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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,218 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan drivetrain problems

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #54

Oct 092009


  • 62,000 miles


Rear end failure in 05 Titan at 62K.

- Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

problem #53

Sep 232009


  • 66,800 miles
Rear end failure in 2005 Nissan Titan. There were no events leading up to the failure. A popping sound started coming out of the rear end of my truck. Upon looking for problem noticed rear seal on driver side had failed. Took the truck to dealership and was informed I needed a new rear end which cost $3400 being it had 66,000 miles on it. Waiting on Nissan for an answer on a complaint I made.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #52

Oct 012009


  • 68,000 miles
Rear differential failure at 68,000 miles with normal driving and occasional light towing (3500 lbs travel trailer). I detected a worsening whirring sound coming from the rear differential. Dealer recommends complete replacement of rear axle assembly and further states the vehicle is unsafe to operate in it's present condition.

- Tulare, CA, USA

problem #51

Oct 012009


  • 40,000 miles


I have a 2005 Nissan and the rear axle seals are leaking so bad I probably ruined it and there is oil all over the brakes!

- Canonsburg, PA, USA

problem #50

Aug 242009


  • 58,160 miles
Parking brake failed to work due to rear differential oil leaking onto brake components from leaking rear axle seals. Rear axle seals were replaced; old seals are not available.

- Bloomer, WI, USA

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problem #49

Sep 032009


  • 58,400 miles
Rear axle seal leaking and wetting of disc brake component at 58,000 miles.

- Pelham, NC, USA

problem #48

Aug 252009


  • 68,250 miles


During visit for oil change and tire rotation, a service center pointed out that the driver's side real axle shaft seal was leaking. Took it to the dealer and was informed that since the vehicle had 68,000 miles on it, the repair would not be covered by warranty. The back-side of the rotor was saturated with differential fluid. Additionally, the emergency brake shoes were completely saturated with differential fluid, reducing the ability of the parking brake to hold the vehicle. Took vehicle to service center for repair which included replacement of the axle shaft seal, axle shaft bearing, axle shaft bearing spacer, and parking brake shoe & lining. It should also be noted that the rear pinion seal failed at 16,700 miles and was replaced under warranty.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #47

Jan 062009


  • 67,000 miles
2005 Nissan Titan rear axle seals and differential failure. The rear differential failed on my Nissan Titan about 7 months ago. Now I'm having problems with the rear axle seals leaking. According to the local dealers this seams to be a common problem with all Nissan Titans from 2004-2007 with the seals and differentials breaking down.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #46

Jul 182009


  • 77,000 miles
Rear axel seal leaking on to the rear brakes and soaking the brake pad in oil. Also the rear differential is leaking in several spots.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #45

Jul 162009


  • 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

problem #44

Jul 102009


  • 57,000 miles


1. there were no know events apparent before the failure. 2. rear axle seal has failed on my 2005 Nissan Titan le 4X4 at 57,000 miles. Axle lube is everywhere on drivers side rim, tire and brake components. There is also noticeable blow by on the tailgate and I'm sure lube has been dissipated to vehicles that have been behind me on the highway. This will lead to a failure of brake effectiveness and vision issues with following vehicles. 3. I am in the process of getting the truck in the shop to fix the problem.

- South Euclid, OH, USA

problem #43

Jun 192009


  • 36,600 miles
Took 2005 Nissan Titan pickup with 36,600 miles to dealer for rear axle seal leak. This is a huge problem with Nissan!! this happens regularly. Dealer replaced, bearing, spacer, snap ring, seal under power train warranty. 5 years or 60,000 mi. This is a huge problem !! I think they should offer a long extended warranty for free to Titan owners!!

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #42

Apr 152009


  • 65,500 miles
Rear axle seal leak, had to replaced seal and rear brakes.

- Lake Ozark, MO, USA

problem #41

Jun 112009


  • 66,000 miles
I noticed a knock when I was taking hard left turns. Tried driving it to work a few days later and on my way in to work (another left turn) I heard a loud pop almost like I hit a pot hole or something, but there was nothing on the road. That night on my way home(approx. 1 mile) took my final left turn - loud cracking noise and tires squealed-also slipped out of gear completely for a few seconds. Mechanic said the spyder gears in the rear diff. Have lost their teeth. Nissan will only sell the whole diff. Which costs $2000 plus tax and labor. Not cool. There were no accidents or property damage only because I was in my condos driveway and there were no cars in the parking lot.

- Lake Ozark, MO, USA

problem #40

Jun 012009


  • 61,500 miles
2005 Nissan Titan SE 4X4 offroad pkg, rear differential failure. Estimated $3500-$4000 for new rear end. Was told by parts department that none where in country and has been on back order for weeks and won't expect it for some time.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #39

Apr 202009


  • 36,000 miles
I have a Nissan Titan kingcab 4X4 with 36,000 miles. It started making noises when I would turn a corner in town, this kept getting worse, and then started sounding like gears were "jumping" teeth, and the pickup would jerk when this happened. Three days latter it became extremely severe and would make a loud noise from the rearend, and jerk even with starting slowly from a start. I took it to the Nissan dealer as it was still under warranty, and they told me that the rearend was bad and needed replaced. I was also told by the Nissan dealer that 60 other Nissan dealers in the us were waiting for rearends to fix this problem also. My pickup has been in the shop for 3 weeks and the dealer can't tell me when they will have a rearend to fix it.

- Hastings, NE, USA

problem #38

May 062009


  • 47,000 miles
Was hearing the rear end humming for a little while when on May 6, 2009 my 2005 Nissan Titan's rear differential gave out in the middle of making a left hand turn in a busy intersection. Got very close to getting hit on drivers side, drivers had to maneuver around me going at least 50 mph. It kicked back in and was able to pull off the road. Continued to lock up on me afterwards, it is now in shop getting the rear differential replaced.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #37

Apr 162009


  • 71,000 miles
Rear differential binds up when cornering and sometime on straight aways.

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #36

Apr 252009


  • 49,700 miles
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 #35

Mar 272009


  • 66,648 miles
2005 Nissan Titan 66,000 miles (90% highway). Problem began 03/27/09 while making right hand turn truck began slipping and bucking on the left rear came close to accident, drove to Nissan dealer and was told by a mechanic that there have been multiple issues with the rear end differentials. After looking at the truck the whole rear end needs to be replaced (4500.00) and the front end is leaking (350.00). I have never towed anything nor been off road. This is unacceptable for any vehicle especially when you see all of the complaints. This should be a re-call.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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