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Nissan Titan Maintenance and Repair



  • I can't wait to get rid of my TITAN. Mine too had a "unique" driving personality that set it apart from every other truck I owned. Also just my opinion based on my experience with my TITAN. Obviously, no truck is perfect but I think I will try Toyota this time, I agreed the pictures look better than in person but this time I think I will put reliability over appearance.
  • mick14mick14 Posts: 30
    Yes, Stillen has done alot for the Titan. You can currently also get cross drilled/slotted OEM sized rotors for it for a very good price if you purchase it in a package. To add the final touches,you could put on a set of stainless steel brake lines also. Good find.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Drilled rotors are not a good choice, except for blingage. Slotted are good to dissapate heat but drilled aren't good because they tend to crack easier.

  • I bought an 06 Titan Crew (new, end of year clearance) that has had every reported problem that I have seen posted (except the brakes) in the three months that I have owned it. It has been to service 6 times for major issues and only has 3800 miles on it. I just recently arbitrated with the BBB for an extended warranty and won. All this aside, I feel that Titan problems are simply on certain vehicles. Mine happens to be one; however, the power, handling, roominess, and appearance are very appealing and although I wish I had not purchased my particular Titan, :lemon: the problems it has had are not indicative of all Titans. My advice, wait for the 2008 Titans, then some of the remaining bugs will be worked out. Good Luck
  • mick14mick14 Posts: 30
    Well, they have worked without any problems now for a little over a year. I do however live in a cool if not downright moist environment which will lead to longer brake life.
    I don't consider it blingage until the cost is above and beyond what any reasonable person could afford. :)
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    They will probably be fine, if you aren't pushing them hard and if they didn't cost a lot more then you are good to go. I've seen countless drilled rotors crack on the race track because when you heat them up they crumble. So if you are doing heavy towing or racing the drilled are no good. For normal driving I suppose they would be fine and so long as you didn't pay a premium for em, they should be good.

  • My advice, wait for the 2008 Titans, then some of the remaining bugs will be worked out.

