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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 2
Average Mileage:
7,621 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #19

Nov 252004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes overheated, causing violent shaking of the steering wheel. This occured 4 times within 14000 miles, leading to multiple fixes by dealer which did not work. This could potentialy lead to a failure of the braking system which could cause a fatal accident.

- Sevierville, TN, USA

problem #18

May 032004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While applying the brake pedal vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the rotors, disc, and brake pads needed to be replaced, and replaced them twice. However, the problem recurred.

- Trujillo Alto, PR, USA

problem #17

Jul 152004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles
Purchased 2004 Nissan Titan SE four door May 23rd for work. I average approximately 3,500 miles per month. The steering wheel started rocking back and forth violently every time I stepped on the brakes after about 4,500 miles. I took it in to the dealer and had the brake disks turned and the pads, bolts, miscellaneous items replaced under warranty. The truck started doing the same thing at 12,000 miles, around September, 2004. This time they replaced the discs, calipers, pads, bolts, everything and made all new again. I drove it and it happened again at 18,000 miles. At this point I was becoming very frustrated and angry at the situation. The Nissan dealer promised me that they had just received the most up to date repair kit from the Nissan factory and that they were being told that this should take care of the problem. The truck was braking fine until I reached 23,000 miles at the end of December, 2004. I spoke to the customer service department at the dealership and lodged a formal complaint. I was asked when was the last time that I had my brakes done and was told that they had a new repair kit since then. I told him that I was told this the last time and yet here I am again with the same problem. I had my brakes done again on Thursday December 30th, 2004. This means that my brakes have been done four times in the past six months since I purchased the vehicle.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #16

Jul 012004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I leased a Titan crew le on tax day 2004. At 5000 miles, the front rotors were shot and the steering wheel shook violently upon braking on the freeway. The truck would also pull one direction or another upon braking. The dealership (kayser Nissan) fixed the problem. At 10,000 miles, the same problem. The dealership this time said they couldn't replace the rotors but shaved them down and replaced the sliders. At 15,000 miles, the problem has returned. I've tried another dealership in town with a better reputation for customer service and they haven't been able to get parts for over 3 weeks. In the mean time, my kids have to drive in an unsafe vehicle. I tow nothing with this truck.

- Mount Horeb, WI, USA

problem #15

Nov 162004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that brake pads and rotors wore out and needed to be replaced. However, problem recurred.

- Peyton, CO, USA

problem #14

Aug 142004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,325 miles
At 4345 miles, brake rotors overheating due to non-full-release of calipers causing rotor warp, jerking in steering wheel, damage and overheating of tires, loss of control on wet pavement even at slow speeds, damage to steering components due to shaking caused by warped rotors, blue overheating marks on rotors. I returned the Titan to the dealer at 6:30am., called back at 2:15pm and was told that I would either have to leave the truck at the dealership or pick it up due to non-availability of parts. This was over 2 months back. Still no parts, shake is still consistent when using the brakes at any pressure and speed.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #13

Oct 202004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,200 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Steering wheel vibration and brake pedal vibration when braking. Dealer replaced the front pads and resurfaced the rotors. After reading all of the other complaints for the same problem, I'm probably going to be back at the dealer for the same problem in a couple of thousand miles. I still like my truck though!!!

- Arbutus, MD, USA

problem #12

Aug 112004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
When the brakes are applied the steering wheel shakes violently.

- Montezuma, GA, USA

problem #11

Sep 112004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
I have 6,200 miles on my truck. The brakes rotors are defective. I can see cracks in the rear left and the right front rotor. Nissan has turned my rotors once and the trouble is still there. Pulse in the pedal and pulse on stopping the truck. It is in the shop right now for the fourth time for the same thing.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #10

Jul 012004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Steering wheel vibration when applying the brakes. The faster the traveling speed and the harder the braking action the more severe the vibration was.

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #9

Aug 302004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Vehicle shook uncontrollably. However, consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. Consumer informed the mechanic that the problem recurred. Drove the vehicle to the dealer again, and mechanic maintained that the brake pads and rotors were not manufactured to comply with this vehicle.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Jun 212004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Unsafe and no fixable front brakes vibration and questionable front end stability.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 252004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Bought vehicle in March of 2004, replace pads in early May. The rotors then went out June 30. Replace and lasted 3 days before brake pedal went to the floor. Replace master cylinder. Limited slip differential light is now coming on. Stereo does not hold a station. Truck has had new brakes 3 times in 3.5 months.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #6

Jul 102004

Titan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
When applying the brakes the steering wheel shook violently. The consumer indicated that the brake rotors were defective. The consumer contacted the dealer and parts are being ordered, but have been very slow coming in.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #5

May 312004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Apply brakes at any speed above 25mph and have alot of shudder in the front-end. Nissan needs to look at replacing rotors for the Titan.

- Danville, AL, USA

problem #4

Jun 222004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,113 miles
Recently purchased 2004 Nissan Titan (January 10th, 04). When the vehicle had 5500 miles on the O.D. I had the front rotors replaced due to warpping. I did not tow anything with this vehicle during the initial 5500 miles. Mainly interstate driving. The vehicle now in the shop with 12113 miles having the rotor replaced again. I believe that there is a defective part manufactured for this vehicle. My driving habits are not such that would cause this much excessive brake rotor warpping. These brakes are not cheap to replace, I think it is unrealistic to advertise a vehicle can tow 9400 lbs and cannot even stop with its own body weight, less any towing. The brake system in my oppinion is under sized or there is a manufacture spec that is not being met. God forbide I actually used this vehicle to tow as advertised. I could not afford to keep decent brakes on it.

- New Palestine, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 142004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Nissan needs to replace the rotors for the barke system on the Titans. To small for such a big truck.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

May 052004

Titan

  • miles
Front brake rotors are warped after only 7,000 miles. This issue needs to be resolved and not band aid patched as I am seeing at this time by the dealers.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 022004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Rotors on vehicle have warped twice in less than 3 months.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

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