Car Suspension Problems



Vehicle owners have reported 34,845 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 (8,136 problems). The second most common problem is related to the front suspension lower ball joint (4,085 problems). For details of these problems, use the links in the following table.

Table 1. Number of problems reported for all vehicles made from 1996 to 2014

Problem Category Number of Problems
Suspension problems
8136
Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems
4085
Front Suspension problems
3982
Front Suspension Coil Spring problems
2562
Rear Suspension problems
2069
Front Suspension Control Arm problems
2062
Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problems
2000
Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems
1391
Rear Suspension Coil Springs problems
1060
Suspension Noise problems
922
Ball Joint problems
688
Sway Bar problems
648
Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems
504
Rear Suspension Springs problems
499
Front Suspension Strut problems
475
Front Suspension Hub problems
446
Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar problems
433
Suspension Torsion Bar problems
364
Rear Suspension Shock Absorber problems
291
Automatic Stability Control (asc) problems
237
Strut Tower problems
226
Front Suspension Shock Absorber problems
225
Clunking Noise problems
162
Rear Axle Spindle problems
152
Front Suspension Upper Arm problems
151
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring problems
142
Multiple Axle Suspension problems
138
Grinding Noise problems
127
Rear Suspension Axle problems
113
Strut Failure problems
96
Front Suspension Springs problems
82
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring Leaf problems
61
Front Suspension Leaf Spring problems
60
Rear Air Suspension Springs problems
53
Front Suspension Leaf Spring U-bolt problems
34
Front Suspension Leaf Spring Shackle problems
28
Metal Noise problems
26
Air Suspension Lines And Fittings problems
16
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring Hanger/bracket problems
14
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring U-bolt problems
13
Rear Suspension Leaf Spring Shackle problems
13
Multiple Axle Suspension Torque Arm problems
12
Front Suspension Leaf Spring Hanger/bracket problems
12
Air Suspension Springs/bags problems
12
Rear Suspension Springs/bags problems
9
Front Suspension Kingpin problems
7
Front Suspension Leaf Spring Leaf problems
5
Rear Suspension Lines And Fittings problems
2

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