really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,504 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan fuel system problems

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #16

Jul 072014

Titan 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


I was driving down the highway doing 75 in my 2004 Titan. All of a sudden I lost all power and the truck went dead. My fuel gauge was at a 1/4 tank so I thought it was the fuel pump. Found out the next day that my tank was completely empty and the gauge was wrong. Very dangerous!!!

- Woodbury, MN, USA

problem #15

May 242013

Titan 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Imagine driving down a mountainous road in Idaho state. You are going down a hill in a pick-up truck pulling a camper. All of a sudden your vehicle goes into limp mode - it won't rev over 1000 RPM. You look to pull over but there is only a small shoulder. Vehicles are skidding trying to avoid an accident as your vehicle is disabled and only partially off the road. After fixing the problem, I realized the truck should never have gone into limp mode. It is a critical design flaw with the vehicle. I was put in harms way for no reason. All vehicles use to have the engine speed controlled via mechanical linkage or cables for the gas pedal. Very few failures existed with this design. Today gas pedal run by a wire that sends an electronic signal to the vehicles computer. The computer in turn evaluates the gas pedal position which then sends a signal to the fuel injectors and throttle body to control the engine. The critical design flaw comes into play when vehicle designers combine other electronic sensors on the same circuit as the gas pedal. Non-critical components like gas evaporator sensors, power steering sensors, air conditioner sensors. When any of these non-critical items experience an electrical short, the vehicle goes into limp mode potentially putting drivers in harm's way does this recommended solution fix all problems related to the gas pedal? no it does not. It is a lot safer. I believe NHTSA should evaluate & assess this critical design flaw. I have been a controls engineer for 28 yrs and this design is not safe. Please refer their model A60 series manual. Nov 2003 edition, rev-April 2004, pub no. Sm4E-1A60U1. Section B, pages ec-423 thru 427. I would find it satisfactory if Nissan redesigned and fixed all vehicles by separating circuits with critical engine components from non-critical components.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #14

Jul 082005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 14,963 miles
The vehicle displayed intermittent chemical type odor through HVAC system, 3 dealerships unable/unwilling to confirm, or seek direction from corporate as to method for resolution at my suggestion/request. I waited one year to allow for vehicle to "off-gas" interior odors from materials used in manufacture, had to insist that dealer staff document the concern which is yet unresolved and denied assistance from Consumer Affairs department to satisfy health and safety concerns. Incurred significant additional expenses to alleviate issue such as in cabin air filter and purchase of ionizing unit; plus missed workdays, transportation, fuel and service and diagnostic fees at dealerships.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #13

Dec 192011


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the fuel sending unit failed and was causing inaccurate fuel level readings. The contact stated that the fuel level gauge would display that there was one quarter tank of fuel when the fuel tank was actually empty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised the contact that the problem was the sending unit and there were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was notified and confirmed that there were no recalls and offered no other assistance. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Clementon, NJ, USA

problem #12

Jan 242011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
My name is [xxx], I have a 2004 Nissan Titan I've had my vehicle in the shop 5 times from the fuel rails leaking within the last 4 mth. This did not just start the fuel rails have been leaking over the years I just did not know what the smell was coming from. Once the pressure build up it stops leaking that why I could never see the fuel leaking, until one morning I cranked up with the hood up. The thing is these fuel rails leaks the fuel on the engine and I know Nissan knows this. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Florida, FL, USA

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problem #11

Nov 012010

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
While fueling, gas back flows out of inlet during first 1/4 tank. Fueling must be done at a trickle for first +- 5 gallons, or you end up being doused with gasoline.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 212010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 82,200 miles


After filling the gas tank full with gas, the fuel gauge only indicated the tank is 3/4 full. This happens very time I fill up. A fuel gauge issue could lead to the vehicle running out of fuel and leaving my family and I stranded somewhere. This is a huge safety concern.

- Sterling, CO, USA

problem #9

Apr 042010


  • 43,000 miles
When re-fueling 2004 Nissan Titan, the fuel spews back out the filler nozzle onto operators body. Dealer has previously replaced charcoal canister and fuel tank on 10/ 2005, 12/2005, 1/2007, but problem continues to occur.

