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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,529 miles

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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.

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2004 Nissan Titan brakes problems

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 112011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 90,182 miles


The brake light on my dash comes on and when I press on the brake I hear a grinding noise on my 2004 Nissan Titan. It has done this about 15 times since I have owned this truck. It recently did it on the date stated below.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 012010


  • 40,000 miles
Just driving down the road the brake light comes on in the dash and the brake pedal goes to floor. You have very little brakes and it makes a grinding noise. If you turn off the vehicle it goes away. It has happened three times in the last year or so. Im taking it to a Nissan dealer next week and they say its going to cost me 100 dollars to reprogram the computer. I have read hundreds of reports of other people having the same problem. If its that big of a problem shouldn't there be a recall on this and Nissan have to pay for it?

- Lucernemines, PA, USA

problem #6

Nov 252006

Titan 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Brake light comes on and brakes make a grinding noise. It happened 8 times since owned. There is an extreme chance I will hit the car in front of me because of this.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 052009


  • 24,448 miles


Brakes go into in ABS mode for no reason, truck becomes hard to stop; road conditions were dry- 80 degrees and sunny. I was coming home from the Nissan dealer because of a brake, slip, vdc light (anytime) and brake light - ABS coming on (only during braking), both are intermittent. The Friday before I had Nissan look at this very condition(s) they agreed I had a problem, and upgraded the software. 2 days later the light still came on and stayed on. The only difference was after shutting down the truck and restarting, the lights would stay on, something that did not use to happen... Nissan has a brake issue, I've seen many of complaints that are the same as mine- loss of braking because the ABS kicks on (brake light comes on when this happens) and will not correct/stop it-self until the engine is shut down and restarted. Restarting the truck when the ABS is hampering the stopping ability is not very practical, and very dangerous in most driving conditions. When this happened to me I came very close to hitting the car in front and swerved to the edge of the road. Since the 2nd visit to Nissan I had the master cylinder with stability control option replaced, that was the dealership recommendation after they downloaded the codes(X2), they stated the part had to be ordered. Cost for repair was quoted at $650.

- New Vienna, OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 192005


  • 20,000 miles
I have a 2004 Nissan Titan and Nissan has had me and many others in on several different occassions to repair the front brakes. The front wheel would shake when you apply the brakes. Just before the warranty ran out they said they had a fix. They were going to replace the rotors because the were to small for the truck. When I took it in for the repair, the third repair, the had come up with another fix they said and it would fix the problem. I did notice that the brake pedal felt funny. I don't know how to describe it, but it almost felt like it was applying more pressure to the rear brakes to relieve the pressure on the front end. Anyway, since that time I have a company vehicle and I have only put 16K miles on the truck and the front end is shaking again when I apply the brakes. The more the speed and the harder you apply the brakes the more it shakes. Also, I noticed that when the brakes were shaking the front end to shake, something in the front end pops, like when you top a hill. It has gone away every time they have attempted to fix the brakes, but when the shaking starts back so does the popping. I'm not to concerned about the popping, but I am concerned about the shaking. The last thing, two of the three times they attempted to repair the brakes, they have also turned the rotors. Rotors can only be turn a couple of times and have to be replaced. I feel they cheaped out on the repair by patching the problem instead of repairing the problem. I wish you guys would look into it. Whether it's me or someone else, somebody is going to be driving this truck 10 years from now. I do know if you're going 65 or 70 miles per hour and you hit the brakes, it will get your attention. I don't know how safe it will be if Nissan is not made to really fix the problem.

- Belmont, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 082009


  • 60,000 miles
ABS brake system, the warning light brake came out while driving when I press on brake pedal the brake froze and when I stopped engine and restart the problem is disappear but is happened quite often when I go to dealer they will charged for inspection for a lot off money.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

May 122009


  • 80,600 miles
Dvs system components are bad, system was reprogrammed, but went bad again. Was told this is an issue in all 2004, 2005, and some 2006 Titans and armadas. Trying to fight payment of this repair with Nissan North America, and am being put off.

- Midlothian, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 122008


  • 75,000 miles
Brakes on 2004 Nissan Titan failed while stopping at traffic light. Just prior to failure, brake light lit up on dashboard. Nissan dealer informed me that the brakes themselves were fine but that the computer that controls the brakes "lost its programming." I was also informed that I am the 3rd customer in 6 months to have this event occur to them. To fix the problem, the dealer must "reprogram the vdc system." Dealer was unable to tell me why this happened or assure me that the brake failure will not reoccur. I was told that this is a known issue and Nissan has issued a service bulletin regarding this problem. This problem could have led to a catastropic accident had the brakes failed during a critical time. I am concerned that Nissan has a known brake problem, but there is no safety recall in place.

- Deland, FL, USA

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