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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,584 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan engine problems

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #21

Jan 012013

Titan

  • 70,000 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 exhaust manifold failed. The contact inspected the vehicle and found that the exhaust manifold tail pipe was fractured due to defective welding and caused the tail pipe to melt the rear brake wires. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 88,000.

- Saco , ME, USA

problem #20

Jul 012006

Titan

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the rear axle leaked onto the brakes and the exhaust manifold was fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the manifold needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle was previously repaired under a manufacturer's recall for the suspension. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 12,000.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #19

Oct 072011

Titan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated the vehicle began loosing power and the exhaust manifold was cracked. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and it was determined that both the left and right manifolds needed to be replaced because of a leak. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 160,000.

- Naskville, TN, USA

problem #18

Aug 152009

Titan

  • 100,000 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 while driving 60 mph, the warning light illuminated and the contact saw a crack in the manifold. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #17

Jul 012013

Titan 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
For the last year I had heard a noise that sounded like an exhaust leak. Smelled fumes inside the car. Dealer confirmed manifold was cracked, but since the car had 82000 miles on it, they would not replace it.

- Monument, CO, USA

problem #16

Jan 012006

Titan

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the interior cabin would become filled with exhaust fumes. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing and was advised that the exhaust manifold was defective. The dealer replaced the exhaust manifold but the repair did not remedy the issue. The dealer replaced the exhaust manifold five more times but the defect was not remedied. The failure mileage was 170,000. The VIN was not available.

- Taso Robles, CA, USA

problem #15

May 062013

Titan

  • 112,000 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 various speeds, the vehicle emitted a loud noise. Upon inspection, it was found that the exhaust manifold was cracked. The contact also mentioned that exhaust fumes were smelled while in the cabin. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was confirmed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #14

Jul 182012

Titan

  • 90,000 miles
Vehicle exhaust manifolds on both sides cracked.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #13

Apr 042013

Titan 8-cyl

  • miles
Exhaust manifold cracks. The exhaust manifolds on Nissan Titans are defective. It is well documented that the majority of owners of Titans have, had or will have the issue of a cracked exhaust manifold. This is a dangerous situation, as an exhaust leak could introduce carbon monoxide into the cabin area with is lethal. There are forums that this issue is discussed well in detail requiring the owner to foot the bill for replacement at a price around $2500. If you contact Nissan, they will not acknowledge that it is a defect, except in reality they know because they have made subsequent changes on newer models to address the issue. They don't want to take responsibility for earlier models. You will not know if carbon monoxide has entered the cabin and could kill you in minutes. This is a serious safety issue. A recall needs to be issued in order to save lives and make Nissan responsible for defective products. This applies not only to Titans, but armadas as well.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 152008

Titan

  • 38,000 miles
The passenger side exhaust manifold developed a crack and leaks exhaust fumes. We had the truck into the dealership several times complaining of an exhaust leak; however, the service department advised they could not locate any leaks. We had a family member, who is a mechanic, look at the truck recently and he located the crack in the underside of the exhaust manifold. This condition could leak exhaust fumes into the passenger compartment of the vehicle causing a dangerous situation.

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #11

Jan 012013

Titan

  • 68,000 miles

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

Cracked exhaust manifolds both sides. Noticed it around 60000 miles. Vehicle purchased from dennis dillon Nissan boise Idaho. Dealer has been no help as of yet even though the catalytic system has a 8/80 warranty.

- Mccall , ID, USA

problem #10

Mar 082013

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 85,910 miles
Please issue a recall for the defective exhaust manifolds for the Nissan Titans. I know that there is a warranty up to 80000 miles but my truck is over that mileage. This is a known factory defect that can be very dangerous due to exhaust leakage.

- Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

problem #9

Feb 052013

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 82,600 miles
After having ipdm module replaced (campaign number 10V517000), the ses light showed bad catalytic converters within a few thousand miles. The ipdm module failed before being replaced and it caused raw fuel to be dumped on the catalytic converters which caused them to fail. I think Nissan should be responsible for the cost of failed catalytic converters when their faulty part caused the damage. This is an expensive repair ($2,800). After looking at forums on the internet, I see many people having issues with the Titan catalytic converters and having them fail before the vehicle reaches 100K miles. I filed a complaint with Nissan and they would not help with the repair. They said the faulty ipdm would not cause cats to fail.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #8

Dec 272012

Titan 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Truck in mid 50's randomly stalls at highway speed and will not restart. All symptoms identical to every other of the many thousands of complaints of ECM/ipdm failure. Nissan claims relay for recall was changed in 2011, that we have no open recall and no other recourse other than to call Nissan America--even for just a replacement relay that costs them pennies. Nissan America says the local dealership must rectify the problem. These huge trucks are stalling at highway speed all over the country. I specifically asked my local dealer to check for this known issue the last time it happened and they kept my truck for a week and changed the battery terminals--for $400 instead of checking the $4 relay. That's retail--it costs them about a quarter. Even with the.3 hours of labor, it would have been under $90 for me at full retail. Instead, I stalled again at highway speed 3 weeks later. I do not believe for a minute that there have been no deaths directly related to this problem. How has there not been a full investigation and news reports of this frequently reported problem?

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #7

Dec 202012

Titan 8-cyl

  • 94,472 miles
Loud exhaust sound coming from the front, on both sides for the engine compartment. Due to a cracked manifold. I could also smell exhaust fumes inside. I keep the window cracked open when I drive for safety reasons, mostly when I have my wife and kids in the vehicle.

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #6

Jan 062011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Radiator began leaking and had to be replaced due to cracks/separation of plastic components.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 262012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
While driving my truck home from work, I noticed the sound of the exhaust became progressively louder. I parked the truck for the night. Prior to leaving the next morning I tried to locate the source of the increased noise. However, I noticed after starting the vehicle the noised would decrease. Therefore, I took the truck to my mechanic for diagnosis. He told me that the header on one side is cracked and the other header on the other-side shows signs of stress. Also, he explained this a common issue with the Nissan Titan and I might want to explore my repair option with the local Nissan dealership. However, after discussing this issue with the Nissan dealership, I was told there is no recall for the notorious issue and the cost of the repair is my responsibility. Upon hearing this, I decide I would lodge my complaint about this issue here.

- Lebanon, CT, USA

problem #4

Feb 062007

Titan

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while parked, the contact smelled a strong odor of radiator fluid inside of the vehicle. He also noticed a constant leak of fluid from the radiator which formed a large puddle on the ground. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times where the radiator was replaced each time. Most recent the failure recurred and the vehicle was in the process of being diagnosed by the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the malfunction. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- Powal, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 012011

Titan

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the vehicle exhausts manifold cracked due to defective material and caused the fumes to penetrate the vehicle interior. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- Butler , PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 272011

Titan

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the contact heard an abnormal ticking sound. The contact stated that the ticking sound would cease after the engine became warm. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer for the failure. The dealer advised that the exhaust manifold was cracked and needed to be replaced. The dealer did not state what caused the manifold to crack. The contact replaced the exhaust manifold. The failure mileage was 83,000.

- South Fargo, ND, USA

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