really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,612 miles

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2009 Nissan Versa suspension problems

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2009 Nissan Versa Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #124

Nov 012015


  • miles


Someone told me that there was a recall on my car for the suspension

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

problem #123

Aug 132015

Versa 4-cyl

  • miles
2009 Nissan Versa. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle coil springs fracture issues. The consumer stated while driving, she hit a small pothole and heard a loud bang. The consumer and her husband thought it was a flat tire, but after pulling over, they did not see anything. They continued to drive, but then they heard another strange noise and smelled burning rubber. By the time the consumer pulled into the driveway, the tire on the front passenger side was burning. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. The consumer was informed both front springs were broken on the right side. The consumer stated a couple of years ago, the left rear spring was replaced. Also, the muffler was replaced twice.

- Olean, NY, USA

problem #122

Apr 252014


  • 50,000 miles
My passenger side front spring broke and speared my tire, luckily while I was parking. When I got it towed to the mechanic, they showed me that the left spring was cracked and ready to break as well. I had to pay to have both replaced. Mechanic informed me that this is a known issue. I'm very concerned that this might happen again while I'm driving with my 8 year old in the car.

- Watertown, MA, USA

problem #121

Oct 032015


  • 50,500 miles


Front drivers side spring broke while car was parked in driveway. Found lower part of the coil spring on the ground.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #120

Oct 012015


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Versa. While at a completed stop, the contact heard a loud abnormal popping noise under the vehicle. The contact got out to inspect the vehicle and noticed that the coil spring fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- New Berlin, NY, USA

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problem #119

Jul 052015


  • 138,900 miles
I was pulling out of the driveway and heard a loud scratching noise and then my tire went flat. Cut the inside of the tire. 2 weeks later went to my mechanic for something else and he said the rear spring was broke and so was the other front. Grateful that nothing happened while driving at higher speed

- Fair Haven, VT, USA

problem #118

Aug 292015


  • 77,460 miles


As I was driving, suddenly my tire blew. There was a load noise. I had to pull over right away. When we took the tire off there was a gash surrounding the entire tire. When I went to get new tires, I was told that the spring was broken and that it was the cause of my tire blowing. They said it was very unusual for a spring and strut to have to be replaced with my car being not that old with not that many miles on it.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #117

Sep 042015


  • 22,000 miles
Pulling out of parking lot after work and heard a loud clunk from front of car. Right side of care was sitting lower then left side, mechanic said spring broke. Same thing happened 2 weeks ago to other side of car and had that front spring and strut replaced and car aligned. If this is happening frequently, why no recall. Will have the rear coil springs checked when I get the car inspected but after these 2 repair bills and of course my warrantly had run out and I did not extend. Who would think that a care I bought new, well maintained and with only 22000 miles would have this happen.

- Northumberland, PA, USA

problem #116

Aug 212015


  • 86,490 miles
After dropping my vehicle at the dealer for other service, I was notified that the left front spring was broken, and that the axle boot was leaking. Both necessitated replacement.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #115

Jan 312015


  • 50,935 miles
My car was at jones junction Nissan on 1/31/15 for a routine oil change and brake pad replacement. When the tech lowered the car from the list the shock coil on the driver side snapped. We replaced it and thought it was a fluke accident. 8 months later on 8/10/15, at some point while my car was sitting in the company parking lot of my work building the passenger side shock coil snapped. I didn't notice the issue until pulling out of the parking lot and hearing the sound of metal on metal. Once the car was towed to jones we saw it was the other coil snapping. While making repairs we discovered that Nissan has almost 100 registered complaints for these coils snapping. You can add me to the list.

- White Marsh, MD, USA

problem #114

Jul 312015


  • 25,200 miles


Driver side front coil spring broke while driving, rubbing front tire, towed to Nissan dealer 07-31-15 - tamaroff Nissan - southfield, mi. Car has only slightly more than 25,000 miles, asked Nissan dealership if this was a recall or an issue part, they said no, and that this repair was not covered, I asked that it be referred to Nissan corporate customer service, which they did. I did not hear back from Nissan Corp. Customer service until 08-14-15 noting the coil spring replacement was not covered, and that my request was denied. I again asked that it be escalated to the next supervisor level for review. As of this date my car is still at the dealership.

