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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,638 miles

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2006 Nissan Titan suspension problems

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2006 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #20

Jan 202011

Titan

  • 65,000 miles

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

2006 Nissan Titan SE king cab 4X4 offroad bigtow. The driver's side leaf spring shackle unraveled at the weld and the leaf spring shot through the bottom of the bed and created a big hole. I contacted Nissan hq to the conclusion that they will not cover the repair since I purchased the truck pre-owned w/ 44, xxx miles. This malfunction has been reported numerous times online and on the NHTSA site. It seems that Nissan is aware of the weak shackles for model year Titans 2004-2007 because they redesigned and strengthened the shackle in 2008 and up models. I had a local mechanic replace the shackles w/ 2008+ Titan shackles and plug/weld the hole.

- Porter Ranch, CA, USA

problem #19

Apr 092011

Titan

  • 95,111 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. The vehicle was parked when the contact noticed that the rear passenger side leaf spring was pierced through the truck bed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the failure was confirmed. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was told that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 95,111.

- Sugar Grove, NC, USA

problem #18

Mar 312011

Titan

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. The vehicle was parked when the contact opened the tailgate and noticed that the leaf spring had pierced through the truck bed. Upon further investigation, the contact noticed that the leaf spring was extended from the driver side rear strut tower. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was in the process of being repaired. The failure and current mileage was 58,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #17

Mar 012011

Titan

  • 102,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan xe. The contact stated that the leap spring was pushed up into the bed of the truck abnormally and causing damage to the bed liner. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the technician was not comfortable performing the repairs because additional body work would be needed. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic who advised that the rear passenger side shackle, which was holding the leaf spring, would need to be replaced. Repairs were made to the vehicle for the failure but the body damage was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000. Updated 03/24/11

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #16

Feb 262011

Titan

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the driver side rear spring shackle was fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technicians stated that the spring shackle would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer covered the cost of repairs after the contact expressed his concerns of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000. Updated 03/24/11

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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problem #15

Mar 042011

Titan

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle exhibited a loud thudding noise. The vehicle was taken home where the driver examined the vehicle and noticed that a large spring from under the vehicle pierced through the flat bed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told the passenger side rear leaf spring fractured from the suspension system and pierced through the flat bed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 94,000.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #14

Jan 022011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 32,890 miles

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

Was doing normal road driving when I heard a loud bang. Did a quick visual inspection when I had a chance to stop but did not notice anything as I was driving at night. The next day I looked once again and noticed a hump in the bed of my truck and the seems of the bed had been separated. I looked underneath the vehicle and saw that the leaf spring shackle had busted and went through the bed of the truck.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #13

Nov 102010

Titan

  • 53,000 miles
2006 Nissan Titan 4X4, while driving on trip with young daughter heard loud bang from rear of truck. Observed road for any debris I may have hit, found nothing. Performed quick inspection on side of road & saw nothing, continued trip & noticed bad ride from suspension. Reinspected after arriving home & found that one of the leaf spring shackles had snapped in two and threw the leaf spring into the bed of the truck causing a hole in the bed. The failed shackle also caused excessive pressure to the shock absorber causing it to fail also. Replaced the shackles and shocks but still have a bad rattle coming from rear end. Aarg!!!!

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #12

Nov 102010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Rear axle leak - 2006 Nissan Titan cc 4WD with 39000. Driver side rear axle seal starting leaking. Concern due to the proximity to brake/brake caliper.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #11

Oct 152010

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
I was driving the vehicle when I heard a loud noise. I thought I may have hit, or run over something, but saw nothing in or along the road. I didn't notice anything at first, and then my wife noticed a raised area of the truck bed on the driver side near the tailgate. We looked under the truck and saw that the spring shackle was broken, and the end of the spring was lodged up against the underside of the bed. I tow a 6500lb. Camper with this truck, but was not in tow at the time of the incident.

