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So I picked up the Armada today after it's latest 2 week hiatus at the dealer. I have filed a lemon law claim, and this last trip to the dealer was their (and Nissans) final opportunity to fix the issue. My Nissan arbitration guy, a man by the name of Ken Carter, has been fairly helpful, but he doesn't always return phone calls. No matter, as he arranged to get the newest, "permanent" brake parts down to install on my Armada even before the official release. Thanks, Ken.

Those of you with brake problems will be very pleased to know that on initial inspection, the brakes feel infinitely better than they did. The truck stops very well now- There's no more half-scary moments when braking, which is a good thing. I can feel it grab with the slightest application of the pedal, whereas before it took a good 1" to get any kind of reaction. Now I'd say that I'm immediately getting stopping force. This is how the brakes are supposed to feel. Hopefully this will last- time will tell.

Unfortunately my beast is still rattling like a sonofabitch. Wasn't there something out there about an upcoming TSB with the weatherstripping? Somebody email me please!

Anyway, I will post some pics in the next couple of days. The rotors are larger than the rears (which stayed the same) and the calipers look pretty beefy. I'll climb under there and measure the rotor as well.
 

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I also got the new pads, calibers, and rotors last week. I also have noticed a night and day difference. Stops faster, smoother, and the whole car doesn't shake anymore.

While I was at the dealership, the service manager told me that there is a TSB coming out that is for the door rattles/noises. He told me that Nissan will install foam under the weatherstripping around the doors. I honestly don't see how this will help in my case though. The noise I'm getting from the drivers door sounds like it's raining on a tin roof and also a clicking noise near the window controls. But I couldn't pin him down on when TSB is coming out or if he could even prove to me he wasn't bullsheeting me.

So if anyone else can confirm this with another dealership, that would be cool.
 

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Thanks for the info Andy. My doors are rattling from the top corners (driver and passenger fronts) and I could see how putting foam underneath the weatherstripping could solve it. I suggested they replace the weatherstripping, but of course they didn't. The guy actually said "well, if there are any rattles they're so minute that..."

Piss me off. You drive it then, asswipe. Like we spend $35,000 dollars to hear rattles on every patch of road that isn't as smooth as glass.

Sorry to rant. :)
 

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I called all the dealers in this area and nobody is aware of this brake fix.... One dealer recognized the brake problem and told me right now they want to turn the rotors and crap...

About the weatherstripping, I bet that is my noise I am getting too.. Sounds kinda like what both of you described.

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adjmcloon said:
So I picked up the Armada today after it's latest 2 week hiatus at the dealer. I have filed a lemon law claim, and this last trip to the dealer was their (and Nissans) final opportunity to fix the issue. My Nissan arbitration guy, a man by the name of Ken Carter, has been fairly helpful, but he doesn't always return phone calls. No matter, as he arranged to get the newest, "permanent" brake parts down to install on my Armada even before the official release. Thanks, Ken.

Those of you with brake problems will be very pleased to know that on initial inspection, the brakes feel infinitely better than they did. The truck stops very well now- There's no more half-scary moments when braking, which is a good thing. I can feel it grab with the slightest application of the pedal, whereas before it took a good 1" to get any kind of reaction. Now I'd say that I'm immediately getting stopping force. This is how the brakes are supposed to feel. Hopefully this will last- time will tell.

Unfortunately my beast is still rattling like a sonofabitch. Wasn't there something out there about an upcoming TSB with the weatherstripping? Somebody email me please!

Anyway, I will post some pics in the next couple of days. The rotors are larger than the rears (which stayed the same) and the calipers look pretty beefy. I'll climb under there and measure the rotor as well.
Let us know if the amount of brake dust is reduced.

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adjmcloon said:
So I picked up the Armada today after it's latest 2 week hiatus at the dealer. I have filed a lemon law claim, and this last trip to the dealer was their (and Nissans) final opportunity to fix the issue. My Nissan arbitration guy, a man by the name of Ken Carter, has been fairly helpful, but he doesn't always return phone calls. No matter, as he arranged to get the newest, "permanent" brake parts down to install on my Armada even before the official release. Thanks, Ken.

Those of you with brake problems will be very pleased to know that on initial inspection, the brakes feel infinitely better than they did. The truck stops very well now- There's no more half-scary moments when braking, which is a good thing. I can feel it grab with the slightest application of the pedal, whereas before it took a good 1" to get any kind of reaction. Now I'd say that I'm immediately getting stopping force. This is how the brakes are supposed to feel. Hopefully this will last- time will tell.

Unfortunately my beast is still rattling like a sonofabitch. Wasn't there something out there about an upcoming TSB with the weatherstripping? Somebody email me please!

Anyway, I will post some pics in the next couple of days. The rotors are larger than the rears (which stayed the same) and the calipers look pretty beefy. I'll climb under there and measure the rotor as well.
So is this the mystery April brake fix??? I had mine done 3 weeks ago, but it was the same ol' fix as before. I've had my Armada for exactly 1 year next week.....the brakes have been "worked on three times.....twice new rotors. I have 22,000 miles (obviously highway miles) and am getting a little skeptical about the brakes post warranty. Please post pics and any documentation that may show it is the "new fix". Thanks.
 

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On the brake issue. So far so good. I've been hitting the new brakes pretty hard to see if they start warping or shaking again. So far, smooth as glass. Nissan actually put in brand new rotors, calibers, and pads. They look bigger and beefier, specially the calibers.

Driver door noise. I pulled off the door panel and all things attached to the door to see if noise would go away. It didn't. So the noise is positively coming from the weatherstripping. Mine is not a metal noise, but a squeeky and clicking noise. Irritates me like crazy. Then I got to deal with the moonroof slider noise too. If I didn't love everything else about this Armada......
 

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Yep, the mystery brake fix it is! Brakes are worlds better- much more sensitive and smooth as glass. Bigger rotors, new calipers, and the Nissan guy told me today new pads too- so we'll see about the brake dust.
 

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Brake Specifics

It would be great if any of you receiving the new brake fix would specify exactly what is beiing replaced, ie. part numbers and descriptions if youhave that data off any service work orders. Here In Pittsburgh the dealer Im now usig for service has no idea of any new brake replacement. The only thing they know about is the pad holder and pad replacement itmes. I havent had any brake judder or scarey moments braking but I stll want my Armada to have all the updates and replacemtn itmes available to me. I plan on pulling a trailor this spring and sure dont want any surprises when that time comes, so any data shared will be greatly appreciated Im sure. I think being specific with any service department will greatly increase your satisfaction.

Thanks Armada Krew
 
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