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Hi, folks! I have been looking at a couple Titans for sale around here with pretty high miles. An 06 with 115k and an 04 with 135k. My question is for those of you with high mileage trucks. How well do these beasts hold up? Any common problems around these mileage points I should be looking at while shopping? My 1991 Pathfinder has 185k miles, is my daily driver, and still runs like a champ.
 

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Have an 05 with 86k doing well look out for power steering issues had leak on my pump replaced pump and hoses. Also I'd shy away from the 04 the rearend in 06 more than likely will give you less problems:bump:
 

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Hi, folks! I have been looking at a couple Titans for sale around here with pretty high miles. An 06 with 115k and an 04 with 135k. My question is for those of you with high mileage trucks. How well do these beasts hold up? Any common problems around these mileage points I should be looking at while shopping? My 1991 Pathfinder has 185k miles, is my daily driver, and still runs like a champ.
It's not the miles.

It's the use and the maintenance.

Car dealers will have you believe that high mileage is somehow more important than the use or maintenance that the vehicle went through because the former is most easily seen while the latter are more difficult to prove or show.

Any part unmaintained will fail.

Any part that has currently died on the Titan can be a candidate for failure in the future.

I have an '04 with 106k on it.
An axle seal leak, IPDM failure, MAF died out were the unexpected surprises over the past six years.

I replaced shocks, radiator, exhaust manifolds, leaf spring shackles, plus tires as part of a budget I set aside for preventative maintenance. (oh and because I wanted to upgrade those parts as well!)
 

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Rolled over to the 100k club last month, I now have 100,6xx on the odometer, and I've only had to fix the radiator leak in it. It probably has something to do with the fact that the day before it started to leak I was flooring it up and down an open road having fun. Other than that, solid truck and I am confident it will be around for 150k-200k. I'm actually doing its 100k maintenance tomorrow, spark plugs, oil changes, tranny, rear and front diffs, the works.
 

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Like stated, just look for obvious signs of wear and tear. Check for leaks. If buying from a private owner, ask for maintenance records. I have an 06 with 132xxx on it and still runs like it did win i bought it. My buddy sold an 04 a while back that had about 210xxx on it. I still see it running around town. Probably has over 220xxx on it by now.
 

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Can I ask what they are asking for them? In cali you can find an 04 with less then 100k for about 10grand.. and I sold an 04 78k miles with 6k in lift for 12k.... so just make sure you are not over spending on something with that many miles...
 

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Can I ask what they are asking for them? In cali you can find an 04 with less then 100k for about 10grand.. and I sold an 04 78k miles with 6k in lift for 12k.... so just make sure you are not over spending on something with that many miles...
The 04 is an SE Crew 4x4 with all the Big Tow and Off Road toys. It is listed for $10,600.

The 06 is an SE King Cab 4x4. It is a pretty standard SE, the only option is has is the captains chairs and console shifter. It is listed for $13,850.
 

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I've got an 04 with 80,000 miles on it, and the only thing that keeps pestering me, are the brakes. Until I upgrade to a larger size, that's all I complain about.

Most importantly, I service it at the dealer every 4 months, and I firmly believe that is why I have no problems with it.
 

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I have an 05 cc 4x4 offroad se with over 130k that I ordered new from the factory. I've had an exhaust leak since 25k, replaced both console power outlets, had a new rear axle put in at 63k($3200 including rental truck covered by extended warranty), had a transmission mount and abs sensor replaced at 99,850 miles(part of the punch list just before the extended warrany expired). Currently I'm planning having my front struts replaced with the newer version of the quick lift(supposedly better than the one everyone rails on here) because my truck is riding pretty low in the front. I think the springs have sagged a good1-1.5 inches both front and back. I'm running helper springs in back to overcome the sagging. I tow frequently and drive offroad at least a couple times a week because I work in remote locations. The truck has held up fairly well to the abuse I've given it. I maintain it pretty well. I have had the tranny flushed twice. I forgot to mention at about 70k I sucked a little sandy water into the steering system while fording the river behind my house. This necessitated a new rack and pinion. I think the titans don't swim as well as I would like. I'm planning on running this truck at least another 70k before I replace it with something less used. I will probably look at another titan to replace it if they have a better in bed payload in the newer years. I'm in the market right now for a diesel because the titan isn't heavy enough to pull some of the equipment my partner pulls around with his diesel. I have hauled around at least a few hundred pounds of stuff consistently along with pulling a 4-5000 lb trailer about 10-15% of the time. I've pulled as much as 9k(which I don't recommend). I think the truck has been a good value for me. I appreciate how smooth it is offroad. I can traverse the ranch roads twice as fast as my partner can in his diesel because he bounces off the road much easier. I go through a battery about every 14-16 months so I buy batteries that have 3 years free replacement. Currently my backup beepers and my elocker aren't working. I'm out of warranty so I'll figure it out when I get some time.
 

