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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,051 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan electrical problems

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Jan 012007


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the air bags failed and the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 06V459000 (electrical system); however; the repair did not correct the failure. The dealer diagnosed that the air bag wire was loose, but the wire repair did not correct the failure. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle again and determined that the air bag wiring harness assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #36

Jun 012016


  • 114,000 miles
Nissan previously issued a recall dealing with the wiring harness issue, #06V459000 to reroute and change the wiring cover. This affects the airbags and the operation of the seat belts, as well as the audio system. The airbag light is flashing and the rear passenger door speaker doesn't work. The recall was just a temporary cover up of the problem. The issue came up again and they refuse to fix it, wanting to charge upwards of $1000 to replace the wiring harnesss, a problem they are already aware of. The recall did not fix the problem, only a temporary cover-up.

- Waller, TX, USA

problem #35

May 132016


  • 145,000 miles
Lost power to vehicle while driving, power steering, brakes, etc. Narrowly avoided accident. Gas gauge indicated a quarter tank of gas when it was actually empty. Contacted Nissan, they said there was recall for this for the year make and model, but my VIN was not included in the recall.

- Guilford, VT, USA

problem #34

Mar 202015


  • 155,000 miles


While driving on a highway at approximately 55 mph, my engine stalled. I lost all engine power to my truck, with no error codes, no check engine light. I had to place my truck in neutral while at speed in traffic in the left lane and coast to a safe location on the right shoulder. During this time, I had no power steering or power brakes. After I safely stopped on the shoulder, I tried to restart my engine. My engine would not start. Approximately one month prior to this incident, my truck had intermittently stalled while stopped, with an error code that pointed to an ineffective catalytic converter. I had my mass air flow sensor replaced, my ECM relay replaced, and my catalytic converter replaced, at a cost of ~ $5000 total. I am now told the intelligent power distribution module is likely the culprit for all of these problems, which will cost me another $700 to replace. In researching previous recalls, there is an existing recall for the ECM relay, but not the ipdm module. It appears in other Titan forums that several other people have suffered from the same issue.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #33

Jan 292015


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that there was a strong odor of fuel present. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Herriman, UT, USA

problem #32

Sep 052012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
While driving down the highway the truck stalled and lost all power. After getting to the shoulder of the highway, the truck still had battery power and wanted to crank to start but acted like it wasn't getting gas. After calling around we determined thru a Nissan service advisor that we should try filling the tank with gas, even though I was telling him it read between a quarter and half a tank. After putting in 5 gallons and turning the key and cranking it a few seconds, it started right up. It has done this at various times since this first occurrence and continues to vary. I now have to keep no less than half a tank of gas at all times or I will suddenly lose power and have to pull off. Nissan has a voluntary safety recall campaign 2005-2009 armada and Titan fuel gauge inaccuracy, campaign id#R1010 & NHTSA#10V-074, but say that it does not include my VIN. I have tried repeatedly to ask Nissan how this safety campaign does not affect my vehicle if it too has the same problem, as I've been told its the fuel sending unit which is what this recall campaign covers.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #31

Aug 092014

Titan 8-cyl

  • 236,000 miles


Nissan replaced the ECU relay and front fan they installed a jumper fuse into the ipdm and now vehicle shuts down while driving now the vehicle wont even turn over. The battery was drained now charged when I turn the ignition I get zero response from the starter as if the ipdm was blown. The truck shut down while driving like 10 - 20 within a 5 mi trip to get back home.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #30

Jun 132012

Titan 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number 06V459000 (electrical system) but the parts needed to complete the repair were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 106,000.

- Weld, ME, USA

problem #29

May 012012

Titan 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I received a recall notice (recall 06V-459) from Nissan approximately 4 years ago regarding the wiring harness being defective. The original notice did not mention that it would require service only if the airbag light was on or flashing (which it was not). I brought my vehicle in for the recall (at kelly Nissan of lynnfield MA), not knowing this and they simply taped the wiring harnesses after inspection and recorded the recall serviced on the Nissan Titan and most likely charged Nissan of North America for parts and labor for a harness replacement. At 65,000 miles I started to get the airbag sensor light on my dashboard flashing constantly. I researched the flashing code from the sensor and it turns out to be related to the passenger side wiring harness. As recently as 2 weeks ago I received what I thought was another recall notice from Nissan of North America which clearly stated this time " if the red airbag warning lamp is illuminated - please contact your dealership immediately for repairs", after scheduling another appointment with the same dealership that did the original recall and bringing the vehicle in they told me that the recall had already been done and the was no other action that could be performed without a charge to me. The vehicle has never been in an accident as I am the original owner. I find it difficult to believe that if a vehicle has a recall and parts are replaced that the same failure will occur with the replaced parts, hence my conclusion that the actual work was never performed only recorded as such against the vehicles (VIN). Any help you could provide would be appreciated. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #28

