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Differential weld failed

Discussion in 'F01/F02 (2009-present)' started by 1stnoel, Jan 27, 2011.

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    Just took delivery of a 2011 750 Li Xdrive sport. Leaving the dealership with 10 miles on the odometer, I turned a corner - stepped on the gas and heard a loud clang and felt the rear end shudder. Straight driving was OK, but turning reproduced the same problem. Back to the dealership where a differential failure was diagnosed. Supposedly a bulletin was issued for some new 5's that had a similar problem. This was a new finding with the 7 series. New differential was to be 2 day air freighted from Germany. That was a week ago. Dealership reported another unit in receiving at Baltimore with the same problem. Has anyone had a similar experience? Dealership repair people state a bad weld is the culprit. Wonder how extensive the problem really is.
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    Wow...for the amount of money you plunked down for that little number, one would think someting as important to the car as a FRIGGIN' differential would be the least of your worries! :eek:

    Understatement of the year - but I'm sure you're juuuuust a bit mad at this situation. :mad: Keep us all posted on the status of this.

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