Login  |  Register
Nissanhelp.com - All About Nissan
All Models, All Years 2017 Armada 2016 Altima Sedan 2016 Frontier 2016 JUKE 2016 LEAF 2016 Maxima 2016 Murano 2016 NV 2016 Rogue 2016 Sentra 2016 Titan XD 2016 Versa Note 2016 Versa Sedan 2016 Z Concept Models
MyNissan Do-It-Yourself Maintenance Owners Manuals Recalls/Campaigns Service Bulletins Service Manuals Tech Challenge Game Nissan OBDII Codes Glossary & Acronyms Cost Estimator More...
Member's Ride Photos Stock Photo Gallery
Classifieds - For Sale Classifieds - Wanted To Buy Classifieds - Mechanic Wanted Classifieds - Auto Services Search Auto Parts
Register FAQ Social Groups Mark Forums Read
Forums > > Need help deciphering how much I can tow
Forgot Password? Join Us!


Armada Nissan Armada Discussion Forum

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-18-2017, 08:33 AM
LisaBailey81's Avatar
LisaBailey81 LisaBailey81 is offline
Registered User
2015 Armada
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Angry Need help deciphering how much I can tow

Hi there!
New Armada owner here. Liking the car a lot so far!. BUT, strong dislike for the dealership we used and not impressed with Nissan over all right now.

In addition to a few issues we have had already (some serious) we still have one outlying question that nobody under the sun seems to be able to answer!
How much can my vehicle tow.
It's a 2015 SV Armada.
** Window sticker at purchase was vague
** Salesman completely unknowledgeable - ALL Armadas tow 9000lbs (no they don't)
** Call to a corporate office in CA - ALL Armadas tow 9100lbs (no they don't)
** Sticker on my door says : 7249lbs GVWR. (with GAWR FR and RR at 3699 and 4299 respectively)
** Manual with the vehicle says SV is 6500lbs without towing package and 9000 with towing package.
** Call to Nissan Customer service says 8500lbs

SO - we are (understandably) very frustrated with Nissan right now and their lack of knowledge and vehicle traceability.

I have tried to look up the info deciphering the VIN - no go
My Traverse came with manufacturing codes that listed these things, nothing on the Nissan. Some folks say if you have a transmission temperature readout you have the towing package, some say that's standard. Some say If you have the towing button you have the package, but others say that's standard too (which I would think they both are standard as you can tow no matter what with this vehicle - it's just how much)

Can anyone help me find out IF this vehicle has a towing package or not.
It seems to be one of the worlds great mysteries right now!

Thanks!
Sincerely - Frustrated!


(on a side note I am SO happy to have found an Armada forum! I was in one for my traverse and it was so helpful to connect with others for information. I look forward to spending some time here)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-18-2017, 12:22 PM
bennyb53's Avatar
bennyb53 bennyb53 is offline
Moderator
2002 Altima
2002 Altima
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 2,068
Thanks: 45
Thanked 248 Times in 240 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisaBailey81 View Post
** Manual with the vehicle says SV is 6500lbs without towing package and 9000 with towing package.
I think that says it all.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-20-2017, 04:06 PM
LisaBailey81's Avatar
LisaBailey81 LisaBailey81 is offline
Registered User
2015 Armada
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bennyb53 View Post
I think that says it all.
Ok....agree...but which do I have? This is what we are trying to figure out. Does my vehicle have the package or Not? Nobody can tell us.

And just to add more...i should trust the manual over the mfg door sticker?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-21-2017, 10:52 AM
bennyb53's Avatar
bennyb53 bennyb53 is offline
Moderator
2002 Altima
2002 Altima
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 2,068
Thanks: 45
Thanked 248 Times in 240 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Aah roger that "Frustraded." I can't tell what you have. If you post pics of rear bumper folks can tell you. You didn't mention about the door decal and what it says about towing. But there are tell tale signs if you have the tow package. Just look at your rear bumper if you see the receiver hitch, wiring harness. If these are installed, chances are your vehicle is equipped with the Tow Package.

Furthermore, if you purchase this vehicle New the Window Sticker in addition to Standard Factory installed equipment, it will also list any Optional Equipment installed.
happy towing
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-21-2017, 02:14 PM
LisaBailey81's Avatar
LisaBailey81 LisaBailey81 is offline
Registered User
2015 Armada
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Thanks!
Door sticker is posted above and is yet another value (7249lbs)
Tow hitch and wiring it does have but I was told this is standard on all Armadas because even without a towing package it can still take 6500lbs and tow. I was also told the tow button inside is standard.
Also do not have original window sticker as it was purchased used.
Are ya with me on the frustration now? Is it 6500? 7249? Or 9000? Lbs. LOL
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-21-2017, 07:27 PM
bennyb53's Avatar
bennyb53 bennyb53 is offline
Moderator
2002 Altima
2002 Altima
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 2,068
Thanks: 45
Thanked 248 Times in 240 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisaBailey81 View Post
Tow hitch and wiring it does have
You do have the Tow Package. End of discussion, Capice, Adios, Sayonara, hasta la vista
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-22-2017, 04:24 AM
LisaBailey81's Avatar
LisaBailey81 LisaBailey81 is offline
Registered User
2015 Armada
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

Alrighty then....
Thanks....ummm...for the help
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-25-2017, 02:34 AM
smj999smj's Avatar
smj999smj smj999smj is offline
Master Enthusiast
2006 Pathfinder
2003 Frontier King Cab
2003 Frontier SVE
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Prospect, VA
Posts: 1,434
Thanks: 1
Thanked 226 Times in 210 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default

GAWR and GVWR are different than your tow rating. GAWR is the specific weight determined by the manufacturer to be the maximum allowable weight that can be placed on an individual axle. Front and rear axles have individual gross axle weight ratings. GVWR is the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer including the vehicle's chassis, body, engine, engine fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and cargo but excluding that of any trailers.
The Tow Package for a 2015 Armada SV consists of a receiver hitch, 7-pin wiring harness plug and a brake controller jumper wire.
Your vehicle should have come with a Towing Manual. If not, you can download it here and should answer many of your questions:


https://owners.nissanusa.com

Your Owner's Manual lists the tow ratings for your vehicle, which you already stated.

Last edited by smj999smj; 05-25-2017 at 02:37 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
deciphering, tow

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:59 AM.

Privacy Statement - Advertise with Us - Terms of Use - Copyright 1999-2017 Nissanhelp.com
AutoCodes.com - Engine-Codes.com - HelpForCars.net - Infinitihelp.com - Nissanhelp.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.0 Beta 2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.