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Nissan Titan Maintenance and Repair

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  • HAVE LAWYER SEND A LETTER. THEY HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH THIS ROLLING PIECE OF GARBAGE THEY CALL A TRUCK, AND THEY KNOW IT. I WOULD LIKE TO START A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST NISSAN. THEY KNOW ABOUT THIS BRAKE PROBLEM, IVE HAD MY TRUCK IN 12 TIMES FOR BRAKES 46000 MILES 2004 CC LE. I HATE NISSAN.... :sick: :confuse: :cry: :lemon:
  • DONT BUY A TITAN THEY SUCK, I LIVE ON LONG ISLAND IN NY AND I AM NOT ALONE WHEN I SAY BUY A FORD, GMC, DODGE OR ANY OTHER TRUCK, DO NOT BUY A TITAN. THEY HAVE GREAT ADS THE TRUCK LOOKS GOOD AND SOMETIMES SOUNDS GOOD. THEY GOT ME.
    I HAVE 46000 MILES ON MY TITAN AND I AM A MAINTENANCE NUT FREAK. I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH THE TRUCK AND NOTHING BUT DENIALS FROM SMITHTOWN NISSAN. I HAVE HAD TO FIGHT FOR EVERY WARRANTEE. IN 12 TIMES FOR BRAKES. WAITING ON PARTS. NO SERVICE LOANERS, CANT DUPLICATE COMPUTER ERRORS, INTERMITANT PROBLEMS, STRANDED ME FOUR TIMES. I HATE THIS TRUCK AND I HATE NISSAN. I HAVE HAD VEHICLES THAT HAVE SOME PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY WERE USUALLY STRAIGHTENED OUT AND GONE BUY 10 TO 12K MILES. THIS PIECE OF JUNK JUST KEEPS GETTIN WORSE AND WORSE. IF I WERE A RICH MAN I WOULD DONATE IT TO THE FIRE DEPT TO LET THEM BURN IT FOR :lemon: :lemon: CAR FIRE PRACTICE. I WOULD LOVE TO WATCH IT BURN. :lemon: :lemon: :lemon:11111
  • p100p100 Posts: 1,116
    I owned a '95 Nissan 4X4 SE V6 pickup with 5 speed manual transmission for 10 years. I had very few problems with the truck and the only brake work I ever did to it was one time replacement of the front disc pads (no rotor turning necessary). Never touched the rear drum brakes. I was considering buying a new Nissan Titan, but the dealer I went to talked me out of it. It was a Chevy/Nissan dealer, and I ended up with an '06 Chevy Silverado Z71 crew cab truck. The dealer said that they took care of the most problems on the '06 Titan trucks , but the fuel economy is still worse than on the Chevy trucks by about 2-3 MPG. So far I have no complaints about the Silverado. Get about 15 MPG in city driving, and up to 17 MPG highway with the 5.3 V8 and 3.73 gears.

    Anyway, I am sorry to hear that you have had such rotten luck with your truck. Sounds like my terrible experience with a Volkswagen car years ago.
  • toratora Posts: 3
    Dude, your dealership sucks. I took my 04 XE CC Titan last month to my dealer because of a trailer harness recall and complained about a slight vibration/judder. They installed an upgraded front rotor, pad and some type of pin/bolt(there is an upgrade fix for the brake issue). I also mentioned to the service writer that my rear diff. is rusting and was replaced with the aluminum finned cover and synthetic oil; all under warranty and with NO HASSLES. My only complaint is that they couldn't find what's causing that annoying ticking noise(someday, it'll be found and fixed). I test drove the Chevy, Dodge and Ford before deciding on the Titan and have been very satisfied(If I had the extra $$, I would have bought the Chevy DuraMax 2500. But again, that's a different category). I owned a '91 F-150 XLT just prior and believe me,it had it's fair share of problems. If you're hating the truck, get rid of it and get something else that will make you happy. Follow that rule in general and you'll enjoy life more(hate your job - quit, hate your wife - divorce her, hate life - vote for assisted suicide).
  • toratora Posts: 3
    There is a site that has the TSB's for free. If you're having trouble with the A/C, brakes, windows, etc., check it out. They don't update right away but it's cheaper than paying to view them from All Data or Nissan. www.nissanhelp.com
  • wirewizzwirewizz Posts: 4
    When I apply brakes over ice, my 05 Titan's front Anti-locks make an awful noise. They seem to be working. Nissan service writer cannot answer the question. I also noticed a similar noise from the front wheels when my rear wheels are spinning in 2WD and the "Slip" light flashes on dash. Anyone experience these noises or do I have a problem?

    Thanks,
    John
  • akanglakangl Posts: 3,596
    Let's see, when the slip light is on it sounds like the truck is coming apart? Yup, that's normal, mine has been that way since day one and now 47,000 miles later is still that way. Its the ABLS activating to control the wheel spin. Now if you have VDC that's a whole 'nother noise there, that one is LOUD, startles me when it does its thing, but its prevented a major accident so I don't worry too much about it.

