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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 022011


  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that all of the door locks would become inoperable in extremely cold temperatures. In addition, the doors could not be opened. The contact would have to open the windows and open the door from the exterior of the vehicle. When the contact attempted to close the door, the door would not latch securely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the door latches needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 112,000 and the current mileage was 150,000.

- Chagrin Falls, OH, USA

problem #8

Jan 152010

Titan 4WD 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The issue I am having is with my 2004 Nissan Titan. When it gets cold out, all of the door handle freeze and won't open. If you are lucky after a few hours and you do get it open, you can't get them shut. Several times I had to tie the seat belt around the interior door handle in addition to holding the door close so I could get home. I took my car to ricart Nissan and they said it will $1000 to fix all 4 doors. So, I contacted Nissan directly and they refused to fix it. This is a serious safety issue and someone is going to get injured and/or killed.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 062009


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. Since purchase the door locks fail when the weather was cold. He was not able to lock or unlock the doors. While parked in warmer areas the door locks work normal. He contacted the dealer and was advised that they were not aware of the failure. The estimated cost to replace the cables and latch was $1,600. No repairs were made. He will contact the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 78,000.

- Westford , MA, USA

problem #6

Dec 102009


  • 70,000 miles


Doors will not close in freezing temperatures. This has forced me to drive with my door open numerous is this not a serious safety concern? when trying to close the doors they bounce back open and do not latch.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #5

Nov 012008


  • miles
The door handles lock either open or closed and can lock you out of your vehicle even if the doors are unlocked or lock the door open which makes it impossible to close your door.

- Otsego, MN, USA

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problem #4

Jun 142008


  • 40,000 miles
I bought a 20004 Nissan Titan used and within months both the front and rear diff. Have gone bad and had to be replaced. Now when it gets cold my door handles freeze. The handles can not be opened, then they will not close you need to hold them closed and lock the doors to keep them closed. This is unsafe.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 132004


  • 51,000 miles


The door handles on my 2004 Nissan Titan all freeze shut when it gets cold out. It seems to let water come in around handle and than it freezes. This prevent me from being able to gain entrance into vehicle. This occurs everytime it is cold out especially in winter. Nissan refuses to pay for repairs as vehicle is out of warranty and it will cost roughly $175 for parts per door plus labor. I guess in later models they have redesigned them but refuses to fix vehicles with old old designed handles.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 302006


  • 23,000 miles
2004 Nissan Titan SE 4X4 off road king cab anytime the weather is at or below 20 deg F both doors freeze shut. I cannot use the door handles on either side of the truck to open the doors. If I attempt to manually roll down the window to open the door from the inside the window is sometimes frozen as well and will not move. In weather around 20-25 def F the door handles will sometimes work to open the doors but the handles and internal door cables will not move back to their original position to allow the door to close and latch properly leaving the doors in an open state. This posses a safety risk to the occupants of the vehicle if it is driven in this state. This occurs anytime the ambient air temperature reaches around +20 deg F Nissan has so far refused to repair the problem under warranty although a tsb ntb05-118A exists for this problem. I have replaced one external door handle that was broken as a result of excess force by trying to open a frozen door.

- Bedford, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102006


  • 32,000 miles
Door handle freezes(cold weather) open. The door cannot be latched shut.

- Rochester, MN, USA

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