Driveshaft Problems in popular cars

Driveshaft problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Driveshaft problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Driveshaft problem of Chevrolet Cruze

The car is a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Cruze is 1G1PE5SB4D_. Vehicle was backed out of a driveway. Driver shifted from reverse to drive. Car moved forward about 20 feet and suddenly slowed to a stop. Engine power remained on. Clicking noise was heard from the right front side. Clicking noise continued in reverse, drive, or park shifter positions. Car would not move under its own power in either direction. We pushed car to side of road in neutral and called onstar this is the driveshaft recall issue on 2013-14 Cruze with 1. 4 turbo engines. I write because if this had happened on an interstate or in heavy traffic the consequences could have been much more dire. This car is almost 1 year old and has only 3000 miles on it. This defect is as serious as the ignition switch problem. There are 170000 of these cars out there with this same potential issue. When I spoke with gm they initially said that there was no recall on my vehicle and that I should take it to a dealer for service. When I insisted that there was a power train related recall on the car they then said that indeed there was a recall and that I could get it towed to a gm dealer. My only reason for writing NHTSA is to hopefully elevate this issue to one of more immediate importance. I have not yet received any notice from gm about this issue, and if it weren't for the extensive media coverage would probably still not know of this very serious issue. It was Mon., Mar. 31, 2014 when this driveshaft issue occurred.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Chevrolet Equinox

The vehicle is a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox. My center bearings were replaced about 3yrs ago thought it was a fluke though I had heard from many people that this was an ongoing problem. Clunking began under my car again so I knew what it was. Took it to the mechanic and the center bearings were broke again and the bearings and the back of the driveshaft also. The rear u joint was also broken. This is ridiculous as well as dangerous. I take good care of my car no running over logs in the woods or things of that nature how can this keep happening unless it is a defect or flaw in design. This time with the clunking my anti lock brakes were going off every time I stopped too. Mechanic had a hard time getting the parts to replace apparently everyone needs them but chevy sees no problem with this. This problem occurred on Oct. 14, 2013.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Chrysler Sebring

The VIN of the car is 1C3EL46X15_. Six months after purchasing a used Chrysler Sebring 2005 from a local dealership, a large stream of oil began (and continued) to pour out of the drive shaft seal when the engine was running. The car was taken to a service center where the problem was diagnosed as a bad drive shaft that had ruined the engine block and drive shaft seal. The only fix they offered was an engine replacement (which would cost more than the original cost of the vehicle). This driveshaft problem happened on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Chrysler Town & Country

The vehicle involved is a 1999 Chrysler town and country. While driving at any speed vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. Driver applied the brake pedal and the vehicle vibrated. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the driveshaft needed to be replaced. The consumer stated that there is 12 month wait on repairs to his vehilce. It was December 31, 2004 when this driveshaft issue happened.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Dodge Ram 1500

The vehicle was a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500. I was driving in west hartford, CT, at ~3:00 pm, on the interstate ramp, from park avenue to I-84 eastbound, when my Dodge ram skidded to a stop, in the travel lane. At the time, my foot was on the accelerator, as I was accelerating up to speed. I immediately put on my hazard flashers, put the vehicle in park, grabbed my phone, and got out of the vehicle, since it was in the travel lane, and was at risk of being hit. Once I got clear of the vehicle, in the shoulder, I looked under the vehicle, and the back end of the driveshaft was laying on the pavement (it had become disconnected from the rear axle). I called 911 to request police assistance. When the police officer arrived, he couldn't even push the Dodge ram off to the shoulder, because the rear axle would not turn. The officer set up flares and warning devices, and called a tow truck. When the tow truck arrived, even the tow rig had trouble getting the truck onto it's bed due to the rear wheels not turning. The Dodge ram was towed to a garage. The mechanic has told me that the nut holding the pinion to the drive shaft came loose, allowing the pinion to slip into the rear differential, and jaming the differential, which locked up the rear wheels, even thought my foot was not on the brakes at the time. This incident is very serious. If a tractor trailer or any other vehicle had been immediately behind me when the Dodge ram's rear axle locked up, I would have been rear-ended, causing an accident, injury, and possibly fatality. If my son was with me, he would have also been hurt. I had just left a wedding, and was driving to the reception, when this happened. The only reason my son was not with me, was because he asked to ride with his grandfather when we left the church. It was May. 3, 2014 when this driveshaft issue occurred.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Dodge Dakota

