Nissan North America named in class action lawsuit alleging failure to disclose defect in Timing Chain Systems which results in premature failure

Nissan North America

This is a consumer class action concerning a breach of warranty and an intentional failure to disclose material facts and a safety concern to consumers. Secondary timing chains, secondary timing chain tensioners and secondary timing chain tensioner shoes (“Timing Chain Systems”) installed in 2004 -2008 Nissan Maxima vehicles, 2004 – 2009 Nissan Quest vehicles, 2004 – 2006 Nissan Altima vehicles (with the VQ35 engine), 2005 – 2007 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles, 2005 – 2007 Nissan Xterra vehicles, and 2005 – 2007 Nissan Frontier vehicles (with the VQ40 engine) (collectively, “Subject Nissan Vehicles”), which were designed, manufactured, imported, distributed, marketed, and maintained, upon information and belief, by Nissan North America, Inc. and Nissan Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha d/b/a Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (collectively, “Nissan” or “Defendants”), were prone to premature failure and could not be reasonably repaired. Nissan’s breach of warranty and failure to disclose material facts presents a safety concern to consumers, and has caused consumers to suffer significant monetary damages.

As alleged, the Timing Chain Systems installed in the Subject Nissan Vehicles are prone to premature failure, before the end of the useful life of the vehicles, and well before consumers reasonably expect any such failure to occur. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and based thereon, alleges that a vehicle’s Timing Chain System is intended and reasonably expected to last for at least ten years, if not more, without the need for repair or replacement.

Nissan has been aware that the Timing Chain Systems installed in the Subject Nissan Vehicles are prone to premature failure, and Nissan continued to install defective Timing Chain Systems in the Subject Nissan Vehicles knowing that they were prone to premature failure. Nissan not only refused to disclose the problem, but also actively concealed knowledge of it.

Nissan undertook affirmative efforts to conceal the failures through, among other things, Technical Service Bulletins issued to repair facilities. Although Nissan was aware enough of the problem to issue multiple Technical Service Bulletins to repair facilities, informing them of the need for Timing Chain Systems to be replaced, Nissan selectively chose not to inform consumers of this fact. Nissan concealed this so that the warranty period on the Subject Nissan Vehicles would expire before owners become aware of the problem. Through this practice, Nissan unlawfully transfers the cost of  replacement from itself to the owners of the Subject Nissan

As a result of Nissan’s failure to disclose the fact that the Timing Chain Systems were prone to unavoidable premature failure, consumers are required to spend thousands of dollars to replace the Timing Chain Systems, or sell their vehicles without  repair at a substantial loss. The fact that the Timing Chain Systems are prone to premature failure is material because no reasonable consumer expects to spend thousands of dollars to replace essential components of the Subject Nissan Vehicles’ engines in the early years of vehicle ownership.

The fact that the Timing Chain Systems were prone to sudden premature failure is material to consumers because it presents a serious safety issue and places the driver and passengers at a risk of harm. The Timing Chain Systems form an integral component of the Subject Nissan Vehicles’ engines. When they fail, they can cause a variety of problems, including the inability of the vehicles to accelerate and maintain speed, as well as catastrophic engine failure, among other issues. When any of these occur while the vehicles are in motion, occupants of the vehicles are exposed to rear end collisions and other accidents caused by the driver’s inability to maintain an appropriate speed on the road. The fact that the Timing Chain Systems are prone to premature failure is also material to consumers because there is no safe alternative way for owners of the Subject Nissan Vehicles to avoid the risk of potential harm. As a result of its failure to disclose the material fact that the Timing Chain Systems installed in the Subject Nissan Vehicles are prone to premature failure, Nissan has recklessly placed the safety of owners and occupants of the vehicles at risk.

Complaint: Nissan FAC

Copy of the complaint can be viewed here: Nissan Complaint Amended Complaint Nissan FAC

Jacqui S. said
633 days ago
Having the same issue in Australia. 2007 Nissan Pathfinder will cost $5k in parts alone to fix. Nissan decline to offer any assistance. Obviously you can't help me here but it is good to know what is being done elsewhere regarding this problem.


Curtis F. said
625 days ago
Same issue on 2005 nissan quest. 135000 miles. just replaced chains and tensioners because of plastic guide failure. Replaced and ran for 2 months now looks like tensioner #2 has given up.


Alana H. said
581 days ago
Had many issues with the 2004 Quest. We replaced the chains and tensioner. We have gone through multiple brake pads. Radio doesn't work. It costs $1200 to replace the part. You can't do a custom install. Nissan does not care about the problems!


michael d. said
557 days ago
Same isue with timing chain


Bob S. said
550 days ago
On routine service told of whining noise in engine as early indication of secondary timing chain failure and should repair at cost of $1700 in near future. On 2005 Maxima with 62000 miles.


becky p. said
548 days ago
Same issues, secondary timing chains, secondary timing chain tensioners and secondary timing chain tensioner shoes, all bad.


Claudia P. said
542 days ago
Same issues with 2008 Pathfinder, manufactured in 2007. Does anyone know if it is model year or manufacture year?


Steve T. said
528 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan max.. 3.5. Motor noise on start up, then after about 4 to 6 minutes it goes away.


David C. said
527 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan quest "Rattling noise on start up." then started to get worse.. Nissan wanted $4500 to fix..RIDICULOUS.!!


David C. said
527 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan quest "Rattling noise on start up." then started to get worse.. Nissan wanted $4500 to fix..RIDICULOUS.!!


Tim H. said
527 days ago
2006 Quest SE. Severe rattle in the top end of the engine, thought it was valves - now an independent shop (NOT Nissan) tells me all three timing chains and parts should be replaced - at 2,200.00. It's been to the dealer three times this year (for other things), and every time I've asked about the rattle. Never an answer. Now I guess I see why. What's the status of the suit?


Mark B. said
527 days ago
2008 Nissan XTerra, 43,000 miles. WHY NOT INCLUDED IN CLASS ACTION?? I was just notified of my timing chain. Internet searches show 2008 as a model year with the timing chain problem. I did order my car in December 2007, and it was delivered February 2008. I would join the class action if I could.


David I. said
519 days ago
2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 had timing chain issue described. Nissan wants $2500 to fix. I can get a rebuilt engine for less.


stefano c. said
519 days ago
How can a person join the class action suit against Nissan North America?


stefano c. said
519 days ago
How can a person join the class action suit against Nissan North America?


kelly R. said
518 days ago
How do you become part of the suit. Just had my timing chain go as well. Only has 80,000 miles on it. This car has been in the shop more than any other car I have ever owned.


Tammy C. said
517 days ago
2004 Nissan quest. Timing chain tensioners went out on interstate almost ran over by semi truck due to not being able to accelerate. Took to my service guy he would not touch it he already knew about all the problems with these chAins and nissan he said its there problem they need to fix it. Well 2500 dollars later its fixed but no recourse. I want to join suit. I have my receipt for repair at Nissan. Shame on NISSAN.


michael d. said
515 days ago
cost me 2000 to fix


David W. said
514 days ago
I just hit 120,000 miles on my 2006 Pathfinder and my radiator and trans are totally shot. I live in NYS, never received a recall notice and just found out it will cost me well over 5K to fix. I may have to sell it for scrap and buy a new car. This is the second Pathfinder I've owned and WILL DEFINITELY BE THE LAST NISSAN I EVER PURCHASE.


David W. said
514 days ago
I just hit 120,000 miles on my 2006 Pathfinder and my radiator and trans are totally shot. I live in NYS, never received a recall notice and just found out it will cost me well over 5K to fix. I may have to sell it for scrap and buy a new car. This is the second Pathfinder I've owned and WILL DEFINITELY BE THE LAST NISSAN I EVER PURCHASE.


Danielle L. said
513 days ago
We bought a 2011 nissan juke, just exceeded warranty and our timing chain broke causing engine failure. Nissan has asked us to pay $9000 to replace the engine. We still owe $20, 000 on the car as we financed over 6 year term.


Miguel L. said
513 days ago
I am having the same issue with my 2005 Xterra. The radiator and transmission died on me ,cost me 6K in repairs. Now having the issue with the timing chain as well. Was quoted 2k for parts and labor. Nissan needs to step up and pick up the bill for this.


Ram M. said
512 days ago
My 2007 Xterra has only 47,500 miles and the same issues with the timing chain/belt. It's costing about $2000.


Chris M. said
510 days ago
2007 Nissan Xterra 60K miles and taking it to dealer for the TSB as well. Won't be buying another Nissan and plan on building a website so others are informed too.


Shunda R. said
508 days ago
I have the same problem with timing chain territories, i have 98,000 miles on 2007 nissan xterra.


gina f. said
507 days ago
Im having the same problem on my 2007 nissan maxima with 70,000 miles.


gina f. said
507 days ago
Im having the same problem on my 2007 nissan maxima with 70,000 miles.


gina f. said
507 days ago
Im having the same problem on my 2007 nissan maxima with 70,000 miles.


Stephanie S. said
506 days ago
I had my transmission replaced 4500 then a few months down the road, timing chain 2500. Ridiculous is right! '06 Maxima


Katrina G. said
504 days ago
same issue with my 2004 maxima. It just stopped in the middle of the road on my way to work this morning!


France O. said
503 days ago
My 2006 nissan maxima . Is having this ratting whining nose at start up .. Took it to a mechanic who said its the timing chain tensioner
Car is also shifting hard at moderate rate of speed .. Feels like I'm being rear ended ..


Rachel R. said
502 days ago
2007 quest having the same load noise on start up and was told by dealer it is the timing chain hitting the guide and will need to be replaced. At about $1200, this comes after already having to replace transmission computer $1000, control arms $600 and multiple sensors anywhere from $150-350. The brakes wear out every 10-12000 miles. The cup holders, rear wiper, back up sensor and tire pressure sensor all broke. Not to mention motor mounts x2! I have 121,000 miles on it and really thought it should have lasted longer.


Lynne K. said
501 days ago
2007 Nissan Quest and Nissan Pathfinder same issues


Theresa J. said
499 days ago
2005 Nissan Xterra, 107,000 miles: just had radiator/transmission replaced at a high cost, Nissan KNEW about the problem, would not help, now have to have the "O" ring fixed at another HIGH cost, Nissan also knew about this problem in conjunction with the timing chain issue!! AAARRRGHHHH, where do I sign up for this class action suit against Nissan!!


Joel B. said
499 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Frontier NISMO package with the VQ40 engine. I bought the truck brand new, and I have just under 44,000 original miles. I started having winding noise on my truck at the 40,000 mile point. I tried to figure out the winding noise out on my own but I was unsuccessful. I had a brake light come on and I thought I should bring the truck to the dealership and have them investigate the two problems. Troubleshooting the winding noise took about three minutes before the technician came out and said I needed a new secondary timing chain. The technician said that it was mandatory to replace the timing chain and guides or my entire engine could blow if the chain broke. The dealership wanted to charge me around $2000.00 for this repair. I have my truck sitting at another shop right now getting a second estimate.

I take excellent care of my truck. I have been running full synthetic oil in my truck since the second oil change, I have had the ATF flushed, all fluids changed, brakes flushed, new pads and rotors, and new spark plugs, I run an K&N air filter which gets cleaned at every oil change. Having a timing chain issue on my truck should not happen after 44K miles. Nissan has a serious design flaw with this engine, and I am forced to sell this truck after the repairs are complete.


Nichole O. said
497 days ago
Yes we have a 2005 Nissan Quest and it has the rattling going on in the engine.


Lisa R. said
497 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder with ONLY 37318 miles and my timing chain went and cost me over $1500. I am beyond upset, I haven't owned the truck for even a year yet!


matt h. said
497 days ago
I have a 04 maxima that had timing chains and tensioners replaced at under 100k. Thinking the car would last me a while after repairs made, I have put a decent amount of time and money into replacing other things as needed which is only normal for a car of this age. Now I am at 140k and my timing chains/tensioners need to be replaced AGAIN!! Its obvious the same crappy parts were used. This puts me in a bad situation! I also keep randomly losing my clutch pedal pressure which is a common issue with this car with a manual transmission, and can be pretty dangerous.


SHERYL A. said
496 days ago
2005 NISSAN XTERRA 99,000 MILES IN THE NISSAN DEALER SERVICE DEPT NOW 1800.00 $$$ TIMING CHAIN GUIDES ,CHAIN RAPPING UP AGAINST GUIDES . LAWSUIT, RECALL....


Terri B. said
494 days ago
Ticking sound when I first crank up and then settles down...., just got my car checked last week, timing chain kit needs to be replaced, estimated at least $1,200 or more...just replaced the transmission in January, 3 cv axles and motor mount in June, so sick of it..."o6" maxima.


James S. said
492 days ago
2007 Nissan Frontier, 82,000 miles all fluids changed with full synthetic fluids at scheduled maintenance intervals. dealer just informed me my truck need new secondary timing chain and tension bars at a cost of $1700. Loved my truck until now. Have bragged on it every since I bought it new.


James S. said
492 days ago
2007 Nissan Frontier, 82,000 miles all fluids changed with full synthetic fluids at scheduled maintenance intervals. dealer just informed me my truck need new secondary timing chain and tension bars at a cost of $1700. Loved my truck until now. Have bragged on it every since I bought it new.


Xavier S. said
492 days ago
2005-2006 Quest 3.5 SL, approx 120k miles, timing chain, tensioners bad, makes loud clicking noise, Ed hicks Nissan esyimau at least $2,000 to fix...Also have bad gauges, gas tank and mileage gauges don't work. If Nissan knew, they should be held accountable.


Mark V. said
491 days ago
I have a 2009 Nissan that has been very well taken care of. Run Fully synthetic in it, change every 5k-6k. Clean as a whistle. Just started making this noise a week and a half ago. This is distressing.


Jason T. said
491 days ago
I have a Nissan Quest 2004. I have the same tensioner problems described by tons of Nissan owners. The costly repairs are too depressing!


Keith F. said
490 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima. 77,000 miles the timing chain tensioner and tensioner bracket broke. All these pieces were floating in the oil pan. 3,075.00 to fix. We had purchased the 100,000 mi. 6 year warranty. We were over the 6 yr. but way under the 100,000 mi. Nissan is not willing to help at all. Basically told me it was my problem. Lost a customer for life.


Nippon I. said
489 days ago
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5 has the same problem as others have listed above. I bought the car with 80,000 miles on it. They guy who sold me the care warmed it up so the rattle stopped before I got there to look at it. When I started the care there was no rattling noise. Knowing what I know now, he had to have known about the problem, but he never mentioned it to me. My mistake for not researching the car better, because this problem is listed all over the internet about these engines. Now the car has almost 100,000 miles on it and rattles every morning on cold start, but the sound goes away after car is warmed up or driven about fifteen minutes. I will have to fix the problem. The two parts it will need is the TIMING CHAIN GUIDE and TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER. I can buy both parts off ebay for about 60-100 bucks. The labor cost in my area is about 700 dollars. There are videos on youtube that show you how to repair the problem if you want to tackle it. It doesn't seem very hard to me since I'm mechanically inclined, and I have the tools to fix it, but it is time consuming. Nissan knows this is a problem and there should be a recall on these engines, but I'm not holding my breath for them to do the right thing by their customers. Don't you just hate dishonorable companies? This is my first and last purchase of a Nissan product.


Peter B. said
488 days ago
No issues yet just went through the radiator and transmission issue though


David P. said
488 days ago
Same issue with 2007 Nissan Quest, dealer "fixed it" once while under warranty but still having the same issues


teresa m. said
488 days ago
Same problem occurred in November 2012. Transmission was supposedly replace after spending $3k on motor mounts still had the same problem after all this. After picking up my car from the transfer repair car died 12 miles. Of course, they said I needed startwr cam shaft sensor brakes rotors. After placing all still hear rattling NOW ITS THE TIMING CHAIN +. Mind you my car was serviced by dealership every 2-3 months. I have totally lost faith in NISSAN. SPENT over $5K I owe $7K...I want in on this law suit!!


teresa m. said
488 days ago
BTW ITS A 2006 MAXIMA 3.5SE


Dona N. said
488 days ago
I have a 2005 xterra with the whining timing chain...I was told by dealer 1600 to repair. I called corporate nissan and got no where. I know there is a service bulletin about this. I don't know how this action suit works, but this definitely is a big problem. I also have had a problem finding a mechanic that will do the job....telling me its time consuming and to just sell the car as it will have engine and transmission problems as they all do....any input?cant believe at 45000 miles I should sell.....


ron g. said
487 days ago
My timing chain noise started about 60k miles. we milked it by frequent oil changes and using synth blend oil. Just had the job done $2800 mechanic says gasket failure caused tensioner to fail due to low oil pressure to the tensioner. poor design ! No way should this fail it should be a recall. You will never see a recall due to the high price I bet it is a $3800 job at the dealer. Cheaper for nissan to fight it.


Doanna E. said
487 days ago
I am having trouble with my 2006 Nissan maxima transmission.


Jeremy J. said
486 days ago
Got 2005 quest with the timing chain rattle. It started around 100,000 October 2012 . Just took it in to the dealership because the rattle is getting really bad and needs to be fixed. Dealership want $3600 to fix the issue that will only happen again if they are still using the same parts. Seem to be a waste. Also had issues with the sliding doors rattling had it fixed 3 time under warranty and it continued to happen try to lemon it and went all the was to arbitration, but did not win. It still does it to this day.


Angelo D. said
485 days ago
2005 nissian Altima with 100k on motor....I'm getting estimates up to 3500 to fix.timing belt tensioner made with cheap plastic,nissian knows all about it and yet they haven't fixed the problem.....screwed again.


pedro f. said
485 days ago
Same problem with my 2007 nissan maxima 3.5 SL 100K miles. Dealer is trying to hit me up for 2K. I told them to go "f" themselves. Supposedly replacing the tensioner and guide should easily fix the problem.


Patrick M. said
484 days ago
I have a 2006 pathfinder with 53000 miles and the timing chain is failing and the dealer gave a quote of $2000. This is a bad failure and could cost some one their life. Nissan needs to recall this problem. My mechanic called the car Junk


Kevin K. said
484 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Quest Van with 105k miles on it. Mechanic told me its the timing chain, and he won't even try fixing it but said it will be north of $2000 wherever I take it. Clearly not the first time he's seen it.


Rick F. said
484 days ago
2005 Altima 3.5SE purchased in 2008 w/41,000 mi. At 51,671 mi had to have the secondary timing chain tensioners replaced under warranty according to Technical Service Bulletin (NTB07-042a). The noise has returned at 78,500 mi. I believe this time it is the primary tensioner since it sounds similar to all the YouTube videos related to this problem.


Juan V. said
484 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Quest with the same problem. I have been told I need to replace the tensor as the rattling is freaky loud. It will cost me around$2,000 to fix since my mechanic has to lower the engine to the ground in order to open the cap and replace the tensors (May as well replace both since labor is one of the biggest expenses). I want to join class the action suit!


Patrick G. said
483 days ago
My Quest has the same problem is this lawsuit for real.


Joseph W. said
483 days ago
Yes, I'am having the same issues with my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder and the dealer wants over 2K to make nessecary repairs. The truck makes a loud winding/tapping noise. Any information on how we can get this fixed at Nissan' expense please let me know.


Lanny H. said
482 days ago
I have an 05 Maxima, bought new, and now has 87,000 miles on it. For several months heard noise. Dealer said it was timing chain, but didn't have to do anything unless noise bothers me. It bothers me and they want $1200 -1400 to fix it. Any recourse? Advise. thanks.


Omar A. said
481 days ago
Same issue on 2004 nissan quest. 115000 miles. replacing chains and tensioners and guide because of plastic guide failure. in a shop now.


Leartis M. said
480 days ago
I have an 05 Altima 3.5 SE and having the same issue as all described above. How do I get in on the class action? Nissan should have recalled these vehicles for the proper repair.


Marilee L. said
479 days ago
At 100K, I had to have the timing chains replaced on my 06 Xterra at a cost of $1700. I noted the problem at 96K miles and the dealer confirmed that it was a known manufacturing fault, and suggested the I contact Nissan Consumer Affairs for help in paying for the faulty parts. I did so, citing the NTB09128 service bulletin. The Nissan regional rep claimed the NTB did not apply to my vehicle and required me to have the dealership reverify the problem since more than 30 days had passed since the dealer had verified the timing chain issue. The dealer's service folk had never heard of such a requirement. They reverified the problem and faxed the data to the regional rep. The rep still has not responded to the 4 separate voice mail messages I left over the past 10 days requesting an update on Nissan's intended action. I finally had to have the vehicle repaired because of very obvious timing chain slap, and the dealer service folk verified that the chains were about to fail. The dealership folk have been very honest and helpful on this issue--I do not fault them. They told me about this class action suit and urged me to report the situation to appropriate agencies. I will be voicing my concerns to Nissan and the appropriate consumer rights organizations.


Curt D. said
479 days ago
I have 93,000 miles on my 2006 Nissan Frontier. I have the oil changed regularly and follow the maintenance recommendations as prescribed in the owner's manual. I took my truck for servicing today and was told the timing chain guides are wearing out and need to be replaced at a cost of just under $2,000. It seems like this problem is a result of inferior design or parts. I would like to know of any consumer rights organizations where I can voice my concern.


Teresa B. said
479 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan maxima 3.5se with 105,000 started hearing rattling at take off but after a few min it's stops took it to the nissan dealer in Edison NJ for another problem and was told it it has a timing chain and tensioner issue but was never told about a recall or this being a defect. Just that it would cost me about 1700$


Justin F. said
478 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Quest with 130,000 miles and the timing chain is rattling. I cannot sell it with the noise and I see where they are slipping in resale because of the problem. My own Nissan dealership will NOT take it on trade. How sick is that? It's like someone broke in and stole $6000 dollars from me. We are stuck and can't afford another vehicle to replace it but we can't drive it either for fear it will blow up.


Steve B. said
478 days ago
I have 2007 STX D40 Navara, bought from Nissan in northern Australia in 2009. It has done 130,000 kilometres; is a 2.5 litre turbo diesel, automatic transmission. Timing chain failure has destroyed the engine, just last night. The mechanic who services it said he didn't know where the rattling sound was coming from when I had asked him about it, claims it will be between $6000.00 and $10,000.00 to fix. Not happy!


Lanny H. said
477 days ago
How can I be included since I may have to have timing chain repaired before suit is settled and/or Nissan issues a recall? I met with Service Mgr. and it seems unless suit is won or recall is issued, I'm out $1200-1400. If so, they lose a valued customer that has bought 6 Maximas.


Mike S. said
477 days ago
I have 2006 Frontier 4.0L V6, 110,000. $2,000 to fix, what are my options?


Chad T. said
477 days ago
I have a 2004 nissan quest 120,000 miles and timing chain is rattling on start up for about a minute. Sounds like the tensioners and guide needs to be replaced.
Where do I sign up for this class action suit against Nissan?


John C. said
477 days ago
sign me up 2007 Frontier 69000 mi timing chain whining also beware of radiator leaking coolant into Transmission also a TSB look into it if under 65000 mi


Lourdes T. said
477 days ago
2004 Nissan Quest. - I also would like to be included. I am having the same issues. Purchased this vehicle EOM February 2013, and it's already not running. According to consumer reports, their is recalls for the timing chain, electrical module system, and air bag. I have contacted Nissan directly, and the claimed their are no such recalls. Quite frankly, I am passed the point of disappointment, as I am still paying for a vehicle that is not running properly.


John S. said
476 days ago
Have a timing chain noise. Just replaced the transmission on my 2005 Pathfinder with 107000 miles. Dealership was of no help. Eisenhauer Nissan
in Wernersville Pa.


Jose C. said
476 days ago
Wow I just ran across this site. I was really bummed out when two mechanics told me that 04+ models of the maxima have this frequent issue and the cost...my heart sank 1000-1800 dollars! I have a 2007 maxima se with 82406 miles and love the car. I started hearing the noise like 3 months ago at first I thought it was the fans but now the noise is more apparent, goes away after the car warms up. I have a 2001 monte carlo ss with 164000 miles and no costly problems. You would expect more from Japanese cars atleast I thought so. I will also like the join this lawsuit because I and many people on this discussion really shouldn't go through this hassle.


Paula S. said
472 days ago
Same issue - I am out of pocket for the repair (at a Nissan Dealership and after speaking with the Corporate Office about seeing this class action) 2006 Nissan Pathfinder - all timing belt tensioners replaced in the assembly - labor intensive


Jennifer M. said
470 days ago
Same issue - 2006 Nissan Sentra.. Car at dealership now being repaired. Cost $2100.00 to replace timing chain. Only 118Kmiles on car. Started having issue with no starts and rough idles. Got a zillion check engine light codes for cam shaft sensor. Light would never go off. Ended up being timing chain.


Bianca S. said
470 days ago
I am also having the same issue. 2004 Nissan Maxima SL. Timing guide and tensioners. Dealer quoted me 2200-2400 for the repair. Absolutely rediculus! I would like more information on this class action suit.


Yale H. said
470 days ago
My 2004 Nissan Quest has 108,000 miles and rattles for a couple minutes after start up. Mechanic advised need complete timing chain assembly replaced - at least $1,500.00 worth of repairs. I would like more info regarding the class action suit.


Cheryle E. said
469 days ago
I went to Nissan today for a routine oil change and was told my 2007 Nissan Quest is in need of timing chain replacement, which will cost upwards of $1,500.00. I just hit 90,000 miles. I would also like more information regarding this class action suit.


Norma P. said
469 days ago
I am having the same issue my 2007 Nissan Maxima & rattling at startup. I was also told that it will run me $2600 plus to replace.
I would als like more information regarding this class action lawsuit.


Mark M. said
467 days ago
Same problem, my 2004 Nissan Quest has 130,000 miles and rattles for a couple minutes after start up. I guess I'll have to replace the timing chain assembly. Back when I purchased I thought I lucked out since 2004 models had the timing chain. Oh, well. This was my second Quest, I won't buy a third.


Shelly H. said
466 days ago
My 2007 Nissan Xterra 2wd is having the whining noise issue. This started in June, 2013 temporarily and now as of August 10th the noise is more noticeable and continues to occur. The problem sounds very similar to other Nissan vehicles as I have read here to response's to this class action suit. I certainly do not have the money for this costly repair! Nissan should take responsibility for this problem. I also have experienced the lacking power to accerlate issue. Good luck to everyone with their vehicle issues here.


Brett W. said
459 days ago
I just recently brought my 2005 Maxima into the Nissan Service Department due to a rattling in my engine. I was told it was the timing chain and was quoted $2,400 to replace it. I chose not to replace it since it had 145,000 miles and I felt it was expensive. I was pretty much forced to lease a new car because I need a reliable car for my job, and I was told that the car may not be safe to drive. So I just finished trading it in and leasing a car last week. I'm a little upset to hear that this is a common issue, if I would have known this before-hand I may have demanded a lower cost fix or maybe I could have gotten a better price on my new lease. Any information on this class action suit would be helpful to know.


Kyra S. said
459 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Maxima and have heard a whining and rattling sound coming from under my hood. I took it to my mechanic and he informed me that the sound is coming from the area of timing chain. I have 131,000 miles on my vehicle and was told a while ago that the timing chains on these vehicles should last from 10-12 years. I change my oil regularly and have regular maintenance done on my vehicle. I want to know how do I get in on this class action lawsuit.


Ryan C. said
459 days ago
Also had the same problem in my 2005 Nissan Quest with the timing chain. before that I had to replace the catalytic converters which cost about the same amount of money. I would like to be part of this class action suit.


Anthony T. said
459 days ago
06 maxima....tranny and timing chains at 74, 000 miles...what a joke...paid 30, 000 for the car and its a peice of junk...can't even sell it....I will leave that car sitting in my driveway until hell freezez over..or nissan fixes it...either way I will never...and I mean never buy a nissan anything ever again


Kathy S. said
457 days ago
Ditto to alot here.. I am having to get some repairs for the timing chain failure now. How do I get involved in this Class Action


TJ C. said
456 days ago
YUP. I have a 2007 Frontier, 123,000 miles, and the timing chain just went out. How do we get in on the class action? I'm in 100% this is friggin' rediculous.


Yolanda R. said
456 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Same issues, timing chains, timing chain tensioners all bad. 98,000 miles on it, after 4 months truck parts are bad on the truck again $2000 I can't afford it but owe too much to let it go, so I will paying on a truck I can't drive.


Tony K. said
455 days ago
2005 Nissan pathfinder 110,000 miles let see, I caught the radiator and transmission problem right after nissans extended warranty on that expires 80,000 miles, but they replaced the tranny and radiator. of course it was after I replaced the radiator and flushed the tranny. im out 400 bucks on that. anyone need a radiator?. New fuel pump at 75000 miles. chalk that one up to maintenance. now I have to pull the front end apart and replace a 10 dollar piece of plastic. fun for me. anyone with info on the class action. please post it here. still like the car.


atul v. said
453 days ago
I have a Nissan Quest 2005 and timing chain is making rating sound. How do I join this Class action.


