hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,388 miles

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2005 Nissan Armada brakes problems

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2005 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 252011

Armada 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


Brakes on 2005 Armada went out and started to grind and stick, could not duplicate after re starting vehicle and mechanic cannot get it to duplicate as well costing me money to have checked out each time it happens not the first time replaced pads the first time and re-occurs more often now very unsafe never know when brakes will engage sometimes drag without being applied.

- Mary Esther, FL, USA

problem #7

Dec 012010


  • 97,000 miles
While driving down the road I would be approaching a stop sign or light and I applied the brake and suddenly hear a loud grinding noise. When I pull over and turn the vehicle off and then start over, it was like it reset itself. I freaked out because I had children with me. Nissan, please figure this out!!! also when I try to turn my air on or off I hear a very loud clicking noise. Even while driving down the road without touching the air it just randomly does it.

- Inglis, FL, USA

problem #6

Nov 112010


  • 57,000 miles
11/10/10 while driving the brake light came on and the truck was not responding to the brakes I heard a grinding noise and the problem went away after I turned the truck off and restarted it. It has happen like 4 times to my wife while driving with my kids so im very concerned about this problem. I went to the dealer and all they could say was that they needed to get the code for them to try to find out was wrong with it. If there's someone out there that can help before its too late and something serious happens.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 262010


  • 58,004 miles


At any given time, the brake light will appear on the instrument panel. During this time extra effort is required to apply the brakes when trying to stop. When the brakes are applied, there is a horrible grinding sound coming from the front of the vehicle. Turning the engine off and back on can sometimes "fix" it but on this particular day it did it 5 times in a row. This problem has been known to happen to drivers of 2005 Nissan Armadas for a few years and Nissan has yet to perform/issue any corrective actions. When you take the vehicle to have the problem diagnosed they tell you it's the brake booster and it will cost $900+ to fix. It amazed me that it didn't take long for them to tell me the solution when I told them the problem...so obviously the dealership has heard of the problem before....why hasn't/isn't Nissan doing anything to help its customers?

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jul 142006

Armada 8-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the parking brake warning light would illuminate while driving at various speeds. In addition, when depressed, the brake pedal would fall into the floorboard much farther than usual. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times but the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000 and the current mileage was approximately 66,000. Updated 09/16-10 updated 09/20/10

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 192009


  • 61,000 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Armada. While driving the ABS and emergency brake light would start flashing. When I come to a stop the braking system starts to make a loud grinding noise like the ABS has kicked in and wont disengage. The only way to temporarily correct this is to shut the vehicle off and then restart the vehicle. This has been identified as a recall for Nissan Armadas 2004 and older.

- College Grove, TN, USA

problem #2

Jul 012009


  • 60,100 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Armada. I was driving and starting to brake when all of a sudden my brake light came on and a loud grinding noise was heard from the front of my Armada. I almost lost braking capability. I applied the brakes again and the same thing happened with the loud noise and limited braking ability. I pulled over on the side of the road, turned the vehicle off and restarted the truck and the problem was gone for that moment. A few weeks later, it happened again, so I took it into the Nissan dealer and they told me it was a code error and it had been reset (it was still under warranty then). Well, it has since happened about 10 more times. I had my husband take it to another Nissan dealer and they told him it was the brake booster, and would cost approximately $900 to fix. We did not pay the money to have fixed. The last incident was this morning with my two small daughters in the truck with me. I was in 3 lanes of traffic and was starting to apply the brakes, when the brake light came on and the vdc light and two other panel lights. This morning, it was the worst it had been since it started. I normally have a little bit of brakes, but this morning when I tapped the brakes, it brought the vehicle to a complete sudden stop in 3 lanes of traffic, then, I let off the brake and tried to ease up and reapply the brakes and it brought it to a complete stop again. I turned the truck off and it cleared itself. I called my husband and told him. Once I got to work, I started to do some research and I find that I am not the only person experiencing this problem! I count myself lucky this morning that I was not rear ended because I had my two small daughters in my truck with me!!!! Nissan needs to do something about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012005

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Armada. When the brake pedal was depressed, the contact heard a grinding noise followed by reduced braking ability. Also, while in traffic, the electrical parking brake spontaneously engaged itself and caused the vehicle to come to a complete halt. The dealer stated that she would have to pay $600 to repair the parking brake. Currently, the vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure mileage was 24,000 and current mileage was 41,000. Updated 05/13/09 the consumer stated repairs have been made on the brake system 8 times. Updated 05/13/09.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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