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Let me start off by saying I LOVE MY TRUCK!! But let me also say that I would like for Nissan to start a more in-depth quality control program to make sure the assembly workers are at least tightening things up on the line.

My truck has just over 600 miles on it, it's never been off-road and I haven't even hit a hard bump with it yet so all the loose bolts I found the other night came from the factory this way, of which I think is unexcuseable on Nissan's part. I've attached several pictures that I took and hope that most of you check yours before rattles start to drive you crazy and for safety sake too.

My advice is to allocate several hours of your time with a bright light, lots of metric sockets/wrenches, a bottle of loc-tite and go hunting...Start under the truck front to back then go inside front to back. Put a socket or wrench on every bolt, nut, and screw you lay eyes on and give it a twist to see if it's loose. By the way, I'm not talking "improperly torqued" here either, I'm talking 1 to 4 turns loose!!! :evil: I'm still pretty upset with this issue and may send these photos to Nissan because if they want to improve, here's their chance.

If you have any more to add to this post please do so with either pictures or a good verbal description of what and where you found it so we can all learn.

Thanks,

Dale







 

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I just got done finding both my bumper extensions were loose. One side had screw missing, the other side was just loose!
 

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good one Bill, I forgot about those!! Actually I'm still not done going over my truck. I spent at least 2 hours on it Saturday night and I need to spend probably another couple of hours. I just hope no one encounters any loose driveshaft/half-shaft bolts!! It's a little scary to find this many things loose and not even assembled correctly (wiring harness' not even clipped) because it makes you wonder "what else".

I also found one of the dash bolts, above the cabin air filter box, screwed right into a wiring harness. Luckily it didn't penetrate any of the wires but jeeeez.
 

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JT, did you have actual rattles that made you tear into your dash to find these loose bolts? I ask, as I have read about numerous dash rattles, and I have none. I am wondering if I need to get in there and check, or wait untill a rattle develops.
 

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I've got one rattle on the passenger side under the dash that I'm trying to locate. Other than that I'm rattle free. When I was trying to locate it is when I started noticing loose bolts everywhere.
 

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LOL I am calling you when I need help with the center console I am going to make and put the LCD in the dash.
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I hate to say it, but.... that’s what you get when you build a truck in the US. I don't want anyone to think I'm un-American here because I’m as patriotic as they come. I just know how the American autoworker is. There is no reason why a truck owner with 600 miles has to strip his truck to find a rattle!!!!

Now I know I'm going to get bashed for saying this, but from my past experiences I believe this to be a true statement. Sorry if I offend you, but you'll get over it!!!! LOL
 

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k9mrussell said:
I hate to say it, but.... that’s what you get when you build a truck in the US. I don't want anyone to think I'm un-American here because I’m as patriotic as they come. I just know how the American autoworker is. There is no reason why a truck owner with 600 miles has to strip his truck to find a rattle!!!!

Now I know I'm going to get bashed for saying this, but from my past experiences I believe this to be a true statement. Sorry if I offend you, but you'll get over it!!!! LOL
My exact thoughts!!

Too bad because it's an awesome truck. Even though I'm ripping and tearing things apart it's mainly to tighten everything up which is really a shame..
 

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JetTech I guess its safe to say you have a screw loose HEHEH
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JetTech I guess its safe to say you have a screw loose HEHEH
M4ck
Don't make me edit your post.... :lol: Or hold out on you when you need to take your center console apart... :lol:
 

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LOL
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and here's some loose bolts on the drivers side with the lower panel removed. I also marked the XM connector and trailer brake harness for those of you interested. Sorry but I think I've severely underestimated the time to tighten everything up. Way more than a couple of hours... :roll:

 

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When your done you can come to Greenville and tackle mine. lol
By the way I have waited longer than I wanted to, to do my oil change because I've been waiting for that oil test kit. I am at 4000 miles now I am going to go ahead and get it changed I don't like going over the 3000 mar too much.
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I wouldn't worry about the test kit right yet. Just change it and try to do a sample around the 10K mark to see how things are doing.
 

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10-4 didn't mean to jack your thread here. Carry on.
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WARNING.....

Has anyone ever checked the most loose one of all???? "The loose nut" between the steering wheel & the drivers seat!!!!! LOL Just thought i had to throw that in.... hehehe
 

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I hate the phrase "tearing into the date".....I'm soo afraid that I will break a clip or something or that it will never fit right again.
 
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