Front Suspension Control Arm Problems of Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa owners have reported 9 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.

car image   Front Suspension Control Arm problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 1
Failure Date: 09/17/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2009 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, 2015, which became a recall in 2015. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and issued case number: 32820454. The vehicle was not repaired for the recent failure. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

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car image   Front Suspension Control Arm problem of the 2008 Nissan Versa 2
Failure Date: 05/19/2017

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. S. , city. 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.

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car image   Front Suspension Control Arm problem of the 2011 Nissan Versa 3
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

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.

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car image   Front Suspension Control Arm problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 4
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

On 10/15/2015 went to Nissan dealer for routine oil change(mileage 50938)during inspection mechanic found both lower control arms o suspension bad and was replaced at the cost of $895. 24 also 4 wheel alignment was was done at the cost of $109. 95. When back home I look for recalls on suspension system on Nissan Versa and find out that there is recall on coil springs effective as of 09/14/2015. At the time of service I was not informed by the dealer about this recall and when I contacted them and ask when coils will be replaced I was told that they don't have parts and I have to wait till Nov/Dec 2015 for the coils to be replaced. 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. I do not agree with Nissan opinion on this and I told them that I will file complaint to NHTSA. 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.

car image   Front Suspension Control Arm problem of the 2008 Nissan Versa 5
Failure Date: 09/04/2015

Total failure of passenger side ball joint w/ separation of cv axel from transaxel resulting in wheel coming off the car. Occured during a low speed left hand turn on city street after stopping for traffic light. Passenger and driver side lower control arms replaced, driver's side as a precautionay measure. Related to NHTSA recall 15v-573 underbody corrosion.

car image   Front Suspension Control Arm problem of the 2007 Nissan Versa 6
Failure Date: 08/30/2015

Tl - the contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the front passenger wheel detached from the vehicle without any warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the lower control arm and axle fractured. As a result, both needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 61,800. Pm.

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car image   Front Suspension Control Arm problem of the 2010 Nissan Versa 7
Failure Date: 04/20/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 10 mph, there was a loud bang and the vehicle started shaking violently. The contact pulled over and discovered that the front driver side tire was blown out. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front control arm fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 51,000.

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car image   Front Suspension Control Arm problem of the 2007 Nissan Versa 8
Failure Date: 03/11/2014

In 2014, my Versa's rf coil spring fractured. A large piece of it actually detached and fell onto the road as the car was being driven out of my driveway. I took it to a private garage and the spring and strut were replaced. In fall of 2015 I received the recall notice regarding this issue. In January 2016, I took the car to capital Nissan in wilmington, nc, where I now live, and I was told that in order for the recall to be completed, I would need to purchase a new rf and lf strut out of pocket because the existing struts are fused by corrosion to the mounts. Moreover, I was told by the Nissan recall center that I could not be reimbursed for the repairs I already had completed until I had the recall work completed. So, I am being held hostage by Nissan. They won't make good the repairs that the recall forces them to make unless I pay them more money and they won't reimburse me for repairs already made by me that were necessitated by the defect that led to the recall. This does not seem right to me and I am appealing to you for redress. I hope you can help me. I don't think your recall went far enough, by the way. Later in the summer of 2014, the repair facility to which I had taken the Versa for the strut was inspecting my car and informed me that the crossmember for the automatic transmission, as well as the lower right control arm, were corroded to the point of failure and needed to be replaced. I couldn't believe that the workmanship on this car could be so shoddy that parts would rust out in such a wholesale fashion - not until I received the recall notice. That repair cost me an additional $1600 (roughly, excluding tax). I can provide you with invoices for these repairs, if it will help you understand the problem and perhaps take a closer look at others' corrosion-related troubles with the Nissan Versa.

car image   Front Suspension Control Arm problem of the 2007 Nissan Versa 9
Failure Date: 06/03/2013

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Versa. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph. The contact stated that the passenger's front side wheel fractured without warning and the axle was fractured. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The mechanic diagnosed that the cv axle and the lower right control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact stated she experienced the same failure on the driver's front side wheel. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable.


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