    ABS is noisy, I don't think I've ever seen a vehicle that had quiet ABS when it activated while stepping on the brakes.
  • I purchased a 2wd 2004 Titan and sold it last week (it had 44K miles). I let the buyer keep it 4 days to test it and have it checked out. His mechanic said that the brake roters needed to be turned, I called the dealer where I purchased it and they offered to replace it all for free. The buyer called the dealership in his town and they said the same thing so he purchased it and I assume it has been done.
    I purchased a 2006 Titan in it's place (with the tow pachage). I HAVE NEVER HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM with the 2004 and love the 2006. I hate to read all those horror stories without at least commenting on the great luck I have had so far. I really love the Titan and plan to keep one in the driveway and reccomend it. Good luck to the rest of you.
  • I have an 05 Titan LE King Cab and the backup sensors work fine - although I do find you are quite close before they activate - I suggest that you move VERY SLOW when backing up. This sounds like a good idea with or withought the sensor.

    As for the ashtray - I was also surprised to find that it did not come with one - I asked the dealer to get me one and when it arrived it consisted of a little cup-sized unit that goes into one of the front cup holders beside the gear shifter and the push/pop style lighter that goes into the driver side power port. It seems less glamorous than the rest of the truck indeed !
  • I have a 2005 Titan LE King cab and generally love it.

    I have had it for just over a year and have 20,000 Kms on it now.

    I have had a couple of problems - the stereo cut out after about 45 mins at almost full volume (I like my tunes when crusing down the highway) the dealer replaced it and all is good now.

    I am having the usual poblem with the brakes Nissan is replacing them with bigger better rotors / pads at no charge.

    I am also having a problem with the cruise control - when I turn it on the power on light in the dash lights up but the set light also continues to flash off and on and the cruise control will not activate. If I turn off the ignition and re-start is seems to be fine.

    This has only happened 2 times in over a year and the dealer has promised to fix it whatever is causing it.

    I bought the truck from Eastern Nissan in Manitoba and I can't say enough good things about them - they are great - they even came and picked up the truck, left me a loaner to drive and when they were done came and droped off the truck and took the loaner back - it just does not get any better than that!
  • edfinkleedfinkle Posts: 3
    I'm looking at the 2006 "Texas" Titan and really like the truck. However, the well known problems of the 2004 models seem to be working against the Titan overall. Are there any 2006 Titan owners out there that can comment on the truck performance to date?

    Thanks.

    Ed
  • volcanyvolcany Posts: 1
    That Ticking noise has been a nightmare for me, It started from the bottom of the engine, it was so loud that the Nissan Service Manager had to acknowledge it, but said he could not take the engine apart to find out what it was, to wait if it gets worst, then the noise moved to the left valve cover, I placed on top of both valve covers a sthetoscope and showed the Nissan mechanics the difference, they all looked at me, and said, take it to Nissan, but after getting agrevated and agrevated I gave up, this month I'm changing my oil to grade1040, maybe the engine will be less noisy, I have already documented the problem. Really the engine seems to be working fine, I don't know if I should get rid of it or keep it
  • wirewizzwirewizz Posts: 4
    Please give me piece of mind! My 05 Titan has noisy anti-locks. In addition, if I spin my rear wheels in two wheel drive, the front wheels will produce that "anti-lock" noise. Now I noticed that each time I stop the engine and restart the truck then start to accelerate, I'll hear that familiar noise. Only one time and I don't hear it again till I kill the engine and restart. I took the truck back to the dealer. I took a ride in the service writers truck (same year, same model) and it made the same noises. Can anyone out there can tell me that theirs has the same querks? Let me know if your 05 does not have this problem..

    Thanks, John
  • whoanah2whoanah2 Posts: 1
    I have been having the same problem since the first day I drove off the lot. No one seemed to notice it but me, until yesterday it did it and when I came to a stop and then the transmission slammed into gear when I hit the gas. It's thumping pretty good right now, but it doesn't seem as bad after it has been sitting up several hours. I'll be bringing it to the dealer tomorrow for the third time for this problem. Wish me luck
  • bcdocbcdoc Posts: 5
    Hi Dean,

    I have read your messages re: Titan brakes and replacement with larger rotors, etc. We here in BC have an '05 Titan and at around 25K km, find significant brake shuddering which worsens with higher speed braking. I have noted from other sources that the brake rotors may be too small for the vehicle and hence lead to more heat buildup and warping. How has your brake replacement gone? Improvements?
    Thanks,

    Peter
    Maple Ridge, BC
  • 7forever17forever1 Posts: 11
    Gentleman, my tolerance is wearing very low with this truck. I have an 04'Crew Cab SE, 22,000 miles on it and learned that the entire back end needs to be replaced. Good thing it's still under warrenty. I only dive city and some highway miles, but have never towed anything! What is going with this truck?? :lemon: I've been thru the break issue, hissing A/C, squeeking dashboard, poor FM reception, the ill tempered automatic windows and of course the poorly designed rear seat belts. Enough is enough! Don't know if the 2006 models are any better, not sure if I want to find out. :confuse: :sick: :mad:
  • stlthf1stlthf1 Posts: 4
    Hey guys

    I just happened to do a google search for Titan and this came up. WOW....those are crazy problems. I'm looking at a Titan Crew cab 06'. Have they gotten the ticking, brake problems and everything fixed in the 06' or should I look at something else?

