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Nissan Titan Maintenance and Repair



  • hogboyhogboy Posts: 84
    A new TSB was just issued last week on the brake judder fix.
    It is TSB: 04066C, dated 3/23/05.
    Here are the new part numbers:
    40206-ZC00A ROTORS
    41060-ZC025 FRT PADS
    44060-ZC025 REAR PADS
    Way to go Nissan!
  • Has anyone had any problems with the interior? Some say Nissan skimmped on the interior and other places do keep costs low. Has anyone had a problem with the A/C knobs or radio knobs coming loose or braking? Has the seat material held up? Just when I think I have my mind made up.....!
  • akanglakangl Posts: 3,650
    Nope, no problems with either one of my Titans. One I drove for 15k, that was an SE with cloth seats. The new one is an LE with leather and have put 6500 miles on it, no problems with that one either. I prefer the leather over the cloth, it seems more comfortable.
  • hogboyhogboy Posts: 84
    No problems here either. Have heard some people having problems with the finish around the steering wheel controls for the radio wearing off. I also believe most people have had some types of minor dash rattles. I just turn up the volume on the radio. If you're like a bull in a china shop then chances are you may crack one of the overhead storage bin doors.
  • seaag79seaag79 Posts: 1
    That's funny, my service rep tried to tell me my brake problems were my fault as well. I have an '04 Titan SE King Cab and it has been in the shop several times since I bought it in Sept. '04. I love the looks, power and ride but have had to have the rubber gaskets on the doors fixed, the rotors turned, brake pads replaced, master cylinder replaced and the doors are rattling extremely loud at city driving speeds. I have to take it in Monday for the doors, and just got the thing out of the shop for the master cylinder. I told them about the rattle beforehand, and was told they couldn't duplicate the problem. Looks like I have to take them for a ride while I'm driving it. Has anyone else had rattle problems (I've already read up on the brakes)??
  • ktmmarkktmmark Posts: 1
    I have had my titan in the shop 5 times for major warranty work. I have just returned from the dealer with new brakes, repaired steering wheel cover and unresolved transmission slipping and VDC and dash light problem. I had a complete transmission line failure 10000 miles ago (Nissan replaced the entire radiator because the cooler is integrated), and now Nissan will not admit there is a transmission problem. this 04 has 33000 miles on it. the dash light problem is related to premature brake wear and Nissan has a fix, but now only 2 of the lights come on and after 100 miles on the freeway, once i stop, it takes 4-5000 rpm just to get moving again. it feels like I am tied to a tree. the gas mileage is poor, the AC hisses and you can forget about Nissan paying for a rental. nice truck, but not ready for the public. I have had 2tahoe's and 2expeditions and never had warranty work done.
  • Thanks, I'll take your advice and have my mechanic do it.
  • Kieth I couldn't be happier with the truck. 2004 Titan 4x4 LE with crew cab, black (Galaxy) with chrome trim, tan/gray leather interior, fully loaded except for the NAV system and XM radio. MSRP was $36460.00 includes big tow package, Full Utli-track system, and NISSAN logo floor mats. I paid $31000.00 for it cash out the door. Beautiful truck with the black/chrome/leather combination. Don't mind the extra time it takes to keep clean.
  • titaneesetitaneese Posts: 43
    Sounds like a really cool Big Boy Toy. I have always owned Black and I have thought it was worth the trade off. Being extra work to keep looking good but looks better than anything else when you do. I have to admit though I am thinking of purchasing a red alert one this time they look good too. Getting $5460 off msrp is a great price so you must have some pride in your negotiating skills. That is a much better feeling than that I was a sucker feeling. I have made an an offer of $5400 off $33800 and they have not accepted yet. Thanks for the information.

