really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,489 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 152008

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,675 miles


Purchased 2005 Nissan Titan truck on 2/1/2005. On 4/21/05 with 6,000 miles, truck shook/shimmied when applying brakes. Under warranty, Nissan dealer replaced front pads and resurfaced the front rotors. On 6/23/05 with 11,000 miles, truck again shook/shimmied when applying brakes. Still under warranty, Nissan dealer replaced front and rear pads and rotors again! on 1/14/08, needed to replace the crappy Goodyear Wrangler sr-a (P265/70R18) tires that came with the truck (also had 3 flat tires) even though I rotated them regularly (less than 40,000 miles). Today, the tire center indicated I needed new brakes. Called Nissan dealer and am again taking the truck into service to correct and get new rotors/pads. By the way, the warranty on my truck for this repair runs out on 2/1/08. Going forward, I will have to be responsible to pay. This stinks! how come there hasn't been a recall and corrective procedure implemented? $37,000 vehicle!

- Milford, NJ, USA

problem #7

Apr 142006

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,536 miles
: the contact stated while approaching a stop sign at 15-20mph, the brake pedal was depressed, the front wheels started shaking and the steering wheel became difficult to control. The contact does not recall how the brake pedal felt during braking. The brake pedal was released; the vehicle continued through the intersection and struck an oncoming vehicle. There were no warning indicators prior to the brake failure. The police filed a report at the scene. The vehicle was towed to the service dealer where it is currently being inspected. The manufacturer was alerted and will provide additional documentation in writing concerning the brakes. The contact received a knee injury.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #6

Apr 262006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pedal pushes back aggressively, shimmy in steering wheel at speeds of 35 mph. Steering wheel jerks at times to right and left at speeds of up to 50 mph along with brake pedal push back. This happened in a matter of days. The problem is getting worse. Dealership says I have to pay to get new rotors a brakes. I have not drove that aggressive nor slammed on my brakes to have rotors replaced, nor do I ride the brakes to have my brakes replaced this early in the game for a new truck do this! this is outrageous that I was never told about a possible brake and rotor problem. This is a major safety issue. I will not put my family in this truck. The corporate person I talked to says they are aware of the problem and addressed the problem with that I was not the only person having this problem, but no recall was issued not even a warning was posted. This is not general maintenance this is a major(safety) defect. Corporate told me that the rotors are to small for the truck. If there is a major accident who gets stuck with the bill my insurance company and I cover the gap. I have already replaced two tires for abnormal wearing in the front of the truck and that is after rotating several times. Is this a safety issue, like the one Ford had on its Explorer? I will not recommend this car company to anybody.

- Warrensburg, MO, USA

problem #5

Nov 282005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles


Started noticing a whining from the rear end, soon my "slip and ABS" lights were lighting on the dash. Dealer told me it was only a sensor and replaced my complete rear end (for a sensor?).

- Anoka, MN, USA

problem #4

Sep 262005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,800 miles
Nissan Titan brakes locking, tires screeching, shaking in front end at only 4800 miles of driving.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 142005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,700 miles
The consumer owns a 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck and has to replace the brakes at 2,700 miles. The dealership is the one that changed the brakes. The dealer said that if they had to change the brakes again to bring the truck back in. The front rotors and pads were replaced, the back rotors were resurfaced, and the pads were replaced. The truck is driving fine now. The consumer has not contacted Nissan.

- Mcfarland, WI, USA

problem #2

Aug 282005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Nissan Titan. The consumer states on August 28, 2005 while driving 50 mph the vehicle in front of consumer's vehicle stopped suddenly. When applying the brakes the vehicle shook. The more the brakes were applied the more the vehicle shook. Consumer's vehicle went off road. This vehicle was too hard to control because of the shaking. The vehicle has not been looked at for shaking. There was a recall, and T recall repairs were performed a couple of months ago.

- Medisto, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 162004

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,200 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Titan fully loaded. I have had the brakes changed twice. The driver side window does not operate properly. Nissan was aware that the brakes on the truck had problems and never told me when I bought it. Nissan was aware that the driver side window is also defective. There is a tsb issued for both problems. I have been told that there is no fix for the brakes, that I will have to continue to bring the truck in about every 3000 miles and have the rotors and pads replaced. I was told Nissan is looking for a fix. The driver side window is the same situation. Nissan corporate has told dealerships not to fix the window issue, they have no resolution to the issue. The window may stop in the down posistion or in the up position. In my case it has done both and finally it would not go up at all. I had to drive with the window open for a day until I could get it to a dealer to be looked at. The dealership has told me there is no fix but they would try there best.

- Plano, TX, USA

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