The vehicle was a 2009 Dodge Dakota. VIN of the vehicle was 1D7HE38P39_. The rear axle pinion nut on your vehicle may loosen due to undersized pinion shaft splines. A loose pinion nut could cause the rear axle to seize or cause the drive shaft to separate resulting in a loss of motive power. Either situation could cause a crash without warning. The failure date was April 9, 2014.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Ford F-150

The vehicle is a 2004 Ford F-150. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FTPX04544_. Tl-the vehicle is a 2004 Ford f150. The contact stated that while the driver drove out a parking area a loud noised emitted from under the vehicle. The contact inspected the vehicle and found the driveshaft had fractured in half and caused damaged to the fuel tank and muffler. The vehicle was towed to the contact home. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 146,000. Li. The failure date was 04/24/2014.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Ford Expedition

The vehicle was a 2013 Ford Expedition. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMJU1H54D_. Vehicle developed a vibration starting at 25mph and continued as speed increased. Ford dealer upon examination found that one bolt was missing and another was loose at the rear end of drive shaft connection to the rear end . It was Wednesday, April 16, 2014 when this driveshaft issue happened.

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car   Driveshaft problem of GMC Yukon

The vehicle involved is a 2007 GMC Yukon xl 1500. The transmission was leaking and recalled and that was fixed by gm. The brake lights sometimes over heat and I had to replace the saddles on them. I do not even know they go out but I have people honking at me that I have no lights in the rear. Now with my warranty out and have 86. 000 miles on it the fuel pump is out on the vehicle at a 700 dollar cost. The door knob fell off, I have oil pressure issues all of the time. Last November the drive shaft fell off as I was driving down the road and had to pick it up off of the interstate which someone could have gotten hurt. Brake issues. When you spend 48,000 dollars on a vehicle it makes you sad that gm does nothing to help their customers. Maybe the government should not help them anymore. Today they wanted me to take it to gm and pay 200 dollars for a diagnosis. Just more money in their pocket. I want to another shop for advise. This car is definitely a disappointment nd lemon. This problem occurred on Tue., Aug. 5, 2008.

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car   Driveshaft problem of GMC Envoy

The vehicle was a 2003 GMC Envoy. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, he attempted to brake and the front end of the vehicle released smoke. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, who performed a diagnostic test and located the failure at the front driveshaft housing. The front drive shaft housing axel was broken. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that there were no recalls addressing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 95,000. This driveshaft issue occurred Nov. 18, 2011.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Acura MDX

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 2HNYD188X2_. On January 12, 2005 while traveling on I-5 at approximately 60 mph the transmission in my 2002 Acura Mdx locked up. Hinshaw's Acura concluded the failure caused damage to the half shaft, vtec pressure switch, oil filter housing, intermediate shaft, and right outside driveshaft. Hinshaw's Acura concluded all of these items required replacement to restore my Mdx to normal. They gave me a repair estimate of several thousands of dollars. I informed them that I have always complied with all of the scheduled Acura recommended maintenance items on my Mdx during the warranty period and afterwards. In fact, the most recent 60k maintenance was performed at hinshaw's Acura on November 22, 2004. I also informed them that my maintenance records were available for their review from both Acura of seattle and bellevue Acura. For the record, I have been the sole owner and driver of this vehicle since it was new. It has never been off road, abused, or been involved in an accident. The local Acura representative refused to acknowledge the failure or consider reimbursement for any damages. After I filed a complaint with Acura customer relations, they agreed to only pay half of the repair costs. The injustice in this whole experience stems from the fact that this vehicle was recalled by Acura (NHTSA campaign id number 04v176000) for exactly the same problem that caused the damages and endangered my life and that of other drivers near me. I have rigorously followed the recommended maintenance schedule as defined in my Acura ownership manual. If this problem would have been properly resolved at the time I returned my Mdx to the dealer during the recall, this malfunction would have never occurred. This driveshaft issue occurred January 12, 2005.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Acura MDX

