RIP 2004 Armada LE - Another transmission/coolant failure
I'm really disappointed that my perfectly running, babied, 152k mile Armada is now dead. Over the past month, I noticed that sometimes the engine would rev when accelerating and then catch. But then everything was fine.
Finally it just stopped moving. Shop opened it up and said the transmission fluid was mixed with coolant and needs to be "replaced". Not sure if it's replaced or rebuilt? But It's $5,500, plus the radiator, and fuel pump went out while troubleshooting tranny. Total cost to get it running is $8,000
Given KBB is closer to $4k, I'm probably going to sell it if possible.
While it is 12+ yrs old and 152k miles, this shouldn't have happened. After googling this now, it appears that this has been a known issue.
Anyone know if they issue has been fixed by Nissan? I'm looking at a 2017 Armada Platinum , a $60k car better do a hell of a lot better than my 2004 did.