  • There wasn't too much negotiating going on. There was a promotional $1500.00 cash back offer at the time, which I wasn't sure I would get as we weren't going to finance the truck, but they did include it. It was in September and I told them I was considering waiting until December to take advantage of any year end sales of the 04's but he told me they weren't expecting any closeout deals because the truck was too hot and they were moving them off the lot as quick as they could get them. I gave them a number, and we each countered about twice. It was easy and smooth negotiating. I basically reached their bottom line and it was up to me to bite. The truck is so sweet, I knew it would be gone the next day if I didn't take it,and it was all I could have wanted for options and I didn't feel like ordering one. My girlfriend was there looking at the Armada's when it rolled off the truck, and had them hold it for two days until I could look at it. I knew right away I wanted it before I even cranked the engine
  • noelc1noelc1 Posts: 1
    I took my titan in today for another set of brake pads. This is my third time of spinning the rotors and pads. I only have 6500 miles on my truck. They call and tell me good news that they replaced the rotors, front and back pads, and did a brake pedal check and adjustment. This is supposed to be the permanent fix. I am only the third person in town to have this done. I will post and let everyone how they feel. Has anyone else had this done?
  • jfinjfin Posts: 1
    I just took my 2004 SE Crew Cab in for its third brake job, same problem, rotors warped. I just got word that it's done, and that they used the new brake kit from Nissan. We'll see. Overall I like the truck. The engine is great, and just jumps to life. There are some little squeaks out of the dash, and there is a flapping against the back wall of the cab. Some other little minor things, but overall, I like it (and it looks so much better than anything else on the road!)
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    "and there is a flapping against the back wall of the cab."

    Ever heard of axle wrap?
  • seawiz79seawiz79 Posts: 18
    I have been following the posts about the Titan for a few months now. I am wondering if the problems and the dealerships response to those problems are worth the truck. For those of you out there that have the Titan, knowing what you know today, and the experience that you have had at the service department would you still buy this truck?
  • hogboyhogboy Posts: 84
    I also concur. Have been driving nothing but pick up trucks since 1978. All have had some little problems, some worse than others, but this truck is one kick [non-permissible content removed] vehicle. Even if gas goes to
    $5.00 a gallon. Different strokes for different folks. Take one for a test drive, then make
    your own decision. Test drove them all. Titan put the biggest smile on my face and earned my business even though I had to drive 40 miles to get it, and yes, the drive for service is a little inconvenient, but all things considered, (IMHO,) still worth it.
  • jdkx2jdkx2 Posts: 10
    I don't know.

    I have had some serious problems with the truck that I have not seen mentioned elsewhere. For example, I stubbed my big toe when I was climbing up the ladder to get to my garage door opener to push the "smart button" so I could program my Homelink. That would not have happened with the Silverado because it does not have a homelink.

    Another problem occurred the first night I drove the truck. A huge rectangular, orange pumpkin appeared in the back window causing a major leap in my pacemaker activity. The pumpkin turned out to be a reflection from the fabulous stereo. Now at night I just assume there is a full, rectangular moon.

    The stereo has caused some amount of grief. I walk around with a constant smile after driving the truck. I am married and not allowed to smile. I tell her the smile is the joy of being near her. I am afraid to tell my wife that it is the stereo that is making me smile. The subwoofer unit is under the drivers seat. Crank the sound up and I am one happy dude. If that seat could cook I would dump the wife and marry the seat.

    There are more problems but not nearly as significant as these. Would I buy another Titan. Absolutely but not until the subwoofer goes out and then the new Titan would have to have one.
  • akanglakangl Posts: 3,650
    LOL, well, now that I have cleaned the soda off my computer I will reply.

    My Titan has had issues.........both of my Titans have had issues, one truck was traded (because of the issues) for the other one. My second Titan I can honestly say was worse than the first one, but now that I have waddled through the problems its a great truck. My husband just rolls his eyes and keeps on driving his Dodge (where is that man's sense??). I told hubby that I would trade him before I gave up my Titan. The truck puts a HUGE smile on my face everytime I drive it, I love the stereo system (RF), love the power, yup, love my truck.

