really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,007 miles

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2006 Nissan Titan Owner Comments

problem #16

Sep 082015


  • 119,000 miles


The weld on the left rear shackle that holds the leaf spring in place rusted through and the leaf spring pushed up through the bottom of the truck bed causing a hole. In my opinion based on my inspection the weld failed due to rust. I purchased the vehicle brand new in 2006 and had corrosion protection applied. This type of wear and tear should not happen to a vehicle like this. I have taken photos to document the damage. I am going to take the vehicle to Nissan to review the issue.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #15

Jul 032015


  • 62,500 miles
Right rear spring shackle broke at the welds while driving allowing the leaf spring to be thrust up against the under side of the bed. By luck or other I was to be towing our travel trailer later in the day for the holiday weekend.a cursory search found a high number of complaints of broken shackles in model year 04-07. Shackles appear to have been upgraded in model year 08. This failure could have easily caused a serious accident to self or others had the axle shifted resulting in loss of control.

- Spring Grove, PA, USA

problem #14

Mar 222015


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, when the brake pedal was depressed, the brakes failed to stop the vehicle which caused the contact to crash into a side wall. A police report was filed. The contact had sustained injuries to the arms and neck which did not require medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000. The VIN was unavailable. A preliminary investigation suggests the lower control link assembly may have separated casing the consumer to lose steering ability. Recall 10E019000 was referenced in the complaint. Updated 04/20/15

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #13

Apr 012014

Titan 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


Developed a vibration in the rear end, then noticed leaking oil at the passenger side axle. Brought it to the dealer and they said I needed a whole new rear end assembly to the tune of $5600. Said they had a "bulletin" regarding this issue! what gives why isn't this a recall?

- Marlboro, MA, USA

problem #12

Jul 132014

Titan 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I heard a very abnormal clunk from rear of vehicle while driving which was initially followed by very unstable vehicle dynamics (vehicle swayed heavily from side to side). I initially thought I'd inadvertently hit an obstacle or pothole in the road but at the next stop I noticed the vehicle was leaning heavily on the left hand side (>2" lower than the right). I inspected the undercarriage but could not see anything wrong so checked tire pressures (all fine at ~34-36psi). Not being able to identify the issue, I assumed it was just the way we'd loaded the vehicle and continued driving (we were more than 6 hrs from home). After unloading the vehicle however, I realised something else was seriously wrong because the severe lean was still present. A quick google search for "Nissan Titan leaning" led me to check for a broken rear shackle. Inspecting the floor of the bed was enough confirmation that the left hand rear shackle had indeed broken (huge bulge in the floor of the bed where the leaf spring slammed up into the body). No less than 26 separate reports have been made on the www.titantalk.com forum about the issue (photos and documentation available). I was luckier than some where leaf springs broke through the bed floor completely (have photos to support this). The local Nissan dealer refused to acknowledge a defect and instead quoted $480 for the repair. I have since confirmed that Nissan reinforced the shackles in 2008 and superceded the older design (damning evidence in itself). For the record, this incident occurred with my pregnant wife, 3 yr old son and father-in-law as passengers in the vehicle. It is daunting to consider how many drivers and families are at risk as a result of Nissan's failure to report this to the NHTSA. Guess it takes a few deaths before the liability exceeds the recall cost.

- Dewittville, NY, USA

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problem #11

Mar 112014


  • 65,000 miles
I was driving down the highway when all of a sudden I heard a noise from my backend and almost lost control of my truck. I got out and checked to find my leaf spring busted and sticking through my truck bed. I called Nissan of North America and they are unwilling to offer any help because of it being a used vehicle. It seems it would be more cost effective to do a recall now until waiting until someone is killed. When I asked the young lady what happens next time when the other side goes and I get into a fatal accident killing myself or someone else? her reply was that we will have to address that when it happens. What lousy customer service.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #10

Mar 072014


  • 68,000 miles


I noticed a sound coming from my backend. When I got home I opened my tailgate I found that my driver side leaf spring shackle had failed and the leaf spring had punctured my bed. I took it to the dealer only to find out the $2000 warranty through wheelz I purchased did not cover it. It seems to be a common thing yet Nissan isn't doing anything about it.