The vehicle was a 2001 Acura Mdx. The VIN of the car is 2HNYD18291_. A loud banging knocking noise was coming from the front. Consumer pulled over, and then vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and had it towed to the dealer. Mechanic determined that the second gear drive shaft sheared off while shifting, and the transmission needed to be replaced. This driveshaft problem happened on Thursday, December 16, 2004.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Honda Pilot

I have 2004 Honda Pilot lx. When traveling at about 30-50 mph. Hear and feel a vibration when at consistent speed. Seems as if it's coming from the bottom of the vehicle. Maybe from a drive shaft or propeller shaft or something. It's getting much and much worst as days goes by. I am worried something can come loose when vehicle in moving motion. It was March 28, 2014 when this driveshaft issue occurred.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Honda Civic

The car was a 2009 Honda Civic. The VIN of the problem Civic is 2HGFA16559_. Right drive shaft popped out from the rear differential after switching gear from r to d while the driver was trying to get out of the drive way. The car went into roll in park situation. The car is at relative low mileage and have no previous accident. A faulty drive shaft assembly could be really dangerous if the incident was happened on the road. The failure date was Sunday, March 9, 2014.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Hyundai Santa Fe

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe. Consumer writes in regards to recall related to damage to the transmission causing loss of motive power the consumer stated she was not notified about the recall. The consumer stated she only found out about the recall, when the vehicle had to be towed to the dealership after it suddenly stopped on a six lane highway and would not engage. Upon inspection of the vehicle, it was determined the transmission had been destroyed and damaged the axle. The vehicle was repaired at no charge to the consumer. It was 06/01/2011 when this driveshaft issue occurred.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Hyundai Santa Fe

The car involved is a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe. My husband and I were traveling north from palm coast, FL to slatington, PA. Traveling north on rte I-95, my husband drove about 300 miles and than I drove another 300 miles, stopping to eat and at various rest areas. Just before the virginia border, we stopped at a rest area and my husband took over driving. He said we should stop for gas and a bit to eat. We went over the state line and got off at exit 4, we exit, stopped at the stop sign, turned right to go into the station and we heard a loud snap. At this point, the only way he could stop the car was to put on the emergency brake there was no control of the car. After being towed to the dealership, we were told that possibly the driveshaft snapped and the transmission also went. The mechanic there said that this is the third one he had seen like that. The next day we were told that in fact that is what had happened. Luckily, we had gotten off when we did, or else we may have been in a major crash on busy rte I-95 or may even had been killed because of no control of the car. This is 2010 car with only 17,700 miles on it. Today, we found out that Hyundai knew of the problem and that the dealers have received a bulletin about this. We were not told of this dangerous defect and now do not know if this has been corrected properly. We are supposed to pick up the car in virginia by the end of the week. We do have a major concern about this car. This issue happened on Sep. 22, 2010.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Infiniti QX4

The vehicle is a 1999 Infiniti Qx4. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JNRAR07Y0X_. Drive shaft experiences continued vibrations at speeds of 40-65 mph. Mjs. It was Tuesday, March 30, 1999 when this driveshaft issue occurred.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Infiniti FX45

The car involved is a 2003 Infiniti Fx45. Owner was driving at approximately 50 mph and suddenly the driveshaft fell out from under the vehicle. Owner was able to get to the side of the road, and had the vehicle towed to the dealership. Currently this year, make, and model was being recalled for this defect however, this vehicle was not included due to VIN. This issue happened on Thu., Jan. 6, 2005.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Jeep Wrangler

The vehicle was a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of this vehicle was 1J4FY49S2W_. Rear drive shaft sheared in two at a weld joint located between the shaft main tube body and universal joint part. The failure appears to be associated with an improper weld seam (weld on apparently a third of the circumference of the shaft tube appears not to have been completed). I don't know if the welding process was done manually or by machine and if by machine how many other shafts are similarly affected. I will mail a more complete copy of a write-up of the incident as well as photographs (I sent Chrysler. I contacted Chrysler and they have not followed up on the incident (other than a voice mail acknowledging receipt of a letter from me and they would look into the matter. That has been close to 5 months of no response. The failure date was Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Jeep Liberty

