Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan Titan

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan Titan

5. Clunky Transmission, Questionable Reliability

A new vehicle shouldn’t fight to slide from park to drive, but the 2013 Titan SL used in AutoGuide’s test frequently did. Cantankerous as it was, writing the truck off over what many might consider a minor flaw wouldn’t be fair.

But based on that, it’s hard not to remember that past model years had quality problems serious enough to merit recalls.

Nissan’s truck weathered its share of flaws since introduction. Hopefully those problems remain buried somewhere in a dark, musty corner of NHTSA’s archives.

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  • krell51

    I’ve owned a Chevy, GMC and a Titan, Titan is by far the better truck.

  • davepjr71

    I’ve always owned Dodge and just came from a Doge Dakota after 10 yrs of ownership. that was supposed to be a good truck and so far my Titan puts it to shame. I have absolutely no problems with the shifting and get better gas milage than the Dakota. Everyone knows the gas milage listed for the Big 3 is a crock.
    Hopefully, the new 2014 version will get some heads turned. Chevy can have 100 recalls and you never hear about it. Have 1 recall on a Toyota or Nissan and it’s headline news. Go to Titantalk and find out the truth about these trucks instead of reading this garbage. There are guys on there with trucks well over 100,000 miles.

  • borred

    Owned a GMC, Ford and my 2013 Titan is by FAR a better truck. LOOks better and power to gearing is very good. If you think the Titan is behind on power then line your new Domestic up beside at Titan at a track or light sometime and get embarrassed. I would bet everything that the 5.6 would out last any Domestic half ton motor for longevity as well. Every manufacturer cuts corners some where but Nissan with out a doubt makes a extremely strong motor.

  • Norm

    I love the the performance of my 2013 Nissan Titan ( just got it a week ago). When your talking about the power Titan always have it. I had 2007, 2010, and now 2013 Nissan Titan, every time I bought a new one I’m always happy to have one. The best truck ever.