definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,815 miles

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problem #20

Nov 302020


  • 23,000 miles
Immediate recall needed on all Nissan Titans with limp mode for def expiration. Deadly consequences possible and not avoidable. I have recently discovered that the Titan is a deadly vehicle in several ways. Most recently I discovered the fact that def fluid ages to the point of causing the vehicle to go into a limp mode of 5mph with no disabling the limp mode. Unsuspecting diesel owners have no way of knowing if the def they purchased has expired or the def in their tanks has gone bad. If the vehicle is in an area that has drastic climates such as sub zero or extremely hot, driver and occupants of vehicle may die of exposure. There is no warning for the def failure for impending failure of the emission system as I have just experienced. I believe that not making Nissan and others to not recall this dangerous built in child killer would be a tragic mistake by the safety commissions.

- Taylorsville, KY, USA

problem #19

Sep 202020


  • 95,642 miles
Vehicle was in motion when happened. The vehicle was already in movement for couple of hours. It have double diesel filters separator so this issues not supposed to happens. Not towing or anything just traveling true states.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #18

Jun 012020

Titan 8-cyl Diesel

  • 110,533 miles
Once while driving, the vehicle shut of with out notice. There is some hesitation occasionally while driving and has also stopped running while sitting still. Took it to a Nissan dealer and paid to have a diagnostics test and they said nothing could be found. I don't know if it's electrical or fuel components. No engine light comes on the instrument panel.

- Emerald Isle, NC, USA

problem #17

Nov 182019


  • 0 miles
When accelerating from a stop or slow speed truck lugs out, long hesitation from pressing accelerator to actually kicking in, then it takes off like a rocket. Had it in to dealership and they couldn't duplicate the issue. Asked them if took it on the freeway or hard acceleration from a stop? said no roads were wet and didn't feel comfortable doing that. As my commuter vehicle that is how it is driven. As soon as I leave the dealership to get on a very busy road. Either way for ever or accelerate hard to get out in front of traffic. It lugged out then and getting on the freeway to get home

- Jefferson, OR, USA

problem #16

Sep 162019

Titan 8-cyl Diesel

  • 39,500 miles
I'm writing to make aware of the delay in acceleration of my 2016 Nissan Titan xd. On several occasions I have either tried to pull into traffic or make a left hand turn and have had no power due to a delay in the turbo kicking in. It's quite scary. Hopefully this can be addressed and corrected. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 022019


  • 17,500 miles
I merging into highway traffic and lost most all engine power. I pulled over onto side of highway and looked under hood and under truck for signs of why. I saw a waterfall of fluid gushing off of transmission case. Smelled diesel fuel I turned off engine and called a tow truck. I had several gallons of fuel that had poured out of injector that came loose and over engine and transmission. Truck was towed to dealers. This could have been a deadly incident in two ways for passengers and other drivers on highway. Temperature was 90 plus degrees and sunny. Very hot.

- Taylorsville, KY, USA

problem #14

Jun 132019


  • 65,000 miles
Fuel gauge is not reading. Don't know the distance to empty. Could run out of fuel in a dangerous situation.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #13

Jan 012019


  • 80,000 miles
Diesel fumes in cab, Nissan is aware of problem but will not fix due to vehicle being out of warranty, even extended warranty will not cover part needed to keep fumes out of cabin area. This is a major hazardous effect, could cause carbon monoxide poison while driving, or in idle, causes headaches, nausea, this happens after driving even short distances and especially when stopping for lights or stop signs, even on interstates after exiting,

- Broken Bow, OK, USA

problem #12

Mar 222019


  • 57,300 miles
Vehicle won't properly accelerate especially when making turns. Vehicle is ventilating diesel exhaust gases into cabin when heating or cooling system is on.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #11

Nov 262018


  • 2,916 miles
When accelerating the vehicle gets stuck at apx 30rpm. It will stop complete acceleration for apx a minute and then will pick up speed. This continues to happen and has almost put me in two accidents getting hit at intersection and entering on to a ramp, and stalling in traffic on a busy street. I have reported to West Texas Nissan and corporate. The vehicle was returned once to me without correcting it and it did it again with a mechanic test driving with me. It is currently in dealership again for the last 40 plus days with them saying they cant detect what it is. I would mention a new engine had to be replaced on this truck with in a month of new purchase. This issue is a safety concern yet Nissan continues to say they cant pick up a code for it. I have videos of it happening and a Nissan mechanic that drove it with me.

