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Hi There,

I just bought an used 2010 versa SL here in Canada. It has 86k on it, and its nice little car. I'm replacing my 1998 Altima, and although I had some reliability issues in the past, overall I still like the Nissan for not breaking too much on me.

On my altima, I had a solenoid type of noise every time I turned on the ignition key without starting the engine, coming from the engine area, was never able to figure out where exactly it was coming from, but the car didn't fail, so that's a good thing.

On the versa, I experience a noise when I do the same thing, but it sound more like an impact driver! lol

I made a little video, and you can hear the noise, right after the beep beep (from having the driver's door open). I did it twice.

Versa Engine Noise - YouTube

Is this normal? If not, any ideas of what could be causing this noise? Is my car dying? :crying:

Thanks! :smile
 

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Thanks all. It's a 1.8L with CVT. I can only hear the sound when I'm in the garage, outdoors it's really hard to notice.

I will try to pinpoint where it is coming from, and keep you posted!

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Today I asked my wife to turn the key while I stand there listening. We did it a few times, and the noise seems to be coming from the CVT area (bottom right part o the engine bay). Very strange! Since it's still under powertrain / cvt warranty, would a dealer take a look at this for free, or do I have to pay a diagnostic fee?

I never had to take a car to the dealership for issues like this, so not sure how it works! :)

Thanks!
 

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Thanks! I just realized the starter on the versa is in the front, so yeah, looks like that's the culprit. :)

The car is currently starting fine, should I be worried? When it fails, will it be sudden or will progressively get harder to start the car?
 
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