hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,934 miles

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2007 Nissan Armada brakes problems

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2007 Nissan Armada Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #16

Mar 162013


  • 82,000 miles


We were on our way to Mexico on hwy 10 afte a 2 hour drive we decided we needed a break, so we got off the fwy to get something to eat..as we exit our brake lights go on!!! and you hear a terrible grinding sound as if we don't have brakes...we pull over as soon as we can, my kids and I exit the car and my turns it off that way he can take a look at it...he turns it back on and problem solved..th I was to nervous to continue the trip..lately it happens more comfortable often..it's scary!

- La Puente, CA, USA

problem #15

Feb 112011

Armada 8-cyl

  • miles
As I am driving the emergency brake light comes on. When I tap the brakes they are grinding in the vehicle shutters as if the brakes are worn out. The only way to resolve it is to turn the vehicle off and turn it back on. This has happened repeatedly when I am in stop and go traffic and freeway driving. I am now reporting this, because I just now discovered the site. Researching online there are several instances like this with the 2007 Armada. This issue needs to be resolved.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #14

Feb 132014


  • 105,000 miles
While driving our Nissan Armada our brake indicator light came on while driving 45mph down a city street. When my wife, who was driving attempted to stop at a stoplight the Armada's brakes shuddered, went to the floorplan of the vehicle and become spongy. As this happened nearly all braking capacity disappeared and my wife was barely able to stop. She pulled off the roadway stopped the vehicle and called for a tow service because it had scared her so badly. Upon restarting the vehicle however, the problem disappeared to I, her husband, drove the car home with quite some anxiety and the problem would not replicate itself. I inspected all brake hardware, fluid levels, and there appears to be no actual problem. I am reading about many customers with similar model year Nissan titans and Armadas having identical problems with no real solution being made by Nissan North America. What do I do? I am very scared for the safety of my wife and two small children.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #13

Sep 032010

Armada 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


While driving, my emergency brake light comes on and my brakes make a crunching noise and do not give full braking power when I am stopping. It happened while I've been driving on city streets at 20 mps or on the highway at 70 mph.the brake problem will continue until I turn off the car. The problem began several years ago but it would occur maybe twice a year. Over the past year, the instances have grown dramatically. It's happened 3 times in the past 2 days. Like others out there, the dealer tells me that they don't see anything wrong with it (the brake light hasn't been on), but I strongly disagree. This problem is jeopardizing mine and my family's lives and it needs to be corrected asap!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #12

Jun 122013

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 91,250 miles
Driving on a residential street at approximately 35 mph. The brake light came on and when the brakes were applied, the pedal went almost to the floor, the ABS engaged and the braking power was reduced by 70% or greater. The vehicle was parked and shut off for an extended period of time and the system appeared to reset itself. Identical issue have occurred in July and August. Brake pads, rotors and fluid levels were checked and all were okay. I contacted a local Nissan dealership who advised that there were no recalls on that model year, but other years have been recalled for similar incidents.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 272013


  • 87,000 miles
I was traveling on the interstate and when I stepped on the brake, my brake light came on immediately, a loud clunking noise, the brake petal became very mushy, & I had to press it all the way to the floor in order to stop. Fortunately I was exiting the interstate with no other vehicles close. Front and rear brakes had been replaced recently and all looked fine when we pulled over to check them. When we turned the vehicle back on the light was off and the brakes functioned normally. Decided to drive to relatives home close by, about 3 miles down the road same thing happened again. Turned vehicle off and restarted again the brakes were back to normal. This same problem occurs sporadically and each time resolves temporarily by turning vehicle off and back on. Serious safety concerns, always keep plenty of stopping distance just in case.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

Jul 302013

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Traveling down interstate when traffic slowed due to construction. When brakes were applied, a screeching grinding sound was made and brakes didn't stop properly. Vehicle took much longer to stop than normal. Immediately after, the "brake" warning light came on. After the vehicle was turned off and back on, it went off. This has happened one other time less than a year ago. I don't know the exact date so for date of incident, today's was used. Have read on multiple online forums where this is a very common problem with Nissan Armada's and Nissan has failed to do anything about it.

