Nissan Titan vehicle consumers have reported the following problems to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) since 1995.
Model: 2006 Titan , Fail Date: May 18, 2013, Location: Kirkland, Washington
2006 Nissan Titan exhaust manifolds cracked again. Fixed at dealer at 62,837, replaced both exhaust manifolds with new ones. Now at 118023 manifolds are cracked again, out of warranty and dealer will not replace. This is not a cheap repair somewhere around $2900 to fix both. I have heard many other complaints about this and had I known previously I would not have purchased this vehicle. Nissan replaced the faulty manifolds with the same new faulty manifolds.
Model: 2004 Titan RWD 8-cyl, Miles: 43,000, Speed: 50 mi, Fail Date: Apr 30, 2013, Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contacted that while driving 50 mph, he noticed that the exhaust manifold was cracked and exhaust fumes were leaking. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for diagnosis where it was advised that the exhaust headers needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.
Model: 2006 Titan 4WD 8-cyl, Fail Date: Apr 17, 2013, Location: Eugene, Oregon
Have taken it to two different repair shops and have both (drivers/passenger side) exhaust manifold are cracked. Have gone to Nissan for the repairs . Nissan has stated that its a known issue on Nissan Titans for the years of 2004-2007 but won't replace it. Was quoted for the repair of $3,000. Its just out of the miles on the 80k/8year emissions warranty, but still time frame.
Model: 2005 Titan , Miles: 50,000, Speed: 60 mi, Fail Date: Sep 02, 2012, Location: North Stonington, Connecticut
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.
Model: 2004 Titan 4WD 8-cyl, Miles: 125,000, Fail Date: May 31, 2012, Location: Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the driver's and passenger's side exhaust manifold was cracked. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 125,000. Updated 5/9/13 updated 05/24/2013.
Model: 2006 Titan RWD 8-cyl, Miles: 84,093, Fail Date: Apr 18, 2012, Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Left and right side exhaust manifolds are cracked. They are normally covered under the emissions warranty of 8yr/80k miles. I am out of warranty by 4,000 miles. I put 4k miles every 3 months and I have heard the ticking noise when the vehicle is cold for over this time period. I contacted Nissan USA for loyal customer assistance and was denied. I filed an appeal and was denied within 2 hours. I have owned (3) Nissans in the past 7 years and expect some compensation. This is a major problem on all Titans 2004 to 2007. This should be under recall for exhaust gases getting into the passenger compartment.
Model: 2007 Titan , Fail Date: Apr 09, 2012, Location: Sandy , Utah
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the exhaust manifolds had to be replaced several times. The passenger side manifolds were replaced twice and the driver's side was replaced three times. The failure would cause fumes to enter the cabin of the vehicle. The dealer was unable to provide a cause for the recurring failure. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 95,000.
Model: 2005 Titan , Fail Date: Apr 03, 2012, Location: Colton, California
Both exhaust manifolds on my truck have cracked. The service writer at the dealership could hear it before I even said anything. This is a known issue for Nissan Titans. This could possibly allow exhaust gases into the passenger compartment.
Model: 2005 Titan RWD 8-cyl, Miles: 90,000, Speed: 30 mi, Fail Date: Mar 05, 2012, Location: Corona, California
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed that the service engine warning indicator was continuously illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and an independent mechanic who both informed the contact that the exhaust manifold was cracked and would require replacement. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 03/26/12 consumer had talked to Nissan representative and was advised to write to Nissan corporation about the reimbursement of the cost for the replacement of the exhaust manifolds on the consumers vehicle. Consumer read that the manifolds was faulty and may pose a safety issue due to the exhaust fumes leaking into the car cabin. Consumer reported to nets for an investigation of the faulty component. Consumer would like to be informed of any recall action from Nissan corporation. Updated 6/7/12.
Model: 2004 Titan 8-cyl, Miles: 78,000, Speed: 5 mi, Fail Date: Feb 09, 2012, Location: San Diego, California
Just had both manifolds replaced under Nissan warranty. As I was driving away from the dealership I heard a loud pop turning right from the rear of the truck. Turned around back into the dealerships parking lot I heard another pop? the service tech drove it around their service area and said my rear differential was going out. Nissan has known this has been an issue for years especially in the early trucks years but refuses to fix it under a recall. This is a $3500. 00 fix which the consumer has to pay and Nissan profits from a poorly designed component. There needs to be a recall on all Nissan Titans from '04 - '07.
Model: 2004 Titan , Miles: 10,000, Fail Date: Feb 04, 2012, Location: New Cumberland , Pennsylvania
Exhaust manifold on driver side cracked and leaking exhaust fumes into cabin of vehicle.
Model: 2006 Titan 4WD 8-cyl, Miles: 107,000, Speed: 35 mi, Fail Date: Feb 01, 2012, Location: Show Low, Arizona
I have a 2006 se Nissan Titan truck, my concern is I just found out from my local dealer that I have a exhaust manifold leak. The main reason for my concern is. . . How this came about was because I was and still am getting exhaust fumes into driver compartment which in return gives me headaches, and on two occasions caused serve dizziness. When I explained this to the dealer the said there was nothing they could do! I have two children who I drive to school, I don't need them getting sick from these fumes from which I experienced! I'm asking for some kind of help!.
Model: 2004 Titan , Miles: 79,000, Speed: 5 mi, Fail Date: Nov 24, 2011, Location: Ramsey , Montana
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that exhaust fumes emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the exhaust manifold was cracked and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired a second time. The failure mileage was 79,000 and the current mileage was 84,972.
