Recall Alert: The 2020 Nissan Titan Struggles With Engine Problems

Uh oh, you may have a problem if you currently own a 2020 Nissan Titan. Nissan has issued a recall due to stalling engines. See if your Nissan Titan is at risk and learn what to do if it is. You will want to avoid having your engine randomly stall in traffic. 

There is a recall for the 2020 Nissan Titan 

According to CNET, the 2020 Nissan Titan is under a recall due to engine stalling problems. The recall comes after Nissan filed documents with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this month. 

The recall addresses engine stalling risks due to an electrical short. The Titan engine may stall while driving, increasing the risk of accidents. Also, drivers have been unable to restart their trucks once the engine stalls, leaving them stranded. 

2020 Nissan TITAN PRO-4X pickup truck parked on sandy road
2020 Nissan TITAN PRO-4X | Nissan

Nissan discovered that an exposed wire in the engine harness is the source of the problem. If the exposed wire makes contact with another wire, it could cause an electrical short.

There are no warning signs that could indicate the issue, and it may also cause transmission problems. About 7,538 2020 Titan models are involved in the recall, and Nissan is unaware of any accidents related to the recall. Also, no other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles are affected. 

What is my 2020 Titan is at risk? 

If your 2020 Nissan Titan is at risk, you will receive a notice in the mail. Nissan plans to begin notifying owners by January 27th. However, you don’t have to wait to be notified. You can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA site here to see if your truck is affected by the recall. 

Luckily, Nissan will provide a remedy for this problem. You will need to bring your truck to a Nissan service center to have a technician inspect the wiring harness. If they find any damage, you will receive a new harness. Also, if there is no damage, the technician will assemble the harness and take the time to make sure everything is properly functioning. 

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You do not have to return to the same dealership where you bought your truck. A local Nissan dealership will be fine. However, make sure you call ahead or schedule an appointment online to avoid long waiting times. 

Is the 2020 Nissan Titan reliable? 

The Nissan Titan has a slightly above average reliability rating. Repair Pal gave the 2020 Titan a score of three and a half stars out of five for its reliability rating. It ranks in second place out of seventeen options for full-size trucks. 

The Nissan Titan is the largest pickup available from the Japanese manufacturer.
2021 Nissan Titan | Nissan

The annual repair cost is about $555, which is a lower than average ownership cost. Full-size trucks tend to have an average maintenance cost of about $936, while all vehicles have an average annual maintenance cost of $652. 

Repair Pal reliability rankings are based on the cost, frequency, and severity of repairs. Their information is gathered through an extensive proprietary database that includes vehicle repair invoices, automotive statistics, and predictive data science. 

So, don’t let this small recall for the 2020 Nissan Titan scare you away. This truck has proven itself as a mostly reliable option. Based on the above-average ranking from Repair Pal, it shouldn’t give you much trouble.