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I had my 2004 Nissan Quest for 1 day before the noise started. Turns out the noise is noticeable on cold starts. Be sure you do a cold start before buying one and then have it checked. Timing chain was bad. 1200.00 repair. Thankfully the dealer I bought it from is standing behind it. CAUTION!!! I don't really understand how this doesn't effect its reliability rating on this site. The dealership that is actually doing the repair says they do this repair all the time.Report it
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 $2500 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.Report it
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