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post #81 of 237 Old 07-01-2014, 05:55 PM
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Unhappy What's it going to take for Nissan to fix the coil spring problem?

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How do you explain the almost new coils that snapped that had absolutely zero rust on them?
To get Nissan's attention...what will it take? A car accident...several car accidents...a few deaths????
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Went to garage today with my Versa 2010 (35 000 kn) cuz it was making a popping sound when I turned the wheel while backing out of my parking.

At first they told me it was the bearing top plates that needed to be changed. The top plates seem to be the same as a strut assembly kit from what I've found online.. After a while they came back telling me the coil springs were also to change cuz one was broken and the other was rusty.

Got it all changed for around 800$ (yikes). I guess I was lucky cuz Nissan had apparently plenty in stock, as in, they know they need a lot..?

I asked if they could use new parts that weren't OEM but my garage said those parts were only available from Nissan.

I am wondering if anybody had to replace the bearing top plates/strut or if the springs can be replace without having to change the plates? They left me the parts. The top plates don't look that bad so I am kind of worried they changed them for nothing. One coil spring is definitely broken though and the other was on it's way there..

For what it's worth, I will file a complain on the Canadian site someone gave.

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it sucks

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Went to garage today with my Versa 2010 (35 000 kn) cuz it was making a popping sound when I turned the wheel while backing out of my parking.

At first they told me it was the bearing top plates that needed to be changed. The top plates seem to be the same as a strut assembly kit from what I've found online.. After a while they came back telling me the coil springs were also to change cuz one was broken and the other was rusty.

Got it all changed for around 800$ (yikes). I guess I was lucky cuz Nissan had apparently plenty in stock, as in, they know they need a lot..?

I asked if they could use new parts that weren't OEM but my garage said those parts were only available from Nissan.

I am wondering if anybody had to replace the bearing top plates/strut or if the springs can be replace without having to change the plates? They left me the parts. The top plates don't look that bad so I am kind of worried they changed them for nothing. One coil spring is definitely broken though and the other was on it's way there..

For what it's worth, I will file a complain on the Canadian site someone gave.
Glad that the coil springs were in stock when you needed them. I waited 10 weeks for them to be manufactured and shipped to Canada (from Japan). Me and 3 other Versa owners at my dealer had to wait and wait and wait. I guess Nissan Canada had a lot of the coil springs shipped. Sucks that you had to foot the bill. I was still within the 3 year warranty on my car...2012 with 40,000km. They did the repairs on my car under warranty. Definitely post on the Transport Canada site. And post on the Nissan Canada facebook site too.
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Glad that the coil springs were in stock when you needed them. I waited 10 weeks for them to be manufactured and shipped to Canada (from Japan). Me and 3 other Versa owners at my dealer had to wait and wait and wait. I guess Nissan Canada had a lot of the coil springs shipped. Sucks that you had to foot the bill. I was still within the 3 year warranty on my car...2012 with 40,000km. They did the repairs on my car under warranty. Definitely post on the Transport Canada site. And post on the Nissan Canada facebook site too.
It still scares me a bit to know that my will be auto sport hamster gas the chance of breaking a coil spring
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It still scares me a bit to know that my will be auto sport hamster gas the chance of breaking a coil spring
The coils on your Versa will break...and when it does...you'll know right away something is wrong...1. loud bang noise is heard coming from the front wheel area 2. when you turn your wheel, you'll hear the distinctive "BOING" sound...sounds just like a spring. 3. if you're lucky the broken coil wont puncture your tire or slice your brake line. 4. get out of the car, and look for the piece of the coil that has broken off. 5. If by chance only one of the front coils break...tell your Nissan mechanic to replace both of them.

Everyone, please post on the Nissan Facebook site. Let's make them hear us!
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Explain?

I neither provide, nor intend, an explanation for what happened to all other springs.

The weep-holes on the bottom spring retainer ring, on my car, were punched in the wrong place. Rust at the spot where water accumulates is visible. The spring snapped at that point.

You may draw your own conclusions.

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I had the coil springs replaced at an independent garage. They told me an alignment was not necessary. However I now find my car seems to be going slightly more to the left. I called a Nissan dealership and they said an alignment is necessary when the springs are replaced.. so I am now confused.

I'll go back the the place I had it done for a road test and see what they have to say about that.

Also, even with new coil springs and bearings, I still sort of feel something when I turn at low speed. It's hard to explain but it's like I feel a lil something crunching in the steering wheel maybe? So I am not wondering if they even did the job right. I probably should have gone to the dealership instead..

What a freaking nightmare.. Makes me want to get rid of my car, what else is gonna blow up in my face next?!!!
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I had the coil springs replaced at an independent garage. They told me an alignment was not necessary. However I now find my car seems to be going slightly more to the left. I called a Nissan dealership and they said an alignment is necessary when the springs are replaced.. so I am now confused.

I'll go back the the place I had it done for a road test and see what they have to say about that.

Also, even with new coil springs and bearings, I still sort of feel something when I turn at low speed. It's hard to explain but it's like I feel a lil something crunching in the steering wheel maybe? So I am not wondering if they even did the job right. I probably should have gone to the dealership instead..

What a freaking nightmare.. Makes me want to get rid of my car, what else is gonna blow up in my face next?!!!
You can get a clunk in the steering wheel which is the intermediate shaft. Very common issue back in the day. Basically it's the shaft under the dash that connects the steering wheel to the steering rack. If you are getting a crunching noise another issue people have had is a brass clip which is found at the bottom of the intermediate shaft. This works itself loose and starts to bind when you turn. To fix that one just rip the brass clip off.


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You can get a clunk in the steering wheel which is the intermediate shaft. Very common issue back in the day. Basically it's the shaft under the dash that connects the steering wheel to the steering rack. If you are getting a crunching noise another issue people have had is a brass clip which is found at the bottom of the intermediate shaft. This works itself loose and starts to bind when you turn. To fix that one just rip the brass clip off.
If it's the shaft, is it at all related to the repairs I had done (spring and bearings) or it's a completely different issue? This is so disheartening that something else might be wrong yet again..

I remember when I first got my Versa, I think I had some weird noise coming out of the steering wheel and they fixed it.. I'll need to check my invoices.

Is it just me or Versa so seem to have a lot of quirks? Anything else I should expect from a 2010 Versa?! Would getting rid of it be the smart move or since I've already shed the 1000$ to fix the springs, I should be ok for a while?
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Do some searching on your issues. They have been covered. As far as getting rid of the V and getting something else it won't matter. You will just have different problems. No car is perfect. Ask Porsche and ferrari owners who's cars burst into flames randomly. I think your little noise and a busted spring is unfortunate but not a big deal. Cars break, we fix them, life goes on.


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