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  • Yea right, I too had and say had an 04 Titan LE 4X4 with the off road, big tow, etc, my brother had an 05 set up the same way and we both never and I say never got over 11 MPG empty driving 60 MPH, if you go to the Nissan forums you will see that the majority of the owners are very dissatisfied with the mileage, also took the rear-end out @ 5000 miles, went back to a real truck, 2500 HD Chevy!!!!

    http://www.nissantitan.info/forum_topics.asp?FID=1
  • has to do if you should get a short circuit in the trailers electrical system,they will install a fuseable harness which will protect the trucks circuits, more or less isolates the truck from the trailer, if this should happen you will still have lights on the vehicle but the trailer lights won't work, GM, Ford, & Dodge have been doing this for a number of years already, another screup from Nissan, here's the link for the recall

    http://www.nissanhelp.com/Ownership/Bulletins/Nissan/2005/NTB05-086.htm
  • p100p100 Posts: 1,116
    Do you really expect anybody to believe this? You could not get 18 MPG at 90 MPH even out of a compact Nissan pickup, let alone Titan.
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    that's quite a bold statement. If you are getting 18 mpg thats great, but i kind of find that hard to believe.
  • stlthf1stlthf1 Posts: 4
    Does anyone have an 06'? I'm looking at it and almost ready to buy but they 05's and 04's seem to have alot of problems.

    Thanks,
    jon
  • blink3blink3 Posts: 74
    Sounds like majority is 18ish hwy. 22-24??? maybe in a tail wind with a sail?? My envoy is rated at 21 and I have done 23 a couple times and 24 once. Avg though I get 21-22.
    Thanks again for the input!
  • hippy1hippy1 Posts: 1
    Looking into the 06 king cab...the nearest dealer is 2 1/2 hours away on the interstate. how has the warranty worked for you if you don't take it back to a dealer. Not worried about my grease monkey, just with Nissan. Long drive if things go south in the wrong way.
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    I have the 06 crew cab 4x2.... so far no probles with the brakes or any other thing i can think of... well, except for the tires (poor traction control during wet weather driving for sure!) but seems like most buyers experience this and with the poor treads on it also. i now have exactly 9064 miles on it. Running pretty good.
  • trekker2trekker2 Posts: 2
    I have the same truck. Any problems with the plastic faceplate over the gauges rattling all the time? If so, please let me know if you have a solution.
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    I have the same problem also, in my opinion it's really not rattling, more like squeaking but the only solution i can come up with is to tape the plastic faceplate that is covering the gauges to the dashboard. I noticed the squeaks/rattling stops whenever i was driving one time and pressed my finger on the plastic faceplate. It seems like those plastic things are not sealed tightly to the dashboard. and therefore while driving, the bumpy conditions on the road shakes or rattles the plastic and causes these squeaking noises to appear.
  • nbarnbar Posts: 1
    Love my 2006 LE Titan Crew Cab BUT!!! On a road trip all highway mileage with Plus grade gas driving 70 mph, and I have a cover on the bed should help, I only got 15 MPG. I know this is a large truck but 15 is a long way from the stated 19 on the highway. This SUCKS big time. The only complaint I have but this is major. :cry:
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    I feel your pain too. But... i do have a quick question if you dont mind answering .. why do you use plus when manual calls for regular? Im just curious :)
  • p100p100 Posts: 1,116
    Is this a 4WD truck? I have an '06 Silverado Z71 crew cab and all I get is about 15 MPG in combined driving. I am getting a bed cover shortly, so I will have a chance to see what it does to mileage. Cruising at 70 MPH on interstate I get better than 15 MPG though, and I drive about 80 MPH. How much better I do not know, as I have not taken the truck on a long trip yet.

    As far as using mid grade or premium gas in a vehicle that calls for regular, you can benefit if the engine has a knock sensor and electronic ignition timing. With higher octane gas, the engine computer can advance the ignition timing more before the knock sensor registers pinging, and more timing advance means better performance and fuel economy. Different vehicles respond differently to higher octane fuel.
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    If someone can tell me how can i know if my vehicle (which is an 06 titan SE crewcab) has a knock sensor and an electronic ignition timing, i'd really appreciate it! :)
  • dirkworkdirkwork Posts: 210
    I'm not an owner but I can nearly assure you it does! The titan uses a modern powerplant that has all the usual controls like this. Some domestics used to have "dumb" engines years ago, but now marketplace is too competitive, emissions, etc. You don't have a distributor either, these motors use separate coils for each plug, so you can't time it like a 60's engine with a timing light and a screwdriver! :~)
  • p100p100 Posts: 1,116
    Yes, you have both the knock sensor and electronic distributorless ignition system. Try different octanes and see if the mileage and peformance is better. Like I said, different engines will repsond differently.
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    Will do! If an engine has a distributorless ignition system, why or how would this be advantageous? Well, thanks again guys... i will post my mpg and difference between performance carefully after a couple runs of premium. Now, my question is how many fillups would it take for the ecu to adjust to the higher octane, so that i can "feel and see" the difference between performance and mpg?

