2020 Nissan Armada Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Structure and engine issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners


2020 Nissan Armada

Traveling with a large family is supposed to be more enjoyable with a three-row SUV such as the 2020 Nissan Armada. After all, the company claims the newer SUVs will help you “tame the wild.” Yet, these models are coming out of the factory with major defects to both the engine and structure.

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Problems with the Engine

The engine is the heart of any vehicle. With such a large model, the engine is even more important so there is enough capability to haul passengers and cargo. However, this 2020 Nissan Armada seems to struggle to perform.

One Edmunds review states, “The worst financial decision made. I had the car for 3 months, and I consider I wait too long to sell it. The gas consumable was ridiculously abysmal. 250 miles per 26 gallon was the most. I have a 2007 Nissan Armada also, and no comparison. Don’t make the mistake I did. There are other cars in the market. Customer service, hotline, the worst ever. They don’t even know basic math, and I spoke to more than 2 representatives. Do all bad around. I bought a Suburban 2021 and it [doesn’t] compare with the Armada.”

At this time, Nissan has been silent about engine complaints with the 2020 Nissan Armada. There are no service bulletins to reference and nothing that shows that the automaker cares about what’s happening. At this point, it’s difficult to believe that this model will “tame” anything, especially if there isn’t a fuel pump nearby for a constant fill-up.

Problems with the Structure

A closer look at how the 2020 Nissan Armada was built will reveal just how much care the automaker put into the design.

The Car Connection states, “The 2020 Nissan Armada earned mediocre scores in the NHTSA’s testing, though it does come standard with active safety features that can help avoid a collision in the first place. Until the IIHS evaluates Nissan’s big SUV, we’ll have to hold off assigning a score here. The NHTSA rated the 2020 Armada at four stars overall, including a concerning and unusual three-star score in the rollover evaluation. Most new vehicles rank at five stars overall.”

If this vehicle was specifically designed to hold families, shouldn’t there have been enough care put into the engineering to assure it was safe? Instead, Nissan treated it like building a LEGO model and just threw it together, unaware of how it could hurt people. To be safe, owners need to drive “tamely” to ensure that nothing happens to their precious cargo.

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Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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