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
421 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
413 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
369 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
345 days ago
Same isue with timing chain


Bob S. said
338 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
336 days ago
Same issues, secondary timing chains, secondary timing chain tensioners and secondary timing chain tensioner shoes, all bad.


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


Steve T. said
316 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
315 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
315 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
315 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
314 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
307 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
307 days ago
How can a person join the class action suit against Nissan North America?


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


kelly R. said
306 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
305 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
303 days ago
cost me 2000 to fix


David W. said
302 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
302 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
301 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
300 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
300 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
297 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
295 days ago
I have the same problem with timing chain territories, i have 98,000 miles on 2007 nissan xterra.


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


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


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


Stephanie S. said
294 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
292 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
291 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
290 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
288 days ago
2007 Nissan Quest and Nissan Pathfinder same issues


Theresa J. said
287 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
287 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
285 days ago
Yes we have a 2005 Nissan Quest and it has the rattling going on in the engine.


Lisa R. said
285 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
285 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
283 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
281 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
280 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
280 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
279 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
279 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
279 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
278 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
276 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
276 days ago
No issues yet just went through the radiator and transmission issue though


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


teresa m. said
276 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
276 days ago
BTW ITS A 2006 MAXIMA 3.5SE


Dona N. said
275 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
275 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
275 days ago
I am having trouble with my 2006 Nissan maxima transmission.


Jeremy J. said
274 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
273 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
272 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
272 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
272 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
272 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
272 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
271 days ago
My Quest has the same problem is this lawsuit for real.


Joseph W. said
270 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
269 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
269 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
267 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
267 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
267 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
267 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
266 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
266 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
265 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
265 days ago
I have 2006 Frontier 4.0L V6, 110,000. $2,000 to fix, what are my options?


Chad T. said
265 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
265 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
264 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
264 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
264 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
260 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
258 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
258 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
257 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
257 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
257 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
254 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
254 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
247 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
247 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
246 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
246 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
245 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
243 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
243 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
242 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
241 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
241 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
239 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
237 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
236 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
236 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
235 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
235 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
234 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
233 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
230 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
230 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
229 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
229 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
229 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
224 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
221 days ago
2007 pathfinder


cesar h. said
220 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
220 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
220 days ago


Steve S. said
219 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
218 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
216 days ago
04 maxima 138k rattling noise upon start. Dealship said over $2000 to fix


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


Richard H. said
216 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
216 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
216 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
215 days ago
I am currently making repairs on a 2006 Nissan pathfinder for the problems that the lawsuit states.


Dwon J. said
215 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
214 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
214 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
214 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
213 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
211 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
210 days ago
Need to replace timing chain


kathy h. said
210 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
209 days ago
Rattling noise upon starting. 2500 for timing repair.


jANE I. said
208 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
206 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
206 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
205 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
205 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
205 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
205 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
204 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
204 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
203 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
202 days ago
Same problem: 2007 Frontier, the problem started around 55k miles.


Corey L. said
202 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
201 days ago
2004 Quest - Same Problem


Benjamin W. said
201 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
200 days ago
Same problem 2004 nissan quest, also ball joint problem


Andre M. said
200 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
200 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
196 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
194 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
194 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
193 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
192 days ago
2006 xterra off-road just replace timing chains as noise was unbearable


Greg H. said
191 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
191 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
190 days ago
2004 Maxima. Exactly same issue. Car. Running extremely rough right now. Timing chain is the issue.


Pamela C. said
190 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
190 days ago
2007 pathfinder TRANNY/issues


Christopher J. said
189 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
189 days ago
2006 Nissan Xterra X
Whining timing chain


Amanda B. said
189 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
187 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
187 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
186 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
185 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
183 days ago
2005 Altima 3.5. Started having timing chain noise around 100K miles. Nissan needs to take responsibility


ian g. said
183 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
182 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
182 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
181 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
180 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
180 days ago
80000 miles and the engine is already making a whining noise due to a bad timing chain and tensioners


