel comes on and when stepping on the brakes, the car hardly brakes. It feels like the brakes are grinding. I have to carefully pull the car over and turn the car off and back on. Lately this has been happening around once a week.

- Whitney P., Clearfield, UT, US

problem #11

Aug 062020

Armada LE V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 157,759 miles

This is a major safety issue! The brake light on the control panel comes on and when stepping on the brakes, the car hardly brakes. It feels like the brakes are grinding. I have to carefully pull the car over and turn the car off and back on. Lately this has been happening around once a week.

- Whitney P., Clearfield, UT, US

problem #10

Oct 022018

Armada SE 5.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

THIS IS a bad car! All the fukin sensors are dying ..I don't know why the 4x4 light is on, even i don't use it

- kelsyg70wg, Dardanelle, US

problem #9

Aug 092016

Armada LX 5.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,850 miles


I have bought this vehicle in 2008. Did not start having the Delta stroke sensor problem until 112,000 miles??? Was there a lawsuit/recall for this problem? Shop said, it will cost a grand to fix?

- Craig S., Myrtle Point, OR, US

problem #8

Apr 012015

Armada SE V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 196,000 miles

I also am a owner of a 2005 nissan armada with this brake problem and i have been trying to find out what the problem was. i just purchase the car last year in april and i just found out after finding this website what the problem was and i also found out that there was a law suit about the delta stroke sensor problem. so what are we to do if the class action deadline has past.

- Sherenda E., Lithonia, GA, US

problem #7

Nov 012007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles

I hate Nissan. Figured out it is the delta sensor within the brake booster..11 years later.

- eriknj, Ridgefield Park, NJ, US

problem #6

Aug 212015

Armada SE 5.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles


Brake system failed, load noise from under dash area, almost went off road at highway speeds. Almost hit traffic in front of me.

- Chris G., Cape Coral, FL, US

problem #5

Jan 062007

Armada LE 5.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

I have been dealing with this issue for over 8 years. This scares the hell out of my wife. The Armada will all of sudden lose brake power. You can still brake, but there is very little power left to get it to stop. My wife is 5'0" and a little over a 100 lbs. So when this happens she has to put all her weight into the brake pedal in order to get control of the vehicle.

We took this to the dealer several times and they told us they could not fix unless it happens when we bring it in. This in an intermittent issue that happens when driving! The problem corrects by turning off ignition and turning back on. One time, the dealer said that it was a computer adjustment and they would handle it. We felt better, but found out it was bs. It did not resolve the problem. Instead, only gave us a false sense of confidence until another scary brake failure. My wife suffered the most, as she was constantly scared to drive the Armada in fear of another unexpected failure.

I brought my car this morning to the dealer for an oil change and mentioned the problem to the service adviser. He was kind enough to explain what was really wrong with the car. He said it was a delta sensor within the brake booster, and issue could be corrected by replacing the brake booster. I went to the parts counter and requested a pricing for the booster. Retail from dealer was $650.00. I did not get a price on labor. This floored me! For years, while the vehicle was under warranty, the dealer refused to correct the problem. Only doing a computer calibration that did nothing to correct the problem. Now, after endangering my family's life for the last 8 years, they want to charge me to replace this booster that they should of done, a long time ago. Imagine, they wanted to save a few bucks at the expense of the safety of my family.

Shame on you Nissan! Pay up, fix the problem before you kill someone. More than likely, this event has already occurred. Very sad when a company does not take care of safety defects, especially brakes!!!!!

- frankmc, Perris, CA, US

problem #4

Mar 062015

Armada SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,515 miles

I was concerned when the brake light came on while driving but became TERRIFIED when I heard nothing but grinding every time I braked to slow down! Sounded like metal grinding! Had to floor it in order to stop! I came so close to rear ending the van in front of me!

Luckily, I took the back roads to get home that day from work so everyone was driving about 25 mph. I pulled to the side and was able to stop and I parked, double checked to make sure I did not forget to release brake. I was 5 minutes away from home so I kept going while praying that I did not get into an accident that day! Before this incident, the car would shake every time I pressed on brakes so I thought maybe it needed a brake job like yesterday! Sadly, it has only been 3 weeks since I bought the truck from a little dealer and of course, NO WARRANTY!

I got home, turned truck off and went to ask my neighbor who is a mechanic to check it out. He turned truck on and we took it for a test drive so he could hear the grinding. Of course the light was now OFF and brakes were working fine! He looked at me like I was a crazy! I've had horror stories about major dealers so I took truck in to a little Japanese Auto shop instead the following day. The mechanic says it's my rotors because my brake pads have about 75% left on them! He couldn't figure out what I was talking about when I described the "loud metal grinding noise!"

Unfortunately, in the short time that I have owned this truck, I've experienced so many issues that can really cause a serious accident and/or deaths! I feel like it's a death trap! Nissan should step up and do the right thing before it's too late! Yes there should be a recall and the repairs covered by THEM! Money shouldn't be more important than the lives of people that had trust they were purchasing WELL MADE vehicles from a so called trustworthy manufacturer. This is my dream truck and it sucks that I've had so many issues within the 3 weeks of purchasing it!

- Leao A., Lacey, WA, US

problem #3

Sep 122014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

This problem occurs out of the blue without warning. The brake light comes on, and when you apply the brake the noise that occurs when you apply the brakes sounds like the two metal plates are being clapped together and the vehicle will not stop. I turn the ignition off, place vehicle in neutral then restart the vehicle to reset, so that I can safely stop the vehicle.

- Dale M., Collierville, TN, US

problem #2

Oct 182014

Armada LE 5.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

Look on the Armada and Titan www forums and it's very common failure

- Chris H., Upper Marlboro, MD, US

problem #1

Jan 032011

Armada SE V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Can be driving down the road and the ABS light comes on and you try to stop and this loud grinding noise happens when you press the brake pedal. The pedal goes all the way to the floor to actually stop. I luckily haven't been going fast the 30 times this has happened. When I took it to Gateway to have the brakes looked at they said they couldn't find any problem. It has happened many more times and I figured out if you pull over and restart your car, it will reset and be fine until it happens out of the blue again. The real problem is if your child or someone else is driving your car and you forget to tell them what to do if this happens. It is dangerous to anyone driving. I am not sure the brakes would stop if you were going fast. It's like there are no brake pads so medal on medal to stop.

- Cindy P., Brandon, MS, US

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