Jan 122011


  • 115,000 miles
Took my truck to the dealership several times and told them that my manual shifter was intermittent. They said they could not find anything wrong with it. But when I left the dealership it was not working. It finally stop working at all. Took it back to the dealership and they found a broken ground wire. The cost of the part $413 labor $375. I did not get it repaired because of the cost. I went online and researched it and found it for $253 and putting it in would be easy for myself. After a couple of hours on research on how to install this, I came across several sections of people with the same problem. Come to find out Nissan is aware of this problem. Being that over time shifting gears made the wires break. How is it that certified repair centers don't keep up on these problems. I spent a lot of time going back and forth to the dealership. And why isn't Nissan covering the problem. I'm very disappointed in Nissan for this and has made me change my mind about my next vehicle purchase.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #27

Dec 012012


  • 68,000 miles


My 2005 Nissan Titan is exhibiting the failures as outlined in Nissan NHTSA recall campaign 06V459000 (electrical system / wiring harness) and NHTSA recall campaign 10V074000 (fuel system / fuel gauge system). After reporting my issues to my local Nissan dealer and Nissan Consumer Affairs, I was told my VIN was not included in either recall campaign. Nissan Consumer Affairs finally gave me a case number and told me to have my local Nissan dealer diagnose the truck and provide the written diagnosis and cost estimate to a Nissan Consumer Affairs specialist. After paying $85 for a diagnosis, the local dealer confirmed in a written diagnosis and estimate, that my truck was experiencing the same failures that the 2 recalls cite and that my truck needed the same remedies as outlined in the recalls. After providing this information to the Nissan Consumer Affairs specialist, Nissan declined to cover my repairs stating that my VIN was not included, I did not have a complete history of Nissan servicing my vehicle and that my vehicle was outside the limited warranty term. I knew my truck was outside the warranty term, my truck needs to be included in the recall campaign, which has nothing to do with warranty. Nissan is negligent in not including my truck in the recall. I have seen this same complaint from numerous others in my same situation, on this website and other online forums. The recall needs to be expanded as they obviously are not covering all vehicles affected by the failures cited.

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #26

Sep 022012


  • 50,000 miles
Prior to leaving for a trip I stoped by the dealership that I bought the truck from informed me that the exhaust was broken due to rust I was also told that there was no issue with driving it to nc from ct on the way back from nc the trailer lights failed and I started receiving slip ABS brake and 4WD lights on my dash. I return the truck to the dealership and was told that the exhaust had melted the wiring harness where it had broke/rusted. I spoke to another dealership and was told this was a common issue where the wiring harness would melt when the exhaust brakes/rusts... I was also told that they had seen some where the whole tail lamp had melted.

- North Stonington, CT, USA

problem #25

Apr 132012


  • 107,455 miles
This vehicle has more common failures than any I have seen. Both of the rear leaf spring shackles rotted out. The rear axle seals are now leaking. In 6 months I have replaced 2 oxygen sensors and now for the 2nd time I am replacing the evap canister control valve. Nissan seems to ignore all of these issues and has redesigned many of these problem areas in newer models however does not own up to fixing the issues on vehicles that are on the road.

- Farmington, CT, USA

problem #24

Apr 032012


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The vehicle was included and repaired in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number 06V459000 (electrical system). The air bag light illuminated on the instrument panel after the repair. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The technicians stated that the wiring harness would have to be replaced. The contact stated that the repair was performed previously under the recall, but the wires were not rerouted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they would not assist with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Watertown, NY, USA

problem #23

Mar 052012

Titan 8-cyl

  • 121,000 miles
Driving North on the highway @ 70mph, vehicle backfired and engine shut down, no power steering or brakes. Moved vehicle off the highway, cranked but would not start. Left vehicle for the day and returned and replaced a recalled (but known good replacement) ECM relay and vehicle started and ran correctly but showed ses light and code showed P0335 crk pos sensor. This vehicle had a catastrophic failure while driving which represented a serious hazard to both the driver and surrounding vehicles should the driver has panicked in this situation and heavy traffic. To date the vehicle is a Nissan facility and still has not been repaired at great expense and inconvenience to the owner.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #22

Jan 112012

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,959 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the airbag warning light was illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 06V459000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the failure was caused by the failure of the wiring harness. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The contact was concerned that the airbags could possibly deploy without warning due to the failure of the wiring harness. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,959 and the current mileage was 72,006. Updated 03/23/12 updated 04/09/12

- Groveport, OH, USA

problem #21

Jan 292012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while in park, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the mechanic confirmed that the air bag wiring harness needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised the contact, his VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 06V459000 (electrical system).the vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000 and the current mileage was 120,300. Status update 04/25/12

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #20

Feb 102012

Titan 8-cyl

  • 97,800 miles
ABS computer malfunctioned causing the 4 wheel drive harness to over heat, 4 wheel drive harness has melted and won`T engage 4 wheel drive, it also effected the air bags light on dash to flash and passenger air bags to shut off.

- Huntington, NY, USA

problem #19

Sep 012011

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The actuator in the vehicle makes clicking noise in dash after turning the ac/heat from off to on or after shutting the vehicle off.

- Chillicothe , OH, USA

problem #18

May 292009

Titan 8-cyl

  • miles
Rear axle seals, locks, & gaskets need to be replaced and the dealer is charging approx. $800 to fix the problem. The oil is leaking onto the wheels from the axle problem. The switch for the driver controlled windows is out and the air pressure light comes on almost 80% of the time. The driver seat belt appears to jam and won't come undone or latch on most of the time.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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