2009 Nissan Versa engine noise

We bought a 2009 Versa (automatic trans) in August and it has about 4000 miles on it. Just this week, after an 800 mile trip, it started to make a funny noise when in Drive, 2nd or 1st. It doesn’t make the noise in Reverse, Neutral or Park. It kind of sounds like a tick or a rattle that you’d get when the oil is way too low and it only happens if we are at a stop-light or drive thru window for more than a couple of minutes. The noise is mostly at the front passenger side.

Since the car is under multiple warranties, you just need to take it to the dealership and CLEARLY describe the problem.

Don’t even attempt to give them a diagnosis, as they will ignore it.
Just describe the problem as clearly and completely as you can.

On all warranty-related issues, the dealership has to go through a standardized diagnostic procedure, and no matter what anyone on this site thinks the problem may be, the dealership still has to do the diagnosing and (hopefully) the repair work.

If the dealership is not of any help, then you need to get the Nissan regional service rep involved. Contact info is in your Owner’s Manual.

Ultimately, you might want to familiarize yourself with the terms of the Lemon Law for your state.
If you educate yourself about this statute now, you will be able to act accordingly.

Good luck!

You have a brand new car, more or less. Your Versa is still under warranty. You should be asking your local Nissan dealer about this. This is what warranties are for.

Don’t pay any attention to any “diagnosis” you get here. Go to your Nissan dealer.

I couldn’t have said it any better myself.