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2013 Altima SV - Constant whining noise at low speeds
I am a new member here and a first time Nissan owner. I have had my Altima SV 2.5 for about 3 weeks. The car has about 2000 miles on it.
From day one, any time we are moving at a speed less than 20 MPH there is a constant and most irritating noise coming from somewhere under the hood on the passenger side.
It is a whine noise that alternates between two pitches and sounds like it could be pump or even vacuum noise. The sound is a high pitched 'eeeeeeeeeeeeeee' followed by a slightly lower pitched 'errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr'. It only stops when the car brakes are depressed and the car is fully stopped. I'm sure the noise is still occurring at speeds over 20 but, I can't hear it... yet.
It may seem trivial, but it getting to be intolerable whenever I am doing any city driving.
This car is so new that I can't find any posts with similar issues.
Car is going back into the dealership on Wednesday.
Also, I had an issue with the electronic start the day after I purchased the car. I used the remote start, got in, and was then completely locked out of the car's controls. I couldn't turn the car off, get it out of gear, or have any electronics work. I had to have service techs come to my work's parking garage where they finally manually disengaged the shift lever which did something, because the car immediately shut off... It was running for about an 1.5 hours with absolutely no way for me to turn the car off.
I have to say the car is comfortable. I am coming from a VW Jetta TDI (which had issues for as long as I owned it)... so, the gas mileage on this car is very underwhelming, but I got it so I would have non-exotic (no diesel, no turbos, no premium fuel requirements) problem free, dependable car for years to come... So far, it's off to a rocky start.
So can anyone who has this vehicle report the same kind of noise issues?