Chad T. said
453 days ago
PLEASE HANG IN THERE EVERYONE!! I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AS EVERYBODY ELSE. IF YOUR PLASTIC GUIDE IS BROKEN AND DROPPED DOWN LIKE MINE DID. I FIXED MINE BY DESIGNING A PART. AND FIXED AND INSTALLED WITHIN 30 MINUTES. I'M TRYING TO DO A QUICK PATENT ON THE PART AND THEN OFF TO NISSAN. I'M DOING THIS ASAP TO TRY TO HELP PEOPLE ONLY SPEND $50 OR $100 TO FIX THE PROBLEM (((((FOR GOOD)))) THIS IS NOT A TEMPORARY FIX, THIS FIX WILL LAST A LOT LONGER THEN THE PLASTIC SH%T THAT THERE PUTTING BACK IN THE VEHICLES.
P.S. MY TIMING CHAIN SOUND LASTED OVER A YEAR AND MORE THEN 10000 MILES. AND AFTER PUTTING THE PART IN THE MOTOR SOUNDS LIKE NEW AGAIN.


dae c. said
451 days ago
Whining noise from engine on 07 xterra which I assume is the same as everyone else. Started at 65k miles and now car is at i
85k miles


Derek D. said
449 days ago
I purchased a 2011 nissan juke and was told my repair cost was going to be 1500+ I am researching ways to fix the issue.


Phil K. said
449 days ago
Same issue here with my 06 Pathfinder. 115k on it and I've just been told the tensioner on the timing chain is the issue. This is not fun.


Tony A. said
448 days ago
Have a 05 quest with 85,000 miles and have the same issues. Trying to go to a mechanic and not Nissan who would charge 1800. This sucks!


DOROTHY P. said
447 days ago
I have a 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 motor , ratting noise started and stop
took it to the dealer for service , he said it was the timing chain and tensioners. Cost me over $1400.00, Nissan should have had a recall on this
problem. How do I join the class action law suit?


Tonya B. said
447 days ago
I have a beautiful 04 Quest that has been sitting in the driveway for 2 years due to the rattling. I was told the repair cost exceeded the value of the vehicle. I barely got this $30000 car off before I just gave up and parked it. It started the noise at well below 100k miles!


Lydia L. said
447 days ago
Nissan Xterra, bought it as I was told they last forever...very dissapointed that this whining sound is actually going to cost me so much money to fix. Why use timing chains (you aren't supposed to have to replace them unlike timing belts) but then use cheap tensioners/plastic guides?? Very frustrated Nissan won't cover the cost of fixing this defect.


Vladimir T. said
445 days ago
Transmission is slipping with only 54,000 miles although car is still under warranty I still must pay over 6,000 in repairs


Karen M. said
443 days ago
2003 Altima Catalytic Converter is draining all of my oil! I have to put a quart of oil in every week + oil changes! In addition crankshaft issues! $1,500-1,800 to fix & that's if my engine doesn't explode or go up in flames 1st, in which case I would need a new engine!


luis d. said
442 days ago
i own a 2009 nissan maxima sv and im having same issues as others when i start up the car its making a rattle noise i was told that the tensioners are broken and to replace the cost is 2,100 dollars nissan should definetly have a recall on this and pay for it this is ridiculous


Dan M. said
441 days ago
Yes I have same whining noise on my 2006 Xterra 2wd it has been going on for about 3 months just took it in shop said it would cost 1300 to repace the guides, said that it could ruin engine if chain breaks. I am interested in if anyone knows how long you can drive this with whining noise I cant afford the 1300 right now. I am behind this class action suit. I already had to do the transmission replacement because of the cooler leakage problem


Jonathan O. said
441 days ago
Just got back from my trusty service shop. They told me the ticking sound in my 2005 Altima was my timing chain slapping against the housing. They told me it would be just over $2000 for the repair and suggested a new engine at that cost. I have loved my Altima but I am considering trading it in at a loss to get something reliable. I want in on the lawsuit.


Jennifer T. said
441 days ago
Also had the same problem in my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder with the radiator and transmission and replaced the computer in the tranny before replacing both at a later date along with the gas gauge and now the timing chain guides and chain need to be replaced and the temperature gauge it has been sitting for months and there is a lot still owed on the vehical I would like to keep it but sick or these issues and nothing being done about it. I also have a service engine light on for the catalytic converters which cost about the same amount of money. I would like to be part of this class action suit.


Julie H. said
437 days ago
Our 2004 Nissan Quest developed a whining/ticking noise in the engine area. Our mechanic diagnosed the issue as the timing chain. The quote to replace is 1700. We are at 127,000 miles. Nissan should recall and replace the defect.


Carolyn I. said
433 days ago
2007 pathfinder


cesar h. said
433 days ago
I have had the same problem with timing chain issues and engine problems making the engine shake this started around 25k miles and continued on through the life of the car.


Raul G. said
432 days ago
Rattling noise upon start up and when intial acceleration. Sounds like a loose can ratling around. at 101,500 miles.


Raul G. said
432 days ago


Steve S. said
431 days ago
The 2004 Quest is making the same noise as reported. Would like to join the fight in getting a recall or some kind of help to fix the problem.


Jamar S. said
430 days ago
I had a car warck last month, and the was a lost, and nissan north point car's, told me that the air bag should had came out, do to the fornt frame is gone, and the sit belt didnt lock at that time of the car warck. I like to know what can I do, at this point.


anthony t. said
428 days ago
04 maxima 138k rattling noise upon start. Dealship said over $2000 to fix


anthony t. said
428 days ago
04 maxima 138k rattling noise upon start. Dealship said over $2000 to fix


Richard H. said
428 days ago
2005 Nissan Xterra same issue---whining timing chain since approximately 70,000 miles among several other issues such as dangerously low oil pressure that we are attempting to diagnose. Have changed oil/filter, sending unit, cleaned out oil pan and still having issues. From my research on the internet, this seems to be a common problem in addition to the radiator leaking into the transmission. I will NEVER buy another Nissan.


Richard H. said
428 days ago
2005 Nissan Xterra same issue---whining timing chain since approximately 70,000 miles among several other issues such as dangerously low oil pressure that we are attempting to diagnose. Have changed oil/filter, sending unit, cleaned out oil pan and still having issues. From my research on the internet, this seems to be a common problem in addition to the radiator leaking into the transmission. I will NEVER buy another Nissan.


Patrick R. said
428 days ago
2005 Nissan Pathfinder just found out has this issue, started approximately at 80,000 miles, have the radiator leak issue, fuel gauge sensor issue, and oil pressure sensor issue all starting approximately 80k miles


Arthur C. said
428 days ago
I am currently making repairs on a 2006 Nissan pathfinder for the problems that the lawsuit states.


Dwon J. said
427 days ago
I own a 2006 nissan maxima with 125000 miles and I'm now experiencing the same issues with the engine. I was quoted for a repair of 2300 dollars. That is beyond ridiculous. I want in on this lawsuit


Christine O. said
427 days ago
I have had to put a new engine in my quest an now I have to put a transmission In my van now. I still owe a large amount of money on my van. I only have 76,000 mile on it.


Karen T. said
426 days ago
2005 Nissan Maxima SE with 129,000 miles. Given frequent good oil changes, very good gas, and excellent preventive service. Banging noises in shifting started at 65,000 miles and most recently, a loud rattle under acceleration that sounds like it is under the front passenger seat.


Laura D. said
426 days ago
2006 Nissan Frontier. Timing Chain Guides are cracking. Supposed to be a lifetime part and it is made of plastic?!


Marcos S. said
425 days ago
2006 Nissan frontier also have the timing chain guides issue and it is also a $1700 fix according to my Nissan advisor. There are currently 108,924 miles on my truck. I believe that if it is a known issue it should be a recall and fixed for free even though it seems to be happening after drivetrain warrantee is expired.


Sean S. said
423 days ago
I have a 2011 Nissan Juke and my timing chain just started making noise. Taking it to a dealership in two days. My car was manufactured in January of 2011 and has 34,500 miles on it. It SHOULD still be covered under the 3 year 36,000 mile warranty, but the gal on the phone said that they would have to check out the car and then determine what is and is not covered under warranty. I am afraid that I am going to get screwed on this one. I have seen online some people paying between $2,000 and $2,500 to have Nissan do the repair and I have a local guy who can do it for $1050. That will still kill me, but I'm afraid that if I have a local guy do it, who isn't a Nissan dealership automotive guy, that I won't be able to get any retribution should any come from this suit.


anna k. said
423 days ago
Need to replace timing chain


kathy h. said
422 days ago
I have 05 Nissan Quest SL rattling noise also coming from the engine. Contacting Nissan America about this problem and I told them about how much the dealership is charging me which is $1700.00 plus tax and could go up close to $3000.00 They said regional would contact me, so now we're playing the waiting game!!! We're a military family of six and it came at a bad time with hubby deployed!!! Can't afford the repairs, but we need to have our vehicle!!


Karen M. said
421 days ago
Rattling noise upon starting. 2500 for timing repair.


jANE I. said
420 days ago
YES i AM 2004 NISSAN QUEST BROUGHT IT TO DEALER FOR DIAGNOSING COST 125 BUCKS TO TELL ME TIMING CHAIN AND /OR PARTS NEED TO BE REPLACED AND MOTOR MOUNT ARM BROKEN THIS VAN HAD 88 THOUSAND MILES USUALLY ON ONE PERSON IN IT DRIVEN IN FLAT PAVED ROADS I COULDNT AFFORD TO FIX IT SO I AM RISKING DRIVING IT PERHAPS WHEN SOMEONE GETS KILLED B/C THE MOTOR SEIZES ON THE HIGHWAY THEY MIGHT RESPOND? I HAD FILED A REPORT TO SAFE CARS . GOV. APPARENTLY ITS NOT A RECALL BUT IT HAS HONORABLE MENTION SO TO SPEAK SO THEY DONT HAVE TO FIX IT??


Eric M. said
418 days ago
They replaced my timing chain under "warranty" in April and said it was making a whining noise which I didn't hear. They said it would only cost me a $50 deductible to replace. When my motor mounts suddenly broke the other day ($1000 repair) I talked to Nissan and mentioned the belt when discussing warranty items. Turns out the belts are NOT covered under warranty. Furthermore, I read somewhere that warranty items require no deductible. Something is fishy here.... I'm still waiting on a "local rep" to call me back which was supposed to happen yesterday.


stacey d. said
418 days ago
same issue with my 2008 nissan frontier...quoted 1400 to have the timing chain shoes replaced! so dissappointed with this nissan truck.


Steve K. said
417 days ago
2007 Frontier timing chain tensioner problem diagnosed by dealer at 61,000 miles (1,000 past warranty). Nissan USA refused to help with any of the repair costs ($1500). Hoping the class action spurs some action.


Kristen N. said
417 days ago
2009 Nissan Sentry...timing chain broke less than 50,000 miles. Still barely under warranty at the time 2 years ago, ehowever it as started making the same suspicious sounds from last time, which is being discussed here. Is there any real solution here?


Tim B. said
417 days ago
My 2007 Quest started with a tapping noise in the engine about two weeks ago. My wife drove the van about 400 miles two states away from our current home to visit her mother in a nursing home. When she got there the oil pressure light came on and I told her to take it in and have it checked. The dealer said the timing chain has slack and may have jumped a tooth. Only repair now is to replace the engine for $10,000+. She bought a new car (2012 Maxima). I hope it doesn't have this same issue. I would have been glad to pay $2000 two weeks ago to have this fixed if Nissan would have told me. I'm in on the law suit, where do I sign up?


Giovannina S. said
417 days ago
Giovannina S. My Nissan Frontier 2007 With only 53,000 miles start to listen a noise I went the dealer they said my secondary timing chain need to change they want $2,100, I don't have guarantee of course, is possible they accept their responsibility?


John D. said
416 days ago
I am having the same issue with my 2005 Nissan Frontier currently with 93k miles on it. My service manager told me about it at 76k miles about 2 years back. He told me that unfortunately I was out of warranty (I paid for an extended warranty to 75k) and would have to pay to have it repaired at $2,200. He said it was making a subtle pinging noise because the tensioners were failing and depending upon how often I drive, it could be two months or two years before it absolutely needs to be repaired. I told him I did not have the money to act on it right away. He told me to just keep my ears open and if the sound got worse, I'd have to pull the trigger on the repair. Luckily it hasn't gotten any worse since, but the fact is that I need to have it done. Every time I take my truck to Nissan for service, they mention it to me. I'd much rather have them pay, especially because of the terms of this lawsuit, than have it come out of my pocket.


John D. said
416 days ago
An additional term that should be added to this suit is that Nissan should agree to replace any other components that need replacing when the Timing Chain is done (i.e., the water pump). Don't let them leave anything out or get away with half-a$$ing it... AND the repairs should be guaranteed for X-amount of time.


Joy S. said
415 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan maxima & mine went out today on the hwy with my son driving it.This is very dangerous.Nissan should fix this!


James S. said
415 days ago
Same problem: 2007 Frontier, the problem started around 55k miles.


Corey L. said
415 days ago
2005 Nissan pathfinder having same issue, having it repaired costing $1500, noticed the problem around 59k miles but finally having it done at 119k miles because its getting really bad.


Mike S. said
414 days ago
2004 Quest - Same Problem


Benjamin W. said
413 days ago
I'm at 111k mi and I got a 2000 dollar quote from Nissan after I paid 900 for my 105 k service...bummer!


Australia R. said
413 days ago
Same problem 2004 nissan quest, also ball joint problem


Andre M. said
412 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan Altima, engine is now making noise at startup. also sometimes it takes several cranks before the car will start. I've pampered this car, but now with 114,000 miles the car is doing this and getting louder each time. A trusted mechanic suggested that engine work will be needed soon.


Angel R. said
412 days ago
I have a 2006 Xterra and took it to a Nissian dealer and they said that it would cost 1500, to have the secondary timing chain fixed. If they know about the problem then why don't they fix it ??(Aston,Pa,)


Lori W. said
408 days ago
I am having the same problem with my 2006 Maxima. Everyone keeps asking how to get involved with this lawsuit - does anyone have an answer yet?

10/8/2013A copy of the complaint can be found directly under the original post.  Anyone interested in additional information regarding the status of the lawsuit or how to become more involved should contact the lawyers directly.  Their contact information can be found on the first page of the complaint.


Donald B. said
407 days ago
2007 Nissan Frontier Nismo. Secondary timing chain guide failures at 21,000 and 93,000 miles. Advice: Check with several Nissan dealers before having work done. Prices quoted were from $2300 to $1250.


Donald B. said
407 days ago
2007 Nissan Frontier Nismo. Secondary timing chain guide failures at 21,000 and 93,000 miles. Advice: Check with several Nissan dealers before having work done. Prices quoted were from $2300 to $1250.


Michael B. said
406 days ago
I own a 2004 maxima and brought vehicle in for repairs on bearings and was told that my timming chain was going bad. I am wondering if 130,000 miles its worth fixing at 2,000.00? Is there a class action law suite on this issues? I


Gene H. said
404 days ago
2006 xterra off-road just replace timing chains as noise was unbearable


Greg H. said
403 days ago
2007 Nissan Quest with loud rattling noise coming from the front engine compartment. Research into this noise from the Nissan forum, You tube and other forums, shows multiple owners having the same issue as me with repair cost ranging in the thousands. Please include me in this Class Action Case if possible.


Greg H. said
403 days ago
2007 Nissan Quest with loud rattling noise coming from the front engine compartment. Research into this noise from the Nissan forum, You tube and other forums, shows multiple owners having the same issue as me with repair cost ranging in the thousands. Please include me in this Class Action Case if possible.


Steven C. said
403 days ago
2004 Maxima. Exactly same issue. Car. Running extremely rough right now. Timing chain is the issue.


Pamela C. said
402 days ago
2007 Nissan Frontier CC with VQ40 engine. Brought vehicle in for leaky valve cover and dealer diagnosed whining timing chain. Suggested repair at cost estimate of $1933 parts and labor. Please include me in Class Action Lawsuit for reimbursment of expenses. I have already replaced my radiator at my expense as a preventative measure to avoid the cross-contamination to my transmission. Where does this end. This was my first Nissan and it will be my last. I tell all friends and family to stay away from Nissan products. They should spend money on quality control and not always go to the lowest bidder for major components.


John C. said
402 days ago
2007 pathfinder TRANNY/issues


Christopher J. said
401 days ago
2007 Nissan Xterra S. Vehicle prematurely has whining timing chain due to the defects described above. Please contact me to join the class action lawsuit.


Nemesio O. said
401 days ago
2006 Nissan Xterra X
Whining timing chain


Amanda B. said
401 days ago
2007 Pathfinder. 82000 miles just had to replace the transmission and radiator. Not happy at all that now looking forward to this timing chain problem in the future!!


Tyler F. said
400 days ago
2006 Nissan Altima , shortly after buying the car the motor had to be replaced and less than a year later the motor is having to be replaced again. The warranty company went out of business and now Im stuck with a car I cant drive or repair. Please help!!


Donna K. said
399 days ago
Have Nissan Quest 2005. Have had rattling for a long time now. Only a few years after we bought the car, we had to have engine removed to replace decrepit leaky engine valves. Now I'm afraid car will become destroyed unless we pay $$$$ to replace timing chain and associated parts. Have loved my van, but Nissan needs to take responsibility for this obviously faulty design.


Ron P. said
398 days ago
Just had to replace the timing chains, tensioners and guide on my 2007 Xterra with 49,600 miles. I bought it new. Symptom= high pitch whine when accelerating. Vehicle has been maintained to the xtreme. Cost of repair including tax= $1670. Nissan Customer Care said, " We won't help you". My first and last Nissan.


Donna C. said
397 days ago
2007 Nissan quest 3.5 same whinning issue since purchase of vehicle. I told dealer of noise and they told me it was normal with this type of vehicle and would stop once car is warmed up. Driving home with my children a few nights ago the timing chain broke and left us stranded late night in the middle of the street in very busy intersection. Now i can't drive my van just baught 8mo ago and contract to pay for the next 3yrs cost of repairs are more than worth of car. Trying to rebuild my credit and this is what i get stuck with the cost of repairs of a vehicle i can't even drive our really afford. Single mother looking to be apart of this lawsuit too. Sign me up


Tyson W. said
395 days ago
2005 Altima 3.5. Started having timing chain noise around 100K miles. Nissan needs to take responsibility


ian g. said
395 days ago
2007 xterra timing chain whine at 58000 miles and now at 60000 its almost unbearable. I'm just over a year out of my warranty and was told that the only way nissan would consider helping me fix the problem is to confirm the issue by tearing into the engine commiting me to a 2000 dollar repair if they decide not to help. I have an issue trusting this vehicle driving down the interstate and it failing at highway speeds.


hollyann c. said
395 days ago
Nissan told me that the timing chain breaking had nothing to do with me. that it wasnt anything I did or didnt do maintenance wise to cause the timing chain to break. But at the same time they said they would do anything in theor lawyers powers to get the 17,285 dollars still owed on my 2011 nissan juke. The car was exactly 12 months old when the timing chain snapped. Has 62k miles. I bought it with 20k miles. Now I have no way to drive myself anywhere like work so I can continue to pay these payments for 4 more years. I have to beg for rides as I cant go nuy another car until this juke is paid off and that will be 4 years from now. So its a 17 thousand dollar paper weight Nissan sold me. Thanks Nissan and thanks for telling me youre going to report me to all the credit bureaus and sue me if I fail to make one payment. Real nice way to stand behind your product and your customers when your motors blow up at 60k miles and the vehicle is a year and 4 months old.


DeVon M. said
394 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Maxima and I hear a rattling noise, but I really hope it's not my timing chain


Chris N. said
393 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5..I have to same whining noise comes from the engine when I accelerate the vehicle from a complete stop, back in 2009. I took the car to the dealer and filed complaint about the problem to my service advisor..I got the typical response from him.."we didn't find any problem" I have to say Nissan make piece of s:+$# cars. it's a 8 years old car, but runs and looks like a 20 years old car..everything starts to fall apart. I will never buy another Nissan again.


Jerry t. said
392 days ago
have 2005 Nissan Quest and its not been running for over a year now don't have money to fix the timing so have to walk now! Took it to a auto mechanic and was told valves were bent and would be $4,000.00 for them to install a new engine! Will never own a Nissan and will tell everyone they only last 90,000 miles!!! WHY NISSAN WILL NOT FIX THE POOR ENGENEERING OF THE QUEST!!!! THEY SHOULD HAVE TO PAY!!!!!


Nemesio O. said
392 days ago
80000 miles and the engine is already making a whining noise due to a bad timing chain and tensioners


Nemesio O. said
392 days ago
80000 miles and the engine is already making a whining noise due to a bad timing chain and tensioners


John K. said
392 days ago
My 2007 Frontier has been doing this the last couple of years. Started before the years on the warranty ran out, but mileage was too high. Only recently has it gone from a little annoying sound to needing repair. Should've bought that Tacoma I test drove. Never buy Nissan again.


Lezley P. said
392 days ago
Having same problems with my 2008 Nissan Altima. Did not expect to have to pay for major repairs this soon! I will never purchase another Nissan!!


Kim R. said
392 days ago
I started hearing a ticking sound on the passanger side of my 2011 Juke, I have approx 45000 miles on it. Called Nissan to see if there is a recall for the timing belt. They stated "NO" I think maybe there should be!!!
I have to get this fixed before my engine goes.


Kevin K. said
391 days ago
'07 Pathfinder, 115000 miles, have had the 'rattle' for about 1 year. Only when engine is cold (starting). Goes away and engine noise disappears. Told the timing chain and guides need replaced. - $1,500+ No mention of law suit from dealer.


Mike A. said
391 days ago
Same issue with our 2004 Nissan Quest, 3.5. Rattling timing belt, and thousands to repair. Approx 82k miles...additionally, LED lights in instrument panel failing, can only see half the numbers for mileage and half for fuel indicator. Very displeased, what are my options in this suit? We want to get rid of this van!


rupert m. said
390 days ago
nisan quest 2006 with timing chain issues


matthew s. said
389 days ago
This started in the 2003 vehicles with the 3.5L engines. Don't know why it starts with 2004 vehicles. My Altima has 178000 miles and it just started having problems with the tensioner guide. Don't think that's too bad. It's an easy fix for the DIY persons. They even put a cover over that specific area to make it easy to get to without taking the engine apart.


Dennis A. said
387 days ago
My 2004 Nissan Quest developed a nocking noise in the engine area. Our dealer diagnosed the issue as the timing chain. The quote to replace is 1500. We are at 93,000 miles. Nissan should recall and replace the defect. or at least share in the cost of repair. I also wonder how long the repair will last. How long can I drive it without fixing it?


said
387 days ago
My son is also having a problem with his belt squeaking until the car warms up. This has been going on for a number of years now. He has a 2004 pathfinder.


Andrea H. said
385 days ago
Definitely would like to know more information about this class action suit. I'm experiencing the same issue on my 2006 Xterra right now.


Bill S. said
385 days ago
I've got a 2004 3.5SE. used mainly on highway. Now clocked at 177,000 miles. Manual says 7,500 miles between oil changes is OK, but I have always changed oil at ~3500 miles. Yes, timing chain noises exist... I bought this vehicle because my Honda's had the non-metallic timing belt that required dogmatic replacement every 90,000 miles. Now the ABS brake lite randomly alerts and the "Service Engine Soon" lite is on. In spite of using the 3750 mile interval (Schedule 1 in manual) my authorized Nissan dealer told me, 6 years ago, that due to the KNOWN chain tensioner/follower problem that 1/2 quart of ATF fluid should complement a total fill of 4.25 qts. (done along with my non-omitted filter replacements.) I did that for a period of ~5 changes... but ATF was no help in noise reduction regardless of the mentioned detergent benefit. Note, all parts below the oil fill cap sparkle! However, I'm NOT NOW PLEASED with the vehicle.... A friend even asked me, "Is that a Diesel engine?" Please add my name.


Bill S. said
385 days ago
I've got a 2004 3.5SE. used mainly on highway. Now clocked at 177,000 miles. Manual says 7,500 miles between oil changes is OK, but I have always changed oil at ~3500 miles. Yes, timing chain noises exist... I bought this vehicle because my Honda's had the non-metallic timing belt that required dogmatic replacement every 90,000 miles. Now the ABS brake lite randomly alerts and the "Service Engine Soon" lite is on. In spite of using the 3750 mile interval (Schedule 1 in manual) my authorized Nissan dealer told me, 6 years ago, that due to the KNOWN chain tensioner/follower problem that 1/2 quart of ATF fluid should complement a total fill of 4.25 qts. (done along with my non-omitted filter replacements.) I did that for a period of ~5 changes... but ATF was no help in noise reduction regardless of the mentioned detergent benefit. Note, all parts below the oil fill cap sparkle! However, I'm NOT NOW PLEASED with the vehicle.... A friend even asked me, "Is that a Diesel engine?" Please add my name.


David B. said
385 days ago
2005 Pathfinder. Bought with 54K and it had no issues. A few months after I bought the fuel sending unit started malfunctioning. I replaced that myself. I did get my money back on that from Nissan. So they fix the small things. But the timing chain issue, they are making a killing off people. My 2005 Pathfinder started making noise around the 65K mark. I now have 80K and it has become much worse. Just don't want to spend 1.5-2K right now. I disconnected/bypassed the radiator to transmission cooler in fear of the transmission being ruined by a faulty radiator. This was cheap insurance. I've never had a car that had so many issues in the past.


Josue S. said
385 days ago
I have a Nissan Frontier 2007 with the same issue i contacted Nissan Corporation and they told me they will not do nothing regarding timing chain and are charging me over 2,000 for repairs. im just disgusted


Sarah D. said
382 days ago
I own a 2007 Frontier. Took it to the dealer around 4/09 because of clicking noise in engine. Repair was done under warranty and was a result of the power steering tensioner. The TSB was in effect at the time of this repair and the compliant was identical to the timing chain problem .Now I have been told by repair shop that the timing chain quides are worn needed replacement. Took it back to the dealer and they gave me a price/est 1500.00. They knew about the defect when the power steering tensioner was repaired and should of repaired the timing chain then. Not normal wear&tear but inferior plastic parts involved (guides).


Danny V. said
381 days ago
I purchased this a used 2006 Nissan Pathfinder and has been a complete lemon replaced catalitic converters ,brake system, time change ,rear axle all needed to be replaced I also believe that when I purchased this vehicle from Nissan Massapequa Long Island that the vehicle was also aTheft recovered Vehicle and I was not notified of that


Michael H. said
381 days ago
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE. bought with 44k miles on it and every problem that everyone else has listed on this car I have had. From the fuel sending unit, to right front wheel hub eating ABS sensor, Trans fluid mixing with radiator, Cat converters both going bad, now the Timing chain issue all this when i take great care of my car, only premium gas and full synthetic oils. it now as 174K mile on it and I feel like it spends more time being fixed than not. I have a 1996 maxima with 313k miles on it with the original engine and trans and that car is a rock. Where did Nissan go wrong and why aren't they doing anything about all these Lemons. Please add my name to the list of unhappy people


Joseph A. said
381 days ago
I have a 2006 X-Terra with roughly 67,000 miles on it. I started hearing this whiney "electrical" noise whenever I accelerated. After about 2 weeks, and the noise getting worse, I took it in for a service appointment. I follow the factory scheduled maintenance program like the Bible and have a good relationshp with my service advisor. After looking at the truck, he told me that it was the timing chains, and they would need to be replaced. I asked if this was a common problem considering my mileage, and he said they have been known to start causing problems around this time. I was floored at the price of $1,600 + tax that he quoted me, but considering I'm keeping the truck for a while, I didn't feel like I had much choice. I am actually picking it up today.

I decided to go on-line and see if I could find any information on this issue. I was very surprised to find all of the other complaints out there and the fact that this has been an ongoing problem for years now. I had no idea that a class action lawsuit had been started, however I am fully on board. Does anyone know where this stands?


amber m. said
381 days ago
I have A 2005 Nissan Altima and I was told by Nissan that I need A new Cadillac converter and engine at charge of 8000.00 dollars .... just baught this car A year ago


amber m. said
381 days ago
I have A 2005 Nissan Altima and I was told by Nissan that I need A new Cadillac converter and engine at charge of 8000.00 dollars .... just baught this car A year ago


Melinda F. said
381 days ago
2005 XTerra. Had the loud knocking noise around 140k miles, which was the start to the plethora of repairs: timing chain, tensioners, drive belt, transmission rebuild and radiator replacement (amongst others). The timing chain/transmission related expenses were at least $6500. This whole ordeal has been very disappointing.


LATAICHA N. said
379 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima and I just had the Timing Chain and Tensioners replaced Oct 2013. My car lost speed and I heard the chains in the car making some type of noise. The check engine came on as well. The cost of repair was $1917.00.


Kevin H. said
379 days ago
2005 xterra se. At 99498 miles service engine soon light came on. Whining noise as described by others has been obvious for over a year. Will have diagnosed and go from there. Already replaced tans/radiator at 85k miles even though nissan new of issue.