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks,
    Jon
  • bcdocbcdoc Posts: 5
    Oh, I would be careful to assess all of the communications out there - there are many of us with Titans with no more trouble than the owners of other pickups. Some with less.

    Cheers,

    Peter
  • funeralfuneral Posts: 1
    Dear John...I have the same problem with my 2006 Nissan Titan. Did you find an answer to the issue? I currently have not approached my dealer.
  • wirewizzwirewizz Posts: 4
    I drove the service writer's '05 4x4 and it did the same thing. I assume that it is just the nature of the design. I would love to know exactly what is producing the noise and why I hear that familiar pop every time I accelerate for the first time. Does yours make that pop? If you get an answer, please let me know.
  • I have an 04 crew cab LE with every option and I love it. Never had any of this problems. I have to wonder about some of these complaints. Sounds like sour grapes from Dodge, Chevy and Ford owners.
  • stlthf1stlthf1 Posts: 4
    Thanks guys. I talked to two Titan owners today. One of them with an 06 has not had any issues. The other with an 05' had the brake problem but had it taken care of on the recall and it's been fine ever since. The dealership told him that the warrenty on his brakes start over on the warrenty so he has a full 3 years on them now.
  • jimmccjimmcc Posts: 15
    Hi guys, I have an 05' CC LE 4X4, with about 3800 miles on it and my front brakes are toast. Vibrating and hi spots all the time. Also, from dead stop (stop sign/light) when I touch the accelerator, I hear and feel a clunk from the rear drive train, like there's some slack being taken up with the drive shaft, sometimes, anyone else get this?
  • I've noticed the same problem with my 2004 titan. Over the last few months. When I come to a stop then press the gas pedal the engine revs but the transmission does not engage. Eventually it engages and teh truck jerks into gear and takes off. The dealer said they did not notice anything wrong. It doesn't happen all the time.

    I think it's a stick valve in the transmission control module. IF contamination or dirt from the clutch or elswhere gets caught in one of teh valves it can cause this.

    Any ideas on when Nissan is goin to fix this????
  • trekker2trekker2 Posts: 2
    the plastic faceplate over the gauges constantly rattles. Anyone else have this problem and can offer a solution. The dealer tried putting rubber molding behind it, but no success.
  • 7forever17forever1 Posts: 11
    Got the call from the dealer today that the parts are in to replace the backend. Took about a week, dealer stated that this is a common problem, large back order for the parts. What's next???
  • stlthf1stlthf1 Posts: 4
    I'm having a hard time finding a decent dealer. I went to the local dealer and was on the lot for 30 minutes without one sales person coming out to talk to me. It was cold and windy that day so I'm assuming they didn't feel like getting cold. I called and talked to the general manager about the problem and he assured me that it would be fixed. I went back in and was supposed to deal with the sales manager he quickly turned me over to a salesman. They had no trucks on the lot that I wanted. I want the Crew cab SE with the popular package. They had one but it wasn't in any of the colors I wanted. He kept trying to get me into a 4x4 that I have no interest in. He said he would check around and give me a call Monday....Nothing.

    That same day I drove 30 minutes outside of my town to another dealership. Same problem...not one truck I wanted. They offered me one that was close but I wasn't happy with the color. I told them they would have to make me a killer deal for me to drive off the lot with that truck. He assured me he would come back with a great offer. He said they would call me Monday......No call.

    Jezzz...what's a guy gotta do to buy a truck?????
  • jnealjneal Posts: 247
    "Jezzz...what's a guy gotta do to buy a truck?????"

    Not sure in your case but I went to a Dodge dealer.....problem solved :)
  • indysoloindysolo Posts: 1
    I am not a big fan of the dealers either; it is hard to find a good one.

    Go to the Nissan website and select the “Build Your Nissan” option under Buying (http://www.config.nissanusa.com/redirect.jsp?tryset=true&flow=trimselect&make=n- issan&lang=en). This allows you to enter the model, color, and options to search dealer inventory for the car you want. The results do not give you the exact dealership; however it provides the inventory sorted by matching results.

    NOTE: When the dealer list comes back, scroll to the bottom and extend the mileage radius of the dealers to search. This is the first field on the bottom half of the page. The model I want is about 70 miles away. This beats having to drive around town. :)

    Let us know how this works out for you.
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