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1.8

hardy worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,250 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan engine problems

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Sep 092013

Titan

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, he heard a loud noise and began to smell exhaust fumes. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that there was a crack in the manifold. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 100,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #21

Jun 012013

Titan

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the engine exhaust manifold pipe fractured and was leaking fumes. The exhaust leak could be heard while driving. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 155,000.

- Lancaster , SC, USA

problem #20

Oct 102007

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that there was a leak in the exhaust system. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the exhaust manifolds needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact stated that he was concerned about breathing in carbon monoxide. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 8/21/13 the consumer stated the vehicle had multiple exhaust leaks that were caused by faulty exhaust manifolds from Nissan. The dealer at the time, replaced the exhaust manifolds. They used the same manifold design and this was all done under warranty. Around April 2013, the consumer began hearing the same exhaust noise from before. The consumer contacted Nissan about the problem, and they informed him the vehicle was out of warranty, but to take the vehicle to the dealer. They confirmed that both manifolds were cracked and should be replaced, with a modified design manifold.

- Gardnerville, NV, USA

problem #19

Jan 012013

Titan

  • 105,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while having an exhaust repair performed by an independent mechanic, he was advised that the exhaust manifold was fractured. The dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 105,000.

- Moundsville, WV, USA

problem #18

May 112010

Titan

  • 60,000 miles
Nissan Titan exhaust manifold cracks, causing exhaust fumes to enter vehicle.

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #17

Apr 292013

Titan 8-cyl

  • 83,938 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while parked, he noticed a loud exhaust noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the exhaust headers were fractured. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 83,938.

- Mosinee, WI, USA

problem #16

May 072008

Titan 8-cyl

  • 6,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan titian. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken for routine maintenance when the contact was advised that the exhaust manifold was cracked. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,000.

- Alton , NH, USA

problem #15

Apr 082013

Titan 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
During routine recall for ECM module the dealer informed me that both exhaust manifolds are cracked as this has been a recurring issue with this model vehicle causing exhaust fumes to enter the cabin and also cause poor performance with the vehicle. Dealer quoted this as a $3200 repair and will not assume any portion of the repair. Dealer "beaverton Nissan" has informed me that this issue is due to the poor quality of the exhaust manifolds any possible faulty welds on the product combined with material that is too thin to start with. The presence of exhaust fumes in the cabin while idling and/or driving is a severe safety hazard. I have opened a case with Nissan North America and have been advised by three independent mechanics to park the vehicle until it is safe to drive.

- Aloha, OR, USA

problem #14

May 312012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the driver's and passenger's side exhaust manifold was cracked. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 125,000. Updated 5/9/13 updated 05/24/2013

- Bay St. Louis, MS, USA

problem #13

Jan 232013

Titan

  • 95,391 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the engine made a rattling sound and exhaust fumes were smelled inside the cabin. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that there was a hairline fracture leading from the catalytic converter to the manifold that was causing the smell. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 95,391.

- Calhoun City, MS, USA

problem #12

Jan 012006

Titan

  • 47,314 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds he would hear a loud whining noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the exhaust was leaking due to the manifold being fractured. The vehicle was repaired for the manifold approximately seven times in five years. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 47,314. The current mileage was approximately 166,000

- Collge Station, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 012012

Titan

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that when driving, he could hear a loud ticking noise. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic for inspection where they advised that the exhaust manifold was cracked and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer was notified and stated that the exhaust manifold would need to be repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Tyler , TN, USA

problem #10

Jan 172012

Titan

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the vehicle was started and he immediately noticed blue smoke coming from the rear end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where a technician advised that the manifold needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions for the same failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that the vehicle was not included in any recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximately failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. The VIN was not available.

- Snellville , GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 132012

Titan

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that when sitting idle in the vehicle or driving, an overpowering odor of gasoline fuel filled the cabin of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the contact was advised that both manifolds were fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 98,000. The current mileage was approximately 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Tuscumbia, AL, USA

problem #8

Jul 142012

Titan

  • 125,000 miles
I was traveling towing a 33 ft camper. Usually tow at about 62 mph. All of a sudden the truck cuts out then turns back on and "bucks". my lights on my dash light up like a color blinking christmas tree. My speedometer goes all the way to 140 mph, my rpms max out, my fuel gauge goes up and down along with the temp gauge. Furthermore all the gauges and warning lights flash or move in no form or fashion. Steering gets stiff along with the brakes because the truck shuts off. I controlled the truck to avoid crashing in between the on and off periods. This happened several times. Thought it was wiring from camper or brake controller. However, over the last few weeks from about mid Sept it has progressively gotten worse. Now I can't go out of the driveway before the truck starts acting up. There is a bad accident waiting to happen. In my past experience with Nissan is they are reluctant to say anything is wrong and to fix things. I have had enough go wrong with my truck from brakes, electrical, and rear end unit. Just last weekend 20 Oct 12 I took the truck on about a 15 mile round trip and it acted up again. Between July and Sept 2012 the truck would start the shut completely off in parked position. It still does that now too. The truck is now parked until I figure what is the problem. I don't have mega bucks to fix it! someone said Nissan has a computer recall but I have not been notified and I contacted a dealer but they have not called back. Its been 3 days now. They said the description I gave them matches the recall"????????"

- West Chazy, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 012012

Titan

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while the vehicle was at the local mechanic for routine inspection the contact was informed that the engine exhaust manifold was leaking due to a defective design. In addition, the steering failed while driving. The steering column was replaced; however the exhaust manifold was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 136,000.

- Waltnut , CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 102012

Titan

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while parked, he noticed that the exhaust was louder than normal. The contact was a certified mechanic and diagnosed the failure as a cracked exhaust manifold, which he was concerned would leak harmful fumes into the interior cabin. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure and current mileage was 125,000.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #5

Nov 112008

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 112,863 miles
Don't know if it's been reported, but alot of people are having issues with the Nissan Titans (many years) with the exhaust manifolds cracking. I have a 2004 and both of them have been cracked for almost 4 years now. I contacted Nissan, they suggested to contact Nissan corporate, and pretty much told me I was out of luck. The manifolds are over $850 each, and both of mine are severely cracked, causing engine, emission, and safety/health problems. I have had to replace many O2 sensors, cat's, and mufflers, due to burning up, and have to drive with all my windows down and short trips due to the exhaust filling the cab of the truck. Something needs to be done, as this is not only an issue, but a major flaw in the design of the truck. I have had checked out at a local shop, and their exact words were "there is absolutely no flex in the exhaust, so when the engine shifts from driving and revving, the manifolds are the weakest point and therefore crack". something seriously needs to be done or looked into. Many Nissan Titan forums hundreds of people are complaining about the same issue. Usually only one is cracked, but I have both cracked. If you need a vehicle to inspect, you can look at mine. I even had the exhaust upgraded to bigger exhaust in hopes of relieving some of the pressure, so it doesn't leak all out under the hood, and that has helped some, but this is seriously an issue with the design and useability of these Nissan Titan trucks. And, I don't know about alot of people, but I can't afford to spend over $1600 in just 2 parts, plus all the other required parts, when I can barely afford to pay the bank on the truck.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #4

Jun 122012

Titan

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that exhaust fumes were emitted into the interior of the vehicle due to cracks on the exhaust manifold, which was underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic, who stated that he could replace both exhaust manifolds. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 012011

Titan

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that he could smell fuel fumes inside of the cabin. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop and was inspected. The mechanic found a defect on the exhaust pipe and both manifolds had cracks in them. In order to repair vehicle, the exhaust manifold and catalyst needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 115,000 and the current mileage was 124,000.

- Paducah , KY, USA

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