hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,051 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan electrical problems

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #17

Jun 012011


  • 93,389 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the rear cab door wiring harness was exposed and the air bag warning light would illuminate sporadically. The vehicle was diagnosed by a local mechanic who advised that the wires were rubbing and causing friction to the air bag sensor. The manufacturer referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 06V459000 (electrical system) but advised that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage 93,389.

- Ronoake, VA, USA

problem #16

Jun 272011


  • 97,900 miles
I was having an issue with my engine stalling with around 97,900 miles on my 2005 Nissan Titan. At this time, my check engine light also came on. I took it to the dealership to get the problem code read and they said I had faulty bank 1 and bank 2 catalytic converters. The dealer said the stalling was due to a recall, NHTSA campaign id number: 10V517000. My complaint is that I had no problem with my catalytic converters until this recall issue. Since my catalytic converters and exhaust manifold are one piece, it cost $2,827.28 to have them replaced and I do not feel I should have to pay this, since this problem stemmed from their recall issue.

- Laurel, DE, USA

problem #15

Jun 262009


  • miles
My 2005 Nissan Titan mode door actuator started clicking. As I researched this problem online I have found that a number of people have had this same problem with all model years of Nissan Titans

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #14

Feb 052011

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 88,441 miles


Routing of main rear wiring harness through the right rear wheel well exposes harness to road debris, sand, water, salt, snow, ice, etc. Which degrades the harness prematurely causing and electrical short in the harness. The short in the harness caused the wire insulation to catch fire and melt all electrical insulating material and the harness jacket. The harness short, in-turn shorted out the BCM (body control module) causing the failure of all systems controlled by the BCM (lights, turn signals, brake lights, hazard lights, etc.)

- Newton, MA, USA

problem #13

Feb 032010


  • 76,000 miles
2/3/10: 2005 Nissan Titan breaks down on hwy 71 at the light right before the entrance to the airport. My 120 lbs fiancÉ has to work to push the truck out of the lane with cars racing by at 60 mph with our 8 month old daughter. 2/4/10: Engaged terry wisdom with maxwell Nissan in round rock and he worked to have my ECM relay switched out and charges $340.06 for the repair.12/29/10: Received recall notice advises to contact Nissan dealer. 12/30/10: - engaged service advisor at maxwell Nissan in rr about the recall and their recent work in February. She advised I have to call into Nissan's 800 numbers in order to move forward with the recall. She offers minimal assistance with bridging that gap. I asked her to have her supervisor engage. Supervisors calls back and advises that I have call into Nissan's 800. Provides documents, I ask for assistance? and states his dealerships can not get involved. I should have "consider Toyota or Ford with my purchase" but my issues are with a Nissan. Contact Nissan North America – kala advises to go back to the dealership to have the part re-replaced due to the service took place in Feb and this recall states anything before November has to also be replaced. File # 7042010 – engage GM for maxwell Nissan and I inform him of the history with this issue and customer service experience I've received with his service department. "have I considered going to back to the dealership where I purchased the truck from" compares my experience to his dell hard drive crashing. I advised that my check for service if February was cut to his dealership and for assistance with the engagement, he would not. I advised that I was going to post my experience on youtube or facebook, "if you do, do not come back to this dealership!" service advisor manager – "it is sad to see our society come to the point of having to use social media"

- Austin , TX, USA

problem #12

Sep 252010


  • 49,000 miles
Nissan Titan stalled in the middle of the road. I was driving running errands when suddenly my truck stalled in the middle of the road, I was able to coast to the shoulder lane to let traffic through and to avoid getting hit. I was able to start the engine back and headed home. I did a little research online and came to find out that Nissan Titan is having this problem with the ipdm ECU relay. I think Nissan should address this problem before somebody gets hurt or worse killed.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 062010


  • 79,600 miles


Truck was stalling and dying, has happened a couple of times. Took truck to dealership to repair, dealer said the problem was the ipdm (module) and replaced it with my extended warranty. Dealer also informed me that I can expect my catalytic converters to go out in the near future, because the ipdm is an important part for controlling the way the engine runs. If this is the cause of greater problems in the future for my truck, they should really look into getting the problem fixed.

