really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,864 miles

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2006 Nissan Armada brakes problems

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2006 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 092016


  • 145,000 miles


Own a 2006 Nissan Armada le. Started my truck and the brake, vdc, slip, and 4WD lights lit up on the dashboard. Thought it appeared because it was getting cold. Drove a couple of blocks down a city a street and heard a loud grinding noise when the brakes were pressed and the truck jolted a little bit. After another block, lights went away and didn't have more any issues on the way home. When I got home, turn the truck off and restarted the truck, no lights. Did a google search and read many issues relating to this. A couple a days later checked the truck, on start-up...no lights, then when I put it in drive, the same lights lit up. Took it to the dealership, lights were lit, brakes engaged, and speedometer was fluctuating and then didn't move. When I arrived at the dealership, speedometer activated again when the truck was put in park. Nissan dealership did a diagnostic test and the advisor indicated both the ECM and ABS actuator assembly were fried and needed to be replaced, $3,100 to start out with. Truck is still at the shop, no work has started. Notified Nissan customer relations since there is a known issue, waiting to hear back. Also called another dealership to see what they could tell me and it was mentioned that there is a known issue. Called the service dept. Back the next day and talked to another advisor, the advisor indicated since there are some are hard codes (U1000, U1001) displayed with the ECM and ABS assembly, the systems potentially need to be replaced.

- Camp Springs, MD, USA

problem #5

Nov 192010


  • 88,000 miles
Original complaints filed July 31st and October 22, 2015, respectively. A response has been received from the insurance company regarding their decision of supplemental repairs, ODI #10745373 and #10781329, as it relates to the vehicle safety determination after the collision loss in November 2010. I forwarded the dmv-349 and additional documents by mail to the NHTSA address provided previously.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 052015


  • 88,182 miles
Original ODI #10745373 - 11/19/2010 still unresolved. Review of nc dmv - 340 (rev.3/2001) with insurance company, insurance affiliated collision repair shop and Nissan of North America confirmed acknowledgment of rotor/ brake damage during repairs. The collision repair shop and (Nissan)modern service mgr. Both internally notated the issue until the claim was confirmed by a Nissan service tech (5936) on 12/21/2010 during a collision re-inspection. Front/ rear brake pad replacement has not resolved the rotor issue confirmed during 2010 repairs. Brake pads were not worn to require replacement during inspections to address concerns. The Nissan edr issue has remained unaddressed by the insurance company while Nissan has provided all warranty/ recall services for the vehicle from 2006 to the present. Geico has provided a guarantee of all losses related to collision on 12/07/2010.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 252014


  • 68,000 miles


My Nissan Armada brake light comes on and the car starts braking on its own without me pushing on the brakes. And sometimes the vdc light also comes on. I will be driving on the road and suddenly the brake light comes on and the car starts braking on its own without me pushing on the brakes and then the vdc light also comes on. There is a defect in this car that needs to be investigated. My Nissan Armada 2006 is not safe to drive and there is a manufacturers defect in this make and model

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 192013

Armada 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
While driving in traffic, went to apply brakes to stop, vehicle shuttered and it seemed as though the anti-lock brakes were engaging. But the roads were not slippery or wet, no snow or ice on roads. It seemed as though the brakes were not gonna stop the vehicle in time, swerved over hit the curb to avoid accident. Had vehicle towed, vdc. Anti slip & brake lights were illuminated at this time. Paid tow bill, paid dealer to: Replace brake booster, wheel sensors, brake pads, rotors and two times for labor rate to try and diagnose issue. After dealer failed to admit there was an issue, but continued to just replace parts. I finally carried it to a local mechanic, he explained Nissan has an issue that they are not recalling. The only temporary resolution is to unhook the battery when it appears. Sadly, I feel Nissan has profited from thousands of customers relying on the dealerships knowledge that has not been informed by Nissan mfg. Of how to resolve this issue. I believe a recall is needed immediately!!!!!

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #1

May 152011

Armada 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
While driving, the following indicator lights came on: Vdc, ABS and brake. When I applied the brakes, there was a horrible grinding noise which scared me to death. I continued on cautiously and fortunately it did not make the same sound the next time I braked. The Nissan service department said it was a sensor that went bad and the ABS brake system that possibly was bad. I paid over $500 to get it fixed and had to sign an agreement that what they did may not fix it, and if so, the brake booster would then need to be replaced at a cost of $1000. I found out afterwards that there had been a recall of the very same issue but not on my vehicle because the VIN did not match the recall. Very suspect.

- El Paso, AR, USA

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