Nissan Frontier Forum banner

Had my fronty 3 weeks and its been in the shop 3 times

1647 Views 18 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Jordo
I bought an 07' LE CC 3 weeks ago with timing tensioner problem. And had it fixed under warranty. One week after I got it back while changing the front diff oil I noticed oil running out of the timing chain cover. So I took it back in and they found the leaky seal and fixed it. I haven't had it back a week and guess what its leaking oil out of the timing chain cover again. So I'm taking it back to the dealer in the morning. Is there some weird seal in there that is hard to get seated or does Wilmington Nissan just suck?
1 - 6 of 19 Posts
I took it to the dealer this morning at 730am and got a call at 1pm saying that my oil pan was leaking this time and Nissan was going to replace it for FREE. So I ask what is wrong with the oil pan? And the service writers response was "Our mechanic must have stripped a bolt out the last time the pan was put on and It leaked" How does a stripped bolt warrant replacing the oil pan? I personally have never heard of threads in a oil pan. Does this sound stupid to you guys? I was busy at work and figured i would get a detailed explanation tomorrow when I pick up my truck for the third time.
I work at a Custom stainless steel machine shop Commercial & Residential Stainless Steel Swimming Pools, SwimSpas, Hot Tubs & Spa Equipment ? Bradford Products check our galleries out . I wish I could work at a school LoL. So the oil pan doesn't need to come off ? I'm worried about my truck now. They may turn a good truck into a lemon before I get it back. As for finding a new dealer. I wouldn't have had them do it had it not been warranty work.
Thanks for the help! Are those three bolt holes in the bottom of the picture the top of the oil pan? If so maybe they messed one of those up some how. IDK I will post back on the story I hear. By the way nice looking truck. I voted for ya!
I just can't imagine how they messed it up.

So I picked my truck up today! When I asked what exactly was leaking I was informed that my oil pan had a hair line crack in it. And then thet told me that someone had tried to fix it with JB Weld. And also I had a bolt stripped out in the timing chain cover. So I ask to see the oil pan because in my line of work ( A custom metal fabricator) I felt like I could tell if it had just cracked and they tried to screw me or if it was like that when I purchased the truck. Can you believe that they couldn't produce my old oil pan. I also ask if they took the oil pan off the last time why wasn't this addresses last time if it was already like this. And why in the hell did your f*%^ing mechanic srtrip a bolt out of the timing cover and not fix it. Can you believe the best response the service manager had was " I'm sorry". He also told me the reason to remove the oil pan is to replace the whole gasket on it because you break the seal when you pull the timing cover off. But anyway I got it back and so far it doesn't leak oil YET. STAY AWWAY FROM WILMINGTON NISSAN IN NC!
See less See more
1 - 6 of 19 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.