About Nissan Armada
Also produced on the body-on-frame Nissan F-Alpha platform, Nissan Armada has been built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd since August 14, 2003, as a full-size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced as Nissan's largest SUV, Armada sits above the Pathfinder, Murano, Rogue and Juke crossovers. Seating from 7 to 8, Armada is very spacious and now it is in its second generation.
The first-generation Nissan Armada was produced from August 14, 2003, to 2015 based on the F-Alpha platform sharing with the Titan pickup truck, Xterra SUV, Frontier pickup truck and Pathfinder SUV. It was offered in only one body style, 4-door SUV and came in two trim levels: SE and LE. Then SV, SL, and Platinum trim levels arrived for the 2011 model year. During this generation, Nissan Armada was powered by a 5.6 L V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through a 5-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels. The current Armada was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and went on sale in August 2016 as a 2017 model. SV, SL and Platinum trim levels are carried over from previous generations, so is the 5.6 L V8 engine, which could produce 390 horsepower. And this engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.
Nissan Armada Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering a smooth ride and a pleasant driving experience, both on the highway and around town, Nissan Armada could be your best SUV. But since the Armada also suffers from some downsizes, you are supposed to be prepared for these common problems on it:
First, as an SUV, most drivers seem to use Nissan Armada as the best transportation for long trips, which makes its suspension system fragile and suspension failure becomes the most common and serious issue on it. But lucky for you, some experienced Armada drivers offer some practical and simple symptoms to help you diagnose and even solve it. You never should ignore the strange sounds from underneath the vehicle, they could be the reasons of uneven tire wear and tilting vehicle; gradually, you will find hard to control the vehicle due to intense car vibration, unintentional steering and loose steering wheel. And this could put all occupants' lives at stake, you are supposed to inspect the Armada control arm, control arm shaft kit, sway bar bushing, axle beam, sway bar link, shock absorber, wheel bearing, control arm bushing, coil spring insulator and coil springs.
Second, engine, steering, braking issues also happen from time to time according to many Nissan Armada drivers. All these problems could be annoying since each one could reduce the overall quality of the vehicle. Engine failure often causes engine performance reducing dramatically, misfiring, stalling and poor fuel efficiency and the Armada engine control module, oxygen sensor, and body control module are often the culprits. And the steering and braking failures could be attributed to Armada power steering hose, brake pad set, parking assist distance sensor, and brake disc.
If you want to only enjoy pleasure brought by your Nissan Armada, then you should attach enough importance to some vulnerable auto parts on it. Some parts just could not last as long as the vehicle could, electrical parts such as Armada door lock actuator, headlight switch, door striker, camshaft position sensor, and seat motor are examples because they are all exposed to a high frequency of usages. Some other parts including Armada seat belt, wiper blade, fog light, rear passenger door handle latch, wiper arm, washer pump, cabin air filter and emblem should be maintained routinely as well since they all play important roles in providing safe and comfortable driving environment.
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