really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,419 miles

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2006 Nissan Titan brakes problems

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2006 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #20

Jun 012012

Titan 8-cyl

  • miles


2006 Nissan Titan. Consumer states several problems with vehicle and recall issues the consumer stated the brake booster was defective and has not worked properly, since the vehicle was purchased. It would take extreme force to stop the vehicle. The fuel level sending unit, air conditioning condenser fan motor, engine control module relay, instrument panel fuel gauge all malfunctioned. Also, the lower control links that attached to the chassis mounting failed.

- Devine, TX, USA

problem #19

Feb 172012


  • 100,000 miles
Both rear axle seals started leaking all over my brakes and inside the wheel well causing poor breaking ability. I called the Nissan dealer and they told me this is a common problem with Titans and that they no longer recommend replacing just the seals but instead the whole axle. The tech (who told me he had 20 yrs with Nissan) said that when they used to just replace the seals people would have to come back 6 months later because the seals would blow again. All of the posts online say that it is a result of an improper venting system that does not allow for the release of negative pressure. If this is such a common problem, and Nissan knows that it is, why don't they do a full recall? this is a very dangerous problem that can cause brake failure.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #18

Sep 192011


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that a tire detached from the vehicle ahead of his. The contact depressed the brakes but the vehicle would not come to a complete stop and the contact crashed into the vehicle preceding his. The brake warning light was also illuminated. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The manufacturer and dealer denied any assistance with repairs to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 83,000.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #17

Aug 162010


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that when depressing the brakes, the brake pedal and steering wheel would shake violently. The vehicle would also exhibit a loud noise with the illumination of the brake warning light. The dealer diagnosed that the brake booster stroke sensor failed and would need to be replaced. The manufacturer denied the failure and denied any assistance with repairs. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 79,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Calera, AL, USA

problem #16

Jun 092011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 84,500 miles
I have a 2006 Nissan Titan. I was on vacation with my wife and granddaughter this past week when I noticed the braking on my truck felt wrong. It took much further to stop than it should. It could have caused an accident. I pulled over to a rest area and noticed a burning smell coming from the rear of the vehicle. I checked the fluids and everything looked ok. I went to a garage to have it looked at. The mechanic showed me where the rear axle seals were leaking differential fluid into the brake drums on both rear wheels and spinning fluid into the wheels. They told me I need to get it over to the Nissan dealer to have them look at it. I called Nissan and they told me this is a common issue with Titans. They consider it safe. But they tell me I need to get it fixed right away. The rear brakes have differential fluid leaking into them. Which means I may even have to replace the rear brakes because they are being damaged! they also told me the rear axle could lock up causing more danger and damage. They admit this is a common issue but they will not let the owners know in writing. That is probably because they would rather the owner encure the huge expense of repairing this issue after their warranty has expired. They will not consider this a recall. I will have to spend $3000 to replace the rear axle. I am furious and disapointed that Nissan will not issue a recall on this. While researching this online I see hundreds of post.why is this not being addressed? it hasn't even been five years yet since I purchased the vehicle. I am only at 85,000 miles. Nissan should be ashamed of their pathetic response and refusal to fix this issue at their expense.this is a saftey issue Nissan! I will never buy a Nissan again if they don't resolve this issue at their expense.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #15

Feb 092011

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 59,936 miles
I currently have a 2006 Nissan Titan and have never had a problem with it and have been completely happy with it up until now. Long story short; I made an appointment with Nissan dealership close to where I live (stanley Nissan) to get a recall done on it as well as have it looked at for my ABS and slip lights being on constantly as well as my service engine light which was on before. A few days before my appointment my truck started driving weird and disengaging itself out of 4WD and I would lose control at times or my truck would stop going forward and would start trying to go sideways, but the RPM's still went up, but truck would not accel forward. It also started making a banging noise in the rear, always sounded like it was the passenger side. Dropped it off at dealership and heard from them the following day. Service department told me that my rear brake shoes had broke and spun around in the brake housing and damaged my brake pads, calipers, rotors and then made it into my rear axle housing and damaged my entire rear housing and differential. I am a mechanic myself and there is no way that pieces from the brake assembly would be able to make it inside an enclosed rear housing assembly. They told me I need my entire rear axle and differential replaced along with other pieces for the brake assembly and rear shock absorbers. They tried to tell me that all of this was cause by brake shoes and my emergency brake, which I never use. They are quoting me $4,200 for the repairs and won't cover me under my powertrain warranty even though I am still under 60,000 miles and I can't be covered by my platinum package extended warranty as well which covers me up to 100,000 miles. I have been on numerous sites where there have been many Nissan Titan owners with this problem and the fact that the dealership is trying to work us all over and Nissan North America won't do anything to help honor the warranty. This should be a recall with this many rear differential problems.

