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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,554 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan drivetrain problems

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #22

Jul 052006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

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

Rear end failed, Nissan replaced failed rear end with same make.

- Eastrockaway, NY, USA

problem #21

May 152006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Rear end failure.

- Newton, NC, USA

problem #20

Jun 072006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,115 miles
Differential rear broke after only 7100 miles. No towing ever involved with this vehicle.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #19

May 202006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,800 miles

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

Upon pulling out into traffic from a gas station the rear differential or my 05 Nissan Titan failed. I was able to drive directly to the dealership being careful not to accelerate to fast. The spider gear failed and the entire rear axle was replaced in week.

- Greenbush, ME, USA

problem #18

May 142006

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,800 miles
I was driving down the road, when the rear-end, locked up, and there was a loud bang followed by a violent jerking motion. All I could hear was metal on metal grinding and my transmission grinding to a halt. Since the rear end has failed, the transmission has a shuddering to it between 30-35 mph and the steering has been off in the truck as well. It is hard to maintain control sometimes, and the dealer does not want to help fix the problem. The dealer has replaced the rear-end, but the shuddering and steering problems are still prevalent, and the answers I seem to be getting from the dealer is that it is my fault, my problem, and that I am looking for things for them to fix!!!!

- Lubbock, TX, USA

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problem #17

Apr 192006

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,900 miles
Rear end failed. No towing was done with this truck. Nothing user did contributed to failure. Rear end replaced. Replacement took 25 days.

- Shoreline, WA, USA

problem #16

May 062006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,400 miles

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

Was sitting on a slight uphill waiting to make a left turn into a driveway. Had 2 motorcycles in the back. Hit the gas, heard a loud clunk that shook the whole truck. Pulled into parking lot and discovered it was the diff. After that I drove it to the dealership. Anytime I turned or accelerated the diff would go clunk clunk clunk. Dealer paid up to $35 for a rental car but because I had the dirt bikes I had to pay $10/day out of pocket to rent another truck. Repairs not completed yet.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #15

Nov 282005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Started noticing a whining from the rear end, soon my "slip and ABS" lights were lighting on the dash. Dealer told me it was only a sensor and replaced my complete rear end (for a sensor?).

- Anoka, MN, USA

problem #14

Apr 042006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
I was driving my vehicle off road and light terrain went he rear differential started making noise I took truck to dealership and it is being fixed but this is the 3rd time this has happened.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #13

Mar 292006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,328 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Titan 4X4 that seems to be bugged by parts failures (gremlins as the dealer likes tp call them). The first problem (brakes) happened at about 2 weeks old or 1000 miles. The dealer immediately fixed the problem(so they said). About 1 month later the same problem occurred. Again the dealer fixed it. At about 5 months old (8000 miles) the rear end seems to fall apart. When I brought it to the dealer they said it is a common problem. That when they fix it, they will put the upgraded rear end in, which took about 2 weeks to have done. At about 7 months old (14000 miles) while on vacation in Florida, the steering column decided to fall apart, causing me to loose steering and almost crash. Now I had to bring it to a new dealer down in Florida (who did not want to take the truck in for repair, but after a long conversation with Nissan of North America took it in, for 3 weeks to fix the problem). Now after 10 months (16000 miles) of owning the truck, the rear end has broken again. It is at the dealer once again, where I was told the parts are (vor ordered) back ordered with no date of arrival. I love this truck but just don't know what to do anymore.

- Rockville Centre, NY, USA

problem #12

Mar 252006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,850 miles

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

Rear differential failure (2005 Nissan Titan, 12,800 miles) - there were very few signs leading up to the failure of the read differential. I noticed some loud thuds coming from the drivetrain as I accelerated. Then within about 0.5 miles of driving, the thuds were louder and much more frequent, and the truck was noticeably struggling to move. I immediately parked it and had it towed to the dealership. They are replacing the rear axle assembly (the damage is in the rear differential, but apparently Nissan just replaces the entire rear axle assembly). The axle assembly is back ordered for 2 weeks.

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #11

Mar 252006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
Pulled up to stop sign with no previous indication of problem. When I proceeded to turn left, the rear differential started making loud clunking noises and slipped in and out of engagement. I was able to put truck in 4 wheel drive to get it to dealership. The problem has not yet been corrected as Nissan states I need a new rear differential and they are on national back order. They can give me no estimate as to when I will get my vehicle back.

- Winlock, WA, USA

problem #10

Aug 312005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
2005 Nissan Titan. Pulling onto a highway on ramp from a stop the rear differential broke. Truck was still drivable, but by no means safe to drive. Was able to drive to dealership and drop off.

- Kingston, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 172006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,702 miles
1. was turning out of parking lot and in the middle of the turn I heard a clank, then loss of power. I regained power momentarily, but was not sure what exactly had happened. I then drove home, about 1/2 a mile, and called the dealership. The dealership then asked me to take my truck to them, about 4-5 miles away. The dealership recognized that something was wrong, but soonest available time to look at it was after the weekend. I left the truck at the dealership because I did not feel comfortable driving it the way it was then. 2. the failure ended up being the rear differential and since there has been a national back-order it has left me without transportation until the dealership could receive the parts and install them. I would not be able to get to the store to buy food. 3. the dealership ordered replacement parts for what was broken and they paid for myself to have a rental car while I wait for the parts to come in and get put in.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #8

Mar 012006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,800 miles
Rear differential failure. No warning signs. Still arguing with the dealership.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #7

Feb 152006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,432 miles
(1)rear differential failed, found metal pieces of spider gear on drain plug (2)vehicle was towed to local Nissan dealer (3)rear differential is being replaced.

- Montegut, LA, USA

problem #6

Nov 202005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Rear differential failure during normal driving. Vehicle had 9,000 miles. Upon taking a right turn a loud clank was heard by myself and passengers from the rear of the vehicle. On my way home I realized that one tire was not maintaining traction even through slow turns, and the clanking recurred every so often. Took vehicle to the dealer the next day and he agreed that rear differential would be replaced. They did an excellent job of replacing the unit in 8 days, however it was a major inconvenience to be without the car for that period.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #5

Dec 232005

Titan 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
My 2005 Nissan Titan has had a rear end failure at 12,500 miles. They cannot tell me when they can get replacement parts.

- Gallatin, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 242005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Complete rear differential failure. Children were in the truck. Very unsafe!!! had to get towed to dealership. If this had happened on the highway things could have been much worse.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 132005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Rear differential failure.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

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