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#214 of 875 Re: Nissan Titan: Problems & Solutions [karlconnell]
Feb 09, 2005 (4:34 pm)
I have a 2004 Titan automatic with the off road package. Today while I was in 4HI on a very muddy road my shifter (center consol) stopped functioning properly. It will not go all the way into park. It will go into park, but only in the Neutral position on the consol, the dashboard shows the truck being in Park, but I cant take out my key. Each gear is affected and I can not get into 1,2, or 3rd. Anybody have any ideas. Thanks
#215 of 875 Re: Nissan Titan: Problems & Solutions [suasponte]
Feb 10, 2005 (8:57 am)
There are micro-switches underneath the shift panel for the center console that might have be out of alignment.
Don't know if you want to try this or not...
But to remove the panel:
1.) Unscrew and remove the shift knob.
2.) Remove the 6" x 3 " vertical (trap door) panel at the *frontside* of the storage well to the rear of the shifter panel. Yank up and away on it.
3.) Lift up at the rear of the shifter panel.
4.) The micro-switches are on the underside of the shifter panel/plate.
#216 of 875 Re: Nissan Titan: Problems & Solutions [quadrunner501]
Feb 10, 2005 (12:59 pm)
Thanks Ill give it a try.
#217 of 875 Can't believe it
Feb 11, 2005 (10:01 pm)
I've owned an '86 Maxima, a '93 Nissan pickup, and now I drive a '95 Pathfinder (which has NO giddy-up power, but actually runs great w/ 154k miles on it). Anyway - LOVE Nissans and have really been eyeing the Titan Crew. However, I gotta say, fromo all I'm reading here, I can't imagine purchasing a Titan.
I test drove one 2 weeks ago and I couldn't believe how loud it was and how I could feel EVERY bump in the road.
My Pathfinder has an unbearable rattle behind the front dash, but the car is 10 years old. I can't imagine how upset I would be if I got a Titan that had dashboard rattling, a loud engine (muffler), and a ride about as smooth as the Colorado Rapids.
Am I way off here? I think the design of the Titan is breathtaking, I LOVE how it looks, but I need a little dependability behind the beauty. Again, am I way off here? Are we doomed to see rows and rows of used Titans in a year or two?
#218 of 875 Re: Can't believe it [zemroc]
Feb 15, 2005 (4:52 am)
Zemrock, don't forget that these forums are a great place for aggravated people to sound off and share experiences. Generally you don't hear the good reports. I have contributed a few times and generally I love the Titan. Yes I have had a few of the problems but with understanding that I purchased a new vehicle(pre 50K s/n) and expected to be a guinea pig for Nissan. To Nissans credit let me tell everyone, I have purchased 4 new vehicles in 4 years,(VW,BMW,Chevy, GMC) the other vehicles have had: engine oil leaks, rear end oil leaks, warped rotors, fuel inj. failure, wind leaks, paint issues, bad front suspension bushings, anti freeze leaks, detonation ping, and slipping transmission all under warranty! I have 32,400 mi on my Titan and so far the only persistent problem that I have had is the front brake rotors warping causing the pulsating braking. I have had some dash rattles but none that I didn't get fixed or fix myself, I had the hiss from the A/C but it has gone away. My exhaust is loud but I like it and have grown used to it, Nissan stepped out on that one and some love it some hate it. I have had a 1999 GMC Sierra, 2001 Chevy Silverado, 1986.5 Nissan hard body (still in the family), and about 20 other vehicles. The Titan has been putting a smile on my face every day for about 14 months every time I step on the gas. I am considering trading it on an '05 model once I know they have licked the brake problem. I have driven the Ford F150 and really missed the horsepower, I am afraid the Dodge has too many reliability issues, If I didn't buy a Nissan again, it would be the Chevy but they are so darn ugly. I think we will see used Titans, hopefully I will have contributed one as I step into a new Titan!
#219 of 875 Re: Nissan Titan: Problems & Solutions [karlconnell]
Feb 15, 2005 (11:03 am)
I have the same probelm with the radio. I just bought my 04 Titan and i notice the radio also cutting out. Sort of like it goes from stereo to mono. Whats up with that. I have the Fosgate Stereo and the 6 disc. It bumps with cd's but FM stations are wierd.
Let me know if it is something the dealership is able to fix or what?
#220 of 875 04 Titan LE Problems
Feb 15, 2005 (6:09 pm)
I just turned 21500 miles and I'm getting ready to return to the dealer for another set of rotors and brake pads. This is very disappointing since I had the rotors and brake pads replaced at 5000 also. The problem is warped rotors which is causing heavy duty pulsating.
Right front passenger bucket seat squeaks along with another squeak coming from the right rear portion of the cab.
Rear king cab door needs adjustment because it doesn't close properly. You have to slam it shut.
The metalic paint is peeling off of the steering wheel below the radio controls. Really poor quality went into this vehicle and though I did a great deal of research before buying, I guess I didn't do enough.
It actually happens to be my 5th Nissan product. I own a 2 year old I35 and had three Maximas and all of them have been great. This was one of the earliest Titans out. I should have waited. I'm not happy with it. I had a Toyota Tundra Limited before this and it was never back to the dealer.
I hope everyone is correct about a fix coming out for what seems to be an inherent brake problem.
#221 of 875 Re: 04 Titan LE Problems [titanpk]
Feb 16, 2005 (12:05 am)
I have 20k on my LE kingcab,4wd. I have had a number of problems and although I love the truck and power I am tired of taking it in for service and having them tell me they can't duplicate the noises I hear. I have had several problems including:
-FM stereo reception, had to live with it for a year and recently was fixed with a new factory stereo
-the common brake rotor warpage, replaced 2 times now
-defective window switches, window won't go up, no fix
-drivers power seat doesn't always move forward when key is inserted, no fix
-dash rattling, no fix
-horrible power steering whining in cold weather, no fix
-horrible rear diff whirring noises in cold weather, no fix
-rear window rubber seal falling out, fixed twice
-rear door plastic handles often don't work, no fix
-problems with 4wd indicator light, can't get out of 4wd at times, no fix
-passenger seat airbag sensor defective, airbag remains off at times when there is a passenger, no fix
-strange chirping sound from suspension components? no fix
As you can see I have had too many problems for a truck with only 20k miles. I had a Tundra for 3 years before my Titan and didn't have a single issue. I didn't take it in for work one time and honestly, I drove it very hard on and off road. I would have to say my overall experience with the Titan has been dissapointing and I will be looking for a new truck before my warranty is up. Has anyone else had the steering and diff noises? They seem to worry me the most.
#222 of 875 Re: 04 Titan LE Problems [rajtitan]
Feb 16, 2005 (6:53 pm)
You need to visit Titantalk.com and do a search on your problems, the guys there are very up on what's happening with our lovely Titans. There IS a fix for the windows, Nissan has a TSB out on it. Same with a lot of the problems you are having.
#223 of 875 Re: 04 Titan LE Problems
Feb 17, 2005 (4:56 am)
Ditto on akangi comment above, along with the suggestion
that unfortunately you need to find another dealer with a
more concerned service department. Other option which may or
may not fall on deaf ears is to speak directly with the general
manager or owner of the dealership. I have had both good and
bad luck with this option.