Suspension Noise Problems of Nissan Versa - part 1

Nissan Versa owners have reported 38 problems related to suspension noise (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   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 1
Failure Date: 08/30/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2009 Nissan Versa. While turning the vehicle out of a parking spot, the contact detected a noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 15v573000 (suspension), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the coil spring fractured after the recall repair. The vehicle was taken to walser Nissan burnsville (14750 buck hill rd, burnsville, mn 55306, (612) 395-4984) where it was diagnosed that the coil spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 81,000.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Versa 2
Failure Date: 04/27/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2011 Nissan Versa. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The contact noticed smoke coming from the front passenger wheel and then the wheel exploded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the coil spring fractured against the tire. The contact called capital city Nissan of topeka kansas at (785) 267-6700 and was advised to bring the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer replaced the struts, the stabilizer links, and the sway bar on the front end of the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v573000 (suspension). The failure mileage was 69,078.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 3
Failure Date: 07/14/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Versa. While driving at various speeds, the contact heard an abnormal noise near the front of the vehicle. The contact observed that the vehicle scraped the ground. The dealer diagnosed that the strut springs were fractured and needed to be replaced. The two coil springs and front struts were replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v573000 (suspension). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the state was not part of the recall states. The failure mileage was approximately 79,457.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Versa 4
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Nissan Versa. The contact heard an abnormal clunk sound under the vehicle while parking and turning corners without warning. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 15v573000 (suspension). The dealer was contacted at 540-667-6800 and was advised to give it time to "break in". The contact stated that the noise persisted for over a year. The contact went back to the local dealer (tri-state Nissan, 1230 millwood pike, winchester, va, 22602), but they were unable to duplicate the failure. The contact later returned the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the strut bearings failed. The manufacturer stated that the strut bearings were not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v573000. The contact would be responsible for the repair cost. No further assistance was offered. The failure mileage was approximately 66,000.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2012 Nissan Versa 5
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Versa. While backing out of a parking space, the driver side suspension spring failed, caused a popping noise, and the vehicle vibrated when making a right turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the suspension spring would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2013 Nissan Versa 6
Failure Date: 11/12/2015

Suspension: both sides front struts mounts and right side lower control arm, also called ball-joints are defective in just 3 years, right after the 36 months manufacture warranty expired. This is causing the car to bounce at moderate speed and more dangerously so on the highways. The vehicle would wander right to left uncontrollably. Steering u-joint defects: there is an ongoing noise while vehicle is driven and the steering column is shaking up unnecessarily and excessively.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 7
Failure Date: 11/05/2015

The drivers side front suspension coil spring fracture in my model year 2009 Nissan Versa rusted/corroded and broke while driving on the highway at approximately 70mph. The noise was apparent and the car immediately began pulling slightly to the left. I pulled over to examine the vehicle and could not find any specific reason for the noise and continued home. I took the car into mccarthy Nissan and was told that the front coil spring had rusted/corroded and cracked and that driving the car in that condition was extremely dangerous and required immediate replacement of the front coils.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2008 Nissan Versa 8
Failure Date: 09/07/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Nissan Versa. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front left side of the vehicle. The abnormal noise recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v573000 (suspension) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Tw.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Versa 9
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

I was on my way to work one morning at 430am I was on the interstate. I felt a pull in my steering wheel and heard a big popping noise and pulled over to check on it and everything to me at that time looked ok. I keep driving 5 more mins or so and I heard the noise again and at that time my passenger tire was flat, I had to call a tow truck which costed me 160$. I thought it was just a regular tire blow out till my I take it to get fixed and my suspension had busted. I had to replace the front bumper (get it painted extra 135$), passenger side fender windshield wiper box,passenger fender well, abs senor cable, get the suspension fixed and the plastic piece that goes along under the doors. (the long piece along the bottom) a total of 670$ out of my pocket.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 10
Failure Date: 08/10/2015

