hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,480 miles

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2008 Nissan Armada suspension problems

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2008 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 252014

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 103,000 miles


The auto leveling suspension will not hold air. System deflates and the vehicle bounces uncontrollably.

- Triangle, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 022010

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
The brakes effectiveness is significantly reduced, by as much as 60%, and it makes a popping and spring noise. When you apply the brakes, it makes a grinding sound. You must pull over, turn the car off, pump the breaks and then restart the car. You may have to turn the car off/on several times. I've paid thousands of dollars to various mechanics to have this issue resolved. It goes along fine for awhile, and then the problem repeats itself. It's intermittent and very dangerous. Also, the suspension makes a popping noise when you go over a dip in the road or make a sharp turn. These are evidently known defects and although I did get a recall notice from Nissan, when I brought my vehicle in, they spent 20 minutes looking at it and said everything was fine. It continues to happen. I'm recording this notification so it can be added to the many complaints I've found regarding both of these known issues. At what point is something going to be done for the consumers?? if there's a class action lawsuit, I'm in!!

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 122012


  • 74,398 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he noticed a thumping noise when turning left. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the lower control arm welding separated and as a result, the lower control arm needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 10E019000 (suspension:front:control arm:lower arm). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 74,398.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 182012

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Vehicle was being driven out of garage at low speed. Suddenly, there was a clunk and loss of control of the front passenger wheel. There were no prior warning signs or symptoms. Upon inspection, the front passenger tie rod had dis-attached itself from the wheel, resulting in no steering control of the front passenger wheel. Had this happened at a speed greater than 25 mph, serious/fatal accident and injury would have been likely. This is a serious malfunction of the system with no prior warning signs. Nissan dealer has confirmed this is a serious issue that is not the result of any owner fault.

- Gilbertsville, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012009

Armada 4WD 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Nissan Armada vehicles with a factory tow package include self-leveling rear suspension. The system is comprised of air-leveled shocks and an air compressor. The system leaks, causing the air pressure to drop at speed, with or without loads, and when parked and turned off. It causes the rear end to be soft and handle poorly, which, when towing, is clearly a safety hazard.

- Coeur D Alene, ID, USA

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