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#1404 of 1475 2004 Nissan Titan front Calipers
Dec 19, 2006 (7:21 pm)
I have been having brake issues with my 2004 Titan, and after reading this message board, am worried that this repair may not be adequate. I brought the truck in for a slight pulsation, brake light flickering, and a screeching noise coming from the right front tire (3rd time for brake issues). They informed me that the right caliper was frozen/cracked and the brake pads were damaged. They replaced the caliper and pads, Nissan covered the cost for the caliper only. The dealer then informed me that the left front side also had the same problem, but Nissan would not cover the cost of those parts and they where going to charge me an additional $860.00. I called Nissan and filed a customer service report. In the end Nissan covered some of the cost, but I was charged $467.00 and went 4 days without my truck. How do both calipers fail at the same time (47K mi)? What caused them to crack, the larger pads? Why did Nissan only partially honor the warranty? Is this going to be the pattern of owning this truck, every 20K miles replacing the brake system? Note: I have the tow package but haven't towed anything with this vehicle, too afraid, especially with my wife and son in the vehicle. I guess the best option is to take the hit and trade it in. I am very disappointed with Nissan for not engineering a proper fix for this recurring problem.
Dec 20, 2006 (1:19 am)
Seems like your dealer wouldn't go to bat for you. Calipers are covered 3/36k warranty. Only pads and rotors are not.
#1406 of 1475 Re: Disable window opening [damnyankee44]
Dec 20, 2006 (8:22 pm)
i had an aftermarket auto start installed, as a result i hit lock button 3 times to start and now my close window feature no longer works. i would try contacting someone in the auto alarm business, i am sure they can disable the button from opening windows.
#1407 of 1475 Re: 2004 Nissan Titan front Calipers [deepsea]
Dec 22, 2006 (7:50 am)
I Have a 2004 Titan and I agree with you that the brakes on this truck could be better, But.....I have towed construction trailers with cars on them and completely loaded hay wagons and have not had a braking issue when towing and I did not have the assis. of a brake box either. When I towed the cars I went down some serious hills, It is all in the way you drive. I'm not saying that you don't know how so please don't take it that way but as long as you are smart, you will have no problems braking when towing. The contruction trailer weighs an easy 2500 lbs. and I towed my thunderbird once and my full size Bronco on it as well, so there was some serious weight there. I have also pulled my 24 ft. camper without issue.
Dec 22, 2006 (7:52 am)
I'm with you on the looks....It's not the best looking truck out there but giving the performance of it...I gave up the look and took the performance.
#1409 of 1475 Dash Rattle/squeek
Dec 22, 2006 (8:02 am)
I bought my 2004 Titan at the end of this past summer and love the truck. The only thing that is driving me nuts is the dash rattle/squeek that I hear. When driving while accelerating you can hear it. If you put it in neutral, nothing, neutral and give it a little gas...nothing, put it in gear and accelerate....rattle/squeek. It is def. coming from the inside, i just have not been able to pin point where? Any ideas??
#1410 of 1475 Re: Titan vibration at 45 + mph [mfillers]
Jan 09, 2007 (8:15 pm)
Yes I have an 06 Titan and the rear shakes at 47mph & at 52 mph. I've had the tires rotated/balanced then replaced all tires and that didn't help at all. I don't know what else it could be. Has anybody else experienced this same rear end shake?
#1411 of 1475 Re: 2004 Nissan Titan front Calipers [deepsea]
Jan 31, 2007 (11:24 am)
My 2004 Nissan Titan LE has 23000. I am on my fourth-set of rotars and brake pads, and computer system. Took the vehicle to the dealer and was called a "lair" without looking at the vehicle. Then one service manager said "you can trade it in and we will give you $2500 off MSRP of a new Titan." And then another service manager said "all SUV/trucks brakes make noise" I asked what highway to you travel that you hear all that brake noise on trucks and SUVs? I took my Titan to Midas and paid $795 for the required brake work that they were obligated to perform under warranty. I suspect a great lawyer would be taking on a class-action law-suit against Nissan and their brake defect on 2004 models. I am personally seeking lemon buy-back.
#1412 of 1475 2005 Titan paint problems
Feb 01, 2007 (5:01 am)
I posted this in the maintenance board also, just wanted to cover all the bases. I am just wondering if anyone is having this problem with their paint. I have an 05 SE CrewCab 4X4 Off Road w/tow package, red alert color. I noticed a few small (1/16"-1/8") blisters in the paint, some had already broken when I first noticed them exposing the primer. I did a good inspection of the truck before taking to the Nissan dealer so I would know where the blisters were and stopped counting at 20, most of them are already broken, all of these expose the primer. The dealer has not been very supportive, saying that Nissan will probably claim they are rock chips and door dings even though the location of many of them rule these possibilities out (even have some on the tailgate). Has anyone else noticed this problem? We might have to get together to get Nissan to fix this one, I will post more as my situation progresses.
#1413 of 1475 Press Request
by KarenS HOST
Feb 01, 2007 (8:41 am)
A local U.S. newspaper is looking to interview buyers who recently purchased a half-ton truck and understand what factors you considered before making your purchase. If you are interested in being interviewed, please send an email to ctalatiedmunds.com no later than Tuesday, February 6, 2007 containing your daytime contact information.