BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos
 
Lux Angel Eyes
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
nissan
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 07 E90
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: PA

Posts: 455
iTrader: (4)

Anyone seen anything like this before? (Suspension defect)

My '08 Armada has 85K mi on it. We just got back from a trip to NC last wknd, and this wknd we drove ~500 mi with no symptoms. We were going out on Sat night, backed 10 ft out of the garage and heard a pop. I stopped and checked and saw this! I can't imagine the accident that could have occurred if this happened while we we driving on the highway just hours earlier...could have been fatal.



Tow guy came and was shocked to see it, said he's never seen anything like this before. He tried to use a wrench and connect it together again, but was unsuccessful as it kept popping out. I see this as a major safety issue...we could have been seriously injured or even killed if this would have popped out while driving b/c of having no control over the front passenger wheel. Is this something that can happen out of "normal wear"...seems more like a defect than wear?
nissan is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
Robert
Major General
 
Drives: 135i, current is350
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Socal

Posts: 6,898
iTrader: (1)

Seems like you have a lot of rust and you live east coast. Do you regularly hose down the undercarriage during winter?
__________________
- There's nothing in my pocket other than knives and lint
Robert is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2012, 05:48 AM   #3
DSB335d
Lieutenant
 
Drives: '11 335d DSB/oyster&black/navi
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West palm beach

Posts: 545
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert
Seems like you have a lot of rust and you live east coast. Do you regularly hose down the undercarriage during winter?
A lot of rust?!! Are you kidding that's nothing, most of what you're seeing is dirt. I've seen cars much newer with 10x the rust because they live near the ocean...

Anyway that's a pretty serious failure, you're pretty lucky that happened where it did and not on the highway.

Keep us updated with what Nissan has to say about it.
DSB335d is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
Silver-Bolt
Captain
 
Drives: 2011 Z4 35is Melbourne Red
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Portland, OR

Posts: 807
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Z4 35is  [5.00]
Did the threads pull out or did it break?
Silver-Bolt is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2012, 12:58 PM   #5
nissan
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 07 E90
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: PA

Posts: 455
iTrader: (4)

Threads pulled out. Dealer said they've never seen it before and don't really know how/why it could happen. Am definitely going to give the heads up to Nissan NA to look into it at the very least. Now my wife's all paranoid abt driving the car esp. b/c she had just driving it 300 mi. round trip just a couple hours before and has no confidence that it couldn't happen to the driver's side.

I don't really wash the undercarriage or anything. Maybe right after winter it went to the car wash and the undercarriage "package" was applied, but I've never had any issues with my other cars before.
nissan is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
DSB335d
Lieutenant
 
Drives: '11 335d DSB/oyster&black/navi
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: West palm beach

Posts: 545
iTrader: (0)

Did you have an alignment done anywhere? Maybe some noob messed the threads up? As long as both sides are fixed, your wife shouldn't be worried.
DSB335d is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:25 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST