definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,544 miles

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2010 Nissan Armada brakes problems

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2010 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012016


  • miles


Letter from senator schumer on behalf of constituent re 2010 Nissan Armada SE active recall. The consumer stated when he/she put the vehicle in reverse, the transmission changed hard, then the vdc off, brake, and slip lights illuminated. When the consumer put the vehicle in drive, and accelerated, the vehicle took off with more torque than it normally did. Upon trying to stop, the brakes went spongy, and came to a smooth stop, with the brake pedal all the way to the floor.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 152012


  • 44,800 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Armada. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact noticed smoke emitting from the rear of the vehicle. Immediately the vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the contact detected the smoke originated from the rear driver's side brake caliper. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who informed the brake caliper locked which resulted to the heated tire rim and smoke. The part was unavailable and the vehicle would be repaired upon the availability of the part. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 44,800.

- Virginia Beach , VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 212012


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Armada. The contact was driving 5 mph and making a turn while exiting a residential drive way. The vehicle then exhibited a popping noise from the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that both front brake lines needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 26,000.

- Cincinanti, OH, USA

problem #1

May 162011

Armada 8-cyl

  • 15,378 miles
Vehicle brakes on several occasions have randomly locked up. Latest incident occurred 5/2011 in which I was approaching a traffic circle attempted to apply brakes and they began to lock up and make a loud grinding noise and ceased up. After about 4 or 5 seconds the brakes seemed to release. The locking of brakes appears to be the same problem I had in a 2005 Armada that also had bad rotors, of which I was assured when purchasing 2010 Armada was not a issue. To date the breaks have locked 3 times since purchasing vehicle in 7/2010, with months in between occurrences. Luckily I have been able to steer the vehicle out of harms way or the consequences could have been very serious or even fatal. The vehicle was taken to dealership at which time they said and have said in the past that they can't find anything wrong. So there have been no attempted repairs or replacement of anything. I have also contacted Nissan corporate and filed a complaint but they have done nothing since the dealership can't find a problem or duplicate the problem. But as it was with the 2005 Armada, the problem is random and could never be reproduced when I took it in, but yet Nissan knew it was valid problem with the model and came up with a reprogram for the ABS. Apparently there have not been enough complaints to warrant a real investigation into this matter from Nissan, they have instead elected to rely solely on what information they have received from dealership. Nissan also suggested I leave my vehicle with dealership for several days. Guess what, I have already done that, for almost a week of which they came up with nothing. Not one day has gone by that I don't think about what could happen when getting into my vehicle. This is no way to live, and perhaps the problem is not prevalent but it is a accident waiting to happen in my SUV, and Nissan is basically doing nothing. Is today the day myself and or family doesn't make it home?

- Prince Frederick, MD, USA

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