I recently bought a brand new Nissan Altima 2007 2.5S. Soon after I bought it, I started to hear engine rattle at low speeds and during startup. I took the car in and I was told by the Nissan service department that it is a very common issue with Altima ’07 and ’08. They told me that they would fix it and allegedly did fix it but did they really???
Few days back, I started hearing the rattle again, the engine was too loud in the mornings during startup and I don’t think this is normal for a brand new car. I was thinking about taking the car back to the dealership but then thought I would wait until the oil change is due. But this morning, things changed, I received a mail from Nissan.
It talked about the same exact issue that I am having with my car. The stupid thing was, it said that we already did inform you about this before. No Sir! I was never informed, your service specialist said it was fixed the first time I took my car in and it wasn’t really fixed.
If you have a Nissan Altmia 2007-08 2.5SL, contact your dealer and find out when you can go to get the noise fixed. They obviously mention in the mail that only some drivers experienced it, yeah right. There won’t be this kind of an effort if only handful experienced this problem.
Nissan will install an exhaust stay bracket in your vehicle free of charge which would fix the rattle noise around the exhaust manifold heat shield. This noise supposedly doesn’t affect the engine…