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.

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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

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

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