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


John K. said
179 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
179 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
179 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
179 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
179 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
177 days ago
nisan quest 2006 with timing chain issues


matthew s. said
177 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
175 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
174 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
173 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
173 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
173 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
173 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
172 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
169 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
169 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
169 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
169 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
169 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
169 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
168 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
167 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
167 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
166 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
166 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
165 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
165 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
165 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
163 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
163 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
161 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
160 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
160 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
160 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
160 days ago
Nissan quest 2006
We did all recommended maintenance. Still I have to replace motor


alan a. said
158 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
158 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
157 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
157 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
156 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
156 days ago
I have been dealing with the same problem! Now I need a whole new engine!!!!! Nissan quest 2006


jennifer A. said
156 days ago


Jackie C. said
155 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
154 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
154 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
152 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
152 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
152 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
151 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
150 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
149 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
148 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
148 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
148 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
148 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
147 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
147 days ago
2005 quest chain issue


Kimberly F. said
146 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
146 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
144 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
144 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
142 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
142 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
141 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
139 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
139 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
138 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
138 days ago
2006 Pathfinder 137,000miles
Dealer telling me Timing chain and tensioner needs replacing
@1400.00 dollars...my last Nissan!!!


Shane H. said
138 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
138 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
138 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
138 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
137 days ago
Same noise/rattle problem with my 2005 Quest. Started last summer. Oil leak also began about same time.


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


Luis P. said
136 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
136 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
136 days ago
2008 frontier.. same issue


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


Orlando V. said
134 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
133 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
133 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
133 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
132 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
130 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
129 days ago
I have a 2007 Xterra that has a loud knocking noise at start up in xtreme cold.


Leighann P. said
127 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
127 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
126 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
126 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
126 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
126 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
125 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
125 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
124 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
124 days ago
2004 Quest, needed a new timing chain at 67k miles. Cost me $2300. No recourse..


John O. said
117 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
115 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
114 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
114 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
114 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
113 days ago
80,000 miles on 2007 Maxima needed new timing chain. $2,000.


Chris A. said
111 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
111 days ago
2007 maxima, same problem


Adam B. said
110 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
110 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
109 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
105 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
105 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
105 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
104 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
104 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
104 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
104 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
104 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
103 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
102 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
101 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
101 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
97 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
97 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
96 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
96 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
94 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
94 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
92 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
92 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
92 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
92 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
91 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
90 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
90 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
90 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
90 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
89 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
87 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
87 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
87 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
86 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
85 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
85 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
85 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
85 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
84 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
84 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
83 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
81 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
80 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
80 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
78 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
77 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
76 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
76 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
74 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
73 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
71 days ago
I have 2006 Quest . I have exact same problem, timing chain noise.


Angela P. said
70 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
70 days ago
same problem chain slapping the case due to faulty chain guide and tensioner.


Stephan M. said
69 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
68 days ago
06 nissan frontier. Replaced timing chains and guides. Cost was 1750.00


Michelle T. said
67 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
67 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
67 days ago
I have the same problems, 2004 Nissan Murano. Timing chain was slapping due to wearing of plastic guides.


Kurt K. said
67 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
66 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
65 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
65 days ago
same issue with timing chain...2005 Nissan Maxima with 100k miles


Rodney L. said
64 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
64 days ago
same issue with timing chain ...2007 Nissan Xterra 65,000 miles. $1740.00 for repairs at dealership.


Mark D. said
62 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
61 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
61 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
59 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
59 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
58 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
58 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
58 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
57 days ago
2007 pathfinder whining noise


Russell Y. said
57 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
57 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
57 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
56 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
56 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
56 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
55 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
55 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
55 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
54 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
54 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
53 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
52 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
52 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
51 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
51 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
51 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
51 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
51 days ago
How do I join the class action lawsuit


Kristian C. said
50 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
48 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
47 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
46 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
46 days ago
2007 Xterra, same problem and diagnosis from dealer. 92,000 miles. Am interested in joining law suit.


Laura K. said
46 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
46 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
45 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
44 days ago
Bad timing chain 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. Rattling like crazy,what can be done.


tracie d. said
43 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
42 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
42 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
40 days ago
Same problem need timing chain. Dealership said it could
Cost upto 44200.00 smh


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


James W. said
40 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
40 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
39 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
39 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
38 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
36 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
36 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
36 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
35 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
35 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
34 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
26 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
25 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
22 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
22 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
22 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
22 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
22 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
21 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
18 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
18 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
16 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
13 days ago
2005 Pathfinder 98,000 and i hear ticking noise upon start up.


Melissa C. said
13 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
13 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
13 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
12 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
11 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
4 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
18 hours 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
14 hours 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.



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