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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,770 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan engine problems

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Feb 032010


  • 76,000 miles


2/3/10: 2005 Nissan Titan breaks down on hwy 71 at the light right before the entrance to the airport. My 120 lbs fiancÉ has to work to push the truck out of the lane with cars racing by at 60 mph with our 8 month old daughter. 2/4/10: Engaged terry wisdom with maxwell Nissan in round rock and he worked to have my ECM relay switched out and charges $340.06 for the repair.12/29/10: Received recall notice advises to contact Nissan dealer. 12/30/10: - engaged service advisor at maxwell Nissan in rr about the recall and their recent work in February. She advised I have to call into Nissan's 800 numbers in order to move forward with the recall. She offers minimal assistance with bridging that gap. I asked her to have her supervisor engage. Supervisors calls back and advises that I have call into Nissan's 800. Provides documents, I ask for assistance? and states his dealerships can not get involved. I should have "consider Toyota or Ford with my purchase" but my issues are with a Nissan. Contact Nissan North America – kala advises to go back to the dealership to have the part re-replaced due to the service took place in Feb and this recall states anything before November has to also be replaced. File # 7042010 – engage GM for maxwell Nissan and I inform him of the history with this issue and customer service experience I've received with his service department. "have I considered going to back to the dealership where I purchased the truck from" compares my experience to his dell hard drive crashing. I advised that my check for service if February was cut to his dealership and for assistance with the engagement, he would not. I advised that I was going to post my experience on youtube or facebook, "if you do, do not come back to this dealership!" service advisor manager – "it is sad to see our society come to the point of having to use social media"

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 222010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. When the contact turned on the ignition, the engine began trembling and turned off. The contact was unable to turn it back on. The vehicle was towed to an authorize dealer where it was stationed. The technician stated that the battery and ipdm assembly needed to be replaced. The contact was informed that his vehicle was not included in recall 10V517000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Wausau, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 152006


  • miles
Crack in the exhaust manifold on a 2005 Nissan Titan.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #4

Aug 212010


  • 107,000 miles


Ok I have a 2005 Nissan titian I bought from [xxx]in little rock very good guy, its a 4WD never been in the mud not once well just yesterday I pulled out to follow my friend [xxx] to subway when I did my whole truck jerked and made a loud pop then everytime I turned it made the same noise and when I drove to the shop with it was bouncing my whole tailgate up and down... come to find out that my rear end burned up in my truck and was going to B about as much money to put a new engine in to get it fixed.... I have never seen a rear end go out on a truck that's practically new with only 100K miles on it... very disappointed will not being buying another titian again ima stick with Toyota. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Wynne, AR, USA

problem #3

Jul 252010


  • 29,000 miles
Design flaw on Nissan Titan due to exhaust leak which will then burn the electrical wiring and the truck will stop all of sudden with lost of power and brakes, which may cause accidents. We were on our way back from camping trip with travel trailer in tow. On interstate 81 near wilkes barre, pa...we were going 65 mph and all of a sudden the vehicle engine stopped, we had a lost of power and brakes and had to cripple towards the shoulder and couldn't start the engine again. What caused this failure is the tail pipe came loose due to rust and the heat from the exhaust burned the electrical wiring that was placed alongisde the exhaust causing the engine computer to malfunction. We had to pay $1,300 to get the vehicle repaired not including one night hotel stay and renting a car back home because the part was not available for a few days and having to drive back up to pick up the truck with the travel trailer and bring them all back home. The distance is 156 miles from where it broke down to where we live. I believe there's a design flaw that could be dangerous. This is not the first time it happened, service manager in wilkes barre acknowledged several other Titans with the same problem when there is an exhaust leak as well as our local Nissan service manager acknowledged the same. Nissan should have protected the wiring in the exhaust area with heat shield of some sort. Exhaust leaks over time, it's the nature of the exhaust but it should not require customers to pay $1,300 to get the electrical system repaired. I have reported this to Nissan Consumer Affairs asking for assisting in the repair cost due to design flaw, they declined assistance indicating that it is my negligence that the tailpipe separated from the muffler. No other cars on the road with a dangling tailpipe needs to have electrical wirings replaced because of that, it's because they don't run the wirings parallel to the exhaust.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 182010


  • 95,403 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated while attempting to start the vehicle, the vehicle was hesitant to start. The dealer performed a diagnostic on the vehicle and found that the intelligent power distribution model (ipdm) was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage was approximately 95,403.

- Dalton , GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 062010

Titan 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
My Titan, as I'm driving hesitates, or momentarily cuts response, and my engine stalls and turns off, I have since then found out that my ipdm was the responsible component for such happens twice a day at ungiven times, I replaced the ipdm and have had no problems.

- Houston, TX, USA

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