I was routinely pulling into my driveway, and I heard a single ping/knock sound, immediately followed by a grinding noise, coming from the front right of the car. The car instantly became difficult to maneuver. Upon immediate inspection, I could see that the lower part of the coil spring had broken cleanly. The remaining portion of the spring had come away from the metal restraining plate, and was extending against the inside top part of the tire. The metal did not puncture the tire, but it is significantly indenting the rubber. The car is not driveable. Furthermore, the left coil spring, in the same relative place, shows significant corrosion, and does not look safe for driving. Coil springs are expected to last the lifetime of a car-- especially one well cared for and driven in almost ideal conditions, like mine. I have never had a coil spring break on me. This is no coincidence, as the second one appears to be faulty as well. I can only feel grateful that this didn't happen while I was driving with my family on the highway. Has this occurred on the highway, the tire would have surely blown out, and I would have lost control of the vehicle. Nissan needs to step up and recall these springs before someone loses their life! I will need to have my suspension repaired, as well as possibly my front right tire. I wholly expect Nissan to pick up the tab for this.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2012 Nissan Versa 11
Failure Date: 07/31/2015

Since the car made noise when I turned right or left, I went to individual repair shop to check and they found out the left suspension spring was totally broken into two parts. There is no injury or accident due to the break but it was very gangerous condition if I kept driving.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Versa 12
Failure Date: 07/10/2015

As I was making a left-hand turn on to a road, I heard a loud noise from my passenger side wheel well. I thought it was a rock, as I did not notice anything wrong at first glance when I looked. Later as I drove down the same road, I saw something in the road and stopped to pick it up. It was a piece of a suspension coil/spring. I felt around back of the passenger side suspension coil and felt that it had broken off near the bottom of the coil.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Versa 13
Failure Date: 06/11/2015

I was driving out of a parking lot at 10 mph and heard a loud pop sound coming from the passengers side front wheel area and smelled burning rubber. I pulled over and noticed a 360 degree gash in the front passenger tire sidewall. I took the tire off and noticed the suspension spring was broken and was scraping the sidewall of the tire.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2007 Nissan Versa 14
Failure Date: 05/31/2015

I was driving at approximately 5-10 mph on a slight downward slope when the vehicle suddenly made a loud noise, the vehicle was jarred, and the vehicle came to an abrupt stop. After exiting the vehicle, I found the front passenger tire had come off from the suspension, and it was misaligned and sticking out at an angle. In addition, there were shattered pieces of vehicle parts on the ground. The vehicle was resting only on three tires. Luckily the vehicle stopped rather than rolling down the slope and colliding with several cars as well as people; however, the vehicle did have to be towed as it was not drive-able following the incident. The vehicle required over $640 worth of repairs including but not limited to the control arm, drive axle and shaft. Several months following the incident, Nissan opened a campaign specifically for corrosion of the front coil springs. The vehicle had been driven in michigan from 2007 to summer 2012 where there is heavy snow and salt on the roads in the winter. From the summer 2012 to now, the vehicle has been driven in the DC metro area. I took the vehicle to a Nissan dealership in April 2016 to have the campaign completed, which was replacing the front coil springs. Upon inspection of the vehicle by Nissan, I was told that Nissan was unable to replace solely the front coil springs because they were unable to disassemble other parts needed to get to the coil springs due to other parts having significant damage from corrosion (ex. Strut, bearing, mount, etc. ). As a result, multiple parts (not just the coil springs) had to be replaced.

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car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 15
Failure Date: 05/16/2015

I was in a parking lot, stopped. The car was in drive and my foot was on the brake. Suddenly there was a loud metal crash sound. The car jolted slightly, like something hit the car. I got out of the car and saw a piece of the front left suspension coil spring behind my front left tire. The spring had broken at the end, about half way around the first coil on the bottom. I feel that if I had been travelling at speed, this defect could have caused the tire to fail, and I could have potentially lost control.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Versa 16
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

Passengers front coil spring broke. Approx. 1/2 of first coil on spring broke at lower edge where it mates to front strut. Broken coil was discovered when audible sound could be heard from front suspension when starting and stopping or turning left when coil spring would shift on strut.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 17
Failure Date: 04/27/2015

