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I thought I could avoid the old brake issue with the Armada. I bought a brand new '05 in May and the brakes are starting act up (10K). I got 75,000 on my front pads with my Explorer.....good news it that I called the dealer and they said no need checking them we will order the parts and let you know when they come in and set up an appointment.

I think Nissan has given in and just replaces any Aramada brake issue!!

Just food for thought!

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Rodney,
I was wondering if you were getting strange tire wear on one of the front , or both, of the front tires? Also, a little shaking after you come down from a hill? I purchased my 2005 in April and have 4500 miles on it. I had the allignment check last weekend at Big O Tires and they said it was in spec, so now I'm starting to wonder. Can you please tell me if you had this experience with yours. Thanks. Have a great and safe 3 day weekend everyone!

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Rodney,
I was wondering if you were getting strange tire wear on one of the front , or both, of the front tires? Also, a little shaking after you come down from a hill? I purchased my 2005 in April and have 4500 miles on it. I had the allignment check last weekend at Big O Tires and they said it was in spec, so now I'm starting to wonder. Can you please tell me if you had this experience with yours. Thanks. Have a great and safe 3 day weekend everyone!

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Gabe,
I happened to be airing up the tires today and noticed feathering on the outside edge of the right front tire. Is this what you are talking about. Kinda strange to me too. Left front looked relatively okay. I am going to rotate tires soon. I'm at about 6000 miles. Want to keep even wear.
 

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You know I haven't checked the tires but here are my symptom:

Pretty severe pulsing of the brakes resulting in a jerk, jerk , jerk to a stop. Enough to move your head back and forth.

Shaking of the steering wheel especially coming down from over 65.....not real bad but it didn't do it when it was new and it is getting worse.

Some times when I brake I start to stop and then without letting up on the brake it is as if they just release and I go for about 20 feet and then they grab again.

Like I said ealier I drive like a granny and have gotten over 75K on my explorer front pads................With the brake history I didn't hesitate and called and they are going to replace them.......

Good luck and I wouldn't wait...take them back and have Nissan take care of it!!

Be safe this weekend!!

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We bought our Armada in early April 05 (05 model) and got brakejudder around 2200 miles, which is consistent with several others. They were replaced around 2700 as it got pretty shaky and the new "fix" is much smoother. If you bought in May of 05 good chance you have old rotors. So no worries,new ones fix it. Search the forum and you should be able to find the serial # indicating the start of new rotors.
As for uneven tire wear, I have read that for the Armada you need to religiously rotate every 3750 (per spec) also tire pressure etc and the fact that stock tires suck all play a part.
 
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