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A "tapping sound" From the Drivers Side of the Engine on Infiniti G37

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A "tapping sound" may develop from the drivers side of the engine. The noise may be associated with the variable valve event and lift actuator. Our technicians tell us a software update for the powertrain control module (PCM) is available to correct this issue.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 38,180 (6,323–83,000)
5 model years affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, more2013
19 people reported this problem
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Yes, get that tapping also, used to be louder. Oil brand change helped but the dealer went back to Mobil. The big fear is, is there enough oil getting to certain parts or is the oil volume too small at low RPM?
After the car runs for over 15 minutes maybe 30 it has a tapping sound or I call it a knocking sound in the engine
When I make a stop or get to red lights i notice a tapping sound by the drivers side
same knocking sound coming from the driver side and its on idle
Tapping noise on the driver side of the engine.
havent done anything yet, it runs exc. just has that tapping valve sound.?? oil is always changed.
Problem only noticeable when engine is at idle and in gear. I have not had it corrected yet.
I have the same problem . Had it looked at twice and told all infinities' sound this way
i get a tapping noise on drivers side of engine.