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Nissan Altima Front Struts May Wear Prematurely and Cause Knocking Noise

 
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 91,670 mi (20,000 mi - 240,000 mi)

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The front struts can wear prematurely and create a knocking noise when driving over bumps.

  •  Rookie

    dealer described the struts a coming apart.

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  •  Rookie

    knocking noise going over slightest bump, sounds awful, hate driving it because of the noise.

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  •  Rookie

    Shocks and struts completely bad. When driving especially in DC bumps are hard and loud with a rattling sound as well

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    When I hit a bump or even a rough spot in the road the front passenger wheel just keeps making a noise, sort of a clunking noise and I think its getting worse. I took it to the shop and they said it wasn't out of alignment which I thought it might be. But no fix and I think its getting worse, worries me when I travel over a 100 miles, I am always looking for the front tire to fall off.

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  • Visitor, , 88,000 mi

    knocking noise over slight bumps

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  • I've had my shocks and struts replaced and my car still makes rattling noises when I drive over the slightest bump. The dealership first acted like they couldn't find a problem. This problem happens at various parts of the day. I constantly have to get my brake pads and rotors replaced. This car is dangerous to drive. I started having problems at 30,000 miles. The car has 101,000 miles and its getting worse with the rattling noises as if my car is going to fall apart.

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  • Visitor, , 78,000 mi

    Right strut complete failure. Started with noticable grease on wheel and latter by knocking sound. When I replaced the struts, the right failed strut had zero internal pressure and a freely moving piston. Suggest replacing struts on all 2007 + Nissan Altimas with KYBs ASAP.

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  • Visitor, , 124,500 mi

    I noticed a popping/knocking sound from the driver's front end whenever I drover over bumps, dips, or made turns, usually at low speeds. Repair shop said it was the strut bearing plate and I would have to replace struts on both sides. Approx $450.

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  •  Rookie

    BOTH +> Front Struts are Leaking PrematureLy !!!

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  • Visitor, , 88,000 mi

    dealer service diagnosed. second time on this car.

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