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 1 of 3)

problem #42

Aug 262011


  • 42,000 miles


I have a 2007 Nissan Altima with approx 42000 miles. I noticed something hanging down behind the rear left tire. When I took it to the shop I was told that the rear sway bar was snapped in half. This car has only has one owner and has been taken care of. This should not have happened and Nissan needs to make this a recall, as it is a safety issue, and has been reported by so many people!!

- Kannapolis, NC, USA

problem #41

Aug 122011


  • 58,000 miles
Rear sway bar on my Altima rusted in half.

- Yonkers , NY, USA

problem #40

Jul 232011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Discovered today that the rear sway bar had snapped just inside of the right side center mount. There is rust inside the hollow sway bar. I have not hit any pot holes or curbs or bumps that would cause this damage, nor is there any other damage to the suspension. The sway bar appears to have snapped from being weakened by rust.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #39

Jul 152011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles


I am the owner and sole operator of a 2007 Nissan Altima 3.5se with 37,000 miles. The rear sway bar snapped while making a right turn into a parking lot under normal driving conditions. The car is very well cared for and has never been driven harshly. Further, this is a part that should, realistically, _never_ fail under normal driving conditions; and upon doing some research on the internet, I have found that this is a common problem for this model and year of manufacture. I have tried to remedy the situation with Nissan dealers and with Nissan's "customer care" line without satisfaction. This part is clearly defective in its manufacture and should be replaced at Nissan's cost. More importantly, this is a safety concern, as failure of this part can compromise handling during emergency maneuvers.

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #38

Jul 152011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
I am the owner of a Nissan Altima 2007 3.5 sl V6 with 29,000 miles. The rear sway bar snapped under normal driving conditions. I am getting estimates for repair. Ive researched the internet and found there are a lot of complaints. Why wasn't there a recall?

- Wanaque, NJ, USA

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problem #37

Jul 082011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Rear sway bar is cracked and broke in two pieces when removed from the car.

- Aptos, CA, USA

problem #36

Jun 262011


  • 40,850 miles


Rear passenger sway bar snapped while pulling into driveway.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #35

May 152011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
Rear sway bar on my 2007 Nissan Altima appears to have snapped in two for no apparent reason. No event I can point to that could have caused that. After online research became aware that others have reported the same occurrence. There is currently no recall due to this part failure.

- Rock Island, IL, USA

problem #34

Jun 202011


  • 70,120 miles
I own a 2007 Nissan Altima. Single car owner - no abuse or damage. Heard something dragging under car yesterday 6-20-11. Stopped to look under car - something dragging by rear passenger tire. Took car to Firestone - was told rear sway bar broken. Guy at Firestone said he has repaired 3 of these on Nissan Altima's in past 6 months. Funny thing, I called large Nissan dealer and asked if a recall was in place. Large Nissan dealer has no idea that so many rear sway bars on 2007 Nissan Altima's broken. Even said that they have not seen such at their dealership...hmmmmm!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #33

Jun 132011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 81,610 miles
07 Nissan Altima sedan factory rear sway bar snapped unexpectedly.

- Hawthorne, CA, USA

problem #32

Jun 082011


  • 72,000 miles


2007 Nissan Altima with broken rear sway bar. This is a safety hazard and I have had no success through the dealer or Nissan corporate to resolve.

- Gibsonton, FL, USA

problem #31

Jun 022011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 69,074 miles
I own a 2007 Nissan Altima. I noticed a piece of metal hanging from under the car close to the rear driver side tire. I took it to the dealer last Tuesday afternoon and they said the sway bar was broke. The car has not been under any abuse. I am the only one who has ever driven this car. Because of the broken sway bar it cause the ball linkage joints to wear and the shocks to leak. It cost me $ $794.13 to have this replaced and repaired. I am very unhappy with Nissan because this is a well known product defect and a safety device that has failed and should be recalled. I feel that the car may have reacted poorly in an emergency situation. I would appreciate any and all the assistance in getting a recall, bulletin or special policy to reimburse this cost to me. June 5th, 2011.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #30

May 302011


  • miles
2007 Nissan Altima, broken sway bar, this vehicle has not been abused, but the sway bar has been broken. I will need to replace this sway bar asap. This was noticed 5/30/11.

- Bumpass, VA, USA

problem #29

May 012011


  • 50,000 miles
Rear sway bar broken on driver side. Mechanic indicated it had been cracked & eventually just broke in 2. like others on this site, the car has not been in an accident.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #28

May 122011

Altima 6-cyl

  • 14,535 miles
I have an Nissan Altima 2007 it has only 14,560 miles man date is 01/07. With no damage the rear sway bar broke in two the car haven't been abuse. There should be consider for recall as seen on many claims this is a security issue.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #27

Apr 152011

Altima 4-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 sl - discovered the rear sway bar on the passenger side snapped in two. No evidence of any damage, such as being hit by something. Part was purchased and replaced at owner expense.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #26

May 042011


  • 38,000 miles
I have a 2007 Nissan Altima 3.5se with 38,000 miles on it. I took my car to change the winter tires out and the mechanic informed me that my rear passenger side sway bar was snapped. I never hit anything and there is no other damage just snapped in 2. I did some research and see I am not the only one with this problem...Nissan needs to recall this part before someone gets killed..... how many complaints does it take? hmmmm

- Forest City, PA, USA

problem #25

Apr 102011


  • 75,000 miles
Just recently I noticed my rear sway bar had snapped into two pieces. Nothing has been done to cause this; no accidents and nothing has hit the undercarriage of my car. After doing research on the internet I have found that there are many other consumers with the same exact problem - their sway bar just snapped in half too. I now have to purchase the expense car part because Nissan wont recall or admit to having this default on the 2007 Nissan Altima. I only have 75,000 miles on my car.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #24

Apr 032011

Altima 4-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2007 Nissan Altima with 90,000 miles on it. All of a sudden I noticed when checking my air pressure that a piece of metal was hanging down under the rear passenger side of the vehicle near the suspension. I took the vehicle to my mechanic and he told me the rear sway bar on the passenger side had snapped in half. He asked me if I had hit anything and I replied no... he also found no damage around the area to suggest that I had hit something. So when I arrived back at my house I did some searching on the internet and to my surprise this seems to be a somewhat wide spread issue with alot of others owning my same vehicle. I spoke to my local Nissan dealers in jacksonville Florida who informed me they had never heard of such a thing, and had never received a vehicle in for service with this issue. So then I called Nissan Consumer Affairs directly, who also stated they had never heard of this issue, which I find very hard to believe considering a simple internet search will reveal numerous people have had and reported this problem! I believe this is definitely a product defect, and Nissan should issue a recall immediately!

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #23

Apr 072011


  • 57,000 miles
I recently bought a 2007 Nissan Altima from a friend, after a month of driving the car with no problem the rear sway bar just snapped in half. I did not hit anything to cause this accident. I have read online about many of people having this same problem. This problem needs to be addressed, &fixed!!!

- Smyrna, TN, USA

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