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Front suspension noise

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:39 am
by burginchris
Originally from the UK I have just bought a new Qashqai in Perth Western Australia

Just wondering if anyone has noisy front suspension?

It is really creaky when hot and going over speed bumps.

Have had it back to the dealer who say it is 'normal!'

I really don't think it is.......

Any suggestions would be really helpful.


Front suspension noise

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:35 am
by supergrover
Certainly I'm not aware of any noise from the suspension. Mind you, it's never been that hot here since I had the car in July. There are forum members in hotter climates though and I'd have thought one of them would've noticed and posted about this before if it really were "normal". I suspect your dealer is just fobbing you off, and I'd be insisting that they check the relevant components to make sure they've been greased.

Front suspension noise

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:51 am
by Donkey
Are you sure its from suspension?Ive heard of squeaks from exhaust and the plastic airfilter box which might be confusedBut never heard of suspension squeaks, its not something any of us would describe as normal mate, grab a demonstrator off the dealer and ask why hes car is broken if its normal

Front suspension noise

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:05 am
by TC3
I had the same creak coming from right front suspension going over speed bumps. I did post about it on here. This was in the cars early months but now it no longer does it and probably just things bedding in?

Re: Front suspension noise

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:45 am
by maestropc
Hi Guys,

I appreciate this is a really old post and no I haven't actually searched for anything newer but will do so at a later time. I just wanted to say that I am in Brisbane Australia and like the original poster I have the exact same issue with my front suspension and my car is brand new! Had it in the shop twice now and they can't find anything wrong! So now I recorded it on my phone and I am going back in again but this time armed with a bit more info. I took them for a test drive and in typical fashion couldn't replicate the issue at all. Until yesterday, I have found a location where I seem to be able to recreate the issue on demand, interestingly its not the sharp speed bumps that do it but the longer ones with a flat top. I have some videos where you can hear it time and time again so I just hope it helps them out.

Will let you know but would be good to hear from OP if you got the issue sorted out


Re: Front suspension noise

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:10 am
by F1 Bob
I have posted on this but in my case it's cold weather.


Re: Front suspension noise

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:39 am
by Aanonymoss
Have you have bad
the shock absorber sleeves yet?

We have had one bad.

Bad car The qashqai is full of fault.

We have The Sound IN Denmark On the left side

Re: Front suspension noise

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:34 am
by maestropc
Thats a bit harsh. Most people swear they are great cars. Admittedly mine is only a year old and aside from the suspension issue its been awesome

Re: Front suspension noise

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:23 am
by dougone
Maestro, I am from Melbourne. Any solution to the suspension noise problem?

Re: Front suspension noise

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:16 pm
by GT1979
My suspension made a right noise going up and then down speed bumps. Had it in several times to Nissan dealer and they replaced Strut Top Mount the first time - No change so this time they're replacing some bushes. Hoping it fixes it this time as a 2 year old car creaking over every bump is not good!