Andre S. said
379 days ago
I have a 2007 MAXIMA SE with same timing chain problem i have only 104,000 on her. The car is running sluggish and has a terrible idle ever since this problem came about. Nissan needs to step up and support it's loyal customers


Jen H. said
379 days ago
2005 Xterra SE with 88,000 miles needs the timing chain replaced due to the whining noise. Est. $1700 in repairs, hoping extended warranty will cover this.


marie d. said
377 days ago
I purchased a nissan quest 2007 van it only has 90,777 the oil change was not due until next week, I heard a tiking noise I took it to the mechanic and he said I need to have the tensioner timing chain change.


marie d. said
377 days ago
I purchased a nissan quest 2007 van it only has 90,777 the oil change was not due until next week, I heard a tiking noise I took it to the mechanic and he said I need to have the tensioner timing chain change.


Sylvia A. said
377 days ago
Shake rattle and roll was my experience hours after I signed the fraudulent paperwork on a VERSA manual. Yes, in the neutral position..I had to turn off the car completely in the middle of the street! Lets band together and take this company down! Are we dealing with a Japanese problem or an American problem----I HATE NISSAN!


wilson c. said
376 days ago
Same problem here 2006 Nissan Maxima. Just bought it in July with 78,000 miles. At 82,000 miles it jumped timing. Fortunately I have a 5yr 50,000 mile warranty. Warranty Co. came out and looked at it and will be replacing the engine at no cost. Hopefully this engine won't let me down. Still, Nissan should be ashamed of themselves.


wilson c. said
376 days ago
Same problem here 2006 Nissan Maxima. Just bought it in July with 78,000 miles. At 82,000 miles it jumped timing. Fortunately I have a 5yr 50,000 mile warranty. Warranty Co. came out and looked at it and will be replacing the engine at no cost. Hopefully this engine won't let me down. Still, Nissan should be ashamed of themselves.


Betty W. said
373 days ago
Same problem here. 2011 Nissan Juke. Had the issue at 52,000 miles 14 months ago. At that time it was still under warranty so they fixed it. Now, 14 months later and only 31,000 miles later (total of 83,000 miles) it has happened again. This time, the car is not under warranty any longer and they want me to pay $2020.00 I contacted Nissan corporate. They agreed to pay for half the repairs at the warranty rate. Will still cost me $700. I don't think any of us should have to pay a dime to have this problem corrected. They know there is an issue and they have chosen to ignore it. This will be the LAST Nissan that I own.


Shabreka W. said
373 days ago
Went through the same things; the jerking, the vibrateing, the fluids mixing. I got the transmission flushed and new ratiator ect. Paid $1200+ only bc I had AAA for towing. Truck till have major problems. Transmission has failed. I still owe $10,000+-. Got the truck March 26, 2013 had problems from day 1 and it broke down 2 months later dealship was no help WHAT SO EVER even though before I signed the vibration situation was listed on "WE OWE" paper. PLEASE HELP ME SOME ONE!


Shabreka W. said
373 days ago
My comment is above. By the was I had a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. Never buying a Nissan again hope I can trade in though I owe $$$. I sadly may have to give the vehicle back to bank.


Luke T. said
372 days ago
I have a 2007 Frontier with the VQ40 4.0L engine. For roughly the last 10,000 miles (truck has nearly 88,000 miles now), I am having the same issue and went to the local Nissan dealership (Stanley Nissan of Fairbanks, AK) to have the work quoted. After being told the work (replace primary/secondary timing chains/guides/tensioners/water pump) would cost a glorious sum of $3,200.00, I am considering my options. Thankfully I came across this website. It looks like a multitude of people are having the same issue, and if this deflective handling of the issue is any indication of the way Nissan continues to do their business, I will no longer be a loyal customer. I have owned 3 Nissans in the past and all of them with the exception of this truck were superb vehicles. Shame on them.


Paolo A. said
372 days ago
Nissan quest 2006
We did all recommended maintenance. Still I have to replace motor


alan a. said
371 days ago
i own a 2005 nismo frontier with 59,000 miles and have been dealing with the whining timing chain for the last few months. glendale nissan said they would pick up some of the bill and only charge me $900 but said nissan usa wouldn't help. How is a dealership going to help out more than the original manufacturer ??


Evan T. said
370 days ago
We have 2008 Nissan Pathfinder and the timing chain was making the whining noice. $1550 later at the nissan dealership, Nissan refused to give any monies.

This is our first and last Nissan. When a maufacturer does not offer a 100k powertrain there is a reason!


Frances P. said
369 days ago
I am in Australia. After a check for noises this is what they have said: Fuel Injection System needs replacing; Timing is on its way out - do not drive the car; clutch on its way out; this is just to name a few. Total expected cost (estimate) $12000 for parts then about $3000 for labour - are you serious!?? I will NEVER buy another Nissan.


Frances P. said
369 days ago
I am in Australia. After a check for noises this is what they have said: Fuel Injection System needs replacing; Timing is on its way out - do not drive the car; clutch on its way out; this is just to name a few. Total expected cost (estimate) $12000 for parts then about $3000 for labour - are you serious!?? I will NEVER buy another Nissan.


Devale T. said
369 days ago
I have a 2005 maxima se with the same timing chain problem. Nissan dealer quoted me at 2200 to fix a problem they clearly created, this will definitely be my last Nissan


jennifer A. said
368 days ago
I have been dealing with the same problem! Now I need a whole new engine!!!!! Nissan quest 2006


jennifer A. said
368 days ago


Jackie C. said
367 days ago
I have a 2007 quest with same issues...all paint came off the bumper after driving it for 6 months, passenger window motor broke, ball bearings had to be replaced after 1 yr, its the money pit of all cars


david h. said
367 days ago
i have a 2005 nissan quest with same rattle noise as in all the forums. timing chain needs replaced. how do i join any class action and are we getting anywhere with this?


Sean D. said
366 days ago
Took my '05 Pathfinder to the Nissan Dealership due to the whining sound. I pretended not to know anything about this and the Service Manager gave some carefully worded response to my timing chain issue, but then continued to say they did not recommend it be changed. !??? Would have cost over $3100 USD. I recorded the entire conversation and playing it back to try and understand the "angle." There's always an angle.


Milagros C. said
365 days ago
I recently have had the same issue with my 2004 Nissan Altima. My car's "Check engine Light" came on. I went and got it checked it came up with a A code P0341: Camshaft position Sensor. The Camshaft was replaced, as well as the battery and the "check engine light" still remained on. I took a Automotive place that specialized in electrical issues (since my error code stated it might have faulty wires), they stated it was NOT an electrical issue but an Engine issue, and that my timing chain was stretched and needed to be fixed. They stated this problem was VERY rare and Quoted me $1000 to replace! I've had nothing but trouble with this Nissan, just Ridiculous! How do I join this class action suit!?!?!



Scott H. said
364 days ago
I just had my 2006 Nissan Frontier NISMO with 28,000 miles have these "timing chain" issues. Vehicle was out of warranty so I got stuck with a $2500 repair bill.
I hope there is a class-action suit against Nissan for this issue on such low mile vehicles. They should have recalled these vehicles a long time ago.


Elizabeth J. said
364 days ago
I took my '05 Pathfinder to the Nissan dealer a few months ago for a check engine light. I had to get an O2 sensor (2nd time). The service person noted a loud whining noise coming from the timing chain BUT did not say anything about it to neither my husband nor I. I had the transmission, radiator, cat converters, O2 sensors, etc. replaced and cannot afford another major repair bill. I have owned at least one Nissan for the last 20 years but I have to say I don't know if I will purchase another one. PLEASE Nissan - show some accountability and take care of this.


Sean H. said
363 days ago
Yes i have a 2005 Nissan maxima with 98000 miles having same issue with timing chain making noise dealer tells me 1800 plus tax to fix


Tammy C. said
363 days ago
I have a 04 Nisan quest. At 75000 miles my timing chain went out. Very dangerous due to it going out on interstate while driving. Had van towed to my mechanic he was aware of this problem with nissan and he said to have nissan fix it due to a possible recall since they had already issued a service bulletin on this van. I want to be involved in this lawsuit. I spent almost 2000 dollars to replace a problem that nissan refuses to correct on their own


Lucinda J. said
362 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Quest with 88,000 miles. had two different mechanics diagnose a problem with the timing chain system, timing chain guides need to be replaced. I called Nissan who advised me to take to their dealership and have them make a diagnosis. I did, and magically I now have a sever oil leak that was not there before and they are saying that is the cause of the issue of the timing chain guides. The vehicle was not leaking oil prior to this visit. I have had regular maintenance on the vehicle and have documentation to prove that there was no oil leak prior. I would really love help in this matter.


Kimberly H. said
360 days ago
We have a timing chain issue that needs to be replaced on a 2006 Xterra. We missed the warranty by 700 miles and Nissan said that they cannot replace it and is preparing an estimate to replace. We are having the same issues as others noted in the posts above.


Robert B. said
360 days ago
I'm having the same issue (ticking noise in the engine) with my 2004 Nissan Maxima. Not even 100K miles on it. $$$$$$ to repair. I will never buy a Nissan again


Reco B. said
360 days ago
I have a 2005 nissian maxima I had the same issue timing chain my car has been broke down for four months now 2,500 to fix.I want in on the lawsuit had to replace the transmission a year ago 3,000 bucks.


Rob V. said
360 days ago
I brought our 2007 Nissan Quest in for an unusual noise in the front end. The service writer stated the tech. found that the timing chain needs servicing. We have had our Toyotas timing BELTS last longer than Nissans timing chains. Never again will I purchase a Nissan.


Yvonne G. said
359 days ago
I am having the same issue. First I couldn't hear the car running! Now I've got this continuous ticking noise at 87,500 miles! Nissan says timing chain and their cost is $1800, then he suggests that I'd be better off getting another car! I've had this note for about a year and I still owe $10K. I can't afford this kind of repair right now! Why should I have to?


Paul D. said
359 days ago
2005 quest chain issue


Kimberly F. said
358 days ago
I have a 2011 Juke and started having a clicking noise at about 42,000 miles...Nissan is covering repair because it is still under powertrain warranty...but getting nervous about keeping this car...


Leah w. said
358 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Maxima that is in the shop as we speak. I just put $818 into the car for very minor issues but I'm now being told that the whinning sound is a timing chain problem. This is ridiculous


Theodore S. said
357 days ago
Our 2005 Nissan Quest had 88k miles on it when the timing chain needed to be replaced. Cost us a mere $1,500.


Amanda W. said
356 days ago
My 2006 Pathfinder has 119,000 miles on it and the mechanic just told me the timing chain was the source of my loud engine noise.


Janice M. said
354 days ago
My 2007 Xterra has 46,000 miles on it and the dealer told me the timing belt needs to be replaced because of the whining noise. Estimate to fix was $1,700.00. I can't afford the repairs. The vehicle isn't paid off yet.


Tim J. said
354 days ago
I have a 2006 xterra same problem as everyone else. 100000 miles and need to replace 2nd timing chain. Dealers quoted $1500. Thinking about just trading it in on anything other than a nissan.


Missy H. said
353 days ago
Yikes! I just dropped $10,400.00 on my 2007 Nissan, Maxima S.L and noticed a whining sound. I took it in the Nissan Dealership and now I am told it's not a tranny issue, but it's a timing chain/tensioners issue! It's going to cost me upwards of $2000.00! I bought the car on Black Friday! How do I get in on this suit?? I'm COMPLETELY DEVASTED and have no additional financial help!


Liz P. said
351 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8, automatic, 36,000 miles, stalls and will not accelerate after I stop for a red light or STOP sign. This only happens when it rains. It takes a minute or more before it accelerates and takes off.
When first turn on the car, it also does not start right away, but takes a few cranks to ignite and turn on, this happens always. I had a mechanic check the spark plugs and sensor codes. All checked out okay.
Could this be the same problem? Any complaints about Sentras?


Joseph D. said
351 days ago
My timing chain on my Nissan Quest is rattling badly. There really needs to be a recall on this. If not then a lawsuit.


Brent C. said
351 days ago
2004 Nissan Quest. Have about 150,000 miles on it, have to guess because odometer display is nothing more than a couple of dots. Started rattling, didn't sound bad at first. Maybe three months ago. Looked online and found thousands of similar complaints. As I type this the rattling is getting to the point that it causes the entire van to vibrate. I know the engine is about to go. No other option but to drive it until it goes. Stationed in Germany and feel ALONE. Nissan will never get another dime from me. EVER.


Rick F. said
351 days ago
2006 Pathfinder 137,000miles
Dealer telling me Timing chain and tensioner needs replacing
@1400.00 dollars...my last Nissan!!!


Shane H. said
351 days ago
This just happened to me on our 2006 pathfinder.. the right side secondary timing chain ate through the tensioner guide and into the tensioner piston, and destroying the tensioner, and both right side cam gears. The car was into the dealer several times before this happened and they made NO MENTION WATSOVER that this was a problem. Someone even told my fiance that the ticking noise was probably from injectors (i need to verify if this was the dealer or an oil change place). NEVER did they tell us that the timing chains would need replaced at 86,000 miles as mentioned in a previous comment. The "ticking" started at around 80,000 miles and changed to a loud growl at idle and while at approximately 95,000 miles, when i decided that It wasn't injectors and looked at the primary chain tensioner.. which was 100% extended. I have since torn the front cover off the engine and found the damage i described and took pictures of the process and still have the broken pieces. As of now, the engine is still apart, awaiting new parts.. the intake cam gear that was destroyed does NOT come with timing chain kits and costs over $400 itself! A timing chain SHOULD NOT self destruct in less than 100,000 miles. Worse is a Nissan dealership selling selling a used vehicle to someone with a known problem that will cost thousands of dollars to fix within a few thousand miles, offering an extended warranty on the vehicle and letting the warranty lapse without ever mentioning that the warning signs of the problem had arisen in the subject vehicle. I have a thread on thenissanpath detailing the destruction under the R51 engine section.


Alexis O. said
350 days ago
Took my 2006 Altima in for routine maintenance and because I'm hearing a rattling noise, only to be told the time chain needle to be replaced ....$2500


James J. said
350 days ago
My 2011 Nissan Juke with 42,000 just stopped on the road caused by broken timing chain and now resulting in a damaged engine that must be replaced. Car is now in repair shop and I await results.


Andrew M. said
350 days ago
2006 Frontier, just bought used and started noticing the timing chain whine. Quite disappointed I'm going to have to put in another $1500 or so into it..


David J. said
350 days ago
Same noise/rattle problem with my 2005 Quest. Started last summer. Oil leak also began about same time.


Donnie P. said
349 days ago
2006 pathfinder, same issue!


Luis P. said
349 days ago
Same issue i'm from California and now i'm in Germany with my path finder and i need to get this fixed asap


James C. said
349 days ago
My wife just returned from the dealership where her car was diagnosed as having the same problem with the timing chain and the chain tensioner being worn out. The car is a 2006 Altima SE, 3.5l with around 55,000 miles on it.


john w. said
349 days ago
2008 frontier.. same issue


Richard O. said
348 days ago
2006 Nissan Quest 72k miles just bought 2 months ago. Same issue!!


Orlando V. said
346 days ago
2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 - My timing chain had to be replaced and set me back 2k in the process. I could not believe what was happening. My car was working with no problem then all of sudden it stop working. Come to find out it was the timing chain and when that was fixed I have issues with the motor mount and the fan. I have finally got it fixed but it cost me a whole lot of money. If there is lawsuit against Nissan for the timing chain please notify me because I need the help.

Thanks


Shane O. said
345 days ago
My 05 Quest has the same rattling noise-so depressing//I read some forums and then noticed a leak where the filter attaches to the oil cooler//In process of replacing o ring or gasket that is on the oil cooler


Corey S. said
345 days ago
Having same problem with 06 altima car back fired and shut down on highway. I have noticed theres alot of things nissan knows and haven't done anything about.


Sara F. said
345 days ago
I have the same problem with the timing belt on my Nissan Xterra 2005. I also want to know if there is a law suit, I would join in. Nissan cannot get away with all this.


James C. said
344 days ago
My 04 Nissan Quest is currently at the dealer for replacement of all timing chains. The van only has 87000 miles and has been well maintained. I wish to join this class action suit as timing chains should not need replacement at such low mileage.


jacob b. said
342 days ago
same story, 2005 nissan frontier w/v-6 motor. funny noise started at 59,00 miles and they tell me at the dealership that it will be almost $2,000 to replace timing chain tensioners. i wouldn't have expected major repairs like this until around 150,000 - 2000,000 miles! i will NEVER buy another nissan and if there is a class action lawsuit in the works i would like to know as i am furious!!!


Matt A. said
341 days ago
I have a 2007 Xterra that has a loud knocking noise at start up in xtreme cold.


Leighann P. said
339 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE with 99,000 miles on it that is exhibiting the loud knocking/clattering in the engine compartment due to the timing chain assembly.


James C. said
339 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE which is making a loud rattling noise and I have had the transmission replaced as well and the noise is getting louder due to the timing chain tension or guide.


Wendelle L. said
339 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE which not long ago starting making this rattling noise that I took noted to. It only has about 61,000 miles on it and it looks like work have been done on the engine via dealer or someone that had access to the gray sealant that the manufactory uses. I purchased this vehicle because I needed transportation due to a recent car accident. Now it appears that I'm paying for a car that will need major work on it leaving me car less once more. I don't have that kind of money to spend on something I'm already paying for that shouldn't be having any problems.


Jennifer R. said
338 days ago
Same issue.. My car just reached 102k and it is making the ticking sound.. Took it to the dealer and they said its the timing chain... about $1,500 to fix.. My car is a Maxima, 2007....


Brian S. said
338 days ago
2006 Nissan Pathfinder with 84,000 and will be putting in new timing chain on in a few weeks ($1200)...Love my Pathy but, will never buy again!!!!!


Brian S. said
338 days ago
2006 Nissan Pathfinder with 84,000 and will be putting in new timing chain on in a few weeks ($1200)...Love my Pathy but, will never buy again!!!!!


Chad I. said
338 days ago
I have a 2006 Frontier with 86000 mile one it. The whining noise coming from the secondary timing chain area has just started. I hope Nissan does something about this issue soon!!


Paul W. said
337 days ago
My 2004 Nissan Quest made noise for a while and finally the timing chain failed when my wife was driving it home from work. I have the vehicle apart in my garage and am trying to fix myself adter being told from Nissan it ~$4,000. It is not an easy job.


Marv W. said
337 days ago
2005 Maxima timing chain rattle. Nissan USA said they reviewed the problem for me and nothing could be done as though only 80,000 miles, the warranty had expired. I was hoping they understood this was faulty engineering on their part and thought maybe they would save a customer by at least comping parts, but no. I told them this was my 3rd Maxima and would be the last Nissan I would take a chance at owning. This did not matter to them. I will tell everyone I know of this experience. 80,000 miles! Come on take responsibility Nissan.


Martha R. said
336 days ago
2004 Quest, needed a new timing chain at 67k miles. Cost me $2300. No recourse..


John O. said
329 days ago
'04 Quest with 141k (hard to tell due to the display missing too many pixels.) there has been a rattle at start-up for as long as I can remember - and we've owned it since new. Years ago, the dealer said either it was normal or they didn't hear it. Recently, the noise is apparent at start-up and when accelerating.


Noelia C. said
327 days ago
2006 Pathfinder! Replaced the catalytic converters (all 4) I had the ECM Relay fixed (recall) and the dealership just told me that I need to replace the timing chain/Idle Air/u jointsfkr the rattling (cost is 2k) first and last Nissan


Chris H. said
327 days ago
A year ago I had the timing chains replaced in my 2007 Xterra. Cost $1500. Didn't need that. At approx 90,000 miles


Edward K. said
327 days ago
2008 Maxima. Check engine light came on. Dealer said it could be a sensor or engine compression. After a compression test he says it is a timing chain issue. $300 to diagnose and now wants $1650 for the job. What a shame at 61000 miles. Have owned 5 or more Nissans. No more now.


Marv W. said
326 days ago
80K miles on 2005 Maxima, timing chain tensioner is toast, $900 to $1300 estimate to repair. Nissan USA customer service says, "too bad, out of warranty." This is my third and LAST Maxima after that. I would expect some help, like break on parts and I pay labor or something. Nissan just won't take any responsibility even though they were aware of the problem. I have always serviced at the dealership every 3K miles. Loyalty no longer. Maybe Honda or Lexus product next time.


Chantal M. said
325 days ago
80,000 miles on 2007 Maxima needed new timing chain. $2,000.


Chris A. said
323 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Altima SER model with a vq35de motor in it and last February I had to have my timing chain replaced which cost me $1400.00 at a motor shop. Nissan refused to help me with this matter after having the engine swapped at the dealership under power train warranty. When I spoke to Nissan, they informed me that the same timing components were reused when the engine was swapped. I am also a victim of this timing chain issue..


Paschal C. said
323 days ago
2007 maxima, same problem


Adam B. said
322 days ago
2006 2WD X-Terra was just diagnosed with timing belt failure and will cost between 1750-2400 to fix. 78,800 miles.


Shanna S. said
322 days ago
2006 Nissan Maxima SL. Timing is rattling, tensioner is extended out all the way as far as it will go. Mechanic said the timing was bad and is estimated at fixing it around $1800. Still paying on the car.


Mark L. said
321 days ago
I bought a 2011 Nissan Rogue in September 2013. Immediately discovered that the timing chain was bad. The dealer replaced the chain and tensioners under warranty but did a sloppy repair, missing bolts and loose bolts then it starts leaking axle grease. I ended up trading it towards a brand new Rogue but lost a lot of money on the trade. Now the new Rogue is having problems with only 1400 miles on it, might be a blown head gasket due to a stuck thermostat. I'm having a different dealer check it out next week. Nissan cars are junk.


Daniel Q. said
317 days ago
2005 Frontier, v6 engine 106k mileage, have parked because of whine.
will probably trade in. the new vehicle won't be a Nissan, can guarantee.


Rufus B. said
317 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima and experiencing the ticking noise on start-up. Was informed of the tensioner and a price to repair of $3500 from the dealer. Never buy Nissan again.


Chris B. said
317 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Xterra and am experiencing a whining and rattle noise coming from the engine. I have been told that it is the timing chain. I just got done with the class action suit for the radiator and transmission failure, and now this.....Never buy a Nissan again!!!


Matthew M. said
317 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima SE and experienced the same whining. I put up with the sound for a year. It was the guides and tensioners I had my timing chain assembly replaced for $2000, and of course the found that my read timing chain cover needed to be replaced in the process, bringing the timing issue $2400. I tried several times to get nissan to help with the cost and they denied. I still have my receipts! never will buy another nissan.


sanaa k. said
316 days ago
I have a Nissan quest had an accident on Monday 6th /2014 with my kids in the car , the accident was really bad and I got hurt on my neck and shoulder , but what's surprising to me is why my airbags didn't come out for protection , I felt like we could of died ...?? Is this is normal even if I was at fault for the airbags not to come out or not , isn't that what they are made for people protection ...??


sanaa k. said
316 days ago
I have a Nissan quest had an accident on Monday 6th /2014 with my kids in the car , the accident was really bad and I got hurt on my neck and shoulder , but what's surprising to me is why my airbags didn't come out for protection , I felt like we could of died ...?? Is this is normal even if I was at fault for the airbags not to come out or not , isn't that what they are made for people protection ...??


sanaa k. said
316 days ago
I have a Nissan quest had an accident on Monday 6th /2014 with my kids in the car , the accident was really bad and I got hurt on my neck and shoulder , but what's surprising to me is why my airbags didn't come out for protection , I felt like we could of died ...?? Is this is normal even if I was at fault for the airbags not to come out or not , isn't that what they are made for people protection ...??


Batese W. said
316 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissian maxima and the car power ceased in the middle off traffic. I placed on my emergency lights with haste and attempted to turn the car back on. The 2004 nissian maxima did turn on but with no forward acceleration past 5miles/hr. When I shift from drive into reverse the @004 Nissian Maxima starts to uncontrollably jerk and shakes.


paul j. said
315 days ago
we own a 2004 nissan Maxima SL. same issue as described as above, timing chain tensioner is at max extension and chain needs replacement after only 77K miles, this car was driven by my mother and babied. oil was changed every 3500 miles and high grade synthetic oil was used. It's a shame that a well maintained car can't be relied on.


Patti S. said
314 days ago
We have a 2005 Nissan Maxima, same issues with the timing chain. Dealer claims repair will cost upwards of $2800-$3000. Buckeye Nissan in Columbus, Ohio extremely rude with the review of the case and basically would not help at all. How do you join this class action suit?? Can anyone help or give a number to contact?


Liesa M. said
314 days ago
I have a 2006 Altima 3.5L , but have not had this problem so far!
But I'm worried I will. Can I be added to the law suit to cover my car if it does happen???


Kenneth H. said
313 days ago
We have the same issue with a 2004 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6 engine. First started making the noise at around 65,000 miles. Thought it was low on oil, not the issue. mechanic tried replacing the chain tensioner. Didn't work. Called Kraft Nissan dealer in Tallahassee,FL. They knew EXACTLY what the problem was. Estimated $2500 to $3000 to fix. Need to join in class action lawsuit ASAP.


David C. said
309 days ago
2005 Altima SE 3.5L. Kept in good condition/followed maintenance schedule. Got the noise starting right at 100,000 miles. Local mechanic said it was timing chain but referred me to dealership to do the work. They were familiar with the problem and I paid $1900.


Jack C. W. said
309 days ago
2007 Frontier SE . 50,000 miles. Always serviced at dealer and kept in garage and in good and clean condition. Experienced a whining noise at approx 40.000 miles. Thought it probably had something to do with the transmission/radiator problem. Dealer tells me today that the whining noise is the timing chain system which needs replacing at a cost of approx $1,100.00. I will probable call him tomorrow and tell him to so ahead with the service. I would like to join in the Class Action Lawsuit.


Brian L. said
309 days ago
2007 Nissan Xterra. $1900 to fix at 85K miles. They very quickly made a diagnosis and they also knew about the class action lawsuit and said "I hope that works out for you".

How do we help support the class action lawsuit?


Nicole P. said
308 days ago
2006 Nissan Xterra Off road - having same issues with secondary timing chains. Nissan quoted me 1600.00 to fix, I called around other shops and one mechanic specifically told me to get OUT of my car while it is still running. Nissan has been nothing but trash since 2001. I thought I was buying an amazing, good quality car. I will NEVER buy another Nissan. What a shame. I am now upside down in my vehicle and struggling to make it.


Roy J. said
307 days ago
2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5L with the same rattle that comes from the tensioner failure. Thought this car was going to be a good buy.. Car has 160k miles now but has bad this issue for a while! Horrible! Sign me up!


James A. said
306 days ago
I own a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder with 97,000 miles on it. was told by mechanic that timing chain needs to be replaced. I understand there is a class action suit against Nissan regard the failure of the timing chain . Is the class action suit still in effect? If it is how can I become a part of it. If it has been settled how can I be compensated for the needed repair.


VICTOR B. said
304 days ago
As Senior Pastors of a San Francisco Missions Church we have just bought a 2004 Nissan Quest SE with 116,000 miles, approximately, for our Food Pantry and Social Outreach Programs. Immediately we started hearing the rattling noise upon start-up in the Mornings and the 30 Miles Drive to and from Church. Our Mechanic has just diagnosed that it is the TIMING CHAIN that needs changing, resulting in Thousands of dollars in Parts and Labor! Can we benefit from this Class Action Lawsuit? Please let me know. Thanks,


VICTOR B. said
304 days ago
As Senior Pastors of a San Francisco Missions Church we have just bought a 2004 Nissan Quest SE with 116,000 miles, approximately, for our Food Pantry and Social Outreach Programs. Immediately we started hearing the rattling noise upon start-up in the Mornings and the 30 Miles Drive to and from Church. Our Mechanic has just diagnosed that it is the TIMING CHAIN that needs changing, resulting in Thousands of dollars in Parts and Labor! Can we benefit from this Class Action Lawsuit? Please let me know. Thanks,


John B. said
304 days ago
Have a 2005 Xterra, just came back from the dealer the same problem timing chain needs replacing - price tag $1500.00. The miles on the Xterra is only 56,000 miles. It look like mileage has no factor on this part!


Ben P. said
304 days ago
My 07 Frontier started making that whining noise at around the 85,000 mile mark. I've been taking it easy but I know I'll have to take it in soon.


Greg S. said
303 days ago
2006 Pathfinder Offroad has been a great vehicle as has the other Nissans I've owned. Now the timing chain is whining bad and I know I'm in for an expensive fix. I'd like to join this class action.


robert m. said
302 days ago
to days date is 01/22/14 4 days ago I had my engine replace 3.5 se maxima no one told me about this . my replacement engine chain is ticking all ready pd 3500.00 to Nissan on my way back . I wish that someone will recall this a big horrible shame.


Richard V. said
302 days ago
Have a 2007 maxima and my car continues to surge and there's a ticking sound. Had the sensor replaced and problem reappeared appx. 8 months later. Driving has become dangerous. Mileage is 66000. Want to join in on lawsuit


Richard V. said
302 days ago
Have a 2007 maxima and my car continues to surge and there's a ticking sound. Had the sensor replaced and problem reappeared appx. 8 months later. Driving has become dangerous. Mileage is 66000. Want to join in on lawsuit


minnie s. said
302 days ago
I have a pathfinder having same problem ticking sound coming from motor.replace one sensor a week later another sensor pop on.add me to lawsuit


PHYLLIS R. said
302 days ago
2005 Pathfinder Offroad has been a great vehicle. Now the timing chain is whining bad and I know I'm in for an expensive fix around $2500. I'd like to join this class action.