Model: 2004 Titan RWD 8-cyl, Miles: 120,000, Fail Date: Nov 16, 2011, Location: Cooke Ville, Tennessee
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that he smelled a foul odor inside the cabin and would hear an abnormal noise when driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they advised that the exhaust manifolds were cracked and leaking. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 120,000. . . . . . Updated 01/14/13 the consumer stated the dealer advised that both exhaust manifolds also contain one catalyic converter per side. Updated 01/17/2013.
Model: 2004 Titan , Miles: 82,000, Fail Date: Nov 01, 2011, Location: Central Point, Oregon
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated there was a leak in the exhaust manifold. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairing the defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 82,000 and the current mileage was 82,500. The VIN was unavailable.
Model: 2004 Titan , Miles: 180,307, Fail Date: Oct 30, 2011, Location: Dobson, North Carolina
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that the engine exhaust manifold was cracked due to defective material, and caused fumes to enter the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 180,307 and the current mileage was 180,400.
Model: 2006 Titan , Fail Date: Oct 19, 2011, Location: 92808, California
2006 Nissan Titan only 35,000 miles and both exhaust manifolds cracked and were leaking exhaust gases that could not be fed into catalytic converters. . Dealer replaced under emissions warranty since exhaust manifold/catalytic converter are a solid 1 piece unit. They replaced with identical defective pieces that I am positive will crack like the original ones. . Please check online Titan forums and you will see it is a very common problem with almost every Titan. . My local dealer says they "automatically check every Titan" for this issue. . I believe this should be a recall campaign because it is so common and not from driver error/abuse, and once any Titan is out of the 8 year/80000 mile coverage it is a very expensive repair totaling over 2,000 dollars! most Titan owners report a ticking sound from under the hood especially under cold start up-I didn't notice this on mine so I had no idea mine were cracked that's why I believe there should be a recall to inspect as many Titans as possible for this emissions issue.
Model: 2004 Titan , Miles: 70,200, Fail Date: Oct 05, 2011, Location: Huron, Ohio
Car into dealer for service. Found two cracked manifolds on both sides of the engine resulting in excessive noise and exhaust gases to be released into the cab. Both sides need full replacement at nearly $1,200 per side. This is ridiculous on a vehicle with only 70k miles on the clock.
Model: 2006 Titan 4WD 8-cyl, Miles: 74,000, Speed: 20 mi, Fail Date: Aug 27, 2011, Location: Bristol, Wisconsin
Noticed loud banging in rear of truck. Found the exhaust tailpipe broke off near the muffler and was hanging by a mounting post. Upon inspection after removal of the tailpipe from the underside of truck, it looked like a junction of the tail pipe to the muffler pipe had completely rusted through.
Model: 2005 Titan , Miles: 66,000, Speed: 60 mi, Fail Date: Aug 20, 2011, Location: La Mesa, California
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, a noise was heard coming from under the hood. The vehicle was maneuvered to the shoulder of the road and the contact noticed exhaust fumes were leaking from the engine manifold instead of the tail pipe. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 66,000. The VIN was unknown.
Model: 2005 Titan , Miles: 113,000, Fail Date: Aug 18, 2011, Location: Webster, Massachusetts
Driverside exhaust manifold cracked approx two weeks after passenger side exhaust manifold replaced due to crack.
Model: 2005 Titan RWD 8-cyl, Miles: 102,000, Fail Date: Aug 01, 2011, Location: Paso Robles, California
Cracked exhaust manifolds on both sides of v8 engine as diagnosed by Nissan dealer. Result -- will leak raw exhaust gases into passenger compartment and into atmosphere. Investigation reveals cracked manifolds to be a huge problem for Nissan Titans and large numbers of Titans are affected. Nissan emission warranty only covers 8yrs/80,000 miles. But since these exhaust manifolds are clearly defective due to improper design and pose a serious safety threat and emissions problem they should be replaced at Nissan's expense regardless of vehicle age or mileage.
Model: 2004 Titan , Miles: 60,000, Fail Date: Aug 01, 2011, Location: Burlington , Washington
The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that exhaust fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the exhaust manifold was crack and it needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 60,000.
Model: 2004 Titan 8-cyl, Miles: 73,000, Speed: 65 mi, Fail Date: Jul 23, 2011, Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
While traveling to go on a 13 hour drive, all of our engine lights came on and the truck became sluggish. We had truck towed and got a call from dealership saying what happen was muffler/exhaust unit fell off during travel and the unit remaining got so hot it burned out entire part of truck including, ecu, rear right harness, and 3 other things. Cost to fix over $3,000. After paying hefty bill shop manager said this was the 5th Titan in our small town he had same issue with and that he agrees this is the worst place for a unit on a truck and manufacturer should of put other location. I then filed a complaint with Nissan consumer affairs. They acted like they cared and then 3 weeks later they denied helping me at all saying it was out of warranty. I did research on line and lots of people are having same issue. This is a huge safety concern and I think needs to be recalled and I need to be reimbursed for my repairs. I find it odd that the exhaust manifold also cracked on the truck on the right and left side and Nissan covers that until 80,000 miles.
Model: 2006 Titan , Fail Date: Jul 18, 2011, Location: Heyworth, Illinois
Both exhaust manifolds are cracked requiring replacement. Their failure emitted raw engine exhaust into the engine compartment potentially endangering the life/health of the vehicle occupants due to carbon dioxide exposure through cabin air inlets when the windows are down. At the very least, air pollution in violation of the epa occurred multiplied by the vast number of documented Nissan exhaust manifold failures across the country.