The Nissan Armada is among the most popular full-size SUVs on the market. But despite its above-average reliability rankings and popular appeal, not all customers are satisfied. In recent years, Armada models have been affected by a range of problems that can make them both unreliable and unsafe to drive. The 2019 Nissan Armada in particular, is known for service brake, structure, battery, and electrical system issues.

2019 Nissan Armada Problems 

Braking problems have become increasingly common among Nissan vehicles, including the Armada. Several owners and lessees report that their Armada vehicles repeatedly fail to detect the brakes and refuse to turn on as a result. Complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that some Armada vehicles may have defective brake switches that have to be replaced. In some vehicles, the brakes fail to engage altogether. Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) failure is also common. 

The 2019 Armada may also have structural problems, specifically in the vehicle’s body. Several drivers say that the rear suspension in their vehicles is defective and breaks down prematurely. This can be particularly dangerous for the driver if the rear suspension fails while the vehicle is in motion. 

There is a high volume of NHTSA complaints that mention battery problems in the Armada. Affected batteries fail frequently. Some drivers report that their vehicles’ batteries drain extremely quickly. Others say that their 2019 Nissan Armada vehicles won’t start without a jump-start. 

Owners and lessees have also dealt with engine problems in the Armada. These vehicles may be equipped with engines that repeatedly fail to start and may cause sudden deceleration. Thus, seeing engine warning lights on your Armada’s dashboard should be a cause for concern. Some other warning lights that Armada drivers have seen in their vehicles include BCI Malfunction (Back-up Collision Intervention), Forward Collision Warning, and Sonar System Error. 

Nissan Armada Recalls

There is currently one safety recall affecting the 2019 Armada. In September 2019, Nissan North America recalled several Nissan and Infiniti models for back over protection problems involving the rearview camera. The settings in the backup camera can be altered to result in image loss the next time the vehicle is placed in reverse, increasing the risk of accident. 

Nissan Lemon Law Concerns

“Today the car would not start in the AM when I was leaving for work. Jump-started it and drove to work. Got off work, stopped at gas station, and the car would not start when I attempted to leave the gas station. Had to get a jump-start in order to drive it home. This is absolutely ridiculous and annoying for me to have this repeated issue while only having the car for 1 1/2 years. What is even more frustrating is that Nissan has yet to diagnose/fix the issue.”

  • Nissan Armada Driver

“Vehicle does not recognize that the brake pedal is being depressed when trying to start the car. Pushing the start button only cycles the ignition through the on and acc options. The only way to start the vehicle is to use the remote start function on the FOB. Additionally, the vehicle experiences and displays a BCI malfunction, AEB braking warning, and traction control indicator light is now on.”

  • Nissan Armada Driver 

“Rear suspension failed while I was sitting in parked car. I heard a pop and then felt the back of the SUV drop low to the ground. Had it towed to Nissan dealer and was told the pop noise I heard was the air bag for the rear suspension. There was no warning for this issue. I had to replace the entire rear suspension for 1,500 dollars.”

  • Nissan Armada Driver

“SUV accelerated on its own, the incident happened on my daughter’s driveway… I pulled into the driveway then backed up so I would be half on the driveway and half on grass in the event her or her husband needed to leave. Backed up the car and soon as I put the car in drive the car accelerated on its own. I pushed my foot on the brake pedal hard but I could not stop until it hit my daughter’s car, which shoved her new car through her garage door.”

  • Nissan Armada Driver

Could my Nissan Armada be a Lemon?

Your Nissan Armada SUV may be a lemon if problems in your vehicle persist despite multiple repair attempts under warranty. You may have a viable case if the following conditions are met:

  • Problems with your vehicle first appeared while the vehicle was under the manufacturer’s warranty
  • The defect is covered by the warranty
  • The vehicle was leased or purchased less than 18 months ago
  • The vehicle’s odometer reads less than 18,000 miles (whichever happens first)
  • There exists notification in writing to the manufacturer about the need to repair the vehicle
  • You have taken in your Nissan vehicle for repairs at least four times (at least two times for a defect that can cause injury or death) 
  • The vehicle has been out of service for at least 30 days due to repairs 

If your situation meets these specifications, then you could have a valid lemon law claim. Under California lemon law, you could be eligible to recover any incidental costs associated with your lemon as well as your attorney fees and costs. If you own or lease a Nissan or other vehicle that could be a lemon, you will want to act fast and get out of that lemon as quickly as possible. The best way to know if your vehicle is lemon is by contacting us. 

The Lemon Law Experts are well-versed in Nissan Lemon Law. We have helped thousands of consumers across the state of California recover millions for their defective vehicles. Through a free and confidential consultation, one of our lemon law attorneys will review your case to see if you have a valid claim. 

You could stand to recover significant cash compensation or a replacement vehicle. To learn more about your legal rights and what you could receive, contact The Lemon Law Experts today.