Sway Bar Broke

nissan
altima

#1

I have a '08 Altima Coupe 3.5L. It has a little over 55,000 miles on it. The rear sway bar broke about a foot behind the rear passenger tire. It is hanging about 3 inches from the ground. It is in the shop getting repaired. They said it was a clean break, and when I looked under the car I could tell it was too.



I just wanted to know how this could have happened. I didn?t hit anything. I noticed it when I was walking out to my car one day, and know that I didn?t notice it in the morning. Anyone have any ideas?


#2

The reason they warranty a new car is because even with the great improvements on quality assurance, bad parts slip through. I’d say this is just such a case, and the rear bar had a defect that slipped through the system. Odds are the replacement bar will not have a similar defect, and will last the life of the car.


#3

Even though the car is an '08 model, since it has 55,000 miles on the odometer I suspect that the bumper-to-bumper warranty has run out, so the replacement will be on the OP’s dime. But, as BK said, it is very unlikely that the replacement part will also be defective.


#4

If it was a clean break on a car that new it was a flaw in the metal.