- Southfield, MI, USA

problem #113

Aug 102015


  • 23,899 miles
I was routinely pulling into my driveway, and I heard a single ping/knock sound, immediately followed by a grinding noise, coming from the front right of the car. The car instantly became difficult to maneuver. Upon immediate inspection, I could see that the lower part of the coil spring had broken cleanly. The remaining portion of the spring had come away from the metal restraining plate, and was extending against the inside top part of the tire. The metal did not puncture the tire, but it is significantly indenting the rubber. The car is not driveable. Furthermore, the left coil spring, in the same relative place, shows significant corrosion, and does not look safe for driving. Coil springs are expected to last the lifetime of a car-- especially one well cared for and driven in almost ideal conditions, like mine. I have never had a coil spring break on me. This is no coincidence, as the second one appears to be faulty as well. I can only feel grateful that this didn't happen while I was driving with my family on the highway. Has this occurred on the highway, the tire would have surely blown out, and I would have lost control of the vehicle. Nissan needs to step up and recall these springs before someone loses their life! I will need to have my suspension repaired, as well as possibly my front right tire. I wholly expect Nissan to pick up the tab for this.

- Aston, PA, USA

problem #112

Feb 202014


  • 110,000 miles
Both front springs shattered, and parts of the springs were loose around the struts and fell off the car.

- Littleton , MA, USA

problem #111

Jul 202015


  • 30,000 miles
My wife had just backed out of the driveway and started driving down our road. Just as she started she heard a loud noise and the car steering became difficult. There is a service station 1/8th mile from our house. She drove the car extremely slowly (5mph) to the station and had the mechanic check the car. The mechanic turned the steering wheel and one of the front suspension shock absorber springs fell out of the car - broken into two pieces. It had fatigued and catastrophically failed. The mechanic informed her that she was very lucky this did not happen when she was driving normal speed as it could have sliced the tire and caused a blow out at high speed. I called Nissan Consumer Affairs to report the incident and they informed me there was no recall for this issue and that since the car was no longer under warranty the repair cost was my responsibility. It cost approx $650 to replace both front suspension units.

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

problem #110

Jul 202015


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 5 mph, a loud abnormal sound emitted from the vehicle and the steering became difficult to steer. The vehicle was merged over to a gas station where an independent mechanic diagnosed that the front shock absorber spring failed. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000....updated 11/04/15

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

problem #109

Jul 252015


  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 45 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front driver side of the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle felt abnormally lower. The contact stopped the vehicle and noticed that the coil spring was fractured in two places. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,000.

- Mohnton, PA, USA

problem #108

May 152014


  • 80,643 miles
Right front coil spring, alignment thrust broken when backing out of driveway into road.

- Manchester, CT, USA

problem #107

Jul 122015


  • 114,000 miles
As I was driving, at 40 mph I heard a loud noise I pulled over to the side of the road and I see a piece of my spring on the road I had my vehicle towed to a shop and I am told that I need both front springs replaced, and ball joints please note the ball joints were just done so I am concerned if the spring coil had anything to do with this issue, there was no rust on or near the spring and prior to this breaking, the vehicle was driving to its normal standards.

- Carpentersville, IL, USA

problem #106

Jul 132015


  • 92,000 miles
:while pulling into the parking lot at work (thankfully was not driving on a road or at full speed), my front driver's side tire snapped out of place. At first, we thought it was a ball joint, but once it was brought to the garage, I was told that the spring had snapped and would need to be replaced on both sides, to the tune of 1400 dollars. While I am thankful that I wasn't driving on a highway or near pedestrians (I work in a city), having this happen on a 6 year old car seems a little suspicious. I hope there is some sort of recall and would love to know if Nissan is willing to reimburse the 1400 I unexpectedly had to pay.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #105

Jun 262015


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Versa. While driving approximately 30 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the front of the vehicle and it began to bounce. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the front driver side leaf spring was fractured and needed to be replaced. The dealer also suggested that the passenger side leaf spring needed to be replaced due to severe corrosion. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. In addition, the driver and passenger side control arms were replaced due to corrosion. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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