hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,999 miles

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2010 Nissan Versa suspension problems

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2010 Nissan Versa Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #31

Aug 022015


  • 48,500 miles


Driving over an ordinary bump broke spring on passenger front strut at bottom side. Clanging/rattling sound is heard over bumps now. I can move the broken piece with my hand.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #30

Aug 022015

Versa 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
I was reading a web site about vehicle complaints and there was 93 complaints about the front coil springs on Nissan versus snapping and blowing out tires.I went out to look at our 2010 Nissan Versa and our front passenger side coil spring is broken.with this many complaints there should be a recall before someone is killed.this is definitely a manufacturers defect with that many incidents.please look into this and get back to me. Thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #29

Jun 012013


  • 18,000 miles
Fuel pump shut off the car while driving and left stranded at 18,000 mi., engine blown at 25,000 mi., now fort wayne Nissan wants to jerk me around on a front suspension problem. The car makes a wobble sound when taking off after startup that they say is a ABS safety test. Problem is it never made that sound before, and only after engine replacement. Not only do they say the sound is nothing they say the car doesn't wobble and refuse to replace the defective parts while it was under warranty. Its almost like the brakes are not working too. I paid them 500$ for front brakes and the car still struggles to stop and I assume that is because of the front suspension problems. I am so afraid that the springs are bad just like I see in the forums. My dad owned this car first put the first 6K miles on it. This has been a lemon since the day I got it with 6K miles on it. Something has to be done. I have 7 kids and am terrified that this is being allowed to happen. Please help, this whole coil spring strut assembly problem is out of control, people are getting hurt ! I have already had 4 open back surgeries and cannot go through another.

- New Haven, IN, USA

problem #28

May 022015


  • 18,200 miles


Spring broke unexpectedly, while driving at a low velocity. It's hard to believe that a spring can break as it did. The vehicle has low miles, and the mechanic couldn't bekieve it himself. Mechanic informed me that he has repaired two other vehicles, same make and year with the same exact issue, and the same exact side. My estimate for the repairs is $1,500. If Nissan is aware of the issue, and has done nothing about it, they should be ashamed of theirselves. This is a safety hazard that can lead to injury or even fatalities. I have been buying Nissan vehicles for almost twenty years, but this has made me lose confidence in the company.

- Ormond Beach , FL, USA

problem #27

Jul 202015


  • 47,248 miles
Front driver side suspension coil spring broke rubbing 2 inch gouge into tire.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

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problem #26

Jul 102015


  • 78,000 miles
My wife was driving the 2010 Nissan Versa hatchback on a secondary road doing less then 30 mph when she suddenly heard a 'bang' sound. She then claimed she heard a similar sound when making left hand turns. When she asked me to inspect the vehicle I was shocked to see that the driver's side front coil spring had broken in two. That was the last thing I expected to see. The 'similar' sound she heard was the sound of broken section of coil spring rattling around the remaining spring/strut assembly. Fortunately because of the nature of the break it was captive and there was no way for it to become suddenly separated from the vehicle while driving. This component on a car should never fail. Had she been driving at highway speed she could have been killed. We paid $350 to have one spring replaced!!! I still have the broken spring. The mechanic saved it for me. I also have close up photographs of the broken spring that I am more then willing to provide to any Agency investigating this matter. Nissan should own up and replace these defective springs before someone is killed.

- Yardley, PA, USA

problem #25

Jul 102015


  • 79,741 miles


As I was making a left-hand turn on to a road, I heard a loud noise from my passenger side wheel well. I thought it was a rock, as I did not notice anything wrong at first glance when I looked. Later as I drove down the same road, I saw something in the road and stopped to pick it up. It was a piece of a suspension coil/spring. I felt around back of the passenger side suspension coil and felt that it had broken off near the bottom of the coil.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #24

Jun 152015


  • 105,800 miles
Part of metal coil spring fell off and car veered to left while driving. Brought to the shop. They had to replace front shocks. Struts. Coils springs and sway bar.

- Hugo, MN, USA

problem #23

Jun 252015


  • 25,900 miles
During routine front brake pad and rotor replacement I was informed by my mechanic that one of the front coil springs was physically broken. It appears to have snapped and it was in jeopardy of popping or puncturing my tire. The mechanic was shocked that this would happen with such low mileage on the car (~25,900, 5 years). He called Nissan to ask about the issue and they said it was a common problem. Both front coil springs were replaced. I do recall driving around May 1, 2015 on the highway around 65 mph and hearing a loud clattering noise under my car but thought nothing of it at the time. That could have been when the coil spring snapped....updated 09/22/15

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #22

May 012015


  • 152,000 miles
Passengers front coil spring broke. Approx. 1/2 of first coil on spring broke at lower edge where it mates to front strut. Broken coil was discovered when audible sound could be heard from front suspension when starting and stopping or turning left when coil spring would shift on strut.

