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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,615 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan drivetrain problems

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 8 of 9)

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problem #38

Jan 162009

Titan

  • 30,000 miles

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

Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal.

- Belleville , IL, USA

problem #37

Aug 202009

Titan

  • 57,000 miles
Defective axle seals.

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #36

Aug 082009

Titan

  • 80,120 miles
Rear axle seals leaking on the rear brakes.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #35

Aug 252008

Titan

  • 35,800 miles

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

Column shifter causes damage to wiring harness of the manual mode transmission button. When shifting vehicle into drive, column hits wiring harness, and over time causes wiring to the transmission manual mode button to break. Once this breaks, there is no means to down shift vehicle, causing a hazard especially when traveling roads where there are elevation changes. Was able to determine the cause of the manual mode button failure by researching Nissan Titan forums (club Titan and Titan talk). Upon removing steering column shroud immediately noticed chaffing of the wiring harness, and the broken wire. Contacted Nissan, was given file number 6550464, Nissan was not concerned with this issue due to the age (currently 4 years) of the vehicle.

- Fort Huachuca, AZ, USA

problem #34

Jul 162009

Titan

  • 93,671 miles
While driving my 2005 Nissan Titan at approx. 45 miles an hour the rear differential locked up and I was fish tailing all over the road and was fortunate to have no hit someone or crashed the truck. 3rd member spit the driveline right out and now my mechanic is telling me nearly $4,000 to fix it. I only have 94,000 miles on it. Nissan should do something about this before someone gets killed.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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problem #33

May 152009

Titan

  • 55,000 miles
1. 2005 Nissan Titan. 2. rear end differential leak 3. have taken to auto repair but no repairs have been done at this point. Too expensive.

- Cleveland, OK, USA

problem #32

Jun 292009

Titan

  • 72,915 miles

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

I was pulling out of my driveway and began hearing a popping noise around the rear end. The drive shaft started spinning in the rear end gears and lost all propulsion, leaving me stranded in the road.

- Mareitta, GA, USA

problem #31

Jan 092009

Titan

  • 50,000 miles
Rear differential failure.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #30

Oct 262008

Titan

  • 34,800 miles
Rear differential failure after highway driving almost caused an accident at an exit due to unexpected lunge of vehicle after coming to a stop and continuing. Nissan claimed this was common when I took it in for repairs. The rear differential was replaced with the same type as before.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #29

May 052009

Titan

  • 49,000 miles
Nissan Titan 2005 SE 4X4 with tow package 49,000 miles. Rear end broke taking off from stop sign. Dealer is having a hard time getting a replacement. It has been at the dealer since the 5th. Talked to Nissan customer service and they don't want to help me. Truck is still under warranty.

- Loudon, NH, USA

problem #28

Apr 252009

Titan

  • 49,700 miles

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

Drive shaft ripped out of the rear differential. A small ever increasing noise coming from the rear of the truck when coasting. From the very start of the noise to complete failure was about 40-miles, but the noise was only loud enough to hear with the windows shut and radio off about 10-miles before complete failure. Truck is now at the dealership, chances are good new drive shaft and entire rear differential will be needed. It is entirely possible this failure could have caused a major accident. Had the driveshaft not ripped free from the differential, the rear wheels could have locked up, causing the truck to skid out of control.

- West Henrietta, NY, USA

problem #27

Apr 182009

Titan

  • 65,000 miles
Rt rear axle seal leak, 65K. Safety hazard, fluid leaking on hot surface.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #26

Feb 012009

Titan

  • 61,500 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Titan. The rear differential began to make strange noises so I took it to the Nissan dealership. The service tech told me it would have to be replaced at a cost of $2500. The truck had 61,500 miles on it. The dealership said the warranty was only 60,000 miles and refused to replace the part at no cost. I have called Nissan customer service and they refused also. The vehicle I purchased had a towing package installed. In my opinion, the lightweight rear axle and differential that Nissan installed on these vehicles is inadequate and therefore defective. Nissan should replace these parts at no cost to the consumer.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #25

Mar 142009

Titan

  • 44,000 miles
While commuting in my Nissan Titan, the ride became very jerky and there were loud metal on metal sounds. The vehicle also seemed to have trouble switching gears. Upon taking it to a Nissan service center, the technicians concluded the rear differential failed and will need to be replaced.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #24

Feb 102009

Titan

  • 37,000 miles
..rear axle seal leaking for a second time in about (30,000 miles first time, now 67,000 miles and leaking again)..exhaust manifold cracked (has catalytic converter attached)..4 trips to dealer to repair leak on front differential (30,000 miles).. half shaft came out while driving. (34,000 miles) truck has 67,000 miles. Nissan does not seem to care since it is out side of the warranty despite the well known issues"?"

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #23

Jan 082009

Titan

  • 61,587 miles
Just heard from my Nissan dealer, they said my rear axle seals are leaking. I read this could cause braking issues. This truck has 61,000 miles and the Nissan Titan's have been know to have faulty rear axle seals. Dealer wants me to replace, but seem where it is a safety concern that it shouldn't be my responsibility to replace especially at 61,000 miles. This should be a long term wear item.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #22

Dec 122008

Titan

  • 93,000 miles
Drivers side front differential axel fell out. This could have caused a loss of control of the vehicle. Which could of resulted in damage to the vehicle along with passengers. C clip broke has not been corrected yet.

- St.Francisville, LA, USA

problem #21

Dec 302008

Titan

  • miles
I wish I would have check this website before buying the 05 Titan. Went in for oil change and tech. Informed me of leaky seals training and play in U joint need to be replaced under warranty thank god, but after reading all of the complaints on this website I don't think I'd would have bought this truck.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #20

Dec 282008

Titan

  • 76,000 miles
Front driver side axle pulled out and destroyed the front differential.

- Washougal, WA, USA

problem #19

Dec 102008

Titan

  • 58,000 miles
Rear axle seal is leaking so bad the rear brakes are saturated.

- Columbus, OH, USA

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