Strut Failure Problems in popular cars



Strut Failure problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Strut Failure problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Strut Failure problem of Chevrolet Equinox

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. Car doesn't start on first attempt. It tries, then even after I release the key it continues to start, like its stuck, I have to pump the gas to get it to start, and it acts flooded. I have spent close to $5000. 00 dollars, brakes, wheel bearings, emergency brake. The front end began to feel very loose. The problem was that the struts prematurely failed and created a very dangerous driving condition. Replaced mounts struts etc etc this car has been a nightmare I bought this car new out of the dealer. 2005 new problem steering wheel is making a grinding noise dealer is saying $1300. 00 to repair it when does it stop gm / chevy needs to fix this cars at no cost. This strut failure issue occurred Jan. 31, 2012.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Chevrolet Impala

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 2G1WD58C07_. Tl- the reporting person owns a 2007 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that all for tires and the rear struts on the vehicle needed to be replaced. The contact came back from a trip and found the left rear tire flat. The contact tried to fill the tire with air and found the wiring coming out of the tire. The contact took the vehicle to the manufacturer of the tires and was told that the rear struts were faulty and needed to be replaced. The contact was told by the dealer that the vehicle had the heavier super duty police suspension and this caused the failure. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told the vehicle did not have the same heavy duty police suspension. The contact is concerned because of the low mileage at the time of the strut failure. The failure mileage was 32,366 and the current mileage was 32,591. Rl. The failure date was Friday, February 25, 2011.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The vehicle involved is a 1997 Chrysler town and country. The VIN of this vehicle is 1C4GP64L3V_. I feel there is a defect in the 1997 Chrysler Mini van shock tower. I brought my car in to be looked at because it was riding rough in the front end. The dealership replaced the struts 7/13/04 at 107,819 miles. On 11/19/04 I had the front end realigned at, because it wasn't handling poorly. They found it very dangerous, the left front strut lower mount bolts were loose/causing strut to pop in knuckle mount and both bolts were loose. Then now, 5/27/08 at approximately 170,780 miles I was told me that the right strut was bad and the left strut was ready to pop through the frame of the car where it was rusted. This is directly under the hood, I do not see any reason for it rusting. I was told it could of been very dangerous for us if the left strut had popped out. Chrysler sells a kit specifically to reinforce this problem, it is part number and description: 5080009-aa (cap shock 23034233), 5086513-ab (cap pkg s 23034233) and 5083855-aa (adhesive 1081005). They also had to install longer bolts, so the car could be aligned correctly. After repairing the shock tower and replacing the struts, it was realigned. I did without my car for over 4 weeks. I feel there is a defect in the shock tower, they sell a kit specifically to address this problem and the defect is a safety concern. This strut failure problem happened on Thursday, May. 15, 2008.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Chrysler Sebring

Chrysler Sebring 2002, 4-door sedan, v6. Both upper rear strut mounts have failed during driving and the car is now undrivable. Local dealerships have waiting list for replacement parts. Dealership where vehicle was purchased cannot get part from Chrysler nor is there an aftermarket part available. The dealership will not offer rental car or remedy since vehicle is out of warranty. Chrysler should be issuing a recall based on the number of dealer vehicles waiting for repair!!! updated 02/19/10. Updated 07/19/jb. The failure date was 07/15/2008.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Dodge Stratus

The VIN of this vehicle was 1B3EL36TX4_. My 2004 Dodge Stratus had the passenger side rear strut mount fail. It was oxidized and broke when going over a bump. I brought it in for repair and there is no parts for this. They are on back order. The failure date was Jul. 26, 2008.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Dodge Stratus

Took my Dodge Stratus 2002 in and mechanic deemed rear struts bad. Ordered replacements. When arrived they had sent rear upper strut housing mr31114 instead of #4879072ad. When local Chrysler dealer called it was stated that there was a backorder of over 8000 of these. I then called the 800 number and after 4 hrs of climbing the ladder was informed that this part was in fact backordered with currently that many cars awaiting this part and that it was being retooled and would be unavailable till late August. The issue is safety in that the rear upper strut housing if broken presents an issue for driver and vehicle safety and the number of cars needing what is not available is growing and the company has neither a recall or safety notice out nor in my conversations at least have any concerns or care about this. For many if this is your only vehicle you have limited options and many of these vehicles will be on the road in this condition of broken rear upper strut housings. What am I to do and what recourse is there?. This strut failure problem happened on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Ford Taurus

