Three problems related to engine rattling and whining sounds have been reported for the 2006 Nissan Altima.
Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that when the ignition was started, a loud rattling noise emitted from the engine area. The failure occurred during the initial start up and when driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the engine piston ring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 06v223000 (engine and engine cooling). The approximate failure mileage was 125,000. Mah.
I purchase 2006 Nissan Altima from eastern carolina Nissan in may 2006. I have been hearing a rattling noise 1 week after purchase. I notified Nissan and they stated that is was spark knocking but when I contacted them to inquire on service report, not noted. The airbag light on/off during driving. The doors lock when keys are in and car is started/off.
Purchased a 2006 Nissan Altima on 04/04/06 with 267 miles on the car. We noticed a rattling noise from the engine, we took the car in to dealer at 2700 miles (05/22/06) & told them of the problem, while we were there we had them go ahead & change the oil. They changed the oil first, then they could not hear the noise (duh !) the service tech told me they could not find anything wrong, that only the hood bracket was slightly loose. I explained that the bracket was loose because I had looked under the hood trying to figure out where the noise was coming from. I insisted that there was some sort of problem. They said if you hear it again bring it back and we can drive the vehicle together. 3-4 weeks later we started hearing the noise again, & received the letter in the mail from Nissan. We took the car back in at 5993 & we were told we were indeed part of the recall and to bring the car back every 700 miles (are they serious ?) I placed several phone calls to consumer affairs & spoke to leslie the gatekeeper. She would not provide any answers either. As of late, we are in the same boat everyone else is in. Can not get any clear answers. There are options people. . . . . Do not let this multi-billion dollar company fool you. . . There are lemon laws to protect your interests. ******************************************************** do not settle for an engine replacement below are some options for getting Nissan to replace your car entirely or re-purchase the vehicle ********************* contact all of the following agencies and file complaints, we have. Better business bureau @ 800-955-5100 (they have a website too) texas dept of transportation (contact your specific state) consumer affairs (national), states attorney general, all of these services provide arbitration for you either at no charges are for a nominal fee. They will negotiate a re-purchase or replacement for you.
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