Alfred Y. said
300 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan Frontier W. 70,000 mi., they put in a new Transmission and a new Radiator under warranty now they tell me i need Timing change Tensioners that will cost me $ 1600.00 to replace. They new about these problems but never disclosed them to me.


Dave G. said
300 days ago
I just took my 2006 Nissan Maxima with 120,000 miles to a repair shop for whining noises when accelerating. They diagnosed as Timing Chain and Tensioner for one whine and the starter as the other cause. This is setting me back around $2000. Also advised that the engine mounts are shot and need to be replaced at a cost of $1000. Repair shop said this is another defect in the design of the car.


Robert B. said
300 days ago
On January 17, 2014, while driving my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder on a busy highway, the service engine light came on without warning and the vehicle immediately slowed to a crawl. Luckily, I was able to pull off the road and avoid a serious accident. I live close by and was able to make it home.
We took our vehicle to our dealership the next day and explained our problem. They informed us that they were backed up and would not be able to look at our vehicle until Monday at the earliest. About four hours later, we received a call from the Service Rep. that the radiator failed and damaged the transmission. In addition, they found a whining sound and informed us that the timing chain would also need to be replaced. The cost would $3,200 for the radiator/transmission and $2,000 for the timing chain replacement for a total of $5,200.
Why did the Nissan dealer rush to inspect the SUV when we were told it would take several days? We wonder if they were aware of this problem and jumped on the opportunity to make such a large repair.
Prior to this, we took our SUV in for scheduled maintenance in August 2013 at this dealership. We were told everything was fine and no repairs were needed. How can something so catastrophic happen so shortly after a scheduled maintenance check? The mileage on our SUV is now 82,300 miles, and we had planned on keeping the vehicle for many more years.
We contacted the Nissan Hotline and spoke with the Regional Customer Service Representative at Nissan North America to see if there was anything Nissan would do to help us. Since we no longer have confidence in our SUV, we were hoping to work together. We want to stay with the Nissan family and offered to purchase a newer, more reliable vehicle but needed some sort of compensation for our damaged vehicle. She said there was nothing Nissan would do and offered no assistance whatsoever. In all fairness, we expected some type of compensation for a vehicle that should have lasted for many more years.
We did some research and found many Nissan Pathfinder owners with amazingly similar problems. We discovered that Nissan was involved in a class action suit that was recently settled regarding the transmission problem. The Nissan Radiator Defect Class Action Lawsuit Settlement case is In re: Nissan Radiator/Transmission Cooler Litigation, Case No. 10-cv-07493, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Why weren’t we notified by Nissan about this problem immediately? Per the class action suit, the cost for repairs over 80,000 miles is $2,500. If this problem would have been identified during our scheduled maintenance done in August 2013, we would have avoided all these problems and expenses. This makes us wonder if Nissan and the dealership conspired to keep this information quiet until after the vehicle passed 80,000 miles.
We also discovered a new class action suit filed on June 26, 2013 involving the premature failing of the timing chain. We will pursue every opportunity to get reimbursed for these problems that Nissan was aware of and didn’t provide relief to its customers.


Robert J. said
298 days ago
Have a 2006 pathfinder, was doing good then almost overnight a whining noise showed up. Found out it is a problem with the timing chain and associated componets.


BARRY M. said
297 days ago
I have 2009 Nissan Sentra FE PLUS my cars just stopped on a busy 5 freeway no sound no smoke.Got towed to mechanic. The timing chain fell into the pan.85,000 miles.


BARRY M. said
297 days ago
I have 2009 Nissan Sentra FE PLUS my cars just stopped on a busy 5 freeway no sound no smoke.Got towed to mechanic. The timing chain fell into the pan.85,000 miles.


Bessie P. said
297 days ago
2007 Nissan Quest. Same noise with the timing chain. Was quoted $2K by the dealer to replace. The vehicle is at 91K miles.


Chauncey D. said
297 days ago
2004 Nissan Quest - Same exact issues, They never could find the problem. Now it has gotten worst. knocking/Rattling/clicking from the engine and now my wife said the steering wheel in moving in her hand. Please let me know what I need to do to join and salvage whatever I can. Big waste of money!


BARRY M. said
296 days ago
Just talked to mechanic...Barry again...The timing chain bent my valves..Gonna need machine shop....1431 with tax plus another 200 bucks for a rental car..total 1631.


richard c. said
296 days ago
I have a 2006 Maxima with around 127,000 miles and am having the same rattling sound which I suspect is the timing chain from all the forums I have read on. Does anyone know what the outcome of this lawsuit? I'm thinking I will have to use my tax refund to repair this problem. I've had the car for less than a year.


Eric M. said
295 days ago
They snuck these parts in and charged me a warranty deductible a while back. They said "Listen, do you hear that?" It sounded fine to me. Then they replaced the mentioned parts from this lawsuit. The funny thing is on my paperwork, it says "Secondary timing chains, secondary timing chain tensioners and secondary timing chain tensioner shoes need to be replaced".... Funny, that's verbatim of what's in this lawsuit and they did on my very next oil change after this lawsuit came out. Sneaky sneaky! I'm angry that I had to dish out a deductible for a part that they should replace as a recall. Then right after my warranty expired, motor mounts that were perfectly fine on my previous inspection all "needed to be replaced" for $1000. Their employees were really rude when I tried to get to the bottom of this. One employee even told me the hot weather of Arizona may have made them go bad! WHAT?! Nissan didn't think anybody in Arizona would get one of these trucks?! I took my truck to another non-Nissan shop and they said the motor mounts are fine. I guess they just wanted my money. Nissan will not get another penny from me if I can avoid it.


Jimmy J. said
293 days ago
Got a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 4WD with 139K miles. Driving 30 mph, in traffic, with family, the vehicle lost power. It started to shake and vibrate. Took it to the Nissan dealer. Was told that all timing chains and camshaft (broken) need to be replaced. Estimated cost $2500! Didn't have any option but to get the repairs done. Did some online research that shows several people affected by this EXACT problem on similar Nissan model/engines. Nissan needs to be held accountable for this defective core engine component that is a huge SAFETY hazard. Shame on you Nissan!


Terry G. said
293 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan maxima with similar to exact problems listed. Usually the ticking and rattling occur during start up and they ease off. My vehicle has about 113k miles feels like 313k. I don't even wanna go through the repair hassles. Sounds like time to trade!! And definitely not another Nissan!!


Jeffrey H. said
292 days ago
I just took my 2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE with 118,000 miles on it to the dealer for an oil change. When they gave it back to me they said my secondary timing chain was wearing down and needs to be replaced soon. I told them I was confused because when I bought the car from them, they sold me on the fact that my vehicle has a timing "chain" versus the standard "belt" and would never need to be replaced. They said "no, they definitely need to be replaced" and quoted me $1200. I would also like to know the outcome of this class action lawsuit.


Miranda J. said
290 days ago
I have a 2007 altima 3.5 se with 96k and my timing chain just went. I bought this car brand new with 27 miles on it and it's been in the shop more than
It ever should've been. My entire clutch system went at 500 miles, they replaced and then it went again at 1500 then again at 23 k or somewhere around there. I've electrical issues from day one which in the beginning had me thinking I had a bad alternator. At 60k my car just died on me and wouldnt start, similar to what it dis the other night with this belt issue, so I tried everything new battery fuses etc. Had it in the dealer for a week and a half they kept giving me the run around first they didn't know what it was then they finally said it was the computer and had tk order it which took forever. Then when they replaced I ask why thst took so long and they said thst the computer has actually been jn sleep mode so even with
The new one they couldn't get the car to start. I found this all very suspicious and contacted the corporate number again to no avail. If I failed to mention before this car has almost gotten me killed and had me
Stranded three times. The other night was the scariest experience ever. I was on the highway doing 80mph and the car just shuts off so I almost crashed cause I freaked out. When I had it tested it was throwing crank sensor codes, replaced those and car still won't start. When I did some research it said that only certain altimas had a recall for having crank
Valve sensors go. I read a review from a guy who had the same issue happen with his daughter in the car and how he almost crashed and died. I
Can't take it anymore I spent so much on this car bpught it brand new and have had nothing but serious safety problems. I wouldn't recommend an altima and from what I'm reading and hearing a Nissan to anyone. If anyone can help me or point me in the right direction please do. Oh
So one more thing, Nissan tells me just for the timing chain alone it's $3500 that's without labor. And of course they can't gaurantee that once they are in there that more stuff won't be wrong. Now I have a car that looks and still is fairly brand new sitting in my driveway undriveable and
No vehicle for work. Please help!!!!


Dani W. said
289 days ago
I am in Australia, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, had timing chain checked today, will need replacement inside 12 months, quoted near $3k, looks like no summer holiday for my family this year :( First and LAST Nissan for me. Purchased 2nd hand in 2009, interior lights have never worked properly and Nissan in Cobram (Victoria, Australia) we're unable to rectify or even provide an explanation, reversing lights now won't work and blows a fuse every time globes replaced, mechanic says they need the vehicle for a whole day to investigate, so this is a safety issue for me too, and cruise control drops out unexplainably! We need a similar lawsuit in Australia me thinks!


Jenne S. said
288 days ago
I have a 2011 juke with the same problem of timing chain needing to be replaced at 65,000 miles. I contacted Nissan North America for assistance and they offered $400 towards the $2133 quoted repair price. When I found another Nissan dealer that quoted me less for the repair, Nissan corporate would not honor the $400 assistance. My car also had a fuel sensor recall to which the mechanic said I had fuel everywhere. Could this have caused some timing chain problem? I don't know, all I know is Nissan refuses to acknowledge the problem.


terry A. said
288 days ago
I have the timing chain noise issue, was quoted $2000 to fix. I would rather Nissan pay for it. I have 98,000 miles.


Ben S. said
286 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan Xterra with 82,000 miles. I noticed the high pitch noise coming from the engine at about the 65,000 mile mark. I did some research and found out that there was a service bullitin addressing this issue. I then contacted Nissan USA to see if they would cover the cost of the repair, but did not have any luck. I have been driving with the issue for 17,000 miles, but now after reading the comments above, I am scared for my safety. Is there any update on this class action suit?


Colton P. said
286 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Maxima with 120,000 miles. I noticed the high pitched whining noise coming from the engine about a month ago. I'm planning on taking my car to the Nissan dealership soon. I'm dreading it after reading comments on this class action suit.


John C. said
283 days ago
I have 2006 Quest . I have exact same problem, timing chain noise.


Angela P. said
282 days ago
I noticed a rattling in my 2004 Quest and took the van in for a tune-up; I am the second owner and it has always had regular maintenance. I was told it was my timing chain. I still owe $5000 on the vehicle and it is no longer under warranties and repairs are expected to cost upwards of $2500. I cannot afford repairs and am trading the vehicle before it falls apart..


Donnell D. said
282 days ago
same problem chain slapping the case due to faulty chain guide and tensioner.


Stephan M. said
281 days ago
04' nasty Nissan Maxima. timing chaining rattle! 2 broken motor mounts, leak around oil filter seal and funky connection on the Cd player cutting in and out!


Daniel S. said
280 days ago
06 nissan frontier. Replaced timing chains and guides. Cost was 1750.00


Michelle T. said
279 days ago
I have a 2008 Nissan Xterra S with 67,000 miles. There has been a constant whirring noise coming from the timing chain area. Just took it in for service and was quoted over 2,000 for the replacement of the timing chain and guides.


Michelle T. said
279 days ago
I have a 2008 Nissan Xterra S with 67,000 miles. There has been a constant whirring noise coming from the timing chain area. Just took it in for service and was quoted over 2,000 for the replacement of the timing chain and guides.


Chris B. said
279 days ago
I have the same problems, 2004 Nissan Murano. Timing chain was slapping due to wearing of plastic guides.


Kurt K. said
279 days ago
I have the same issue, wrote Nissan a couple times, got a stock response, even told me of an unrelated recall. When I bought the 2008 Frontier Crew Cab 6 speed manual, used car dealer said the sound was normal. Shame on me for trusting anyone, Nissan and the dealer. Estimate from the dealer a few months ago was $1800 but they said not to worry about it unless the noise bothered me. I used to love Nissan vehicles.


Heather C. said
278 days ago
2006 Nissan Quest, 65k miles. Knocking on startup and whine between gear changes on increased rpm's. Suspect timing chain. Also, digital gas gauge and odometer fading out and in intermittently, only displaying partial numbers. Help!


sheresa v. said
277 days ago
2004 nissan quest same issue ratles.knocking noise when we start it up and lights harfly work on fuel as nd temp gadge


Patti S. said
277 days ago
same issue with timing chain...2005 Nissan Maxima with 100k miles


Rodney L. said
276 days ago
2005 Quest "Jumped Time" per Nissan Dealership. Quote was $2,800 for "timing job" or new used engine for $4k. Local shops are quoting $1,500 for timing job... assuming there are no damaged valves. Also have blank odometer LCD, defective cd player, and O2 sensor error that wont pass emissions tests. Probably sending this to the scrap yard and never buying a Nissan again.


David T. said
276 days ago
same issue with timing chain ...2007 Nissan Xterra 65,000 miles. $1740.00 for repairs at dealership.


Mark D. said
275 days ago
2004 Nissan Quest timing chain needs replaced. Is going to cost $1,200. I would have never bought this van had I known of the timing chain issues.


THANH N. said
273 days ago
2004 nissan quest same issue ratles.knocking noise when we start it up .
Took it in for service and was quoted over 2,000 for the replacement of the timing chain and guides.


Samira H. said
273 days ago
2011 Juke, same problem, timing chain stretched, and the car is still under warranty. Nissan won't honour the warranty because we can't provide proof of all the oil changes. No idea how the two are related (I know cars)...this is a known and common problem, but Nissan is ignoring it. They want $10K to replace the motor


Carter Mason M. said
272 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima when I start it up you will hear a loud rattling noise for about 10 to 15 min. then it goes away the Nissan dealer it will cost me roughly around $1500 bucks to get it fixed and that they will have to drop the motor and transmission in order to do the job they're trying to milk my pockets what a bunch of crooks. I thought it is against the law to steal.


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Carter Mason M. said
272 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima when I start it up you will hear a loud rattling noise for about 10 to 15 min. then it goes away the Nissan dealer it will cost me roughly around $1500 bucks to get it fixed and that they will have to drop the motor and transmission in order to do the job they're trying to milk my pockets what a bunch of crooks. I thought it is against the law to steal.


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Frank p. said
270 days ago
2007 Nissan Quest - timing chain tick began at about 75,000 miles. My sister has the same vehicle and saw the same problem around the same time mileage wise. Clearly there is an issue with these engines. Nissan needs to be held accountable.


Michael E. said
270 days ago
2006 Nissan Altima 3.5L- a disastrous issue stemming from faulty timing chain tensioner. Defective tensioner design caused timing chain to fail prematurely, incidentally causing oil pump to fail. Stopped driving car immediately upon realizing something was not right- but may not have been soon enough. Finding fine metal flake in oil- oil that has been distributed across the entire engine. Looking at a likely $2000 bill to fix the timing chain system- and who knows how long my engine will last once these items are fixed?


Daniel W. said
270 days ago
2005 Nissan Pathfinder: we just heard from the dealer that we are having this issue and it will need to be repaired. How do we learn more about this class action lawsuit?


Wendy C. said
270 days ago
2007 pathfinder whining noise


Russell Y. said
269 days ago
My 2004 Nissan Maxima is doing the same thing. I took it in and they said they said the sensors and tower needed replacing. They had the car for 4 days and 2 months later it started to do the same thing again- not shifting out of 2nd gear, jerking and slamming into gear, service engine soon light on, a/t check light did not come on. When I took the car in to the dealer, the lights went out and they said the car was running fine, but noted my complaint. They never told me about any notes to their technicians or that there was a problem with the transmission. The car continues to do the same thing and every Nissan dealer Va and Fl. tell me that I need to spend money for transmission repair. My dad went old school and ran a chain from the engine mount to the body and bolted it in place so the engine would not move and activate the sensor.


Kendra S. said
269 days ago
Same thing with my 2004 nissan altima, got problem fixed before only for this to happen again I'm soo pissed off. Nissan are crooks!!


Billy D. said
269 days ago
Same problem with my 2005 maxima. Year after I bought the nissan certified maxima they tell me timing chain is whining and is not covered. So now it is going to cost me $2100 out of pocket.


John L. said
269 days ago
2005 Nissan Pathfinder w/ V6 - had problem since ~80k miles, now at 120k miles, and dealer says $1k plus to repair under service bulletin NTB09-128 for timing chain tensioner problem. All this after Fuel level sensor failure at 40k miles and being told by Nissan "Yes, it's a known problem, but no, we won't fix it"


Shane k. said
268 days ago
I have a 2011 Nissan Juke just out of warranty that I still owe 4 years worth of payments on. I keep seeing horror stories about the timing chain issues. What is Nissan doing about this? I am afraid to keep this car. I want an extended warranty or something to give me peace of mind.


wendie J. said
268 days ago
2007 Nissan Quest . Rattling noise took to my mechanic . He had
to take the engine apart and had to replace the plastic guard for the timing chain . $750.00 total cost . Called dealership they said couldn't find my name. Once I pick up my van today going right there. They need my Vin # . I will be bringing the print out from this class action suit . Also posted this pending lawsuit on my Facebook page .


chad f. said
268 days ago
2011 Nissan Juke 65,000 Mi rattling noise coming from engine bay as described by others to be timing chain issue. The Juke was also misleading by the MPG estimation. I have the timing chain issue and now afraid to drive my car I owe $20,000 and owned only two and a half years.


Debora C. said
267 days ago
2005 Nissan Frontier LE less than 81000 miles. Whining noise coming from the engine. Was informed that the radiator assembly was bad ( a defective hose) causing fluid to leak into the transmission everything had to be replaced including the torque converter because of contamination with engine fluids.This repair cost me a $2500 copay because of a Class Action Lawsuit that Nissan settled. Instead of recalling all affected vehicles they extended their 3yr/36000 miles warranty to 8yr/80000 miles with full replacement and then 9 yr/90000 mile with a $2500 copay (from the consumer) and 10yr/100000 mile with a $3000 copay. After repair was informed that the Timing chain was going lucky me. I plan on posting the information about this class action lawsuit on my Facebook page as well as theirs.


Thanha L. said
267 days ago
Just paid $1700 to replaced secondary timing chain then a friend showed me this class action suit when he heard what happened to me. Been taking my car to dealer for all service and repairs and they never mention this issue to me. Shame


James W. said
266 days ago
2007 Nissan Maxima w/ 72,000mi. Took it to the dealer here in Charleston for the rattling noise and Service Engine light. They just called with an estimate for $4200.00 to repair a leaking inner timing chain cover and timing chain tensioner + guides. They didn't mention that it was a common issue with these models. What can we do besides put the word out????


Joyce M. said
266 days ago
2012 Nissan Juke, Has 63,000 miles on it and the timing chain broke, motor is shot. Nissan wants anywhere from 8000 to 10,000 to fix it. I still owe 17,000.00 on this car.


Eric B. said
265 days ago
2005 Altima SE 114k miles, timing rattle also, however I will replace it myself, the prices quoted are way out of line..... The kit with water pump is ~ $250 the procedure is about 6 hours with a minimum of tools. I am certain this issue has been known but is also a wear out item just like brake pads, shocks and struts. Those folks seeing failure at less than 80k miles should be taken care of by the manufacturer, but need to express their issues to the company and tell them how this will drive them to other brands. Law suites put lawyers in new suits and drive the cost of things up, so I want no part in a class action.


Joyce M. said
264 days ago
Yes, if we have enough complaints against Nissan they will have to take care of these timing chain problems on the Jukes.


Doug L. said
264 days ago
After years of Nissan ownership, this will be my last!

07 Quest with 105,000 miles. Brakes every 10,000 miles, radio has a mind of its own, $400 motor mount, needs timing chains and guides, and the biggest repair so far is a new transmission! $3500 for that! Same issue as the RWD vehicles...transmission cooler in the radiator cracks and allows coolant into the transmission.

I'd honestly feel safer buying a new Chrysler product than another Nissan!


Dawn K. said
264 days ago
03/01/2014 Starting humming noise this week, took into Nissan Dealer for my scheduled oil change and they stated I needed a new timing chain on my 2006 Nissan Frontier only $2,000.00. I asked how often they go out and they told me they should not, don't know why this happened to me. Nissan knows why with there cheap parts. Single, working mother can't afford such a thing. After this I'm going back to Chevy.


Carter Mason M. said
263 days ago
Ticking sound when I first crank up and then settles down, just got my car checked last week, timing chain with tensioner and guides needs to be replaced, estimated at least $1,700


Stephanie R. said
263 days ago
Same problem wow I can't believe it and nissan acted like we did something wrong to this car!!!! Quoted 4 grand to fix it I paid 22,000 dollars for this piece of crap!!! Unbelievable how can I be apart of this class action lawsuit


Stephanie R. said
263 days ago
Same problem wow I can't believe it and nissan acted like we did something wrong to this car!!!! Quoted 4 grand to fix it I paid 22,000 dollars for this piece of crap!!! Unbelievable how can I be apart of this class action lawsuit


Stephanie R. said
263 days ago
How do I join the class action lawsuit


Kristian C. said
262 days ago
Our 05 Nissan Quest started off with digital gas gauge and odometer fading out. Nissan wanted to charge $400 just for labor but couldn't give a definitive answer on how much to fix. Recently we put new tires on and a week later noticed a loud knocking sound. Took in today (local mechanic) just to find out it is the entire timing system. Quoted $500 for labor, minimal repair (parts) would be $700 but they wouldn't know for sure until they got to it being that more work may be required. My first reaction was get rid of the Van but the husband thought maybe he could fix it. After typing in a few words into google I came across this site. It's so sickening to know that Nissan knowingly set us all up for failure. On a good note I read the class action complaint and reached out to the law office to get more info. The lawyer was very informative and we will continue to be in contact during the duration of this suit. If you haven't read the claim (located at the top of the page in pink) please do so and DON'T hesitate to reach out to the lawyer. I spoke with
Roland Tellis
(SBN 186269)
rtellis@baronbudd.com
Telephone:
(818) 839-2333 option 2 for directory than option 2 for Roland.
Good LUCK!



Michael S. said
261 days ago
I purchased a 2007 Nissan Quest a little over 7 years ago. I chose

the Nissan Quest because, at the time, it seemed like the perfect

balance of practicality and aesthetics for a car under 34k. About 7

year into ownership, the car began to lose its ability to retain a

battery charge. Several times the car needed a jump start. I took it

into the dealership, and was told the battery was faulty I changed the
battery per

the dealership's recommendations. At about 46.,000 miles, I take in the

car to get checked out because of a "rattling" noise coming from the

engine. A diagnostic was run, and I was told that I would be looking

at a $2000 repair to replace and/or repair the timing chain, which,

according to the tech, I should do sometime soon.I ask one of the
Nissan Parts person when i need to replaced the timing chain
according to their book at 100K,



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David W. said
259 days ago
I have just replaced transmission and radiator. I now have a whining sound in the timing chain. Now I will need to replace tensioner, gaskets. Chain maybe ok at least now. Nissan does not care what we think. They have turned a deaf ear to their customers. We don't need to just get mad and go away. We need to complain, complain and complain some more. The more pressure we put on them the more possibly they will listen and do the right thing. I know I will never buy another Nissan. This is after having purchased 5 different Nissans over the years. They were reliable at one time but not now.


Jason W. said
258 days ago
I have a 2008 Pathfinder, same timing chain whine for over 7,000 miles. 87,000 on the odometer now. I have to change it immediately because its getting worse. No warranty left of course....might be my last Nissan!


Brad G. said
258 days ago
2007 Xterra, same problem and diagnosis from dealer. 92,000 miles. Am interested in joining law suit.


Laura K. said
258 days ago
My 2007 Xterra at 99K miles got diagnosed with "Replace timing chains and tensioners and replace variable timing sprockets" in January 2014, for the quoted price of $1500.00 while in the shop to replace the failed ECU ($1356). They listed other problems totaling $6,510!!! Among them: broken motor mounts, replace valve cover gaskets, sway-bar bushings, shocks, blah blah blah). Two of their listed problems are not even happening (oil leak & power steering leak). One recommended fix: engine oil cooler o-ring, which was already fixed by my husband! There is not a drop of oil or any other fluid in the driveway. They say the tranny fluid checked out okay, so when we got the X home my son promptly did the bypass so that disaster wouldn't occur. Then today, my check engine light came on - time to replace the camshaft sensors. I feel lucky that - to date - my cats are still okay after the ECU failure. I know I have an electrical issue as my air bag lights are flashing and my horn won't work - and neither problem was mentioned in my "World Class Inspection" even though it went into the shop with those issues! My X has had electrical issues in the past: my windows failed - and then worked again after dealer replaced my fuel sending unit upon recall (less than 100 miles before I would have been past the recall mileage). Seriously Nissan, you've lost a loyal customer (my 1991 Sentra went over 220k miles with no issues).


Laura K. said
258 days ago
My 2007 Xterra at 99K miles got diagnosed with "Replace timing chains and tensioners and replace variable timing sprockets" in January 2014, for the quoted price of $1500.00 while in the shop to replace the failed ECU ($1356). They listed other problems totaling $6,510!!! Among them: broken motor mounts, replace valve cover gaskets, sway-bar bushings, shocks, blah blah blah). Two of their listed problems are not even happening (oil leak & power steering leak). One recommended fix: engine oil cooler o-ring, which was already fixed by my husband! There is not a drop of oil or any other fluid in the driveway. They say the tranny fluid checked out okay, so when we got the X home my son promptly did the bypass so that disaster wouldn't occur. Then today, my check engine light came on - time to replace the camshaft sensors. I feel lucky that - to date - my cats are still okay after the ECU failure. I know I have an electrical issue as my air bag lights are flashing and my horn won't work - and neither problem was mentioned in my "World Class Inspection" even though it went into the shop with those issues! My X has had electrical issues in the past: my windows failed - and then worked again after dealer replaced my fuel sending unit upon recall (less than 100 miles before I would have been past the recall mileage). Seriously Nissan, you've lost a loyal customer (my 1991 Sentra went over 220k miles with no issues).


Letica M. said
257 days ago
My 2005 Nissan Maxima rattles when I first start my car I have only 114, 000 miles on there:-(:-( my mechanic informed me that its a expensive to have it replaced:-(:-(


Brian S. said
257 days ago
Bad timing chain 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. Rattling like crazy,what can be done.


tracie d. said
255 days ago
i have a 2003 nissan altima 3.5 alot of rattling in motor said to be timimg chain,and tench. this job costs a lot to fix it when this in my opinion is the nissan comp. fault of all these issues presented

tracie d


Russell A. said
254 days ago
Same issue. I brought in my 2011 Juke for an oil change, and asked them to check a strange "ticking" noise under the hood. They called me back and told me I would at least have to replace the timing chain at a cost of $2,000.00, and possibly replace the engine at 8-10 grand. Depending on the damage. (Heck of an oil change!)


Ron P. said
254 days ago
Timing chain tensioners failed on 2007 Xterra with 49610 miles. Nissan USA would not perform a 'Good Will' repair since the 60month warranty had expired. My out-of-pocket cost at a Nissan dealership was $1670.16. This was my first, and will be my last, Nissan.


steven p. said
252 days ago
Same problem need timing chain. Dealership said it could
Cost upto 44200.00 smh


steven p. said
252 days ago
Same problem need timing chain. Dealership said it could
Cost upto 44200.00 smh 2007 maxima


James W. said
252 days ago
2007 Nissan Maxima 120k miles rattling noise and then timing chain broke. Dealership said I should purchase a new vehicle or install a new engine for 11k.


James W. said
252 days ago
2007 Nissan Maxima 120k miles rattling noise and then timing chain broke. Dealership said I should purchase a new vehicle or install a new engine for 11k.


florence s. said
251 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Quest with about 110,000 miles had a rattling noise for awhile then stopped to get gas and the car hasnt started since!!!


Ryan D. said
251 days ago
I have a 2006 nissan frontier with the VQ40DE I to have the same symptoms of a bad timing chain tensioner and guide. The buzzing and rattling while idle and accelerating I can't believe nissan won't fix this issue we buy your vehicles because of the quality and we trust the name but this is a huge smack and honestly from a family of only owned nissan since 1974 this makes me re consider my next vehicle purchase nissan should be ashamed of themselfs


Ryan M. said
250 days ago
Count me in. 2007 Frontier. Had the gas gauge go out at about 30k. Nissan finally fixed it under the recall after 5 phone calls where they said we don't know what you are talking about. Nissan did such a bad job that it doesn't accurately read the correct fuel level. Now at 62k I have the tensioner problem. Will not be purchasing Nissan again.


karen s. said
249 days ago
Yes I have a noise that the dealers have told me it is the timing chain and needs replacing. One estimate was from brown nissan in VA for $2,420 dollars, the other from Herb Gordon Nissan in silver spring maryland for $4,500 dollars. I love my vehicle I don't have the money for the repair since I am finacing it. Please help is there a settlement where we can get nissan to help pay for this??


