Mechanics like to impress you by throwing out expensive sounding terms for a repair. A control arm really never needs to be replaced.... It does not have any moving parts. A new control arm (does not have to be Nissan, can be other brands) can be $50-$100. Even if the rubber or ball joint parts are bad, you only replace the bad part. A wheel bearing is taking off the wheel and parts and pressing in a new $20 bearing.coleafrado wrote: ↑Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:36 pm85k miles. The shocks were a bit creaky after I drove it to CO.gncndad wrote: ↑Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:54 pmWhat are you thinking needs to be done to "maintain" shocks and suspension? Do you mean replaced?coleafrado wrote: ↑Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:59 pmThe car spent its first 7 or 8 years in Maryland and has been in CO about a year - nothing crazy when it comes to salt exposure. I drove it cross-country from NY over a week during the summer. Shocks and suspension don't look like they've ever been maintained.
How many miles on your Leaf?
As for the repair, Nissan's saying the left side control arm, wheel bearing and strut all need replacement at a cost of $1500. Another $350 or so for the right side strut, and that's before any parts that might have failed around the steering rack.
If a strut is bad, (due to leaking or damage) you reuse old springs and put in a new $100-150 strut. Yes it is a good idea to replace in pairs (total cost - $300-400). All this stuff is cheap and part of maintenance on ANY CAR>>>>>> Even if all this is true.... It is not a reason to sell your car... Sounds like they want to take your car and buy it for $200