Nissan Altima Problem Report

Nissan Altima Knocking Noise From Front Suspension

(111 reports)

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

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. -
knocking noise going over slightest bump, sounds awful, hate driving it because of the noise. -
dealer described the struts a coming apart. -
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. -
Shocks and struts completely bad. When driving especially in DC bumps are hard and loud with a rattling sound as well -
When I brake, or accelerate from a stop, there is a crackling noise from the front brake area. I also hear it over bumps. -
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. -
knocking noise over slight bumps -
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. -
BOTH +> Front Struts are Leaking PrematureLy !!! -
dealer service diagnosed. second time on this car. -
I was just told that I needed the tie rods and struts replaced on front. Total cost $1100. Should this be happening? I take excellent care of the car and it has not ever been driven a lot on bumpy roads. A speed breaker is a bumpy as it gets. -
Started to hear a clunking sounds coming from driver side front wheel area whenever Id go over any bumps. Turns out the spring was broken and had to replace the strut assembly. -
dealer refused to correct this manufacture defect.warranty states the strut assembly is covered for life. Sorry! I paid $600 to have both strut assemblies replaced. -
Front struts got replaced. -
If there was a lip to a drive, the left side (Drivers), the strut would make a noise. Replaced the struts myself. -
When I'm driving an. I make a turn I hear a knocking noise -
Rattling noise when going over bumps. Mechanic has quoted me $500 each side to replace struts. -
Go across bumps or hils it sound like the tire is goin to d all off. -
Front struts are leaking causing my front tires to cup. -
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