I have a 2007 Nissan Murano with 68,000 miles. I live in the Madison, WI area. I'm being told by my mechanic that I should have two items replaced in my right rear suspension because rust has corroded the bolts which connect the lower control arm and the lateral trailing arm.
As a result, they can't perform an accurate realignment they say. This could lead to premature or uneven tire wear and the vehicle pulling to one side or another. Total estimate to repair (lower control arm, lateral trailing arm, special bolts, and labor) is about $900. Does this repair seem reasonable given the miles on the car and the fact we drive it in salty road conditions? Is the estimate reasonable?
To me this shouldn't be happening if the suspension was designed correctly. I've owned Toyota's with 120,000 miles on them and 14 years old and never had to replace these items.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 AT 8:32 PM