hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,362 miles

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2005 Nissan Titan fuel system problems

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2005 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #13

May 302016

Titan 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


Fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system recall for 2005 Nissan Titan - Nissan clearly has a recall for the 2005 Nissan Titan fuel gauge that is not displaying correctly. Upon contacting Nissan, they have said the VIN I provided is not affected which is ridiculous as my 2005 Nissan has the same problem as the 340,000 trucks that are affected. Nissan has clearly not included all VIN's that are affected. This is a dangerous problem as there is not indication of how much fuel is in the vehicle since the gauge will not function properly. If the vehicle quits on a hwy due to running out of fuel, Nissan should be completely liable for any and all damage, injuries that this may cause on an open highway.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #12

Jan 222014


  • 101,500 miles
I ran out of gas even though the fuel gauge stated I had more than a 1/4 of a tank of fuel left. After researching and discovering NHTSA campaign id # 10V074000 many 2005 Nissan Titans have had the same problem as I encountered. I contacted a local dealership and discussed this with them. After giving them my VIN, they stated there was no recall on my 2005 Nissan Titan for false fuel gauge readings or other issues regarding the fuel system in my vehicle. "recalls are VIN specific and yours is not listed." Well, there is an issue with my vehicle's fuel gauge as well. I would like information how to get my vehicle's VIN added to the list of malfunctioning fuel gauge issues and have it replaced by the dealer as a warranty item, as others have done. This is a huge safety issue as I was traveling on the highway at 75 mph when without notice, I ran out of gas. When my vehicle ran out of gas I was unable to use my brakes, steering was difficult and if there was traffic ahead I would of surly crashed. Thank you

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #11

Dec 132010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 52,500 miles
1st incident occurred during rush hour traffic. I was driving around 25mph when my Titan started to stall and then came to a complete stop, was just about rear-end by delivery truck. I was stuck on the street in the middle of traffic for 2 hours before a tow truck was able to come tow truck. I had mechanic look it over and it came out that I had run out of gas, mechanic looked at fuel gauge and it was reading of tank but would not start. Once couple gallons were added truck started right up. Mechanic stated that fuel gauge is reading wrong, mechanic looked up to see if there was any recalls. There was a recall for the 2005 Nissan Titan for the fuel system not reading correctly. But dealer stated that my VIN number didn't fall into that recall. Mechanic stated it would be over $900 to fix. So I had to tell the mechanic not to fix it. Over the years, I have run out of gas about 3 more times due to the fuel gauge not reading correctly. Last time I ran out of gas my infant son was in truck and was just about side swiped from another vehicle at an intersection. I need to do what needs to be done to get my Nissan Titan added to this recall, I cannot afford to pay this to be fixed. Recall id #68299 ? fuel system, other: Storage:fuel gauge system.

- Sunnyside, WA, USA

problem #10

Dec 012012


  • 68,000 miles


My 2005 Nissan Titan is exhibiting the failures as outlined in Nissan NHTSA recall campaign 06V459000 (electrical system / wiring harness) and NHTSA recall campaign 10V074000 (fuel system / fuel gauge system). After reporting my issues to my local Nissan dealer and Nissan Consumer Affairs, I was told my VIN was not included in either recall campaign. Nissan Consumer Affairs finally gave me a case number and told me to have my local Nissan dealer diagnose the truck and provide the written diagnosis and cost estimate to a Nissan Consumer Affairs specialist. After paying $85 for a diagnosis, the local dealer confirmed in a written diagnosis and estimate, that my truck was experiencing the same failures that the 2 recalls cite and that my truck needed the same remedies as outlined in the recalls. After providing this information to the Nissan Consumer Affairs specialist, Nissan declined to cover my repairs stating that my VIN was not included, I did not have a complete history of Nissan servicing my vehicle and that my vehicle was outside the limited warranty term. I knew my truck was outside the warranty term, my truck needs to be included in the recall campaign, which has nothing to do with warranty. Nissan is negligent in not including my truck in the recall. I have seen this same complaint from numerous others in my same situation, on this website and other online forums. The recall needs to be expanded as they obviously are not covering all vehicles affected by the failures cited.

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #9

Jun 142012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I was driving home on a state route with a speed limit of 55 mph. The vehicle indicated there was 1/4 of a tank of fuel left and then the engine abruptly shut off while I was going 55 mph with traffic behind me and very limited run off on the side of the highway. When the vehicle shut off I lost all power steering and the vehicle became very hard to stop. Luckily I was in a truck and was able to pull of onto the grass on the side of the road, otherwise it may have caused an accident. I did a little research and found there was already an incident filed for this, but when I called somehow my vehicle wasn't covered, even though my symptoms matched the NHTSA recall 10V07400 exactly. It was a very scary experience and could have been much worse had the road been busier or I hadn't pulled off. I had to wait for gas on a very busy road with very little room between my truck and other traffic. I think if my vehicle isn't covered under the recall it should be expanded since it was the exact same scenario as other Nissan's were having, and could have been much worse.