    Would I do buy one again?? IN A HEARTBEAT!!!! :D
  • ben13ben13 Posts: 1
    I have the radio Rockford fosgate It is radio "C" in the owners manual 6 cd changer The question is I just bought this Titan and its great but how do you set the clock? Now I know what your thinking especially if you read there directions. It says to just push the hour button and the minute button. I did this and it set the time but there is one small problem after I set it it will not continue it just stays at 323 for example. Are you supposed to hit another button to enter it? I know on some other modles it says to but not on mine. I have had 3 people look at it all with the same comment in the beginning "your an idiot" but all three fell the same when I am harrasssing them because they to can not figure out how to enter it. It has said the correct time twice a day for 4 days can anyone help?
    sighned dunce
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    Would I do buy one again?? IN A HEARTBEAT!!!!

    Jolie? The Chevy people would like a word with you ;)

    kcram - Pickups Host
  • si88si88 Posts: 39
    I am now considering both the 4x2 Titan Crew Cab and Tundra Double Cab with all options, NAV, DVD, etc. Don't need to haul more than a small boat with family bikes and camping equip, etc...

    What are some of the major differences that made you buy your truck?

    I know Titan as more power but Tundra has a more refined smooth ride. I like the Titan's color choices better. With both equiped similarly it seems the Tundra is less expensive. What to do? :confuse:
  • jdkx2jdkx2 Posts: 10
    My choice was based on pure science. The Titan looks fabulous. The smell of the leather is dynamite. I simply could not live without the toys such as the rear parking sensor. But most important is that subwoofer under the driver seat. Sit in it, crank up the sound and you will be sold. See, pure science.
  • akanglakangl Posts: 3,650
    Jolie? The Chevy people would like a word with you

    LOL, too funny :P
  • hvan3hvan3 Posts: 630
    I came shopping for a Titan CC, but ended up getting the 05 Tundra Double Cab instead. The Tundra is currently in its 5th year production. Basically, it's bullet proof. I got the natural white DC with the TRD package. MSRP was $29,500. I bought it for $23,998 on sale. If you want a Tundra DC for $23,777, I know a dealer that always have 2 on sale.

    The only reason why I crossed shopped between the Titan and the Tundra is because I like the rear window feature. It rolls down. I don't know why GM, Ford, or Chrysler didn't come up with that simple idea. Duh!
  • boomer1bboomer1b Posts: 348
    The track record of the titan scares me..............

    But if that roll down rear window excites ya check out They sell that roll down power replacement unit for most brand trucks.
  • utahmanutahman Posts: 2
    Just spoke to my local dealer who said that Nissan will be recalling all the titans for replacement rotors pads, control arms and some other things connected, ALL COVERED BY WARRANTY.
    Told the sevice tech that I was thinking about buying a tatan but had been concerned about the brakes. He felt it was nothing that should keep me from buying and that the brake situation will be resolved in May.

    For what it's worth.
  • do you know when they are recalling the titan
  • hvan3hvan3 Posts: 630
    Interesting. Do you know a good aftermarket dealer for moonroof? I would like to have a moonroof installed. I will be adding a factory style color keyed running board, custom leather cover seats, and eventually a moonroof. ONce I"m done with those, I'll add an aftermarket LCD/DVD player on the back head rests. Sweeet.
  • hogboyhogboy Posts: 84
    Unless something has changed in the past 2 weeks, there will be no actual recall on the Titan brake judder issue. It is a Tech Service Bulletin.
  • utahmanutahman Posts: 2
    I don't know, all I know is I talked to the service dept a day or two ago and they told me there would be a recall and everything woould be covered under warranty. They told me the recall date would be in May. Don't know how to confirm this, but they are the ones who told me- said they wouold be replacing rotors, pads, control arms and a couple of other related components..
    Guess we will find out pretty soon.. ;-)

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