hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,014 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan steering problems

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 272013


  • 126,000 miles


This is the second time in over several months that my driver side drive axle for my 4X4 has pulled its self out. It was fixed once on my dime and is now going to be fixed on my dime again it is a dangerous failure that could cause my suspension to lock up an rip my wheel off then leading to a serious accident. It needs to be addressed and the NHTSA has done nothing to pursue this. Another problem that Nissan will not cover is the rear axle seals that blow out due to a faulty design which may also lead to a serious accident, they will not address any of these issues under a recall an there are thousands of people that are suffering from these issues from 04-010 for the axle seals and model years 04-08 for the axle shaft pulling out from the 4X4 causing serious damage to internal and external parts. This needs to be addressed an the NHTSA is doing nothing about it.

- Annapolis , MD, USA

problem #9

Feb 012013

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
I was using my four wheel drive when I noticed a loud clunk and found that my axle had popped out of the front differential. I am among over 1000S of Titan owners with this same issue that Nissan knows about and has caused multiple failures in our trucks. It also caused a failure in mine. The have known about this issue for years now and changed there part in 07 from the original number 38500-8S102 to the new product number 38500-8S11B truck is a Nissan Titan 2004 SE king cab 4WD.

- Queen Anne , MD, USA

problem #8

Oct 012012


  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while the vehicle was at the local mechanic for routine inspection the contact was informed that the engine exhaust manifold was leaking due to a defective design. In addition, the steering failed while driving. The steering column was replaced; however the exhaust manifold was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 136,000.

- Waltnut , CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 162011

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,600 miles


Failure of front control arms, according to Nissan website (many other vehicles were recalled for same, not mine) this could result in collision. Mechanic stated the wheel would come off with failure. Nissan dealership discovered the weld was failing and told me they had to be replaced, but that while 1800+ vehicles were shown to be affected by this issue, my VIN number was not on list. Nissan needs to expand their recall.

- Tuftonboro, NH, USA

problem #6

Nov 252009


  • miles
I have a 2004 Nissan Titan and have had it for about 4 years. There is 51000 miles on it and around 22,000 miles I put a lift on it. Everything was fine with the truck until I got around the 35,000 mile range. When I would drive the truck I would notice loud noises coming from the front end. I took it to my Nissan dealership 2 or 3 times and they said that everything was fine and that it was just my suspension that was making the noise. Now it has been about 15,000 miles later and I noticed a leak coming from around the front axle so I took it back and they told me that my front differential needed to be replaced. They told me that it would cost $2300 to fix it. They also told me that they see this problem alot with Nissan Titans. When I got home I did a little research and found close to 100 people that had the same problem. I feel that Nissan should be the one to take care of the problem.

- Draper, UT, USA

problem #5

Oct 022009


  • 47,021 miles
Turning steering wheel. Steering rack pulled apart. Total loss of power assisted steering and complete steering fluid loss. When fluid loss occurred it sprayed all the fluid to the left saturating inside brake pad and rotor. No action taken yet just occured. Part still on truck.

- Rock Springs, WY, USA

problem #4

Jun 282006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,021 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the steering wheel began to shake and rattle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times, but they insisted that there was no failure. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the steering failure was able to be duplicated. The steering rack force was adjusted; however, the failure persists. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle is five months out of warranty and will not offer any assistance. The current mileage was 24,800 and failure mileage was 16,021. Updated 07/07/08. Updated

- Webster , NH, USA

problem #3

Aug 012007

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the rotors on his vehicle have been replaced three times. The first time was in October of 2005 due to a safety recall. The second and third times were due to so much corrosion that the brake pads detached from the brakes. The power steering line has been replaced three times in two months. He also stated that the power steering failed intermittently while driving. The VIN, purchase date, speed, and recall number were unknown. The current mileage was 23,000 and failure mileage was 12,000.

- Nanty-Glo, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282004

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
Multiple brake and steering shudder problems with 2004 Titan Nissan SE crew cab truck, dealer makes mfg suggested repairs but shudder returns creating safety worries and fear of losing control of vehicle. Moreover, transmission coolant line replaced wherein dealer informs me that blowout could lead to failure. Front tires excessive wear, vibration and shudder with or without brake application. Headlight switch design flawed, easily turned off when turn stalk activated or lights are dimmed from high to low beam. All the above problems occured and still are occuring within first 3500 miles!!

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #1

Aug 212004


  • miles
My wife and I were test driving a new Nissan 2004 Titan 4 door pick up at Nissan of statesville, nc. We both drove the vehicle and noticed what we considered an excessive amount of play in the stering wheel. The salesperson, who was riding in the back seat, said that was normal. Upon making the final turn from us highway 70 into the dealers lot a pop was heard and all loss of stering ocurred. The stearing wheel was free wheeling with no directional control whatsoever. In other words, you could spin it aroun like a top, with no stops.the vehicle was was brought to a stop without any damage. Should this occur with any speed, death could easily be the result. Hopefully this was a once only occurance with Nissan trucks. We are still shaken by this event. The next page on this form requires me state that an event ocurred after purchasing the vehicle. We of course did not purchase the vehicle. Thank you.

- Catawba, NC, USA

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