- Coweta, OK, USA

problem #8

Sep 022008


  • 24,800 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. Whenever the contact placed fuel into the vehicle, the gasoline would come right back out of the tank through the filler tube. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that a pressure valve needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 24,800.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #7

Aug 032008


  • 118,000 miles
While attempting to accelerate, the tachometer hit 3500 RPM and the engine went flat. There was no type of warning lights, it would rev up till it reached 3500 RPM and then it would just cut out like it had hit the rev limiter. I took it to a Nissan dealer and was told that a low speed misfire was the only code in the memory and they felt the problem with the RPM was the fuel pump as they had already replaced two 04 Titan fuel pumps. I called back several days later and was told the problem was not the pump but that two of the catalytic converters were damaged due to the misfire. They had the exhaust manifold unhooked and the truck ran fine. I had both of the converters replaced and the problem was still there. I took it to another Nissan dealer and was told the fuel pump was only putting out 34 psi at idle and should be 60. They also said because of the low fuel pressure that both of the front converters were damaged and were now failing. They too stated they had problems with the 04 fuel pumps. I contacted Nissan (file number 6258543) and about this and received no help other than being told to "have a nice day! I have searched the internet and have found dozen of incidents where this has happen to other owners and the problem seems to stem from a fuel pump problem on the 2004 Titan. In some cases the entire engine had to be replaced when the catalytic exploded upon the raw fuel from the misfire reaching the converter. It exploded sending pieces of the converter into the engine cylinder. Nissan has no type of screen or mesh in the converter to contain any pieces in case of a failure. If this had happened while I was passing the semi with another vehicle coming head on, this problem could have resulted in fatalities. This is a problem that Nissan needs to take care of before someone is seriously injured or killed!

- Jacksonville , AR, USA

problem #6

Dec 142007

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


At 42,000 miles, my 2004 Nissan Titan started leaking fuel from the fuel tank. My Nissan dealership states that it is due to a faulty fuel sending unit and fuel tank. I have researched this topic online in forums and have found that this is a common problem with 2004 through 2007 Nissan Titans. I have made a request through Nissan Corp. For a "good will repair" and have not gotten a response in three days. My vehicle has been at the dealership for eight days. The dealership replaced the fuel tank and the fuel sending unit.

- Snoqualmie, WA, USA

problem #5

Nov 302004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,100 miles
Gas flies out of gas tank when filling empty tank at cooler temperatures. Even at low flows the gas splashes out of the gas tank 2-3 feet in a projectile manner spilling gas onto the vehicle, pavement and person pumping the gas. Vehicle is a 2004 Nissan Titan crew cab 2wd truck.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #4

Dec 232004

Titan 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Numerous problems have arisen with my leased 2004 Nissan Titan king cab. Including serious vibration problems that occurred upon braking to the point the vehicle was parked until the dealer finally agreed to at least 'turn' the rotors. Eventually brakes were replaced by dealer 6 months after the initial problem. Currently facing problems including a noise at startup that everyone can hear except the dealer mechanics, an overflow problem with gas tank even though just a few liters have been put in an empty tank. Additionally major problems with driver side door refusing to open from both the inside and outside. Dealer has realigned door numerous times but problem continues. Dealer states the door problem is due to a poor design with a heavy door on inadequate hinges. Occasionally have had to drive while holding door closed. Extremely dangerous considering weight of door. This truck is barely one year old and problems just keep piling up with little dealer support offered.

- Regina, 00, USA

problem #3

Oct 222005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2004 Nissan Titan and whenever my gas tank is low and I go to fill up after a while gas will start to gush out. I've taken it to the dealership and like always they can't "duplicate". I know other Nissan Titan owners with the same problem where gas squirts out. This is a heath and saftey issue. The gas has gushed back out at me several times.. and it happens about 30 seconds after you start pumping gas.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #2

Jan 012005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Gas tank "spews" gas at you when filling. The tank has been replaced and still does this. The brakes "judder" and cause the vehicle to shake. They have been repaired three times and are still not correct. Nissan refuses to admit this is a significant safety issue. There are technical service bulletins on the brakes.

- Lithia, FM, USA

problem #1

Feb 172005

(reported on)


  • miles
The consumer refuels the vehicle by placing the pump handle in the fixed position. After about 2 gallons of fuel has flowed into the tank fuel overflows onto the ground.

- Tyler, TX, USA

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