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#1423 of 1475 Re: 2005 Titan paint problems [carrie6]
Feb 20, 2007 (6:52 am)
There is definitely a paint problem. Our daughter purchased a red alert titan which within 6 months started chipping, we have gone rounds with nissan and arbitration with BBB. They claimed it was rail dust but we had 3 body shops (including a nissan bs) and a paint expert look at it. The chips where inside the doors, tailgate and under the bug deflector which was installed by the dealer upon purchase. It is contamination under the paint which causes it to pop, through arbitration we have to at least give nissan a chance to fix the problem so it is at the shop being taken apart and stripped to bare metal and re painted. But we all know this will depreciate the truck signifactly. If you check into it the dealer will only tell you that it is not a factory fault. But if more know about this situation then maybe we can get nissan to acknowledge their Mississippi plant has a problem
#1424 of 1475 2005 paint problems
Mar 06, 2007 (12:53 am)
Thanks for the info. I was pretty sure I couldn't be the only one with a problem like this. I have also taken it to a paint shop and some of the blisters are still partially or completely intact. I am sure I will have the same fight, but at least we can add fuel to each others fire.
#1425 of 1475 Performance mods
Mar 14, 2007 (7:28 pm)
Has anyone ever tried any performance mods on their Titan? I see a few on ebay like "increase horsepower by 36+", "increase MPG", etc. They are very cheap to purchase but I noticed on some of the feedback it says that it is basically a paper clip to do the mod. I was just curious if anyone else has tried this and had any luck or is it just something that sounds too good to be true?
Example ebay item #: 290093044972
#1426 of 1475 Re: 2005 Titan paint problems [robnao]
Mar 15, 2007 (11:20 am)
I am having the same problem with my 2005 red alert color titan. Rock chips started showing up after about 6 months, now are all over the hood, side, roof etc, all down to the primer, and a couple down to the metal, and I slightly tapped my fender with a piece of pipe which cause another chip, which in normal conditions shouldn't have even scratched it. These are not normal rock chips, you can tell that the paint isnt sticking to the primer, and its just flaking off. I am working with Nissan currently to see if they will re-paint my truck. I have also had quite a few "quality" issues as well. I've had to have the clock fixed, a full new break job, the drive shaft bolt retightened and loc-tited, the plastic where the seat belt hangs is badly worne, the plastic window trimming had to be re-glued, and the electric seat quit working at one point and had to be "reset" by the dealer. Mechanicly it's been very good, no complaints there, and I love the truck, I just wish the quality was a little better...
#1427 of 1475 Re: 2005 Titan paint problems [banderson875]
Mar 17, 2007 (9:10 am)
On the plastic trimming, I had on 2004, it it would warp, and once it starts happening it is difficult for the trim to stop popping out. There has been numerious compliants on this site about the paint. In terms of quality you just have to suck it up and buy an 2008, in which they solved all the quality problems, right guys? That is what I was told by Nissan and the people on this site.
#1428 of 1475 Re: Performance mods [qwerty_oc]
Mar 17, 2007 (7:38 pm)
I had Stillen longtube headers installed on mine about a month ago. Its said to have increased RWHP by 27+ or so. The mid-upper rpm torque/hp is amazing. Best bang for your buck IMO.Cost was $695 for headers and $425 for install.
#1429 of 1475 Re: Performance mods [mick14]
Mar 17, 2007 (9:03 pm)
Those headers for the 4x4 of 4x2?
#1430 of 1475 Re: Performance mods [paisan]
Mar 17, 2007 (9:54 pm)
They are for my 4X4. They come with an O2 emulator box to defeat the catalytic convertors.
#1431 of 1475 Anyone else with paint problems?
May 01, 2007 (4:05 pm)
If you have a paint chipping/peeling problem post about it here. The manufacturers do keep aware of the complaints on these sites and it will help others when they go to make a claim to show that others are having the same problem. I am still working through the process on mine.
#1432 of 1475 Re: Anyone else with paint problems? [robnao]
May 01, 2007 (5:56 pm)
I have filed a claim with the BBB Autoline, I should be going to mediation within the next 30 days. After I found out that it would be well over $5,000 to repaint my truck since the body shop required a complete paint strip due to bad primer or base coat causing the chipping, or else the refused to warranty their work. In my mind this proves a manufacture defect so I would encourage everyone with the same problem to also file a claim, since nissan refuses to repair the paint because they a hiding under the "rock chip" clause in their warranty.