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I took my Armada in for an oil change and to address a vibrating wheel when applying the brakes and they have had it a week for a problem that they discovered where it will not get any power and will not respond when the accelerator is pushed. They say that they were backing it out of the shop and all of a sudden it just would not move. They replaced the accelerator chip thinking that this was the problem but it continues to have the same problem. They have checked the transmission and it is ok and now they are scratching their heads as to what it could be. According to them the truck cranks and runs fine but its as if the accelerator is not pushed at all when its put into any gear. The RPM's do not move or anything. They have had it hooked up to a computer running all kinds of diagnostic tests with no success.
Has anyone heard of or experienced such a problem with the Armada? Anyone have any clues as to what the problem could be?
 

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Try posting this on clubtitan. There are a few more "gear heads" over there who might give you some help.
 

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The real problem

In my opinion I'd say first problem you should fix is to find another service dept. These guys don't seem like they are the sharpest pencil in the box. This reminds me when I had a small problem fixed with my last (GM) truck and the boneheads broke the AC and after 5 days of tearing the ENTIRE dash apart the problem was under the hood with a pinched wire. Then for about a year I was chasing rattles in the dash. Good luck with the Dumb and Dumber service dept. You might want to consider asking Nissan to tow it to another dealer before they screw it up even worse.
 

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Accelerator Problem Fixed!!!

After 5 long weeks at the service department they finally resolved my accelerator problem and I was finally able to get my Armada back. To resolve the problem they had to replace the ABS Control Unit. For the longest I was told that this part was on National Backorder and they were not sure when it would be available. I then got Nissan Comsumer Affairs involved and they contacted the part manufacturer but there was still a wait for this as well. I then contacted the BBB Autoline and they contacted Nissan about my problems. After all of this I finally decided to contact the General Manager at the dealership and explained that I had waited long enough for this part and suggested that they take this part off of one of their Armada's in inventory to see if it would resolve my problem and when the part finally became available they could just put it back on their Armada. Low and behold they took the part off another Armada and put it on my Armada and it resolve the problems. For all of my trouble Nissan is sending me a $250 gift certificate good for nissan parts, services and accessories. I was willing to accept this because they did supply me with a rental car and picked up the tab.
I am still a little weary as to what caused this problem in the first place because the ABS control unit that was replaced also interfaces with the brake system and they did perform the brake fix on my Armada so this kinda raises my eyebrows.
All in all, I'm just happy to have my Armada back! :)
 

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Glad to hear you got it back. I know how frustrating it can be to have a vehicle out- mine has been out for weeks at at time as well.

If I were you I'd get Nissan to pay at least one month's note for you in addition to the $250. They sent me a check without much struggle...
 

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gsp8s said:
I took my Armada in for an oil change and to address a vibrating wheel when applying the brakes and they have had it a week for a problem that they discovered where it will not get any power and will not respond when the accelerator is pushed. They say that they were backing it out of the shop and all of a sudden it just would not move. They replaced the accelerator chip thinking that this was the problem but it continues to have the same problem. They have checked the transmission and it is ok and now they are scratching their heads as to what it could be. According to them the truck cranks and runs fine but its as if the accelerator is not pushed at all when its put into any gear. The RPM's do not move or anything. They have had it hooked up to a computer running all kinds of diagnostic tests with no success.
Has anyone heard of or experienced such a problem with the Armada? Anyone have any clues as to what the problem could be?

I had something happen the other day that sounds like the problem. I had someone stop in front of me without warning. I applied the brake and I then accelerated at the same time and it was like the accelerator pedal was disconnected because there was no reaction. I could not figure out what I did so at about forty I pressed on the brake and gave it some gas and I duplicated what I had done. Maybe it is like a safety built in to the computer. I hope this experience helps in your problem.
 

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hay gsp8s,

What kind of signs and symptoms did you experience before the fix? Did it ever “whine” like if it was a manual transmission revving high in first gear? Did you also experiencing some power lose before experiencing total power loses? I am currently experiencing this kind of problem right now.
 
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