View Full Version : Armada Shutting Down While Driving

Amanda Ullman
10-19-2006, 01:22 PM
I have a 2004 Nissan Armada. It has recently started shutting off while I am driving. Since September 25 it has done it 4 times. Nissan can't get it to duplicate the problem for them and it's not storing anything in the car's computer system.

They say they have never heard of this happening, so they can't fix anything that isn't broken. They went out on a whim and said it may be the key. That over the 2 years the key has worn down and the car is reading it as counterfeit. They reprogrammed the key after the second time, but no luck it happened twice on Sunday. Anyone experienced this?

10-19-2006, 05:18 PM
i have had one armada that the ipdm(intelligent power distribution module) cause this problem. was lossing power to the coils which is supplied by the ipdm.

12-17-2006, 10:40 AM
I've never ran into this problem with Armada. If it was an Altima with 2.5 I would say crank sensor. Ipdm dre351? I sure wish they would stay broke or break when the were in my stall so I could fix them. I bet there is a good story there.

12-18-2006, 06:43 PM
yeah the armada i had would run some times and at other times would not crank. some times it would just cut off while running. no codes were stored. it had an aftermarket remote start and alarm system wired together with a chip key under the dash. i wnet thruogh all of those systems several times before i decided there was nothing wrong. i just happend to check voltage at the coils when it would not start and found no power from the ipdm. i replaced the ipdm and the car has'nt been back.

02-24-2007, 10:30 AM
Yes< Cranking seems to be a problem when battery goes to low cranking power. The ipdm does not turn off when key is in off position which causes battery drain down overnight

06-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Have you found what the problem was? I have an 06 armada with the same problem.

07-03-2009, 11:57 AM
I have an 04 Armada less than 60k miles that just died while my roommate was driving it. The Nissan dealer told me it was the IPDM which of course isnt covered under my extended warranty. Ive been reading a lot about them they almost seem to be a part that is designed to break.

04-17-2010, 07:17 AM
Sounds like an electrical or electronic problem, but don't over look fuel supply problems. Have the fuel pump checked out and any fuel pump and engine bay fuel filter. You never know. It has to be either electrical or fuel system problem.

The favorite blow off response by a dealer is we "can't duplicate the problem", which usually means they don't want to spend the time to find the problem. Try taking the truck to a good non dealer mechanic who is willing to really look for the problem.