The Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck manufactured in the United States for the North American market by Nissan. Production began on September 21, 2003 and sales on December 1, 2003.
The first-generation Titan continued without a major redesign through 2015. All models came standard with a 32-valve, 5.6-liter engine. There were originally four trim levels available: the S, SV, Pro-4x, SE, and LE.
The second-generation Titan is available in two forms, regular and XD, and has three different cab styles: a two-door regular cab, four-door King (extended) Cab, and four-door crew cab. Trim levels for the Titan and Titan XD are S, SV, Pro-4X (4X4 only), SL, and Platinum Reserve.
For 2020, Nissan debuted a refreshed Titan with updates including a nine-speed automatic that replaces the previous seven-speed, a 10-hp horsepower boost to 400 hp, for the 5.6-liter V8; and a host of standard safety features such as automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic warning, and lane departure warning.
Consumer Reports, when reviewing the Titan, said, “Even though they essentially share the same name, don’t confuse the Nissan Titan with its monstrous almost heavy-duty version, the Titan XD. The lighter, kinder gas-powered version is a much nicer truck in every way. This truck also matches up well with other light-duty 1500 competitors.”
In 2020, Nissan Titans accounted for 1.1% of the market share for U.S. Pickups. The Titan has always been the smallest player in the class and remains so in 2020 at 1.5% share, even though it’s also the fastest growing at +46%.
Nissan Titan Recalls
The 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Nissan Titans have generated numerous official recalls and complaints with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
The recalls include:
- issues with front turn signal bulbs failing to illuminate, increasing the risk of a crash
- tire failure, which could lead to loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash
- an exposed wire in the engine harness, which increases risk of engine stall, crash, and an electrical short or arc which increases risk of fire
- lack of image for back-up camera, which can increase the risk of a crash
- alternator harness may short, which can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a fire or a crash
- incorrect headlight markings, resulting in insufficient illumination of road, increasing the risk of a crash
- missing load capacity modification label, possibly allowing the vehicle to be overloaded
- rear seatbelt assembly may not adequately protect the occupant’s head, increasing risk of injury
- the fuel tank breather tube incorrectly attached possibly causing the fuel gauge and the distance to empty meter to both display inaccurately
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