The car is a 2005 Jeep Liberty. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1J8GL38K35_. Two years ago my Jeep started making metallic grinding sounds and violently shaking uncontrollably. I looked under my car at the front drive shaft to see it breaking apart from the inside out. I notified Chrysler and after a long conversation they agreed to fix it admitting it was a faulty part. Yesterday the noises and shaking came back with the newly replaced front drive shaft. Chrysler admits its a unfair situation but refuses to replace there faulty part once again. This will cause a accident as it will happen unexpectedly. Thank you for taking my complaint. This problem occurred on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The vehicle having this issue was a 2014 Kia Motor Sorento. The vehicle had a crash. Affected part is the right front axle driveshaft. A safety recall notice has been issued for the problem. As a result of this problem, as I was exiting my vehicle (which was turned off and in park), it started rolling down my driveway. The driver's side door was open as I was exiting the vehicle. The vehicle collided with a large bush at the end of the driveway. The point of impact was 09 left t-bone. This resulted in $3510. 21 in repair fees. We incurred an out of pocket cost of $1000 for our deductible. The vehicle was not repaired and ready for pick up until the evening of October 3rd. I called kia to schedule the replacement of the right front axle driveshaft on Friday, October 4th. My complaint about this situation is kia does not have the parts to replace the affected vehicles. I was told it would be on back order for at least two weeks. Kia's customer service has not been as responsive as I would like. I have three small children and do not feel safe driving the vehicle, since I have already had on accident as a result of the affected part. I was told to call them this morning at 7:30 am to arrange to have my vehicle towed to my local dealership. I called, left a voice mail, and my call was not returned in what I think is a timely manner. After 4 hours, I called again. I was told I can only speak with the customer service representative who started the claim. I am currently waiting for him to call me back. This is probably more information than is necessary, so to sum up my complaint: there is a safety issue with this vehicle and an issued recall, but there are no parts to repair it. This driveshaft issue occurred Sep. 15, 2013.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Land Rover Range Rover

The vehicle involved was a 2004 Land Rover Range Rover. VIN of the vehicle was SALMF11444_. Drive shaft to front differential failure as a result of rigid front drive shaft (no flex coupling) design fault by Land Rover. It was Friday, March 21, 2014 when this driveshaft issue occurred.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Land Rover LR2

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is SALFP24N68_. My 2008 Land Rover Lr2 has suffered 2 different driveline failures within a couple months of each other at approximately 84,000 miles. First, the pinion bearing in the rear differential failed causing the dealer to replace the whole differential as this is a sealed unit. Shortly after this, a driveshaft bearing failed as well requiring a new driveshaft since lr does not sell the bearing individually only whole assemblies. Both repairs were diagnosed and repaired by the local Land Rover dealer at considerable cost of approx $4500. This vehicle was purchased new and has had all regular services performed by the dealer. For a vehicle of this supposed quality to suffer two such failures below 100,000 miles as most manufacturers warranty such components is unacceptable. Online lr forums indicate that this rear differential failure is quite common and often occurs at even lower mileages than mine did; sometimes even within the warranty period for some "lucky" people. The fact that these failures to such a major component are occurring at low mileages indicate a faulty design and Land Rover should initiate a recall on the rear differential. This driveshaft issue occurred Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Lexus RX300

