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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,268 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan drivetrain problems

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 8 of 9)

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problem #22

Jun 142008

Titan

  • 40,000 miles

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

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 #21

Nov 092008

Titan

  • 62,000 miles
Catastrophic failure of rear differential ring and pinion assy. Original owner, no abuse. Gearset showed too much gear lash at around 48,000 miles, but exhibited no signs of failure until 62,000 miles. Nissan Titan with E-locker differential (off road package)>.

- Taylorsville, UT, USA

problem #20

Oct 062008

Titan

  • 85,000 miles
Nissan Titan rear axle seals leak.

- West Wyoming, PA, USA

problem #19

Sep 192008

Titan

  • 71,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact noticed lubrication on his driveway. The dealer stated that the transfer case, rear axle seals, and brake shoes were faulty and needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 71,000.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #18

Sep 172008

Titan 4WD 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Rear seals on my Titan leaked all of the fluid out. I had filled my tires with air several days before and noticed nothing. All of the gear oil was gone.

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

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problem #17

Sep 192008

Titan

  • 56,161 miles
During routine inspection, I found that the right rear axel seal was leaking so much that it had actually moistened the brake caliper and rotor. This is causing my truck to pull to the left during normal braking applications.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #16

Oct 272007

Titan

  • miles

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

2004 Nissan Titan. The rear end is about to fail or has failed. There seems to be play in the drive line when you accelerate causing a slight bump. No thing has been done at this time.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 222008

Titan

  • 61,067 miles
2004 Nissan Titan brakes not seeming to work as they should. Found rear axle seal has failed spraying differential fluid on brake rotor. Will have to have seal replaced.

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

problem #14

Jul 192008

Titan

  • 74,000 miles
Rear axle seals leaking - both sides.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #13

Jul 052008

Titan

  • 80,000 miles
Rear axle seals defective. Leaking is bad whereas it is covering brakes. I have had it checked twice by 2 separate mechanics and the dealer and it was verified. I also conducted my own personal survey and found that 3 out of five Titan and armadas owners had to have this repaired.

- Union Beach, NJ, USA

problem #12

Jun 262008

Titan

  • 59,000 miles

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

Rear axle seal failure passenger side of the truck. Currently at 59K miles.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #11

May 272008

Titan

  • 80,000 miles
I hear a clunk from the rear end whenever I shift from reverse to drive, kind of like if a U-joint was going out. I also hear a low pitch whine at acceleration 50-60 mph, but don't hear it upon deceleration. I also have a rear axel leak on passenger side, and noticed that my rear diffs paint is peeling which looks to be from excessive heat.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #10

Jun 152008

Titan

  • 57,000 miles
Failure of rear axle seals on 2004 Nissan Titan xe resulting in ABS brake failure. Seals were replaced by private service garage.

- Upperco, MD, USA

problem #9

Apr 082007

Titan

  • 50,000 miles
Rear axle differential has failed on my 2004 nis Titan pkup, seals leak. Rearend clunks etc

- Brookfield, CT, USA

problem #8

Jan 122005

Titan 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
2004 Titan pickup; I had front end alignment problems from the time of purchase and four alignments and three sets of tires later I finally got the alignment right with a private business. The rear axle seal began leaking I think before the warranty ran out but the dealer servicing the truck did not make me aware of the problem until the warranty expired.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #7

May 012008

Titan 8-cyl

  • 42,300 miles
Right rear axle seal has failed resulting in leaked differential fluid onto wheel and brakes.

- Smithfield, UT, USA

problem #6

May 272008

Titan 8-cyl

  • 88,888 miles
I nearly rolled my truck yesterday at 75mph. The rearend locked up and I nearly lost control of the vehicle. I have since done some research only to find out that this is a huge issue with the 04 Nissan Titans! this could have cost me or another innocent person their life! now I am left to face a repair bill of $3500 for a new dana rearend, Nissan and dana Corp need to be held accountable for these cheap, unreliable rearends!!! please help!

- North Port, FL, USA

problem #5

May 112008

Titan 8-cyl

  • 63,113 miles
Failure of rear end differential on 2004 Nissan Titan 4X4 SE 63,113mi. Normal driving conditions. Requires entire new rear end approximately $3,500 repair cost.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 292008

Titan 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Left & right rear axle seals blew out and leaked differential fluid. Differential fluid leaking on rear brake rotors which could cause brake failure, which was a major safety concern to me. At time of failure at 85000 miles no suspension modifications had been done to vehicle. Also, the rear differential oil will slowly leak and cause the rear differential to lose fluid and fail. Nissan refuses to replaced spacer axle (43070-7S200), bearing (40210-7S210), and seal (43252-7S200). As this seemed to be a very common problem with the Nissan Titan, Nissan should address this issue and offer a permanent fix so would not be faced with the safety issue in the future.

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 122004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
First time pulled a trailer and rearend burnt the gears up 12-13-04. Second time 12/12/05 pulled away from stop sign and rerend just broke if I had ben in traffic I probably would have ben hit because the truck just stoped they replaced the whole rearend but dont seem willing to show the old parts or the oil out of the thing.

- Denver, CO, USA

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