Lakshma B. said
248 days ago
Yes I do have the same noise for my Nissan Quest 2007 and Dealer told me needs timing chain. I got an estimate for $1600.00. If anybody have any information or help from Nissan, please share with me. I do have another issue with Fuel Guage unit.


Keith S. said
248 days ago
Yes I do have the same noise from my Nissan 2007 maxima se, and Pohanka Nissan Dealership in Fredericksburg VA informed me needs timing chain. I had taken my vehicle to Pohanka in Fredericksburg because I have had bad experience with last dealership which called Sheehy Nissan in Manassas VA after spending over $2,000 for 100,000 mile tune up and motor mounts replacement. After I all that was done, after I get home I smell radiator fluid and notice the dealership crack my radiator. They agree to replace with a after market radiator and I notice a month in a half later my transmission feel like it's riding in low gear. So taken the vehicle to Pohanka Nissan in Fredericksburg VA and they found out who put the radiator on the vehicle had crimped the radiator hose going to the transmission causing the transmission to over heat. They informed me that my transmission needing replaced, so contacted Sheehy Nissan and had to go and tow my Vehicle to their shop to replace transmission and also damage underneath my vehicle I decide not take my vehicle to the dealership again. I just have had bad service with Nissan. This is a shame so many loyal Nissan customers being taken advantage of. I have my 1997 Nissan maxima se with 373,000 miles and have not had any timing chain problems. People are working to hard for something like this to happen. I don't understand why Nissan can't be held accountable on these issues. The public should be aware of these ongoing issues with Nissan like the public was informed about GMC.


Mesha B. said
248 days ago
I having a similar issue with my Nissan Quest and I am not sure what to do . I have read most of complaints and its scary because my Quest problem sounds a lot like there complaints.


Sleiman R. said
247 days ago
I have had the same noise for a couple of months on my 2007 Nissan Maxima. I am the first owner; The car has 81000 miles on it and very well maintained. I took it to Rosenthal Nissan today and I was told I need a Timing chain guide replaced with a cost of $2300. I insisted to talk to the mechanic and the mechanic confirmed that this has been a continual problem for all Maximas and he has been seeing the problem often.


Not P. said
247 days ago
Hello
I want to add another aspect to this issue which I think is a contributing factor. My purpose is 2 fold. Confirm the extent of what I believe is the underlying problem and ad to class action to strengthen the claim. Some background first.. I am a 50 year old Man who took took apart my first internal combustion engine at the age of 9. A Briggs and Straton 3.5 hp on a Montgomery Wards 19" push mower. At 13 it was a Yamaha YZ 125cc motocross engine spinning 13000 RPM. At 17 it was full professional rebuild with machining that doubled the HP on a Pontiac 400 cid. Take me at my word at this point I fully understand machine's, Power production and power transmission across a very wide range of industries. I'm into the Twin 2000Hp T-53 Turbine Marine application spinning at 25000 RPM pushing a boat to over 200 MPH. I have not accomplished this yet (for the few who know those that have) I dont want to sound arrogant. Ok enough validation.

Question:
How many people are having issues with the 2004-2008 3.5 v6 nissan consuming oil regularly. More then a quart between regular oil change and causing the services engine light to come on.

I purchased my 2004 Nissam Maxims in March 2011 at professional auction in Harrisonburg Va and it was brought there by the original selling dealer Stanton Nissan. I was the second owner. it was in extremely nice condition and had 95000 miles on it. It was performing well in all aspects. all fluids had been serviced and the first owner had use the dealer to service the vehicle during their ownership from new purchase. In a short period of time I ran the engine 2 quarts low on oil. I am not use to checking oil these day for the most part bc I was a Honda 2.4 Vtech owner for 20 years. They dont use oil (ever) even if you shot a whole in the engine and ran it with out oil could you kill that engine. I know I tried. I was doing business with I guy in Dullas VA who owned a large high volume auto repair facility and had been in business since the 60's (2nd Generation) told him what had happened and the first thing that came out of his mouth is those engines use oil everyone knows it. (accept me)

Fast forward
I've been out of the auto business for about 15 years so I have not had one of these engine apart yet. Looked at a You Tube Video last night.
(attached below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI3xqgakdP0 (Failed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZCRxHm1-2E (repaired)

Video quality not the best but demonstrates the issue.

I believe the root cause of this problem to be one or both o the following reason.

1 Oil drain back after running condition causes momentary low/no oil pressure on restart causing the chain to push the chain tension-er rod back into the tension-er body eventually allowing the guide to drop once the plastic become brittle and the mounting tabs brake from excessive force cause by the dry start up condition

2. the high oil consumption issue for sure will cause a dry start up in an engine that is not checked regularly (just like I did) I ran the oil out the second time to the point I did not have oil pressure. ( I know say it WTH dude) What you need to know is I use HP to its fullest. HOW? I spinn the engine to redline all the time and use the tranmission to its fullest too. The 3.5 v6 nissan is a powerful engine. for the displacement. I love how wide the power band is but is is a fart compared to the Honda Vtech in terms of reliability at sustained full duty cycle use demands.
There a reason Honda is king in INDY class racing. My Maxima has a automatic (not touching that complaint now) My Coupe EX Accords were all 5 and 6 speed manuals. So make not mistake about it on down shift I was sometime spinning the 2.4L vtech to well over 8000 rpm dropping into a mountain corner so I could sling shot out of the apex with even weight on all 4 tires. I am here to personally testify the Honda 2.4L Vtech is indestructible. 95 mph rev limit 4th to 5th throws on the way to 120MPH all day long, day after day, year after on 10000 mile oil change intervals (later 15000 miles) with little to now oil consumption. (unless I had a leak) or switch back and forth between syntics. (it always stopped qauickly) Im not kidding. I am 105% serious I did it for years. I have 183 MPH in my record book on a Modified 2004 GSRX Liter bike (for those that done know 04 Suzuki GSXR 1000 cc) and 160 mph in 07 Corvette between traffic light in 35 MPH zone Lucky this is all a lie (for those law enforcement officers) see if you can find the video on traffic cams first.. LOL its not there.. so

I can make the 3.5 v6 Nissan consume its oil very quickly... Period. and that is not normal. I don't care what anyone says. I have rebuilt and blown many engines and I know the kind of demand is required to cause an engine to fail. I have done it....Period...... There is a serious problem with this engine and it not just the timing chains. I fully believe the oil pressure is the real root cause and I believe Nissan had to know. Honda would have never let this engine go into service bc they would have blown it up first. Try that one on Nissan North America. I real world tested your product outside the allowed limits of the written law and this engine is weak. (I recant this statement) ( Yes police officers I'm a lier) I love the sound and it does make good power. Maybe I will rebuild one and see if I can break its oil addiction.

Nissan North America: let me toss your Asian owners a hugh bone. the new automatic is BAD %%%. Now if you can get double the horsepower though it in an affordable production car and keep you engines form using oil you might give Honda a good run for a few years..


Now here is the real issue. If my information is correct and many of these engine do consume excessive oil that would have been know after the first year of production. I will go as far to say I think it would have been identified during the original testing before production began but for sure by the 3rd year of production It had to be know. Its not streach to think there were units pushing 75000 to 100000 miles by year 3 end.
I could offer much more opinion but I think it worth my time to see what the response to these thoughts are first

COME ON EVERYONE CHIME IN.

I CANT SELL MY CAR RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I HAVE TO FIX THIS ISSUE FIRST AND THE VALUE DROP BY 50% IN A YEAR AS A RESULT


John H. said
238 days ago
Same Issue - 2006 XTerra S with 95k on the clock - Timing belt and tensioners in for repair - $1600 from the local Nissan dealer. Hopefully they can sort it out.


verdree l. said
237 days ago
same issue- 2005 Altima 3.5 se I had to replace all the timing chains, tensioners and guides which cost a couple of thousand. this unresolved problem has made my mind up not to trust a Nissan period anymore no matter what year it is.


David J. said
235 days ago
2004 nissan pathfinder. Began consuming oil at 100,000, the dealership claimed it was normal, at 112,000 engine seized. They say i over revved it and a piston hit a spark plug. However the car has a rev limiter and i was going 20 mph on a residential street. This was either the power valve screw failure or the timing chain. It began clicking right before the engine died. In addition both myself and 2 other shops agree that it is impossible for a piston to hit a spark plug unless the timing chain was broken or there was a piece of metal in the combustion chamber. In addition it seems that a result of dealership maintenance was a broken and never replaced pcv valve, valve covers so full of sludge they needed to be replaced and where not replaced when nissan put them on my new motor. as well as so much engine oil sludge it almost would not come out of the drain hole.(mobile 1 changed after 3400 miles). I would also recommend going back through your maintenance records. my vehicle was routinely filled with 4-4.5 quarts when it is clear that the change capacity is 5.25 quarts. As soon as low oil was reported they began filling to 6 quarts.


andy L. said
234 days ago
2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE I had to replace all the timing chains, tensioners and guides that cost a to of money!


Joyce P. said
234 days ago
2006 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE with only 56k has the same proverbial timing belt problem with the whining, squealing noises at start up. Dealership wants round $2,000 to fix, and told me maybe I should think of buying a new car as things like this happen as a car ages. Never mentioned recurring transmission problems in my year's model or defect.


KAREN C. said
234 days ago
In Australia, HAVE A NISSAN MAXIMA 2005, PROBLEMS WITH THE RATLLE EVER SINCE I PURCHASED IT OFF THE ORGINAL OWNER IN 2007. HAVE TAKEN IT TO PARRY NISSAN TOWNSVILLE QLD NUMEROUS TIMES FROM 2007- 2009 TIMES, TOLD THEY COULDNT HEAR THE RATTLE UNDER THE HOOD, DRIVERS SIDE. TOOK THEM FOR A DRIVE, THEN THEY COULD HEAR IT. PUT IT ON "THEIR COMPUTER" A FEW TIME SAND SAID NOTHING WRONG WITH IT" . GOT SICK OF THEM PALMING ME OFF. MY CAR IS NOW AT A STAGE WHERE THE RATTLING NOISE IS UNBEARABLE. I WILL TAKE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION TO THEM AND THE CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AND ASK THEM TO FIX IT FREE OF CHARGE. LETS SEE HOW I GO.


KAREN C. said
234 days ago
Me Again , In Australia , QLD Townsville. this is copied from someone else fromm his above concerns 6 days ago it was written, Yes I do have this problem also and it is dreadful as the oil is running out very fast.

Here it is from above form another person but yes its happening to me too.
Question:
How many people are having issues with the 2004-2008 3.5 v6 nissan consuming oil regularly. More then a quart between regular oil change and causing the services engine light to come on.

I purchased my 2004 Nissam Maxims in March 2011 at professional auction in Harrisonburg Va and it was brought there by the original selling dealer Stanton Nissan. I was the second owner. it was in extremely nice condition and had 95000 miles on it. It was performing well in all aspects. all fluids had been serviced and the first owner had use the dealer to service the vehicle during their ownership from new purchase. In a short period of time I ran the engine 2 quarts low on oil. I am not use to checking oil these day for the most part bc I was a Honda 2.4 Vtech owner for 20 years. They dont use oil (ever) even if you shot a whole in the engine and ran it with out oil could you kill that engine. I know I tried. I was doing business with I guy in Dullas VA who owned a large high volume auto repair facility and had been in business since the 60's (2nd Generation) told him what had happened and the first thing that came out of his mouth is those engines use oil everyone knows it. (accept me)


Scott C. said
233 days ago
2007 Frontier just over 100000 miles horrible noises was replacing wife's car Nissan came off the list do to this issue that has obviously been a problem for a long time.


Felipe G. said
231 days ago
When I start car it shakes like crazy, and doesn't have power. Our mechanic suggested we get involved with the lawsuit.


David M. said
230 days ago
I have a Nissan Pathfinder 2005 LT. Upon start up of the vehicle it makes a loud rattling noise from the timing chain which goes away eventually or if I re-start the car.


Sean S. said
228 days ago
I recently purchased a 2009 maxima about a month ago now it's making this annoying whining noise don't know what to do about it car only has 51230 miles on it if some one can help please respond thanks


scott a. said
225 days ago
2005 Pathfinder 98,000 and i hear ticking noise upon start up.


Melissa C. said
225 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Quest that's ticking and needs the timing chain fixed. It's in the shop right now!


S.Tyrone p. said
225 days ago
The Stealership charged me $2800.00 to "fix" their problem. Frustrated and angry are notthe words that properly describe how I feel about Nissan right now. Their customer service and consumer affairs department are filled with liars and cheats,


S.Tyrone p. said
225 days ago
The Stealership charged me $2800.00 to "fix" their problem. Frustrated and angry are notthe words that properly describe how I feel about Nissan right now. Their customer service and consumer affairs department are filled with liars and cheats,


Kyle G. said
224 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan quest with a 3.5, I am also a gm tech(master ASE certified and silver level gm certified) if gm can recognize a timing chain problem with there 3.6 and creat a special policy to cover the repairs then why doesn't Nissan, In fact took it to a Nissan dealer for this concern. I am 100% sure that they removed the access cover, compressed the tensioner and slid the chain guide back to where it should be and reinstalled cover and tensioner, I'm not freakin dumb, a chain noise doesn't go away after adding 1 quart of oil, as the Nissan dealer told me the oil needed to be changed and was one quart low. As a trained tech I say bullshit and this company should surly be held responsible if they don't issue a special coverage for there primary and secondary timing chain tensioner and guide failure. I used to think Nissan and think quality, now I think more Saturdays at the shop fixing a P.O.S, that I wish I didn't have to trust to hawl kids around in. I will join a law suit against Nissan only because of how hard they try to get the car out of warrenty befor trying to make repairs, can u say HACK!!!!


Scott O. said
223 days ago
2007 Nissan Quest and a 2005 Nissan maxima. Bought both used. The Maxima had the whine when I bought it the quest did not have the rattle but now does. Very disappointed I bought the Maxima to replace a 1998 Altima that I had 297,000 miles on. Very disappointed I had loudly touted the Nissan brand. Not sure that will be the case anymore if they refuse to fix the problem.


barton a. said
220 days ago
dealing with the same issue on my 2005 nissan 3.5 altima 4/14/14 it is taken apart right now timing chain cover removed complete breakdown ready for repair.


barton a. said
220 days ago
dealing with the same issue on my 2005 nissan 3.5 altima 4/14/14 it is taken apart right now timing chain cover removed complete breakdown ready for repair.


barton a. said
220 days ago
dealing with the same issue on my 2005 nissan 3.5 altima 4/14/14 it is taken apart right now timing chain cover removed complete breakdown ready for repair.


Sean G. said
220 days ago
2007 Pathfinder with timing chain repair performed under third party extended warranty. So far have avoided this vehicle from completely destroying itself by catching all of it's "issues" before they self destruct. Re-routing cooling lines to by-pass radiator all together thus avoiding the destruction of my transmission and radiator. Fuel sending unit repair under extended warranty. May sell this thing before hitting 100,000. To bad because we had a '96 Pathfinder that had NO issues and ran awesome! We sold it at 180,000 miles. No more Nissan's after this model. Honda and Toyota all the way.
Note to future Nissan buyers: BUY EXTENDED WARRANTY!! Nissan seems to be the new Land Rover in terms of excessive repair costs.


Mike A. said
219 days ago
Same problems! 2006 Xterra X. Engine started making noise, I took it in, showed the Nissan dealer all the reports about the timing chain etc. They were going to charge me 2K at first, but to my amazement they fixed it. But I still had to pay for labor 1000.00. Now I have to deal with the fuel sending unit crap. Wow Nissan, what a let down! Never had problems with my 95 Pathfinder. 265K and my friends are still driving it.


Joseph S. said
219 days ago
Maxima07, timing chain whining. Nissan needs to step and fix this issue. Transmission also has sent out. Come on Nissan do the right thing


Bradford M. said
219 days ago
Just took my 2005 Xterra in for an alignment today and tech heard a noise under the engine and advisor told me timing chain was going bad and would need to replace it as soon as I could and it would cost 1500 dollars or thereabouts. I was wondering what that noise I heard under my engine was at times. I have over 65k miles on my vehicle. I asked advisor why I was not told about this until now because I've heard the noise for over a year but did not think anything of it because I was never told by the dealer during all my visits for oil changes and inspections of a noise under the engine and he told me they may not have heard it at the time. This better be a recall because now I got to go back next week, drop my car off and pay for a replacement of the chain but after hearing about this I've lost trust in Nissan. I shouldn't have to pay for any of the repairs. I would like to join the suit since I'm not the only one but don't know how.


Charles S. said
216 days ago
The timing chain on my 2004 Nissan Quest van is making lots of noise and needs to be replaced. Wanting more information on how to have Nissan do the required work or maybe even take it to a non dealer mechanic.


rico h. said
212 days ago
Having same problems/issues on my 05 Murano 3.5. Rattling from engine. Timing chain and tentioners worn beyond repair. Needs replacing. New oil changes mask the problem for a week or so then --the noise returns. Garbage parts Nissan. Shame on you!!! What's the status of this lawsuit?


Anand D. said
212 days ago
I just received same dreadful message from my service rep about my nissan quest 2005 .. The timing chain is rattling and needs replacement. The cost of replacements does not make sense.




keith b. said
211 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan marano and at 60k miles the secondary timing chain tensioner failed and bent valve. costing me lots of repairs and several trips to the dealer due to their lack of concern for my problem


Robert B. said
211 days ago
Keith when the valve bent what did it sound like mine makes a whining noise and always maid a awful noise at start up then went away. All the sudden it sound like the chain is hitting something inside which I verified but has a tapping sound as well


Kaden S. said
211 days ago
I have a completely failed engine at 68k miles. The vehicle was purchased brand new, has been maintained, but has been problematic. The entire fuel system had to be replaced, and then BOTH catalytic converters failed. Now, the engine has seized and Nissan has claimed they have no responsibility and that engine failure at 68k miles is acceptable. Clearly a defective product, and they won't even analyze the failure. Possibly a defective timing chain.


Kaden S. said
211 days ago
I have a completely failed engine at 68k miles on my Frontier LE 4x4. The vehicle was purchased brand new, has been maintained, but has been problematic. The entire fuel system had to be replaced, and then BOTH catalytic converters failed. Now, the engine has seized and Nissan has claimed they have no responsibility and that engine failure at 68k miles is acceptable. Clearly a defective product, and they won't even analyze the failure. Possibly a defective timing chain.


Tim D. said
211 days ago
I have 2007 Nissan Quest same ticking and difficult to start problems as noted in many of the comments above re: the timing chain. Haven't taken in yet as this just started a few days ago. I guess it is now time after doing this research. UGHH


Roman B. said
210 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Quest van. The problem with rattling chain on start-up started around 65K miles and continued to get worse up until 94K miles. Had it priced out to $3,000 at dealer. I brought the tech bulletin to dealer's mechanic and shoved it in their face -- they were surprised but unmoved, kept stating some nonsence they were told to say. I showed up next day with parts list from the bulletin and spend $650 on parts and changed the chains myself -- took me two weeks!!!! The van is now at 130K miles and going, no chain noise, BUT noticed worsening cylinder knock?! Go figure... It's a piece of Nissan! Not surprisingly, even before chain problem, around 30K miles I swore that I would NEVER buy a Nissan again! POOR, POOR, POOR QUALITY! WHAT A SHAME FOR A JAPANESE COMPANY!


Laura M. said
210 days ago
I cannot believe this! My Juke just completely died on me because of the timing chain. My 2011 Juke only has 28,000 miles on it!!!!! I'm sorry, but there is NO reason a car from 2011 with such low mileage should need a NEW engine! I have receipts of 3 oil changes (was getting 4th one this month w/ my inspection) but Nissan is trying to tell me that's not enough and it was bad oil and it's not going to be covered under my warranty! They want me to pay $9,100 for new engine. My car was making the same noise everyone is describing and then it just stalled on me. No warning lights, no nothing! I could have been seriously injured because I was almost rear ended! I had it towed to dealership and now I'm dealing with this BS! I'm so beside myself right now! I'm getting in on this class action lawsuit ASAP! I cannot believe this!


Gilberto J. said
210 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L SL There is a very loud tapping when I start the van and after about 5 to 10 minutes the tapping is less but never goes away.


Timothy F. said
209 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Quest 3.5L base. There is a growling sound which appears to come from the roadway and gets louder as the speed increases. Also does make a slight ticking sound when engine is started. This van has 79K mileage and is on second set of brakes and tires. 3 months ago the key fobs stopped working due to sensors going bad. This van is by far the worst product I've ever purchased and definitely want to get in on this class action lawsuit.


Bradford M. said
209 days ago
Laura M, all I have to say is...Wow. Glad you're okay. Got my timing chain replaced for 1400 dollars at dealer on Tuesday (had to leave it overnight). A little ticked but now my engine is completely quiet for the first time in about a year because before each time I turned it on I'd hear a weird clicking noise and never paid attention to it. I've taken it in before to get serviced with that noise and the dealership never mentioned it so I excused it for just normal sounding just aged (Xterra 4X4 is a 2005) and then when I brought it back two weeks ago advisor said mechanic heard the noise and said chains needed to be replaced ASAP.


Glenn V. said
209 days ago
I bought 2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab v-6 brand new from dealer. At 50k miles fuel level indicator went out. Dealer wanted me to spend $500+ to fix it. Did not. At 102k transmission/Radiator went out. Cost me over $5500 to repair. Nissan refused to help with any of the costs. On principal alone, will never buy another Nissan product.


Mark S. said
209 days ago
Our 2007 Nissan Altima, (not named in the suit so far) with 98,000 is in the shop(not a Nissan dealership) because we are told, the timing chain needs to be replaced ($1800). Am wondering if we have any recourse at all. Makes you wonder about Nissan cars


JOHN R. said
206 days ago
I have a high pitched whining in the engine somewhere on my 2007 Xterra and believe this maybe the timing chain but not sure. I want to be part of this law suit as Nissan is not claiming any wrong doing.


Veloris R. said
206 days ago
2004 Nissan quest with whining sound. Based on everything here looks like I just bought me a headache.


Rodrigo M. said
206 days ago
Same issue i have a 2004 Nissan Quest they already told me its the timing chain and it would cost me 1000$ to 2000$ and i defenitely dont have that money my van just hit 102k miles please help me this is a really good motor its just the timing chain that makes it bad!


Chip K. said
205 days ago
Very similar issues.


Christopher B. said
205 days ago
2005 maxima, same noise, after putting a clutch and other costly items into it, I just don't want to see the car die! It is my sons pride and joy! We just want Nissan to take responsibility for the poor design and engineering before people start dying from Nissan's neglect and greed for not making the repair! How many people need to die? Will it be my son? Or the CEO of Nissan or there family before the costly repairs are recognized and dealt with by Nissan! Please make the repair before anyone dies!


Manuel a. said
205 days ago
My 2005 Nissan pathfinder timing chain is going bad and repair is way too expensive. Hey Nissan make a recall all these vehicles have similar problem because your products are defected !


Suzannah B. said
204 days ago
The issue must have existed prior to 2004. I have a 2003 Altima 3.5. Just dropped over 4K on the timing chain after having to replace the cam sensors TWICE. Same noises and issues as above.


Michael H. said
204 days ago
I have 2006 Nissan Pathfinder with whining noise ! I have took the car to Nissan dealer and they identified the problem as bad tensioner and the estimate cost was $1750 I called Nissan customer service to get them pay for it but no success, I had to pay from my pocket to fix the problem.


Randy C. said
203 days ago
2005 Infinity G35x 3.5L engine making same noises, timing belt tensioner bad 74K miles.. $4-5000 to fix.. Infinity 3.5's having the same issues..


Charlotte E. said
203 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima and have run into the same issue. I was working when my car suddenly stopped but still has all the electrical power. After having it looked at it was discovered it is the timing chain. I have been informed by the mechanic that with these cars when the timing chain goes it is often necessary to replace the motor. We wont know if this is going to be necessary in my case until tomorrow. I am hoping for the best. From reading the other comments I fear I will be trying to buy a motor, paying to have it put in while still making payments. I also find that I have three chains that they suggest changing at the same time. The cost is unbelievable. I take very good care of my care (it is babied) there is no reason to be running into the problems I have had with this car since two weeks after buying it. Even with an extended warranty nothing has been replaced by the warranty or the extended warranty. Basically I am screwed as far as a car and I still have to make payments. I can not afford a different car. How am I to work without a car. I am the only income in my home.


jim v. said
203 days ago
Half of you ppl should learn what a recall and a bulletin are and what the difference is. Most cars have timming chain guide issues at 100k and above. Deal with it thats what 100000 miles does to an engine. In addition, everyone of u that thinks u can run synthetic oil for 7k between services. This is what u get. the reaseon nissan has a 3750 service interval is to prevent this. If they fail before 100k i agree thats too soon. some of these ppl are just looking for aof u are complaining about is covered up to 100k and nissan is standing behind them. handout and stuff does just break. the radiator trans issue the rest of u are complaining about is a completley different issue and has a warranty extension tiull 100k so why are u posting in this timming chain forum. Just to complain that ub have to actually FIX your own car after its been driven for years and most likely poorly maintained. Nissan has done enough and u ppl just want more. next youll ask them to replace brakes cause you use the hell out of them and its our fault now


Larry G. said
201 days ago
Reading all of these horror stories tells me not to buy any Nissan's anytime soon! Thank you all for this site it has helped me a lot!


Don P. said
199 days ago
2006 Maxima. 104K miles. Engine has been whining for at least the last 20K. It is getting worse. Quoted $1600 to have timing chain tensioners replaced. I hope the engine does not implode before Nissan does something to help its customers with this.


Jim K. said
199 days ago
2006 Pathfinder. First of all, I love my Pathfinder. Completely useful vehicle. At about 60K it began making the telltale whine upon start up. Vehicle now has about 95K and the noise has not intensified. In fact, it comes and goes. Sometimes it vanishes for a week or two, then returns, but only for the first few minutes. Here's my question: What is the risk of catastrophic engine failure (i.e. top end destruction) if this isn't proactively repaired?


Jim K. said
199 days ago
2006 Pathfinder. First of all, I love my Pathfinder. Completely useful vehicle. At about 60K it began making the telltale whine upon start up. Vehicle now has about 95K and the noise has not intensified. In fact, it comes and goes. Sometimes it vanishes for a week or two, then returns, but only for the first few minutes. Here's my question: What is the risk of catastrophic engine failure (i.e. top end destruction) if this isn't proactively repaired?


Deesha B. said
194 days ago
I have a 2005 nissian Altima. I don't have a clue what's wrong with it several people have told me it's my timing chain. I have replaced fuel pump, temp censor, and coil pack and still can't get it to start


Neftali R. said
194 days ago
I guess I'm a lucky guy. After 200,000 miles I'm starting to hear that whining sound in my Nissan Frontier. My Nissan is 2006 so only 8 years. I'm bound to replace the TC myself. No way I giving Nissan the money they don't deserve.


matt h. said
193 days ago
304 days ago I posted on this site saying I had to replace my timing chains for the second time and was disgusted, as I am meticulous about taking care of this car and servicing it every 3k with mobile one full synthetic. I had all three chains, tensioners and guides replaced with so called"updated parts" for the second time and here I am again aprox 13k miles later and the main chain tensioner guide has broken again and I am back to square one. I am absolutely pissed and want something done. I literally still have the parts that came out of it the last time around this is a defect and my car is basically unrepairable/ Junk because Nissan cant get their stuff together. stock timing chains replaced at 70k the second set replaced at 140k and now the third set needs to be replaced at 153K GIVE ME A BREAK.


timothyi s. said
193 days ago
yes i had engine problems replaced the engine after nissan would not do anything and now the repacement engine is having engine problems


Jim S. said
193 days ago
Too bad for me that my 2004 Murano (92K, very well maintained) isn't in this class action as I am also dealing with the chain rattle and more than concerned about a chain failure/engine destruction, and significant $$ loss. We went out this weekend looking for another car. What do you say to a salesman when they ask "why do you want to sell the Murano?". "Well, uh, its just time to get something different. I've read a lot on the internet about maintenance and repair costs and we just want to dump this vehicle before it turns into a boat anchor." "How much will you allow for trade-in?" "Let me talk with the Sales Manager." [can't believe I'm actually ranting on the internet. Thanks I almost feel better.]


Sunny S. said
192 days ago
2004 Nissan Quest. 69000 miles only which is nothing on any car. Rattling noise from timing chain tensioner on startup. What are you doing Nissan. I thought this is a good reputable Japansese brand. Admit to your failures and fix it.


Glen K. said
192 days ago
I had a 11 Nissan Juke. it was a work car and I did about 50k miles a year. I was told the car had a 100k warranty so when I took my junk in for a ticking noise at 62k miles they wanted $1600 to look in the motor to see what was wrong. i told them that it had a 100k warranty and i was proved that I had been lied to and it was out of warranty at 60k miles. well i couldn't afford to fix it so the timing chain ate a huge hole into the cover. it cot me almost $4000 to get it fixed.


jeanne w. said
191 days ago
I have had NOTHING but problems with my 2004 Nissan Quest. My van is such a lemon Nissan upped my original warranty from 36,000 to 60,000 miles.

