This seems to be a major safety problem. I have asked dealers many of times to fix this as it should have came with this option and was somehow missed. Then they guess again and says its something else. We could have been killed but I was told that the reason why my truck didn't blow up was because I had a full tank of gas. The vehicle had not been repaired. Dealership had replaced entire rear axle at 25,000 miles. All trucks or cars of its kind have been equipped with a switch that this device can be turned on or off depending on the drivers situation.
It still had plenty of pad left on it. When the contact examined the vehicle, he noticed that the transmission fluid was mixing with the radiator coolant. I find out later that they had a technical bulletin out on the 2004-2005 armada and titan dated aug 1 2005. Not sure what the specific chemical differences are. Then they guess again and says its something else.
On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 1 different trusted brands of Automatic Transmission Fluid products for the 2004 Nissan Titan. They told me that I needed a new radiator because the transmission fluid was leaking into the radiator, and that there's a possibility that radiator fluid could leak into the transmission and ruin it. If there's a lag while you're accelerating your vehicle after it has been stopped, then the problem likely lies with the transmission. I am the 2nd owner and bought it from a guy who bought it brand new in 2004 and took very good care of it. Lots of Titan owners saying defect on front axle also. It is currently having the rear seals and bearings replaced at my expense. I believe this constitutes a safety hazard and should be addressed as a recall.
Took it to the dealer this morning. I decided to do some research and went on to several internet sites for Nissan Titan owners to see if others were experiencing similar problems or if there was a recall for this. And they stated they could install a new re-manufactured transmission and radiator and external after market transmission fluid cooler for 5,100 dollars with a 12 month 12,000 mile warranty. The vehicle had not been repaired. I had a transmission fluid and gas fire. Replaced the pad and added some oiled to the rear end.
This is really bad business in my opinion. But I've also heard of people who needed to replace their transmission after adding the wrong fluid. Column shift without locking rear differential. The transmission just seemed to to slow down. I felt a stutter in the vehicle and it started to struggle to go when I would put the truck into drive. Investigated and found transmission fluid and antifreeze under truck. There could be a number of factors that affect this.
The failure mileage was approximately 108,000. Take it to shops ro find out its gonna cost me 4500. The pad on the emergency brake system fail off. He told me that probably caused the failure due to the contamination. Headlight switch design flawed, easily turned off when turn stalk activated or lights are dimmed from high to low beam.
This is a known issue with the Titans. For some reason my truck did not come with this switch, I am a sitting duck when it rains if one tire so much as slips one revolution as I can mash the gas pedal and nothing will happen. I have spent over 300 bucks there and my problem still exists. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Titan and how to check the transmission fluid level. I don't know how many miles I drove the vehicle in this condition but I'm afraid the transmission is damaged and I can't get the coolant completely out of the transmission. In 4x4 it does the same thing and only in 4x4 lo will this vdc turn itself off.
Automatic Transmission 2004 Nissan Titan Automatic Transmission Consumer Complaints Complaint Number: 10421126 Incident Date: April 16, 2011 Date Added to File: August 23, 2011 Description of the Complaint: 2004 nissan titan se truck. Had vehicle towed to Nissan dealer. Not recommended for Nissan though. I had a transmission fluid and gas fire. I assumed the brake calipers may have been jammed and brought it into an auto service center to be examined. If they had told me about this, this could have been prevented.
In 4X4 it does the same thing and only in 4X4 lo will this vdc turn itself off. The service manager for Nissan of gastonia said they could look at my truck but there would be a diagnose fee if I didn't let them do the work. Had towed to nearest ammco station and they diagnosed problem as antifreeze in transmission smelled burned and said a complete re-manufactured transmission was recommended since all of the transmission components had been exposed to the anti-freeze and were burned or overheated. Complaint Number: 10323255 Incident Date: March 23, 2010 Date Added to File: March 31, 2010 Description of the Complaint: 2004 nissan titan - rear axle seals leaking. Appears there is no permanent fix for this issue.