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I have a 2018 Armada that will intermittently not start. When you go to push the start button it will not do anything. Has anyone else seen this issue?
 

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Brake switch? I'm only saying that because I've heard about it and researched it just a bit.

Look at the QX80 forums as well. Believe it's a known issue over there.
 

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hello and welcome.
as mentioned, have a look at the brake switch. it could be the IPDM, cam position sensor, BCM. or (less likely) your fob.

get a code reader and scan for any trouble codes.

the car is still under warranty so you should take it in regardless.
 

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I have a 2018 Armada that will intermittently not start. When you go to push the start button it will not do anything. Has anyone else seen this issue?
My 17 has done this along with other issues, BCI malfunction. Brake Switch was replaced in March and started having same problems this week. Just this morning it wouldn’t start. So frustrating at 20,500 miles a car load of kids to take to school and the $60,000 car won’t start. I am currently waiting on dealership to call me back with a time to bring my car in. Bad thing dealership is 1-1/2 away ?
 

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I know this is an old post, but has anyone in this thread with push button start still having issues? Have they been solved and what was the fix? We have a 2018 SV AWD 20k on the ticker and are having intermittent no starts. Dealer replaced one key fob already, did not solve it. I replaced batteries as well. Most of the time its a no key recognized issue. This morning the parking brake warning on the dash was lit up. I released and reset the brake, released it again and it started. I will be changing the led bulbs in the overhead garage door opener to NON interfering bulbs as I was thinking this could be an issue. Also, I saw a youtube vid, guy with a lexus was getting periodic interference from his cell phone and says he keeps them separate now and hasn't had issues since. Very frustrating to say the least at 20k miles. Thanks for the input in advance. Jeff
Ps I will also look into the items listed in a the other post to see if I can narrow it down as well.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I happened to come across that thread yesterday and it looks like exactly the info I needed. Also, we are having intermittent traction control light on the dash as well which was described in that thread. Thank God for forums and the people that post info on them. I'm currently at the dealer dropping the Armada off right now and sharing the thread with the service writer and the mechanic. Thanks again. Jeff

So this is the thread I found yesterday that is directly related to the issues we are having with our 18 Armada SV.
17' Armada Frequently Won't Start, Not Sensing Brake Push, Traction Control Light Stays On
 

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I have a 2018 Armada that will intermittently not start. When you go to push the start button it will not do anything. Has anyone else seen this issue?
Right now my Nissan Armada 2018 has the same problem, the dealer is working on it, but they don't have any good answer right now. I hope this is something simple. Also there is a Service Bulleting fot the Nissan 2019 with the same problem
 

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Right now my Nissan Armada 2018 has the same problem, the dealer is working on it, but they don't have any good answer right now. I hope this is something simple. Also there is a Service Bulleting fot the Nissan 2019 with the same problem
Anybody else find it odd that a bunch of yahoo’s (talking about myself) on a forum have figured this problem out but the “trained” technicians and engineers can’t? It is the brake switch sensor! I had the exact same problems but I was out of warranty...I bought a $10 brake sensor switch off eBay over a year ago and have not had one single issue since, seriously, not a single issue!! YES, the problem will keep recurring if they keep putting the same crappy OEM brake switch back in it!
 

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those techs at any dealer (not just nissan) are no more smarter or dumber than us. they get paid by the job so they rush through so they can get onto the next ticket. the $tealership also want you to come back so they can get more money out of you. they have access to the same service manuals we do, but they usually have the better toys which is why they can fix things easier.
im not surprised the members here have helped others! the internet is good for things like that. nothing beats real world experience, and some dealers are better than others so they actually WANT to fix your car right the first time.
its no different than going to a cell phone forum (i moderate on a couple) and see members there help someone figure out an issue on their phone where the phone shop or carrier had no clue.

this is why i am happy we have the ability to speak freely on these forums to help pass info and experience to others, who can then pass it on to someone else. heck there are even a few "yahoo's" on youtube who know just as much or better than many top tier dealers.

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Experienced the same chronic issue the with my 2019 Armada SL, dead battery multiple times in a week if not a day. Voltmeter on dash would fluctuate from +13 all the way down to 10!!! 3 trips to dealer:

1st trip- "Your battery terminals were loose, tightened them and you are good to go", lasted 1 day then battery dead again
2nd trip- "Need to reprogram ECM and change the brake switch and you are good to go", Lasted 2 days then battery dead again + check engine light, ABS Light, 4wd lights on and off. Oddly enough once the check engine light came on the battery never died. Took us 2 days to get back to dealer and they gave us a loaner for 3rd trip.
3rd trip- They kept the car for 2 days, downloaded everything off the computer and sent to nissan, as well as informing us that they were doing the necessary documentation for us should we need to enter arbitration. They offered that voluntarily which led me to believe this is pretty serious. Nissan reviewed the info and had them switch a second brake switch that works in tandem with the first one they replaced.

That was 2 weeks ago and we have not had an issue as of yet. Also noticed a big difference in the battery charging while driving. No more low dips down to 10 and stays more consistently above 13.
 

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I have a 2018 Armada that will intermittently not start. When you go to push the start button it will not do anything. Has anyone else seen this issue?
I would definitely check the brake switch. Next time this happens, crouch down and wiggle the switch, then try a restart. Sometimes pumping the brake pedal up and down while listening for the click of the switch can help as well. Not a difficult or expensive repair. Let us know.
 

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I wish I had found this site yesterday. I have had the same problem with my 2018. However, I just paid $1200 to have the alternator replaced. the battery had power but was not getting a charge. I am really disappointed in the vehicle as a whole. I only have 56,000 on it. Also, is anyone else having problems with the paint chipping. I have piece chipping off over the entire vehicle. When I brought it to the dealership (while still under warranty), they said it was from rocks. I do not have one ding on the car.
 

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when driving over the interstate, you will get debris hitting the car.. its just what it is. perhaps they are referring to that.

the paint is soft and other people have had issue with the paint -- even on the Qx. There was even a lawsuit filed against nissan by many qx56/80 owners.
 

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Anybody else find it odd that a bunch of yahoo’s (talking about myself) on a forum have figured this problem out but the “trained” technicians and engineers can’t? It is the brake switch sensor! I had the exact same problems but I was out of warranty...I bought a $10 brake sensor switch off eBay over a year ago and have not had one single issue since, seriously, not a single issue!! YES, the problem will keep recurring if they keep putting the same crappy OEM brake switch back in it!
Hi. this is encouraging. Do you know which one you bought? Was there a manufacturer or a part number?
 
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