Recall Alert: 2014 Nissan Titan

2014_Titan 1 II

Trucks Affected: Fewer than 1,000 2014 Nissan Titan crew cab and King Cab trucks built from Aug. 27, 2013, through Nov. 13, 2013.

The Problem: The tire and loading information label on these pickups overstates the maximum load and passenger carrying capacity of the vehicle. Exceeding the load or carrying capacity of the tire could lead to structural damage of the tire and loss of vehicle control.

The Fix: Nissan will notify all affected customers and provide owners with the correct label free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Jan. 21, 2014.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261, contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Comments

First!

fewer than 1000, did they really sell that many?

They need the 2015 model yesterday!

I wonder if the labels were meant for the new Titan???

Can PUTC find out what was actually on the labels???

Can you do that please Mark?

I wondered the same thing. Perhaps some foreshadowing of the capacity of the new diesel? Or do we know that already? I may have missed it...

Can't wait for the '15 Titan Cummins!

@woodpud
I don't see too many people towing or hauling with their Titan's, thus this recall doesn't have any meaning to it other than to satisfy government requirements. When the Titan with the Cummins comes out, however, you are going to see a lot of people towing things way beyond their truck's capabilities. I am not looking forward to that at all.

@HEMI MONSTER
Why will everyone 'overload' the new Titan's?

Do you have any proof this will occur?

Are Cummins powered Ram owners currently using this practice of overloading?

@Big Al from Oz
No proof is needed for that statement I made. It is a know fact that many people are towing more than they should be, it has nothing to do with the brand of truck they are driving, so don't try to make it look like it's some type of brand wars.

The thing is that there are a number of people who think that just because they have a diesel, it automatically means they can tow whatever their heart desires. It is a problem with Powerstroke, Duramax and Cummins owners alike, especially people using 3/4 ton trucks to do the job of what a 1 ton should. Day in and day out I see tons of guys on the road towing 40' toy haulers with a 3/4 ton truck. Way overloaded.

The same situation will be a problem with 1/2 ton diesels. It will be a problem with Nissan and a problem with Ram. I don't know what the point of your comment was, but I have a feeling you are just trying to stir up a debate. It's not going to happen, because I don't have time for all that. There you have your response take it or leave it.

@Ken
There are plenty of people who don't read those labels, so a recall regarding misprinted labels is not as relevant as other type of recalls. The people who do read the labels on their truck and know how to interpret them would not have much trouble knowing if what the sticker says is wrong. Its all about common sense.

I am really getting frustrated by the lack of intelligence from commentators here. Yesterday I criticize GM about the recall involving vehicle fires, today, I am playing "devils advocate" for Nissan. Know matter why type of opinion I or other reasonable commentators here express, we get attacked. It's becoming ridiculous, I think a number of people just come here wanting an argument rather than to talk about trucks.

I don't understand why people here hear diesel they only think haulind and towing, I grew up in Holland and there everything is available in diesel, from any 3 door hatchback to big luxury cars and has nothing to do with towing!

Most people will not overload their trucks just because they think they can. "Oh, I need to add more weight to my load just for the heck of it!" If you pull about 10,000 pounds total weight, the Titan Cummins will be fine. It won't pull more than the gas V8, but it will do it easier and with less fuel. You can keep it in the higher gears and make use of the low-end torque and fuel economy. Pointless worrying about something that is going to be a non-issue. The chances of being hurt or killed from a 2015 Titan diesel with an overloaded trailer are going to be far less than other causes!

The odds are a person who overloads their truck does not read labels in the first place.

A recall aimed at liability lawyers.

@Alex and Woopud
I agree, "just because you have a diesel you will overload it" sounds a too subjective a view.

When in the US most pickups I see haul air and if they have a load they are generally quite small.

I would think the opposite is true of overloading. A person who buys a diesel to tow realises what type of vehicle they require. So the are more aware of what they are doing.

A person who buys a cheaper vehicle like a 1/2 ton V8 towing large loads trying to do the work of a larger vehicle would be the ones I'd think would overload.

But, like I stated most pickups haul air and one person inside.

When I was shopping for a new pickup last year I loved the Titan best in the test drive, It had the best vision, no blind spots and it had the best power and performance,,, If I had to choose a truck for long distance comfortable driving it would be the Titan.

Tom #3, I agree, The Titan is the most underrated truck out there. Most journalists see its been roughly the same since 2004 and automatically think it has to be bad but it was way ahead when it cam out.

If you drove a Titan and it was the best performance, the others must have been older trucks or newer ones with low performance options, ie, Chevy with 3.08 gears, Ford 5.0 with 3.31 gears...

It's well documented how sub par they are.

The Titan isn't "well documented" for being sub-par; 80% peak torque below 1000 rpm is still relevant, etc. etc. Its a testament given the fact its largely unchanged since late 2003 that its still relevant being compared against.

Sub par would be the others you listed.



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