- Hooks, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 012013


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds and attempting to decelerate, there was an abnormal increase in stopping distance as the vehicle shook violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the brake booster had failed. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 112013

Armada 8-cyl

  • 60,460 miles
Just stopped at a stop sign. After crossing the street attempting to make a right turn attired to slow down my car lost pressure in the brake with grinding when fully pressing brake. Able to come to a stop after about 10 feet. Looked up and emergency brake light was on. Put car in park and engaged/disengaged emergency brake. Emergency brake light never went off. Pulled into parking lot and tried to stop with the same grinding/loss of brake pressure. Put my car in park and turned off ignition. Started car and emergency brake light went off and brakes worked. After researching this on multiple website this is a problem multitudes of Nissan owners are experiencing. I would have not been able to stop or slow down at a higher rate of speed. According to research this is a delta brake sensor. There is a class action lawsuit for 04-06 models regarding this problem. This issue is still occurring. Nissan will only fix for around $1000.

- Hendersonville , TN, USA

problem #7

Feb 012010

Armada 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The brakes fail, make a grinding sound...apparently turning the car off resets the delta S sensor. Do a google search on Nissan Armada and brake booster and you will find many pages of the same complaint. It happened intermittantly over the course of several years. I took it to a dealer within the past year - they said they had never heard of it. Charged me $100 to confirm what I told them - bad brake booster, change delta sensor. They suggested I call Nissan North America re: Any acssitance with the 900+ fee to fix it. Nissan North America said they have never heard of this issue and said they would not assist in any way with the cost of repair.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 012011


  • 39,000 miles


Driving at 50 miles per hour and suddenly the ABS brakes turns red, I try to push the brake pedal and it makes a loud grinding noise and the brakes just keeps on having like an up and down pressure and the vehicle would not stop. I asked some Armada owners and they have a same problem. Very unsafe for a family man driving kids with faulty brake system. This happens 3 X already I have to pull over and shut down engine. NHTSA help us !

- Uvalde, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 152011


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Armada. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal and noticed a vibration and grinding noise in the brake pedal. The vehicle was hesitant to respond. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician advised that the brake booster and the delta sensor would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 112012

Armada 8-cyl

  • 100,100 miles
While pulling out of a parking lot my brake light came on while pressing the brakes, the pedal went to the floor and there were no brakes. There was a grinding sound and a fluttering feeling in the brakes. I used my parking brake to come to a stop. This is the second time this happened, first was about 6 months ago on highway exit ramp (luckily I was going up hill at the time). Once you turn off the vehicle and restart the problem disappears. I have found numerous accounts of this same situation happening to Armada owners who have found it to be the brake booster. This is a very serious issue with the ABS braking system and needs to be addressed by Nissan.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 252010

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 780,000 miles
The red brake light comes on intermittently when not pressing the pedal.then when I try to stop it's as though I only have ABS brakes. I hear the sound of the anti locks working and the vehicle shudders. It takes extra space and force to stop when this happens and there is no warning other than the light coming on. The problem goes away when you turn the vehicle off and back on. I have asked two different Nissan dealers if they have heard of the issue and both have said no which is odd considering there are hundreds of online posts and a class action law suit. Here is a link to a you tube video of the issue. youtu.be/jvcrd2lxti8.

- Roanoke , IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 032012


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving 75 mph and depressing the brakes to exit the highway, the vehicle did not respond. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis who stated that they needed to replace the brake booster. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 55,000.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 262010

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
While driving approximately 50 mph I experienced a loss of >70% braking power, vehicle shudder & the brake light came on. I did not feel that I had control of the vehicle. I was traveling on westbound 520 which is under construction, with no emergency lanes and during a driving rain storm. Traffic was terrible and I was scared to death. I had to drive into downtown seattle before I could safely pull over. This is the 4th incident. The 1st was December 26, 2010 with my daughter and 4 grandchildren in the car. The last three have occurred in the last 40 days during trips to portland at speeds of 55 to 70 mph.

- Woodinville, WA, USA

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