- Wadswoth, OH, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Feb 012010


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for an oil change. The contact was then informed that gear oil from the axle was leaking onto various components and compartments of the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred approximately two years later. The vehicle was not taken in for repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Horseheads, NY, USA

problem #7

May 252012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
I didn't hauled any heavy load in my Nissan Titan 2006 at the time it happened to the broken leaf spring shackle. As I driving I felt the truck have an odd moving motion on the road. I parked the truck and the truck bed seems like its lop-sided when you look straight to the truck bed. I look underneath the truck bed and saw the rear driver side leaf spring shackle broken apart and punctured a large seam to the top of the truck bed.

- Stillwater, MN, USA

problem #6

Feb 262012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 58,776 miles


Left rear leaf spring shackle fractured on a smooth road, causing the leaf spring to impact and deform the bed and degrading handling.

- Cunningham, TN, USA

problem #5

Sep 012011


  • 38,000 miles
At 38,000 miles the drive side rear axle seal on my 2006 Nissan Titan started leaking spreading grease all over the inside of the wheel. This was not in any way due to neglect of the vehicle, off road 4-wheel drive driving or via auto accident as I drive exclusively on paved roads and the truck has never been in an accident. I feel this could easily have covered my brakes with grease and oil and caused longer stopping distances which of course could lead to accidents.

- Mint Hill, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 272011


  • 108,000 miles
While driving, heard a bang, did not notice any damage at first. Later once the truck was parked at home seen the driver side rear leaf spring was pushed through the bed of the truck. (have pictures, if needed) the part pushed through the metal of the bed as well as the spray on bed liner. Took truck to the local garage, was afraid to drive any further than just a couple miles. The mechanic stated that he could not believe that this happened given the year of the truck. Upon further examination he recommended that the passenger side be replaced as well, before it broke also, he stated that it was very thin metal. The replacement part was purchased at the a dealer and I was told that they have had numerous incidents where this part has broken causing similar damage. Repairs to the truck will also require replacing the truck bed possible. This truck has not been taken off road nor has it been used to haul items, it has a fiberglass bed cover on it.

- Clear Fork, WV, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Mar 082006


  • 26,383 miles
Recall id # 08V284000 - equipment:electrical:air conditioner recall date:Jun 27, 2008 component:equipment:electrical:air conditioner model affected:Titan units affected: 180664 recall details recall id # 10V074000 - fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system recall date:Mar 03, 2010 component:fuel system, other:storage:fuel gauge system model affected:Titan units affected: 340000 recall details recall id # 10V517000 - engine and engine cooling recall date:Oct 28, 2010 component:engine and engine cooling model affected:Titan units affected: 747480 recall details recall id # 10E019000 - suspension:front:control arm:lower arm recall date:May 20, 2010 component:suspension:front:control arm:lower arm model affected:Titan units affected: 1873 recall details recall id # 06V064000 - latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch recall date:Mar 08, 2006 component:latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch model affected:Titan units affected: 427 recall details recall id # 07E046000 - equipment recall date:Jul 03, 2007 component:equipment model affected:Titan units affected: 3500 recall details recall id # 06V459000 - electrical system recall date:Nov 30, 2006 component:electrical system model affected:Titan units affected: 96500 recall details I have owned the vehicle since 7/2007 and only recieved 3 of these recall letters. So of these issues are just now popping. Only 2 of the issues have been taken care of. Per the dealership I would be contacted and have not received any calls to get these matters taken care of. I feel this vehicle is unsafe since the issues have not be addressed.

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 302008

Titan 8-cyl

  • 48,522 miles
1. I own a 2006 Nissan Titan crew cab SE. After normal driving of the vehicle for 2 years and 2 months the vehicle requires an alignment. The vehicle has no way to adjust the camber. There was no camber kit installed on the vehicle from the factory. Every manufacturer knows that part of proper maintenance is realigning the vehicle. 2. I have searched the internet to find out if other Titan owners have had this problem and I have found numerous blogs of 2006 Nissan Titans having the same problem. This is the only year I have found that Nissan failed to provide the ability to align the vehicle. 3. Nissan has done nothing to correct this problem. When Nissan is contacted they inform me that there is nothing they can do since my vehicle is out of warranty since I have exceeded the 36,000 miles. I am told that I have to purchase a camber kit from Nissan in order to align the vehicle.

- Cabot, AR, USA

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