The vehicle involved was a 2002 Lexus Rx300. In Nov of 2009 I started hearing a clicking sound in my car and it felt like the front and rear tires on the passenger side was rubbing against something. I took my car to a Lexus dealer and was told that my driveshaft needed to be replaced. Several weeks after that my driveshaft fell off. Being as though I did not have the $1800 I was quoted to have it replaced. I called the Lexus corp and explained my situation to them. They offered me a good faith discount of 10% off of the price I was quoted by the Lexus dealer. I turned it down because I felt that it was some type of defect that caused my driveshift to fall off. In light of the resent Toyota recall for driveshafts falling off on their tacoma pickup trucks and (being as though Lexus is an entity of Toyota) I started thinking that there has to be a connection. I contacted the Lexus corp again and asked them if they could look into the issue in light of the fact that Toyota just recalled their tacoma trucks for the driveshaft issue. That was on sat 2/13/10 when I called. Lexus corp called me back tues morn on 2/16/10 to say that they are not having any recalls on my vehicle at this time and that their position still stands to offer me the 10% discount. Again I refused because I believe there is a connection. I would like to have this issue investigated to see if the issue with the driveshaft extends beyond the tacoma trucks. My car has been sitting for over 2 months now because I cannot afford to get it fixed. It has been very frustrating and very inconvenient to not be able to drive my car especially when I am certain it is due to a defect in the driveshaft which should be corrected by Lexus. This driveshaft issue occurred December 9, 2009.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Lexus RX300

The vehicle was a 2001 Lexus Rx300. Vehicle identification number (VIN): JTJHF10U11_. Car was being parked when it suddenly went to max acceleration jumping the curb. The cars forward acceleration was stopped by large decorative rock in the parking median strip. Car ended up resting on the rock. Car was turned off by key. This is the only occurrence of this surge acceleration the car has exhibited to date. Car is currently at automotive shop for inspection and repairs. Car has significant drive shaft and undercarriage damage, but was drivable to nearby autoshop after being jacked off rock by tow truck. This issue happened on Feb. 22, 2010.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Lincoln Navigator

The car was a 2001 Lincoln Navigator. Hello, luckily I made it home before this happened as I was towing my trailer with a couch and chair on it. I got home and stopped in front of my house, then had to move the truck. When I stepped on the gas to move, there was a horrendous bang, a clunking noise and the rear of the vehicle dropped down almost to the ground. Upon jacking the vehicle up and examining the damage, the rear lower control arms rotted on both side and collapsed like pretzels, allowing the rear differential to twist, snapping the driveshaft flange where the universal goes and blowing out both rear suspension air springs. As I said, luckily it waited until I was home for this to happen. If it had happen on route 287 on my way home at 65mph, I'm sure the results would have been catastrophic. I can't imagine that I would have been able to control the vehicle. Examining the upper control arms showed they are rotted to! I contacted the Ford dealer I have used for repairs and Ford customer service. The dealership said they have seen it before, but to their knowledge, Ford is not assisting for this problem. When I contacted Ford customer service, they took my VIN number and said there were no open recalls on the vehicle so Ford would not assist either. Reading on line this seems to be a common problem and I think Ford should bee held responsible for it. I am 49 years old and have owned alot of cars, I've never seen anything like this! I work for an Audi dealership, needless to say I don't think I would buy another Ford. It was Sun., Nov. 11, 2012 when this driveshaft issue happened.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Lincoln MKX

The car involved is a 2007 Lincoln Mkx. When going about 35 mph the car would vibrate. Sometimes it would stall and then slam into gear. Now the car started grumbling and I believe the problem is the power transfer unit. . The car will drive fine without the drive shaft but when the drive shaft is in you can't go over 5 mph and the car will start shaking and making a loud grumbling noise. . Like when your going over the rumble strips on the side of the road there is obviously a problem with these and hopefully Ford will fix it. . This driveshaft problem happened on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Mazda Tribute

The car involved was a 2003 Mazda Tribute. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4F2YZ04173_. The transmission failed with less than 600 miles on the car due to a hose clamp not being secured during manufacture. Ever since then I have had problems with the car hesitating and almost stalling when accelerating from a stop just after starting the car. It also happens more often if the car is not level at the time, either on an incline or decline. If I let the car warm up for a few minutes, I generally do not have this problem. I have also had a problem with the gas pedal feeling like it sticks or is catching on something, I have noticed this problem more often when the outside temperature is below 75 degrees. When the accelerator finally activates, the car general lunges forward or will spin the tires, I have learned to let my foot off of the accelerator to keep the car under control. I have also had problems with the car shifting abruptly between gears, but this has subsided quite a bit. I have also felt a vibration in the car around 45 and 70 mph. I don't feel the vibration in the steering wheel, it feels like it is coming from the middle of the car, more in the transmission/drivetrain area. I have had the tires rotated a balanced 3 times and also had the alignment checked, but the vibration still occurs. I have taken the car back to the dealership numerous times and they always say they can not duplicate the problems. I have researched all of the complaints and recalls for the Tribute and the Ford escape, since they are basically the same vehicle, and there are quite a few similar complaints. I think the hesitating problem is related to the recall for the "stalling" problem, I think the problem is more widespread than they thought or the fix for the recall did not solve the problem entirely. The failure date was Thursday, Sep. 9, 2004.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Mazda MPV

