really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
36,143 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan drivetrain problems

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #40

Nov 182006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,300 miles


I have had my 2004 Titan 3 weeks and yesterday it made a clunk that I thought was something sliding in the bed. Later that evening, I pulled out of the car wash and horrible clunking started coming from the rear differential. It seems to be started when turning which leads me to think it is related to the E-lock feature of the rear differential. It is parked and undriveable until the dealer gets it towed tomorrow. It appears to have had previous rear differential problems because the stock cover has been changed to aluminum finned type and it has synthetic oil in it.

- Sheridan, AR, USA

problem #39

Sep 282006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,001 miles
Under normal driving conditions, rear differential assembly failed. Nissan dealership replaced differential assembly.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #38

Nov 112006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,010 miles
Loud noise from rear end. Dealer installed chassis ears on rear diff and heard a high pitched whine. Removed rear cover and found several small pieces metal, side gears have pits in the faces, ring and pinion gear have scratches on contact points. Dealer replaced whole rear end assembly to correct.

- Chillicothe, OH, USA

problem #37

Oct 202006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,500 miles


My entire rear axle had to be replaced at 31,500 miles on my Nissan Titan. It started howling and smoking when driving to moab. The dealer replaced the entire rear axle. Thankfully I was not at highway speeds when the rear end failed. In addition, the vehicle has had 4 sets of brakes/rotors/calipers on the vehicle and is starting to exhibit signs of needing the fix again.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #36

Oct 292006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,421 miles
I was pulling out of a parking lot onto a steet. My rear wheels spun breefly in the snow until they hit the dry pavment. A loud bang came from the rear end of my 2004 Nissan Titan. I was able to drive it back to camp. The next morning I checked the universals. They were ok. Then I proceeded to shift the trans. Back and fourth from R to D. there was a substantial amount of play and banging comming from the rear end. I removed the rear end drain plug and out poured my gears. I had it towed home today. I will contact my dealer tomorrow morning for them to pick it up. There is only 33.000 miles on my truck.

- Latrobe, PA, USA

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problem #35

Aug 112006

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,032 miles
Loud humming noise from rear differential. Developed into loud clicking noise from differential while driving. Rear differential failed, truck was towed to dealership. Rear differential replaced under warranty.

- Perris, CA, USA

problem #34

Oct 232006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,223 miles


Rear differential failure loud bang from rear end, followed by what felt like neutral then the ring and pinion caught and engaged violently due to the gear teeth engaging again. The several subsequent loud bangs as the rear end continued to self destruct.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #33

Aug 022006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,187 miles
(1) no known events preceding failure (2) both rh and LH axle seals malfunctioned causing loss of differential fluid. Close proximity to brake system. (3) required replacement buy the manufacture.

- Burlington, KY, USA

problem #32

Aug 112006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,796 miles
28,800 +/- miles total when differential blew on my 2004 Titan SE with big tow package. I was towing my weekend warrior FB2600 when the rear differential blew out under normal driving conditions. I have towed this trailer with that truck for about an average total of 3000 miles. Total trailer weight loaded approx. 9200-9600 lbs.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #31

Aug 052006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
Rear seals leaking on Nissan Titan, fluid getting on brakes.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #30

Jul 262006

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,141 miles


Rear axle replaced due to failed rear differential. Just over 20K miles.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #29

Jul 012006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,100 miles
Differential went out on my 2004 Nissan Titan. The dealership replaced the entire axle.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #28

Jul 072006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
Rear axle leaks and differential pinion seal leaking. Took to dealer and they said I needed a completely new rear axle assembly including differential.

- Yamhill, OR, USA

problem #27

Jun 232006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,100 miles
Rear end failure on a 2004 Nissan Titan. Turning a corner while under power. Dealer stated they ordered a new rear end and it is on its way to them, do not know if it covered under warranty yet.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #26

May 282006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
Rear differental

- Oakland Gardens, NY, USA

problem #25

Jan 242006

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,154 miles
Rear end failure. Replaced rear end.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #24

Nov 102005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles
Rear differential gears broken extreme grinding noise but was able to drive to dealership where rear axel was replaced.

- Lexingotn, KY, USA

problem #23

Mar 282006

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Have been hearing loud "clunk" noise generating from rear differential getting worse. Have followed maintenance intervals, I will be taking it to the dealership later today.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #22

Sep 092005

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,306 miles
Rear differential failure.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

problem #21

Nov 302004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
2004 Nissan Titan with 3 separate rear differential failures- each time was stopped at a light, stop sign, or something similar. When pulling away differential will break cause vehicle to be stranded in the middle of the intersection. Need to put in four wheel drive to get out the middle of the road.

- Kingston, NY, USA

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