- Lebanon, OH, USA

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problem #8

Oct 212011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 123,700 miles
At highway speed, vehicle shut off and would not restart stranding wife and kids on highway. The fuel gauge showed 1/4 tank of gas, but it was later found that the tank was empty. Same condition as documented in NHTSA campaign 10V074000, but Nissan Corp. Stated that vehicle is not covered under previous recall because VIN range/manufacture date is prior to specifications of recall. Nissan has stated that there is nothing they can do and has offered no assistance in this matter. *safety issue - a major collision could have occurred at highway speed due to vehicle's inexplicable shut down.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 262010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 1 miles


For some reason my truck was not included in this recall and it should have been. My 2005 Nissan Titan VIN is [xxx] make: Nissan. Model: Titan. Model year: 2006 manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc. Mfr's report date: Feb 26, 2010. NHTSA campaign id number: 10V074000 N/a. NHTSA action number: N/a. component: Fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system. Summary: Nissan is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Titan, armada, and infiniti QX56 vehicles. The instrument panel fuel gauge may inaccurately display that the vehicle still has some fuel, typically about one quarter tank, when the fuel tank is empty. Consequence: This could cause the vehicle to run out of gas and stall on the highway, which could cause a crash. Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel sender unit inside the fuel tank with a new improved sender card. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on March 22, 2010. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Notes:owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 102008

Titan 4WD 9-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Titan. There is a safety recall NHTSA 10V074000 for a defective fuel gauge sending unit. The recall notice states; the instrument panel fuel gauge may inaccurately display that the vehicle still has some fuel, typically about one quarter tank, when the fuel tank is empty. My truck has precisely that problem, I have run out of gas on the road several times when the gauge shows 1/4 full. I set up an appointment for this recall and when I arrvied I was told I did not qualify. I called Nissan today and again was told I do not qualify though they could not tell me what VIN's or manufacturing dates qualify. I believe that since my truck exhibits the problem described in the recall, my vehicle should qualify for replacement of the fuel sender unit.

- New Brighton, MN, USA

problem #5

Nov 082010

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact was driving 65 mph and towing an rv trailer when the sender unit shut off. The fuel level gauge would inaccurately display fuel levels and would show that the fuel tank was at least one quarter full when empty. The contact inquired with the dealer in regards to NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10V074000, (fuel system, other: Storage: Fuel gauge system) but was advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle was not under recall and provided no further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 05/05/11 updated 05/13/11

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 112010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. She was unable to restart the vehicle. The contact was aided by roadside assistance. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the vehicle was out of fuel. The contact was able to locate a recall for the failure but was advised by the manufacturer that her VIN was not included in the recall (NHTSA campaign id number: 10V074000- fuel system, other: Storage: Fuel gauge system). The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileage was approximately 120,000. The consumer wanted to know the status of her complaint updated evoq 09/13/10

- Baker , LA, USA

problem #3

May 232010


  • miles


Dear sir\ madam I took my 2005 Nissan Titan to dealer for gas gauge recall I was inform my truck is not cover I notice my gas gauge level indicator will sometimes jump up I think this 2005 Titan should include in recall list thanks [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Carson , CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 272009


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated the fuel level indicator displayed inaccurate fuel levels. He was able to locate a recall for his year, make and model that described the exact failure he was experiencing (NHTSA campaign id number: 10V074000- fuel system other: Storage: Fuel gauge system). The dealer stated that he would be responsible for the diagnostic testing and repairs on his vehicle. The manufacturer referred the contact to the regional manager who stated that in order for him to have the recall repairs performed at no cost he needed to present the actual recall letter. No one confirmed if his VIN was included in the recall or not. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 62,000.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #1

Apr 122005

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Purchased a new 2005 Nissan Titan 4-door pick-up truck in February 2005. Both the manufacturer as well as the dealership knew of an existing safety problem regarding the braking system of both 2004 and 2005 Titan pick-up truck models, but failed to alert myself of the problem. I had to threaten to sue the dealership to provide and install the manufacturer's suggested replacement parts to resolve the issue. The replacement parts were installed less than 60 days ago, and the problem has resurfaced. When I spoke with 2 separate Nissan corporation representatives, they provided me false information, and they told me they considered the matter closed and if I was not satisfied then I should contact a lemon-law attorney! I demand the manufacturer and the dealer to refund my money entirely! they fraudently sold me a vehicle that is not safe to be on the road. Additionally, 2 additional problems regarding the driver's power seat and the radio have surfaced and the both the dealer and the manufacturer have done nothing to fix these problems as well.

- Wakefield, RI, USA

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