Complaint Number: 10298321 Incident Date: January 2, 2010 Date Added to File: January 5, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 nissan titan. When putting the truck into reverse from park you can hear and feel the drive shaft bang when it goes into gear, there is too much slack in the rear and the dealer says nothing is wrong when there is definitely something wrong. Rear differential replaced under warranty. Turning a corner while under power. This has happened to at least 25 other owners that I know of. There is a vacuum switch on the top of the transfer case, driver side but when that fails, your front hub stay's locked in the on position. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but no assistance was offered.
Complaint Number: 10172311 Incident Date: October 29, 2006 Date Added to File: October 31, 2006 Description of the Complaint: I was pulling out of a parking lot onto a steet. The consumer stated the differential is actually starting to rust and the lubricant is starting to leak out. Complaint Number: 10225282 Incident Date: April 16, 2008 Date Added to File: April 21, 2008 Description of the Complaint: Differential failure gears are popping and banging. At around 12,000 miles the rear end started to clunk when shifting from park to reverse and in and out of drive. Complaint Number: 10186624 Incident Date: March 29, 2007 Date Added to File: March 31, 2007 Description of the Complaint: While driving started hearing a roaring sound from the rear of the truck. Axle broke off at the hub. I have no one to turn to, my truck is constantly breaking down.
It's only when I push on the gas pedal and going between 60-70 mph. No warning indications leading up to it. The Titan is a class of vehicle called a 4X4, so has two differentials and four axle seals. If you turn the wheel while moving to the right and the noise goes away it is on the right side. Complaint Number: 10182705 Incident Date: February 12, 2007 Date Added to File: February 15, 2007 Description of the Complaint: Rear differential failed 47,000 miles.
Complaint Number: 10143290 Incident Date: September 25, 2005 Date Added to File: November 20, 2005 Description of the Complaint: Returned vehicle to dealer for warranty service and was made aware of a possible differential failure , dealer stated that parts would be replaced under the manufactures' warranty. The truck has never towed anything, never carried over 1000 pounds, and never been off road. Just wondering if anyone have seen this before and if this has anything to do with the bearings? Back to local dealership who finally admitted known issues with axles. Differential fluid is leaking everywhere. Truck has had new brakes 3 times in 3. I had great expectation for this truck.
Complaint Number: 10182857 Incident Date: September 17, 2004 Date Added to File: February 17, 2007 Description of the Complaint: 2004 nissan titan 4x4 defective rear differential replaced at 20,000 miles , again at 64,000 miles and now front dif is broken and will need replaced on my dime! Nissan needs a heavier rear end for this truck. Parts on national back order, no promise date available. If you insist on an import Toyota is your best bet anyway. The contact was driving 15 mph when the vehicle exhibited an unusual bang from underneath. I called the dealership about the third possible occurrence and they simply said call nissan. I have had all the recommended services on the vehicle, and do not use the vehicle for off-roading, nor do I use the vehicle to tow.
If your feeling it in the gas pedal and the floor, its most likely the front. I could die or kill someone else if this unsafe truck fails in a blind corner or bend. Here I am at 138000 miles out of warranty with the same issue. They indicated they were unaware of very many such problems. This is a 'band aid' for a differential that is not able to handle the weights this vehicle is designed to tow. Complaint Number: 10352371 Incident Date: August 26, 2010 Date Added to File: August 27, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I have a 2004 nissan titan truck.
Truck was to be covered for the entire time I owned it. All lubricants have been serviced under manufacture recommendations. Complaint Number: 10172580 Incident Date: October 20, 2006 Date Added to File: November 3, 2006 Description of the Complaint: My entire rear axle had to be replaced at 31,500 miles on my nissan titan. Replacement diff only lasted around 7,000 miles and went out as well. The truck is back in for repair within 5 days since and back brakes are not working properly. Only towed with it a 4500 pound travel trailer on two occasions approximately 300 miles total.
On the 3rd of October 2010 I noticed when I took a left turn and accelerated through the turn I heard a popping sound and the rear of the truck hopped. Great site and thanks for any help. Complaint Number: 10145658 Incident Date: July 29, 2005 Date Added to File: December 19, 2005 Description of the Complaint: While towing a 6,500 lb boat with my nissan titan the rear differential blew with only 6,700 miles on the truck. The first time, I had to replace the differential which also failed. I will give you a little history on the truck, I have 68,000 miles on it and the noise started about 3 weeks ago when I changed out my leaking radiator with a new Koyo one.
Complaint Number: 10142900 Incident Date: February 15, 2005 Date Added to File: November 16, 2005 Description of the Complaint: Rear differential failure. I have had several other issues with this vehicle fuel pump, brakes, exhaust system. After going back to the second dealer, they told me to call Nissan Consumer Affairs and open a case with them. Took it to the dealer and the entire rear end assy was replaced under warranty. Waiting to hear back form Nissan to see if they will reimburse for at least cost of part 3223. If both lines hold vacum check valves. Have read many complaints about the same problem by other Titan owners.
They did - if repairing is filling it with unpainted resin. This was the second occurrence so they agreed to buy the truck back. They were very helpful and courteous. Rear end failer was the problem, complete rear end replacement by dealership under warantee. The rotors then went out june 30. Maybe you could double check and see if it is doing it at the 4,000 rpm mark to see if we are having the same problem? Dealer installed chassis ears on rear diff and heard a high pitched whine. The issue was still there so at my next oil change about a few months later, I brought it up again and they road force balanced the truck but the issue was still there.