really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,200 miles

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2013 Nissan Armada drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2013 Nissan Armada Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 312015


  • 22,000 miles


While under mild acceleration (from approx. 30mph to 40mph) the transmission coolant line failed, spraying transmission fluid throughout the engine compartment, and causing 1 or more drive belts to slip from the tension system, and wrap themselves around the cooling fan shaft. This resulted in an immediate reduction in power to the vehicles driveshaft, , creating a dangerous driving condition. The friction from the belts binding began to heat up the rubber, and could have caused a fire, which, with transmission fluid sprayed throughout the engine compartment could have immediately engulfed the engine in flame. Vehicle was stopped immediately and towed to a dealership, who acknowledged the transmission coolant line as the point of failure.

- Villa Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 112014

Armada 8-cyl

  • 2,400 miles
Twice, while I thought the vehicle was in park, it began to roll. The first time I caught it right away and igrnored it. The second time was Tuesday March 11, 2014. I arrived and work and parked. It was dark. Put the truck in park, turned off the engine and lights; when I opened the door, I could hear the wind rushing by (I was parked in a parking lot (very slight decline.) anyway, got back in, slammed on the brakes, but still managed to hit the bushes (small trees) in front of me. Why am I able to shut of the car if it's not in park like it says?

- Saint George, UT, USA

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