Get the IPDM recall done and have them inspect the exhaust manifolds.
The dealers usually have a nasty habit of turning deaf and blind when you bring it in for them to check the exhaust manifolds. A lot of owners on this forum have complained about this. You bring it in, the dealer gets your $85 diagnostic fee and tells you nothing is wrong. A few months later, you start experiencing major (cracked manifold) symptoms and bring it in again, only for them to now admit that they are indeed cracked. This way, they not only get to keep the $85 diagnostic fee when you first suspected a problem, but they get reimbursed from Nissan for doing the warranty repair. A nice win/win situation on their part if you ask me.they will charge u the $85 to check them but if it turns out to be cracked then you don't get charged the $85
Actually you can buy the new ECU relay and change it yourself. When it officially became a recall, Nissan cheaped out and all of a sudden just the ECU relay was for sale and they did not replace the whole IPDM anymore. Go figure.If I had it my way, I'd just buy the ECU relay on my own and replace it myself. Unfortunately, I don't think you can purchase the relay individually. You have to buy the whole IPDM module to get it. It's just another scam to get you into the service department so they'll get credit from Nissan on the recall work. They don't call them stealerships for nothing.
So let me get this right. After your truck died, left you with no brakes, and you had to hit snow banks to stop it, you cranked it up two more times and drove it home? :bang:my brakes stopped working for the most part and I couldn't really strear the truck, I used the snow banks on the side of the road to slow down. It happened twice on the way home
When I had my Titan in for a recall they went over the whole truck looking for anything that they could fix. They did it for free. Ask them to take a look and see if there is anything they think needs to be done on your truck and give you an estimate. Mention the manifolds. When you pick it up they will give you a list of things that they want to do. If the manifolds are not on it, you're good to go.Checking for cracked exhaust manifolds when you bring it in won't be free of charge. They'll want their $85 "diagnostic fee" to check them. They shouldn't charge you to check a known common problem like that, especially if you're bringing it in for other recall work, but they do.
lol yeah I drove it home, I wasn't sure what was wrong with it. I never got a recall thing in the mail. I only found out because I called my buddy that worked there and he said it sounds like it could be the ECU relay. I did get off the interstate though and took back roads real slow.... But it was cold out and I wasn't going to wait 2-4 hours for a tow truck to come.So let me get this right. After your truck died, left you with no brakes, and you had to hit snow banks to stop it, you cranked it up two more times and drove it home? :bang:
Thanks! I'll just go and pick one up from the parts dept and do it myself. Much better for me that way.Actually you can buy the new ECU relay and change it yourself. When it officially became a recall, Nissan cheaped out and all of a sudden just the ECU relay was for sale and they did not replace the whole IPDM anymore. Go figure.
Anyways, I think I paid like $2.50 for one, so I bought another one and keep it in the truck. It took me a while to get the old one out. I never had a problem with my truck, but for only $2.50 I can get the "fixed" version so why not. I still haven't got the fuel sender unit recall done though. Mine works fine and I don't want them to tear apart the truck for something that is still working.
Drive one and you will notice a big difference. I had a 2006 SE 2WD CC with big tow. It was totaled. I now have a 2011 SL 2WD CC with big tow.While I was waiting, I checked out the 2011 Titans. Really not a whole lot of difference between it and my 2004 other than a nicer interior (better console & materials IMO), a power rear window and the assisted tailgate.
Hmmm....I think I would like mine better as a beast. It's already pretty quiet, but I like the nice exhaust note it's already got and I already object to the torque between the tow gears like I had on my last T and the non-tow gears that I've got on this T - I can *definitely* notice the difference off the line.Drive one and you will notice a big difference. I had a 2006 SE 2WD CC with big tow. It was totaled. I now have a 2011 SL 2WD CC with big tow.
Although the trucks are outfitted very similarly, the two trucks drive very different. The 06 was a beast. It roared and snorted and hauled ***. We made jokes that you had to throw raw meat at it before you got in in the morning. The 11 is slower, quieter, and much more refined. It was like I went from a motocross bike to a goldwing. Ultimately though I like the beast better.