Car was bouncing and making loud clunk noises. Front springs were found to have been broken . Both left and right front suspension springs were broken in two pieces. Mechanic stated that the broken springs had potential to puncture the tires. The springs seem to have broken on rusty part of the springs. Once they are broken they can twist on the strut and get in the way of tire and other parts near the wheels. The spring at the broken section was severed to make a very sharp edge. Both springs were replaced at the cost of $702. 22.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 18
Failure Date: 03/09/2015

I was leaving the driveway when I heard a crack or snap sound in the right front tire area. After inspection, the service tech said the right front or passenger suspension coil spring failed. This is my second incident. The drivers side also broke in 2014 while I was driving.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Versa 19
Failure Date: 02/09/2015

I have not yet been involved in a crash as a result of this part, but I have also experienced a creaking noise coming from the front passenger-side springs in my 2010 Nissan Versa 1. 8 sl and I am very worried that something similar to what other Versa owners have reported in the current ongoing investigation will happen to me and would like to be notified of any changes in the investigation. I have had my car in the shop many times to fix suspension problems that have cost me a fortune and I want to know the minute a remedy has been made available from Nissan. Again, my suspension has not yet collapsed as a result of this issue, but the creaking sound started in February and has not yet been fixed despite two separate trips to a Nissan dealership's service center.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2011 Nissan Versa 20
Failure Date: 12/04/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds and attempting to complete a left or right turn, there would be abnormal squeaking noise coming from the vehicle; as well as an abnormally bumpy ride. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v573000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 102,000. Wh.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 21
Failure Date: 12/03/2014

2009 Nissan Versa hatchback with 50825 miles. Front passenger suspension coil (spring) broke off while driving. Very loud clang/bang sound. Didn¿t know what happened. Stopped vehicle and did not see anything obvious. When home in garage, upon closer inspection, noticed that the front passenger side coil had broken off. It appeared to have rust on it. I read numerous complaints online regarding same issue online. This is appears to be a defective part and a safety concern that should require a recall. Cost to replace both front coils = $550.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 22
Failure Date: 11/06/2014

When pulling out of garage heard loud bang from right front end. Thought had run over something in garage, but found nothing at the time. Drove several hours on highway without further incident until turned sharp into destination driveway and heard a definite suspension "spring-like" sound. Drove around the block turning hard, but sound did not recur. Subsequently heard the same spring sound intermittently, especially when making a hard turn. Had problem evaluated by Nissan dealer who said right front coil spring was broken and needed replaced. Subsequently took in for actual repair and dealer instead recommended to replace both front coil springs (best as a pair), both struts (since right one seeping slightly), and have aligned. Total quoted cost about $750 for all repairs.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2010 Nissan Versa 23
Failure Date: 10/22/2014

Front broken coil springs. When I took my Nissan Versa 1. 8 s hatchback for a regular oil maintenance and tire rotation the mechanic told me both coil springs had snapped and broken and in almost the exact same location on the bottom coil, mileage on my car is on 33,400 miles, and 4 years old. Not sure when the coils were snapped and broken. I spoke to the Nissan dealership and they told me that I might have driven very hard over the pot holes and broke them myself and they are not faulty parts, which sounds very ridiculous to me. This is very unusual for a 4 year old and less mileage car would have a broken coils. I have researched on the internet and saw several people complaining about the same situation, here is the link to the discussion forums. . Read more...

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2009 Nissan Versa 24
Failure Date: 06/22/2014

I was taking a right hand turn after a stop sign in a department store parking lot. I heard a loud popping noise stop to check it out. And there was a half moon shaped piece of coil from my driver side suspension laying on the ground.

car image   Suspension Noise problem of the 2012 Nissan Versa 25
Failure Date: 06/15/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Versa. While driving various speeds, there was an abnormal popping noise emitting from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 15v573000 (suspension); however, the repair failed to remedy the vehicle. The contact was concerned that the abnormal popping noise was associated with the recall repair. The dealer diagnosed that the protective plastic cover under the vehicle had loosened and needed to be torqued to specifications. The contact stated that the plastic cover was tightened to specifications, but the noise was still evident. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.



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