I'm looking to buy a used '05 or '06 Titan this spring and want to know of any issues anyone might know of with titans that are higher up in miles, such 75k+???? Any recommended info would be great, thanks
Cracked exhaust manifolds. Just bought an 05 with about 50k and both manifolds were cracked. They were replaced under warranty though. I also found out the gas gauge doesn't read correctly the hard way........ran out of gas with the gauge reading a quarter. I guess that is a sending unit issue, and not covered after the bumper to bumper is up.
Check for leaking rear axle seals (oil on brakes or pooling on wheel). Then, if a 4x4, check to see that 4 wheel drive actually works. There have been many issues with the front axles popping out/coming loose due to a broken c-clip. I would suggest getting under the vehicle and see if either of the front drive shafts are wobbly. If either are and the truck is out of warranty, there's another $1000+ to fix it.
Early on, front brake rotors warped and were replaced under warranty. Without looking back, I estimate I'm out about $1,700 for the repairs above. Now, at 121k, it looks like my front differential went out; I've hardly ever used the damn 4WD and the vast majority of the miles on this truck came from daily highway commuting. If I had it to do all over again, I'd be looking at Toyota, which appears to hold itself accountable for deficiencies in their product instead of licking their chops at the thought of ancillary income from repairs.