really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,661 miles

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problem #45

Apr 102012


  • 110,000 miles
Rear speakers stopped working. After researching found that the wiring harness was pinched in the door jamb on my king cab rear doors. The wires were cut due to extensive wear and bending.

- Ione, CA, USA

problem #44

Jul 212016


  • 170,000 miles
The fuel gauge does not read correctly below approximately a quarter tank. It occasionally will stick and fluctuate but always around a quarter tank and below. The first time I realized the problem I had to have my truck towed home, thinking it was something major when all I did was run out of gas.

- Ione, CA, USA

problem #43

Dec 192018


  • 146,000 miles
My Titan stalls while driving, a very dangerous situation! replaced the recalled ECM relay, that worked for a couple of weeks, then the same issue. From everything I have researched, the ipdm is also a culprit but Nissan won't recall/replace these.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #42

Aug 092018


  • 175,400 miles
I was looking on this website and seen 6 recalls for the 2005 Nissan Titan which I have and and noticed there was a recall for the wire harness on the driverside rear door. Well all those wires are broken off no music from the rear speakers on either side. I'm having problems were I try to accelerate and the truck barely wants to move and sometimes takes long to finally start. When your idling it sounds as if it's going to break down. When the a.C. is on it makes a very loud annoying sound. I've added pics of what I found on your website as I've included a pic of the frayed wires from the harness and Nissan of melbourne isn't trying to fix this being a recalled part.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #41

Apr 112018


  • 204,000 miles
Driving down a busy road on my way home from work and vehicle sputters as if out of fuel until it died. Could not get truck to crank and was clearly a lack of fuel. Fuel gauge read 1/4 tank full exactly as described in campaign 10V074000. Fortunatrly a police officer assisted in pushing my truck into a parking lot. I called a family member to drive up with a gas container to put a few gallons in. Sure enough, cranked right up. The following day, I contacted Nissan of usa, my vehicle was not included in the campaign and because of the age and mileage of my truck I would not receive assistance in the repair of this manufacturer defect.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #40

Feb 052018


  • 220,000 miles
I was driving down the hwy and my engine shut down. I made it to the shoulder, put it in park turn the key off then starts right back up. Started yesterday, and does it about every ten miles. Starts right back up every time. Sounds like the ipdm but fenton Nissan in lees summit Missouri said my trucks not recalled. Please help! no spit and sputter, it just dies out of no where. It almost caused a rear end collision while pullin on interstate. This relay problem is very unsafe. Please help!

- Wellington, MO, USA

problem #39

Jan 292018


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle lost power without warning and restarted after several attempts. A local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer informed the contact that he would have to pay for diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #38

Nov 192017


  • 150,447 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the wiring harness failed. The contact was concerned that the driver and passenger frontal seat belts may not operate as intended in the event of a crash. The contact was concerned that the driver and passenger seat belts may retract abnormally and cause extreme tightness. The contact was repairing the vehicle himself. The contact located the wiring harness on the rear passenger door and discovered that it did not have a protective shield. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The approximate failure mileage was 150,447.

- Exeter, ME, USA

problem #37

Jan 012007


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the air bags failed and the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 06V459000 (electrical system); however; the repair did not correct the failure. The dealer diagnosed that the air bag wire was loose, but the wire repair did not correct the failure. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle again and determined that the air bag wiring harness assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #36

Jun 012016


  • 114,000 miles
Nissan previously issued a recall dealing with the wiring harness issue, #06V459000 to reroute and change the wiring cover. This affects the airbags and the operation of the seat belts, as well as the audio system. The airbag light is flashing and the rear passenger door speaker doesn't work. The recall was just a temporary cover up of the problem. The issue came up again and they refuse to fix it, wanting to charge upwards of $1000 to replace the wiring harnesss, a problem they are already aware of. The recall did not fix the problem, only a temporary cover-up.

- Waller, TX, USA

problem #35

May 132016


  • 145,000 miles
Lost power to vehicle while driving, power steering, brakes, etc. Narrowly avoided accident. Gas gauge indicated a quarter tank of gas when it was actually empty. Contacted Nissan, they said there was recall for this for the year make and model, but my VIN was not included in the recall.