    There seems to be alot of hope in the 2008 Titans, personally, I would base my decision on history versus hope. Although, I would expect Nissan to get something right after 4 years of engineering and consumer feedback, or would I?
  • gina3998gina3998 Posts: 7
    I just bought a Nissan Titan. I haven't even read thru all of your emails and I'm all ready pissed off with you. Everyone has problems with vehicles. They are designed and made by humans. I just got rid of my Ford Expedtion bec/ I was having problems with it but I had a Ford truck before that one witch worked fine. I have owned a Nissan Maxima in the past and never had problems with it. Just because you bought a car that had problems doesn't mean that everyone will have your troubles. So back off. It's pretty annoying for you to disrespect the other guys on here. Maybe you should do more research and get a car fax on your future vehicles.
  • gina3998gina3998 Posts: 7
    I just got my 2006 Titan a couple of days ago. I love the truck. The guy that owned it before me put so many after market items on it. It makes for a sweet truck, especially with the muffler system on it. I love the looks from the guys. I need to get a bed liner for it. Can anyone tell me where to look. I also want to put a cover on it. My husband has a snap cover on his pick up. Not sure what would be the best.
  • If you haven't read all my post then why are you even replying .....yes there was an issue with the reliability of my two Nissan vehicles that were repurchased, after 66 repairs in 30 months, and ruled lemons by a third party, however, there are issues (on average) with reliability in the whole line of Nissan Titan vehicles, as consumer reports have evaluated the reliability: well below average. However that doesn't mean they are all bad, or there is not good atributes to the Nissan Titan; But, it does mean there is increased risk in terms of reliability, based on the evaluation of Nissan Titans history. Many people tolerate this as they like the appearance, features, and performance of Nissan Titans over the reliability and recall history. But, frankly after the nightmare my two Nissans put me through, I increasly respect reliability ratings over all other attributes of a vehicle.
  • In my family, we have five Nissan vehicles, three of which were the Titan. All vehicles had no complaints whatsoever.
    Everyone is very happy owning these cars and trucks. I think mileage is somewhere in the 50,000-65,000 miles. I have a Nissan and a BMW. Have had no problems with the Nissan.
  • firehaz1firehaz1 Posts: 16
    I just drove my new Titan home a few hours ago and love it. All these discussions of brakes, paint etc. Does anyone know if it has been fixed on '07's or is it something I should be on the lookout for? Thanks.
  • The brake issue was fixed in late 2005; and the paint issue was isolated to 2006 models; hopefully you should have no problems with the 2007; however, Nissan seems to develop issues even after manufacturing for a number of years, for example in the 2006 release of Altima, it was recalled for engine fires, and this was a the last year model before a new generation with no issues the previous year.
  • firehaz1firehaz1 Posts: 16
    Thanks for the quick reply. I'll let the board know if anything comes up. Now to the mods page.
  • robnaorobnao Posts: 29
    The paint issues I am having are on a 2005 and the people who have replied to me with similar problems all have 2005's. No one is talking about it here, we are discussing it on the regular TITAN thread. I have also had complete brake job at 12k miles and am starting to feel the beginnings of the vibration again, this was supposed to be fixed on the 2005's or the "mod" was supposed to fix it. I am willing to bet within 2000 more miles I am getting a complete brake job again, I am at 25k right now. I mostly worry what will happen when my factory warranty runs out, will this issue be corrected or will Nissan expect me to pay for their design flaw. No other issues on mine, seems like I have had less problems than a lot of people.
  • This is not a good forum to bring up problems, these posters are all Titan lovers that worship Nissan, and try to censor any problem with the Nissan line of vehicles. They don't beleive any problems exist in the Nissan line of vehicle, and if there are you should just trade it in for a 2008, where there will be no problems.
  • I do not know what troubles you, razorthunber, but this forum is a good place to bring up and talk about Nissan Titan. But in reading all of your particular threads, you have had alot of troubles for yourself.
    I think Nissan has had some problems in the past. But others like me have had only good things to say about Nissan. So please do not say that we are all Titan lovers. This is degrading and it brings much disrespect to this forum. Good luck to your future purchases.
  • No problem. Good luck with your :lemon: (Nissan).
  • reybeastreybeast Posts: 35
    I puchased an 06 LE in July of 2006, and my tires have been bouncing since about 300 miles. I have been to the dealer and discount tire repeatedly so the tires could be "ride matched"/road force balanced in both places. The dealer put another set of tires and wheels from a new truck on the lot, and it was ok for a couple of hundred miles, then the bouncing came back. they took the "new tires and wheels off, and put my set back on since it didnt solve the issue. I called goodyear and they gave me full credit for the tires, and I bought another set of Goodyears (since I had to buy a Goodyear tire). I paid 119 for labor etc, and they bounce too. So I have had 3 sets of tires, 2 sets of wheels, shimmed the diff, 2 alignments. I live in Georgetown, Tx (just north of Austin) and I am told a DTS (Dealer Technical Specialist) will be here in Round Rock April 26th. I was told this in early March. I'm afraid the dts guy will say that its operating normally too, but the bounce (I call it a hop) is very noticeable. I'll do arbitration as well if he says that, I'm not going to waste anymore time. i can say that the Round Rock Nissan dealership has been very polite and tried pretty hard to solve this, but the service manager and I agree that the dts should have been involved sooner.
  • blkhemiblkhemi Posts: 1,717
    Has anyone put aftermarket exhaust on their Titan? If so which brand? I know the factory exhaust is superior to any(yes this includes my beloved HEMI Ram) truck on the market in terms of sound, but just curious to know of how good the aftermarket ones are.

