Report: Noise From the Front of the Engine
Nissan Pathfinder Problem
Engines Affected: 4.0L V6, V8
Average Mileage: 78,300 mi (4,000 mi - 140,000 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.
Verified for the Nissan Pathfinder
A whining or buzzing type noise
From the front of the engine. Found out there was a recall and had it repair at the local dealer. Just today the engine make a noice similar to air flowing through the engine almost like an air conditioner running in the engine department.
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Pathfinder, 80,000 mi
I just recently had my '07 Frontier in for regular service and was told by the dealership service rep that I needed to have the timing chain replaced to the tune of $1800. I have had the truck serviced regularly at all appropriate intervals by this same dealership. Now they tell me this needs to be fixed. I'm very disappointed and frustrated at Nissan for not generating a recall/repair on such a major problem with their vehicles. From what I've been able to read this is way too common a problem for them to ignore and not resolve for their customers. Until this happened, I had a very good impression of Nissan vehicles; now I'm not so sure. They cut corners and are capable of building junk just like all the others.
Overall I've been very pleased with the truck and it's been nearly bullet proof (except for having to put two batteries in it over the last 3 years and this dealer replacing the rear breaks when they should have replaced the front brakes). Really angry and frustrated about this situation - it's not like you can't leave the issue unaddressed but I hate the fact that I'm supposed to pay $1800 to have this fixed, a basic engine component that should be covered under warranty.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, 79,000 mi
Whining noise started about 2 months ago, I thought it might be the alternator, now after reading this , I believe I have the same problem.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, 140,000 mi
Whining noise ,converter, electrical, fuel sensor,oil sensor, this is the worse car, Nissan will not get my business again and I will tell others not to buy any Nissan.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, 140,000 mi
whinning noise from the engine area. costs repairs about 1,500. timming chain issue.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, 91,000 mi
Started yesterday today it's so loud! Guess ill have to suck it up and take it but if Nissan knew- that's ridiculous!
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, 100,000 mi
Have had all same problem with the noise and engine light always on. I will never buy a Nissan again in my life and definately would not reccomend to anyone. I had a Ford for 10 years and nothing like this ever happened.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, 81,000 mi
I have the same problem with a timing chain making a whining sound on my 2006 Pathfinder. $1200 to fix. This car also had an issue where the paint never adhered to the metal, and it came off like the car had been wrapped in plastic. Nissan would not help with this issue at all. I went through several levels of consumer affairs, and in the in the customer service representative could only say she could not believe Nissan did not offer to help in any way because it was obviously a manufacturing defect, that only became noticeable once the paint had some sort of opening in it that allowed water under it. It started on the roof, and I can hardly see the roof of my pathfinder! I didn't know of the issue until the paint on the door and around the window started peeling off.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, 74,000 mi
i took the 2006 nissan pathfinder to the dealer for oil change
and the mechanic recomend to replace the timing chain for 1800 dollars becouse this model came with engine brackets problem
isoon ileave the dealer the wining noise star i call nissan consumer affair and they offer me
200 hundred dollars to fixed the problem
There has been a wining noise from the right front corner of the engine which increases with RPM.
Luther Inver Grove Nissan Dealer inspected and indicated the timing chain had worn through tensioner pad and noise was coming from chain coming in contact with metal tensioner pad arm. Dealer stated no warranty coverage would be extended due to out of warranty. Upon further inspection by another mechanic it is determined that there is a defective gasket on the inner timing assembly resulting in a lack of oil delivered to the left tensioner pad causing excessive wear. In addition the oil is not being delivered to the left cylinder head causing damage to the cam bearing surfaces.