The vehicle was a 2000 Mazda Mpv. Vibration will occur when driving at speeds of 50 mph, feels like its coming from drivetrain. Dealer cannot determine the cause, nor fix the defect. It was Monday, March 13, 2000 when this driveshaft issue happened.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Mercedes Benz E320

The vehicle is a 1999 Mercedes Benz E320. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was WDBJF82HXX_. As I was entering the interstate on the on ramp my rear u joint on front drive shaft came apart. Subsequently both my curtain airbags deployed as well as my driver front door air bag. As it was considered a mechanical failure my insurance with usaa did not cover anything. This issue happened on Nov. 19, 2011.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Mercedes Benz E55

The car is a 2004 Mercedes Benz E55. The VIN of this vehicle is WDBUF76J34_. Melt broken gas tank, fuel leak: * drive shaft has sign of rubbing the heat shield * burned/melted rubber tube that covers the metal emergency brake line (passenger side) * burned/melted heat shield near drive shaft (passenger side) * burned/melted gas tank (passenger side) that had a hole and caused massive fuel leak. This driveshaft problem happened on Friday, August 19, 2011.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Mercury Milan

The vehicle involved is a 2010 Mercury Milan. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, he heard a loud thumping noise coming from the front passenger side. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the drive shaft needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 82,000. This driveshaft issue occurred Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2013.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Mercury Tracer

The rear coil springs broke on my 1998 Mercury Tracer. When seeking a repair, I understand that this is a well documented problem with Ford/Mercury models of this size (escort/tracer/tempo). With rear springs broken, one can observe the rear tires of a car with these springs broken come off the road. With Ford well aware of this design flaw in these autos, there ought to be a recall of these vehicles. I have only 47,700 miles on this car; I have now replaced a busted crankshaft pulley and the resistor associated with circulation system which could have started a fire. All of these problems are well documented and Ford should address these flaws. It was 02/16/2004 when this driveshaft issue happened.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. The 2000 Montero Sport had the same problem as the 1995-1999 model. The crankshaft has come off the vehicle on four different occasions. Had to pay thousands of dollars ,including $1400. 00 on the last visit to Mitsubishi dealership. Now it happened again and the dealer tells me the crankshaft itself has to be replace and while they are doing that , they might as well replaced the piston to,which will cause thousands more dollars in repairs. Mitisi needs to own up to there responsibilities, and honor these repairs. Why will a dealership service department tell a customer they can not fix the problem. The failure date was Monday, May 21, 2007.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The car involved was a 1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JA4LS31H2X_. The vehicle has a drive train/shaft defect which is the causing a terrible vibration. I am being told the vehicle is driveable and pose not safety hazard. The part is on order, until the part comes in , I will need to pick up my vehicle. My concern is this statement true, the vehicle vibrates and it is difficult to constanlty hold the steering wheel in place to reduce some to the vibration. Is this a safety hazard.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Nissan Xterra

The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Nissan Xterra. I was driving on an interstate highway where the speed limit is 70mph. Car begins have a large rumble. Can't tell if it the rear end, the drive shaft or transmission. There is no pattern to the rumble and it continues for several weeks, so I take it to an auto repair shop. They tell me that I have water in my transmission fluid, which was caused by a cracked line in the radiator. I am told to check on the internet, because this is a big problem that lot of Nissan Xterra owners are facing. So, I check it out and the issue is huge. I bought the Xterra about 2 years ago and during that time was never contacted by anyone warning me of this issue. Now, at the time I find that there was a settlement, my vehicle has over the 100,000 mile limit. From what I read, the majority of the vehicles are over the 100,000 mile limit when the problem occurs. My vehicle still will drive and only get the rumble occasionally, but I now know it's fate. It's ashamed that I could not have been warned by Nissan before facing costly repairs. Nissan could have saved us lots of headache and money if we had know and been able to be pro-active before the damage was done. This driveshaft problem happened on 02/03/14.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Nissan Titan