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #10

Oct 102018


  • 7,950 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while stopped at an intersection or at a stop sign, the vehicle stalled with the low fuel warning light illuminating. The vehicle was taken to future Nissan of roseville (600 automall dr, roseville, ca 95661, (916) 547-2242) where the contact was informed that the breather tube was not connected correctly and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,950.

- Antelpoe, CA, USA

problem #9

May 032018


  • miles
My diesel Titan has a dangerous excelleration problem. I hit the pedal to change lanes when in traffic or when trying to merge onto a street there is a huge delay before it kicks in. I communicated through forums and online to see I am not the only complaint. The answer from Nissan is it is by design" how is this a safe design"

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 092017


  • 10 miles
"dead pedal" sometimes the truck does not accelerate when pressing gas pedal. There are times when the truck is responsive and time where there is a few second delay in response. Very dangerous when pulling out into traffic or turning across traffic. The pedal response is different every time you press it. RPM jump. At times when slowing down or at a stop the RPM's will jump up for no reason causing the truck to lung forward.

- Tinton Falls, NJ, USA

problem #7

Jun 142017


  • 4,000 miles
Since I bought this vehicles my wife's and hi are incommoded by exhaust gas in the cabin, real bad. The dealer was unable to fix it and we are worried, this is an extreme and urgent situation this vehicle is only 4 month old ? this is become a permanent situation

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 012017


  • 550 miles
Little to no throttle response 3-5 second delay. Speed from 15-35 transmission issue as well. Call Nissan they stated they have known about this but have no fix. I fell this is a huge safety issue! no acceleration when need?

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #5

May 052017


  • 10,000 miles
No acceleration from stop or a slow roll thru stop I get a 4 to 6 second delay when pulling into traffic this happens quite alot I have 10K miles on the truck dealer says Nissan has never heard of this issue but I read about it on the net and I see complaint here this is very dangerous does someone have to get killed before nhts will get involved "?"

- Harrison, AR, USA

problem #4

Jan 032017


  • miles
As best as I can describe it, the truck does not get fuel when pressing the accelerator preventing it from moving forward. You can push the pedal all the way to the floor before anything starts to move, and sometimes not at all. We've had to pump the pedal and press it all the way down on several occasions causing us to almost get hit when pulling into traffic. We've spoken with Nissan service advisors and sales associates about the issue repeatedly only to be told that Nissan does not have a fix for the problem in the works even though they've received complaints about the exact same issues from other owners. This is a continuous ongoing problem, occurring every time it is driven.

- Salem, WV, USA

problem #3

Apr 052017


  • 4,000 miles
Intermittently looses power, total loss of acceleration. Definitely a safety hazard not knowing when it's coming. I'm very familiar with turbo lag, this is not it. Usually happens around 1/4 throttle, squeeling accessory drive belt, exhaust odor in the truck, makes you nauseous, afraid to let my kids ride in it! severe clunking in driveline, rattle in turbocharger, check engine for waste gate, leaking window seals, drips on window switch surges forward when coming to a stop, they say it's shifting into first, it will shove you into an intersection! radio has loud popping, they have attempted fixes many times to no avail. Nissan response "its normal"

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 282016


  • 11,200 miles
Vehicle lost power on highway and would not exceed 40mph with full acceleration, was able to limp vehicle to dealership for repairs. Was told dpf regen triggered engine fail-safe causing loss of power. No warning lights were visible during incident. Dealer does not know cause of issue but was able to reset vehicle. This issue occurred again several days later and has not been resolved and has no clear fix.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 022016

Titan Diesel

  • 7,200 miles
On November 2, 2016, I was driving my 2016 Nissan Titan xd (diesel) on a city street when the engine suddenly shut down on me. I was able to get the vehicle safely to the side of the road (loss of power steering and brakes). I had the vehicle towed to the dealership, where it remains to this day (November 30). The dealership, along with assistance from Nissan, has not been able to repair or restart the vehicle to date. My understanding is the fuel has been tested and was determined to be clean diesel and problem free. The fuel rails were first replaced, with negative results. The high pressure fuel pump was then replaced, again with negative results. My last contact with the dealership was one week ago, and I was told the Nissan engineer's felt the fuel system/engine was not getting "primed" and they were going to look into that system. Still, , the vehicle remains at the dealership and they have not been able to start then vehicle or correct the problem. I am concerned other owners of this type of vehicle may or may already have experienced similar issues. This is obviously a safety issue that needs to be checked because it could result in a severe accident resulting in injury, loss of life and/or property damage.

- Tehachapi, CA, USA