- Deer Park , TX, USA

problem #10

Nov 012008


  • 60,000 miles
The car will stop in the middle of the road at any speed and start knocking. The lights will go on and off in the dash for a few second before it completely shuts off. If you try to ignition again you may not be able to start. But you can turn off the car for a minute and start it back up. One time I was able to shut off my truck hitting the cruise button. The big problem with this is that when you are on the road cursing and you vehicle stalls you just hope no one is behind or in front of you. The dealer replaced the part but I had to cover half of the cost of labor and part.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #9

Jul 282010


  • 49,850 miles
Rear wiring harness melted due to defective exhaust system/heat shields. Brake lights, safety hazards, and signal indicators failed during highway travel.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #8

Jul 252010


  • 29,000 miles
Design flaw on Nissan Titan due to exhaust leak which will then burn the electrical wiring and the truck will stop all of sudden with lost of power and brakes, which may cause accidents. We were on our way back from camping trip with travel trailer in tow. On interstate 81 near wilkes barre, pa...we were going 65 mph and all of a sudden the vehicle engine stopped, we had a lost of power and brakes and had to cripple towards the shoulder and couldn't start the engine again. What caused this failure is the tail pipe came loose due to rust and the heat from the exhaust burned the electrical wiring that was placed alongisde the exhaust causing the engine computer to malfunction. We had to pay $1,300 to get the vehicle repaired not including one night hotel stay and renting a car back home because the part was not available for a few days and having to drive back up to pick up the truck with the travel trailer and bring them all back home. The distance is 156 miles from where it broke down to where we live. I believe there's a design flaw that could be dangerous. This is not the first time it happened, service manager in wilkes barre acknowledged several other Titans with the same problem when there is an exhaust leak as well as our local Nissan service manager acknowledged the same. Nissan should have protected the wiring in the exhaust area with heat shield of some sort. Exhaust leaks over time, it's the nature of the exhaust but it should not require customers to pay $1,300 to get the electrical system repaired. I have reported this to Nissan Consumer Affairs asking for assisting in the repair cost due to design flaw, they declined assistance indicating that it is my negligence that the tailpipe separated from the muffler. No other cars on the road with a dangling tailpipe needs to have electrical wirings replaced because of that, it's because they don't run the wirings parallel to the exhaust.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #7

Mar 012010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


1. truck will randomly stall while running or in idle position. This occurred starting around March 1st of 2010 and increased in occurrence up until it was towed to northern auto of berkeley Michigan the morning of May 28th. The vehicle had been in to northern auto twice between March 1st and May 28th, but could not be fixed because the problem could not be replicated by their mechanics. When it was towed in the morning of May 28th to northern auto, they were able to replicate the issue and recommended it be taken to the Nissan dealership. The vehicle was towed from northern auto of berkeley Michigan to the Nissan dealership of troy Michigan on the afternoon of May 28th of 2010. 2. the stalls would happen sporadically while driving at speeds below 40 mph or idle. The vehicle would lose all power, hence rendering the power steering and brakes useless. This did not cause any accidents but has the potential to do so, because the vehicle loses significant stopping and steering power while still moving. At one point the vehicle completely shut down while traveling at approximately 30 mph. 3. the Nissan dealership of troy Michigan reported the problem was a faulty ECM relay on the internal power distribution module (ipdm). The dealership recommended and is replacing the entire ipdm.

