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#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.
#1433 of 1475 Re: Anyone else with paint problems? [banderson875]
May 01, 2007 (9:25 pm)
Yeah, sounds like Nissan. Nissan is getting tougher on these cases because they lost 54% profit in the last quarterly earning statement. They've produced some poor products and customers are holding them accountable. My advice, having just gone through the BBB process with Nissan, is stay strong. Nissan will try every trick in the book to make a case go away. In my case they wouldn't enter into any serious settlement negotations until it was time to present their case during the arbitrition hearing, then we broke from the hearing and they settled on my terms. They had no choice because the BBB hearing actually becomes public record, and anyone could order the transcipts so if they presented a defense, any statement would be public record. I don't think Nissan wanted to address how my truck ended being repaired 30 times. They did call the night before the hearing to try to settle, however, I missed the call because my truck broke down. I had to arrange to tow it to the BBB hearing location.
#1434 of 1475 Re: Anyone else with paint problems? [robnao]
May 05, 2007 (6:44 am)
I do not have paint peeling problems, but the lack of. I have noticed that there are some light areas in the bed of my truck in some of the less obvious spots but not concerned since I've already scrathed the bed and plan on getting a spray in liner. The rest of my truck's paint is fine MJ blue, also have an 07 Quest same color no issues.
#1435 of 1475 Re: Anyone else with paint problems? [ezblue]
May 05, 2007 (10:21 am)
I own a 07 Frontier Nismo Crew, 6 months young, been all over with it, on-road, off-road, everything in between, one little swirl mark on the front fender where I ran by a broom bush. Not a chip or pit anywhere. Very happy thus far, expected nothing less. My baby brother has his 97 Nissan truck, his wife a 98 Pathfinder, my father a 93 Nissan Access, all great vehicles.
I like the Majestic Blue, but decided on the Silver this last time, a little easier for me to keep it looking good.
Both colors look sharp though.