- North Pole, AK, USA

problem #14

Dec 192010


  • 87,000 miles


I was rotating my tires and noticed gear oil on the inside of my rear wheels. The gear oil has seeped out of a failed oil seal and covered my brake pads and rotor. This oil could cause decreased braking ability and increase the likelihood of a failed brake related accident.

- Mustang, OK, USA

problem #13

Oct 222010


  • miles
Noticed a small grinding noise underneath my 2006 Nissan Titan le. A friend tells to check the bearings. I bring it the dealer, dealer tells me I need to replace the rear bearings and seals - $900. They also tell me my brakes and emergency brakes shoes are shot due to bearing fluid leaking all over them, they wanted $1600. Replaced all the brakes myself, which were totally fine....I then notice the same grinding noise plus another under my drivers side floor. Bring it back to dealer asking them why. I come to find out the front differential is shot along with the transfer case. This truck has highway miles, only driven in 4X4 for snow. How can this happen? I then proceed to look for answers on the internet and find out that there are many other Titan owners with the same problems. Nissan has actually changed the part numbers for the axle due to the issues that are related. The new repairs will cost between $3600-$4000 which I cannot afford at the moment. Drive safe Titan owners...

- Robbinsville, NJ, USA

problem #12

Aug 082006


  • 632 miles
The vehicle had warped front rotors from day of purchase. The steering wheel shook from side to side during test drive after applying the bake at about 50 to 60 miles per. I had to take it back to Nissan dealer to replace the brakes and rotors under warranty the truck had 632 miles at the time. That was in 2006. Just recently I had the brakes replaced again the pads were not worn out completely but the rotors were warped at 33,673 miles. I paid another Nissan dealer to have pads and rotors replaced for $600 that seem to be the minimum charge.

- Silver Spring , MD, USA

problem #11

Sep 052010


  • 74,560 miles
Right rear brake full of oil from defective axel seal. Oil has leaked out of the right side of the rear axle and on to the disk brakes causing the right rear wheel to lock up when the brakes are applied. My family was forced to stop driving the truck as it will cause an accident and would cost $1200 to repair.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #10

Aug 262010


  • 64,700 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. While driving at approximately 40 mph he applied pressure to the brake pedal. The brake pedal began to pulsate very violently prior to depressing to the floor. A brake light illuminated on the dashboard so the contact pulled the vehicle over and shut it off. Upon restarting it, the brake pedal operated as normal and the brake light was no longer illuminating on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where he was informed they were aware of this type of failure but once the vehicle was shut off and restarted the braking system resets. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 64,700. The VIN was unavailable.

- Calera, AL, USA

problem #9

Jul 092010


  • 27,980 miles
I have owned my 2006 crew cab since Dec 2006 and have had problems with steering wheel shaking while braking. Took truck to dealer in 2008 miles 10, 850 they turned the rotors and applied grease. Took truck back to dealer on July 9th 2010 and they again said rotors needed to be turned the truck only has 27,980 miles. The service man said the rotors were no longer covered and I would have to pay have rotors turned. I was told the rotors were good for 30,000 miles. I think it's strange that the rotors need to be turned every 10,000 to 15,000 miles. Service man acted like this was a command thing and that it was the drivers fault not the company's. I asked about recalls at the dealer and was told they would contact me I have not heard from the dealer since. Nissan needs to see this as a manufacturers defect and make a recall.

