hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,879 miles

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2007 Nissan Altima suspension problems

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2007 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #56

Oct 052013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 121,918 miles


I was driving on the interstate and I put the car in cruise control. The car comes off cruise control and I enter it into cruise control again. The same results happen. Then I notice my RPM accelerating and my mph decelerating. I knew I had to pull my vehicle over to the side of the road immediately. As I'm switching lanes my car starts to smoke profusely and I say small flames from the front of the vehicle. Nissan affairs refuses to fix my vehicle because it is exactly 1, 918 miles outside of the warranty. Although, my transmission blew prematurely.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #55

Aug 012013


  • miles
Nissan Altima 2007 2.5S rear sway bar broken.

- Manchester, CT, USA

problem #54

Aug 192013


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being serviced, the mechanic stated that the rear sway bar was rusted and corroded. The mechanic diagnosed that the rear sway bar needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 40,000.

- Cranford, NJ, USA

problem #53

Aug 122013


  • 45,022 miles


During oil change technician said the rear sway bar had broken. I was not aware of a particular incident when it happened. Not knowing whether the car was safe to drive, I had them fix it. Searching the internet, I found that failure of this bar due to corrosion is a common problem for 2007 Altima. I will contact the dealer about it.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #52

Jul 262013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Yesterday while pulling out of a driveway, heard a sound out of the right rear of the car and after previously seeing hundreds of posts about the well known and documented rear sway bar defect in the 2007 Nissan Altima, I came home, jacked the car up, crawled under, and found what I suspected; the rear sway bar had snapped on the inside of the mounting bracket toward the center of the car. It's not dangling down because it's held up by the left side bracket. The portion remaining connected to the right end link is still held by the right side bracket. If someone who didn't have a clue about cars had experienced this defect, they may have driven for hundreds or thousands of miles, placing themselves, their passengers, and other drivers in danger due to a diminished capacity in the handling of the vehicle. Nissan is well aware of this problem, yet fails to offer owners any assistance. The government should be aware of this problem simply because of the hundreds of complaints about this issue. The car will be repaired with a solid steel rear sway bar, not the hollow oem type from Nissan. There is less than $20 difference in the cost of the parts (oem crap vs better quality solid steel). It's past time for Nissan to step up and offer at least partial reimbursement to everyone that has had to repair their known defective part, and recall the car to replacement the part for those that have yet to fail. It's past time for NHTSA to "persuade" Nissan to take action. What may be needed is a class action suit to begin the process of compensating Altima owners that have put themselves and thousands of others unknowingly in danger. I could also mention the well known and documented issue with the air conditioner clutch in the 2007 2.5L Altima, but there wouldn't be space here to do it. Needless to say, I will never recommend a Nissan to anyone, or ever buy one again.

- Portland, OR, USA

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problem #51

Jul 192013

Altima 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I was driving in my neighborhood and my rear sway bar snapped. It looks like it snapped due to corrosion. This shouldn't happen and I was lucky I wasn't on the highway. Nissan dealerships are unwilling to repair it for free because it wasn't recalled. Very dangerous situation.

- Streamwood, IL, USA

problem #50

Mar 192013


  • 130,000 miles


My mechanic noticed I have a broken sway bar. Broken into 2 pieces making the car very unstable on the highway.

- Farmington, CT, USA

problem #49

Jan 042013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
2007 Nissan Altima rear sway bar snapped for no apparent reason and looking on line it appears that there are many cases of this happening, it most be something wrong with it and it might need to be recalled.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #48

Apr 152013

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles
There wasn't a specific event but only an estimated date of problem. The rear sway bar in my 2007 Nissan Altima snapped in half. I called the dealer and, of course, it's not under warranty and nor is there a recall on this part. I've done a lot of research and noticed many, many people have complained about this specific issue. Multiple people have also contacted Nissan and have awful results from their customer service. I, along with others, demand that a recall be performed on the rear sway bar for 2007 Nissan. It's deplorable a billion dollar company can't own up to a manufacturing issue that many are complaining about. It also doesn't help that Nissan customer service is one of the worst rated!

