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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 1 of 5)

problem #82

Apr 152012

Titan

  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the rear of the vehicle seized suddenly and without warning. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was advised that the rear differential failed. The contact stated that the rear seal was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 98,000.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #81

Dec 272011

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 70,123 miles
Had a bad sound coming out of front tire area. Noticed grey oil the following day on my garage floor. 70,123 miles on it. Took my '05 Titan to my service guy. Said the front differential is completely gone. Got it repaired yesterday, $2100....looked online and saw folks with the same issues, many folks! seems to me Nissan should own up to this being an issue with these model year trucks and correct the problem (ie recall) before its a major accident for someone. My mechanic noticed that the part number was superseded by another number, most likely meaning that Nissan knows of the issue and that's their way of "correcting" the issue. Only issue Nissan, consumers pay for the issue. Makes me want to re-think about purchasing another Nissan product, I have two presently.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #80

Aug 062011

Titan

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact was traveling uphill at 25 mph when the rear passenger side tire seized. The contact was able to get the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the rear differential failed. The dealer also advised that the failure was a common failure on the particular year and model. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Fall City, OR, USA

problem #79

Jun 182011

Titan

  • 72,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, he noticed that the rear end was shaking excessively. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that the rear end differential had failed. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were approximately 72,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #78

Feb 052011

Titan

  • 49,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, there was a sudden jolt and a clunking noise which caused the vehicle to stall and would not move. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the spider gear in the rear differential had broken. The contact called the dealer who referred him to the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 49,500.

- Greenville, WI, USA

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problem #77

Aug 262010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician replaced the rear differential. The repair expense was partially covered under the service warranty and the owner was responsible for the difference. Recently, there was failure with the exhaust system. The vehicle was being repaired, and the contact was unaware of the extent of the repair. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. Updated 01/13/11 updated 01/24/11.

- Spring Creek, NV, USA

problem #76

Jun 162010

Titan

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact was reversing from a driveway at relatively low speeds when the rear differential failed. The vehicle was not drivable. The dealer advised the entire differential unit would need to be replaced at the contacts expense. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 40,000.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #75

Jan 082010

Titan

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. Contact stated he was driving 25 mph when he heard a noise and the vehicle began vibrating excessively. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic who stated that the rear differential failed. The vehicle is still being diagnosed. The contact has not called the manufacturer. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Aurora, IL, USA

problem #74

Dec 132009

Titan

  • 78,000 miles
I was driving down my street at approximately 15 mph and as I went around a turn I heard a loud "pop" and then a thumping noise. The truck made the thumping noise every time that I went around a corner. The mechanic said that the rear differential spider gears blew out. This is a common problem on Titans and should be corrected by Nissan.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #73

Dec 122009

Titan

  • 89,000 miles
Rear differential leak - both sides.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

problem #72

May 242009

Titan

  • 72,000 miles

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

There are no events leading up to the failure. The rear differential went out on my 2005 Nissan Titan, in order to repair the part, I had to buy an "entire" new rear differential (because this of course happened out of warranty). I was told the part that needed to be repaired is actually a very small part of the differential, but I had to pay $4000 to get the entire thing replaced. I would like to state that I am very very glad that this did not happen while I was driving on the freeway. I was only doing about 15 mph when it went, and it felt like I got hit by a mack truck!!!!! I have been searching the internet to see how often this is happening and it seems to be happening alot! someone should check into this before someone gets seriously injured or killed!

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #71

Jul 102009

Titan

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the differential failed. There were no recalls and the manufacturer refused to assume liability for any repairs because the warranty recently expired. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were less than 66,000.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #70

May 212008

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 54,700 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. While the vehicle was parked, the contact found oil on the rim, brakes, and rear tires. He was informed by a mechanic that there was a leak on the differential from the seal. The current mileage is 55,000 and failure mileage was 54,700. Updated 7/3/08 updated 07/24/08.

- Bushkill, PA, USA

problem #69

Apr 112008

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
At 64,000 miles, the rear differential blew up on me. The warranty expired at 60,000. The bad thing about it is it is costing me $3,600 to get it fixed. Nissan would not help me with this problem. I just pulled off the highway, if this failure happened to me on the highway, I probably would not be on this website right now. It felt like I was rear-ended by a mac truck! and I was only driving 15mph. This is a very serious problem. Even if they take care of my problem, there many Titans and armadas on the road.

- Lackawanna, NY, USA

problem #68

Mar 262008

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,518 miles
Complete failure of rear differential @ 34,000 miles.

- North Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #67

Apr 202007

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,354 miles
The rear differential has failed 3 times. Nissan refused to pay for the 3 rear end. This cost me $2,900 plus towing. There have been 6 braking failures. I have paid for the last 3 brake jobs. In one case the front brakes fell out on the ground. Nissan did not cover this this cost including the tow. To date this truck has cost me over 4000,00 and at least 60 day of down time.

- Happy Valley, OR, USA

problem #66

Jan 102008

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,100 miles
At almost 60,000 miles truck rear started making intermittent clanking sound, took to local mechanic and was informed that the rear end has failed metal particles found in oil. Contacted Nissan dealer and said to bad warranty is over I will have to pay to get replaced.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #65

Feb 142008

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
Rear end went on my 2005 Nissan Titan costing almost $4000 to have replaced. I do not drive off road, only tow a 3500lbs boat 1/2 a mile twice a year.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #64

Jan 242008

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,507 miles
I took my vehicle in for a maintenance service when the dealership informed me of the troubled rear differential.

- Walkersville, MD, USA

problem #63

Sep 292007

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Towing 5000 lbs trailer for 15 hours. Rear differential failed and locked up in a turn. After that the vehicle could not make any turns faster than about 2 mph safely while the differential was locked. Vehicle is at the dealer having the rear differential replaced under warranty.

- Troy, MI, USA

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