- Albemarle, NC, USA

problem #8

Mar 252010


  • 45,000 miles
I have owned my 2006 Titan crew cab since 2008 and have had multiple brake service requests performed for "brake judder". previous solution was to turn the rotors back to true until rotors can no longer be turned and new oem rotors are acquired that will start the whole process over again. This is a temporary fix for the larger problem. Brake rotor size and material selected for the 2006 Nissan Titan model is inadequate to provide enough surface area and venting for proper heat dissipation to prevent warpage of the oem brake rotors. This brake rotor turning service was performed 10,000 miles ago, 5,000 miles ago and the vehicle is currently in need of the same service. A vehicle with less than 50,000 miles that is driven less than 12,000 miles per year should not have had 3 brake service issues for the same manufacturers defect. My personal solution (because Nissan has failed to recognize this as a defect in need of a recall) is to upgrade the oem brake hardware with aftermarket performance slotted and dimpled rotors and ceramic brake pads to provide for adequate heat dissipation and prevent rotor warpage.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #7

Nov 072009


  • 26,459 miles
During the last two months I have total brake failure on my 2006 Titan le. When I checked with the local dealer, he inform that they have other trucks with the same problem. Before long, this situation is going to kill somebody.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 292009


  • 25,000 miles
Rear axle seal failure. I noticed a driver-side rear seal leak yesterday (7/29/2009). Rear seal is leaking differential fluid over rear brakes causing hazard of a brake failure. The vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Titan king cab xe 2X4 with approximately 25000 mi. Vehicle was purchased new in 2/2007 from dealer. Vehicle has never towed or been off-road. This is a safety concern due to a low mileage vehicle with no abuse having a mechanical failure that could affect a safety feature such as the brakes.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #5

May 162008


  • 15,000 miles
Bought 2006 Nissan Titan in November 2006. Immediately had vibration in steering when I applied the brakes. Dealer refused to change the rotors. I had the vehicle in 3 times. By 15000 miles, vehicle would vibrate violently when braking was applied. I had to change the front rotors and pads. At 27000 miles, the same has occurred. Again, dealer would not changed the rotors. They told me had I came in earlier, they would have. This is the 3rd set of front rotors. Vehicle shakes violently, and seems out of control when braking in tight turns, such as on/off ramps of highways.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #4

May 062009


  • 75,000 miles
Rear axel seals leak oil onto the rear brake pads.

- Saint Charles, IL, USA

problem #3

May 102009


  • 29,900 miles
Left rear axle seal failed at 29,900 miles (1.5 years ago) and entire rear end/axle assembly was replaced by Nissan dealership. Now have driven 48,000 and the replacement axle seal on the left side (same as before) has started leaking and must be replaced. There have been no suspension modifications to this vehicle and it has never been used for towing or any type. Rear differential leaks and can cause failure of rear end and possible accident from sudden stop caused by axle locking up. Rear differential fluid also leaks on real brake rotors and emergency brakes and could cause brake failure. Several similar incidents of this same failure can be found online and it appears to be a significant safety issue with this vehicle (2006 Nissan Titan).

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #2

Feb 222009


  • 11,868 miles
Traveled to syracuse, NY with friend son Sunday 2-22-09. Noticed brake noise and weak braking power. On return to home in evening, had near accident due to bad braking. Took truck to Nissan dealer 2-24-09. Dealer said truck out of warranty (11,868 miles)had it repaired. I was told that I should have driven the vehicle more. The problem is typical of this truck due to light use. I am sure there are other vehicles on the road with dangerous braking power since the truck is nearly new. I asked Nissan for a refund for the repair of $ $1116.77 which they claimed was routine maintenance. They should not wait until someone has a bad accident before this defect is corrected.

- Beaver Dams, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 232008

Titan 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,850 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. The contact experienced brake failure. He took the vehicle to a mechanic and was informed that the brakes were underrated (too small) to provide adequate stopping ability for a vehicle of that size. As a result, the brakes dug into the rotors and caused massive damage to the point that they had to be replaced along with the brakes. The dealer stated that the contact would have to pay for the brake repair because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The failure and current mileages were 12,850.

- Lexington, KY, USA

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