- Guilford, VT, USA

problem #34

Mar 202015


  • 155,000 miles
While driving on a highway at approximately 55 mph, my engine stalled. I lost all engine power to my truck, with no error codes, no check engine light. I had to place my truck in neutral while at speed in traffic in the left lane and coast to a safe location on the right shoulder. During this time, I had no power steering or power brakes. After I safely stopped on the shoulder, I tried to restart my engine. My engine would not start. Approximately one month prior to this incident, my truck had intermittently stalled while stopped, with an error code that pointed to an ineffective catalytic converter. I had my mass air flow sensor replaced, my ECM relay replaced, and my catalytic converter replaced, at a cost of ~ $5000 total. I am now told the intelligent power distribution module is likely the culprit for all of these problems, which will cost me another $700 to replace. In researching previous recalls, there is an existing recall for the ECM relay, but not the ipdm module. It appears in other Titan forums that several other people have suffered from the same issue.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #33

Jan 292015


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that there was a strong odor of fuel present. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Herriman, UT, USA

problem #32

Sep 052012

Titan 4WD 8-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
While driving down the highway the truck stalled and lost all power. After getting to the shoulder of the highway, the truck still had battery power and wanted to crank to start but acted like it wasn't getting gas. After calling around we determined thru a Nissan service advisor that we should try filling the tank with gas, even though I was telling him it read between a quarter and half a tank. After putting in 5 gallons and turning the key and cranking it a few seconds, it started right up. It has done this at various times since this first occurrence and continues to vary. I now have to keep no less than half a tank of gas at all times or I will suddenly lose power and have to pull off. Nissan has a voluntary safety recall campaign 2005-2009 armada and Titan fuel gauge inaccuracy, campaign id#R1010 & NHTSA#10V-074, but say that it does not include my VIN. I have tried repeatedly to ask Nissan how this safety campaign does not affect my vehicle if it too has the same problem, as I've been told its the fuel sending unit which is what this recall campaign covers.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #31

Aug 092014

Titan 8-cyl

  • 236,000 miles
Nissan replaced the ECU relay and front fan they installed a jumper fuse into the ipdm and now vehicle shuts down while driving now the vehicle wont even turn over. The battery was drained now charged when I turn the ignition I get zero response from the starter as if the ipdm was blown. The truck shut down while driving like 10 - 20 within a 5 mi trip to get back home.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #30

Jun 132012

Titan 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number 06V459000 (electrical system) but the parts needed to complete the repair were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 106,000.

- Weld, ME, USA

problem #29

May 012012

Titan 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I received a recall notice (recall 06V-459) from Nissan approximately 4 years ago regarding the wiring harness being defective. The original notice did not mention that it would require service only if the airbag light was on or flashing (which it was not). I brought my vehicle in for the recall (at kelly Nissan of lynnfield MA), not knowing this and they simply taped the wiring harnesses after inspection and recorded the recall serviced on the Nissan Titan and most likely charged Nissan of North America for parts and labor for a harness replacement. At 65,000 miles I started to get the airbag sensor light on my dashboard flashing constantly. I researched the flashing code from the sensor and it turns out to be related to the passenger side wiring harness. As recently as 2 weeks ago I received what I thought was another recall notice from Nissan of North America which clearly stated this time " if the red airbag warning lamp is illuminated - please contact your dealership immediately for repairs", after scheduling another appointment with the same dealership that did the original recall and bringing the vehicle in they told me that the recall had already been done and the was no other action that could be performed without a charge to me. The vehicle has never been in an accident as I am the original owner. I find it difficult to believe that if a vehicle has a recall and parts are replaced that the same failure will occur with the replaced parts, hence my conclusion that the actual work was never performed only recorded as such against the vehicles (VIN). Any help you could provide would be appreciated. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #28

Jan 122011


  • 115,000 miles
Took my truck to the dealership several times and told them that my manual shifter was intermittent. They said they could not find anything wrong with it. But when I left the dealership it was not working. It finally stop working at all. Took it back to the dealership and they found a broken ground wire. The cost of the part $413 labor $375. I did not get it repaired because of the cost. I went online and researched it and found it for $253 and putting it in would be easy for myself. After a couple of hours on research on how to install this, I came across several sections of people with the same problem. Come to find out Nissan is aware of this problem. Being that over time shifting gears made the wires break. How is it that certified repair centers don't keep up on these problems. I spent a lot of time going back and forth to the dealership. And why isn't Nissan covering the problem. I'm very disappointed in Nissan for this and has made me change my mind about my next vehicle purchase.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #27

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 #26

Sep 022012


  • 50,000 miles
Prior to leaving for a trip I stoped by the dealership that I bought the truck from informed me that the exhaust was broken due to rust I was also told that there was no issue with driving it to nc from ct on the way back from nc the trailer lights failed and I started receiving slip ABS brake and 4WD lights on my dash. I return the truck to the dealership and was told that the exhaust had melted the wiring harness where it had broke/rusted. I spoke to another dealership and was told this was a common issue where the wiring harness would melt when the exhaust brakes/rusts... I was also told that they had seen some where the whole tail lamp had melted.

- North Stonington, CT, USA

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