National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opens an investigation of Nissan Versa vehicles pertaining to front suspension coil spring fracture

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The Office of Defects Investigation has received 93 complaints (VOQs) alleging incidents of front suspension coil spring fracture in model year (MY) 2008 through 2010 Nissan Versa passenger cars. Preliminary analysis of the complaints indicates that the coil spring failures occur without warning and can happen at any speed. One complaint (VOQ #10663102) reported the passenger-side coil spring fractured while traveling at 65 mph and caused a sudden tire failure by cutting the inner sidewall 360 degrees. Another complaint ( VOQ #10680740) reported the passenger side coil spring fractured while traveling 40 mph and result in tire puncture and brake line failure.

ODI has also received EWR field report information relating to coil spring failures in the subject vehicles.

A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and safety-related consequence of the alleged defect.

Approximately 130,000 vehicles are affected by the investigation


Emmanuel L. said
458 days ago
SUSPENSION: Both sides Front Struts Mounts and Right side Lower Control Arm, also called Ball-Joints are defective in just 3 years, right after the 36 months manufacture warranty expired. This is causing the car to bounce at moderate speed and more dangerously so on the highways. The vehicle would wander right to left uncontrollably.
STEERING U-JOINT DEFECTS: There is an ongoing noise while vehicle is driven and the steering column is shaking up unnecessarily and excessively.
As a result, my tires are won out unevenly and more often during the pass three years.
Also, the heat shield that protect the body from the muffler, located under the vehicle, has ripped like a thin foil paper; therefore making excessive noise. The screws gave up easily and will not hold the heat shield in place correctly as it drop on the muffler.

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