The vehicle was a 2005 Nissan Titan. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, there was a consistent ticking noise from drive shaft. The vehicle was not taken for inspection or diagnosis. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000. This problem occurred on 03/14/14.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Saturn VUE

At 24,000 miles this 2005 Saturn Vue needed the entire brake system replaced. Then when backing up and then putting the car in drive it would not speed up. I had to stop, put it in park, put it in drive again before it would move. This was at 28,300 miles, turns out the transmission went and had to be replaced. Now at 35,533 the drive shaft is rusted and center support is blown out. I asked Saturn what the life expectancy of this vehicle is and received no response. There were no accidents related to these failures because I realized something was wrong and took it in for service immediately. However, this vehicle has had more serious and costly repairs at 35,533 miles than vehicles with over 100,000 miles. Driving it is very stressful as I never know what will happen next. This driveshaft problem happened on Jul. 26, 2010.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Saturn VUE

The vehicle was a 2004 Saturn Vue. Undeclared significant change to awd performance due to rear drive module (rdm) warranty replacement. Saturn replaced the rdm in my awd Vue on 17 December as part of the lower control link recall campaign. The replaced rdm has modified engagement characteristics from the original rdm my Vue was delivered with. (the rdm had a change from a 40-60 rpm difference to a 80-100 rpm difference engagement threshold. The resulting change in awd performance has resulted in effective fwd conversion under normal driving conditions. Partial throttle application results in complete loss of front wheel traction and late abrupt power transfer to rear wheels with significant torque steer. My discovery of this change came during a green-light freeway exit transition with a left turn. In turn exit power application, front wheels lost traction, the Vue started to slip laterally. Then awd engagement occurred abruptly with heavy front wheel torque steer. My Vue made a partial incursion into adjacent traffic lane (unoccupied). I was at this point able to regain control. Returned to Saturn service center, advised them of the issues and was advised by them that this change was permanent and that my vehicle could not be returned to original operating parameters. It was at this point, via service center contact with Saturn care that it was determined by my service center that the rdm had been changed internally to engage in this new range. My Saturn service center had no previous knowledge of this change in the rdm and therefore not able to advise drivers of the significantly different handling characteristics of the new rdm. This driveshaft issue occurred Friday, December 17, 2004.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Subaru Outback

The vehicle is a 2003 Subaru Outback. The VIN of this vehicle is 4S3BH67583_. Defective drive shaft defective viscous coupler defective suspension no deaths or accidents yet I am afraid that my life and safety are seriously at risk and none of the Subaru techs will acknowledge a problem or agree to fix. I had the above defects diagnosed by an auto shop not affiliated with Subaru. There may be other problems too. This driveshaft issue occurred Aug. 25, 2008.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Subaru Outback

The reporting person owns a 2003 Subaru Outback. While driving at any speed, the vehicle bounces, shakes, and wobbles from side to side. The failure is also followed by a bumping sound. The contact believes that it is causing wear and tear on the vehicle. She is terrified to drive the vehicle. The dealer stated that the vehicle was performing this way due to the items in the vehicle. The driveshaft was replaced and the dealer stated that the viscus cup needed to be replaced. Currently, there is failure with the struts, bearings, and suspension. The dealer stated that the vehicle would pass inspection. The failure mileage was 75,000. This problem occurred on Friday, August 1, 2008.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Suzuki SX4

