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Nissan Xterra Noise From the Front of the Engine

 
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Engines Affected: 3.3L V6, 4.0L V6

Average Mileage: 87,947 mi (36,000 mi - 203,000 mi)

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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.

  •  Rookie

    I have the same problem with my 2007 Xterra. I have the service bulleting and have done some research and found that Nissan will cover this repair for vehicles past their warranty on a case by case basis. My request for repair was denied, which I obviously do not accept. Nissan would not disclose the reasons, but said it was many factors. I inferred the factors were individual based, and not based on the nature of the problem which I believe is incorrect. My research indicates this is an extremely pervasive problem which should have been a recall. I believe this warrants a Class Action Lawsuit which I will be looking into the next few days. I appreciate any inputs that will assist in this effort.

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  •  Rookie

    Same noise as the others in forum describe. Brought to my mechanic and the timing chains need replacement. 9 hours of labor involved. Currently being fixed. Anticipated bill around $2000. If class action lawsuit is started I am in.

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  • Visitor, , 137,000 mi

    I have a whining sound in my engine, thought might be the belt but not sure. the noise happens when starting the engine when its cold but once the engine runs for a while the noise begins to get lower and lower until you don't hear no more.

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    Noticed whining, thought it to be possibles: Belt tensioner and or drive belt itself. Oct, 22, 2013. This is the date i took it to my Nissan dealer of 25 years of owning Nissans. Would trust them to even leave my kids there. Anyway. they told me in a matter of seconds it was the chain. when i got home i did research which brought me here. Saw the service bulletin, and am dissappointed that they got the notice and are deigning to help with the repairs. Two phone calls to Nissan NA. They won't cover or help. out of warranty they say. I'm in process of having my attorneys send a letter. Its their defect, they know about it and yet nothing. I've owned eight nissans over 25 years and this is their answer. not happy consumer. will continue to follow up.

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  • Visitor, , 48,000 mi

    I also have a whining bussing noise coming from my drivers left front motor side. Is this the timing chain that costs almost 2000.00 to fix. There should be a recall on this problem.

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  • Visitor, , 76,000 mi

    Same problem as described above. Really think a class action should be taken. Looks like is gonna be my first and last Nissan.

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  • Visitor, , 45,723 mi

    My 2007 Nissan Xterra just started to emit a loud noise from the engine. The Nissan dealership and my Uncle have both diagnosed the problem: the Timing Chain. My Uncle said with such low mileage on my vehicle, regular oil changes at every 3k miles, this should not be an issue. I have found in my research that this appears to be a re-occurring design issue for 2007 Nissan Xterra (NTB09-128). At this time, I have been told I need to replace the timing chain engine which will cost $2k. I am currently going to put a complaint in with Nissan Customer Service.

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  • Visitor, , 114,000 mi

    Same problem not fixed yet.

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  • Visitor, , 63,500 mi

    Buziing, rattling and whining noise from driver side of engine. Two mechanics identified it as timing chain rubbing on something. Pat warranty, so hopefully there will be a recall?

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    chain rattling noise from secondary timing chains..

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