Nissan Altima Problem Report
Nissan Altima Knocking Noise From Front Suspension
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. - Visitor
knocking noise going over slightest bump, sounds awful, hate driving it because of the noise. - mac10
dealer described the struts a coming apart. - glennpaul
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. - Visitor
Shocks and struts completely bad. When driving especially in DC bumps are hard and loud with a rattling sound as well - MzSupaDupa
When I brake, or accelerate from a stop, there is a crackling noise from the front brake area. I also hear it over bumps. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
knocking noise over slight bumps - Visitor
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. - Visitor
BOTH +> Front Struts are Leaking PrematureLy !!! - STPua
dealer service diagnosed. second time on this car. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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. - Visitor
Front struts got replaced. - Visitor
If there was a lip to a drive, the left side (Drivers), the strut would make a noise. Replaced the struts myself. - Visitor
When I'm driving an. I make a turn I hear a knocking noise - Visitor
Rattling noise when going over bumps. Mechanic has quoted me $500 each side to replace struts. - Visitor
Go across bumps or hils it sound like the tire is goin to d all off. - Visitor
Front struts are leaking causing my front tires to cup. - Visitor
The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.
Week ago i have change the Inner and outer tie rod, driver front strut, passenger front and rea...
You only hear the knocking noise from time to time and it is only when you come to a complete s...
The noise started earlier this year (I brought the car new in 2009). I can hear the clunking/ k...