- Belvidere, NJ, USA

problem #10

Aug 262010

Titan

  • 76,000 miles

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

I have a 2006 Nissan Titan king cab 4X4. Last Thursday I heard a loud bang in the back end of my truck. I looked around and didn't really notice anything. Friday I heard more noise from the back end and made and appointment to have it looked at. Saturday was more noise, but getting much worse. Sunday I went to put something in the bed of my truck and saw a hole on the back passengers side corner with a part coming through the bed. I then got underneath my truck to find that the leaf spring had broken in half and fired a piece of my suspension through the bed of my truck. I brought it to be fixed today and the mechanic said that he had seen a lot of these with a bad weld and that I should contact Nissan because he heard they were possibly going to recall them for leaf spring. I checked online and couldn't find a recall for a bad weld on a leaf spring, but I did find thousands of other people complaining about the same thing so that is why I am filing a complaint. Hopefully Nissan does something about them like Toyota is doing because they are taking care of their faulty leaf springs.

- Wakefield, MA, USA

problem #9

Feb 212010

Titan

  • 61,500 miles
The vehicle was being driven around a turn with no load in the bed. The rear passenger side leaf spring shackle broke at the weld. Control of the vehicle was almost lost.

- Madison, IN, USA

problem #8

Nov 272008

Titan

  • 33,262 miles
2006 Nissan Titan le driverside leaf spring hanger cracked and broke sending leaf into bed floor, also making load on trailer shift and lost control. Trailer came unattached and flipped, total loss of trailer.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #7

Sep 182009

Titan

  • 31,000 miles
The rear passenger side shackle that holds the spring to the frame cracked off and sent the rear spring up through the bed of the pickup truck.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 202009

Titan

  • 31,000 miles
I have a 2006 Nissan Titan with 31,000 miles on it. The rear bracket that holds the passenger side leaf spring snapped at the bend and sent the entire leaf spring assembly through the floor of my pickup bed. I have contacted Nissan and will be dropping the truck off tomorrow. I have seen numerous complaints of this on the internet. It seems that the original shackle wasn't strong enough for normal driving. Hopefully they will replace the shackle and truck bed.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 152009

Titan

  • 45,000 miles
2006 Nissan Titan is leaking axel fluid at 45,000 miles. I'm told by other Titan owners that they had to replace the rear axel. If not, the truck can become unstable while driving. Repair shop (who does not do this type of work) states that the rear axel needs to be replaced.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

May 212009

Titan

  • 25,000 miles
The spring shackles on my 2006 Nissan Titan are defective. One broke at around 25,000 miles and the second one at around 40,000 miles. The springs shot up into the bed of my truck on both occasions denting the bed and causing me to almost lose control. I had my truck towed to a Nissan dealership the first time and had the shackle replaced and I asked if this was a common problem and inquired if I should have the other side replaced they said no it wasn't common the spring shackles on this vehicle are a serious safety risk, if they had broke while I was driving on the highway at a higher speed I would have been in a serious accident.

- Fishs Eddy, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 202009

Titan

  • 34,000 miles
Right 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 8000 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 would not be faced with the safety issue in the future.

- Oakland, ME, USA

problem #2

Apr 032009

Titan

  • 62,000 miles
The driver side rear leaf spring shackle came apart at the weld and the back of the leaf spring punched up through the bed of my truck. This happened while driving and was not accompanied by any loud noise or any indication that something had gone drastically wrong. This is a 4X4, off-road/work truck. These shackles should never break, let alone only after 3 winters. Upon further inspection, I also found that the passenger side rear leaf spring shackle is showing signs of stress and cracking. I had it towed to a Nissan dealer and was told they could not do anything for me. I called Nissan customer care and haven't heard any info from them either. I have had truck towed out of Nissan dealer and have obtained some heavy-duty aftermarket shackles which I plan to install.

- Wauconda, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 152007

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
Rear seal failure on a 2006 Nissan Titan. The seal causes leaks on the rear end.

- Fort Valley, GA, USA

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