Nissan Armada - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Nissan Armada owners have reported a total of 1,843 problems for their cars built in the 16 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Nissan Armada. The 2004 Nissan Armada cars have the most problems reported (600 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Nissan Armada

🔍 Common problems of Nissan Armada

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Nissan Armada cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (841 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (122 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Nissan Armada

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
841
  Electrical System
122
  Engine And Engine Cooling
107
  Equipment
103
  Other Fuel System
100
  Air Bag
93
  Structure
74
  Power Train
61
  Suspension
55
  Gasoline Fuel System
43
   
  Seat Belt
30
  Electronic Stability Control
28
  Steering
28
  Visibility
27
  Vehicle Speed Control
20
  Air Brake
19
  Wheel
17
  Tire
16
  Parking Brake
15
  Latches/locks/linkage
11
  Unknown Or Other
11
  Seats
11
  Exterior Lighting
8
  Traction Control System
3

📉 Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Nissan Armada of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Armada model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Nissan Armada model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Armada Model Years

Armada
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 334,5911    
0.09
  2017 3135,9102    
0.43
  2015 1520,5894    
0.18
  2014 1012,1345    
0.16
  2013 1813,1406    
0.23
  2012 1419,5357    
0.10
  2011 3822,4668    
0.21
  2010 4420,7729    
0.24
  2009 246,96510    
0.34
  2008 17927,71211    
0.59
  2007 9221,67112    
0.35
  2006 30233,34413    
0.70
  2005 46435,57414    
0.93
  2004 60044,49415    
0.90

📊 Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Nissan Armada is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Armada
6
  2018 Armada
2
  2017 Armada
7
  2015 Armada
4
  2013 Armada
5
  2011 Armada
4
  2010 Armada
1
  2009 Armada
3
  2008 Armada
4
  2007 Armada
9
  2006 Armada
8
  2005 Armada
44
  2004 Armada
130


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