Although the design dates back to 2004, the Titan is a good choice among full-sized pickups, thanks to a powerful and smooth V8, relatively agile handling and a comfortably spacious cabin. A powered back window and damped tailgate are other nice touches. Payload capacity is commendable. In other respects, this version of the Titan is a bit behind the curve relative to newer competitors.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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Overall Reliability
The 2013 Nissan Titan has been recalled 3 times by NHTSA. View Recalls

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Mar 30, 2020
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012-2017 NV Cargo and NV Passenger Van, 2013-2015 Titan and Armada and 2011-2012 Infiniti QX56 vehicles. Due to a manufacturing issue, the air bag inflator may not function properly or may rupture during deployment.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began May 7, 2020. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669 or Infiniti customer service at 1-800-662-6200.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V188000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 216678
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Sep 18, 2013
If the front brake pressure is reduced there would be less braking power, requiring a longer distance to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Titan and Armada vehicles manufactured February 22, 2013, through May 3, 2013. The affected vehicles have a brake master cylinder which may intermittently reduce the pressure supplied to the front brakes.
What should you do:
Nissan has notified owners, and dealers will replace the master cylinder, free of charge. The recall began on October 21, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V451000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3247
POWER TRAIN
Mar 14, 2013
If the vehicle is unintentionally shifted out of park, it could roll away and lead to personal injury or a vehicle crash.
Summary:
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013 Titan trucks manufactured from January 22, 2013, through February 20, 2013; and model year 2013 NV vehicles manufactured from December 17, 2012, through February 20, 2013 and equipped with steering column-mounted transmission shift levers. Chemicals used in the manufacturing of the shift lever assembly may result in the malfunction of the brake shift interlock allowing the transmission shift lever to be shifted out of Park without depressing the brake pedal.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will remedy the vehicles, free of charge. The recall began on April 15, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V094000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2180
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