- Holly, MI, USA

problem #21

Jun 112015


  • 41,000 miles


I was driving out of a parking lot at 10 mph and heard a loud pop sound coming from the passengers side front wheel area and smelled burning rubber. I pulled over and noticed a 360 degree gash in the front passenger tire sidewall. I took the tire off and noticed the suspension spring was broken and was scraping the sidewall of the tire.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #20

May 202015


  • 61,014 miles
Left front drivers side of vehicle was making a "crunching sound" while driving on interstate 81. When I got to work, I looked up the problem online, and discovered it was the same issue that 2010 Nissan Versa vehicles are having.(coil springs) took it to a mechanic on 5/20/15, and the mechanic identified the problem as a broken coil spring in the front end. Replaced the broken spring.

- Martinsburg, WV, USA

problem #19

May 292015


  • 173,159 miles
While backing out of a parking space a very loud bang occurred from the front passenger side of the vehicle. Upon inspection I noted the spring had fractured. Repair required a new spring and alignment. Lucky the spring held until I could get to the repair shop and didn't ruin the tire, but total cost to repair was over $250. The left spring had been replaced earlier this year due to a deer hit, otherwise I may have had to have both replaced. Looking for a recall on this, as it appears to be a pervasive issue. My repair shop just had another Nissan Versa in last month with the same issue.

- Townsend, DE, USA

problem #18

May 252015


  • 62,300 miles
Turning into driveway and the car made a loud popping noise. Passenger side front dropped significantly and began rubbing the tire. Car repairs in excess of $480 and a tire replacement. Also required fog light housing due to severity of the break and subsequent drop of the car onto the top of the tire.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #17

Feb 092015


  • 81,000 miles
I have not yet been involved in a crash as a result of this part, but I have also experienced a creaking noise coming from the front passenger-side springs in my 2010 Nissan Versa 1.8 sl and I am very worried that something similar to what other Versa owners have reported in the current ongoing investigation will happen to me and would like to be notified of any changes in the investigation. I have had my car in the shop many times to fix suspension problems that have cost me a fortune and I want to know the minute a remedy has been made available from Nissan. Again, my suspension has not yet collapsed as a result of this issue, but the creaking sound started in February and has not yet been fixed despite two separate trips to a Nissan dealership's service center.

- Elkridge, MD, USA

problem #16

May 212015


  • miles
I have been reading reports about front coil spring fractures and now I am afraid to drive my car. It was very hard for me to save to buy this car, I am disabled and on a very low fixed income. I was so proud of it and now I don't know what to do. Will you pay to fix it?

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #15

Nov 112014


  • 46,770 miles
While driving my vehicle at a low rate of speed over a low profile speed bump I heard a loud bang and my car profile dropped on the driver's side while the passenger side remained at the normal height. Upon further inspection, it was determined that the coil on my driver's side strut popped out of the holder securing it and barely missed severing my brake line. As a consequence, I needed to replace the entire strut assembly on the driver's side and as a precaution also replaced the passenger side. Moreover, the suspense while repaired within a weeks time, required that I needed to replace tires due to wear patters caused by the suspension issue. Such tires were at half life, but regardless were changed as a precaution since it was winter time in the northeast. My father kept the entire strut assembly of both sides should you be interested in looking at them. I also took photos of the strut assembly prior to the repair.

- Landing , NJ, USA

problem #14

Mar 012015


  • 25,835 miles
The spring in the driver's side broke as I was backing the car out of the driveway. I heard a loud noise and the front driver side of my 2010 Nissan Versa dropped. When I looked at the wheel well, I could see the broken spring. I had the car towed to the Nissan dealership for service. The passenger side spring was also damaged: Large chunks of the spring had broken off, but the spring had not broken through yet. I only have 25,835 miles on the car. I follow the regular maintenance schedule at the Nissan dealer. I am so thankful that this happened on the driveway and that no one was injured.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #13

Jan 022015

Versa 4-cyl

  • 36,700 miles
I noticed that something was wrong with "feel" of right front wheel so took vehicle in for oil change and tire rotation and asked service to check on that wheel issue. He called me in to see that the right front suspension spring had totally cracked and broken off and had been rubbing on the inside of the tire creating a deep groove in the rubber. It was worn through and close to puncturing and could not even be driven to a dealer. This vehicle has under 37000 miles on it and has been totally maintained and not driven on any poor road surfaces. This was a 15 month old tire with about 14000 miles. Totally destroyed in what was a potentially life threatening situation due to a faulty part. Not normal wear and tear for springs. The mechanic said he sees this spring breakage on a lot of Versas and the Nissan dealer acknowledged that Nissan is "aware" of this problem! these vehicles should be recalled and all suspension springs replaced immediately before there is a fatal accident on the highway. I am afraid to drive knowing the left side could crack at any time. I am also concerned that if only Nissan dealers are reporting the repairs that they do, many repairs by independent mechanics are going unreported to Nissan.

- Kittery, ME, USA

problem #12

Nov 242014


  • 91,000 miles
I am having to replace my front-end springs in 2010 Nissan Versa due to the driver-side spring breaking and the passenger-side becoming very worn and about to break. My struts and other parts of the suspension are fine and I have not had to replace those yet. Since I don't tow anything or put very heavy items in my car, I don't see why I should replace my springs other than that part being defective. Springs usually last the life of the car unless you regularly tow, drive on dirt roads, or put heavy items in the car. I have seen online that a number of Versa owners are having to replace their springs due to wear, which seems suspicious.

- Union, OH, USA

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