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Nissan Altima Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

1434 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Nissan Altima. 207 of these members (14.4%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 122 suspension and steering repairs to Nissan Altimas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Nissan Altima problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Nissan Altima problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Nissan Altima problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Nissan Altima repairs by problem area

26% of the Nissan Altima repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 12% to the suspension, 24% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1037 repairs.

Nissan Altima suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Nissan Altima suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 39% between $100 and $499, 29% between $500 and $999, 17% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 135 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Nissan Altima Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

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

Nissan Altima in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
3000 0 A clicking noise in the steering. 
65000  
Nissan Altima in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 0    
1000 0 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 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

Nissan Altima in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
1000 0 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

Nissan Altima in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
2000 0 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

Nissan Altima in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 0    
3000 0 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

Nissan Altima in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 18600    
21700 0 Endlink in rear sway bar was loose and dealership replaced endlink under warranty 
64660 1400 Replace drive belts, wheel bearing 
65100  

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2005 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Altima in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 60000    
86000 610 Suspect broken/worn axle bearing. 
95000 0 Mechanic suspected bearing inside universal joint has siezed. 
104000 1200 Steering shaft needed to be replaced. 
147000 1700 Steering wheel shook when driven. Link was replaced/reseated. Tires were aligned and balanced. 
177000 500 Left and right tie rods replaced. One larger (and more expensive) suspension part replaced as well. 
194000 0 Bearing needed replacement due to wear. Repair not done. 

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2005 Nissan Altima 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Altima in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 30000    
36000 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

Nissan Altima in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 53000    
55000 240 Front left wheel bearing 
 

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2002 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Nissan Altima in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 94000    
120000 500 replaced cv joint 
 

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