really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
66,300 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan engine problems

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Aug 112010


  • 87,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. While test driving the vehicle, driving approximately 25 mph he heard a ticking sound in the engine compartment. The dealer advised him that the failure was normal. The contact stated that he purchased the vehicle used in August of 2010 and that the failure had occurred since the purchase date. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 87,000 and the current mileage was 94,888.

- Fulton, TX, USA

problem #8

Nov 012006


  • 26,000 miles
Failure of cracked manifold exhaust with built in catalytic converter. I have cracked 3 manifold exhaust due to the fact that Nissan did not install flex pipes in their exhaust system. It is happening on all the Titan trucks...look at the forums and my dealer has confirmed it. Exhaust is leaking into the cab area. It cost over $900 to just repair the part. They will not fix it! it is leaking straight exhaust fumes.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 152010


  • 74,527 miles
I have an '04 Nissan Titan crew cab truck. In earlier part of '09, while driving on the hwy, my engine stalled and went out. Basically I was just rolling on the hwy unaware that the engine went out. I realized my engine went out when I couldn't accelerate or decelerate, and my steering was difficult to handle. The engine wouldn't start after that. It sounded like it would crank, but wouldn't turn, and as if it wasn't getting fuel. Several mechanics couldn't figure out the issue until, I later learned by reading up on Nissan forum online, of similar cases, that it was an ipdm failure. I replaced this part and it worked again. Now, its Jan. 2010, and it went out on me again. This time, luckily I was not driving on the hwy, I was parked and the engine wouldn't start.

- Hanapepe, HI, USA

problem #6

Sep 112008


  • 65,000 miles


Only 65,000 miles on my truck and no modifications. Right rear seal leaking, pinion seal is shot and front left axle needs to be replaced. Nothing covered under warranty. I am looking at a $3,000 repair bill on a 4 year old truck that has never been off road and doesn't have high miles. My exhaust manifold also cracked at about 60000 miles. This was able to be replaced under warranty.

- Waynesboro, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 022008

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
I was driving between 65 & 70 mph and the engine went into fail safe mode and basically ran at idle speed (10 miles per hour). I parked the truck, turned off engine, restarted, it remained in idle speed only, turned off engine and left off for about 15 minutes - it started and ran normal. Dealer replaced ECM. This occurred in May 2007 and then my son was driving today April 2, 2008 at about 45 mph and engine just cut off completely (now at the dealer). This is high risk - imagine turning across a lane of traffic and the engine quitting or pulling onto the expressway and trying to get up to speed and engine quitting.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #4

Dec 202007

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. While driving 55 mph, the driver could not stop the vehicle after applying the brakes. The vehicle went over an embankment. As a result, the driver sustained fatal injuries. The contact was unsure if the airbags deployed. The vehicle is presently being held by the hwy patrol. The vehicle had been taken for brake repairs 7 times and was released to the contact saying that the brakes were fine. Prior to the crash the brakes had failed in October and the contact had the vehicle serviced and filed a complaint. The service manager told the contact that he believed that there was still something wrong with the vehicle and was fired from his position. During prior failures, the ABS warning light became illuminated. The contact has reported the failures to Nissan with no resolution. The current and failure mileages were 83,000. This is the second complain that the contact has filed. The prior incident reported was 10/07 updated 01/24/08 the dealer stated performed recall dealing with seat belt, heating and A/C is intermittent, vehicle is overheating and rear taillights inoperable. Updated 01/24/08

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 192007

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,799 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. While driving 5 mph, the contact attempted to apply the brakes, but the vehicle would not stop. The contact almost struck two pedestrians. She had to apply the emergency brake in order to stop the vehicle. The dealer stated that the ABS caused the failure. The powertrain was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 79,000. The consumer stated on 3/26/07 was in a car accident, the vehicle failed to stop at signal and she hit the rear of a pick up and pushed the vehicle in front to hit another vehicle. The consumer stated the other person sustained back injury. The dealer stated ticking noise coming from engine, rear door weather strip is hanging, exhaust leak sound when accelerating, and oil pressure gauge is pegging high. Updated 11/08/07

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 142005

Titan 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,400 miles
The vehicle the atsc light came on and it lost power. The consumer pulled over to the side of the road, waited for 2 minutes and the computer restarted. The transmission just seemed to to slow down. The dealer found no defects and could not duplicate the problem. The vehicle also smelled of antifreeze, and the switch from high beam to low beam turns all the lights off.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #1

Nov 032004

Titan 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling 55 mph and vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and had it towed to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Athens, GA, USA

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