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Nissan Altima Suspension Problems

1476 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Nissan Altima. 118 of these members (8%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 148 suspension repairs to Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Nissan Altima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1222 repairs.

Nissan Altima suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 154 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

3000 mi   A clicking noise in the steering. 
1000   Passenger Rear tire kept on losing air albeit very slowly (from recommended air pressure to pressure monitoring system alert status- approx 10 days). Problem ongoing since delivery. 
17000 US $81 Vibration/shimmy between 25-30 mph and 70+ mph. Had this in 2-3 times after delivery; was told this is as good as it gets. (Lived with it until I rode in my dad's Altima- smooth as glass. Dealer wants $40 to balance tires 1st- I called NISSAN 4 asst. 

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2007 Nissan Altima

Engine not specified

1000 mi   There is a slight clunk noise when I turn the steering wheel to straighten out the car after backing out of the driveway. 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

2000 mi   single sound on first driving-tie rod? their guess 

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2007 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable CVT FWD

3000 mi   Took it in for right side suspension noise and I-key recall. Inspected suspension but couldn't be duplicated. 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

21700 mi   Endlink in rear sway bar was loose and dealership replaced endlink under warranty 
64660 C $1400 Replace drive belts, wheel bearing 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

86000 mi US $610 Suspect broken/worn axle bearing. 
95000   Mechanic suspected bearing inside universal joint has siezed. 
104000   Steering shaft needed to be replaced. 
147000   Steering wheel shook when driven. Link was replaced/reseated. Tires were aligned and balanced. 
177000   Left and right tie rods replaced. One larger (and more expensive) suspension part replaced as well. 
198000   Bearing needed replacement due to wear. Repair not done. 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

36000 mi US $700 Both front struts replaced due to knocking noise when going over bumps. It was at the dealership for 2 days. I was 1.5 months out of warranty (by time, not miles). Nissan manufacturer warranty is 3/36. I contacted Nissan but they would not cover. 

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2002 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual FWD

55000 mi US $240 Front left wheel bearing 

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2002 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

120000 mi US $500 replaced cv joint 

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