Suspension Problems of Nissan Armada

Nissan Armada owners have reported 29 problems related to suspension (under the suspension 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   Suspension problem of the 2015 Nissan Armada 1
Failure Date: 12/29/2018

While driving on the hwy vehicle hits a rough patch. Feels as if its hydroplaning, but corrects to over correct itself. Very unsafe main vehicle for transportation. First occurrence was June 2018 , and anytime I travel the onterstate and hit a bad patch of road. Last incident 29 Dec 2018. Brought dealership, nothing found.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2015 Nissan Armada 2
Failure Date: 07/23/2018

Front left lower link defective and required replacement.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 3
Failure Date: 07/01/2018

The vdc off light, slip light and brakes pop up on the dash. The car begins to make a springy sound maybe from the brakes. The car has to slow down and it stops for a minute but it continuously does it while I'm driving. It happens with no discrimination as to where you are (city, highway,etc. . . ) .

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 4
Failure Date: 05/03/2018

Left front wheel, tire, disk brake assembly, plus caliper and brake disk detached from vehicle while truck was traveling approx 60 mph on rte 8 in conn. Truck spun into the median guard rail and I had to struggle to get it stopped. Inspection of the left front wheel well revealed that the tie road to that wheel assembly had completely severed itself--as if you were slicing into a cake with a knife. . We could have easily been both killed. I want you to research whether there were any recalls for this 2004 Armada of which I was never notified. Please respond to bobzysk@gmail. Com thank you.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 5
Failure Date: 08/10/2016

Brakes, at about 65mph car shakes violently, tv in the middle sounds like its falling out, engine turning over but not starting.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 6
Failure Date: 08/10/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced failures with starting, violent vibrations, and jerking. In addition, an abnormal noise was heard coming from the vehicle and the brakes failed to operate. The contact stated that the brake and tipm warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake lights needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 200,000.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2006 Nissan Armada 7
Failure Date: 02/05/2016

Check engine light is on.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2009 Nissan Armada 8
Failure Date: 09/23/2014

1. Vehicle front suspension felt loose when driving over some bumps on road, almost lost control happened while driving 45mph and at 65mph unsafe to drive. 2. Fuel gauge sometimes not reading correct amount of fuel showing half tank when almost empty could get stranded. 3. Compresor for airshocks on rear leaks causing unsafe driving.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2008 Nissan Armada 9
Failure Date: 07/25/2014

The auto leveling suspension will not hold air. System deflates and the vehicle bounces uncontrollably.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Nissan Armada 10
Failure Date: 07/07/2014

I was on the highway and the brake light came on. When I was exiting the ramp I heard a loud noise and the brakes were grinding. I had to swerve out of the lane to the shoulder because I had lil to no brake power. This is not the 1st time this incident has happened to me. I don't know what the issue is but Nissan needs to resolve it fast because the next person may not be so lucky. My truck is currently at the dealership now do to the brake issue and of course they are unable to detect the problem. I am replacing the brakes and rotors and hopefully that will help elevate the problem. Someone needs to do something and fast before someone is fatally affected by this issue. I will never buy a Nissan again. If this issue does not stop I will be trading my vehicle in and not for another Nissan.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 11
Failure Date: 01/29/2014

We own a 2004 Nissan Armada. The sub frame was corroded. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed that the sub frame was corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Nissan Armada 12
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving at 70 mph, the rear end of the vehicle failed to stay in position. The contact had to continuously maneuver the steering wheel in order to keep the vehicle in position. The tire pressure warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that the rear passenger side rim had fractured. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 10e019000 (suspension) but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 160,000.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2011 Nissan Armada 13
Failure Date: 06/19/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Nissan Armada. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle rear made a grinding noise. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated the rear axle and the emergency brake cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 33,100. St.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 14
Failure Date: 06/12/2013

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Armada. The contact stated while driving at various speeds on a smooth road , the vehicle drove as though he was drving on very rough and bumpy rd. The contact took his vehicle to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated there was a fracture on the manifold of the vehicle and it would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. Neither the dealer or manufacturer were notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000. The current mileage was 261,000.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Nissan Armada 15
Failure Date: 04/04/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Armada. While driving at various speeds the vehicle would become unstable and sway from side to side. The vehicle was taken the an independent mechanic, who replaced the rear and front struts, the rotors, and the tires. In addition, the vehicle received an all wheel alignment; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 165,000.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2008 Nissan Armada 16
Failure Date: 08/18/2012

Vehicle was being driven out of garage at low speed. Suddenly, there was a clunk and loss of control of the front passenger wheel. There were no prior warning signs or symptoms. Upon inspection, the front passenger tie rod had dis-attached itself from the wheel, resulting in no steering control of the front passenger wheel. Had this happened at a speed greater than 25 mph, serious/fatal accident and injury would have been likely. This is a serious malfunction of the system with no prior warning signs. Nissan dealer has confirmed this is a serious issue that is not the result of any owner fault.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Nissan Armada 17
Failure Date: 08/03/2012

