Nissan Titan Wears Best Pickup Warranty in America

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How do you convince people to trust the newest pickup truck on the market? If you're Nissan, you offer the biggest bumper-to-bumper warranty in the industry on your newest pickup offerings.

Nissan has just announced it will be extending a new limited warranty to match what it already offers on its commercial vans — a five-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on all 2017 Titan and Titan XD models that beats the competition, all of which offer three-year/36,000-mile programs. To read what we thought of the new half-ton 2017 Nissan Titan, click here.

This bold move is clearly designed to convey Nissan's confidence to both the personal-use and fleet buyer who may not be familiar with Nissan pickups. Vehicles covered by the new warranty, which includes basic and powertrain coverage, include all 2017 Titan Endurance V-8 gas models and Cummins V-8 turbo-diesel Titan XD models in 4x4 or 4x2 configurations and crew- or regular-cab form. Both 2017 pickups are scheduled to begin arriving at Nissan dealerships later in August.

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Wow.
100,000 miles and all others offer 36,000 miles. I am seriously considering a Titan now.

Impressive warranty terms! Two things to remember however.

1. a warranty is nothing more than a promise that auto manufacturers make to do something in the future.

2. fleet managers are increasingly using 3 year lease terms. Five year warranties will have no impact on those decisions.

I've noticed the sales of the new trucks to be, to put it nicely,
abysmal. Nissans strategy of offering the top of the line, short bed, 60k models as their initial entry appears to be rather short sighted.

The model I'm waiting to see is the King Cab, 8 foot bed Pro4X.
They need to also offer roof clearance lights and a power sun
roof. Their roll out seems to be taking forever.

Something else they may wanna think about: for about 55k,
you can get a Ram 2500, w/Cummins, the Outdoorsman
package, sun roof, seating for 5, about 700 pounds more
payload, 5k lbs more towing....the list goes on and on. Kinda
hard to compete against that....The XD is too expensive and
too heavy. Other then that, whats to complain about?

This warranty "guarantees" that the new Titan will command way better resale value than any Ford.

@papajim- 3 year terms are fine and dandy, but 26k mi is nothing fr a work/fleet truck. I used to do that each and every year running to customer sites.

@papa jim Item 1: You're right and I put that to the test with the Tundra I used to own. Toyota paid about $17,000 worth of repairs; they paid to fix the many problems but it didn't change my perception of the truck--when I compare build quality and some parts to my 2012 Highlander, I now see why my Tundra was significantly worse in terms of QDR than other trucks in its class.

That's definitely a good first step and I would seriously consider a new Titan, but it take years to build a reputation for quality. Hopefully, Nissan will not pinch pennies on the truck like Toyota does with the Tundra.

Does Nissan make you service the truck at a dealer and if it's not done to the letter of the warranty it's void? Remember Dodges life time warranty BS a few years back.

And you'll need it!

@papa jim- I DID read what you posted-
"fleet managers are increasingly using 3 year lease terms. Five year warranties will have no impact on those decisions"
To which I responded (I'll admit with typo- 26 should have been 36)
"3 year terms are fine and dandy, but 26k mi is nothing fr a work/fleet truck. I used to do that each and every year running to customer sites."
Perhaps I wasn't as specific as I needed to be-
36,000 mile warranties are laughable for those that actually run trucks for work. Trucks will be out of warranty half-way through that 3-year lease term (or sooner). That's why Nissan's 60mo/100k mi warranty is useful to even 3-year lese customers.

@knowitall

two considerations

1. Motor pools that lease 3 year/36k aren't going to assign those vehicles to someone who drives 30k miles per year. The high mileage drivers will be assigned older vehicles from the motor pool that are already paid off.

2. Motor pools that lease can still opt out of the 3/36 and buy the vehicle outright at any time.

Take a look at how commercial operations use rolling stock. Your earlier comment did not hold up.

Well at least the new titan can claim it is the best at SOMETHING. This new truck has been such a terrible flop. I don't believe the non xd version will be successful either. This truck is 10 years too late. 100,000 mile warranty is cool and all, but it is really no better IMO than an additional $2,000 discount at purchase, which is very easy to achieve. I've never had a repair over $2,000 on any vehicle with less than 100,000 miles.

@Beebe: It cost $9200 to have the rusting bed replaced in my Tundra. The Cam Tower repair is about $2k as well as the front differential and one axle. Parts + about $120 an hour add up quickly.

@papa jim- seriously- what sort of vocation/fleet/whatever runs a truck only 40miles a day???

Part of the need for longer warranties - whether initial bumper-to-bumper or factory extended service plans - are the in creased use of electronics to control even the most minor things. Wasn't all that long ago when making a wiper blade change easier meant turning the key on, starting the wipers, then killing the ignition mid-stroke to make the blades easier to reach. Now with computer controls (and push-button starting), there's no way to do that - the computer thinks "oh, you must have forgotten to turn the wipers off, I'll do it for you" and cycles the wipers back to their park position, even if the key (if you still have one) is in your hand.

