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 1 of 4)

problem #76

Feb 152016


  • 108,000 miles


When step my brake coming from the freeway to get exit my steering shaking, my suspension I heard something when get rough road and seat beat in the driver side cant pull anymore

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #75

Aug 132015


  • 105,000 miles
The rear sway bar broke while I was driving through a parking lot.

- East Wenatchee, WA, USA

problem #74

May 112015


  • 144,000 miles
Heard a loud pop while driving forward, pulled over only to find a broken stabilizer bar, hanging on the rear driver side. Looked on the web to find many people having the same problem. Part is defective, called Nissan told it would be about $500. Owned many different cars and never ever had a stabilizer bar just break. Very disappointed with Nissan America....

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #73

Apr 022015

Altima 4-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


While walking to the vehicle an object was seen hanging down from behind the left drivers side rear wheel area. After crawling under the vehicle to investigate I positively confirmed the rear sway bar was broken off right at the bushing. The driver side end of this bar is still attached at the linkage rods, but is completely broken off from the rest of the sway bar at the left side bushing and bracket. Please force Nissan to step up to the plate and at least issue a service bulletin if they are too stubborn to issue a recall. Make them agree in writing to dump the manufacturer of this inferior hollow part. Judging by the numerous broken 2007 Altima sway bar complaints, there is an apparent quality problem here.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #72

Mar 202015


  • 150,000 miles
The rear sway bar broke while driving under normal conditions. It prompted me to get online to see if there were any problems with this issue. It seems that there is an engineering defect in the product as thousands of Altima owners have attested to the same problem with the sway bar. And, they all seem to break in the same place. Why is this not a recall issue? it's certainly dangerous enough driving down the road with a piece of pipe hanging down dragging on the road. I do not understand why Nissan is not held to a higher standard or expectation, and why so many owners are having to pay to get a defective engineered product fixed. Come on guys...do something about this before someone gets killed. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Summerville, GA, USA

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problem #71

Dec 012014


  • 90,000 miles
Sway bar broke without any collision and with normal use. This does not normally happen with other cars. The sway bar is hollow unlike others and may be the reason for the problem. This is a common problem that is on many Nissan forums online.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #70

Dec 172014

Altima 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


Was at the repair shop picking up my other car when the mechanic noticed something hanging from the bottom of my car. He threw the car up on a lift and discovered that it was a broken sway bar. He was shocked and said he'd never seen or heard of anything like that. I have no idea of the safety implications, but after a quick search online it seems as if there are hundreds of others with this same problem. When will Nissan get its act together and recall this?

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #69

Dec 092014

Altima 4-cyl

  • 89,954 miles
For no apparent reason the rear stabilizer bar snapped on my 2007 Nissan Altima. The bar itself is hollow which surprised me. Believe this is a faulty Nissan part since my driving is not aggressive in any way and I did not hit anything or run through a pot hole or curb that might cause this kind of damage. Recommend Nissan issue a technical service bulletin or recall on this part for safety reasons. This compromises safe handling to some degree.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #68

Oct 102014

Altima 6-cyl

  • 119,000 miles
Vehicle began to make a noise (rubbing, squeaking) sound from the rear while traveling at slow speed. Noise subsequently determined to be a broken rear anti sway bar. Further research indicates that the oe sway bar is constructed of hollow material and fracture is a common occurrence on this make model.

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #67

Aug 192014


  • 77,300 miles
The rear suspension bar (wheel to wheel) has broken. Why" it is a 5/8 inch pipe. I did not do anything for it to get this way. I just drive. Why is it not solid" this should not have happened. Nissan should repair at their expense.

- Texas City, TX, USA

problem #66

Jul 012014

Altima 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


I was replacing (myself) the broken left rear spring and noticed that sway bar is hanging under the car. It was snapped off on the right side next to the bushing. The snapping surface was already rusty, which told me that it was broken already some time ago. I was very surprised to find that my sway bar is not actually a bar, but a hollow pipe!!! additionally, my left rear spring was broken very strange - about two thirds of a turn was snapped from the top... interesting that I did visit Nissan dealership for tire propation - they did not find neither broken spring, nor snapped sway bar!.. instead, they "strongly recommended" the whole bunch of questionable (and expensive) repairs for the upcoming inspection... I have found in the internet, that broken sway bar is a common problem for this type of vehicle (bad design - use of hollow pipe instead of bar). Actually, people suggest that it may be the right time for the recall on this particular problem.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #65

Jun 062014

Altima 4-cyl

  • 71,286 miles
Just found out the rear stabilizer bar #56230-ja10A was broken.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #64

May 022014

Altima 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Walked out to my car during my lunch break and found what appeared to be a hose hanging by my rear passenger tire. Being a mom of two I panicked believing it was a brake line. Turns out the hollow sway bar cracked and broke.

- Delaware Water Gap, PA, USA

problem #63

Mar 242014

Altima 4-cyl

  • 56,844 miles
Got home and saw a metal bar hanging down from the rear suspension. Looked at it, and it's a hollow bar. Did research on internet and found that there are hundreds of complaints about broken hollow rear sway bars on the 2007 Nissan Altima. I drive less than 25 miles a week typically, short trips around town, no rough driving or racing.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #62

Feb 262014

Altima 6-cyl

  • 57,300 miles
Left side of sway bar snapped due to corrosion. No accident, no fast driving. Was found in the parking lot.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #61

Jan 212014


  • miles
I noticed something hanging down from beneath my car while approaching the vehicle yesterday. Brought the car to the dealership today and was told that the rear axle suspension bar is cracked. One Nissan employee in the service department said he had "never heard of" this happening without a root cause (accident, etc.). this car has not been in an accident, has not hit any pot holes, etc. Most likely the issue is due to some type of manufacturing defect that would allow the bar to either corrode or break spontaneously. I did some research to learn more about the issue and found hundreds of complaints have been lodged about this exact issue with this year, make and model. I am wondering why there has not been a recall yet. The back suspension of the car is compromised and the issue could have led to something much more serious in terms of safety. I will not have an estimate for the repair until morning, but I am quite sure I need to pursue this issue with the manufacturer. If there are that many of us having this problem and reporting it, there must be quite a few more people out there who have not gone to the trouble of reporting but have eaten this expense/repair as well.

- University Heights, OH, USA

problem #60

Dec 242013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 64,932 miles
The sway bar broke for no apparent reason. I do not drive alot an did not run over anything.

- Union City, CA, USA

problem #59

Dec 132013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 71,370 miles
During routine oil change and inspection I was informed by dealer that the rear sway bar on my car was broken. There has not been any rough road conditions or accident to have caused this. Upon research I have discovered that this is a frequent and known problem with this year and model and it is documented extensively on the internet.

- Newington, CT, USA

problem #58

Nov 142013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
I had my car in the dealership for service and they told me there was a chunk of metal hanging down in the rear end where the rear sway bar used to be. Judging by the wear on the break point, it appears to have been this way for quite a while.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #57

Nov 092013

Altima 4-cyl

  • 80,090 miles
Rear stabilizing bar just broke out of nowhere, the car did not hit anything to cause this to brake.

- Saginaw, TX, USA

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