    Also, if anyone has installed a bed cover/tonneau top on their truck, please let me know.
  • robnaorobnao Posts: 29
    Don't have an aftermarket exhaust (yet), but I do have a Extang Tough Tonneau, the one with the attachment like a ziploc. I love this cover, no snaps, doesn't eat up bed space, easy to remove/replace, can be rolled up and has velcro to hold to in a roll to allow carrying the large items when needed and of course it looks good. Extang has an attachment system for the bed rail system if you have that as well (mine does and it worked great).
  • gina3998gina3998 Posts: 7
    I have a 2006 Titan. When I bought it, it already had an after market exhaust on it. It's a dual exhaust system. I did look under my truck to see who it was made by, but I couldn't find a name. My truck is so loud, I love it; so do my kids and husband. If you know where the brand name would be let me know and I'll look again.
  • gina3998gina3998 Posts: 7
    Did you get your bed cover from nissan? They told me about the ziploc system. I thought that was really cool. You don't have any problems with it loosing the seal while driving at high speeds and do you everstrap anything to the top of the cover? Also, did you have it installed or did you do it yourself? What kind of Extang Tough Tonneau do you have? I noticed that there are several kinds in the Extang.
  • gina3998gina3998 Posts: 7
    Not sure what all the problems are on the Titans. I just bought mine last month. Its a 2006. In a little over a month I have put on 1,500+ miles and so far I havent' had any problems with it.
  • driver56driver56 Posts: 408
    The 06 Titan is rated 5 stars by Lemon-Aid (the top rating)
    as well as my Nissan Frontier. Consumer Reports(another opinion)does not recommend the Titan at all. Apparently, the brakes can be a problem. Both good trucks as far as I'm concerned. I see a lot of Titans on our local roads, the South west coast of Canada, and whenever I get a chance, I gab with the drivers. I've heard nothing but good from these encounters, so sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself.

  • ezblueezblue Posts: 4
    I get a letter from the dealer that it is time to have my truck serviced. 3 mon/ 3750 mi,I have had my 07 for 3 mon but I only have 1800 mi. I use to go 4000 mi/ 6mon with last truck of 11 years and did it myself. I know the dealership would give me some excuse as to why I have to take it to them, That part I don't mind so much but not every 3mon the way I drive. What's ya'lls take
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    I'm a bit old fashioned. I would've changed the initial oil at 1000 miles. But that's me.
  • Did the dealer give you any free oil changes? I got free oil changes for a year when I brought my Titan. Granted it was the worst vehicle I've ever owned, and the dealership customer service was beyond poor. But at least I got some free oil changes which came in handy admist the 30 warranty repairs and the recalls.
  • ezblueezblue Posts: 4
    Thanks for the feed back guys. Given the advancement of motor oils. I really did not plan on changing it that early but I do realize there is a break in period for engines, kinda forgot, since my trusty F150 only needed normal wear and tear fixs. MY Titan had only 31 miles on it when I bought it. So for I am pleased with my Crew cab. Is there any thing particular to our trucks that I need to know outside of the owners manual, I plan on keeping this truck as long as my other one. I have read most of the forums so I've seen the issues some have had, but thankfully not much on the radar with the 07. One last ,I want a spray in liner, there are numerous shops here, is there one that rises above or is 6 of 1 1/2 doz of another. Looking forward to discussing all things TITAN :)
  • mcreamcrea Posts: 4
    I own a Nissan Titan 2005, present mileage 31,000 miles, at 28,000 miles I had to replace front and rear brakes. I was told by the tech that Nissan North America was aware of an ongoing problem with the brakes in the Titans and they had issued a directive to stop replacing the brakes at no charge.
    I have owned over ten vehicles and never had to change brakes after 28,000 miles, I also own a Nissan Pathfinder and both vehicles are of poor quality, my children and grands will never own a Nissan if I have any input in the purchase.
    I will discourage those that I know from buying a Nissan vehicle.In three years or less Nissan motor stock price will be like Ford motor co. Honda and Toyota are the future.
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