Nissan Versa owners have reported 11 problems related to front suspension control arm under the suspension category. The most recently reported issues are listed below.
Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Versa based on all problems reported for the Versa. Front control arm bushing failure. See all problems of the Nissan Versa. Tl-the contact owns a Nissan Versa. Vehicle repaired by an unknown independent mechanic. Manufacturer notified of the failure.
Vehicle not diagnosed by the dealer. Approximate failure mileageTl the contact owns a Nissan Versa. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for an oil change. The mechanic informed the contact that the rear lower control arms were fractured due to corrosion and needed replacement.
The contact also stated that the front lower control arms were replaced by an independent mechanic on September 29,which became a recall in The manufacturer was notified of the failure and issued case number: The vehicle was not repaired for the recent failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93, The lower front control arm on the driver's side which holds the front wheel on the frame broke in the middle of the part letting the front wheel loose from the car.
A small portion of metal that did not break held the tire on. The vehicle was stopped before an accident happened. The person driving was on a main road in a major u. The front tire had rubbed against the front plastic bumper and actually pealed some of it off.
The lower control arm has been replaced on this vehicle and is in my possession. The replacement was done by a mechanic. The mechanic claims it is a Nissan part. Steering wheel would snap back for two weeks and then all of a sudden one morning I heard a loud snap on the control arm and the vehicle came to a grinding stop.
Do some research re:lower control arms failure on Nissan Versa and find that it may be related to coils failure as it is part of the suspension system interconnected to spring coils. Corrosion of coils can cause the tension on the springs to fail and cause the other parts of the suspension to go bad like in my case. I my be lucky that coils on my car not broke off yet but for sure they all ready cost me a lot of money and may cost me more because the problem is not fix yet. Get in touch with Nissan but was told that even the arms are the part of suspension system interconnected to coils-the coils are not cause of arms failure.
Because of Nissan refusal to accept they fault and solve the issue I do not have other option left but file complaint and make other Nissan Versa owners aware about the problem they may have with their cars as I did.
Occured during a low speed left hand turn on city street after stopping for traffic light.Your car's suspension system is an intricate network of cooperating usually, anyway components designed to give you a smooth, even, stable ride.
Since the suspension is ground zero when it comes to road abuse, the parts wear out and even break. If your car doesn't seem to ride like it used to, you may have a problem down below. It may seem daunting to try to diagnose steering or suspension problems, but if you attack it systematically, you have a fighting chance. Just find the symptom that sounds like you and see what the probable causes are.
Before you start replacing parts, it's a good idea to check all of the mounting nuts and bolts to be sure the problem isn't being caused by simple looseness. As you turn the wheel or hold it in a turned position, it feels like its slipping slightly back and forth. Excessive vibration while traveling at a constant speed, especially at highway speeds.
Feeling clunks and knocks through the steering wheel when you go over bumps or even cracks in the road. Sometimes more than one issue needs to be addressed to fix the symptoms. Matthew Wright. Matthew Wright has been a freelance writer and editor for over 10 years and an automotive repair professional for three decades specializing in European vintage vehicles.
Low or uneven tire pressure: Check tire inflation. Uneven tire wear: Check front tires for even wear and replace both front tires. Alignment bad: Check and adjust wheel alignment.
Steering components bad: Inspect tie rods and steering rack. Sticking brake caliper : Inspect brakes for uneven wear or excessive heat. Repair as needed. Wheels seem to wander and wiggle rapidly back and forth. One or more wheels out of balance: Have wheels balanced.
Vehicle out of alignment: Check and adjust wheel alignment. Worn steering components: Inspect tie rods and steering rack for excessive play and repair if needed.So how do you find out what problems are occurring? Any duplicates or errors? It's not us. Don't waste your time wasting ours! If you are interested in advertising a for-profit service, contact us. Find something helpful? Spread the word. Share on Facebook Retweet this page Email this page.
Add Complaint. Left front coil spring broke. Car was parked in garage and when it was started in order to back out of the garage, there was a banging sound.
I got out to see if I had hit anything on the garage and found a piece of the spring on the garage floor. Spring was replaced. Noisy worn front strut bushings. About April 8 9 days while purchasing this car I reported a complaint to the local bayridge Nissan service department about a clunking and knocking noise in the front end of the car and felt in the steering wheel, the vehicle had less than miles at the time.