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I just rolled over 75,000 2 days ago on my 06.
I have had the exhaust manifolds replaced under warranty, gasket in water pump when first bought the truck again under warranty, and I had one of the front drive shaft U-joints seize up from lack of grease. That failed right out of warranty.
 

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I'm at 90K with my 2004, which I bought new. I had the brakes replaced under warranty a few years ago and the airbag light on my dash blinks (the various reset tricks didn't work for me). Other than that, it's been typical maintenance / wear and tear, like a battery, tires, etc. I think mine has seen around 3K-4K miles of towing my race car and trailer around.
 

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Thanks for all the replies! I'm about to finish the refinance on my house in the next couple weeks, then after that it's Titan shopping time!
 

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Digging up an old thread here because it addresses the same question I have. Anyone have any newer reports on high miles Titans? Back when this was written they were all practically new.

I am considering an '06 CC SE that has 115k on the clock. Wondering if I should expect it to last to 200k? 300k?

Need some feed back from some real high mileage road warriors.
 

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um.. dude,, that's only ‪16,404‬ miles... i think you're missing a zero there or some-such


almost 130K here on my09... daily mountain oilfield transport/tow Half and half on/off road. No issues I didn't cause through operator error.
 

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/\ YEp good catch!! Yes it has 246,000 Km on it :eek:)
 

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I'm at 140.5 K miles.

Engine feels like new. No oil consumption or rapid discoloration of oil. Tranny likewise. Shifts great and works very nice with the engine. Rear axle can make some slight whining sounds on zero torque, like going downhill or lifting off the thottle. Interior generally looks very good and level of rattle/squeaks is low and only on bad roads.

I'll try to list the issues/ageing signs I've encountered so far. (Bought it one year ago):


Exhaust leak, drivers side. Fuel smell at startup and rattling noise under load. Likely the typical cracked manifold issue.

Bad shudder and wheel bouncing over potholes/bumps. I have no previous experience of light trucks like the Titan, so it may be normal with those heavy wheels and suspension. If not it could be that the shocks are worn out. I think it has the original ones.

Leaking power steering hoses. I've put on better clamps which stopped the leaks for a couple of weeks. Now it's leaking again and even worse. I'm about to order new hoses.

Parking brake pads separated from the brake shoes due to rust. Caused the wheels to lock sometimes when reversing.

AC does not cool. Haven't looked into that issue yet. Otherwise the vent system works fine. Good and fast heat which is essential up here :)

4wd low gear does not engage.

SES light is on due to evap valve malfunction.

Right blinker blinks too fast sometimes. Only when driving lights is on. Bulbs are fine.

Backup sonar malfunctioning sometimes.

Couple of small cracks in drivers seat armrest. (Lack of leather care)


All in all most minor issues which are nothing to be afraid of. The manifold (cost, labor intensive) and Aircon (potentially very expensive) is the tough ones, I guess.
 

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Thanks for the input everyone, anything to look out for?

Rear differential issues easy to detect?

Anyone with real high miles? My Grandfather regularly runs his GM trucks up over 350k miles, I was hoping to hear similar reliability from Titans.
 

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My dads currently on his 4th one and I'm on my second. His first (04 LE CC 4wd Big Tow) he got rid of at 90k with no problems, his second (same thing but an 06) he ran to 179k mi and the only things that went bad were one cracked exhaust manifold and a heater knob, his 3rd (10 SE CC 4wd Currently for sale on this forum) has 159k on it with nothing other than a heating knob and a headlight that needed to be replaced from hitting a turkey haha.
I sold my 04 SE CC 4wd Big Tow in April with 158k on it and it had a rear seal issue and a couple things broken due to operator error but nothing major, and my 08 LE CC 4wd just rolled 70k and has had a cracked radiator (but I believe that was from road debris.. But it and my dads new '14 are both converted to CNG and running great.
 

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My 2005 LE offroad 4x4 bigtow has 135k.

The bad: crackmanifolds->replaced with JBLs, powersteering hoses leaked->replaced, left rear window motor died, abs sensor light goes on and off-> 4wd wont engage when it acts up.

The good: Its an all around good truck for the $$$. it pulls my 8k TT like its a joke. Pulls my sleds great as well. Motor runs strong no oil consumption. I plan on driving it over 200k.

Overall I'll probably buy another one. Goodluck
 
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