hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,129 miles

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2004 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012005


  • 7,000 miles


I have same problem as everyone else with cracked exhaust manifolds starting around 65000 miles. Expensive to replace so I have no choice but to listen to a horrible exhaust leaks. Next is the rear axle seals first around 65000.replaced 2X. After talking to Nissan tech who is a friend apparently its a very common problem. The axle tubes tend to warp causing a leak all over tires N brakes and eventual failure of gears inrear pumpkin if not caught. Just waiting for it to happen again. Brakes have always been a problem. Every 7000 brakes N rotors R shot and need replacing. Pedal always has a mushy feel when U occasionally need to slam on the brake. Goes all the way to the floor even when brakes R good.

- Wall, NJ, USA

problem #6

Aug 142014


  • 130,000 miles
My rear axle seals failed, began leaking. It happens to every single Titan, it needs to be recalled. Just search online, nearly every owner has this issue. Nissan needs to do what's right and help people that have their great trucks.

- Keizer, OR, USA

problem #5

Jul 012010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
Rear axle seals on my Nissan 2004 Titan have been replaced 4 times in the last 2 years, I just had them replaced and the new seals are leaking. This is due to a poorly designed axle by Nissan; of course they will not stand behind their poor design. The bulletin put out by the car manufacture is to replace the axle's being both sides in the rear at a cost of thousands should Nissan do the work. I find this very disturbing as do thousands of other 04, 05, 06 model year Titan owners. The real problem is if gone undetected by some, the rear can lose all of its oil causing the rear to lock up! this could and would kill people if the accident were bad enough. The second issue here is and I quote, "C'mon Nissan, stand behind your product and recall what could be a fatal situation here? unquote". as much as I like the Titan, this issue has sickened me to the point that I will shop elsewhere when the time comes. Talk about passing the buck! I have seen the axle removed and rust pits form under the seal causing the leak. It is as though the metal used is from china.

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

problem #4

May 142013


  • 176,900 miles


Fourth right rear axle seal. Second in two weeks.

- Daphne, AL, USA

problem #3

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

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problem #2

Feb 172012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
Driver side bearing failure seal failure causing axle oil to pour out and axle shaft to fall out. Emergency brakes failed due to being covered in oil.

- Atascadero, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
I was driving on the freeway where the speed limit is 65 mph. I was going that speed when, what I thought was my drive shaft, basically exploded and fell apart whilst I was in motion. I have kept up one all mandatory and basic maintenance work and have never had a problem with it before. Parts flew out from all around my truck and it slammed into a complete stop as if I had made impact into something. Passing vehicles had to stay clear of the debris an I had to push my truck into the emergency lane. Highway patrol asked if I was alright and I stated to have already had a tow truck on its way. When my truck was towed to the shop they said the rear end actually gave way and broke, including the drive shaft which snapped into two pieces, one of which was launched into traffic. Luckily no other vehicles were damaged nor people hurt. The mechanics said they've been in business for 57 years and I was lucky to have come out of that the way I did, because in most cases the truck would have flipped and rolled. The damages were extensive and extreme for something I had no control over. The shop informed me that this was nothing to do with the way I was driving it or anything I could have done, and they found it "weird" that it happened the way it did. Very dangerous and near traumatizing. I was unable to select the correct components above so I just wanted to be clear that it had everything to do with my drive shaft, rear differential, and power line.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

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