On the listed date above our family was on en route to our vacation destination, traveling in our Armada with camper in tow. While going thru the mountains in virginia we had lost all power to our transmission causing us to pull over onto the shoulder of the expressway. After some time we where finally able to get towed to a dealership in covington. As soon as the service manager looked at the vehicle he new exactly what had happened. He explained that the tail pipe had disconnected from the muffler and that the hot exhaust burned up the wire harness that controlled all the power to the transmission. This they had seen and fixed 4 to 5 times at this dealership. My complaint is that the piping from the muffler some how eroded away and disconnected allowing the exhaust to burn up the wire harness, as well as the hose that supplies the compressed air to the air shocks. This to me is a very serious safety issue. Fortunately we were in the right hand lane and no other vehicles were near to cause a potential accident. We were able to get over safely although we had lost all transmission power going up this mountain. Not sure if anybody else has reported this safety issue. But Nissan must know about it based on the service manager seeing this that many times. Why would one have your electric wiring running so close to a potential hot source that could disable your vehicle while driving? I recently was talking to a coworker who has a 2004 Armada and told him about what happened to us. He had said that he just had his tail pipe welded back on but had it done at a muffler shop so this was not documented at a dealership. He had said that he could smell something burning but he had no other issues. He was lucky and he may want to check it out because of the experience that I had. Please look into this because I feel it is a serious safety issue.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Nissan Armada 18
Failure Date: 02/15/2012

Front end springs or suspension is malfunctioning.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2011 Nissan Armada 19
Failure Date: 03/08/2011

While driving at 50mph or higher, normal highway speed, it feels the car is kindly floating on the road and does not has a firm contact with the surface, on a perfectly sunny dry day. The feeling is like having tail spin a little. I've been having this experience ever since it was new, and in addition, the alignment is off from new, 1000-2000 mile new, and I always have to pull to the left to compensate. I went to dealer and reported this around 10k/15k miles, and they recommended alignment, and we did. However, problem persist. Just yesterday, the rear axle just gave up and broke. I took it to the dealer for warranty service, but they refused and accused that the car's been in collision. No, no accident/collision whatsoever! and no there's not any physical damage to the tire and rim. Rather, I believe this is a defect from the manufacturer.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 20
Failure Date: 08/18/2010

Brake light comes on and a springing clutter noise happens. I stop the car, turn it off and turn back again it's back to normal. It happens piratically once a month or so but always scary. Dealership claims it's finding nothing.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2008 Nissan Armada 21
Failure Date: 12/01/2009

Nissan Armada vehicles with a factory tow package include self-leveling rear suspension. The system is comprised of air-leveled shocks and an air compressor. The system leaks, causing the air pressure to drop at speed, with or without loads, and when parked and turned off. It causes the rear end to be soft and handle poorly, which, when towing, is clearly a safety hazard.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 22
Failure Date: 10/09/2007

2004 Armada difficult to control over bumps. Right rear tire continuously bounces causing vehicle to wander when going over bumps. Steering wheel continuously vibrates especially on the highway. For the past few years vehicle has been inspected and test driven by many mechanics including Nissan dealerships to no avail can they locate the problem. All 4 tires have been replaced twice. Air bags performed active tests to rear air shocks and were working fine. Bags were checked for leaks and none were found. Alignment is fine. Also, vehicle has excessive rust underneath (we have never towed any boats or anything remotely close to the weight limit of the vehicle. ).

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Nissan Armada 23
Failure Date: 12/20/2005

The brakes sounds aloud metal contact the brake light comes on the truck shakes you have turn engine off for at least five minutes.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Nissan Armada 24
Failure Date: 12/19/2005

Bought this 2005 Nissan Armada new in 2005. Since the day I bought it the drivers door has been very noisy and opens slightly when at highway speeds and hit a bump. Dealer says they cannot duplicate he issue and it is normal. Also have had the truck in 5 or more times because front end shimmy makes steering wheel shake at highway speeds. They have balanced the truck everytime and still has not helped. Only 25,000 mile on the truck and all these problems. They need to replace the drivers door and find the issue in the front end making the steering wheel shake. Not happy!.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 25
Failure Date: 12/01/2004

While attempting to tow a trailer the vehicle's fuel mileage was reduced by 40%. The consumer stated when the incident occurred, the transmission overheated, and the truck suddenly swayed at speeds over 60 mph. The consumer was told by the manufacturer that the problems he experienced was due to the vehicle being over loaded. However the consumer stated never did the tongue or total tow weight exceed the Nissan manual recommendations. The consumer believed that the vehicle did not have an adequate suspension to tow the weights the company represents.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 26
Failure Date: 11/09/2004

When applying the brakes, the steering wheel vibrated. The owner contacted the dealer who said they were ordering the parts to repair the defect. However, the parts were not available as of today. Provide further details.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 27
Failure Date: 09/14/2004

While driving and upon coming to a stop steering wheel vibrated, and it was difficult to stop the vehicle. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, who insisted that they had seventeen vehicles with the same problem. . Vehicle pulled a trailer with jet ski on the 15 freeway. Suddenly vehicle came to a stop and steering wheel began to vibrate, momentarily losing control of vehicle and trailer began bouncing. His wife and two children were in the vehicle and became concerned and scared.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 28
Failure Date: 07/29/2004

2004 Nissan pathfinder Armada with numerous problems. Customer states the vehicle has had some of these problems washer tank/motor/level sensor, electrical worked after key was removed from the ignition, and it had brake failure. The tires were wearing unevenly. There was a water leak coming from the passenger front floor board. The dealer installed a hose to the ac drain. The front rotors were replaced due to them being warped and the rear rotors were resurfaced. The passenger window would not roll up, due to it being off track. While driving, the engine suddenly shut down. The consumer removed the key from the ignition, but the wipers, horn ,headlights and other electrical instruments kept on working. The consumer also experienced a flat tire and there was moisture in the transmission connector, the wiring harness was repalced.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Nissan Armada 29
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

2004 Nissan Armada shakes uncontrollably when braking especially at speeds in excess of 40mph. Has been repaired 4 times so far and still happens.



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