I have had major electrical issues. Continuously have broken motor mounts. Have had front end of motor and transmission rebuilt which resulted in 3mpg...after about 6 months of fighting with Nissan I now get 10mpg and have for YEARS!

I recently replaced all 3 catalytic converters. The were literally fell apart inside.

Now I have a timing chain issue which is horrible!

My Quest has been at Nissan for months at a time. They have flown out engineers that tried to tell me 10mpg was normal and its because I drive fast. They denied anything was wrong even when I was getting 3mpg and black, wet stuff was all around my tail pipe.



Lauren S. said
191 days ago
2007 Xterra with only ~42,000 miles. Began getting loud whine from engine at RPM above 2000 at about 40,000 miles. Will require approximately $2000 USD repair to fix. Nissan will not contribute to the cost of the repair even though it is due to faulty parts/design.


Tichard C. said
190 days ago
I have my 2004 nissan quest a little over a year now and have had my timing chain replaced and basically my engine rebuilt as a result of the amount of work needed to be done on the engine otherwise. I have had nothing but headaches with this car since I got it after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. I've spent over $4000 in repairs in this car so far and it's still needs work.


mark d. said
189 days ago
have had my Altima Its a 2005 have had this issue for years


mark d. said
189 days ago
I have the same issue with my timing chain on my Altima have had the issue for quite some time


Harry S. said
188 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5 in the shop as we speak to have the timing chains replaced


Anna D. said
186 days ago
Already had them replaced


Mark S. said
186 days ago
I am having the same issue with the timing belt for my 2005 Xterra. I also had the issue with the transmission which I shelled out $2,500 for only one year ago. Now I am told I will need to pay a minimum of $2,500 to fix the timing belt issue -- the symptoms were high oil pressure, loss of power, and trouble starting the car. Nissan took almost 2 weeks to diagnose this issue which I am very surprised by given all the information I just found out about it on the internet. They initially said it was a bad battery which I spent $250 for then when that didn't fix it they took another week to diagnose the issue with the timing belt. I bought this Xterra from Nissan used for $13K two and a half years ago and now I'll be putting at least half of that cost back into it in repairs and maintenance since that time.


Sung C. said
183 days ago
I have a 2007 nissan Frontier V6 / 115,000 miles. I have a timing belt whining noise issue. I happened since 55,000 miles. It's really bothering me when i drive the car... It's out of warranty coverage.... Delaer quoted me $2000 for fix this issue. Nissan USA hab to recall this vehicle ASAP !!


Gaddy C. said
183 days ago
I own a 2006 Maxima and recently noticed a rattling noise coming from my timing chain area. Spoke to my mechanic and he informs me that it sound like I will have to change the tensioners and the timing chain. Enough is enough I have spent to much money of this vehicle due to inferior parts and design.


Renee O. said
182 days ago
I own at 2007 Nissan Quest and have just been informed that the timing chains need to be replaced. I have been quoted $1700 for this job. Add me to the law suit please!


Renee O. said
182 days ago
I own at 2007 Nissan Quest and have just been informed that the timing chains need to be replaced. I have been quoted $1700 for this job. Add me to the law suit please!


artur a. said
182 days ago
I have a 2005 nissan xterra with70,000 just spend $1800 on timing chains, tensioners etc. at the nissan delaer.


artur a. said
182 days ago
I have a 2005 nissan xterra with70,000 just spend $1800 on timing chains, tensioners etc. at the nissan delaer.


Bonny B. said
182 days ago
I also own a 2011 Nissan Juke (shame on me for buying a first year model) and I've already had the engine replaced (or so they told me) because they said the c. converter imploded, thankfully it was still under warranty but I've had continual problems since. Just received a notice from Nissan about the timing chain and I'm guessing that's what the latest problems are with this car. I love the car but I have had nothing but problems with it and I'd NEVER buy another one!


amanda s. said
182 days ago
I have a Nissan quest 2007 I bought new. Been having transmission issues for about 2 years now. Its in the shop as I write this. I want to be added to this law suit please!! I have had my van in multiple times spending alot of money trying to fix the issues with my transmission. I am a single mother and full time student I need my car and don't have the. funds to keep repairing it.


Dessa E. said
181 days ago
I have a 2005 nissan xterra with $100,000 just spent $1,089 on timing chains, tensioners etc.


Amar P. said
181 days ago
I have just taking my 2006 Nissan Pathfinder which has 73k in miles on it into the dealership to have the timing chain replaced/repaired($1500), the fuel sending unit need to be replaced ($500), and a new radiator to prevent future damage to the transmission.($600). All three of these are major issues that have been very common in Nissan vehicles. Something needs to be done!


zulfiqar n. said
181 days ago
I own 2004 nissan quest now its msking very bad noise and mechnic told me that I need to change timing chain and timing tensioner and water pump it will cost me about 2000 dollard


Jorge M. said
180 days ago
Im on my second 3.5 engine in my 2005 Altima SE-R. The second engine started rattling last weekend and its getting worse.I replaced the engine 3yrs ago at the cost of 3500. Last nissan I ever own.


Eric W. said
180 days ago
My 2009 Nissan makes a noise on start up and then it goes away, I have not had it checked but sounds similar to other comments about problems.


EARL N. said
179 days ago
is nissan goin to do or fix the problem?my 2005 xterra whines alot.


EARL N. said
179 days ago
my 2005 xterra is really making alot more noise now.


SANDY I. said
178 days ago
2006 PATHFINDER- Timing chain guides and chain issues as well causing now more noise to repairs are mandatory.


Brandon W. said
175 days ago
I bought a 2006 Nissan Maxima with 130,000 on it in March of 2014. I bought it from a Nissan dealer without a warranty because the lemon law in Connecticut only goes back 7 years. Regardless I put around 2000 miles on it and about 2 weeks ago the ticking/rattling started on a cold start and lasts about 20 minutes. Dealer won't help at all. I'd like to get involved anyway I can to see that Nissan pays for their mistake! I am so aggravated with them!


david p. said
173 days ago
i bought a 2008 Nissan quest 18 months ago had 58000 miles now has 77000 and the timing chain needs replacing. I got same responses from dealer where i bought van from and from Nissan them selves, they say there nothing they can do for me and dealer says yeah will fix it for $2100!!


david p. said
173 days ago
i bought a 2008 Nissan quest 18 months ago had 58000 miles now has 77000 and the timing chain needs replacing. I got same responses from dealer where i bought van from and from Nissan them selves, they say there nothing they can do for me and dealer says yeah will fix it for $2100!!


david p. said
173 days ago
i bought a 2008 Nissan quest 18 months ago had 58000 miles now has 77000 and the timing chain needs replacing. I got same responses from dealer where i bought van from and from Nissan them selves, they say there nothing they can do for me and dealer says yeah will fix it for $2100!!


La'Shanda B. said
173 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Altima that the timing chain went out on it brought it to the shop $2,000 to fix it


La'Shanda B. said
173 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Altima that the timing chain went out on it brought it to the shop $2,000 to fix it


Jesus C. said
172 days ago
My 2006 Nissan Xterra has a noisy timing chain for quite some time now and I haven't been able to fix it because it is very espensive. The dealership is charging me about 1500 dollars and they claim it is not covered by the manufacturer.


Lindsay F. said
171 days ago
My 05 Maxima has 70k and having the same issues. Loud buzzing noise when your rpms go up. Over $2000 to fix. This is ridiculous!


Kevin H. said
171 days ago
I had a 2004 maxima that I had to replace the timing chain in and it cost me $1800 with a discount from the dealership when my car had 80k on it.


Kourtnee M. said
170 days ago
Yes,
I am having the same problem as well with my 2013 Nissan Juke. I notice a loud buzzing noise when the car accelerates and the car seems to start to stick when changing gears.


Adam B. said
170 days ago
2005 Nissan Maxima VQ35 timing chain issue $2500 to repair


Adam B. said
170 days ago
2005 Nissan Maxima VQ35 timing chain issue $2500 to repair


Joseph G. said
168 days ago
I bought a 2004 nissan quest 3 months ago, single owner minor accident with cosmetic damage only, then a week ago completely out of the blue it just dies, i was driving 55 mph on my way to work!! It still isnt fixed the repair shop estimates 2000 for work and 325 for parts.


Miles K. said
168 days ago
'03 Xterra at 110,000. Rattles hardcore under the engine, even after removing the loose dirt guard. Completely quiet in Neutral, but rattles so loud in Drive and low gears that I can hear it in the cabin as I'm blasting music. WTF


Nicole L. said
167 days ago
2008 Nissan Versa. 123,3440 miles and dead dead dead. Nissan will not repair the CVT transmission but will only replace with new. Initial cost to fix via Nissan Dealership $3995.00 got then down to $2600 but still don't have that to fix it. It's been over a month and my car is still over there. Consumer Affairs...sorry past the extended warranty...no resolution... Very upsetting since my whole family all drive Nissans...


Nicole L. said
167 days ago
2008 Nissan Versa. 123,3440 miles and dead dead dead. Nissan will not repair the CVT transmission but will only replace with new. Initial cost to fix via Nissan Dealership $3995.00 got then down to $2600 but still don't have that to fix it. It's been over a month and my car is still over there. Consumer Affairs...sorry past the extended warranty...no resolution... Very upsetting since my whole family all drive Nissans...


Joanna W. said
167 days ago
2004 Quest SE Timing Chain failed @54K and they would not repair since my #years was over their limit. A piece of metal from a bracket broke within and this metal was rattling around. This is a defect as far as I am concerned. I still have the piece of metal that broke off as evidence.


Joanna W. said
167 days ago
2004 Quest SE Timing Chain failed @54K and they would not repair since my #years was over their limit. A piece of metal from a bracket broke within and this metal was rattling around. This is a defect as far as I am concerned. I still have the piece of metal that broke off as evidence.


Phil W. said
165 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Frontier, the timing chain assembly went out at 75k, and cost me $1350 to fix.


Simon E. said
164 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan Quest, it has 82,000 miles and the engine is making a whining noise. I've been told by the dealer timinig chain needs to be replaced. I was told by the dealer, when I bought it, timing chain will last at least 150K to 200K. I thought Nissan are dependable cars but I had many problems with it - Engine mount, battery, timing chain, lower control arms, struts. It is missleading and we should all sue Nissan. I will never ever buy another Nissan again.


Angela R. said
164 days ago
I have a 2005 nissan maxima , and has 70,000 miles on it. Just noticed the clicking noise yesterday. After doing some research it's the timing chain. Didn't take the car to the nissan dealership yet. I have never had an issue with this car till now.


Zach H. said
164 days ago
I have an 2007 Nissan Quest, at around 120,000 timing chain began to rattle in the morning, now at 135,000 it is a constant, VERY loud rattle I'm taking it in tomorrow and am afraid to get their quote back to fix. This is ridiculous. Is there any settlement updates?


Patrick W. said
163 days ago
This issue on my 2005 quest seems to be getting worse.


John M. said
163 days ago
I've got a 2005 Nissan Frontier with the same problem. Had to replace the engine at 90,000 due to a blown main bearing. Got an engine out of a 2007 Xterra with 25,000 miles on it. 40,000 miles later, the dealership is telling me that I have to replace my secondary timing chain. I bet they would be surprised to find out the engine is way newer than the vehicle. Bunch of crooks.


James r. said
163 days ago
Same issue with a 2007 Nissan Xterra. Loud whining noise coming from the defective timing chain guides that Nissan should replace under recall. My truck has 98k. I would like to join the class action lawsuit. This will be the last Nissan I buy.


Tess P. said
162 days ago
Same thing with my 2006 Xterra. Dealer wants to charge me $1700 to fix the problem. Anyone know the outcome of this Class Action lawsuit? I have filed a complaint with Nissan corporate and I'm waiting to hear from someone.


Tess P. said
162 days ago
Same thing with my 2006 Xterra. Dealer wants to charge me $1700 to fix the problem. Anyone know the outcome of this Class Action lawsuit? I have filed a complaint with Nissan corporate and I'm waiting to hear from someone.


Arriola J. said
162 days ago
I have this same issue with my 2007 Nissan Xterra, when it was under warranty I was never notified I had issues till later on, when I would ask about that noise they would say its the sound the Xterra makes. Now there is this loud whining noise coming from the defective timing chain guides that Nissan should replace under recall and never did.. My truck has 100k. Please include me in the class action lawsuit.


Abraham N. said
161 days ago
2006 Quest, same problem and diagnosis from dealer. 92,000 miles. Am interested in joining law suit.


Kevin C. said
160 days ago
Bought our 2006 Quest new and had to replace timing chain, guides, etc, in 2010 or so and it was around 50,000 miles. Our digital gas gauge and odometer are fading out in the last year also.


Scott K. said
159 days ago
2007 Frontier, primary and secondary timing chains and tensioners. Loud whining noise, $1240.00 repair right after Christmas. This is a known issue with the 4.0liter VQ40 engine and others, yet Nissan refuses to recall or cover the cost of the repair. Same for the bad radiators they installed that will leak antifreeze into your transmission and ruin a $5000.00 transmission.


Brad H. said
157 days ago
2006 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 2w/dr. Had a timing chain tensioner problem which caused my truck to over heat and lose power about 40 miles out of town while on a trip.


Cori H. said
156 days ago
We have a 2004 Nissan Maxima 135,000. Began having Premature Timing Chain problems. Looking at about $3,000 worth of repair. While I was at school five hours away from home, my car while in idle would start shaking and losing power while driving. "Service engine soon" light would come on and off.


Rai E. said
155 days ago
2007 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 2wd 75k. Dealer quoted timing chain replacement at $2,000.


shanda G. said
154 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan altima started experiencing problems in 2010 I had a failed CVT at 110,000 when I got the car back it had a loud squeeling noise on acceleration have had the exhaust manifold replaced my ac went out after the transmission was replaced now I'm having the same issues with power loss starting at 30mph loud winning noise and rattle. I had previously called Nissan asking them what my options were I was under 120,000 which meant I was under Warranty still they told me I had to pay $160 to have it looked at. As a single mom I couldn't afford it at 123,000 it went in for change of locks and they informed me that my CVT appeared to be failing again. They never addressed the whinning noise and they even 3000 miles which is less than 20,000 on a brand new CVT they said there was nothing they could do to help. This is ridiculous I have read soooooo many horrible things regarding Nissan 2007 and many more and complaints of lack of professionalism with Nissan America that is hardly a way to deal with your customers. Its obviously a known problem now I am 133,000 in and $500 down for a replaced ac and am currently stuck driving a piece of shit on wheels.


Levi R. said
154 days ago
2006 xterra offroad, same noises. Trading now. Will never buy a nissan again. Already replaced the transmission, radiator and rear axle. 123 miles all highway.


Sandrea S. said
154 days ago
I purchased a 2004 nissan maxima an havent had it but 2 months an the rattling noise started then got louder an louder come to find out it was the timing chain


Sandrea S. said
154 days ago
I purchased a 2004 nissan maxima an havent had it but 2 months an the rattling noise started then got louder an louder come to find out it was the timing chain


Holly F. said
153 days ago
I have a 2012 Nissan Juke, I just got the notice this week from Nissan North America for a voluntary recall for timing chain/belt issues.


Holly F. said
153 days ago
I have a 2012 Nissan Juke, I just got the notice this week from Nissan North America for a voluntary recall for timing chain/belt issues.


Gloria D. said
151 days ago
I have a 2006 nissan altima and I have had nothing but problems with this car I replace alternator, crack shaft sensor, spark plugs, coils, and still have all these codes that pop up. Nissan needs to take care of there customers. I live in pa and we don't have public transportation, I need to go to work and docs appointments I don't have the money to keep fixing nissans mistakes. My car rattles everyday and now even doesn't want to start up only starts up when it wants to. It's not fair.


raul o. said
151 days ago
2004 maxima timing chain repaired 3 years ago now its making noise again!!!Paid 1,300 to have the repair done.


Eileen W. said
150 days ago
2007 maxima- same problem. Started with a high pitched whining sound. No mechanical problems then, but 2 months later car stalled when idling. Nissan service said "Nothing wrong, no codes, we reset the idle." Went on a trip to see grandchildren next day. Car stalled when crossing multiple lanes of traffic with one year old in car. Then it started jerking when starting out and when going 25-30mph. Mechanic cleaned throttle, mass air. Went to pick it up-high pitched whine and it stalled. He kept it and replace crankshaft sensor. Drove home. Headed out next day for return trip. Stalled before I left my neighborhood and jerked around the corner. Made the 600 mile trip home only to buck and stall halfway home. Limped home. Mechanic changed cam sensor three days ago. Hasn't stalled but still jerks. I want in on the class action. Nissan has been no help. I'm tired of dumping money into it.


Eileen W. said
150 days ago
2007 maxima- same problem. Started with a high pitched whining sound. No mechanical problems then, but 2 months later car stalled when idling. Nissan service said "Nothing wrong, no codes, we reset the idle." Went on a trip to see grandchildren next day. Car stalled when crossing multiple lanes of traffic with one year old in car. Then it started jerking when starting out and when going 25-30mph. Mechanic cleaned throttle, mass air. Went to pick it up-high pitched whine and it stalled. He kept it and replace crankshaft sensor. Drove home. Headed out next day for return trip. Stalled before I left my neighborhood and jerked around the corner. Made the 600 mile trip home only to buck and stall halfway home. Limped home. Mechanic changed cam sensor three days ago. Hasn't stalled but still jerks. I want in on the class action. Nissan has been no help. I'm tired of dumping money into it.


Eileen W. said
150 days ago
2007 maxima- same problem. Started with a high pitched whining sound. No mechanical problems then, but 2 months later car stalled when idling. Nissan service said "Nothing wrong, no codes, we reset the idle." Went on a trip to see grandchildren next day. Car stalled when crossing multiple lanes of traffic with one year old in car. Then it started jerking when starting out and when going 25-30mph. Mechanic cleaned throttle, mass air. Went to pick it up-high pitched whine and it stalled. He kept it and replace crankshaft sensor. Drove home. Headed out next day for return trip. Stalled before I left my neighborhood and jerked around the corner. Made the 600 mile trip home only to buck and stall halfway home. Limped home. Mechanic changed cam sensor three days ago. Hasn't stalled but still jerks. I want in on the class action. Nissan has been no help. I'm tired of dumping money into it.


Michele M. said
150 days ago
This is how it all started
I received a call from my husband on Monday June 2 indicating that something was wrong with his 2005 Nissan Xterra. He said it sounded like it was driving on rumble strips in the road. We went online to find that there have been several complaints brought against NIssan for folks experiencing the same issue. We contacted our local Nissan dealer. Nationwide Nissan. I spoke with Steven Jones and he informed me that there is a known issue with 2005 Xterra's where the radiator fluid leaks into the transmission which will in turn cause the engine to cease. He then indicated to me that there was a class action law suit that settled back in January 2013 that if the vehicle was under 100,000 miles all would be covered except $3,000. Really, $3,000 is what we would have to pay to have this fixed knowing that this is a defect on the vehicle that Nissan has known about as it effects 2005-2010 Xterra's, Pathfinders and Frontiers. Yet its us that has to pay out of pocket this astronomical amount of money. Anyone over 100,000 miles would have to pay in full which ranges $7000 - $10,000 depending on the state you live in. You cannot tell me that this is how a company stands by their name. This was literally almost a total loss on this vehicle but luckily enough we were 300 miles under the 100,000 mark. How is this ok to charge folks these prices for something that is a defect on the Company. To date, we were never notified nor was a recall ever put into place. There are hundreds even thousands of folks filing complaints on this matter. We should not have to have this worry how we will come up with this amount of money and by all means we should not have to borrow from 401K's to afford what we rightfully did not damage ourselves. Not only was the car in for this fix we were then told that the timing chain was going to need to be replaced. At this point now we are at $4,700 not to mention we were never told about an issue with the timing chains either. Well low an behold we get another call to inform us that now the vehicle has a cracked oil pan seal and you cannot get a new oil pan for a 2005 Nissan Xterra it has to be a used one . yep $75 with 3 hours more of labor totalling in at another $375. I am fed up. I am persuing by every stretch now. I am awaiting to hear from our attorney. These are Nissan issues not ours. This money is owed back to not only me but everyone else that has encounter this issue. The consumer suffered on this one and I can assure you a Nissan will never eneter my household again. Please folks come forward, contact Nissan Consumer Affairs, Better Business Bureau, Trade Commission, file a complaint on www.carcomplaints.com do whatever you have to do. this is wrong and not justifiable.


Rebecca R. said
148 days ago
I have a Nissan Xterra 2005 with about 93,000 miles. The car has been making a horrible loud whistle/high pitch buzz when driving it. It gets louder as you accelerate. I called Nissan Consumer Affairs and dealt with them for weeks. They made it seem as if they would offer assistance in paying for the repair after I took it to the dealership and paid the diagnostic fee of $175. Turns out, I did take it to the dealership and was told it was a timing chain issue and timing belts/tensions. It would cost $1900 to repair!!! I called back Nissan corporate and they didn't want to do ANYTHING for me!!! They were so rude and couldn't care less about my issue. I went as high up as the VP for Nissan and still got nowhere. Even the dealership (Anderson Nissan in Rockford) confirmed this shouldn't have happened and a lot of consumers are experiencing the same problems and Nissan is aware of it and still does nothing to rectify the problem. I haven't had my vehicle fixed due to lack of funds, however I am disgusted with Nissan and feel anyone buying a vehicle from them will regret it in the future. I would like to join a class action suit against Nissan....does anyone know how to do this exactly?


Rebecca R. said
148 days ago
I have a Nissan Xterra 2005 with about 93,000 miles. The car has been making a horrible loud whistle/high pitch buzz when driving it. It gets louder as you accelerate. I called Nissan Consumer Affairs and dealt with them for weeks. They made it seem as if they would offer assistance in paying for the repair after I took it to the dealership and paid the diagnostic fee of $175. Turns out, I did take it to the dealership and was told it was a timing chain issue and timing belts/tensions. It would cost $1900 to repair!!! I called back Nissan corporate and they didn't want to do ANYTHING for me!!! They were so rude and couldn't care less about my issue. I went as high up as the VP for Nissan and still got nowhere. Even the dealership (Anderson Nissan in Rockford) confirmed this shouldn't have happened and a lot of consumers are experiencing the same problems and Nissan is aware of it and still does nothing to rectify the problem. I haven't had my vehicle fixed due to lack of funds, however I am disgusted with Nissan and feel anyone buying a vehicle from them will regret it in the future. I would like to join a class action suit against Nissan....does anyone know how to do this exactly?


Chonda O. said
147 days ago


Debbie P. said
144 days ago
Whine noise took to local dealership told me timing chain needed replaced only 78000 miles on 07 maxima . Dealership said it would cost 3000 dollars. Cost me 150 dollars for dignostic . I will never buy another nissan.


Jim A. said
144 days ago
2011 Nissan Juke 50K miles timing chain snapped. Had to buy another car. Which caused me to carry of negative to my next car. Nissan said there we no issues with the timming chains. Back in May got a letter saying for a limited time Nissan would look at the car and replace the timming chain if need. They were a little to late on the replacement.


Lisa F. said
143 days ago
My 2004 nissan Quest has just been a nightmare since i purchased it. One year and few days later all heck broke loose. First the doors wouldn't open......then the brain box went completely out......3000.00 later and the breaks ,struts,ball joints and calipers all had to be replaced. Recently there was an oil leak and the vehicle wouldn't accelerate and would just shut off. Fixed the sensors for 800.00 and now 6 months after the last repair. I purchased New tires 3 months ago and now are completely bald due to an issue with the front end. one week in a half ago I was coming home and heard a big boom and the car jumped. Turns out the smell that I had been asking about on previous repairs of radiator fluid smell coming out of the exhaust was the leaking problem that they have know of all this time. Now my trans is gone due to what they are calling the initial problem recognizer ... The oil leak...!!! Who do i call or write to be included in this class action lawsuit. What sucks is I'm still making payments on a paper weight !!


Isaac B. said
143 days ago
I have an 06' with 112k miles. We bought the car with 80k, not realizing there was such a high failure rate for the timing chain. Now, the chain is about to go, and our family will be struggling without the use of our van. We have three children and $2,300 in repairs at the moment for this problem just stinks. I feel like Nissan should have put a consumer alert or something similar out...we bought our car in 2012 and read some pretty favorable reviews. Clearly what I was reading was mis-leading.


Damon F. said
142 days ago
I have a 2005 Xterra I bought with about 75,000 miles. It now has just over 100,000 and I think my chain guides are still OK, but I want to be included in this group just in case. I am hoping the guides were replaced by the previous owner. Fingers crossed.


Samuel J. said
141 days ago
Having the same issue with my 2007 Xterra! Issue started at around 80k miles. Nissan dealership quoted me $1950.00 to have the issue repaired. Dealership also stated that if I had a long maintenance history with them then they might have fixed it for free. But, because I didn't have my routine maintenance done at their shop they will not. Why would would it matter where I had my routine maintenance done if THIS IS A KNOWN DEFECT?!?!


Shala E. said
141 days ago
2007 Maxima SE stalled when exiting the interstate I couldn't get out of traffic and nearly became rear ended by an 18 wheeler truck. car has 85,000 miles and still under warranty. Called dealership and was told to bring car in for diagnosis. 3 hrs later they came out and said timing chain is gone. Warranty agency was contacted they are stalling me on getting the repairs done because its 3000+...


Shiri P. said
140 days ago
Yes I am having the same issue the 2nd time in the same 04 3.5 SE V6 Nissan Altima. I had them fix the timing chain guides about a year and a half ago and this time the timing chain jumped one click forward and bend the valves. The cost of repair according to Nissan is for a brand new rebuilt engine approx $7,000. I spent approx $2,500 last time to fix the timing guides. According to Nissan to fix my problem is to pretty much buy a new Nissan...Yap, great opportunity for them for another auto sale$. I am glad I found this article online and hoping that someone will be able to help us guide us in the right direction to help us get some of our money back and now I don't have a ride. Thanks to Nissan I am riding a bicycle until I can afford to buy another car but for sure never again a Nissan.


Charles P. said
138 days ago
I am replacing the timing chain guides and tensioner in my 07 Nissan Quest. The guide was broken causing the tensioner to extend and get stuck. This happened around 105k miles.


Charles P. said
138 days ago
I am replacing the timing chain guides and tensioner in my 07 Nissan Quest. The guide was broken causing the tensioner to extend and get stuck. This happened around 105k miles.


dean f. said
135 days ago
We are having the same issue with our 2005 frontier we bought it used but never thought would have this stupid issues with timing chain. Its not like it's easy to change they are better going back to timing belt it's least expensive to change. Now it will cost us $$$$ the truck doesn't cost that much.


geneGene M. said
132 days ago
Well i am a owner of a 2006 nissan altima and i will say i am extreamly un happy with nissan! I only have 53000 miles on it and the floors are rotted! Done extensive reserch online and ound thisis a huge problem with 2002 to 2006 altimas. I along with many outhrs reported this tootje htsa


Kirsten J. said
132 days ago
Same for me 2004 nissan maxmia timing chain ! Problem after problem with this car ! Bearings , oil leaks , power steering leaks also it's like every time I fix one thing there's something else !


Jeff E. said
132 days ago
So it looks like the case was dismissed....is this true? Nothing can be done? I have an 08 Maxima with only 45K miles on it and they're saying I need a new timing belt--$1600.


Kim C. said
130 days ago
I am having the same problems with my Altima.


Shawn O. said
123 days ago
2004 Quest, rattling in engine. Told by mechanic it's the timing chain. 72k miles.


Daniel F. said
122 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Quest with engine rattle, then misfires. Engine taken apart, Chain slippage, chain guide confirmed broken. Discussing repair options with local mechanic.


Daniel F. said
122 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Quest with engine rattle, then misfires. Engine taken apart, Chain slippage, chain guide confirmed broken. Discussing repair options with local mechanic.


Matthew O. said
121 days ago
2007 Nissan Xterra 87k miles, dealer service dept. saying its the timing chain. Quoted $1100 to replace.


Jerry B. said
120 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan Maxima SL that has 162000 miles and the timing belt is on the way out . It is causing my vehicle to stall at times and strain as though the transmission is going out. My Nissan dealer estimate that it will cost $2265.00 to replace the timing chain.


Paul S. said
118 days ago
Had to replace the timing chains due to excessive knocking and pinging (at all speeds) at approx. 55K miles. Was replaced under warranty (60K or 5 years), but had to be done twice since the first time they only replace one chain and not all three. Primary problem was worn guide and tensioner, as they are made of plastic. Unfortunately, I had to have same procedure done again at 100K! Nissan dealership said it would cost $2,700 minimum. I related that such a procedure should not have had to done again. They shrugged their shoulders and said "We can't help you in that regard. I filed a complaint with Nissan USA, who heard my matter after an extensive interview process. They essentially said it was unfortunately that I would have to have that work done every 50K -- which means that I would be pulling out $2,700 (min.) approx. 6 times --- that's over $15,000 on only one procedure --- for the life of my van. They couldn't even give me a discount on such a procedure - a procedure that should not have to be done that often.

