definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,940 miles

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2005 Nissan Armada brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 242008

Armada 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,940 miles


Had a near miss vehicle accident due to the vdc (vehicle dynamic control) module/computer failure and caused brake system to malfunction and not stop car. While traveling 30 mph +/- in a left turn lane and tried to stop at a red light. The brakes did not grab right, had a severe metal squeal. The brake pedal shuddered. The car went through the stop line into the intersection and oncoming traffic. The one car coming head on was able to stop. They made an emergency stop. Had to turn left into the parking lot and to a clear area in the lot to let vehicle slow on its own and finally stop. Vehicle brake lamp was lit on the instrument cluster. Put vehicle into park and light stayed lit. Put vehicle back in drive and tested brakes. They still would not brake correctly and had that loud noise with a shudder felt on the pedal. Called the dealer where car has been in for same complaint 2 times. They asked if I could drive it in, I said no and had to pay for a tow. When car was at dealer and restarted brake light was off and no problem with brakes. Dealer did a check of codes from onboard computer. Had a C-1179. I was told there was a known issue with this complaint and the vdc failure. There was a tsb for this condition, it had been out for more than a year. We have had the car in for a complaint of sudden brake pedal shudder and screech noise 2 times in the last year. Nissan dealer said it was a brake and rotor problem and had a tsb for the replacement. Dealer did tsb work for a brake judder 2 times. Told dealer this was the worst time this happened. That prior times the brake light was gone when we restarted the car and the brake problem was gone. Bought car pre-owned. Car showed a brake rotor tsb was done. Current dealer performed 2 more brake rotor tsb's. I question whether other complaints of a brake pedal shudder vs judder is not a mild form of the vdc failure? thanks to the other driver on being alert and making this a near miss accident and not a full on collision.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

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