Spacecoastbill
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Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:39 pm

I have a 2015 Leaf SV.

I have been noticing a very audible click coming from the front left of the car when I start and sometimes when I stop. It is just a single click, not a repeating one.

It is not every time, but enough that I have been noticing it.

Im not exactly sure what is causing this sound, anyone have any idea where to start looking?

THANKS

alozzy
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Re: Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:54 pm

Lots of posts on this topic already...

This forum's search engine sucks, so use Google instead:

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clicking noise site:mynissanleaf.com


It's not just LEAFs that exhibit that issue, all Nissan's with the same drive axle have the same issue apparently.

Refer to NTB 12-055 if taking it to Nissan for repair
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Spacecoastbill
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Re: Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:51 pm

alozzy wrote:Lots of posts on this topic already...

This forum's search engine sucks, so use Google instead:

Code: Select all

clicking noise site:mynissanleaf.com


It's not just LEAFs that exhibit that issue, all Nissan's with the same drive axle have the same issue apparently.

Refer to NTB 12-055 if taking it to Nissan for repair



Well, that explains why I wasnt having an easy time finding it.

Is the cost typically covered due to the TSB?

alozzy
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Re: Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:17 pm

It might be covered under warranty, honestly not sure. I'm planning on doing it myself, as it looks like an easy job that I can combine with the gearbox oil change.

But, if you get it done under warranty please post back :-)
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Spacecoastbill
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Re: Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:17 pm

alozzy wrote:It might be covered under warranty, honestly not sure. I'm planning on doing it myself, as it looks like an easy job that I can combine with the gearbox oil change.

But, if you get it done under warranty please post back :-)



The dealer wouldn't do it under warranty. I had a mechanic I know do it, took 40 minutes and charged me $50.

The hardest part was getting the M7 Moly grease (I got a small tube from Honda).

The washers and cotter pins should be replaced, but the nuts are pretty heavy duty and really dont need to be replaced.

I got the service bulletin, I will scan it and add it to this thread.

If it reappears, Im going to do it myself, it was not a big deal.

alozzy
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Re: Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:59 pm

@Spacecoastbill Thanks for posting back! I'll definitely be doing this myself then sometime over the next few weeks, so a copy of the TSB would be great :D
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DaveinOlyWA
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Re: Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:14 am

Spacecoastbill wrote:
alozzy wrote:Lots of posts on this topic already...

This forum's search engine sucks, so use Google instead:

Code: Select all

clicking noise site:mynissanleaf.com


It's not just LEAFs that exhibit that issue, all Nissan's with the same drive axle have the same issue apparently.

Refer to NTB 12-055 if taking it to Nissan for repair



Well, that explains why I wasnt having an easy time finding it.

Is the cost typically covered due to the TSB?


It would be covered under the bumper to bumper 36,000 3 year warranty
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Spacecoastbill
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Re: Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:32 am

I was within 36k miles, but 3 years was up a couple months ago.......no flexibility at the dealership.

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Re: Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:22 pm

Shouldn't this be covered by the 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty?
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Spacecoastbill
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Re: Strange clicking noise when starting/stopping

Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:11 pm

Not according to Earnhart Nissan. It's not part of the powertrain.

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