The VIN of this vehicle was 1FAFP56U27_. Since my 2007 Ford Taurus hit the 100k mile mark, everything started failing. First it was a simple cam sencor, then radiator (x2) throttle body, (x4 each winter for 4 years in a row would just fail. Ended up replacing with an after market brand. Havn`t had a problem since) now recently, with in the last 6 months, all suspencian (struts, sway links, ball joints) all failed. Replaced rears once, fronts are still a problem on secend new pair. Going on third pair just with in 2 months of each replacment, the struts just fail. Tried several brand. Kyb, and gabriel. All failed after only 2 to 3 months of replacing. Plus tie rods, and ends are bad. Already stuck in a good $3000 just to keep this car drivable. Wondering if it`s even worth fixing anymore at this point. Mechanics can`t explain why all of the sudden, the car`s eating struts in such short time. Nothing appears to be damaged under body. And I purposely avoid pot hole ridden side roads, and rail road crossings when I can. So it`s not like I`m being rough on the car. Never had so many problems with my 2001 Ford Taurus. Should have just kept it. :(. This strut failure issue occurred May. 5, 2014.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Ford Taurus

Consumer owns a 1999 Ford Taurus. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited a loud popping noise while the contact was reversing. Upon further inspection, it was found that the driver's side front tire was punctured. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, who advised that the strut failed and punctured the tire. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was not available. The failure date was Apr. 16, 2014.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Acura MDX

The vehicle was a 2008 Acura Mdx. In January 2013 my ads light in my Mdx went on. We researched and found that Acura had sent a service request to certain VIN numbers for this very problem. The problem is in the design of the ads system for the Mdx's was poor and it allowed salt and moisture into the sensor control for the strut thus causing corrosion in the sensor and strut. Eventually the strut fails. When we called Acura and I spoke with frank swartwot in acrua customer service in California, he told us that our VIN was not included in the service request. We explained to him that we live in salt lake city, utah and we get a lot of snow and salt is used on the roads when there is a snow storm. (we did host the 2002 olympic games after all. ) we also told him that the ads failure light came on in January 2013 in the middle of the worst snow storm of the year. This sounded like the perfect combination to cause these problems. Acura told us they would not cover us and basically told us they could cover it if we were valued customers. Since we had purchased the Mdx used and did not go to jody wilkinson for our repairs, they would not cover it. We ended up replacing the right front strut and the sensor and when the mechanic looked at the sensor and the strut, it was fully rusted and corroded. . We fully expect the other sensor and strut to fail within the year as that is what happens according to the Acura mechanic. The cost to replace each strut through the Acura dealership is $1250. Acura has since replaced the old sensor and struts used on their cars with a new design. We feel that if Acura had at least warned us that this could be an issue, we could have replaced the sensor (a $200 fix) and saved the strut. It was Jan. 22, 2013 when this strut failure issue happened.. Read more...

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car   Strut Failure problem of Honda CR-V

The car is a 2007 Honda Cr-v. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JHLRE383X7_. Front struts fail prematurely; this may led to other structure damage and safety. This issue happened on September 5, 2013.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Honda Odyssey

The vehicle involved was a 2009 Honda Odyssey. The VIN of the problem Odyssey is 5FNRL384X9_. The struts failed to hold up the tailgate and fall on my wife head, during the loading of our groceries on our recent grocery's outing. The two gas-powered tailgate struts (support rods) that raise and hold up the power tailgate of the Honda Odyssey van's equipped with them failed to hold up the tailgate. They are now no longer functional. This strut failure issue occurred 12/22/12.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Infiniti I35

The car involved was a 2003 Infiniti I35. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JNKDA31A43_. I have an infinity I35-2003 with 77,644 miles; the front struts failed. The dealer said that they have never heard of such failure before. The consequences would have been disastrous had it happened on the highway. It seems the struts were inherently defective and replacement cost was over $ 1000. 00. This problem occurred on Jan. 15, 2011.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Lexus ES250

The vehicle involved is a 1990 Lexus Es250. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Lexus Es250 is JT8VV22T0L_. They wont honor the recall the phone number given is a busy signal and the car cant drive cause the struts are really bad. What can I do?. It was Apr. 25, 2014 when this strut failure issue happened.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Mazda CX9

The car involved is a 2008 Mazda cx-9. My 2008 Mazda cx-9 has leaking struts and shocks. The car is one year old and has a little over 14,000 miles on it. The dealer stated that was seepage due to being over filled at the factory, but if you wipe off the excess film the fluid continues to form. Seepage or leakage, doesn't matter it shouldn't do either especially on the front of a vehicle. The business where I have my oil changed and tires rotated have checked the struts and shocks stating the problem is leaking not seeping. The dealer says they called the Mazda field representative for this area and they know of the problem and still maintain it's seeping because of being overfilled at factory. How long should seeping occur? I'm concerned about strut failure or shock failure while I'm driving. It was Tue., May. 26, 2009 when this strut failure issue occurred.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Mazda 626

