Knocking Noise From Front Suspension on Nissan Altima

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

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Average mileage: 96,544 (20,000–240,000)
12 model years affected: 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
126 people reported this problem
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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.
2005 Nissan Altima121,000
When I hit a bump or even a slight crack in the road the front passenger side makes a sort of a thud clunking rattling noise. Check motor/tranny mounts all good shape strut boot is off but seems to be in decent shape... Again only front passenger side making the noise. I tried tightening Loose bolts on the factory strut brace... nothing. I just want to know the problem and fix it!
knocking noise going over slightest bump, sounds awful, hate driving it because of the noise.
2009 Nissan Altima90,000
When I brake, or accelerate from a stop, there is a crackling noise from the front brake area. I also hear it over bumps.
2005 Nissan Altima95,000
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.
2007 Nissan Altima88,000
knocking noise over slight bumps
2007 Nissan Altima78,000
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.
2007 Nissan Altima124,500
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.
dealer described the struts a coming apart.
Shocks and struts completely bad. When driving especially in DC bumps are hard and loud with a rattling sound as well
2004 Nissan Altima90,000
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.
BOTH +> Front Struts are Leaking PrematureLy !!!
2006 Nissan Altima186,000
knocking noise when driving over bumps
2003 Nissan Altima88,000
dealer service diagnosed. second time on this car.
2006 Nissan Altima181,000
After driving along any road in Jackson, my car sounds like the front wheel is about to come off. I'm buying a new strut kit TODAY to get it repaired. This is the worst experience ever.
My passager front needs to be fixed. I was wondering how much it would cost?
Popping sound when you hit a bump or turn not fixed yet
2005 Nissan Altima160,000
Replaced struts because the clunking noise and everything was ok until 3 month after replaced the sound appeared again but worst.
2009 Nissan Altima85,000
Mine Altima makes the same noise on the passenger right side they told me it was the struts first then I had to take it back cause it's still making the same noise and now they are telling me it's the engine(Nissan dealership)
Samething with my car. I have taken it in 5 times and no one can seem to make it go away. :(
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