I purchased my Suzuki Sx4 in April 2008, from a dealer here in plattsburgh NY, the car seemed to be well made for the price, and the car had a decent safety rating, had good gas mileage and was awd. Seemed like everything we needed in a car. The dealer sold a good story. I wish I would have done some research on Suzuki before I made this purchase. After completing the paper work I drove the car home with a smile, this was the first brand new car I have ever owned and was looking forward to driving it. I parked the car that night with 30 miles on it. The next morning I woke up to find my mirrors had shorted and caused them to split. I called the dealer first thing in the morning and they said to drop it off and they would fix it no problem. The car drove well for all of 2008 and 2009 but then in 2010 when I went to get the car inspected I was informed that the wheel barring in the driver side rear needed to be replaced and because the wheel barring had went it caused one tire to wear more than the other, so my tires would need to be replaced. I ended up paying for 2 rear tires and they fixed the wheel baring. The bearing had to be order so I was out a car for 2 days. Then not 2 weeks later we start to hear a really wired noise coming from the front end of the car, so I bring it back in and it turns out that the cv joint had fallen apart. So that needed to be replaced. Then about 6 months latter I start hearing a really wired clanking noise in the center of the car so I bring in back in and it turns out that the whole drive shaft needed to be replaced. Things seemed to be going good until I just recently had to get the car inspected again? guess what it needs a new wheel bearing and a tie rod. They will replace the wheel bearing at no cost but they want 300. 00 to replace the tie rod. It was Thu., Apr. 1, 2010 when this driveshaft issue occurred.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Suzuki Vitara

The vehicle is a 2001 Suzuki Vitara. Driveshaft came loose while driving 35-40mph. Vehicle stopped accelerating and acted as though it was in neutral. Consumer rearended another vehicle. Transmission fluid leaked completely out, consumer got beneath the vehicle, and saw that drivetrain was dislocated from the transmission. Suzuki was notified, and stated it was normal wear and tear. Dealer will repair. This driveshaft issue occurred Friday, April 26, 2002.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Toyota 4runner

The vehicle involved is a 2001 Toyota 4runner. When driving at 70 mph, the vehicle vibrates on the highway. I have taken the vehicle constantly to the dealership for over two years complaining about this problem and they always told me that nothing was wrong. Today (5/10/14), the mechanic at the dealership put the truck on a rack and ran the car at 45 mph and there was visible vibration coming from the drive shaft and a loud noise that I could never hear from within the vehicle. All this time, I have been driving a vehicle that I was unaware could have snapped apart. The sound cannot be heard in the cabin, so I could not even report that as a problem until today. I purchased three sets of new tires, had shocks and struts replaced, and brake pads to no avail. Finally, after searching the web yesterday, I realized that this is a common problem with other vehicles of the same make and model. I'm not sure if this problem has caused injury to others, but there should be a recall. This could cause a potentially fatal accident if that shaft breaks. I read that for similar models (Toyota and Lexus), the manufacturer replaced the parts under warranty, but nothing for the 4runner. The dealership is charging over $700 for this repair. It was Saturday, May 10, 2014 when this driveshaft issue happened.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Toyota Tundra

The car was a 2004 Toyota Tundra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5TBBT44194_. Had truck in for oil change whole frame, drive shaft parking brake cable is rusting through. The failure date was 04/16/2014.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Volkswagen Touareg

Consumer has a 2005 Volkswagen Touareg. The contact stated that the drive shaft failed and was repaired under the contact¿s warranty. The failure recurred recently and the contact stated that the failure recurred less than 30,000 miles later. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. The VIN was not available. The failure date was Jul. 10, 2013.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Volkswagen Touareg

The VIN of this vehicle was VWGBE77L48_. 2008 Volkswagen Touareg. Consumer writes in regards to defective drive shaft. The consumer stated the drive shaft bearing, caused the drive shaft not to function. The dealership informed the consumer it would cost $2,000 to replace the entire drive shaft. This driveshaft issue occurred 04/01/13.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Volvo XC70

I own a 2002 Volvo Xc70 cross country. While driving, and especially during down shifts, the vehicle would lose its connection to the drive shaft, causing the engine to rev up and the vehicle to jerk as it grabbed back into gear. The jerking has consequently caused me to break my motor mounts. A local mechanic diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new transmission. The dealer agreed that this was the only solution. All software updates have been done. The manufacturer has not been contacted, as they are a chinese company. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was around 85,000. The current mileage is 125,000. The VIN was not available. