I have a 2008 Altima SL. I hear a sound like a telephone on vibrate coming from the steering column. It occurs randomly--no specific occasions.

Asked by Aug 19, 2013 at 09:16 AM about the 2008 Nissan Altima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The sound may occur when I first turn on the car in the morning,  as I am driving, when I
come to a stop--no specific pattern.  The sound lasts a second or two.

2 Answers

11,695

Sounds like a exhaust heat shield - they will vibrate when they when it rusts off a retaining bolt. Should be able to make it do it by slowing increasing engine speed in Park or neutral and it will hit a harmonic and start to hum/ rattle . Good Luck

255

It's Maxwell Smart! he now has a Steering Wheel phone! LOL

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Automatic Transmission 1995 Nissan Altima 2 answers

    The OD button wouldn't engage. Took it to a transmission shop and was told no available parts. They offered to rigged it permanently so the OD will always stay on. On rare occasions, I did have to s...

    1995 Nissan Altima GXE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Nissan Altima 2003 dies on its own and doesn't start 2 answers

    I have a 2003 3.5L Nissan Altima, Manual. I'm having two problems with my car. Problem #1, when I do a cold start, the car starts fine but the more stops I make (Stop as in when I need to gas up or ...

    2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Rattling Noise On 2011 Altima Coupe 3 answers

    I originally submitted a question on a 'humming' noise a few weeks ago. Dealership replaced muffler, noise was gone for a day, and is now back. It is def coming from the exhaust area (or at least it...

    2011 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SR

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2007 Xterra Won't start in cold weather; cranks but won't turn over 245 answers

    I have a used 2007 Nissan Xterra that won't start in cold weather. Had the battery replaced. Fixed temporarily then wouldn't start again. Towed to mechanic. They said no charge so replaced the throt...

    Nissan Xterra

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • SLS dead 12 answers

    I'm a genius. I hit the sulfate button on my fancy charger while battery was still connected to the car. Did I blow a "master" fuse or fusible link? When you get done laughing, please help!

    1997 Cadillac Seville SLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Nissan Altima Questions

Nissan Altima Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,980
#2 Cassie Sapphire
Cassie Sapphire
Reputation 650
#3 putolile
putolile
Reputation 620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
280 Great Deals out of 26,376 listings starting at $1,989
Used Honda Accord
759 Great Deals out of 87,614 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Camry
844 Great Deals out of 90,111 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Civic
500 Great Deals out of 88,831 listings starting at $1,499
Used Nissan Sentra
430 Great Deals out of 56,358 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Corolla
688 Great Deals out of 72,328 listings starting at $600
Used Chevrolet Malibu
862 Great Deals out of 81,173 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Sonata
630 Great Deals out of 51,919 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Altima Coupe
49 Great Deals out of 1,531 listings starting at $3,999
Used Kia Optima
398 Great Deals out of 30,587 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Fusion
1,011 Great Deals out of 84,247 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Charger
281 Great Deals out of 27,023 listings starting at $2,250
Used Chevrolet Impala
526 Great Deals out of 29,493 listings starting at $799
Used Nissan Rogue
556 Great Deals out of 78,154 listings starting at $3,302
Used Hyundai Elantra
468 Great Deals out of 52,427 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima For Sale
39,021 listings starting at $14,995
2016 Nissan Altima For Sale
89 Great Deals out of 9,129 listings starting at $11,499
2015 Nissan Altima For Sale
223 Great Deals out of 9,377 listings starting at $9,345
2014 Nissan Altima For Sale
254 Great Deals out of 7,628 listings starting at $4,900
2013 Nissan Altima For Sale
82 Great Deals out of 3,782 listings starting at $3,900