The 2004 Nissan Titan Problems ( Update 2021)

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 02/14/21 •  3 min read

The 2004 Nissan Titan is an amazing pickup truck, especially for light towing or regular driving exercises. The model comes in various impressive trims and can tow about 10,000 pounds making it a reputable pickup. However, the 2004 Nissan Titan has so far received so many complaints and criticism, thus alerting the buyers to consider some of the model’s problems. Here are the various 2004 Nissan Titan Problems you should know before you consider purchasing this model.

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Here Is Our List Of The 2004 Nissan Titan Problems

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Nissan Titan Drivetrain issues

Over a while, the powertrain has been a great source of grief among the drivers. The 2004 Nissan Titan model has been considered the worst Nissan Titan model ever in the market. This is as a result of the high level of complaints arising from drivers. However, up to date, there are no recalls ever made concerning the trucks drivetrain.

For instance, many drivers have complained about experiencing several issues such as inadequate differentials, significant clunking noise, particularly while reversing the truck, and heavy leaking, especially in the back components. Only a few rear axle cases breaking down while the truck was over speeding have been reported in which no fatalities were encountered.

The faulty brake system of the 2004 Nissan Titan Model

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The high rate of a braking system malfunction in the 2004 Nissan Titan model has been considered one of the main problems affecting these Nissan Titan models. Many drivers complained about their Nissan Titan brake components, such as the pedals being extremely soft and also producing a loud grinding noise when slowing down the truck. Besides, some drivers have complained about replacing their braking system regularly. Several drivers also reported experiencing excessive vibration while applying brakes.

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This is as a result of gradual brake rotors warping up. Others complained about the total system failure, which resulted in minor vehicle crashes. However, the main cause of the problem is easily identified by most auto repair shops using their computerized repair system, and this is the main reason why there are no recalls about the truck braking system that year.

The real differential failure

The real differential failure is considered the main problem affecting the 2004 Nissan Titan model, including the 5.7-liter V8 engine. Most drivers confess to witnessing a loud explosion or a significant low clunking before the entire real wheel system locking up totally. Most drivers have so confessed spending more than $ 2,000 to have the mess fixed by an expert. Where the entire gear was required, the cost could even double.

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Significant rear-axle failure

Apart from the drivetrain problems, other issues such as unreliable braking systems, suspension problems, and overall engine problems are common among the Nissan Titan model. However, the rear-axle failure has been considered the most common problem among these models. Up to date, many drivers still report the drivetrain problem as a challenge, and in most cases, it had no warning signs before the actual failure happened. Various drivers felt that the main cause of rear-axle failure was a result of the unrealistic axle assembly. The average cost for fixing the rear-axle is approximately $ 3,000.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.