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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,282 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan drivetrain problems

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #43

Jan 012009


  • 75,000 miles


Rear differential 2004 Nissan Titan failure never towed anything. Brake warp and shake. These are obvious manufacture defect and Nissan should fix them at no cost to owner. These are also critical safety issues. We are talking brake failure and possible rear end lock up. This is unheard of with a vehicle with this mileage.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #42

Jan 012008


  • 70,000 miles
The rear differential failure @ 70,000 miles... Nissan is so under handed they are still holding the patent and will not release the parts to the aftermarket. When I first called for the rear approx. 9 months ago it was $1400... now the same dealer says the price has gone up to $1700... this is beyond highway robbery it is flat out a disregard for the consumer. It is because of this at every chance I get I stop at the busiest Nissan dealership and continually make a "scene'. I know it will get me no where, but I still owe $17,000 on a pos that I cannot drive.

- Marathon, NY, USA

problem #41

Sep 152007


  • 34,000 miles
Rear end seal started to leak.

- Loma Mar, CA, USA

problem #40

Jan 212009


  • 70,012 miles


Front axle just fell out of the front differential, resulting in a $2300 repair apparently not covered by my extended warranty there was no reason for it to break.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #39

Feb 072009


  • 41,900 miles
Rear axle seals leak on driver side notice while getting an oil change.

- Cumming, GA, USA

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problem #38

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 #37

Nov 162008


  • 105,500 miles


Spider gears in rear differential broke momentarily locking up differential resulting in the pinion shaft breaking off. The repair was to replace the rear differential assembly.

- Sedalia, MO, USA

problem #36

Jan 162009


  • 56,500 miles
My truck sounded slightly louder than normal on my short drive home. I was driving on a 35mph road and something didn't seem right. It sounded like my tires were out of alignment. I drove the half mile home on the 35mph road in 2wd. I pulled into my garage and looked at my tires and under my truck. Everything looked normal. The next morning I noticed some oil on my garage floor. After further investigation I saw it was coming from my passenger side front axle seal. My axle was pulled loose from the differential because some weak clip that held the assembly together has broken. I researched the problem and found that several people have had the same exact problem. I contacted the local Nissan dealer to get an estimate for repair. I was told that I had a one of a kind problem that they have never heard of. My local repair shop told me it would be several days to get parts and repair the damage. They estimated the cost would be between $350-$600 to replace the front right axle, axle seal, and clip. Additional cost and parts would be necessary if any further damage was found in the differential.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #35

Nov 252008


  • 71,023 miles
2004 Nissan Titan rear axle leaking on to rear brake, in 2005 and newer Nissan put a different rear axle differential cover on to cool the axle fluid.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #34

Jan 102009


  • 72,000 miles
Front axle pops out of differential case. Unknown damage inside case.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #33

Nov 162008


  • 106,000 miles


Rear axle seal leakage. Rear axle fluid leaking onto rear brake assembly and brake rotors.

- Ranson, WV, USA

problem #32

Dec 202008


  • 55,100 miles
Rear differential failure occurred suddenly while accelerating and changing lanes on ih-45 access road on the way to brother's college graduation. Axle assembly replaced. Repairs complete in 2 business days, rental provided.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #31

Dec 152007


  • 62,000 miles
I was driving like normal came to a four way stop light at a busy highway intersection, stopped and preceded to go when it was my turn. My rear differential grenaded and I was stuck in the middle of the intersection. Luckily I new I had to get out of the intersection as soon as possible and I put my truck into four wheel drive and let my front tires pull me through the intersection. I then pulled over to a safe spot and looked at the damage. Gear oil all over my truck and on the highway. I was fortunate to react quickly. But this really could have been bad. I took my truck to my dealer and it cost me $3500 for a new rear end. They (Nissan dealership) replaced the whole axle assembly. They told me Nissan would only let them replace the whole thing and not just the gears. Fishy if you ask me. A normal rear differential fix should cost less than $1000. Sounds like Nissan knew this was a problem!!!!

- Le Mars, IA, USA

problem #30

Dec 102008

Titan 4WD

  • 65,760 miles
2004 Nissan Titan, last week I noticed while driving and turning corners there was banging coming from the rear of the truck. Within 2 days the truck was undrivable...the driveshaft, while in gear would just spin inside the rear differential. The only way to drive vehicle was to place transmission into 4WD and use the front wheels to move the truck!

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #29

Nov 262008


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the rear axle was leaking on the driver and passenger wheels. Currently, the rear differential is making noises. The dealer has not yet been notified, although the contact has found several complaints pertaining to the failure. The failure mileage was 56,000 and current mileage was 57,000.

- Alamida, CA, USA

problem #28

Nov 232006


  • 28,000 miles
Complete rear end failure at 28,000 miles. Differential lock light kept coming on, dash until spider gears broke. Loud clunking when making turns until vehicle was totally immobilized. Dealer replaced entire assembly. However diff lock light coming on again, rear end is having problems at 63,000 miles.

- Grindstone, PA, USA

problem #27

Nov 212008


  • 63,000 miles
2004 Nissan Titan, 63,000 miles. Loud "whining" noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Brought vehicle to dealership to have them investigate noise, found faulty rear differential. Dealership replaced rear end. Noise is gone. All covered under extended warranty plan.

- Riceville, TN, USA

problem #26

Nov 292008


  • 53,157 miles
I brought my 2004 Nissan Titan in for a routine oil change at 53,157 miles. The service tech informed me that my rear axel seal was leaking. Dealer replaced seal, bearing, spacer & snap ring. This was covered under a 5 year extended warranty and took 6 hrs for the dealer to complete. Parts: (1) seal-oil R # 43252-7S200 (1) bearing-re # 40210-7S210 (1) spacer axle # 43070-7S200 (1) ring-snap 01541-0001U.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #25

Nov 272008


  • miles
Rear axle seals leaking all over rear disc brakes. Just found out due to lack of braking power. Looks to have been leaking for a long time!

- Shohola, PA, USA

problem #24

Jul 012007


  • 85,000 miles
Rear axle seals failed (both sides) part # 43252-7S200.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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