The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Mazda 626. The VIN of the problem 626 is 1YVGF22D9X_. Vehicle experiences excessive vibration whenever vehicle reaches 20-26 mph. Vehicle been in/out of dealer's shop on five occasions, and problem still occurring. During the first year, the vehicle experienced oil leak in front end, inner shaft failure, front axles and struts failures. This problem occurred on 03/01/99.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Mercedes Benz E500

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Mercedes Benz E500. Mercedes benz 2005 E500 front airmatic strut failure. While driving the car, the passenger front end suddenly drop and car veer to right side. Fortunately, there wasn't any car on the right side and I avoid the crash. I stop the car on the side of road and found out the front tire is all the way down and rear driver side is way up. Exact same failure on front left side occurred around 35,000 miles. This strut failure issue occurred Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Mercedes Benz E500

Mercedes benz E500 airmatic strut collapse. Low mileage: 43000 at time of failure. Driving at highway speed when strut failed. Car leaned to right & made an emergency stop. Mercedes benz charged $1100 for replacement part, I installed. It appears to be a design flaw: protective bellows fails & contaminates air bag. This issue happened on 06/16/08.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Mitsubishi Galant

The car involved was a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4A3AA46G83_. The consumer stated the vehicle was handling poorly. When hitting a bump it felt like one was riding on a wave. The vehicle felt like the weight was being tossed too much. It bounced when hitting a bump, and it leaned when turning. Before this it caused the consumers daughter to get her shoe stuck under the brake pedal. The consumer contacted a mechanic ,they told her that the struts were bad. She was waiting to have them replaced. There were no other known problems with the vehicle at this time. The rear struts were replaced as well. Updated 12/07/05. This strut failure issue occurred July 13, 2005.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Nissan Maxima

The vehicle was a 2009 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the vehicle would not remain straight. The failure caused difficulty when the contact was attempting a turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the strut mounts had failed. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09v358000 (suspension), but the manufacturer advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 55,596 and the current mileage was 55,633. This strut failure issue occurred Jun. 3, 2013.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Nissan Pathfinder

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was JN8DR09Y51_. My 2001 Nissan Pathfinder se 145,169 miles at the time. (this noise began around 120,000k miles). Now I have only 1k more out of necesity. Front right side(drivers side ) began to make a thumping sound. Soon after the sound both sides were making the same thunp. I can feel every bump and crack in road and steering feels way off. The service center told me both front struts were bad and the upper mounts were rusty and need replaced for safety issues as well as ride of truck. I have my estimate at $740. 00. At this time I cannot afford the cost of this repair. Nissan has sent a letter hinting to a future recall, but they said they would contact me later. What am I supposed to do? drive until the struts blow!!!! unacceptable to send a recall notice to be determined. Thank you. This issue happened on May 10, 2009.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Subaru Outback

Car is a 2003 Subaru Outback with around 60,000 miles on it. It is registered and driven in vermont year-round. The driver's side rear strut rusted severely which resulted in the lower spring mount to separate from the strut. This caused the spring to fall and come to a rest on the lower strut mount bolt. Fortunately, this did not result in an accident when it occurred however this is a concerning failure on a low mileage vehicle. I am currently in the process of having the vehicle repaired which will entail replacing the strut which failed. This strut failure problem happened on Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Subaru Impreza Wrx

The vehicle involved was a 2005 Subaru wrx. There is a clunking noise at slow speed coming from the rear of the car. A lot of owner in the internet forums are having the same problem. This problem seemed to be the strut going bad after couple thousand miles. It was 03/08/07 when this strut failure issue happened.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Suzuki Forenza

I brought a brand new 2007 Suzuki Forenza in 2007 and since then have had problems ever since. In the first week I brought it the timing belt had broke. Soon after the transmission messed up and was told the engine needed to be rebuilt. Thanks to my extended vehicle warranty (not by Suzuki) I was able to get this fixed without paying out of pocket. Now not even two years later I am being told that the front strut mount and struts are going bad and need to be replaced (estimated at $687. 00). In addition to that all four of my door handles are broken and have been for some time after breaking off with a simple touch. With the paint chipping off on the outside door handles as well. I have no money to pay for all the repairs on this vehicle as I have been paying it on for the last five years and it is almost paid for but I cannot continue to endure countless repairs I am having to go through while driving this car. I do not go anyway except from work to home in my car and I do not understand why I am having all of these problems when the car was suppose to be brand new when I bought it. I am afraid to drive this car even as simple as going to the store because I do not know what will happen. I will never buy another Suzuki again. The failure date was 04/15/2013.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Suzuki Forenza

The car involved is a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was KL5JD56Z96_. My strut failed and began to leak at 36000 miles. The mechanic felt that there was no reason for the strut to fail with such low mileage and suggested that we check for recalls. In spite of the fact that faulty struts are an extremely common problem and present an obvious safety risk, Suzuki has refused to acknowledge the problem or issue a recall. It was Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 when this strut failure issue occurred.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Toyota Camry

