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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,116 miles

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2006 Nissan Titan drivetrain problems

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2006 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #30

Jan 152010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 53,200 miles


Rear axle seal failure. Oil from the leak spilled onto brakes causing right rear brake failure.

- Sequim, WA, USA

problem #29

Mar 202010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
2006 Nissan Titan rear axel seals leak gear oil into rear brake system.

- Batesville, MS, USA

problem #28

Mar 172010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 122,000 miles
2006 Nissan Titan. Normal driving, the rear wheel seal on the right side is leaking fluid again at 122K miles. This will be the second time that it has to be replaced.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #27

Oct 232009


  • 56,000 miles


I have a 2006 Nissan Titan and just before 60,000 miles the rear end failed. I was on the highway doing about 65mph. The rear started to make noise so I pulled off the road to take a look. When I looked under the truck there was differential fluid all over the rear of the truck and under. So I called a tow truck. When the tow truck arrived I pull my truck up to the flat bed, when the tow truck driver went to pull my Nissan up on the flat bed the rear end was locked up, I had it in neutral at the time. I started my truck and put it in drive and there was a loud noise, I looked under the truck to notice my drive shaft had fallen off and was on the ground. This was very upsetting, I just kept thinking what if I had the music on or something and didn't hear the noise when I did. If this had happened at highway speeds I could have been killed. A locked up rear end or a drive shaft falling off at high speeds is a very serious safety issue. I have done some research on this matter and found that this is not an isolated incident. There are quite a bit of people having this same issue. I love my truck and have taken very good care of it, did all my required services. When this happened I still fell under the 60,000mile powertrain warranty, I had about 56K at the time, and they replaced the entire rear end assembly. I would assume that Nissan is aware of this issue, due to the number of complaints that I have found, and should do something about it before someone is killed.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #26

Jan 152010


  • 52,500 miles
Yoke seal leaking in rear differential

- Wolf Creek, MT, USA

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problem #25

Dec 092008


  • 35,200 miles
2006 Nissan Titan le rear end started making roaring noise, took it to dealer. Turned rotors, (85% on them) continued to make noise. Drove it for several weeks, it got louder. Took it back to dealer, service advisor stated gears, and bearings defected, replaced rear end under warranty.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #24

Apr 192007


  • 30,000 miles


Rear differential failure. Can cause vehicle to loose traction. Did not in my case. Gears were replaced under warranty at about 30K miles.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #23

Sep 232009


  • 54,290 miles
Rear axle seal failed leaking oil on the brakes.

- North Little Rock Ar, AR, USA

problem #22

Aug 132009


  • miles
There was not a crash, but there was a problem that could have led to one. The rear axle seals leak on almost all Nissan Titan pickup trucks. I've had mine replaced 3 times in 75,000 miles. When this happens, oil from the axle covers the rear brake rotors, affecting braking ability.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #21

Aug 152009


  • 60,000 miles
2006 Nissan Titan rear axle seal leaked and need replacement after 60K mile. I know of 4 other titian owners that had the same problem. Nissan should have a recall to fix this problem based on how widespread the axle seal leak is.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #20

Apr 292009


  • 53,675 miles


Routine inspection of rear axle revealed axle seal leak on passenger side. Left rear axle seal blew out and leaked differential fluid. Differential fluid leaking on rear brake rotors which could cause brake failure, which was a major safety concern to me. At time of failure at 53675 miles no suspension modifications had been done to vehicle. Also, the rear differential oil will slowly leak and cause the rear differential to lose fluid and fail. Nissan replaced spacer axle (43070-7S200), bearing (40210-7S210), and seal (43252-7S200). As this seemed to be a very common problem with the Nissan Titan, Nissan should address this issue and offer a permanent fix so weould not be faced with the safety issue in the future.

- Leesville, LA, USA

problem #19

Aug 182009


  • 34,000 miles
Rear axle seal failure, leaks oil onto rear brake rotor. Causing poor braking.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #18

Sep 092009


  • 53,300 miles
Axle seals failed at 51,000 then at 53,100 and 53,300...Nissan is replacing the rear end (whatever parts that includes) front differential failure at 51, 000 the warrantied differential would not work with the truck on the ground but worked on the lift...what a pos....axle seals 7/31,9/4,9/9 waiting for rear end.

- Sandown, NH, USA

problem #17

Sep 042009


  • 51,000 miles
2006 rear axle seals major failure at 51,000 miles and again less than 2000 miles later. Same seal.

- Sandonw, NH, USA

problem #16

Aug 232006


  • miles
2006 Nissan Titan, rear axle seal leaking onto brake parts.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #15

Apr 152009


  • 30,000 miles
I have owned a 2006 Nissan Titan since March 17, 2006 and have had a severe rear axle leak two times in less than 32,000 miles. The first leak was due to a faulty left side axle seal and was replaced under warranty. The latest leak, which was communicating differential oil over the entire underbelly of the truck including the exhaust system and rear brake rotors was determined to be a faulty pinion seal which was repaired under warranty. I am afraid that this will be a recurring issue that may have potential for fire or unsafe vehicle operation due to oil reaching the brake rotors and the exhaust system.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #14

May 102009


  • 12,500 miles
Rear axle seal failed: 1. noted oil on rear wheel. 2. I am told that many failures have occurred. 3. Agency replaced the part at no cost; vehicle was in shop 2 days.

- Malibu , CA, USA

problem #13

Apr 142009


  • 85,600 miles
I have a 2006 Nissan Titan and been having problems with the rear drive axles leaking differential fluid. I had the first problem happen around November of last year. My right hand side of the axle was leaking so I replaced the seal, spacer, and bearing on that one side only. Now, my left side axle started to leak around April. I started to notice when my rear brakes started smoking while driving down the highway. I've had my vehicle parked since then and in the process of replacing the seal on it.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 292009


  • 25,000 miles
Rear axle seal failure. I noticed a driver-side rear seal leak yesterday (7/29/2009). Rear seal is leaking differential fluid over rear brakes causing hazard of a brake failure. The vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Titan king cab xe 2X4 with approximately 25000 mi. Vehicle was purchased new in 2/2007 from dealer. Vehicle has never towed or been off-road. This is a safety concern due to a low mileage vehicle with no abuse having a mechanical failure that could affect a safety feature such as the brakes.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 022009


  • 63,000 miles
Faulty rear axle seals on a 2006 Nissan Titan could cause rear end failure at speed or lack of braking ability of the rear brakes.

- Cranberry Twp., PA, USA

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