Report: Noise From the Front of the Engine
Nissan Frontier Problem
Engines Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 4.0L V6, V6
Average Mileage: 69,097 mi (3,000 mi - 123,765 mi)
A whining or buzzing type noise may develop from the timing chain area caused by excess slack in the secondary timing chains. Nissan has issued a service bulletin (NTB09-128) regarding this issue. Replacement of both secondary timing chains and their tensioner shoes will be necessary to repair this concern. As part of this repair, the engine oil and filter should also be replaced.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Frontier, V6, 68,000 mi
Somewhat high-pitched whine from engine - also - distinct knocking during acceleration when cold
I first started noticing this whining/whirling noise at about 60,000 miles. It seems to have got worse over time. I recently visited a local Nissan dealer and they told me there was a service bulletin put out stating the problem is probably caused by a secondary timing chain/s. The dealer quoted me a cost of over a thousand dollars! From what I understand they are not over willing to help out those in need, we'll see. I'm going to try and get them to fix it, if not I will take other action. I'll be a horses ***, if I'm going to pay for another bad design flaw on Nissan's part, NO WAY NO HOW. It's time they started taking responsibility for their lack of quality in todays vehicles. I'm so disappointed in Nissan, almost to the point of disgusted. I don't think I will ever buy another Nissan product ever. What ever happened to this company!
it only happen when the engine is hot,just a little whinning sound fronm the front and it will go away when i rev it.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Frontier, 4.0L V6, 67,000 mi
knocking noise and engine loss power
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Frontier, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 63,500 mi
Whining/rattling sound from the engine on start up and while in idle. Noise is not present while driving.
Visitor, 2011 Nissan Frontier, 4.0L V6, 3,000 mi
The noise was noticed before reaching 3000 miles but I didn't realize that it is a serious problem because I heard some other vehicles had the same noise until reading this page. Thanks for the information. I will contact the dealer and see what they are going to say about it.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Frontier
Engine whining. Part department provide wrong part. Dealer won't change under warranty
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Frontier, 4.0L V6, 88,000 mi
Lucky: MY estimate for this issue was 1282.50labor + 568.43parts = totasling out at a wooping 1989.75 hows that for QUALITY workmanship. Oh all most for got the manditory 95$ diagnosis for the vehicle.
Visitor, 2009 Nissan Frontier, 4.0L V6, 100,000 mi
Whine at fron of engine. Diagonised by Nissan Dealer as a secondary chain tensioner noise. Pending repair (pricing options)
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Frontier, 4.0L V6, 8,500 mi
High pitch whining noise from front of engine...