- Rochester, MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 042010


  • 72,000 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) vehicle lost power, sputtered, turned off while driving at low speed. Could not get vehicle restarted in the middle of the road. Had to place in park, remove key, wait 1 min, restart. Issue happened again within 30seconds. Then, a few hours later vehicle would not turn on. Problem happened again later while driving. Vehicle sputtered, lost power and eventually turned off while driving. Tried dealership for fix, when problem happened before, on freeway. Dealership "didn't know" what was wrong. Claimed ipdm part. Online problems to the ipdm part. VIN: [xxx]

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 312009


  • 83,000 miles
Nissan ipdm (intelligent power distribution module) which houses the fuel pump relay will inadvertently shut off power to the fuel pump. It has happened to me from a parked vehicle and has also happened to me while I was driving down the road. There is no timed sequence as to when this happens, but when it does you lose power to the vehicle immediately. The vehicle will re-start after sitting for 10 minutes, but may cut out again 15 minutes later.

- Carpentersville, IL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012009


  • 1,200 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Titan king cab, which I purchased it in November of 2005. After, approximately 30days of ownership and 500 miles of travel; the front brakes began to experience complications (they would shudder while braking and create an unreasonable amount of brake dust.) I quickly return to my local dealership where I purchased it, for servicing. The Nissan dealership repaired the rotors. During the summer of 2006, I began to notice a musty odor emitting from the floor and carpeting of the passenger side. During a routine oil change and requested the mechanic to inspect the truck for the cause of the odor. They couldn't locate the source of the odor. I returned the truck to the dealership for the same problem on several other occasions, during the summer of 2007 odor reappeared; they replaced the rubber gasket around door windows in hopes of resolving the issue. Meanwhile the front brakes rotors were replaced again and the gauges (fuel, oil, tach, voltmeter) acting erratically. The dealership repaired the brakes under my extended warranty & prorated my purchase of a new Nissan auto battery; according to service dept. This was the cause of the gauges malfunction. Then again IN2008, I was told the brakes were no longer under warranty and that the musty odor was caused by water coming into the cabin via a small void in the window sealant around the "factory installed windshield¿ upon hearing this, I chose to take my truck to another mechanic due to Nissan mechanic inability to resolve the brake issue & locate the source of the water. This year 2009, the rear end was repaired due the seals leaking on the driver's side and preventive replacement on the passenger seals. However, a few old issues along with new ones that still exist. My new mechanic told me the source of the water & odor issue is the A/C condenser leaking into the cabin, the blinking air bag indicator light was due to a harness needing replacing in the rear doors.

- Lebanon, CT, USA

problem #3

Aug 252008


  • 35,800 miles
Column shifter causes damage to wiring harness of the manual mode transmission button. When shifting vehicle into drive, column hits wiring harness, and over time causes wiring to the transmission manual mode button to break. Once this breaks, there is no means to down shift vehicle, causing a hazard especially when traveling roads where there are elevation changes. Was able to determine the cause of the manual mode button failure by researching Nissan Titan forums (club Titan and Titan talk). Upon removing steering column shroud immediately noticed chaffing of the wiring harness, and the broken wire. Contacted Nissan, was given file number 6550464, Nissan was not concerned with this issue due to the age (currently 4 years) of the vehicle.

- Fort Huachuca, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 072005


  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The interior lights on the instrument control panel failed repeatedly. The dealer diagnosed the electrical failures 38 times. The over drive which is electrically bolted behind the transmission unit failed to engage and as a consequence the vehicle is unable to shift into gear. A technician from an authorized dealership replaced the wiring harness which has not sufficiently remedied the electrical problem. The vehicle has exceeded its warranty and the contact would be liable for the repairs. The manufacturer stated that they would not provide him with any assistance. The failure mileage was 500 and the current mileage was 57,000.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #1

May 252008

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that smoke and fire appeared under the dash while the vehicle was off, but the keys were still in the ignition. Her husband reached in through the driver's side window because the door would open from the outside. Once the door was opened, he used sand to extinguish the fire. The fire was contained to under the dashboard. The dealer stated that they were unaware of any similar fire complaints with that year, make, and model vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the dealer stated that there was a short in the BCM that may have caused the fire. The dealer stated that the manufacturer was sending an investigative team to the dealer to confirm the findings. The vehicle is currently at the dealer and no repairs have been made. The failure and current mileages were 15,000. Updated

- Great Bend , KS, USA

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