Is it too late to join the class?


Charles I. said
118 days ago
We have a 2006 Nissan Quest timing chain was replaced by a non Nissan mechanic is that a issues? Have had nothing but problems with the Quest. Today as Im driving home from work a noise starts in my 2002 Altima is sounds as if the heat shield is rattling but it isn't that its my timing chain. I took a long screw driver held the blade on the timing case and the other end in my ear and heard the noise LOUDER and clear. I then moved the screw driver around the engine and couldn't here it. How do I get involved in this so my repairs don't cost me nothing


William Z. said
118 days ago
Have a 2004 maxima and notice the rattling noise. I want in on this class action.


Jodi J. said
118 days ago
I have a 2006 Frontier. The whine and rattling started around 95,000 miles. Regular and recommended service completed as directed. Nissan service never mentioned the problem or fix. When I inquired about it they had no solution. I had an expensive tune-up and fluid flushes. Problem was not corrected. 1 week ago I had oil changed but service never mentioned the problem. Yesterday I returned for new tires and now at 125,000 they tells I have a TIMING CHAIN WHINE and they can fix it for $1800.


ROBERT C. said
118 days ago
Have a 2006 NISMO FRONTIER and notice the rattling noise. I want in on this class action.


Dante M. said
117 days ago
2004 Nissan Quest with loud rattling noise. How can I be included in this class action?


Thomas M. said
117 days ago
2008 Fontier SE purchased new in 2009. Vehicle has 51,400 miles and just started making a high pitched whine during exceleration as of July 2014. I am the sole owner and it has been driven and serviced with care. I've yet to contact Nissan about the issue. After reading such a large number of reports of the same issue on line, I'm dreading the dealerships response and the possibility of paying for a design flaw that should have been rectified via recall.


Aditya K. said
115 days ago
2005 nissan maxima 3.5. SL, same issue, i even had an extended warranty and have been asking questions to my dealer for many years about the strange noise coming during acceleration or as soon as i start my car. The dealer always used to say they could not hear it. Finally i researched on my own and going to take it to the local service technician to get it repaired.


Aditya K. said
115 days ago
2005 nissan maxima 3.5. SL, same issue, i even had an extended warranty and have been asking questions to my dealer for many years about the strange noise coming during acceleration or as soon as i start my car. The dealer always used to say they could not hear it. Finally i researched on my own and going to take it to the local service technician to get it repaired.


Richard T. said
114 days ago
I have the same issue as described by many of the above on my 2005 nissan quest. How can I be part of this?


Brian S. said
112 days ago
2006 Frontier 4.0L having the whinning engine noise at 80K miles. Told it was the tensioners/timing chain. Known problem that will cost ~$1500.00 to replace.


Ved I. said
110 days ago
Same issue - the truck is Less than 9 years old and has 106K miles. The dealer told me at the inspection that time chain needed replacement. Before he told me those never go out. LOL. Nissan you are a joke and should be out of business.


David C. said
109 days ago
We have an 2004 Quest & our van has been making an awful rattling sound for a few years now. Nissan did say it is the timing tensioners & that they are faulty. I don't have $2000 I can just give away.I bought the van because it had a timing chain & not belt. The chains are suppose to last. If it breaks I am screwed. I did find away to quite the rattling some. Put in 10w-30 or 10w-40 oil & use 93 octane gas.


Mike L. said
107 days ago
I have a 2007 nissan maxima I've had a whining noise In my engine for a while now and nissan says it's the timing chain and they want over $2000 to replace it... How do I join this class action lawsuit??? The car is 7 years old why would the timing chain be on it's way out already.. By the way this noise started atleast a year ago


Mike L. said
107 days ago
Is this lawsuit still going on??? I wish I heard about this earlier.. I just happened to see this today just breaking on the internet... If anyone call help me please let me know... Thank you


Mike L. said
107 days ago
Is this lawsuit still going on??? I wish I heard about this earlier.. I just happened to see this today just breaking on the internet... If anyone call help me please let me know... Thank you


Ian C. said
107 days ago
I have the same problem with my 2006 quest l have now fixed and replace parts twice in a 4 month period.


Dwight S. said
106 days ago
Same problem with my 2008 Altima, about to drop it off to the mechanic to see how much this is going to cost me. I don't have a couple thousand dollars lying around to do major maintenance on a 6 year old car that only does 30 miles on the highways 5 days a week. Plus i'm still paying on it. I expect this from a 10 year old car, not a 6 year old car under 100k miles. I went with nissan because of the good reputation. If i fix it myself to prevent further damage and injury to myself, will I be reimbursed?


Robert G. said
105 days ago
Hi, I just found out that my 2007 Nissan Xterra needs a new timing chain and will cost around 2,000 dollars. Is this lawsuit still continuing?


Anthony N. said
105 days ago
Having the same issue on my 2006 Frontier. Contacted Nissan Consumer affairs and they have refused to subsidize the repair cost.


Justin E. said
105 days ago
My '06 Maxima has the timing chain tensioner issue. The dealer quoted ~$2k to fix.


Julie C. said
103 days ago
05 Quest -started to rattle and in a week or so really downgraded. Will need to try and trade in at substantial loss b4 it totally goes out. Who can afford $4000 to fix.


david h. said
103 days ago
same issue 2007 Nissan maxima 137,000 miles time and chain went out and motor locked up


Tyran M. said
103 days ago
I have had a 2004 Nissan Quest that I purchased new and I have had the engine mounts replaced 2 times now.


Tyran M. said
103 days ago
I have had a 2004 Nissan Quest that I purchased new and I have had the engine mounts replaced 2 times now.


Keith C. said
102 days ago
Same issue with 07 Nissan Murano, rattling engine noise, had timing chain replaced at 60K, and now at 66K and 11 months later, SAME issue. Time to bail out on Nissan permanently!!! They should warranty their garbage.


Mick V. said
102 days ago
Sam issue 2006 3.5 Nissan Altima


josh c. said
101 days ago
Same whining as everybody else. Took my maxima to the dealer and they said they heard nothing. WE NEED A RECALL!!!


brandon r. said
101 days ago
My timing chain is starting to make noise on start up, has 150k miles.


David H. said
101 days ago
I have a 2007 nissan frontier nismo making same loud ticking noise at crank up it only has 12 miles


Jennifer M. said
101 days ago
2005 pathfinder se- just paid $2500 for radiator/transmittion issue at 80,560 miles. Now at 83,150 timing chain going bad. Nissan does not take responsibility for their vehicles. And they never will. They are shameful manufactures that are obviously in the pockets of someone to keep getting away with this blatant disregard to the safety of its customers.


Jennifer M. said
101 days ago
2005 pathfinder se- just paid $2500 for radiator/transmittion issue at 80,560 miles. Now at 83,150 timing chain going bad. Nissan does not take responsibility for their vehicles. And they never will. They are shameful manufactures that are obviously in the pockets of someone to keep getting away with this blatant disregard to the safety of its customers.


Joseph R. said
100 days ago
Same problem timing chain just ruined my engine 2008 nissan xterra


Chris T. said
100 days ago
Same problem - 2004 Nissan Quest- 118,000 miles - timing chain going bad-- makes major rattle.... Just got quoted $ 3,000 from dealership. They seemed not surprised at all... Like they knew it was a big problem. Ridiculous! They should fix this MAJOR problem in their defective vehicles!


danny c. said
99 days ago
2005 Nissan Maxima - timing chain issue and only 85,000 miles on it.
Took it to Nissan Dealer and they said $2,600 to repair. Didn't make mention
of any prior past history problems with this defect.


Ray G. said
98 days ago
We are the original owners of a 2004 Maxima. For the past year we noticed the whining ticking noise also. Took it in to Nissan dealer they advised us it was a design issue with the timing tensioner guide which was changed in subsequent years. It was the only major repair we made on the vehicle and now sounds like it could have been prevented by Nissan, cost us $2k. Currently have 110k miles and plan to keep for another 50k....hopefully!


Kim C. said
96 days ago
Same issue as everyone else.


Rebecca C. said
96 days ago
2006 nissan pathfinder same issues, we were looking at getting a Titan this summer too. Not any more.


Kristina M. said
95 days ago
2006 Nissan Quest timing chain tensioner went bad now it won't start. Mechanic said that he thinks the motor is shot too as a result. What can be done if anything? Does Nissan have to cover it? Van has 131,000 miles.


Barbara P. said
95 days ago
I have a 2005 Maxima. It started with the strange noises and not wanting to accelerate . They told me it was the motor mounts. I had them changed still the same problem. I took it back for a performance check and I have to get a head gasket and timing chain I only have 90,000 miles. They want to charge me 3,500 to repair the problem.


Adil Z. said
93 days ago
07 Max SL 6 7k miles. Same issue as everyone here. Took my car in for a battery issue - they said my timing chain needs to be replaced. I asked them to contact my extended warranty company which said my contract expired 2 days before bringing it into Nissan. Paid 3500 for extended warranty when I got the car new, haven't used it once, now they are saying they can't help. F-ing criminals.


Adil Z. said
93 days ago
07 Max SL 6 7k miles. Same issue as everyone here. Took my car in for a battery issue - they said my timing chain needs to be replaced. I asked them to contact my extended warranty company which said my contract expired 2 days before bringing it into Nissan. Paid 3500 for extended warranty when I got the car new, haven't used it once, now they are saying they can't help. F-ing criminals.


David H. said
93 days ago
Have a 2007 Maxima that I haven't even owned in a year yet. Guess what?? Same problem, timing chain shot. Had huge repairs leading into this incident which I now believe was related. Car only has 78k on it!! I want in this lawsuit, as Nissan no longer cares about their customers anymore. I've owned 3 older maximas and haven't spent as much in repairs(all 3) as I've paid on this POS 2007 maxima I've owned for 9 months!


Terrance O. said
93 days ago
Same problem, just replaced the primary tensioner and the slack side primary guide. Also the right side guide (upper face) had been totally destroyed and the chain was chewing into the tensioner so this guide was also replaced - mileage/ model/ --- 69,000/ Nissan Altima.


Craig C. said
93 days ago
Same problem. I would like in on this lawsuit also.


Ralph S. said
92 days ago
2006 Nissan Quest SE, approx 69,000 miles bought it about 1 1/2 ago from Major World Auto in Queens, NY they refused to address any of these problems, cant read odometer anymore (use to fade in and out first 2-3 months), fuel gauge, coolant temp, rattles on start, engine whines constantly when in drive, battery died twice in the last year and a half. Problem is it was one of the nicest minivans around and if everything worked properly i would have no ill words to say. I also am very interested in joining the class action suit. The very honest service guy at a Nissan dealership in Westchester County, NY told me to do my best to treat it with extra special delicate care, his words, "those motors eat through tranny's and if the tensioner belt goes you will cook the motor, I've seen it myself, happens all the time"


Terrance O. said
92 days ago
I have already mentioned that I have had to repair my 2005 Altima 3.5l with the same issues (right side/ slack side/ primary tensioner guide failure and right upper small secondary guide failure) 69,000 when repair done. The one thing i didn't mention yesterday when first commenting on this is that this car was my mother’s car, driven only by her for the last approx 9 years. From when she was 81yrs. old to just this year (2014) when she turned 90!! In other words, how rough could she have been on it,? she literally drove it like the elderly lady she was.


James G. said
91 days ago
2007 nissan xterra 4.0 v6. 4mo's ago... tranny blew due to contamination. Nissan wanted $6,000. Not covered by the extended warranty. I ended up rebuilding it myself over 3-4 months (I'm not a Mechanic), replaced Torque converter, radiator, at cooler, TCM. I managed to get it back together for $800 in parts. I've owned this truck for 3 years. Timing chain is next project as I hear the tell-tale WHINE from the engine. DIY for $80. All of these repairs at the stealership would have cost $7500; truck ain't even worth $7000. Justice needs served, I'll never line Nissan's pockets again. 147k miles


Richard H. said
91 days ago
I have 2004 Nissan quest with 145,000 miles, it has had the timing chain issue for years, dealership has told me it is common problem, but even when under warranty years ago, they would not fix it. Once came out of warranty years ago, they suddenly wanted to fix it at a $2000+ cost to me. If there is any way to be included in this lawsuit please let me know.


Shawn C. said
90 days ago
I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima. After sending my vehicle to my local Nissan Dealer they told me it was a timing chain and it would cost five thousand dollars to fix. Since 2011 my car was getting terrible gas mileage as well as not idling proper.


Jason P. said
89 days ago
2006 Nissan Frontier 85,000. Timing chain has begun making the signature whirring noise that changes wight the RPM. I would like to be part of a class action law suit for this issue. Someone should look into the EMC relay failure (recalled), that then causes the catalytic converters to go bad by dumping raw fuel into them when the relay fails.


Michael C. said
89 days ago
I have a 2006 Maxima with the same issues with the timing chain. I will never buy another Nissan again.


Kent G. said
87 days ago
It isn't just the quest, maxima and frontier. My 2004 murano is now in the pile! Disgusted


Darryl D. said
87 days ago
I have all the same problems as above.


jamie J. said
86 days ago
Took my 2005 maxima to the dealer three weeks ago for a noise in the ac compressor was told the compressor was fine that I needed a timing chain luckily I have an extended warranty but three weeks later car is still at the dealer after being returned twice for more noises than I dropped it off with now they are saying the timing sprockets are bad so since they didn't fix everything in the timing area the warranty won't pay for the labor so why should I have to pay for something that they messed up by the way the compressor that was fine is also being replaced


Paul H. said
84 days ago
06 Frontier, Same Problem, Took it to a dealership at 56k miles and they gave me an outstandingly high quote...... now at 83k. $120 in parts and two days in my garage. I cringe at the fact that my two HOT RODs have required less maintenance than the Frontier.........Problem is I love the size, fit, function and no car payments. I will keep and repair this truck as long as I have to but never purchasing another Nissan. Back to boring designed, overpriced, but RELIABLE Hondas. Sigh....... they don't really make a truck. WORK WORK


floyd s. said
84 days ago
same issues codes go on change parts codes go on and off. Have noise as others plus brakes and abs system acts up. It acts like computer has a brain tumor. When cam sensor is on dies intermittent or won't start. Also has slippage in 4 wheel drive.


michael p. said
84 days ago
I just spent $3200.00 on the radiator transmission problem and now I have the timing chain issue. Nissan knew they had a problem with both issues and failed to do anything about it.Never again going to by a Nissan!!!


Jessica E. said
84 days ago
2006 Xterra purchased brand new. Paid for both cadalitic converters to be replaced, had the transmission bypass work done, had new timing chain, the oil pressure sensor & gauge just went out. The list goes on. Agreed that I will never purchase another nissan nor would I ever recommend one.


Christopher B. said
83 days ago
I have a 06 Maxima with 10 on it. Yesterday it died on me while driving at in rush. After being in the shop all day and the shop trying to problem solve, it came down to the timing chain. It's going to cost me over $3,000 to fix it and that's not including all the tests. Car is a rare 6spd all highway miles and in perfect running condition. I'm so pissed off at all of this. I have no choice but to fix it due to it being my only car. But I've got no extra money for this. Nissan won't do anything


Barry P. said
81 days ago
Same noise issue with 06 Frontier. Took to local dealer, they quoted over $2k just to replace the timing chain guides. 87k miles on truck.


Ron D. said
80 days ago
2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4x4 V-6 Timing chain, guides, tensioners


Joesph A. said
79 days ago
My 2007 Nissan Frontier starting making this noise at 59,000 miles. It just came out of extended warranty and Nissan wants $1500 to repair it. This was quoted by the Nissan Service Department, although they didn't look at the vehicle. My mechanic informed me of the problem and the defective Timing Chain Tensioners. Just had another mechanic verify this, and he gave me a bulletin number that states that Nissan is fully aware of this issue.


Kong V. said
79 days ago
2005 Pathfinder, 128K miles, now just started making the tapping noise for about 2 seconds after a cold start. Have not taken it in yet, but I'm assuming at this point it's the same issue.


johnnal W. said
77 days ago
04 Nissan quest timing chain rattling. I took it to a dealership they told me it was the top of the engine. They fix it for 700 dollars. A couple of months pass the noise came back. It never was the top of the engine. I had a second opinion and it was the timing chain. And i took it back to the dealership and its still not fixed. 700 bucks wasted. And the timing chain is still rattling.


Cheryl F. said
76 days ago
2005 Nissan Pathfinder, spent $2700 less than a year ago on the radiator and transmission. Now timing chain needs to be replaced $1500. All problems that Nissan are aware of and no recall?!?!?


said
75 days ago
06 pathfinder 93000 miles timing chain rattling.


amber d. said
74 days ago
Same issue on a 2006 Nissan Xterra. Local dealership has been wanting to replace it at my expense for well over 4 years. Yes it hums...but how was that my fault. I was just barely past warranty when they told me.


Kevin H. said
73 days ago
2006 Xterra, 112,000 - timing chain.


Daniel G. said
72 days ago
Acabo de llamar al deler donde lo compre supuestamente tengo garantía d 3 meses la compre 07/05/2014 2006 pathfinder 84445 mil millas resulta q tiene problema con la cadena de tiempo extendí garantía por 3 años supuestamente es deluxe ahora resulta q ni el deler cubre los gastos ni la garantía q compre ahora quieren q pague de mi dinero $600 estoy muy decepcionado


Daniel G. said
72 days ago
Acabo de llamar al deler donde lo compre supuestamente tengo garantía d 3 meses la compre 07/05/2014 2006 pathfinder 84445 mil millas resulta q tiene problema con la cadena de tiempo extendí garantía por 3 años supuestamente es deluxe ahora resulta q ni el deler cubre los gastos ni la garantía q compre ahora quieren q pague de mi dinero $600 estoy muy decepcionado


Daniel G. said
72 days ago
Acabo de llamar al deler donde lo compre supuestamente tengo garantía d 3 meses la compre 07/05/2014 2006 pathfinder 84445 mil millas resulta q tiene problema con la cadena de tiempo extendí garantía por 3 años supuestamente es deluxe ahora resulta q ni el deler cubre los gastos ni la garantía q compre ahora quieren q pague de mi dinero $600 estoy muy decepcionado


Gary R. said
71 days ago
2006 Nissan maxima I am on my 2nd engine and 2nd timing chain and tensioner. On top of these items I have replaced many other major components, including have a coin drop down through the dash just below the radio, it fell into a module that shorted out the fuse panel. Another $800.00 expense, the new module had a piece of tape over it. I guess this is a common problem as well. I have over $10,000 in repairs including, motor mounts, starter, air compressor, cam sensor, etc. I want in on this class action lawsuit. I will never purchase another Nissan.


Stephen W. said
71 days ago
Wow why didn't I see this before I bought my 2007Nissan navara this year. Even the second hand car yard I bought it from didn't tell me. My Nissan navara lemon has a worn timing chain. Nissan quoted $5500 to repair it. I only had it for 2 weeks when I found out. The second hand car yard I bought it from reluctantly agreed to repair it if I pay $1700 to help out. I agreed. Problem is it's Been sitting there for the last four weeks and I can't getting an answer as to when it will be repaired. Any Nissan built between 2004 and 2010 should be recalled. Better still get Nissan out of Australia. Some one will get killed on the road soon. Not good enough Nissan


Stephen W. said
71 days ago
Wow why didn't I see this before I bought my 2007Nissan navara this year. Even the second hand car yard I bought it from didn't tell me. My Nissan navara lemon has a worn timing chain. Nissan quoted $5500 to repair it. I only had it for 2 weeks when I found out. The second hand car yard I bought it from reluctantly agreed to repair it if I pay $1700 to help out. I agreed. Problem is it's Been sitting there for the last four weeks and I can't getting an answer as to when it will be repaired. Any Nissan built between 2004 and 2010 should be recalled. Better still get Nissan out of Australia. Some one will get killed on the road soon. Not good enough Nissan


Stephen W. said
71 days ago
Wow why didn't I see this before I bought my 2007Nissan navara this year. Even the second hand car yard I bought it from didn't tell me. My Nissan navara lemon has a worn timing chain. Nissan quoted $5500 to repair it. I only had it for 2 weeks when I found out. The second hand car yard I bought it from reluctantly agreed to repair it if I pay $1700 to help out. I agreed. Problem is it's Been sitting there for the last four weeks and I can't getting an answer as to when it will be repaired. Any Nissan built between 2004 and 2010 should be recalled. Better still get Nissan out of Australia. Some one will get killed on the road soon. Not good enough Nissan


Ed B. said
70 days ago
Already replaced timing chain. Now radiator and transmission gone. 2005 pathfinder still waiting to hear back from nissan consumer affairs


Valdimar S. said
70 days ago
I am up in Iceland on the North America side of the Island. I bought Nissan Navara same as frontier with D 40 Diesel. Couple of days ago the cain slipped or broke and hole in the chain box. Mech thinks engine is shot with only 125.000 km on it. I remember going to Nissan service station to have them listen to rattling noice when engine idles he said this is normal. Talking to shop he knows of lots of cases like that all D 40 engine.


Valdimar S. said
70 days ago
My Nissabn Navara/frontier is fall 2006


Taylor E. said
70 days ago
Just purchased a 2003 nissan altima ran for 11 days and died on the highway. Mechanic said my timing chain is stretched and needs to be replaced there telling me it's 1500$ to repair. Before I took it in i was going through coolant like crazy. Oil level seemed fine but after reading all these complaints I'm terrified I just got screwed. I still owe the amount on the car and I've only driven it a total of 13 days.


Alex H. said
70 days ago
I am having the same issue with my 2005 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L. The car has been making that horrible whining and ticking sound for about 2 years and I just can't afford to have it fixed.


Alex H. said
70 days ago
I am having the same issue with my 2005 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L. The car has been making that horrible whining and ticking sound for about 2 years and I just can't afford to have it fixed.


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69 days ago
07 Frontier. Started having this issue at about 125,000 miles. It's been well maintained, but now I'm about to drop 1,500 bucks to fix the chain tensioners.


Robin R. said
67 days ago
I have a Nissan Altima 2005 3.5L, it makes a loud rattling noise during cold start. I was told it may be the VTC. Haven't had any repairs as yet. I checked the internet for similar issues and found this Class action suit. Very interested in it's current status.


Wilbert B. said
65 days ago
I'm having the same problem of my 2005 Nissan Murano it makes ping noise.


Kevin B. said
64 days ago
I am having chain noise 120,000 miles on my 2007 Nissan Quest. I went to one of the few places that will work on timing chains $2,000 to fix.


Bang T. said
63 days ago
2007 pathfinder 70000 same winding noise as everyone else. Also have the fuel gauge problem.


david w. said
62 days ago
2006 Pathfinder LE. Fuel pump and timing chain 108000 miles. All maintenence kept up with.


david w. said
62 days ago
2006 Pathfinder LE. Fuel pump and timing chain 108000 miles. All maintenence kept up with.


ARMANDO G. said
62 days ago
Nissan Quest 2005 107000 miles and same winding noise as everyone else. Pixels missing fuel and temperature gauge.


ARMANDO G. said
62 days ago
Nissan Quest 2005 107000 miles and same winding noise as everyone else. Pixels missing fuel and temperature gauge.


ARMANDO G. said
62 days ago
Nissan Quest 2005 107000 miles and same winding noise as everyone else. Pixels missing fuel and temperature gauge.


John C. said
62 days ago
I have 2006 Quest SLE and this is the worst vehicle that I have purchased in my over 30 years of driving. Timing chain whines (tension guide), radio AM stopped working, water leak on top of drive side when rains. This will be my last time purchasing Nissan.


Doamel I. said
58 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan Maxima Se. Ever since I took the car home from the dealership in 2006 nothing but problems. The car has a weird knocking noise from front end suspension, go over a small speed bump and all you hear is a loud clunking noise. Also, when driving at 40 m.p.h. the car has a rattling noise coming from engine sounds horrible. Makes me not want to drive the vehicle. Numerous attempts with dealership to fix when car had warranty and was always turned away from dealership stating nothing was wrong with the car. Being my only means of transportation had to suck it up and keep driving the car. Now at 114,000 miles car still with noises. Keep the radio volume up not to bother me so much. Wish I could sue Nissan for making a horrible car.


Robert L. said
57 days ago
2007 Frontier PU. Found out chain guides needed to be replaced when I took truck in for service on the cross contamination problem with the radiator/transmission (they had to replace the transmission and radiator). Service folk all seemed to know about this "common" problem with the guides. Truck has just about 83K miles.


Robert L. said
57 days ago
2007 Frontier PU. Found out chain guides needed to be replaced when I took truck in for service on the cross contamination problem with the radiator/transmission (they had to replace the transmission and radiator). Service folk all seemed to know about this "common" problem with the guides. Truck has just about 83K miles.


m m. said
57 days ago


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57 days ago


m m. said
57 days ago


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57 days ago
2007 nissan maxima 165000 miles doing same thing


Sergio J. said
56 days ago
2008 Nissan Maxima w/133k miles and its making a rattle in the engine.


Bob H. said
55 days ago
I just had the guides and timing chains replaced on 9/23/14 on my 2006 Xterra. The problem began with a whining noise upon start up and acceleration. I spoke to a Nissan dealer and they said they had no idea what the problem was but that they would take a look at the problem and charge me $195 to find the problem--not fix it. The garage I took it to knew exactly what the problem was and said there has been a tech bulletin out from Nissan for years. $1,000 later it's now fixed and Nissan did nothing to help me out.


Antonio W. said
55 days ago
I a 2006 Nissan Maxima with 110,000 and its making a rattling noise from the engine.


Bernard W. said
53 days ago
2004 Nissan Quest. 130000km (Canada). Bought it with 70000km 5 years ago.

Minor issues related to warranty that "appeared" to be fixed by local Nissan Dealership. However, often felt like it was pulling teeth to get them to do anything about it.

Memory serves... there was a similar noise a couple years ago that the dealership "reduced/improved" just before warranty expiring (related to a tech bulletin...?) However, over the last few weeks I have noticed a distinctive (similar) noise coming from front right side of engine compartment... I suspect it's the Timing Chain System issue that everyone else is speaking of. Very frustrated with this vehicle at times.

If it has been a longstanding known issue with the engine (as it appears to be based on these posts), Nissan should be held accountable to fix the issue.


Bernard W. said
53 days ago
2004 Nissan Quest. 130000km (Canada). Bought it with 70000km 5 years ago.

Minor issues related to warranty that "appeared" to be fixed by local Nissan Dealership. However, often felt like it was pulling teeth to get them to do anything about it.

Memory serves... there was a similar noise a couple years ago that the dealership "reduced/improved" just before warranty expiring (related to a tech bulletin...?) However, over the last few weeks I have noticed a distinctive (similar) noise coming from front right side of engine compartment... I suspect it's the Timing Chain System issue that everyone else is speaking of. Very frustrated with this vehicle at times.

If it has been a longstanding known issue with the engine (as it appears to be based on these posts), Nissan should be held accountable to fix the issue.


Carol J. said
52 days ago
Hi, I am having the same problem with my 07 Nissan Maxima se. I had to pay out of pocket $2525.14. Also never had an oil leak until they did all of the work on my car. Please add me to the law suit as well.


Carol J. said
52 days ago
Hi, I am having the same problem with my 07 Nissan Maxima se. I had to pay out of pocket $2525.14. Also never had an oil leak until they did all of the work on my car. Please add me to the law suit as well.


Carol J. said
52 days ago
Hi, I am having the same problem with my 07 Nissan Maxima se. I had to pay out of pocket $2525.14. Also never had an oil leak until they did all of the work on my car. Please add me to the law suit as well.


ronald c. said
52 days ago
We are having the same problem with our 2005 Nissan pathfinder with 125k miles.


Shivan R. said
52 days ago
Hello am having the same problem @ 101K miles 07 Nissan Maxima SL.


shamika G. said
52 days ago
2011 nissan sentra cut off on me while driving ..steering wheel lock couldn't press breaks..31665 miles on car still under warranty


shamika G. said
52 days ago
2011 nissan sentra cut off on me while driving ..steering wheel lock couldn't press breaks..31665 miles on car still under warranty


Brandon H. said
51 days ago
I am having the same issue with my 2007 Maxima SE 85K miles. Was told it would cost over $2000 to replace the timing Chain. I was in shock that my car with me being the only owner and under 90K miles has to replace the timing chain this early.


Yvette D. said
51 days ago
Just recently purchased a 2004 Nissan quest about 132,000 miles on it! Check engine ligh goes on & off! Recently in past 3 days had a HUGE LEAK! Think it's anti freeze!! My radio does NOT work only 96.1 & I'm pretty sure that comes in EVERWHERE!! The CD player never worked! Not sure what's wring with that! Considering I drive around my 5 kids in this car & just made my 2wd payment today I'm a little upset to say the least. Hoping it dosent get any worse like some othe stories I am reading! I CANT AFFORD to put in thousands of dollars!
Thank you


Venkataraman J. said
50 days ago
Me too having the same problem with my 2004 Nissan Quest 3.5 SE which has clocked 80K miles.