The vehicle was a 2010 Toyota Camry. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Toyota Camry is 4T4BF3EK4A_. My car has only 42453 miles on it. I took it in to have the brakes inspected due to rough braking and found out that all of the struts are leaking badly. I understand that this is a known problem for the 2007 and newer models of the Camry and I am also aware that Toyota knows about the problem. I have had my car in for oil changes and inspection at several Toyota dealerships and not once have they mentioned the leaking struts. When taken to an independent brake shop they stated that it is evident that the leaking has gone on for quite some time. Please do a recall before severe damage is done and make Toyota pay for their shoddy struts and rotors! I should have to pay over $1500 for a mistake that they made! everyone I have spoken to and investigated online with say that this is happening all over and Toyota is getting away with it. Please recall!!!!. The failure date was 01/22/2014.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Toyota Sienna

The car involved is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5TDZA23C16_. The rear door hatch struts failed on my 2006 Sienna le, it came crashing on me, fortunately I caught it midway and I wasn't injured because of that. If not for that, I could have been seriously hurt. Now the rear door/trunk hatch does not stay open, and if I let go of it, it comes crashing down really fast. I am worried that this will hurt somebody, particularly my children. There is a similar recall for the same struts used for power rear door hatch. However, when I contacted Toyota they mentioned that recall doesn't apply to my vehicle just because my rear door hatch isn't powered, and I would have to pay out of my pocket to fix it. In my opinion the recall should be on the struts itself regardless of whether the door is powered or not as the struts are the ones that fail and not the powered function of the door. Please investigate this as numerous other people have reported the same issue. This issue happened on Sep. 13, 2013.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Volkswagen Jetta

The vehicle involved is a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta. The suspension strut system failed. The manufacturer redesigned the suspension strut but the consumer was not notified of this change. It was May. 23, 2003 when this strut failure issue happened.

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car   Strut Failure problem of BMW X5

The vehicle involved is a 2003 BMW X5. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5UXFB33553_. No event necessary leading up to failure air strut failed which causes a significant steering and handling problem because the computer thinks the car is in a possible roll, and begins to compensate by automatically braking. I have replaced three air struts - all in the front over the past two years. The cost is approximately $2,000 per. The air strut option was not on very many BMW X5 autos - but they are a serious problem when they fail. The dealer replace the first one - and would not let me drive the vehicle because it could be "dangerous". This strut failure problem happened on 12/15/2006.

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car   Strut Failure problem of BMW 528

The vehicle was a 1997 BMW 528i. The VIN of this vehicle was WBADD5328V_. BMW customer states that strut plate failed in Feb 2007 and discovered there had been a recall on this vehicle for exactly this defect*. The failure date was Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Buick Enclave

The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Buick Enclave. Vehicle transmission either, slips, doesn't shift or shifts erratically. The engine misfires at times. Steering issues. Navigation system issues, strut failure, heated seat failure. ## VIN failed ##. This problem occurred on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Buick Lucerne

The car involved was a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The VIN of the car is 1G4HE57Y16_. Vehicle driver complained of squeaking sound from left front of vehicle. Inspected vehicle and discovered left front strut assembly had collapsed. The strut housing failed at the coil spring support allowing the strut housing to contact the tire wearing the tread on the tire below minimum safety specifications. Vehicle is equipped with magnetic ride suspension. Strut assembly had to be replaced. It was 05/08/2011 when this strut failure issue happened.

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car   Strut Failure problem of Jaguar XJ8

The vehicle is a 2004 Jaguar Xj8. On 01/04/10, car showed "vehicle too low" warning. I called the dealership and was told to let the car warm up which I did and warning disappeared. Warning appeared each day & I let car warm up each day to correct. On 01/08/10, additional warning "air suspension faulty" appeared and vehicle's front end was very low too the ground. I called dealership and was told to immediately stop driving and have car towed in b/c the struts had failed and could cause the tires to blow. Had car towed to dealership and was told that the extremes in temp in atlanta had resulted in a number of cars being brought in for same problem -- air bag compressors collapsed b/c of car sitting outside during the day. When I asked if this was a manufacturing defect (since numerous 04 jag Xj8s), I was told "don't know". When I tried to get additional information such as temperature spec ratings for the struts, the dealership clammed up. When I picked the car up, I commented on the 14 cars in the pick up area which was unusual, I was told the damage to all the cars struts was "normal wear & tear". No one would even entertain my questions a manufacturing defect or the manufacturer bilstein. Had the collapse happen while driving on I-285, it could have been disastrous. This issue needs to be investigated to prevent future collapses of struts by replacing those struts which do not satisfy temperature spec ratings. This strut failure problem happened on Jan. 8, 2010.

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