really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,210 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 #137

Jun 252016


  • 50,000 miles


Vehicle failed Virginia sate inspection citing both right and left front ball joints needing replaced. This vehicle has just over 50,000 miles and it seems odd that both ball joints have failed at such a low mileage. With Nissan recall of other parts of the front end this seems like another part failure.

- Stephens City, VA, USA

problem #136

Apr 202016


  • 70,000 miles
Loud clunking/popping noise coming from front of car while driving.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #135

Apr 122016


  • 83,000 miles
Nissan currently has a campaign open to replace front coil springs in northern states. My rear coil spring is also cracked/broken and Nissan is refusing to replace it.

- Hudson, OH, USA

problem #134

Mar 292016


  • miles


My Nissan Versa was recalled last year for faulty coil springs. The letter said that parts will be ready in January 2016. I made an appointment with my dealer to have the parts ordered and replaced. It is almost April 2016 and the parts are not available. I call my dealer once a month, they have now chosen to screen their phone calls and will not answer any service calls about the recall. I think that Nissan is not prepared to handle this recall on the Versa.

- South Hamilton, MA, USA

problem #133

Oct 132015


  • 81,870 miles
2 rear springs broke while driving in city (already had front springs replaced due to recall)

- Madison, WI, USA

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problem #132

Jan 192016


  • 5 miles
I have Nissan Versa since 2009.I bought it brand new from Nissan of reno. Since last year fron driver side broken coil spring.now it happend again on passanger side spring broke. I call deler to find out why did it broke both of spring with in one year. They have no answer

- Kings Beach, CA, USA

problem #131

Dec 222015


  • 108,000 miles


Coil spring rusted and broke.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #130

Dec 212015


  • 130,000 miles
My Nissan Versa was recalled for front springs to be replaced. I had already had the springs replaced because they broke. I was informed that I had to have the springs replaced again to satisfy the recall. The struts were rusted out, but were not part of the recall. I had to pay to have the struts replaced when the dealership broke them removing them to replace the springs. The struts and springs are one unit and should have been part of the recall. The springs did not need replaced. I was charged over $250 for a recall repair that was supposed to be covered by Nissan.

- East Sparta, OH, USA

problem #129

Dec 232015


  • 108,000 miles
Driver side front coil spring broke while driving. Appeared to be very rusted.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #128

Jul 282015


  • 119,758 miles
A large piece of the front coil spring on the passenger side broke and fell off on the road, as I backed out of my driveway and turned into the street. I heard a clunk in the front and something falling on the road. The remaining spring on the car was still in place. I had my repair shop replace the springs.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #127

Nov 052015


  • 98,000 miles


The drivers side front suspension coil spring fracture in my model year 2009 Nissan Versa rusted/corroded and broke while driving on the highway at approximately 70mph. The noise was apparent and the car immediately began pulling slightly to the left. I pulled over to examine the vehicle and could not find any specific reason for the noise and continued home. I took the car into mccarthy Nissan and was told that the front coil spring had rusted/corroded and cracked and that driving the car in that condition was extremely dangerous and required immediate replacement of the front coils.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #126

Jun 182013


  • 25,985 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Versa. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. In addition, the front and rear coil springs fractured. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who replaced the passenger side front coil spring, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic who replaced the front driver side coil spring. On another occasion, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who indicated that the rear coil springs needed to be replaced. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V573000 (suspension) and was concerned that the recall remedy would fail to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,985. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 02/05/16

- Newburyport, MA, USA

problem #125

Oct 152015


  • miles
On 10/15/2015 went to Nissan dealer for routine oil change(mileage 50938)during inspection mechanic found both lower control arms O suspension bad and was replaced at the cost of $895.24 also 4 wheel alignment was was done at the cost of $109.95.when back home I look for recalls on suspension system on Nissan Versa and find out that there is recall on coil springs effective as of 09/14/2015.at the time of service I was not informed by the dealer about this recall and when I contacted them and ask when coils will be replaced I was told that they don't have parts and I have to wait till Nov/Dec 2015 for the coils to be replaced.do some research re:lower control arms failure on Nissan Versa and find that it may be related to coils failure as it is part of the suspension system interconnected to spring coils.corrosion of coils can cause the tension on the springs to fail and cause the other parts of the suspension to go bad like in my case.I my be lucky that coils on my car not broke off yet but for sure they all ready cost me a lot of money and may cost me more because the problem is not fix yet.get in touch with Nissan but was told that even the arms are the part of suspension system interconnected to coils-the coils are not cause of arms failure.I do not agree with Nissan opinion on this and I told them that I will file complaint to NHTSA. Because of Nissan refusal to accept they fault and solve the issue I do not have other option left but file complaint and make other Nissan Versa owners aware about the problem they may have with their cars as I did.

- Clifton, NJ, USA

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

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

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