Nissan Titan owners have reported 352 problems related to differential unit (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Titan based on all problems reported for the Titan.
From differential failure and c clip failure ejecting front drive axle. Leaking rear axle seals as well.
See all problems of the 2004 Nissan Titan.
2004 Nissan Titan passengers side axel shaft is sliding out of differential and my 4wd will not work. Differential fluid is leaking everywhere. Have read many complaints about the same problem by other Titan owners. This is unsafe especially if the shaft works its way all the way out. Do the right thing Nissan!! issue a recall!!.
While changing the rear differential fluid, the magnet/drain plug had a broken piece of metal attached to it. I can only assume it's part of the gears inside. I have no idea when the piece broke but I have read that other Titan owners have had similar issues. Those gears are a big part of the truck and should not break easy. My truck is 4x4 so I'd assume the gears would be reliable. I bought my truck used with aprox 275k miles so not sure when part broke.
Rear differential is leaking gear oil out of both ends of my rwd truck. Contacted Nissan dealer and they referred me to Nissan consumer affairs. Filed a claim and was told that the vehicle is out of manufacturers warranty so they would not assist with repair even though this is a known issue with Nissan Titan trucks, particularly between models years 2004-2006. I have never towed with this truck and have changed the gear oil frequently. Also, I have replaced the breather periodically as well. Now the fluid is flowing out when vehicle is stationary.
See all problems of the 2006 Nissan Titan.
Rear differential completely went out. Started out with a loud whining/grinding noise then a thump. Hoping it was just a pinion seal - but nope. Whole differential has to be replaced.
See all problems of the 2008 Nissan Titan.
Front left axle slid out from differential. The retaining c-clip on the axle was intact but did not retain the axle. This has the potential to cause a catastrophic failure of the front differential. This was found when the vehicle was stationary. The vehicle leaked fluid on the garage floor, upon investigating the leak the failure was identified. Otherwise the vehicle was operating normally with no indication of the failure.
Multiple front differential leaks on pro-4x model, resulting in front differential failure. First differential leak occurred at 40,000. Second leak occurred within a after the first was replaced. Both replacement seals are/were genuine Nissan parts.
See all problems of the 2009 Nissan Titan.
I purchased my 2008 Nissan Titan brand new in 2008, somewhere around 75000 miles my front differential came apart, fortunately my extended warranty I purchased covered the $5000. 00 replacement cost that Nissan wanted to charge. Here I am at 138000 miles out of warranty with the same issue. Nissan is no help at all, this truck has been used mainly on the highway, with minimal use to the four wheel drive system. I service everything myself using only what Nissan recommends. Im not impressed with my $40000 boat anchor, it will be the last time I ever purchase a Nissan. This is the second Titan I have owned, didn't have any issues with my 2004.
Rear differential failure.
I was alerted that my 2006 Nissan Titan needed to have the front differential replaced as there was "looseness" and fluid leaking. I was told that this was not repairable and needed to be replaced. Failure to do so could cause the front differential to lock up, causing possible sudden stopping and possible loss of control.
Rear differential failed. Rear seal and e locker failed.
See all problems of the 2005 Nissan Titan.
I had just pulled out of the driveway at work into traffic. I heard a loud pop and my rear end started having large bangs and I lost almost all power. I was almost hit by multiple cars. I managed to get off the road and call to have it towed. Thankfully I had 400 miles left on my warranty covered the entire new rear axle that was required. . The dealer said they wouldn't have even though this is a known safety issue!!! my front differential is also slowly going out but isn't bad enough for the warranty to cover it.
This is the second differential put into truck since July 2014. The first one was within 30 days of purchase at 65,000 and the second one at 80,000 costing $3800. 00. The truck is back in for repair within 5 days since and back brakes are not working properly. Waiting to hear from mechanic.
The front driver side axle is popping out of the front differential housing. This should not be happening especially after it has already been fixed once. There is an obvious defect in the Nissan Titan front final drive assembly starting from 2004 as there are many similar complaints on the internet on many of the Nissan Titan forums. I will be bringing the vehicle in for servers to the dealer and hopefully they will assist in cost of this major malfunction. Again, this should not be happening to this vehicle as it does not get much heavy use. No towing and hardly ever uses the 4 wheel drive.
I have a 2005 Nissan Titan which I purchased used at 23,000 miles. Two years ago (2013) I heard a loud noise coming from the front differential. I took it to a mechanic and I was told that the u-joints failed which cost $1400 dollars. Now, March 2015, I again heard a loud noise coming from the front differential. I found that the right axle had popped out. I took it to a mechanic and I was told that the front differential failed which cost $2300 dollars. I was told by my mechanic that both of these incidents could have caused me to crash and that I was lucky. I have had several other issues with this vehicle (fuel pump, brakes, exhaust system). I was also contacted by an attorney who informed me that he was conducting a law suite and wanted to know what issues I have had. The attorney informed me that my vehicle was deemed a "lemon" by the first owner.
Rear seal completely failed while driving causing differential oil to saturate the rear brakes.
Front axle popped out, causing fluids to drain. Differential failure.
This is a common issue which it documented on many online Nissan Titan / armada forums. The front axle has separated from the differential housing causing loss of gear fluid and lack of driveability.
Front differential has failed, sever cracking in the housing. Loud whine/grumble is heard when in both two wheel drive and four wheel drive. All lubricants have been serviced under manufacture recommendations. After reviewing online, I see this has been a common problem for Nissan Titans.
Front differential failed. Many reports online suggest a common failure. Cost over $2100 to fix. Parts have been redesigned so manufacturer is aware of the problem and will only guarantee a full differential replacement.
Rear differential seals leaked on brake assemblies. Gear oil was present on brake assemblies, wheels and tires. I replaced left and right side differential seals and bearings. An allignment was necessary and was performed.
Rear axel passenger and driver leaking oil, discovered during routine differential oil change.
Defective rear axle/differential. I noticed that oil was leaking at both hubs of the rear axle. Dealer said that entire rear axle needs to be replaced. The differential has been maintained according to manufacturer recommendations. I believe this is a serious safety concern as the axle could lock up while driving.
Rear axel seals leak causing rear differential oil on wheels, rotors and brake pads. Could lead to a complete brake failure on rear two wheels due to oil.
Last week, I drove 6 hours to start vacation with my family, August 2014, when I noticed that my Nissan truck would intermittently start to shake slightly and also made a noise like a "jake brake" does on a tractor trailer truck. This occurred when I was either driving 20 mph up to 65 mph. I arrived at my vacation location 6 hours from my home and took my Nissan Titan to a Nissan dealership first thing the next morning. After the mechanic diagnosed my problem, the service advisor called me and said my rear end differential was going out and needed to be replaced. As I was driving down, I knew I had a problem and could not drive my truck back home until this was repaired. Since car dealerships do not repair car parts anymore these days, they told me that the rear end differential would cost $3,200. 00 plus labor. The total repair came to $3900. 00. Ouch! it took the dealership 5 days to get the new rear end differential delivered from a Nissan parts house in the northeastern us and replaced since they did not have it locally. My issue is this. . . . . I have never owned a vehicle that had to have the rear end differential replaced at 79,000 miles, nor have any of my friends had this happen to them either! I even called Nissan corporate and they did not offer me any financial assistance either which tells me they don't really stand by their product!!! I understand if it were a water pump, radiator, brakes, tires, etc. But not a major component that should not go bad at 79,000 miles. One more thing in closing, I have never used a trailer to haul anything either with my Nissan Titan pick up truck.
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|Differential Unit problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Axle Shaft Seal problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Axle Shaft problems||
|Transfer Case problems||