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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,454 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Nissan Titan transmission problems

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #18

Aug 182011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 65,001 miles


Driving home from work when rear differential failed as I was crossing intersection.

- 99338, WA, USA

problem #17

Oct 162010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Discovered leak in the rear axle seal.

- South Daytona, FL, USA

problem #16

Jan 012007

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
To the best of my knowledge the manual shift button simply stopped working. It fails to engage the manual shifting mode for the vehicle transmission which causes excessive RPM in the 4-wheel drive low configuration. A local Nissan service dealer reviewed the issue and offered a fix that was not guaranteed to alleviate the problem. The initial fix was estimated to be approximately $500.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #15

Dec 132010

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


2005 Nissan Titan complete rear end failure. No warning just locked up while going down the road.

- Camden, TN, USA

problem #14

Jul 222010


  • miles
Brought Nissan Titan to mechanic to have brakes checked. Upon replacement of brakes found that the rear seal had failed and grease had covered the right wheel well and tire rim. Seals and bearing had to be replaced.

- Charleston, WV, USA

problem #13

Jun 182010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Titan that has had the rear end diff and axle replaced twice by Nissan at 98,000 miles Nissan discovered the rear seals leaking, and did nothing about it, I tried to secure a lawyer, the cost was astronomical, at 102,000 miles the valve body in the trans has failed, as a result I contacted Nissan North America spoke to gordon middleton, whom on behalf of nna after a sixweek discovery advised me that nna would not be able to assist me, even after promising repairing the rear seal in earlier conversation, later refused to lift a hand, costing me six weeks of car rental cost, and the agonizing pain of waiting on a decision that would never come anyway. Please assist me in this matter my 2005 Nissan Titan le is still not fixed.

- Washignton, DC, USA

problem #12

Nov 212009


  • 77,151 miles


3 years ago I bought a 2005 Nissan Titan with 350 miles on it, so a year later a problem with the rear differential came on, the warranty paid for it, now 2 years later, I am having the same problem with the rear problem, and some mechanics that I have talked to, said that I ve been lucky I haven't crushed because that kind a problem its too dangerous in a truck, it could cause a serious damage to my person or someone else.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 012009


  • 74,000 miles
Manual shift button does not work on Nissan Titan.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #10

Jul 232009


  • 73,000 miles
I just had a major rear differential failure on my 2005 Nissan Titan truck, which will cost me around $3500 to repair. I've noted on several websites that there are many owners who've had similar problems. There should be a recall on this model truck and all repairs should be paid by the manufacturer!

- Hardeeville, SC, USA

problem #9

Jul 172009


  • 72,000 miles
Rear end started clunking on turns, and within 1 day worsened to the point it hardly drove. Never bound up completely, but had it could have been deadly. There are numerous complaints about this same issue. I have it at the shop right now and was told the rear differential and axle need to be replaced. Nissan has made changes to there rear diff to help the problem, but nothing to correct original bad parts. Please help, someone will get hurt.

- Cadillac, MI, USA

problem #8

May 142009


  • 98,000 miles


The rear differential on our 2005 Titan le self-destructed last week at 98,000 miles.

- Plymouth , WI, USA

problem #7

Mar 272009


  • 66,648 miles
2005 Nissan Titan 66,000 miles (90% highway). Problem began 03/27/09 while making right hand turn truck began slipping and bucking on the left rear came close to accident, drove to Nissan dealer and was told by a mechanic that there have been multiple issues with the rear end differentials. After looking at the truck the whole rear end needs to be replaced (4500.00) and the front end is leaking (350.00). I have never towed anything nor been off road. This is unacceptable for any vehicle especially when you see all of the complaints. This should be a re-call.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #6

Feb 062009


  • 86,000 miles
Transmission cooler line leaks due to poor factory clamps. This has been reported on many other fellow Titan owners. I had to pay the dealership to fix this since the truck is not out of warranty.

- Jacksonville, FM, USA

problem #5

Nov 112008


  • 56,000 miles
Nissan failed to replace a transmission under the 60K powertrain warranty. The truck is currently at 56K miles, and has been out of use since November 11th. The vehicle falls under the North Carolina lemon law: As with other lemon laws, it is required that automobile manufacturers repurchase or replace a vehicle that has not been properly repaired within a "reasonable number of attempts". in North Carolina, this reasonable number is four attempts or if the car has been out of service waiting repair for a cumulative total of 20 or more business days during any 12-month period of the warranty. It has been out since November 11th, and they still want me to pay for the cost of the transmission when they should cover it no questions asked.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 202008


  • 32,270 miles
Rear end of truck gave out.

- Finleyville, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 272008


  • 70,000 miles
Rear axle seal leaking on my 2005 Nissan Titan with 70,000 miles. This is absurd this trucks rear axle shouldn't be leaking already. I don't even pull or haul anything heavy in this truck. Its only driving in town not off road. I was given a quote of $750 to fix the problem and the sels are only $25. Then an extra charge of $100 to replace the differential fluid. Fluid costs $7. this is an outrage and alot of people with Titans are having the same problem. The bad thing is if the leaking fluid get on the brake rotors and pads your brakes could fail causing injuries to myself, my family and other people if they were to go out.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 082005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,095 miles
(1)rear end brakes no movement while driving (2)fortunately incident happened at night with not a lot of traffic and no accident happened, however if this happened during the day it could have caused a major accident. The vehicles rear end, driving force, failed causing the vehicle to stop while driving and roll backwards while gas pedal is pressed. (3)vehicle was put into 4hi to get home, this occured Saturday night, have to wait till Monday to have vehicle towed to Nissan dealership.

- Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

problem #1

Nov 252004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
We purchased a truck from Nissan in October of 2004. It has been in the shop many times and in December of 2004, it was there over 30 days. The transmission and the rear end have both gone out, windows don't roll up and down correctly, rattling in the cab where the visor and garage door openers are held. The brake, vdc, tow, and ABS switch stay on all the time. The brakes are going out and the whole truck shimmies. Now in addition to the transmission being replaced once, it's slipping again. Nissan stated they would pay for the rental on the 30 days, but that was a lie. They socked me with an $283 bill. $181 was to fill up the tank with gas!!!!!!! there are also missing valves on the tires they themsleves took off and didn't replace and the alarm goes off by itself when no one is around. Give me a break...Nissan states this does not qualify for the lemon law. I need help in this situation.

- Garland, TX, USA

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