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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 9 of 9)

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problem #18

Nov 142008


  • 69,960 miles


Comment on rear-end failure: Rear differential failed leaving a gas station at 10 mph with no trailer disabling driver from having proper control of vehicle with intermittent drive/power-train capabilities and distracting popping/grinding sounds of failed components in rear differential. Upon removing rear differential internal gears found both spider gears had numerous teeth broken off while all other internal gears looked "normal". nissan1 (case/file#6346683) and my local dealer/service manager offered no warranty replacement help after it was requested. Repair from Nissan was quoted at $3,604.67 for complete axle assembly replacement and only offers a 12,000 mile X 12 month warranty! vehicle had 69,960 miles at time of defect/malfunction. Rear differential upgraded to a detroit truetrac (limited slip differential) at owners expense but to lack of confidence in the Nissan rear axle assembly/components and reported failure cases with minimum Nissan cooperation! this is a known defect that Nissan should be responsible for on all Titans. Please help!

- Black Mountain, NC, USA

problem #17

Nov 242008


  • 61,400 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Titan le with 61,400 miles and today during my light every day driving, my rear differential let go.

- Somerset, MA, USA

problem #16

Oct 012007


  • 48,000 miles
On my 2005 Nissan Titan, both of my rear axle seals failed with only 48,000 miles on the vehicle. The fluid leaks axle lubricant by the rear wheels, which gets onto the rear disk brakes, which makes the rear brakes ineffective, especially when pulling a trailer. Nissan replaced the seals, however the popular belief of the cause of this is a 1-way valve vent that allows the pressure within the axle to escape, but doesn't let air back into the axle. This occurrence causes a vacuum inside the axle, which pulls on the axle seals and causes them to age prematurely.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #15

Sep 152008


  • 35,000 miles


Rear axles seals leaking profusely, power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #14

Oct 032008


  • 81,000 miles
Basically I was slowing down to make a turn into the post office when I heard a loud, clanking-type of noise. I knew right away something was happening with the rear-end of my 05 Titan 4X4, and before I could stop it made the horrific noise about 4 more times. I fully expected to look into my rear view mirror and see parts and fluid all over the highway, but fortunately nothing like that happened. I parked the truck and a mechanic, who informed me about this site and the problems Nissan was having with rear-ends.

- Bristol, FL, USA

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problem #13

Sep 282008


  • 60,000 miles
At just over 60,000 miles, the rear differential failed!!! I have never hauled anything over 1100 lbs. I 'd purchased the truck new in 2005 and also have the tow package. I don't drive off road. My warranty was up @ 36,000 miles. The rear differential failed and  the rpms went into the "red" when I had pulled away from a stop sign. I was going only 15mph. Then the truck free spun and grabbed at a higher RPM damaging the rear differential. As I drove down the street, knocking sounds occurred. The truck will be towed on Monday to a mechanic to be repaired. This should not have happened and I could have been in a major wreck if there had not have been a shoulder to coast onto!

- Eagle Creek , OR, USA

problem #12

Sep 032008


  • 54,000 miles


Right rear axel seal failed. Grease noted on rear disc brake.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #11

Aug 192008


  • 75,000 miles
The right rear axle seal is leaking really bad to where its going down the back of the brake rotor and dripping on the rim. It has cause my brake, slip light to come one. From what I have been reading online this is happening to a lot of Titan owners. I M afraid that it will get onto my brakes and cause them not to work. I have 76K miles on my truck and had to pay to have it fixed.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

Jun 262008


  • 60,000 miles
Bought used 2005 Titan from car lot with 58K miles. Drove less than 2K miles and both seal are leaking and it is going to cost a fortune to repair. This should not happen at this mileage.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #9

Jul 112008


  • 18,000 miles
Axle seals are leaking causing grease to cover the rear brake assembly resulting in a safety concern due to reduced brake power. Brakes are warping again! manufacturer has issued a tsb but a recall should be directed.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 062008


  • 45,000 miles


2005 Nissan Titan rear end seals leaking at 45K. Oil getting on brakes and causes a safety issue.

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #7

Jun 292008


  • 34,175 miles
I observed a leaking rear seal on the driver's side of my trucks rear axle. The vehicle is currently at the dealer getting a new differential. The service technician stated it was differential fluid. The differential gets too hot and the pressure of the heated liquid forces the seal at the end of the axle to fail. The service technician stated that a new differential had been designed to fix this problem and would be installed on my truck when the new parts arrived. This slick fluid could have impacted braking on this truck due to the rear disc brake rotors being exposed. I caught the leak early and no fluid had contacted the rotors.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #6

Jun 152008


  • 35,000 miles
Rear axle seal leak.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jun 072008


  • 45,600 miles
Axle seals leaking premature.

- Streator, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 042008


  • 39,000 miles
At 39,000 miles rear end seal and bearing were replaced for the second time. The first time was 11/06 at 18,000 miles. The parts were replaced under warranty. The warranty expires @ 60,000 miles. At that time I will be responsible for the $350 repair.

- Lecanto, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 162007

Titan 8-cyl

  • 64,030 miles
Rear differential failure.

- Stanville, KY, USA

problem #2

May 212008


  • 41,220 miles
Rear axle seals have failed on my 2005 Nissan Titan. The first time at 41,000 miles (August 07). Dealer replaced seals under warranty. They failed again in May 2008 at 56,000 miles. This time the leak soaked the parking break shoes with oil. I was warned by the dealer that the parking break may be ineffective while I waited for parts to be ordered. Luckily the leak was caught before the rear disc brake pads were soaked. Dealer replaced bearings, axle spacer, snap ring, breather, parking brake shoes, and a gasket under warranty.

- Cortland, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 102005

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought a car on 08/06/2005 the sales person told me that it was a purchase and he ask me to sign the blank forms and they were supposed to fill them up and send them to my home address when I received the papers I never checked the information. I have been paying till now but now I tried to talk to the sales person to check my car he told me that I had to pay because I had a lease that was why I called to the Nissan motor acceptance corporation and they did not have any information about me they only had information about santos romero. That is why I want to cancel this lease agreement because I didn't want to lease a car I wanted buy a car and they lied me.

- Houston, TX, USA

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