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 3 of 4)

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problem #36

Jan 042013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles


Drivers side rear sway bar broke. No weight has been placed in rear of vehicle and no reason for part to break due to road debris. Car is driven highway miles only by an adult. Nissan needs to recall this model due to numerous complaints for same part breaking. Sway bar is defectively made and should be the responsibility of Nissan to correct.

- Pell City, AL, USA

problem #35

Dec 242012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 89,175 miles
Approximately 12/24/12 noticed a knocking sound coming from the right rear. On 12/27/12 stopped to have tire pressure checked and asked if they could check the rear end. The tech advised that sway bar was broken in two on the right rear of vehicle.

- Crawfordville , FL, USA

problem #34

Nov 072012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 42,152 miles
As I was driving home from work I noticed a noise in the rear of my vehicle. I made an appointment to have it looked at and it was said to me that my rear shocks are bad and that they had seized into the knuckle and were rusted. I then proceeded to contact Nissan North America to see if they would help out with this issue due to the vehicle only having 42000 miles. They told me that because I had an extended warranty and it was not Nissan's, and because it was not in the factory warranty that it was not their problem. I feel that this is a safety concern because the vehicle is very well maintained and there was a recall on the rear sway bar which could have affect on the rear suspension. They did not feel that my reasoning for requesting assistance was valid and I do not feel safe driving a vehicle that could potentially fall apart while driving.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #33

Sep 112012


  • 65,000 miles


I was just driving normally and the sway bar on rear passenger side snapped and broke. I am in the process of trying to have it repaired, the cost is astronomical at around 500 dollars.

- New Lebanon, NY, USA

problem #32

Oct 252012


  • 45,000 miles
While parking along a curb, I heard a loud pop that sounded like scraping metal. The rear sway bar had snapped cleanly, just to the right of the back-right bushing. On inspection, the sway bar(pipe) had rusted through.

- Austin, TX, USA

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problem #31

Oct 112012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 97,112 miles
Was turning out of driveway and heard a popping noise. When I stopped to look, I noticed a black bar or hose hanging from the back driver side suspension area. After research, I found that the sway bar breakage is a common issue on this year and model. We jacked the car up and saw rust on the hose. I dropped the car off at Nissan this morning and they just called to confirm this is the sway bar. It is covered under my extended warranty.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #30

Sep 032012


  • 41,000 miles


The rear stabilizer bar snapped in half during normal driving conditions - no fast corners, potholes, bumps, etc.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #29

Aug 012012


  • 86,500 miles
Vehicle was parked and I happened to notice a metal piece hanging down. Sway bar had snapped and was dangling. Highway driving and rarely a bump. Must be manufacturer defect and judging from multiple reports with similar stories, must be dealt with. Dealer reports no contact damage or compromise in break area. Manufacture defect.

- Hackettstown , NJ, USA

problem #28

Aug 092012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 69,500 miles
I noticed a piece hangidng down from underneath the rear driver side of my 2007 Altima. I took it to the dealership and was advised I needed new sway bars and links. In addition, I would need to replace my master cylinder and rotors all for a whopping $1013. They also stated that the master cylinder was covered under a recall, but that the defect had nothing to do with my rotors which I find hard to believe. I purchased this car a little over a year ago from a dealer, I have always made sure my routine maintenance was taken care of, and most of the miles on my vehicle are highway miles ( 69,500 total miles),. I have two small children and very careful when I drive. I am mortified at this bill and that a recall has not been put into place for the sway bar, as I see several complaints regarding this issue with 2007 Altima in particular.

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

problem #27

Aug 072012


  • 60,300 miles
Similar to many others, I noticed a piece hanging down from the underside of my 2007 Nissan Altima. It turned out to be the sway bar. It had just broken in half. This apparently has been a common problem for many owners of this particular model. It would appear to be a defect, and could be a serious safety problem.

- Muse, OK, USA

problem #26

Aug 092012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 62,030 miles


Turning into a store parking lot and the rear sway bar just broke.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #25

Jul 182012

Altima 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Looked at the car and saw something hanging from the bottom. Brought it to a mechanic and found that the sway bar, sometimes called the stabilizer bar, broke in half. The car was not in an accident. I searched the internet and found that other people have had the same problem with the Nissan Altima 2007.

- Port Washington, NY, USA

problem #24

Jul 132012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Rear stabilizer bar (aka sway bar) snapped on driver's side. Was turning right from a stop and heard a "sprung" noise but thought it was just a small pothole. A week later, noticed something hanging under the car - it was part of the bar. No rust under the car whatsoever - failure due to corrosion would be highly unlikely. Metal fatigue, manufacturer defect, or under-engineered suspension design are more likely. Body roll a bit more pronounced than before the incident, but vehicle is still safe to drive in its current state. Car out of warranty. Purchased aftermarket replacement part and will be installing it myself.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #23

Jun 082012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 27,300 miles
Noticed the rear sway bar was broken on the passenger side of the car. No indication of excessive corrosion or damage from hitting anything. Car is garage kept. Car is driven by a senior with usually 1 passenger or less around town. No evidence that this should have broken. Nissan is reviewing the case now.

- Harrision , NY, USA

problem #22

May 112012


  • miles
I was driving and made a right turn when my family and I heard a pop. I did not hit a pothole or anything unusual. Did not realized what had happened until a few days later when I went to my mechanic to replace the struts and he informed me that the sway bar was broken. For no reason it broke and I think that it shouldn't have happened. I think Nissan should make this part a recall. I love obviously Nissan because in my immediate family we own three of them. I love to continue to be a Nissan owner, but if they cannot continue to make reliable cars, we would have to take our business elsewhere. I hope Nissan would take a close look at this problem, rectify it and continue to build dependable cars that we have grown to love.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #21

May 192012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
I was driving down the road when I heard a bang, and then the car started make a noise like the exhaust let go, and vibrated when I pushed the gas pedal to gain some speed, so when I got it checked out it came out to be the sway bar broke on the driver side, I take care of my car and something like that shouldn't just break, even if you do hit a bump, I have been researching on the internet and came to find out that this is known problem but Nissan won't take responsibility. I always have my 3 year old little boy in the car, I was told not to drive very far with it broken but I am trying to get some answers first, why did this happen, a part like this shouldn't just break. I am from nova scotia Canada B1A-2S2 but the list below says you have to be from the United States.

- Glace Bay, CA, USA

problem #20

May 152012


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed a large popping sound coming from the front end of the vehicle. The contact examined the vehicle and noticed that the sway bar had fractured. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 120,000.

- Chesapeake , VA, USA

problem #19

Apr 202012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima. The contact stated he looked under the vehicle and noticed that a bar was hanging. The contact pulled the bar away from the vehicle and realized that it was the sway bar. An authorized dealer was notified and stated that there were no recalls addressing the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 105,000. Updated 07/06/12 updated 07/12/12

- Port Lavaca , TX, USA

problem #18

May 092012


  • 86,000 miles
I dropped it off to get an oil change, and the next thing I receive a phone call telling me my rear sway bar is broke. They said it has rusted away, and that this is a more then common reason in the 2007 Nissan Altima. I verified this on the internet with many articles.

- Severn, MD, USA

problem #17

Mar 122012

Altima 4-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
The rear stabilizer bar on my 2007 Altima broke on the driver side. I was traveling 55mph in a curve on the highway. After inspection of the stabilizer bar I found that it was hollow. I have found a host of complaints on the internet for the same model sway bar breaking.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

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