- Terryville, CT, USA

problem #47

Mar 252013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 90,480 miles
Just discovered the rear sway bar of the vehicle is broken. Car is driven on paved roads, no rough driving. Noted it feels unstable at highway speeds since the sway bar broke. A mechanic stated the bar snapped for no apparent reason I.e not from driving habits or tear/wear.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #46

Nov 012012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


Rear sway bar snapped off at point inside rubber bushing on driver's side. I researched online and found numerous complaints of this issue on various message boards, youtube, and the NHTSA safety complaint web site. The sway "bar" is actually a hollow tube, like a pipe, which is obviously not strong enough to support the load of the vehicle during normal driving conditions. Broken piece was hanging down very close to the ground (less than 1/2 inch) and was rattling/banging/rubbing against other suspension components and cables. Others may have noticed sparks coming from under the vehicle when hitting bumps/dips while driving, which could potentially cause a fire on the side of the road. (it is not uncommon for dragging metal to start fires like this.) I had also noticed that while making turns, it feels like the suspension is "loose" and the vehicle is harder to control. I hope that someone is able to investigate this issue and get a recall issued before anyone is injured or causes a fire.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #45

Feb 232013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 67,300 miles
Observed pipe suspended from beside right rear wheel of the 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5. vehicle was parked. Looked under vehicle and determined it was a pipe linked to the rear wheel and suspension assemblies. The end of the pipe was nearly dragging on the ground. Did internet research concluding that the broken pipe was the rear sway bar or torsion bar. Prior to observing the visible hanging torsion bar end, we frequently experienced the rear end of the vehicle was unstable when cornering at highway speed such as when entering or exiting a highway ramp. Given this frequent experience, the actual failure in torsion bar functional strength may have occurred months earlier. After determining there was no recall or service bulletin, and also noting that NHTSA records in this database show over 50 event descriptions nearly identical to ours, I went to the Nissan dealer to ask if they offered payment or credits for this repeatable defect. The dealer was not offering any credits. Then, took my vehicle to my master mechanic. He performed the service replacement of the broken sway bar and end link assemblies. We retained the broken sway bar in hopes that NHTSA begins to research this problem. According to the mechanic, this "bar" is really a 5/8" diameter pipe that seared near one of the bushing supports. There is surface rust present within the pipe indicating that the pipe had fractured some time earlier with water entering the fracture causing the rust. It is not a solid steel "bar" as typically found in other vehicles throughout the industry. Cost of repair was approximately $200 for parts plus 1 hour shop labor. We respectfully request that NHTSA investigate this failure due to its apparent common failure mode and for the potential risk of injury should the rear end of the vehicle lose traction on curves or rough pavement at highway speeds.

- Fairfax Station, VA, USA

problem #44

Jan 072013

Altima 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Rear sway bar broken for no apparent reason. While walking up our driveway it was noticed that something was hanging down on the rear underneath the car. The rear sway bar had snapped in half. The car has always been driven responsibly. There was no reason for this to happen other than faulty equipment. Nissan should recall this problem since it is so common.

- King, NC, USA

problem #43

Feb 272013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
Car feels unsettled when driving on cross winds, front struts just replaced, went to get alignment, found to have a broken sway bar (stabilizer), on the right side.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #42

Feb 012012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
I didn't notice the sway bar was broke until my husband was following me home one night from work and saw the right side hanging down.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #41

Dec 032011


  • 46,000 miles
Rear sway bar has rusted through and broken in half with the right side dangling down and dragging on the ground. No visible damage to the bar occurred prior to the break.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

problem #40

Jan 252013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Went in for an oil change and was told the sway bar was broken and that this is a recurring problem on 2007 Altima's but is not on the recall list.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #39

Sep 122012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
I was driving and kept hearing noise when I was pulling into my house to park and I thought it was something in my trunk and I let it go on, I figure I would take it out what ever it was, well when I discovered that there was nothing in my truck that was moving around I took it to a shop and they told me that it was the rear sway bar. I was advised that it was common in 2007 Nissan Altima..but was not a manufactured defect.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #38

Jan 212013


  • 55,000 miles
Rear sway/stabilizer bar broken under normal driving conditions.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #37

Jan 092013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 93,745 miles
Noticed sway bar cracked in half at junction of bracket and dangling under car. No rust or corrosion present. Car never in an accident. No heavy loads. This seems to be a common complain and needs to be addressed by the NHTSA. A recall and replacement should be ordered.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

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