really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,085 miles

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2005 Nissan Armada brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 262005

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70 miles


We purchased the vehicle the end of 3/05. W/in days we noticed a "shimmy" in the steering and the vehicle was difficult to control at speeds of 50+. steering would veer to the left and wheel would jerk to side when encountering slight bumps in the road. When applying the brakes, the car would vibrate & shudder and was even more difficult to control (at any speed). It took more pressure than usual to get car to stop. The most frightening part was that the car was especially hard to control in rainy conditions. When driving at speeds of between 25-35 mph, in a moderate rainfall, the car hydroplaned on 5 occassions within a distance of approx. 60 miles. Also, the tire pressure light would come on intermittently. Within the first week, I brought the car into a dealership to have my tire pressure checked. It was fine and they had no explanation for the light appearing. I was out of state at the time & they suggested I bring it into my dealership. I brought it into the dealership to have the alignment checked, which is what I thought the problem was. They balanced my tires and told me this was why my tire pressure light was going on. After the problem continued, I was told it was a problem with the brakes and that Nissan was aware of this problem. I was told that they did not have the parts to fix the problem. They were waiting for the parts to arrive, but had no idea when this would be. This is a safety issue and I am fearful of driving this vehicle. I have contacted Nissan North America and received no satisfaction. This is a serious issue and I am furious that I cannot get the manufacturer to commit to a date that they will replace these brakes. Nissan N.a. representative told me that it's not a safety issue & my difficulties handling the vehicle in adverse conditions was "external". the car is hard to handle in the best of conditions. It only makes sense that the more difficult the driving conditions, the harder this vehicle would be to control.

- La Grange, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 132005

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles
I am leasing a 2005 Nissan Armada. Currently there are 3300 miles on the truck and I already took it to the dealer 2 for brake issues. There is a very a hard brake judder once brake pedal is pressed with the truck going over 20 miles per hour. I took it to the dealer at 1900 miles and they said it is not a big deal and they will repair it when I take the truck in for maintenance at 3500 miles. Now I took it in for maintenance when the problem is worse and they are saying they have no parts to fix the truck since Nissan has not send them. Service department has been excellent and tried to help with all my questions but it doesn ot look like it is up to them anymore. The truck is almost in the un-drivable condition.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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