They eventually placed large metal washers between the sub frame and cross brace support because they stated that the sub frame bushings had sagged, or where improperly installed at the manufacturer.
Now the steering feels loose and the only way I can describe it is it feels as if the steering column is separating when taking turns over uneven road surfaces. This vehicle is adangerous vehicle I have no other means to as I have tried two 2 Nissan service stations and Nissan mechanic, still problem is there 2 weeks back brake suddenly went down I drove with out brake for a while, my family travels in this car.
Search CarComplaints. On or about March 26th I reported a complaint to the local Nissan service department about a clunking and knocking noise in the front end of the car and felt in the steering wheel, the vehicle had less than 32, miles at the time.
This was not my first attempt to get this issue looked at, but it was the first time they acknowledged a problem. After at least 6 trips to the service department for repair attempts, struts, strut mounts, strut bearings on the left and right side, the problem would not go away.
Front right strut was replaced 3 times among other parts without any luck to solve the problem. My vehicle has been in the shop repeatedly for the front end "popping" when turning right. The right strut and bushing, rack and pinion, and sway bar has been replaced. This vehicle still has a quick "pop" which can be felt in the steering wheel when initially turning right. I fear something may fail when driving and loss of control may occur. This has been an ongoing problem that even Nissan cannot seem to fix.
Grabbit while you can It's Gone, but was it any good? I won! Coronavirus: The latest from MSE The MSE team is working extremely hard to keep the info we have about your travel rights, cancellation rights, sick pay and more up to date. DD Forumite 2K posts. I have a 64 plate reg Sept Nissan Note, Diesel, 28k on the clock and I love it, will happily get another afterwards if my requirements are the same.
If I go over a speed bump or particularly crappy bit of road, the front suspension creaks. Creaking is the only way to describe it and it's definitely only the front suspension, noticed it over the last couple of weeks. The car drives fine and I haven't noticed a difference in handling around corners.
The car is booked into the dealership next week and it's still under warranty. Normally I would consider suspension to be wear and tear but I didn't really expect it on such a new car although I appreciate I am a high mileage driver. The mileage is motorway commutes and there are speed bumps in the car park, but there haven't been any unmade roads or any off roading. A quick google did throw up a few forum posts about it and although there are a few mentions of it I don't think there's enough to be certain that it's a common problem.
I appreciate that it's difficult to say but - would you expect the suspension to go so soon on a car of this mileage? Horizon81 Forumite 1. It probably hasn't 'gone' as such, more a case of something is showing signs of wear e. Roads aren't what they used to be these days - look at all the coil springs snapping due to poor roads.
At the same time, you have to question how well built cars of today actually are. If the creaking suspension is your only complaint on your newish car I'd say you're doing pretty well. Plus the dealer is looking at it under warranty so you will hopefully get it sorted. Suspension can be seen as wear and tear but given it's in warranty I'd be surprised if the dealer don't try and fix it.
After all, it creates work for them and they bill HQ for the parts anyway. If I were you I'd join a Nissan Note forum and explain it all there in detail and see what the other people say if you're really interesed in getting to the bottom of it.
Alt Forumite posts. Are you sure one of the front springs hasn't snapped? Rolandtheroadie Forumite 5K posts. Sure I had read about suspension noise somewhere.After years of the front suspension coil springs in the Versa are fracturing and popping tires, they were finally recalled. It took lots of time, owner complaints and a federal investigation, but the defective coil springs inNissan Versa cars have finally been recalled.
The front suspension coil springs were not properly protected from the hazards of road salt and known to snap without warning. When that happened, the springs would sometimes take the tires and brake lines down with them. This came after receiving 93 complaints about the busted springs. Another Versa owner said the passenger-side coil spring fractured while traveling 40 mph and resulted in a tire puncture and brake line failure.
The alleged defect can cause shuddering, popping and bumping sensations when the steering wheel is turned or when driving over uneven surfaces. The plaintiff claims the front coil springs can completely break and cause a loss of vehicle control.
Despite the investigation only looking atthe recall itself covered the Versa. Scott McCracken is a writer and analyst for CarComplaints. He is in charge of the site's alert systemwhich notifies subscribers about recalls, investigations, lawsuits, and other news about their specific vehicle for free. Follow carcomplaints. If you find yourself in one of those situations, or have something else to add, share your story so we can get it the attention it deserves.
