really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,729 miles

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2008 Nissan Versa suspension problems

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2008 Nissan Versa Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #58

Apr 112011

Versa 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,766 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that the rear coil springs fractured, while driving out of the driveway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired or diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 144,766. Updated 01/06/17

- Cooperstown, NY, USA

problem #57

May 062014


  • miles
Regarding recall: NHTSA 15V-573 for front coil springs. I received notice that my vehicle is covered under this recall for front coil springs. However, prior to the recall going into effect, I had already had my coil springs replaced on this vehicle due to them cracking. I have contacted Nissan for reimbursement of the cost of the work I already paid for to replace the springs. Total cost to me was $635.68 from my local mechanic, bruces automotive in East Aurora, NY. I submitted a statement from bruces that indicates the coil springs were replaced and paid for by me (attached). I submitted this information to Nissan, they informed me that I need to take my vehicle to a Nissan dealer to have them replace the coil springs. When I told them that this does not make any sense because the original factor springs have already been replaced and that Nissan is no longer responsible for the springs in my Versa, they told me I needed to do it anyway. To me, this is a waste of my time. I simply want them to reimburse me the $635 I already spent prior to the recall to have the springs replaced. If the springs in my car brake again, this is my responsibility, not Nissan. I only want to get reimbursed the money I already spent.

- East Aurora, NY, USA

problem #56

Sep 192016


  • 71,310 miles
All the airbags not working as indicated lights flashing! recall states passenger airbag could explode causing metal fragments resulting in injury even death. Was informed by Nissan san francisco dealer that there is no fix for the airbag problem yet and they're not responsible for my anything to do with airbags not engaged except for the recall and that there is no fix for currently for the safety recall. In addition, when buying new tire sand getting a wheel alignment, I've been informed that all 4 of my struts are bent and suspension is off as a result.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #55

Jun 102016


  • 100,000 miles


On 6/10/16 I was driving on the highway via my 2008 Nissan Versa when a loud noise occurred, unable to drive, both front tires blew out. Car was shaking a bit uncontrollable. I contacted aaa, technician said both front tires blew out due to failure of spring coils and I could have been killed or killed someone due to this issue on the highway. Dealer replaced front spring coils due to recall, but said I needed to buy two new tires and to put into Nissan a reimbursement claim for the tires. I filed the claim with Nissan on 6/17/16, to date no response and it is 7/5/16 - no phone calls, no response from Nissan. My two tires were damaged and destroyed by Nissan's failure/defective equipment. I had to pay approx $300 for two new tires. I have contacted my credit card company to dispute the transaction as I acted in good faith - Nissan does not act in good faith not as of 7/5/16. This is a major safety hazard - I could have been killed or caused an accident due to Nissan's failure - more should be done if tires are punctured like that - I did not create or cause this, Nissan did - be responsible Nissan!!

- Hull, MA, USA

problem #54

Feb 242016


  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Versa. While having the vehicle reparied according to NHTSA campaign number: 15V573000 (suspension), the contact was informed that the rear coil springs fractured and needed to be replaced. As a result of the rear coil spring fracture, the vehicle failed state inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Laconia, NH, USA

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problem #53

Feb 242016


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Versa. While the vehicle was being reversed at a low speed, the front passenger side shook and fell to the ground. The contact observed that the front passenger side coil springs fractured. The vehicle was towed to a local fuel station where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V573000 (suspension). The failure mileage was approximately 106,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #52

Dec 282015


  • 62,400 miles


Coil recall I verified that my Versa is included in the recall nationwide Nissan in lutherville, md 410 252-8000 schedules me for an appointment to replace the springs, then, when I call to confirm the appointment, they deny I have an appointment. They are not servicing the recall. Please help

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #51

Sep 012015


  • 120,000 miles
Exhaust system has been diagnosed with 2 separate failures requiring a weld job in order to repair. I have completed one at the cost of $200 and the second weld estimate is priced at $200. Both instances came on suddenly and without other warning. Exhaust smell occurs when car first starts and disapates after driving several miles. Each occurred at separate times. Both front ball joints have been noted by my mechanic as being looser and indicates needing replacement in the near future in order to avoid potentially fatal collision or significant additional damage to transmission, steering, etc., systems.