    Regards
    Highroller
  • p100p100 Posts: 1,116
    I would try at least four consecutive tankfulls of each octane.
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    Ok, ill try that... i just needed advice on how to start, so thanks p100.
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    Ok, well i have been using 4 tank full of 89 plus now and city driving tends to decrease in mpg only by a few. So it turns out that it is almost near same or decreased by just a few miles total. I estimated my city drivings out to be 10-11 mpg. Normally my city with the regular 87 unleaded gas is 11 mpg. Highways are estimated to be somewhere around 15mpg. With 87, it is 16mpg. Just to update anyone who is still reading this stuff.
  • blackoneblackone Posts: 4
    I just learned today that two different dealerships are going to want about $560.00 to do all the required maintenance work at 30,000 miles. Is this really necessary, for example, fuel injectors need to be cleaned or something like that for $179.00? Is that necessary with detergents in our fuel? What are others out there paying for a 30,000 mile service? :(
  • akanglakangl Posts: 3,596
    Since we change our own oil on my Titan the only thing I had done at 30k (well, was a little late and did it at 39k) was a tranny flush and I had them drop the pan and clean the tranny screen. Cost me around $200 or so. Other than that I didn't do anything and am now at 54k, still running fine. No need to have the fuel injectors cleaned at 30k, not if its running fine.
  • madaketmadaket Posts: 2
    Hi Folks, I have a 2004 LE with Goodyear Wrangler SRA p265-70r18 tires that need to be replaced as they are worn out.
    Any suggestions for alternate companies or products or is everybody happy replacing with the same?
    Thanks
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    I would definitely not run the same tires.... i'd go with another brand like the michelin cross terrain SUV. I have bad experiences with these tires during wet road conditions. Poor traction and poor tread life.
  • highrollerhighroller Posts: 351
    I'd just do the tranny flush, check the power steering fluid, rotate/balance tires, oil change, air filter, in-cabin filter... i dont really think you need to get the fuel injectors if you use at least 'top tier' fuel.
  • allphaselallphasel Posts: 1
    I have a 2004 SE 4x4 and replaced the Bad Years with Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO's - INCREDIBLE TIRE. I do about 60 miles a day in Houston traffic and through the wet or dry pavement, the tires are wonderful. They handle the mud fairly well and the rocks very well. Don't knwo about the snow yet but plan on getting up to Colorado this winter. Well worth the money. I've got about 12k on them so far.
  • Is how Nissan refers to its new incentives plans. The old ones expired yesterday. What in the hell does BOTTOM LINE mean? Just push out your incentives for us all to see Nissan. Then we'll decide all on our own.
  • (I may have posted this incorrectly in another section, so wanted to post it here, just in case...) Skimmed through the messages here, and although I just absolutely ADORE my Titan, a lot of the messages sound familiar. (Had brakes, rotors, etc replaced. Had DVD Nav system replaced. Had issues with slip/vdc/check engine light which they told me was related to low fluid...they think I'm stupid.) Currently my baby is sitting at the Dealership AGAIN (where the mechanics are absolutely WORTHLESS, but it's where my extended warranty is serviced). Got a new tank of gas at my usual station on Saturday night. Didn't drive it Sunday. Monday afternoon, jumped in and it started right up....only to die before I could shift out of park. Happened multiple times. Worried I put Diesl in...checked my receipt...NOPE..it was the cheap unleaded (as usual). Had dealer tow it (over $300) because I was SURE it was a warrantied issue. Got the call a few minutes ago....they said there were NO DIAGNOSTIC CODES AT ALL...but that they took a sample of the gas and think there is something else in the gas tank besides gas. "some sort of chemical" was the quote. Of course, that negates the warranty, not to mention forces me to pay the towing etc. They want to empty the tank, refill it (mind you, I JUST filled it with $75 worth of gas) and "hope for the best". They have got to be out of their flipping minds. Called AutoZone...found out the fuel filter is part of the fuel pump "assembly" INSIDE the tank. YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. Called the dealer back to find out what exactly they did to rule out fuel pump....they did nothing. (only ran the codes) I asked how they knew "some kind of chemical was in the gas"...and they told me that "Eddie" looked at a sample and could tell. Niiiiiiiiiice. Eddie is a whiz. Now what do I do? Can't find any info on the net about how to troubleshoot the pump and/or filter. Any help out there?
  • Does anyone know where you can get a parts list for my 2004 Titan XE?
  • I have been shopping for a Titan for the last few weeks and would appreciate your help with the following decision:

    For the same price of $25.000, would you buy:

    New SE King Cab 4x2 in black - Popular pkg. w/ Fosgate radio, XM satellite radio, utility bed pkg., tow pkg., traction pkg., floor mats and the under seat storage bin. $28,457 includes shipping before rebate. $25,707 after rebate. (MSRP $30,275)

    or

    2005 LE Crew Cab 4x4 in black - 20.000miles, leather, tow package,Fosgate, Utility etc

    Obvious advantage of a new car is that you are not inheriting any challenges, however the loss in value should be higher than a used one (are they?), but leather & Crew Cab are nice - 4x4 is not really needed as I don't tow and live in Nevada, thus no snow, but is a nice to have!

    Would appreciate your thoughts

    Tks

    :)
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