Question about 2004 Nissan Armada
Unfortunately Nissan has not been able to find the exact cause of this problem. If you take the vehicle to the dealer, they change parts that they GUESS is the problem, people had spent thousands of dollars and still have the same problem. Some technicians say that a recall is on the way to fix this problem, but as far as I know, they haven't even found the cause, so until then, keep checking with your dealer. On every Nissan forum you'll find people complaining about the same problem. Here are a couple of complains.
PROBLEM: MY 2004 ARMADA LOSES POWER WHILE DRIVING, IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS STUCK ON SECOND GEAR, THEN DIES. SOME TIMES IT STARTS FINE AFTER 5 MIN., OTHER TIMES IT TAKES OVER AN HOUR TO START.
1. My dealer told me it was because of low brake fluid causing a sensor to activate the "fail safe mode" signal to the engine. This was the first time (c.25,000 miles)
The second time the same symptom occurred and my dealer replaced the catalytic converters (c.50,000 miles)
The third time the dealer said it was a fuel system sensor and the part would cost $324.00, plus labor. At the same time I was told that a part of the steering system must be replaced at a part cost of over $1,100.00.
Not one time has a warning light come on.
2. The dealer said this resulted from the brake fluid being low. He replaced the brake pads...no warning light ever came on for low brake fluid, or anything else.
At around 50,000 miles the engine failed again, just like before. Dealer said it was because catalytic converters were clogged. He replaced them and I went on my way.
At around 70,000 miles the engine failed AGAIN the same way. Dealer service manager said it was a fuel system sensor of some kind. He insisted this was because the air cleaner element was not a Nissan brand and would allow dirt to foul the sensor. He suggested replacing the sensor..cost $324. At the same time he said there was a steering system part that needed to be replaced..cost $1,100+.
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