While driving 50 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the engine and the vehicle lost power. My frontier does that when it is cold but I have over 200,000mi, that should never be on a brand new truck. Check out You Tube under Nissan dashboard noises and you will hear the exact noise. At that time they assessed it was a dirty sensor and sent me on my way, and followed up after a few days. Turned out the radiator had leaked coolant into the tranny poor design. My service department elected not to make me aware of this, waiting instead for the warranty to expire and the whining noise to get loud. There are special tools required for this to remove it.
If I can't find it I will let you know. I've had it with Nissan. The noise is gone and I'm happy. They keep sending me emails saying my problem with them is resolved. These engines have a problem with two of the timing chain tensioners, there are three of them. Side- and curtain-airbags and stability control are standard equipment. The approximate failure mileage was 103,677.
They said unfortunately I was over the mileage and to call the national Nissan dealership and petition for assistance. The vehicle failed to accelerate and the check engine warning light illuminated. Upon further inspection of the transmission oil there was a significant amount of radiator fluid in there and the problem was identified. Recently before I crawled under the truck I noticed when the truck was cold it would rattle just pulling out slow. Could have more powerful brakes though? Unfortunately it is pretty difficult to get at these parts and it is not cheap to do the job. This after hesitation, stuttering, and other issues. I cannot believe that a loose had three total exhaust sheild could make that much noise at 1 certian rpm only.
Replaces at a pretty penny but is now rattling again. Until there was a failure it was like the brakes were grabbing. It took 3 visits to the dealer for them to identify and fix the problem. I brought this to Nissan's attention a few year ago ut they did nothing. Maybe this will help someone else. Feb 25, 2011 Smoke on start? We bit the bullet and paid to have it towed to the dealer. On the occasion we are not able to get it figured out we always refund the donation.
The vehicle was shifted into park and restarted. Have an assistant start the truck with hood open andlisten by the alternator then reve truck to 2000 rpm and then shut it off. The vehicle was still having the same issues and I brought it back in. I have a Nissan service bulletin dated 2009 which shows that Nissan was aware of the timing chain problem with 2005-2007 Xterras. While driving 50 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the engine and the vehicle lost power. Nissan dealerships are aware of problem and several forums online including newspaper articles outline the issue. On another subject I just came back from a long Memorial Day at camp.
The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Let me know if this is not it or sound like it if not i'll get your refund. Please discard all paper copies of the earlier version. Still, motor mounts should not break! It also could have the wrong one on if the alternator was recently replaced. .
What we found was really troubling. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission, the torque converter, and the radiator needed to be replaced. Upon start up loud ticking or knocking noise from pass side, lasts about 10 seconds. This version amends the Applied Vehicles. After the car has warmed up, the sound goes away. The dealer looked it over and said that the radiator contaminated the transmission causing a failure in both.
I'm glad someone else has experienced this problem as it was very hard to describe. The technician diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. That is why I checked with you for expert advice as to the problem but I may as well believe what the diagnosis is even if it is Spanish which by the way I don't speak so I guess It is back to the drawing board. It is a big step forward compared to the old version. We found this Frontier quick and nimble with a tolerable ride.
The mechanic also said, they have had many problems after they replaced timing chains on Altimas before. The failure mileage was 93,000. It is very important that you take care of this problem as the chains will eventually fail because of this problem and destroy the engine. The paint is peeling away and there are two areas rusted through behing the licence plate. Tuesday August 19th I was informed that Nissan was not responsible for divulging any of this information to me and that they would not cover even the co-pay. I then pulled off cap from the nipple and reconnected the vaccum line and the noise is back.
I dont know how else to explain it. I had it replaced at a local repair shop. Replace both secondary timing chains and both secondary timing chain tensioners with the ones from the Parts Information section of this bulletin. Have looked behind glove box for loose or broken vacuum lines and looked where cab filters go but found nothing. Had more than enough power for the mountains. It is definitely not the alternator as it is a dashboard issue. At this time I now found about the class action lawsuit settlement and the extended warranty.