hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,116 miles

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2006 Nissan Titan drivetrain problems

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2006 Nissan Titan Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #50

Jun 092009

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 37,178 miles


Rear axle seal failure both sides. Contaminated brakes causing failure of rear brakes. Replacement of seals and brake components necessary for repair. Accident avoided.

- Fostoria , OH, USA

problem #49

Jul 142011


  • 45,972 miles
Driver side rear axle seal leaking oil and faulty axle bearing at 50K miles. Very common failure in early life of vehicle, many complaints. Replace seal an bearing at cost over $700. The driver side rear axle failure is most common and is not the dominant drive wheel.

- Ontario, 00, USA

problem #48

May 312011


  • 73,000 miles
2006 Nissan Titan axle seal failure. This will be the second axle seal replaced and the second time the pinion seal has been replaced on a truck with only 73000 miles. The cost is prohibitive and the failure causes grease to drip on the rear brakes.

- Forest City, NC, USA

problem #47

May 252011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 74,500 miles


Rear axle is leaking oil from it. Its getting the rear brakes wet, with the oil is making it harder to stop. I first noticed this the other day when I went through a red light because I could not stop. My Nissan Titan is a 2006 xe. 74500 miles. I have only towed a trailer with the truck a hand full of times and never exceeded 5000 lbs of trailer weight which includes the weight of the trailer. There is also a tow package installed in the truck. I am currently looking in to parts and prices of repairing this leak. If this could cause brakes to fail how come this isn't a recall" and if it does become a recall will they also cover any paint damage that may occur from the oils on the tail gate"

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #46

Feb 092011

Titan 8-cyl

  • 59,936 miles
1. noticed "4 wheel low" indicator light was on even though never engaged, ABS indicator light on and a loud "clunk" emanating from the rear axle. Truck began to pull to one side. 2. rear axle gears destroyed, rear ebrake "shoes" and all associated parts destroyed. 3. dealer wanting to replace entire braking assembly, rear axle assembly at customer expense. Customer is below the man. Warranty dictated miles/months. Dealer does not want to cover it under the manufacturers warranty and a platinum warranty from "the mechanic" aka "the warranty group".

- North Pole, AK, USA

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problem #45

Oct 012010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:R/passenger side seal leaks onto brake rotor dust shield, potential for brake failure which could result in vehicle crash causing possible injury or fatality.

- Davenport , FL, USA

problem #44

Nov 102010

Titan 8-cyl

  • 37,000 miles


Rear axle leak - 2006 Nissan Titan cc 4WD with 39000. Driver side rear axle seal starting leaking. Concern due to the proximity to brake/brake caliper.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #43

Oct 232010

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Both rear axle seals are leaking on my 2006 Nissan Titan. The passenger side is so bad the gear oil has slung all over the wheel and the parking brake shoes are dripping wet.

- Moundsville, WV, USA

problem #42

May 112010


  • miles
The pin going into the rear axle or differential had snapped in half.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #41

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 #40

Sep 132010


  • 136,000 miles


2006 Nissan Titan rear axle seal leaking. The oil change guy said it was leaking on my rear brakes yesterday.googled it and found lots and lots of others said theirs went out as early as 22,000 miles.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #39

Sep 022010


  • 83,000 miles
06 Nissan Titan 4X4 rear end failure. There was a clicking from the driver side rear on my way home from a vacation, a few miles down the road I stopped at a stoplight. When I began to accelerate there was a pop and I lost all power to the rear end. My axle somehow snapped almost dislodging it from the vehicle and now the dealership tells me I need to pay for an entire new rear end. This truck was never abused and saw mild offroad usage. I am very concerned as I could have lost my rear wheel while traveling down the highway at high speeds. This is not the only incident of Nissan Titan owners that I have heard. I believe it is becoming a serious issue.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #38

Aug 202010


  • 69,000 miles
I have a 2006 Nissan Titan with 69K miles on it. The rear axel seals are leaking fluid which could cause the rear end to lock up during commute and cause and accident. It is leaking onto the brakes also.

- Greenwood, IN, USA

problem #37

Aug 162010


  • 70,000 miles
Front diff driver side axle pushing out.

- Orange Park, FM, USA

problem #36

Aug 072010


  • miles
On Saturday Aug. 7 I noticed a puddle of what appeared to be oil at the right rear of my 2006 Nissan Titan.the entire wheel was covered in oil, after inspecting, I found I had a leak from the seal on the axle. While trying to find out how and why, I found out that this is a common problem with Nissan. Why is there not a recall. This could be an expensive repair to any owner. Nissan needs to stand behind their product.

- Lexa, AR, USA

problem #35

Jun 242010


  • 24,200 miles
I placed my truck on a lift to inspect the underbody and change my oil. During the process, I saw liquid streaks down the inside of my left rear wheel hub and rotor. I had determined the rear axle seal was the leaking culprit, enabling axle fluid to drain onto the wheel hub and brake assembly. Although brake performance was noticeably degraded, the situation could have become far worse. The Nissan dealership replaced the seal assembly, but I am not confident this will correct the issue. Numerous incidents similar to this nature have been reported on Nissan Titan auto clubs, such as www.titantalk.com/forums. the dealership already had a technical service bulletin (with a third revision date over 3 years being out in service) - this tells me that Nissan knows there is a problem with the axle, but will not recall the vehicles and fix them properly.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #34

Jun 212010


  • miles
2006 Nissan Titan rear axle seals leaking for the 3rd time, rear axle replaced once.

- Tuscumbia, AL, USA

problem #33

May 292010


  • 76,441 miles
Passenger rear axle seal leaking. No towing, no hard use. Axle oil leaks on brake and could possibly cause fire or loss of brakes. Stock vehicle, no modifications. Second time this seal has failed.

- Leesville, LA, USA

problem #32

May 112010


  • 55,000 miles
At 55000 miles the rear axle seal on my 2006 Nissan Titan began to leak causing rear brake failure. New axle seals fixed the problem.

- Corsicana, TX, USA

problem #31

Mar 012010

Titan 8-cyl

  • miles
I own a 2006 Nissan Titan which has had two rear axle seals leak. Both were fixed under warranty by my local Nissan dealer. My understanding is that this is a common problem with Nissan Titans and poses a safety issue since the leaks allow rear differential oil to leak on the rear brakes.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

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