really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,163 miles

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2011 Nissan Armada brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 022015


  • 56,000 miles


While driving at 45-50 miles per hour, skid and brake lights came on. Immediatly all tires looked and the vehicle skid of the road. I was unable to brake or stop the vehicle, it slid and over turned until it came to a stop on it's own. Before this my heat(A/C unit) went out on it's own as well as the wipers.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #3

Apr 222014


  • 16,000 miles
Brake light comes on and brakes do not work properly. Seems like the delta sensor. Intermittent for the past month. Scared to drive this SUV with kids. This was bought new-only has 16K miles on it. Feels like I am unable to stop and entire truck shakes. It is currently at the Nissan dealership, they are saying nothing is wrong; because at the moment it is fine. It is not fine and I would not be able to stop if a child or animal ran out in the road.

- Hudson, MA, USA

problem #2

May 042014

Armada 8-cyl

  • 44,852 miles
Vehicles in front of us were braking hard and so I began braking accordingly, but our 2011 Nissan Armada was not slowing sufficiently; so I swerved to the left and, since we were on an overpass bridge (no where else to go) and since the vehicle had not slowed as anticipated, we impacted a 2012 Hyundai sonata on their left rear bumper with my right front bumper. When applying brakes, I do not recall the standard "kick-back" and "growling" typical of an antilock braking system; however, there were no skid marks and tires did not "lock up" either. Main concern is that our 2011 Nissan Armada did not decelerate as expected when the brakes were applied. We were not new to this vehicle - we purchased it new in 2011 and have been driving it daily for the past 3 years. Road conditions were dry, no visibility issues, no other issues period. All 4 tires were recently replaced (<1,000 miles), and this vehicle has been maintained in excellent condition since owning it. 2011 Nissan Armada just didn't slow down as it normally did.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #1

Mar 042014


  • 43,799 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, a loud noise was heard as the contact lost control of the vehicle. The contact was able to merge off the roadway and after inspecting the vehicle, she noticed that the emergency brake cable was fractured and had wrapped itself around the axle of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who was unable to determine what caused the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 43,799.

- Pauma Valley, CA, USA

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