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#1 of 875 Nissan Titan: Problems & Solutions
Jan 12, 2004 (9:00 am)
Thought we should get this started to get some communication going about any issues us owners may be having with the new Titan (which we thoroughly enjoy by the way). I have a couple of small issues and wanted to see if anyone else may be experiencing the same problem (we have 1,500 miles on it and counting):
1. Radio seems to fade in and out of stereo in FM mode (this is even with the SSV setting off which controls the volume depending on the level of road noise detected). It almost seems like the reception is directional.
2. I have a slight valve/lifter noise at around 2,500 RPM during acceleration from a stop.
Again, we are very pleased with our new truck but just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced these or any other issues. This is not meant to provide a "I told you so" from other truck owners as every mfr has issues with every model year.
#2 of 875 Well, I guess that I'll report my first problems:
Jan 12, 2004 (11:00 am)
1. Saturday night, I was parking my 4x4 SE CC w/offroad,
and suddenly the brake pedal went nearly all of the way to the floor.
The brake, NO VDC, and SLIP dash lights all came on, and I nearly crashed into the concrete barrier that I was parking in front of.
It's ok after cycling the ignition key, but it reoccured twice Sunday,
and again this morning while dropping the truck off at the dealership.
(all faliures occured while moving slowly or already stopped)
The dealer hasn't called be back yet with their diagnosis.
2. The second issue with the truck, is that it rolled off of the delivery truck, it was missing the drivers rear splash guard. It was never installed. The dealership ordered it. Three times. And Nissan cancelles the order, saying that "the part isn't available yet"!
The truck was delivered without the part, and the manufacturer says that I can't get the part that I should have had in the first place?
Well, I'm just hoping that the brake problem doesn't need a part,
as Nissan may/may-not offer that part! I've had the truck for a week, and I'm not impressed with the situation so far.
#3 of 875 kentd
Jan 12, 2004 (1:08 pm)
Sorry to here you have had a couple of initial problems. I am expecting that there will be a couple of issues when my truck rolls in next month. If it makes you feel any better, there was a poster on the F-150 2004 board that had his new truck less than a month (or so) and had 1000-2000 miles on the odometer and the brakes failed completely at speed! It was lucky for him he was obviously an experienced driver as he used the emergency brake to stop after the regular brake peddle went to the floor. It didn't come back and he had to use the emergency brake to drive the new truck to the dealer.
Point is, it can happen to any vehicle/make. Since the Titan is brand new, there will be issues but I would expect that Nissan will solve them all.
#4 of 875 Brakes and Mud Guards
Jan 12, 2004 (1:33 pm)
I ordered a full set of mud guards and 3 days later the Parts Manager called to say that they are not yet available via the parts department. I suppose that they are a low inventory item that is being saved for the assembly line. I hope they get them soon because the front tires throw tons of dirt up on to the running boards.
Brakes - I was going about 50 yesterday when granny pulled right in front of me going 10. My wife screamed and I hit the brakes hard. The truck stopped so fast that I looked stupid. I stopped way short of granny.. I was impressed.
Jan 12, 2004 (2:14 pm)
I understand that they can't get the mud guards as an accessory, but these guards were to be factory installed, and they somehow missed one in QA.
They should want to fix their mistake. And more importantly, they should have the methods and procedures to fix those mistakes. The dealer doen't seem to have these methods/procedures, as they seem to be getting the run-around. (me too!)
I agree, the brakes (when they work) are great!
Generally, I'm very happy with the truck. I'm just not too impressed with Nissan's early support for the truck.
My only small criticisms of the truck:
Wind buffetting in all windows. You can't just open one window on this truck, as you'll get the annoying pressure/buffeting in the cab. I always have to open two windows, front or rear to avoid the problem.
I've also noticed that my stereo (6 disk unit) changes volume at odd times. I've tried messing with the VSS setting, but it doen't seem to have changed it much.
Jan 12, 2004 (2:57 pm)
I had the same issue when the VSS or SSV (whatever it is) was set on. I turned it off and don't have the volume going up and down any more. What a strange feature. Also I posted this on the parts and accessories page - any clues on the bed cover (is there a retractable one?). I asked the dealer and they did not seem to know.
#7 of 875 Sticky Power Lock Button
Jan 12, 2004 (4:27 pm)
Just drove a Titan (again!). While waiting for the salesman to pull the truck I'd be driving to the door, I was checking out a Titan on the sales floor. I was playing with the power door lock switch on the drivers door and noticed that it got stuck in the unlock position when I pushed on it. I had to manually re-position it into the middle "neutral" position to get it to where it should be once you take your finger off it. It did this everty time I unlocked the door. When I tried the switch on the truck I test drove...it worked fine.
#8 of 875 gonecamping
Jan 12, 2004 (7:17 pm)
I would think the bed cover would be simple using rollers on the bed rail channels on Util Bed pkg eh?
#9 of 875 brake problem update
Jan 14, 2004 (8:15 am)
Well, unfortunately the dealer service reports that my 1 week old Titan needs a "brake pressure sensor".
(a sensor related to master cylinder brake pressure)
And REALLY unfortunately, the part is currently on "national backorder" from Nissan.
(shared part from the Armada)
#10 of 875 back up sensor and volumn control
Jan 15, 2004 (10:27 pm)
I bought my Titian about a week after it was introduced. For the first 2 weeks the volumn control did seem to adjust more than what was necessary but since then I have not noticed it changing by as much - kinda strange but it seems to work perfectly now.
has anyone had issues with the backup sensor? mine doesn't seem to work at all - i'm bring it in to be checked.
couple other questions. I have the King Cab LE - if anyone esle out there has this model - does your center consol have air vents for the rear passengers? mine doesn't.
Second question - it doesn't have an ash tray - where are you susposed to keep your change?