Automatic Transmission Problems of Nissan Armada

Nissan Armada owners have reported 9 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Armada based on all problems reported for the Armada.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 1
Failure Date: 03/16/2012

While my wife was driving approximately 40 mph car suddenly stalled and 4 wheel drive light came on. I got car towed home and taken to orland park Nissan for diagnostic test. They told me its the valve body inside transmission but its on national back order and can't tell me when part will come in. After talking to another service manager in another state he confirmed this and said there is no release date for this part. I am being forced to drive an unsafe vehicle due to Nissan's failure to provide this part.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Armada 2
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

Driving fine then after stopping at a stop sign, car would not accelerate, like it is in a higher gear. After reaching 10mph it drives perfectly fine. If after stopping you cut the engine and restart, it is fine. Reverse works fine. Code p1757 comes up on test. A bad valve body. I've seen this all over the internet mostly on Nissan '05 models, maybe some '06. Very frustrating, Nissan says I need a whole new transmission. I'm thinking a recall should be looked into. It doesn't seem to happen on other year models as much.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that a boat trailer was attached to the vehicle. The vehicle was stationary on an incline with the engine turned off. The gear was shifted into the "park" position and suddenly the vehicle rolled in reverse approximately six inches to a foot. The vehicle stopped on its own. The contact entered the vehicle and engaged the emergency brake. The vehicle was not diagnosed. In addition, during the initial start when accelerating the transmission would respond as though it was in neutral gear. Also, the transmission would experience the failure in cold weather temperatures. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 4
Failure Date: 05/17/2008

I have a Nissan Armada 04, it has a problem in the auto trans. I took it for repair and to find out what the issue was. I was told that there was a part that was updated and that is why the car lost power while my husband was entering an intersection. I thought that a recall is intended to get cars with issues like this off the road. How easy to call the part updated not recalled due to possible death or injury. Now not only am I paying for Nissan corp mistakes but what about all the other owners who trust in the safety of a name brand and not to mention a $40,000. 00 SUV. How can I fight to change this. . . . .

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Armada 5
Failure Date: 03/07/2008

On March 7, 2008, I drove from cleveland, OH to columbus, OH. The roads were slightly snow covered but slippery and I had either the automatic or full-time 4wd engaged during the 120 mile trip. Upon arriving at my destination, I parked the vehicle on a slight uphill grade. As I exited the vehicle and began to unload it, the vehicle began to roll backwards. I was able to get back in and stop it, and double checked to make sure the shift lever was fully in the parked position. It was. I restarted the vehicle and drove it back up the grade, placed the shift lever firmly in park, turned off the engine and waited. Sure enough, the vehicle began rolling backwards. I made a special attempt to verify that the vehicle wheels were indeed turning rather than the vehicle slipping with the wheels locked (in park). I repeated this 3 more times and experienced the same occurrence; the vehicle was indeed rolling and not slipping.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 6
Failure Date: 07/17/2006

Wife was in our Nissan 2004 Armada and was completely stopped on flat ground, placed SUV in park. Got out of SUV placed both feet on the ground to stand up and then the SUV surged and jumped forward, while still in park. The vehicle crushed and pinned her between the door and the door jamb with a concrete metal pole on the outside of the door pinning my wife. The fire dept and ems had to extricate her by placing the SUV from park to drive move forward to release my wife. My wife is still recovering and healing from a " open book fracture of her hip" broken rt leg, along with developing bilateral kidney stones from injury and carrying our unborn daughter. Carried to dealership they state " nothing found no way could happen" when there are several testifiable witnesses to the incident besides the fire dept.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Armada 7
Failure Date: 10/28/2005

October 28, 2005 national highway traffic safety administration dear sir / madam, I currently own a 2005 Nissan Armada. We are having a continuing problem with the vehicle rolling back when the brake pedal is released while on an incline with the transmission in drive. About 25% of the time when you take your foot off the brake pedal to accelerate the vehicle immediately begins rolling back as if it were in neutral. There is no indication the vehicle would stop rolling without immediately braking or accelerating quickly. When the accelerator is depressed to counteract the roll it seems to takes a second or two before the vehicle starts moving forward. Because this rollback happens unexpectedly I feel it is only a matter of time before we accidentally hit the vehicle behind us, or worse a person walking behind the vehicle. I have had it to the dealer twice to have the problem addressed. Both times it was in for service they said this was considered normal operation. On the second visit they said the Nissan representative was in and he confirmed this was normal operation. Eric, the service rep at the dealership would not give me the representative's name. The dealer is: wilde Nissan 1451 e moreland blvd waukesha, WI 53186 262-542-5500 888-660-7066 I have never had an automatic transmission display this type of behavior previously and feel this is a serious safety hazard, especially for inexperienced drivers such as my 17 year old son. I donã‚t feel the dealership or Nissan is taking us or this problem seriously.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 8
Failure Date: 05/09/2004

Leased 2004 Armada in may, week later tranny wouldn't shift and car wouldn't go over 50. We were stuck in va. For a week. Out-of-state dealer service told us they fixed the problem. On the way home to fla. Vehicle wouldn't shift or go over 50 again. Luckily we made it home and took it to dealership where purchased. We were told that nothing was wrong even though the sel was on continuously and car wouldn't shift. Service gave it back saying there was nothing wrong. 2 days later car back at purchasing dealer for the same problem. Turns out that the tranny was shot. Had to wait another week and a half to get our car back. Vehicle was fine until 7/19/2004. Here we go again. I am now seeking replacement of the vehicle. Vehicle fell under the lemon law after the third time, but I was sure the problem was fixed. This being the 4th time I have had enough.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 9
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2004 Armada auto transmission moves out of park. The consumer stated the incidents happened while parked on a flat ground.

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