Why are you just showing a picture of your truck in the video? If the noise is coming from the engine why not jvideo the engine?
Really, wow :thatswck:I thought that I might be an isolated case. Sorry to hear that. I can very much understand how you might feel about it. Mine became noticable at about 500 miles, I think it is piston slap. It could be a rod knocking too, both suck and are unacceptable. I also have the 7 month 100,000 miles extended warranty, but it does me no good if they don't fix it. The dealer should have taken it back, but the suck egg mules would not help me out. Good luck on yours as well, let me know what they find out.I have about 13,000 miles on my truck and it's starting to sound like this. I will be taking it in when I hit 15,000 for it's oil change, and inquire about this noise. Glad I purchased 7 month 100,000 miles extended warranty. Good luck, keep us posted.
At the time they didn't have any new ones left. I have had a friend of mine which has workred on cars for many years listen to it and he thought piston slap. I sent the same audio to the dealer for them to listen too, several days ago, and have had no response. Thats why I am looking for another dealer. I might trade it off for a Titan. I found 3 about 2 hrs away that look very appealing. Your right though they really should replace the truck. A new motor would destroy the originality of it IMO.Did you ever have the dealer run another 4.0 motor next to yours? I personally wouldn't have let it go this long. Go there and DEMAND a Nissan North America factory rep come listen to the truck. Make them either replace the truck or the motor but nobody else has a motor that sounds like that.
Go get an independant engine builder to listen and write their opinion on the cause and pay him for it. Then take that with you to the dealer who "can't" (doesn't want to) hear it.
They sould you would think have one or the other. My biggest prob is it is 70 miles away, & I have to take off work. If it were close, you better beleive it would have been resoloved by now. I'll call Nissan, but I am going to call my dealer and see if they ever listened to my recording first. Yeah I know I'll get my butt burned on a trade, but it might be worth it in the long run, and I REALLY liked the Titan when I test drove it, but I listened to my wife as she thought it was too big.:censor: anywayDon't they have a Pathfinder on the lot? I think the Xterra has the same motor too. I had a Titan for three years and it was great. You will take a bath on a trade so a Titan trade will cost you big time. Call Nissan North America and nicely complain but ask for the regional rep to contact you.
You can mention your attorney is waiting to see what they do before he gets into the act and makes it a public issue.