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Their focus is on safety-related issues. Nissan Support. So, how did we get here? Other Nissan Problems. A recall is usually good news, but not always: Recalls don't always cover everyone affected Sometimes it can be a pain in the butt to get your free fix Every so often the fix doesn't work and brings on a new headache If you find yourself in one of those situations, or have something else to add, share your story so we can get it the attention it deserves.
File Your Complaint CarComplaints.Nissan Versa owners have reported 8 problems related to front suspension under the suspension category. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Versa based on all problems reported for the Versa.
The contact owns a Nissan Versa. While turning the vehicle at a low speed, the contact heard a loud noise near the steering column. The noise was heard for six months. The dealer stated that the strut mounts and spring tubs needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified.
Troubleshooting Problems With Steering and Suspension
The approximate failure mileage was 33, See all problems of the Nissan Versa. On June, I purchase Nissan Versa from an insurance auction.
The damages on the vehicle were on rear end, and front bumper was missing. No damages on the front. I personally fixed the body damages and present the vehicle to salvage inspection. The vehicle successfully passed the test and was registered with restore salvage title. Odometer was showing little over mi.
The first mi. I didnt have any problems. When the vehicle reached about mi. I noticed a clunking and knocking noise in the front end of the vehicle and I felt it in the steering wheel. The noise was coming from passenger side. All these issues are acting when the vehicle is driving slowly and making right turn going up on the driveway or down on the driveway. I asked the dialer if the car is still covered with manufacture warranty although it has restore salvage title.
The answer clearly no.
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I did some research on the net for recalls and surprisingly I found forums which discuss the same problems. Despite numerous complaints on the net and even after the dealer acts and tries to fix the vehicles by replacing multiple parts and components the problem are still existing.
All this is very disappointing and I dont see any reasons to visit the dealer and trust them to fix it. I didnt see any recall information for the problems listed above. Im european certified mechanic and im working with different vehicles, but ive never seen such a problem! I inspected my vehicle multiple times and could not find any reason for this noise.An unusual noise or sound coming from your car when you are driving usually means one thing.
Before you rush off to the dealership or workshop mechanic to troubleshoot the problem, consider this: Many mechanics are just lousy trouble-shooters, so it is a good idea to have a bit of information yourself first. You have probably had this experience before: Your car makes a noise, and the mechanic keeps replacing parts without finding the source of the problem, or he replaces several parts that do not need replacing before he finds the problem.
Your mechanics may tell you that all those parts needed to be replaced, when the truth was that he was just guessing at your expense until he found out what was wrong. It is also common after an accident, when guesses are made as to which components are bent or have been stressed. If you are a follower of my car articles you will know that I try to teach non-mechanically minded people how to avoid getting ripped-off by the motor industry.
It is very useful to be able to troubleshoot your car problem from the noises it makes, and it is not as hard as it seems if you understand some basic concepts. Read on for some ideas about what might be causing the noise in your front suspension. The comments section below is very active as well, so read through that and leave a comment!
Any of these events could cause your wheels to go out of alignment. When the wheels are not aligned, you will hear a lot of tire noise. A good way to do this is to drive the car on full-steering-lock both left and right. If the noise is louder on one wheel, you may have a damaged joint.
If your car is rear-wheel-drive, ask your mechanic to check the disc shield plate if it has oneto look for crushed rollers in the wheel bearing, or look for a crack in the bearing sleeve. If you have hit the curb hard and then hear noise coming from that side, look under the car while someone shakes the wheel.
If the wheel itself has movement, then you have probably damaged the wheel bearing. It may also be that the ball joint has collapsed. Ask your mechanic to examine the aluminum suspension unit itself, as they have been known to break. If a suspension bush is damaged, it will look a little different to the other two bushes and you will be able to see it by putting a lever against it and moving it.
A constant rumbling noise coming from one front wheel, that changes as you go faster or slower, will often be a worn wheel bearing. No big deal to repair, except on 4WD vehicles, where it can be expensive. The other cause of this noise is exclusive to front wheel drive or 4WD vehicles and is a bit tricky to identify: Noises from drive joints, CV joints, or short shafts all make noise when they are worn out. A quick way to see if a front wheel drive vehicle has worn out CV joints is to drive the car in a tight circle and listen for a clicking sound.
The clicking sound means that the CV joint needs replacing. If your tire pressure is too low, the tire will make a large rumbling sound that will seem to be coming through the vehicle.