I would like to state that I am very very glad that this did not happen while I was driving on the freeway. Complaint Number: 10167333 Incident Date: March 25, 2006 Date Added to File: September 4, 2006 Description of the Complaint: The rear differential in my vehicle had to be replaced. Thankfully I had 400 miles left on my warranty covered the entire new rear axle that was required. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician replaced the rear differential. The dealership ordered replacement parts for what was broken and they paid for myself to have a rental car while I wait for the parts to come in and get put in. Their new Maximas are blowing windshields left and right and they're actually denying warranty claims.
The failure mileage was 52,920. For safety, if you check one, check them all. Complaint Number: 10198291 Incident Date: July 30, 2007 Date Added to File: August 2, 2007 Description of the Complaint: My 2005 nissan titan rear differential just blew out at 43,000 miles. Now it's time to refill the rear differential with the new gear oil. I only had 30k on my truck with mostly highway miles. I have seen multiple complaints of same issue.
This makes me wonder if I should have purchased a toyota tundra or a chevy silverado. Complaint Number: 10158466 Incident Date: May 20, 2006 Date Added to File: May 28, 2006 Description of the Complaint: Upon pulling out into traffic from a gas station the rear differential or my 05 nissan titan failed. Please help make a change before someone gets seriously hurt by this defect. Complaint Number: 10194889 Incident Date: January 12, 2006 Date Added to File: June 28, 2007 Description of the Complaint: 2005 nissan titan crew cab. Waiting to hear from mechanic. The dealer has replaced 2 or 3 others all around 60,000. While allowing another person to drive the vehicle, the contact noticed that the grinding noise was coming from the rear differential.
The Nissan service department did an inspection and determine the gears in differential were binding. About 1 month later the same problem occurred. I have seen multiple complaints of same issue. While allowing another person to drive the vehicle, the contact noticed that the grinding noise was coming from the rear differential. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance.
On my way home I realized that one tire was not maintaining traction even through slow turns, and the clanking recurred every so often. The vehicle has 13,000 miles. No power to get out of t-bone condition and accident. I was in the middle of the highway and had to cross 3 lanes to try and get over to the shoulder. Now that you're finished, clean up all your tools and properly dispose of your old gear oil. I have never towed with this truck and have changed the gear oil frequently. Truck was still drivable, but by no means safe to drive.
I am now worried that the new unit could fail unexpectedly and cause future excess damage and a possible stranding or worse an accident at speed. After checking salvage prices they recommended a full replacement with a new Nissan axle. Complaint Number: 10154530 Incident Date: March 29, 2006 Date Added to File: April 4, 2006 Description of the Complaint: I have a 2005 nissan titan 4x4 that seems to be bugged by parts failures gremlins as the dealer likes tp call them. After reviewing online, I see this has been a common problem for Nissan Titans. The axle assembly is back ordered for 2 weeks. My dealer towed the truck and gave me a rental.
Got on the Internet looking for parts and they are near non existent! Failure due to spider gear explosion while going over a railroad track with all my tools in the back of my truck! Leaving my house, the truck started making a loud clunking noise. Door handles are frozen all winter long. Used to pull a 5300 boat. The rear end smells burned and leaked fluid all over the undercarriage. It shouldn't take too long to empty a quart. After that I drove it to the dealership.
The truck is currently parked at a repair shop awaiting repairs. Only issue nissan, consumers pay for the issue. Now, March 2015, I again heard a loud noise coming from the front differential. Now at 107000 km, my rear differential just failed. I have compiled a step-by-step illustration of the process along with pictures. The differential has been maintained according to manufacturer recommendations. The truck only has 91006 miles on it and if this had occurred on one of the curves I and my family would all be in the hospital right now.
The only possible explanation is that the rear differential gave out. The vehicle has not been repaired. I noticed some loud thuds coming from the drivetrain as I accelerated. I have corresponded with others who have had this happen, and the rear is always replaced as a unit, and nissan isn't really acnowledging that a problem exists, although some have gone through 3 rear ends. I thought they would stand behind their trucks after the money they charge for them. Contacted Nissan dealer and they referred me to Nissan consumer affairs.