It's to the point where even base/work-trim trucks have excess electronics that can take major components with them if they SNAFU without warning. And with labor rates, diagnostics, and so forth, you need those high-mile warranties to make sure some 10mm chip somewhere doesn't leave you and your 3-4 year old rig stranded in West Nowhere.

@papa jim- around here (metro Detroit) its 3-5 miles to get anywhere, every time you turn the key. Run back and forth for parts etc, miles pile up.

Ram has posted a brief statement to respond to Nissan’s new five year/100,000 mile warranty on the new Titan. Launched in 2003 and quickly dubbed the “Big Three Killer” by some pundits — who also applied the name to the Toyota Tundra—it was relaunched to the sound of crickets last year.

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Ram today wrote that they have “America’s longest-lasting pickups,” a claim “backed by data collected by third-party vehicle-registration authority IHS Automotive.”

They noted that Rams come with a three year, 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, with a five year, 60,000 mile powertrain warranty (diesel powered trucks and vans get a five year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

GM and Ram owners will definitely buy this truck as their current trucks are warranty nightmares !!!

@NoQDRTundra we get it, you hate the Tundra. There is a horror story for every pickup ever produced, just because you had some bad luck doesn't mean every Tundra Toyota produced is crappy. Your issues sound like the earlier Tundra 07-09) issues, the front diff (covered under a TSB) issue was an early model issue. At least the dealer covered your repairs, I've had some big 3 friends that have had warranty claims denied from dealers citing "abuse" for the cause of the damage, which is NOT covered under warranty.

I see more low mileage new (2015+) Ford's and GM trucks sitting on dealer lots than any other Truck brand. My local dealer has a 2016 GMC Sierra Denali with 2,300 miles on it that someone traded in, probably because it has the GM shake. I see a lot of low mileage Ecoboost F150's (aluminum body style) on the lots also with less than 10,000 miles on them.


This warranty "guarantees" that the new Titan will command way better resale value than any Ford.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Aug 15, 2016 6:55:39 AM

@ GMSRNOTGREAT; you mean way more than any shaky GOVT motors truck? :-)

@john

Gm Ford or Ram sell 10 times more pick up than Toyota it`s normal some are trde in with low milleage and sometime it`s a pick up used as demonstrator. (Asian sells so little they need only one demonstrator) It`s stupid to think because you see low milleage truck on dealer lot, they are crap.

Here we go, shaky GOVT motors late to the game & following the leader...again;

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/gm-is-gluing-its-new-cars-together-to-save-weight/ar-BBvEnY2?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

I'm not sure how Nissan's low sales numbers will ever cover their investment or even break; mathematically no but for pride...well maybe!? A bit like Toyota, they need their mid-sizer to help with low Tundra sales...

Ford's one brand F-series Aug YTD sales still outguns shaky GOVT motor's 2 x brands by almost 5 000 units...this will only widen with the arrival of Ford's new HD's...

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/research/best-selling-vehicles-in-america-%e2%80%94-august-edition/ss-BBvcuMh?ocid=spartandhp#image=21

Impressive

@ GMSRNOTGREAT; you mean way more than any shaky GOVT motors truck? :-)

Posted by: Lionel | Aug 15, 2016 3:58:30 PM

Nope I mean way more than the cookie cutter pick-ups made by Ford.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT

Ford's one brand F-series Aug YTD sales still outguns shaky GOVT motor's 2 x brands by almost 5 000 units...this will only widen with the arrival of Ford's new HD's...

Aug 15, 2016 5:31:52 PM

Sorry, here is GMs 2 brands sales totals:

http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201b7c8836067970b-pi

Sorry, here is GMs 2 brands sales totals:
http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201b7c8836067970b-pi
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Aug 15, 2016 6:18:45 PM

@ GMSRNOTGREAT; yep, only when you follow your usual straw grabbing shaky GOVT motors math of 2+2=1..hahaha

@ GMSRNOTGREAT; yep, only when you follow your usual straw grabbing shaky GOVT motors math of 2+2=1..hahaha

Posted by: Lionel | Aug 15, 2016 7:00:17 PM

GOVT motors math of 2+2=537,978... HAHAHA!!!

http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201b7c8836067970b-pi

brand loyalty means nothing anymore

Good marketing move by Nissan to attract prospective buyers to come look. My GM fan relatives still wont bite since they have discovered that to be happy with their trucks the key is to trade them every 5 years and always have a payment. Since I keep things over a decade I demand better quality and don't bother with the Gov Motors.

What is a Gov Motors? Never heard of the company before.

If you want quality and the longest lasting truck buy anything and everything but a Ford. China toy makers have better quality then most Fords that roll off the line.

I see more low mileage new (2015+) Ford's and GM trucks sitting on dealer lots than any other Truck brand.

Posted by: john | Aug 15, 2016 3:41:43 PM

This is understandable considering GM and Ford are the #1 and #2 trucks manufacturers. Their combined sales eclipse all the other brands put together.

To add to that, both manufacturers have dealers that participated in a little thing called 'leasing'. It's also not uncommon for dealers to rotate service loaner trucks, hence low mileage trucks on the dealer lot.

So even Chinese autos are better built then Fords. Thanks for the tip.



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