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #50

Oct 292015


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the coil spring detached in the middle of the highway. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #49

Sep 072015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 40 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front driver side of the vehicle. The abnormal noise recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V573000 (suspension); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Essex, MA, USA

problem #48

Sep 042015


  • 52,000 miles


Total failure of passenger side ball joint w/ separation of cv axel from transaxel resulting in wheel coming off the car. Occured during a low speed left hand turn on city street after stopping for traffic light. Passenger and driver side lower control arms replaced, driver's side as a precautionay measure. Related to NHTSA recall 15V-573 underbody corrosion.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #47

May 052014


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Versa. While traveling 20 mph, the front tires performed roughly. It was diagnosed that the suspension was failing, but was not an immediate safety hazard. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 58,000.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #46

Sep 282015


  • 76,000 miles
Broken left front coil spring. Shop found it during routine maintenance and was told this could have caused serious damage if unnoticed.

- Westbrook, ME, USA

problem #45

Apr 132015


  • 43,000 miles
Not sure of exact timing (approx April 2015) when I brought my car in for a regular service appointment, I was told that when they put the car on the lift, one coil spring fell off in two pieces - I was so fortunate that this happened at the dealership and not on the road! I was told that if it had happened while I was driving, it could have been disastrous. I replaced both springs at that time.

- Old Orchard Beach, ME, USA

problem #44

Aug 282015


  • 39,300 miles
The front coil spring suddenly broke.

- Nepean, NY, USA

problem #43

Jun 122015


  • miles
Thankfully I have not had an accident yet. However I am very concerned that both front coil springs are missing a chunk from the spring. This was discovered when I had my car in the shop for another issue on 6.12.15. I was informed at this time that with the chunks missing this could cause major issues if either of them pop out of their base. I had my car in for an oil change (at a neighbor's who is a mechanic) yesterday, 9.14.15. I informed him of what his referral guy said to me back in June, and after looking at my car he showed me exactly what the guy was talking about. He told me this was concerning, seeing as my car only has 77,000 miles on it. My rear suspension is acting up too, which may or may not be associated with this. I went to this site & noticed ironically that the front coil spring issues are under investigation at this point. I am trying to make a complaint considering I have one of these cars, which in my mind is no longer safe to drive. I fear, as others have had happen on here, that an accident may occur, with injuries to myself, anyone else in the car with me, or other passengers on the road. I am trying to be proactive on this, & am hoping something will be done to prevent any type of accident to occur again. Nissan should take responsibility for this & fix these immediately at their cost. They should've never put faulty parts on their cars to begin with. These are people's lives possibly at risk.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #42

Aug 282015


  • 214,000 miles
Repair tech found on inspection that right front spring coil was broken. Discovered that this was a problem with 2008-2010 Nissan Versa model and was under investigation for recall due to other incidents where damage to other parts of vehicle have occurred.

- Wildwood, MO, USA

problem #41

Aug 182015


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact stated that the front driver side tire blew out. The contact discovered that the coil spring fractured and punctured the tire. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.

- Frankford, MI, USA

problem #40

Jul 212015


  • 77,115 miles
My car began to shimmy when stopping and I brought it to a mechanic who said the coil spring on the driver's side was broken and that they would be best replaced in pairs as the other side would not be long before it also broke causing a possible tragic accident. He advised me not to go far with the car before repairing them as a fatal accident could occur. At the bare minimum, the coil spring would go through my new tire and cause even more extensive damage to the car. My son owns a Versa as does my former husband and they both have had to replace their coil springs. I feel there must be some type of defect in this product. It seems far too coincidental. There have been 93 other reports as well. Nissan should issuue a recall immediately.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #39

Jul 292015


  • 58,700 miles
Front suspension spring broke while driving through a parking lot.

- Edina, MN, USA

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