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Randy N. said
49 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Altima SER with the 3.5 VQ engine in it and I'm having the exact same problem starting at the 80,000 mile mark. Failure of the timing chain guide . Forcing the hydraulic tensioner to be completely extended. Does anyone know if Nissan has to cover this issue?


Randy N. said
49 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Altima SER with the 3.5 VQ engine in it and I'm having the exact same problem starting at the 80,000 mile mark. Failure of the timing chain guide . Forcing the hydraulic tensioner to be completely extended. Does anyone know if Nissan has to cover this issue?


Jennifer L. said
49 days ago
Timing belt on 2005 Nissan Altima with 143K miles.


U s. said
47 days ago
Timing belt on 2004 Nissan Quest 98k miles


Dennis N. said
45 days ago
I bought a 2004 Certified pre-owned Maxima in 2006. Problem presented before extended warranty was up but other solutions offered by Nissan shop. After warranty expired then they diagnosed a bad timing chain and quoted a $3500 repair. I just cannot justify that cost for a car worth maybe $6000.


Bryan M. said
44 days ago
I have a 2003 Nissan altima with a 3.5 and guess what heard a whining from the front of the motor so I googled it and found out what everybody else found out guides and tensioners. I went out to start it again and it turned over and made a knocking sound and then turned over really fast. The chain either broke or can off because the cams are not turning. Only 131,000 on it should have bought a Honda. Add me to the suit!


Michael T. said
44 days ago
I have a 2005 Nissan Frontier with the 4.0L engine. My noise started at approximately 104,000 miles. It's the timing chain tensioner.


William J. said
43 days ago


Saul C. said
43 days ago
I am having the same issue with my 2005 pathfinder with only 67K miles on it!!!


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41 days ago
I am having the same issue with my 2008 Nissan frontier with only 47K miles on it!!!


Chuck L. said
40 days ago
I have been hearing the clicking noise and took my 2004 altima to dealer today. They diagnosed timing chain and wanted $2000 to fix.


Stephen O. said
39 days ago
I have the same issue with my 2009 Xterra. I'm on my way to the shop for my $2000 repair. I'll save the receipts just in case this class action suit ever goes anywhere further.


Brian E. said
38 days ago
Having the same problem timing chain failure, tensioner failing , jumped gears, destroying my 2008 maxima 3.5 se at 104,000 miles.
I had extended warranty 5 years 100,000 miles I'm original owner always maintained vehicle with Mobil 1 full synthetic oils at regular changes every 3500- 4000 miles.
Nissian failed its consumer base ..... Now stranded in Florida, new job, new career..... No transportation, thanks A lot Nissian.


Brian E. said
38 days ago
Having the same problem timing chain failure, tensioner failing , jumped gears, destroying my 2008 maxima 3.5 se engine at 104,000 miles.
I had extended warranty 5 years 100,000 miles I'm original owner always maintained vehicle with Mobil 1 full synthetic oils at regular changes every 3500- 4000 miles.
Nissian failed its consumer base ..... Now stranded in Florida, new job, new career..... No transportation, And expected costs to repair vehicle more than I can afford. thanks A lot Nissian.


BIENVENIDO M. said
38 days ago
I HAVE A 2007 NISSAN PATHFINDER. I WAS DRIVING IT TO WORK AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I JUST FELT MY CAR`S ENGINE IS HAVING A HEART ATTACK, - A MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. THEN IT STARTED CHOKING MINUTE BY MINUTE. BY THEN I KNEW MY SILVER 2007 PATHFINDER IS TURNING BLUE. GOTTA CALL THE CODE BLUE TEAM. I AM A NURSE SO THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN EXPLAIN WHAT I THINK WHAT'S GOING ON RATHER THAN MECHANICALLY. THE CAR IS 7 YEARS OLD, ALWAYS USED PREMIUM GAS, USE SYNTHETIC OIL ON IT, ALWAYS TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR DIAGNOSTIC CHECK UP AND MAINTENANCE, ONLY 63,000 LESS MILEAGE, I'M THE SOLE DRIVER. GOT IT TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP, GOT DIAGNOSED BY MECHANIC AND TOLD ME THAT THE TIMING CHAIN SYSTEM IS SCREWED, AND EVENTUALLY DAMAGED THE PISTONS, THEN THERE WAS SOME LEAKAGE....THEY ASKED ME $4,100 FOR THE REPAIR. THIS EXPENSIVE REPAIR COST IS VERY UNEXPECTED AND NOT MY PRIORITY RIGHT NOW CAUSE I HAVE OTHER MORE IMPORTANT TO SPENT IT WITH. AND READING "Nissan North America named in class action lawsuit alleging failure to disclose defect in Timing Chain Systems which results in premature failure" EXPLAINED EVERYTHING AND ALSO FROM OTHER NISSAN OWNERS. WHERE CAN I JOIN THE LAWSUIT??


BIENVENIDO M. said
38 days ago
I HAVE A 2007 NISSAN PATHFINDER. I WAS DRIVING IT TO WORK AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I JUST FELT MY CAR`S ENGINE IS HAVING A HEART ATTACK, - A MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. THEN IT STARTED CHOKING MINUTE BY MINUTE. BY THEN I KNEW MY SILVER 2007 PATHFINDER IS TURNING BLUE. GOTTA CALL THE CODE BLUE TEAM. I AM A NURSE SO THIS IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN EXPLAIN WHAT I THINK WHAT'S GOING ON RATHER THAN MECHANICALLY. THE CAR IS 7 YEARS OLD, ALWAYS USED PREMIUM GAS, USE SYNTHETIC OIL ON IT, ALWAYS TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR DIAGNOSTIC CHECK UP AND MAINTENANCE, ONLY 63,000 LESS MILEAGE, I'M THE SOLE DRIVER. GOT IT TOWED TO THE DEALERSHIP, GOT DIAGNOSED BY MECHANIC AND TOLD ME THAT THE TIMING CHAIN SYSTEM IS SCREWED, AND EVENTUALLY DAMAGED THE PISTONS, THEN THERE WAS SOME LEAKAGE....THEY ASKED ME $4,100 FOR THE REPAIR. THIS EXPENSIVE REPAIR COST IS VERY UNEXPECTED AND NOT MY PRIORITY RIGHT NOW CAUSE I HAVE OTHER MORE IMPORTANT TO SPENT IT WITH. AND READING "Nissan North America named in class action lawsuit alleging failure to disclose defect in Timing Chain Systems which results in premature failure" EXPLAINED EVERYTHING AND ALSO FROM OTHER NISSAN OWNERS. WHERE CAN I JOIN THE LAWSUIT??


Nina P. said
38 days ago
WOW, I have been trying to find out what is wrong with our 2005 Quest, and I found all these people having issues just like me.
OUR QUEST NEARLY KILLED MY CHILDREN AND ME.
We had one semi behind us 2 or 3 cars backs, and the other was to my right with a car length between his rear end and my hood, among other vehicles at that time, Driving on the freeway when "WITHOUT ANY WARNING" All the maintenance lights came on, & ALL THE RIGHTS I'm supposedly insures to have as a vehicle owner were TAKEN away from me. I had my son at 10yrs old and my daughter at 15mnth with me. I had NO CONTROL over anything the 05 Nissan Quest I just got less than 6mnth earlier just stopped running in the middle of the freeway going 70 mph. I have never been so scared for our safety. I immediately hit the hazard lights the vehicle behind us hit there brakes and almost took a part of the bumper, the semi behind me LOCKED their brakes up. The vehicle that was on our left was far enough in front I was able to crank the searing wheel to guide my children and I somewhere, I remember thinking *Anywhere but right here*. We were DEAD in the water. Thankfully on-lookers helped push us to safety.
THAT IS NOT OK !!!
I purchased our 05 Quest outright used with only 141,000 with one previous owner. It wasn't even a month after i started to hear a knocking/rattling from the engine. Considering all my $ just went to buy this vehicle, I was concerned, I took our van into two different Nissan dealerships: the 1st one said, "that the sound I was hearing was normal for that make and model, I had nothing to worry about. The 2nd dealership however said, "The sound could be a verity of things within the different timing (unit/mechanics) of our van. Estimated cost anywhere from 2400 to 3600. I wanted to cry then and now I want to scream. I am not able to pay for that to be fixed, I cant trade it in in this condition the value isn't even 1/2 the amount I paid. So now I am stuck like others on this web sight wondering WHAT NOW??? It might/could BLOW up. It is NOT SAFE to drive like it is with a mind of its own stooping whenever it wants.
it's not right for a dealership you respect and rely on for safe vehicles to do something like this.


Gary G. said
37 days ago
Add another. Just received the news from the dealership. ~$2000 to repair timing chain system. 93K miles on 2006 Xterra. Sounded strange to me, so I searched and found this class action. Never heard of timing chains going this early in the life of a vehicle.


Giedrius L. said
37 days ago
2006 nissan frontier v6 se Model. Same problem with the Chain guard! Making all kinds of noises and doesn't look like Nissan will fix.


Lou A. said
36 days ago
2008 Nissan Frontier. Same issue (replace timing chain and tensioners). Better than some, I'm at 114,000 miles but totally surprised to be needing any work done on a timing chain. Dealer quote is $1300.00. Also getting a new radiator (another problem area on this vehicle) but again luckier than most.


Lou A. said
36 days ago
2008 Nissan Frontier. Same issue (replace timing chain and tensioners). Better than some, I'm at 114,000 miles but totally surprised to be needing any work done on a timing chain. Dealer quote is $1300.00. Also getting a new radiator (another problem area on this vehicle) but again luckier than most.


Javores P. said
36 days ago


Javores P. said
36 days ago


Javores P. said
36 days ago
Im having the same problem on my 04 nissan maxima. I think my car wont start due to the timing chain issue


Javores P. said
36 days ago
Im having the same problem on my 04 nissan maxima. I think my car wont start due to the timing chain issue


Richard B. said
36 days ago
Just took my 2007 Maxima in for a different issue and was told that I need to replace the timing' chain and guides as well as motor mounts. $2,588.00 Not too happy! They failed to mention that this is a known problem.


Thomas E. said
34 days ago
2005 nissan maxima, had the secondary chains buzzing noise st 75k miles. 1,800 at dealer and a blow-off, nothing we can do answer from nissan customer service.


Steve A. said
33 days ago
Our 2004 Quest with 83,000 miles just diagnosed with the timing chain guide issue at a Nissan dealership in Annapolis. Estimate at $2200. They knew exactly what the rattling noise was and told us that Nissan had a nice little repair kit for that problem since they see it happening so much in vehicles with 80,000 miles. Nice to know that they anticipated my needs.


Matt N. said
32 days ago
Same problem, rattling getting progressively worse


Shelly R. said
31 days ago
2007 Quest loud whining noise told it is failing timing chain


Thomas L. said
30 days ago
2008 Nissan Pathfinder. I bought it used and within 3 days started whining loudly. 86000 miles. $1200 paid to repair


Melody G. said
30 days ago
My 2006 Nissan pathfinder with 106,700 miles is currently at the dealership having the transmission/ radiator coolant issue replaced to the tune of $6000!
I wasn't even aware of the timing chain issue until finding this website. I had THAT problem taken care of last year for $2500. Absolutely infuriating!


Brian E. said
29 days ago


Brian E. said
29 days ago


Brian E. said
29 days ago


Alyssa B. said
29 days ago
Same issue 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE. Started at about 90,000 miles, had a bunch of useless repairs and now I'm told I need a whole new timing chain set at 99,000 miles. Very upset...


Mitch G. said
29 days ago
Am having same problem with my 08 Xterra..Service said it would be a few hundred dollars to fix timing chain problem.. Then found out it would be $13-1600 to repair. Car has just over 100K miles...Unacceptable!


Mitch G. said
29 days ago
Am having same problem with my 08 Xterra..Service said it would be a few hundred dollars to fix timing chain problem.. Then found out it would be $13-1600 to repair. Car has just over 100K miles...Unacceptable!


Gina H. said
28 days ago
I purchased a NEW 2006 Nissan Maxima when I got a divorce and my transmission is slipping and jerking so bad at times that it scares the hell out of me!!! My car has just over 118,000 miles on it and I cannot afford another bill!!! How do I join the law suite? I am, Ms.Ginah@yahoo.com


Gina H. said
28 days ago
I purchased a NEW 2006 Nissan Maxima when I got a divorce and my transmission is slipping and jerking so bad at times that it scares the hell out of me!!! My car has just over 118,000 miles on it and I cannot afford another bill!!! How do I join the law suite? I am, Ms.Ginah@yahoo.com


Hana D. said
27 days ago


Randy D. said
26 days ago
I have a 2005 Maxima. Had to rebuild transmission at 95,00 miles. The transmission shop says he has Nissans in all the time with the same transmission issues and $4000.00 to repair he says a valve body inside transmission is the issue. And just today took the Maxima in to check noise in front end. It turns out it is the timing chain tensioner defective may have replace all chains and tensioners for about $2000.00. The car only has 104,000 miles on it.


Saar D. said
25 days ago
I own a 2007 Nissan Quest SL. My wife was at the Nissan dealership to check the squeal sounds coming from the engine. The technician said it was a an issue with the timing chain, and it will need to be replaced. We took it to another mechanic and he stated that the timing chain tensioners are bad and need replacement. Nissan has a bulletin on this issue, but no recall. WHY??? Just like on this site, there are hundreds and even thousands of complaints online. This is a major defect that is also a major safety issue. The chutzpah that Nissan wants to charge people between $1800 - $2500 for a defect this severe for vehicles with low mileage. Timing chains and tensioners are not supposed to go bad at such relatively low mileage. My Quest is at 85K. Nissan has to fix this major defect at no cost to the consumer. We have had so many premature issues with this vehicle, that we will no longer buy Nissan vehicles. Nissan needs to be ashamed of themselves that an obvious major defect like this has gone without a recall.


Saar D. said
25 days ago
I own a 2007 Nissan Quest SL. My wife was at the Nissan dealership to check the squeal sounds coming from the engine. The technician said it was a an issue with the timing chain, and it will need to be replaced. We took it to another mechanic and he stated that the timing chain tensioners are bad and need replacement. Nissan has a bulletin on this issue, but no recall. WHY??? Just like on this site, there are hundreds and even thousands of complaints online. This is a major defect that is also a major safety issue. The chutzpah that Nissan wants to charge people between $1800 - $2500 for a defect this severe for vehicles with low mileage. Timing chains and tensioners are not supposed to go bad at such relatively low mileage. My Quest is at 85K. Nissan has to fix this major defect at no cost to the consumer. We have had so many premature issues with this vehicle, that we will no longer buy Nissan vehicles. Nissan needs to be ashamed of themselves that an obvious major defect like this has gone without a recall.


Saar D. said
25 days ago
I own a 2007 Nissan Quest SL. My wife was at the Nissan dealership to check the squeal sounds coming from the engine. The technician said it was a an issue with the timing chain, and it will need to be replaced. We took it to another mechanic and he stated that the timing chain tensioners are bad and need replacement. Nissan has a bulletin on this issue, but no recall. WHY??? Just like on this site, there are hundreds and even thousands of complaints online. This is a major defect that is also a major safety issue. The chutzpah that Nissan wants to charge people between $1800 - $2500 for a defect this severe for vehicles with low mileage. Timing chains and tensioners are not supposed to go bad at such relatively low mileage. My Quest is at 85K. Nissan has to fix this major defect at no cost to the consumer. We have had so many premature issues with this vehicle, that we will no longer buy Nissan vehicles. Nissan needs to be ashamed of themselves that an obvious major defect like this has gone without a recall.


Saar D. said
25 days ago
I own a 2007 Nissan Quest SL. My wife was at the Nissan dealership to check the squeal sounds coming from the engine. The technician said it was a an issue with the timing chain, and it will need to be replaced. We took it to another mechanic and he stated that the timing chain tensioners are bad and need replacement. Nissan has a bulletin on this issue, but no recall. WHY??? Just like on this site, there are hundreds and even thousands of complaints online. This is a major defect that is also a major safety issue. The chutzpah that Nissan wants to charge people between $1800 - $2500 for a defect this severe for vehicles with low mileage. Timing chains and tensioners are not supposed to go bad at such relatively low mileage. My Quest is at 85K. Nissan has to fix this major defect at no cost to the consumer. We have had so many premature issues with this vehicle, that we will no longer buy Nissan vehicles. Nissan needs to be ashamed of themselves that an obvious major defect like this has gone without a recall.


Joshua B. said
25 days ago
I realize the Murano is not listed, but I have a 2005 Nissan Murano with the 3.5. I just learned that the knocking noise we've been hearing is the timing belt and Nissan wants 2600 to fix. Last year when we started hearing a faint noise which we're now learning was the start of the timing chain issue, I spent around 1000 when I was told an engine mount was cracked and it could be the cause of the noise. Yeah right. This is a joke. I have to get it fixed because it's cheaper than a new car. But, I'll never have another one.


Dan C. said
24 days ago
Same Issue with 2005 Maxima - 124K miles - I want in on the lawsuit...


Jason P. said
24 days ago
Had the timing chain tensioners replaces at 55,000 miles under warranty and now at 114,000 miles I am having the same problem


BRUCE C. said
23 days ago


BRUCE C. said
23 days ago
I have a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder and this noise started at 79,000 miles....getting worse. Nissan wants $1500 to fix!


Stephanie O. said
22 days ago
2004 Nissan Quest, noise started @ 40000 miles, took it in repeatedly to dealerships, was told it was "tap it noise." Finding out now it has been the timing chain the whole time, blessed it never broke while driving, but they want $2000 to repair it..


Todd R. said
21 days ago
Same issue with 2007 nissan frontier. ...55k started to hear a whine sound...called nissan1 and several dealerships...Got no where...luckily a buddy used to work for nissan (14yrs) and said he did many guides and chains....so he helped me out on that along with a new aftermarket radiator. The extended warranty was almost up, so I did that as preventive maintenance. No more nissan purchases for me........1st and last. ...


Jay J. said
20 days ago
2007 Pathfinder. 23,000 miles had timing chain and tensioners done per TSB. When I picked up my car from having this done, the service advisor said the whining noise had not gone away. I do alot of work on my own cars and was concerned when I looked over the engine after having this what I consider pretty major repair done, and it looked to me like not one bolt had been disturbed. The whinning sound continued and now at 32,000 miles, at startup I am getting the metallic sound for a couple seconds. Synthetic oil since first oil change. Combine this with the known defective radiators Nissan continued to use, Nissan is no longer a dependable manufacturer.


Serge L. said
20 days ago
2006 Frontier with just under 50,000 miles. Dealer quoted me $1,390.40. Given that this failure is so common, it is only common sense that this should be a recall, or that at a minimum Nissan should offset some of the expense.


Serge L. said
20 days ago
2006 Frontier with just under 50,000 miles. Dealer quoted me $1,390.40. Given that this failure is so common, it is only common sense that this should be a recall, or that at a minimum Nissan should offset some of the expense.


Stewart G. said
19 days ago
Had a service done at kiefer nissan in Gresham Oregon. I was informed the loud whine when the engine starts is due to timing chain failing. Quote for the repair is $1400. After reading online about timing chains it seems I have no choice but to have them do it or risk my entire engine being scrapped.


Shane B. said
19 days ago
Having the same problem and haven't been able to fully diagnose the problem, but my 2007 nissan maxima only has 118k miles on it. WTF


Shane B. said
19 days ago
Having the same problem and haven't been able to fully diagnose the problem, but my 2007 nissan maxima only has 118k miles on it. WTF


Vivian T. said
17 days ago
I own a 2004 Maxima and had to get a second opinion that I needed a timing chain, the cost $1900. I could not believe this since the car only has 87000 miles.


Larry C. said
17 days ago
Having the same problem with 2006 Frontier with 75K miles. This is not right.


Lisa G. said
16 days ago
Timing chain issue haven't had that yet! 2005 -January Frontier here. Already participated in a class action law suite for the Radiator leakage to engine which destroys your engine. It was rewarded. Now, issues with tailgate, EOM, window motor, already replaced 2 out of 4 Catalytic Converters so I am sure the timing chain issue will be next! Oh yes, I was the fast lane of a California Freeway when i dropped from 80mph to about 50 mph is seconds.. the Transmission went! Really safe. How do i get involved?


John C. said
15 days ago
2008 sentra w/ under 90k miles and my timing chain went. Dealer wants 2200$ for it to be replaced.


Jo Anne L. said
14 days ago
Holy cow, I am 96000 miles and my chain went, dealer gave me the same dollar amount to fix. They should repair them free of charge!


Joe S. said
12 days ago
I have a 2004 Maxima SL with 79,000 miles and was just told by my mechanic
that the whining noise is from the timing chain and to contact Nissan to see if they issued a recall yet. He said it's a major job and the engine may need to be removed to fix it.


Joe S. said
12 days ago
I have a 2004 Maxima SL with 79,000 miles and was just told by my mechanic
that the whining noise is from the timing chain and to contact Nissan to see if they issued a recall yet. He said it's a major job and the engine may need to be removed to fix it.


CHARLES B. said
12 days ago
I purchased this van in October 2013. It's very clean but after just 2 weeks I was hearing what sounded like a power steering whine, but after taking it to the dealership for inspection, they tell me the timing chain and complete rebuild kit and install was over $2200! Yikes. Hope to get some compensation for this was a big bite. Thanks to anyone who wins this lawsuit!


kenny j. said
12 days ago
Another frontier nismo owner here. Replaced radiator, fuel sending unit, serpentine belt and idle tensioner, rear pinion seal, front drive shaft u-joint, fuel control vent valve, tailgate hinge broke damaging the tailgate, bed smacked the cab on a bumpy road damaging the cab. Check engine light has been on for years. Dealer cant figure out how to fix it. This isn't a truck. My Honda civic was by far tougher. My wife wants a Juke, no way in hell.


Marilyn T. said
11 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Maxima and I took it in for an oil change. I have been having issues with my mileage dropping to an extremely low 16.6 mpg. When I was there I was told they could hear noise from my timing belt and it would need to be replaced. I am thinking about getting rid of it.


Robert L. said
10 days ago
My 2005 frontier has been parked in my driveway for almost a year now I unfortunately cannot afford the repair cost. I brought my truck to the local dealer due to low oil pressure after warmup and they advised me it was my timing system that had failed. At minimum i would need both secondary chains and shoes, primary chains and shoes, along with backing plate and seals and o rings replaced. My quote from them was at 1800.00 -2000.00 sadly this has left me and my kids limited on where we can go and what we can do as for we only have 3 seats with belts in the bronco one being up front. Having four kids limits my travel as a family.


Robert L. said
10 days ago
My 2005 frontier has been parked in my driveway for almost a year now I unfortunately cannot afford the repair cost. I brought my truck to the local dealer due to low oil pressure after warmup and they advised me it was my timing system that had failed. At minimum i would need both secondary chains and shoes, primary chains and shoes, along with backing plate and seals and o rings replaced. My quote from them was at 1800.00 -2000.00 sadly this has left me and my kids limited on where we can go and what we can do as for we only have 3 seats with belts in the bronco one being up front. Having four kids limits my travel as a family.


Robert L. said
10 days ago
My 2005 frontier has been parked in my driveway for almost a year now I unfortunately cannot afford the repair cost. I brought my truck to the local dealer due to low oil pressure after warmup and they advised me it was my timing system that had failed. At minimum i would need both secondary chains and shoes, primary chains and shoes, along with backing plate and seals and o rings replaced. My quote from them was at 1800.00 -2000.00 sadly this has left me and my kids limited on where we can go and what we can do as for we only have 3 seats with belts in the bronco one being up front. Having four kids limits my travel as a family.


Tom G. said
9 days ago
My 2005 Nissan Quest with 80,000 miles just started to have the same issue.


Tom G. said
9 days ago
My 2005 Nissan Quest with 80,000 miles just started to have the same issue.


Tom G. said
9 days ago
My 2005 Nissan Quest with 80,000 miles just started to have the same issue.


Floyd B. said
8 days ago
My 2007 Frontier V-6 with 50000 miles has the same problems aforementioned, with the loud whinning noise . dealer est 1800.00. Why can't Nissan recall????


Stephen B. said
8 days ago
Same problem with my 2005 Altima 3.5 SE. First the floor boards rusted out which was another factory defect. Then the paint started peeling, which is another factory defect. Now the timing chain. I was told at 118K miles when the whining starting that it was the timing chain. Now the vehicle has started to rattle especially on acceleration. Getting worse and worse over the past few days.


Stephen B. said
8 days ago
Same problem with my 2005 Altima 3.5 SE. First the floor boards rusted out which was another factory defect. Then the paint started peeling, which is another factory defect. Now the timing chain. I was told at 118K miles when the whining starting that it was the timing chain. Now the vehicle has started to rattle especially on acceleration. Getting worse and worse over the past few days.


Stephen B. said
8 days ago
Same problem with my 2005 Altima 3.5 SE. First the floor boards rusted out which was another factory defect. Then the paint started peeling, which is another factory defect. Now the timing chain. I was told at 118K miles when the whining starting that it was the timing chain. Now the vehicle has started to rattle especially on acceleration. Getting worse and worse over the past few days.


said
7 days ago
Bought a 04 Nissan Maxima, had to replace transmission and now looks like timing chain is gone! Disgusted.


David M. said
7 days ago
I have a 2008 Nissan Quest with 123,000 Miles on it. I took the van in at 99,000 miles because i heard a whining sound coming from the engine. Nissan of Bakersfield said they could not hear the noise but it was there and said it was normal. Now I have the Van in the same nissan site getting insurance work done for the suspention and they tell me that the timing chain is making a whining noise and needs to be replaced with a quote of $1900.00. I was furious because I had it in before for the same thing now they say its bad. I was concerned because the dealer that i bought it from made it a point to say that the van had a timing chain not a belt and would last 8 to 10 years. what a crock...


Marcin T. said
6 days ago
I have 2005 xterra which developed whinning noise, timing work needs to be done. It has 130k miles.


Will G. said
5 days ago
Timing chain problems 70,000 miles. Loss of power clacking noise from engine. 2005 frontier


Patrick L. said
3 days ago
I have a 2006 Frontier that I am having to have all the chains, pulleys and belt replaced due to damage to the timing chain. Cost out of my pocket will be over $2000. Have always done the required maintenance with a Nissan dealer. Long time Nissan customer but not anymore! !!


Patrick L. said
3 days ago
I have a 2006 Frontier that I am having to have all the chains, pulleys and belt replaced due to damage to the timing chain. Cost out of my pocket will be over $2000. Have always done the required maintenance with a Nissan dealer. Long time Nissan customer but not anymore! !!


Ronald V. H. said
2 days ago
I have also had the same whining noise in my 2007 Nissan Quest Van Base model. I took it to Nissan and the Service Tech said the timing belt would have to be replaced and also recommended that the belts and water pump should also be replaced ,however I would have to pay for the repairs. Service Tech said Nissan does not cover these repairs.


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Dwight H. said
1 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Quest I bought brand new. I have loved this van but now, at 92000 miles I have the same problem as everyone else. Broken timing chain guide. I can't wait to see how this class action suit turns out. I haven't got the money to have a garage fix this for me. I am a qualified mechanic but I have no place to do the repairs.... Grrrr. I hope it lasts until I can get Nissan to do the right thing and fix their Colossal screw up! Or till summer rolls around here in New Hampshire


Dwight H. said
1 days ago
I have a 2007 Nissan Quest I bought brand new. I have loved this van but now, at 92000 miles I have the same problem as everyone else. Broken timing chain guide. I can't wait to see how this class action suit turns out. I haven't got the money to have a garage fix this for me. I am a qualified mechanic but I have no place to do the repairs.... Grrrr. I hope it lasts until I can get Nissan to do the right thing and fix their Colossal screw up! Or till summer rolls around here in New Hampshire


John B. said
16 hours ago
Have the same problem with my 2006 Nissan Maxima SE. $1500 to fix. Hoping it can hold off until January when I do my taxes and get my tax refund.


John B. said
16 hours ago
Have the same problem with my 2006 Nissan Maxima SE. $1500 to fix. Hoping it can hold off until January when I do my taxes and get my tax refund.


Jaime T. said
3 hours ago
My 2005 Nissan Pathfinder stopped in the middle of the highway. There were no injuries (thank goodness) but my Pathfinder was towed to a mechanic and I was told the Timing Chain is broken and my Pathfinder will not run until it is fixed. This will cost at least $2,000+

I bought my Pathfinder off the dealership lot, have been the only owner, and have performed all the correct maintenance since day 1. I would like to join the class action lawsuit.

2 years ago the transmission failed and I spent $4,500 to replace and was not aware of a class action lawsuit at that time regarding the transmission.


Jaime T. said
3 hours ago
My 2005 Nissan Pathfinder stopped in the middle of the highway. There were no injuries (thank goodness) but my Pathfinder was towed to a mechanic and I was told the Timing Chain is broken and my Pathfinder will not run until it is fixed. This will cost at least $2,000+

I bought my Pathfinder off the dealership lot, have been the only owner, and have performed all the correct maintenance since day 1. I would like to join the class action lawsuit.

2 years ago the transmission failed and I spent $4,500 to replace and was not aware of a class action lawsuit at that time regarding the transmission.

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