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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,880 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan engine problems

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #36

Jan 012016

Titan

  • 100,000 miles

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

Two cracked exhaust manifolds. At times I an getting exhaust fumes into drivers compartment. I understand this is a wide problem with Nissan 5.6 L V-8S and a big problem with the Titans. My local Nissan dealer est. Repair at $3,507.50 and he told me the it is not uncommon for both to fail at the same time. Nissan customer support will not do anything. I started have problem at 100.000 mile I am at 124.000 now. From what I have been told this is a design defect. I think this should be made into a recall. My truck looks like new from the outside.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #35

Jan 222016

Titan

  • miles
The exhaust manifolds on this vehicle are extremely prone to cracking. There are hundreds of reports online of them cracking so Nissan is certainly aware of the issue. They cracked on my vehicle and exhaust gasses leak into the passenger compartment so this is definitely a safety hazard.

- Taylor, PA, USA

problem #34

Jan 172015

Titan

  • 178,160 miles
This is a finance vehicle saw the 2004 Nissan Titan really like it for the work that I do and my husband agreed to partially financed it. The first driving off the car lot the service engine light came on when we got home I called back the dealer to let him what had happened, he said to bring it back the following Thursday to see what was going on, during the same week the two front windows fell down into the slot couldn't come back up so we had drive in the dead of winter with the windows done. Finally we drop the pickup off at the dealer, it was there for 2 full weeks before we got it back, thinking everything was fixed.a few days after the engine light came back on we called them again they in replied telling us they can't do anything about the problem because the vehicle is a used vehicle.oh my god. Now I have put over a $1000 in parts and now the mechanics are telling me it needs a new engine. Please I need help because I have to be paying the finance company for something I cant use.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #33

Apr 182015

Titan

  • 86,001 miles

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

I had the dealer inspect the vehicle. They said both exhaust manifolds had cracked. They said there was a previous notice from Nissan and they should be replaced. I was not notified and the dealer did not contact me. Now they said too much time had elapsed to take advantage of this free replacement. This is clearly a design defect since Nissan had them replaced on some vehicles. This is a safety hazard because cracked manifolds can cause a carbon monoxide leak or set a fire while driving fast. The cost to repair is near $1000 for the parts plus labor to install. There must be other people who had this safety problem so the government should force Nissan to fix all the vehicles. Mine has only 86000 easy miles on it.

- National City, CA, USA

problem #32

Sep 012005

Titan

  • 7,000 miles
I have same problem as everyone else with cracked exhaust manifolds starting around 65000 miles. Expensive to replace so I have no choice but to listen to a horrible exhaust leaks. Next is the rear axle seals first around 65000.replaced 2X. After talking to Nissan tech who is a friend apparently its a very common problem. The axle tubes tend to warp causing a leak all over tires N brakes and eventual failure of gears inrear pumpkin if not caught. Just waiting for it to happen again. Brakes have always been a problem. Every 7000 brakes N rotors R shot and need replacing. Pedal always has a mushy feel when U occasionally need to slam on the brake. Goes all the way to the floor even when brakes R good.

- Wall, NJ, USA

problem #31

Sep 022014

Titan 8-cyl

  • miles
My 2004 Nissan Titan with 81K mile has 2 cracked exhaust manifolds. Both passenger and driver sides have crack just in front of last cycle on both sides. My truck was running fine one night. The next morning my truck was sounding like it had an exhaust leak. Send my truck in to have recalls address and it was confirmed by Nissan mechanics that both sides are cracked. Was told it would be about $3000 to replace both sides. Many people have reported this issue and nothing has been done.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #30

Aug 072014

Titan

  • 89,000 miles

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

My exhaust manifold on the driver side cracked in half.

- Aromas, CA, USA

problem #29

Feb 022008

Titan

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owned a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while traveling 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated as the service engine sensor illuminated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle went into limp safe mode. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician stated that since it would take longer than two weeks to diagnose the problem it was ok for the contact to drive the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was tow to another authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the exhaust manifold cracked and the catalytic converter was on top of the exhaust manifold causing the engine to be damaged. The vehicle was repaired by the authorized dealer who replaced the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter and the engine. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Summersville, WV, USA

problem #28

Aug 042014

Titan 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The car start to loose power suddenly in the middle of the road then it shut off...... it just shuts off by it self.

- Allen , TX, USA

problem #27

Jun 172014

Titan

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road and the contact was able to restart it. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ECM relay inside the ipdm assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 10V517000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the vehicle would no longer start. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Sylva, NC, USA

problem #26

May 162012

Titan

  • 69,000 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 approximately 15 mph, a noise emitted from outside of the vehicle continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was due to a crack in the manifold gasket. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

- Crewe , VA, USA

problem #25

Mar 082014

Titan

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle did not restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ECM relay inside the ipdm assembly needed to be replaced in order to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired for the NHTSA recall campaign id number 10V517000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the failure continued to occur. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Pawtucket, RI, USA

problem #24

Feb 252014

Titan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the exhaust manifold was fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

- Grants Path, OR, USA

problem #23

Jan 172007

Titan

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that exhaust fumes were entering the interior cabin. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the manifold was cracked. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Oradell, NJ, USA

problem #22

Sep 092013

Titan

  • 100,000 miles
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
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

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