really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,598 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 032016


  • 92,000 miles


Rear axle seal leaks in this model it is a known problem yet Nissan still chooses to do nothing about it, it is a huge safety issue it leaks fluid continuously on to the back breaking system so not only could it comprise your whole back end but also your ability to stop your vehicle safely, this has been reported thousands of times to your Agency in the meantime the consumers continue to replace these every 30-40,000 miles just to maintain their safety and others on the road when I feel it is time Nissan address this and take the necessary steps to ensure the braking system in these vehicles is not creating a potential hazard top the driver or others on the road. I took my vehicle in for an oil change yesterday only to find out my seal is leaking again and now my back brakes need to be replaced again because they are no longer safe due to the oil leaking on them again from this seal I drive my children in this vehicle daily to school to games and im thankful that I happened to need an oil change or I would have had no idea it was leaking again or just how unsafe my driving this vehicle could potentially be for my children and myself or anybody that is driving near me when it requires braking to stop.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #9

Sep 212016


  • 80,000 miles
The brakes failed due to a pin hole in the left front brake line. There are three fittings that are in the same location on the truck. All three showed signs of corrosion. The one that failed looks like it had been damaged on installation. This truck is over 11 years old and has spent most of the time outside. It has been located in South Florida the entire time so has not seen any salt. All the other fittings and lines look fine. You can see from the picture the flat spot associated with the hole. There has been no work done on this line since the truck was new. (I am the original owner) I have the failed line. I repaired it myself with parts from the local Nissan dealer. The failure occurred with the truck on my property and there was no accident involved. See attached photo of the hole in the line. This line comes from the ABS unit to a fitting close to the front wheel.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 152015


  • 84,601 miles
The truck stalled out no power had to crash into shoulder of road and embankment. Glad we survived the bumpy crash, I just had suspension work done that saved us. We read the ipdm board or ECM relay is bad and causes this stalling to happen. Part number for ECM relay 284B7-CW29.

- Granada Hills , CA, USA

problem #7

Jul 012014


  • 101,005 miles


Rear passenger side axle began to leak and fluid went onto brakes.

- Four Oaks, NC, USA

problem #6

Feb 012013


  • 90,000 miles
I am an a.S.E. certified technician, and have discovered the rear axle seals on both sides of the vehicle are leaking, in which can cause fluid to be slung on to brake linings, also if too much leaks can lead to differential lock up.

- Buena Park , CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 092013

Titan 8-cyl

  • 74,200 miles
While moving forward from park, the rear tires locked up. I reversed and then moved forward to try to free the tires. The emergency brake was off. It took several times of shifting gears before the vehicle would move freely. I researched the internet and found several other Titan owners had the same problem. They traced the cause to the rear emergency brake pads dislodging from the hub and becoming lodged in the rear rotor. My mechanic removed the rear rotor on the right side and the emergency brake pads fell out. The left side pads were still mounted but with one poke with a screwdriver, the pads fell out. One youtube video shows a Titan with this problem but additionally the brake pad broke the rear caliper bracket.

- Finskburg, MD, USA

problem #4

Dec 012012


  • 93,475 miles


Axle seal failure resulting in oil on the inside of both rear wheels and oil soaking rear brakes rendering rear brakes useless.

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 062012

Titan 8-cyl

  • 86,700 miles
Rear axel seal is leaking for the third time, which can compromise the rear brakes with axel fluid. Nissan made the first repair at 30,000 miles under warranty. I paid for parts and made repairs myself the second time. Now at the third I have contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs, and they have refused, with no explanation, to help with this repair, even though they issued an internal service bulletin in 2010, to replace the complete axel with bearing and seal. So Nissan is aware that they have an issue with the early model Titans. I guess they are waiting for someone to be seriously injured or die before they address this issue.

- Morriston, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 142012


  • 46,000 miles
The emergency parking brake pads fell of the shoes inside the rear disk drum, and wedged inside causing the rear tire to lockup, for a second, and cause the truck to jerk and make a loud noise.

- Waupun, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 072012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
The vehicle braking began to deteriorate so I checked each wheel, front and back. While inspecting the rear brake pads and rotors I noticed oil on both. Upon further inspection I noticed that the rear axle seal on both sides was leaking oil and it had gotten on the rotors and pads. I replaced both rotors and all pads on the rear, and inspected the rear axle vent which I found plugged. I installed a new vent but the rear axle seals are still leaking and need to be replaced. In doing research on the problem I found it to be common on this vehicle.

- Monkton, MD, USA

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