Car Suspension Problems

Vehicle owners in the United States have reported 45,647 suspension related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 48 most common suspension problems. The number one most common problem is related to the suspension (14,856 problems). The second most common problem is related to the front suspension lower ball joint (4,273 problems). For details about these problems, use the links in the following table.

Table 1. Number of problems reported for all vehicles made from 1996 to 2018

Problem Category Number of Problems
Suspension problems
14856
Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems
4273
Front Suspension problems
4158
Front Suspension Coil Spring problems
2952
Front Suspension Control Arm problems
2925
Rear Suspension problems
2277
Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problems
2044
Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems
1632
Suspension Noise problems
1563
Rear Suspension Coil Springs problems
1177
Ball Joint problems
957
Sway Bar problems
837
Rear Suspension Springs problems
688
Front Suspension Hub problems
551
Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems
532
Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar problems
501
Front Suspension Strut problems
500
Rear Suspension Shock Absorber problems
404
Suspension Torsion Bar problems
375
Automatic Stability Control (asc) problems
269
Strut Tower problems
255
Front Suspension Shock Absorber problems
237
Rear Axle Spindle problems
177
Clunking Noise problems
162
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring problems
159
Front Suspension Upper Arm problems
156
Multiple Axle Suspension problems
142
Strut Failure problems
129
Grinding Noise problems
127
Rear Suspension Axle problems
123
Front Suspension Leaf Spring problems
88
Front Suspension Springs problems
84
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring Leaf problems
62
Rear Air Suspension Springs problems
54
Front Suspension Leaf Spring U-bolt problems
37
Front Suspension Leaf Spring Shackle problems
36
Metal Noise problems
26
Air Suspension Lines And Fittings problems
17
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring U-bolt problems
15
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring Shackle problems
14
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring Hanger/bracket problems
14
Multiple Axle Suspension Torque Arm problems
13
Air Suspension Springs/bags problems
13
Front Suspension Leaf Spring Hanger/bracket problems
12
Rear Suspension Springs/bags problems
10
Front Suspension Kingpin problems
7
Front Suspension Leaf Spring Leaf problems
5
Rear Suspension Lines And Fittings problems
2

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