hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,727 miles

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2007 Nissan Altima suspension problems

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2007 Nissan Altima Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #22

Mar 302011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


2007 Nissan Altima rear sway bar broke for no apparent reason. Passenger side rear. At 65,000 miles.

- Coral Springs , FL, USA

problem #21

Mar 302011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 50,450 miles
Rear sway bar on 2007 Nissan Altima with 50,000 miles snapped. You can see the corrosion inside the bar. Also there is no apparent damage to the undercarriage of the car indicating something was hit causing the sway bar to break.

- Goodlettsville, TN, USA

problem #20

Jan 012011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
No accident, no injuries. Rear sway bar broken, unaware when or how this happened. Rear sway bar replaced at my expense with no explanation as to why or how it broke. Broke on the driver's side rear.

- Calera, OK, USA

problem #19

Mar 112011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


Noticed a knocking noise towards the rear of the car. Just rotated the tires and discovered that the rear sway bar was broke in half. We have 41000 miles on the vehicle so this seems to be a defect. I will have it repaired at my expense.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #18

Mar 012011

Altima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,600 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Altima sl. The contact stated that the vehicle was driving abnormally rough. Later, he discovered that the rear stabilizer bar was separated in two pieces. The vehicle was driven to an authorized dealer where he was advised that the rear stabilizer bar would need replacing. The vehicle was not yet repaired bu the contact was able to secure an appointment for repairs. The failure mileage was 39,600 and the current mileage was 39,668. Updated 05/04/11 updated 05/09/11

- Oceanside, NY, USA

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problem #17

Feb 212011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 71,400 miles
Rear suspension sway bar broke in half without any other damage.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #16

Feb 212011


  • 61,500 miles


I was walking up to my car when I saw something dangling near the rear driver side wheel. It turned out to be the rear sway bar had broken into two pieces. My mechanic friend insisted to remove it right away as it would be too dangerous to drive. When we removed it, there was indication of rusting inside the sway bar. Nissan dealers would not replace it under warranty as my car had exceeded 60,000 miles. I am now searching for new sway bar to replace it.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #15

Feb 172010

Altima 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Rear sway bar broken for no apparent reason. Rust found within the bar.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #14

Nov 112010

Altima 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
2007 Nissan Altima, rear sway bar broke just inside of the passenger side mounting bracket. Rust was the ultimate condition which led to failure, but defect in the original part must have been present for corrosion to begin. Light highway and city conditions. Car never overloaded or abused. Replaced with new sway bar at owners expense and labor. I have kept the old part for reference if a recall were to take place in the future.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #13

Nov 222010


  • 22,163 miles
I drove my wife's car today I noticed a clunk noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Since I work in a repair facility I put the car in the air to notice that the rear swaybar has snapped in two. I called Nissan but there are no open campaigns. I own three Nissan I think the manufacture should take care of it. 2007 Nissan Altima with 22,163 miles on it. There are no marks around sway bar it just rusted thru. This should not happen to a car a little over three years old.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #12

Aug 172010


  • 63,000 miles


I own a 2007 Nissan Altima. I purchased this vehicle new in July 2007. I had to replace the tires @16,000 miles. I had problems with the tire pressure light on the dash always coming on for no apparent reason. The A/C compressor had to be replaced at approximately 37,000 mi. The second year I owned it, at a cost of $750. Now, just after my third anniversary of ownership the rear sway bar has broken. In checking on the internet, I find that all these are common problems. However this sway bar problem is a danger for personal safety. The bar is made out of a hollow tube and it rusted into close to where the bar joins the frame. I have never had an accident, had the car towed or driven on anything but paved roads. It just broke for no apparent reason other than poor materials. Of course this is not covered either!!! I feel this should be a recall item and owners should be reimbursed for their expense.

- Diana, TX, USA

problem #11

Jul 272010


  • 71,000 miles
2007 Nissan Altima wears & cups rear tires so bad the steel belts show and the tires have to be replaced at 20,000 miles. I had the rear springs, shocks and wheel bearings replaced and rear wheels aligned and tires still showed the same damage at 20,000 miles. This type of wear could cause driver to loose control of the car.

- Deadwood, SD, USA

problem #10

Jul 312010


  • 71,000 miles
The rear sway bar is broken, I have never been in an accident or has my car ever been towed. No one can explain how it broke in half.

- Takoma Park, MD, USA

problem #9

Jul 272010


  • 58,000 miles
The rear sway bar on the rear suspension of my 2007 Nissan Altima 3.5se broke in half without any reason.

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jun 012010


  • 31,000 miles
Broken rear sway bar on 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5S. Broke at chassis link, no harsh treatment or accident caused this.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #7

May 102010


  • 42,114 miles
Rear stabilizer/sway bar broke and fell down next to the rear suspension. The broken part should not have failed and could have caused damage to rear brake/suspension resulting in loss of control. I called local Nissan service manager and he indicated they had observed sway bar failure, but there were no service bulletins/recalls.

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 062010


  • 42,000 miles
2007 Nissan Altima corrosion only on one side of the sway bar. Sway bar broke form the rust, now car feels like wind pushing my car when I drive.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #5

May 312010


  • 35,000 miles
The rear sway bar on my 2007 Nissan Altima 3.5sl snapped, with no signs of impact or other cause to be seen. Car has not been in an accident, and has approximately 35,000 miles.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #4

Mar 252010


  • 58,025 miles
I own a 2007 Nissan Altima. I started to notice that the car was not as stable as it used to be. As it turns out, the rear sway bar had snapped into two. I must mention that the car is used for a commute over paved roads and has never been in any accident. Apparently, this has happened to many people (there are complaints all over the web). The rear sway bar is made out of a hollow tube and it broke broke on the passenger side of the vehicle, next to the bracket that holds the sway bar.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 152010


  • 69,000 miles
Passenger rear sway bar broken for no apparent reason. I did not hit anything. The sway bar snapped.

- Hollister, FL, USA

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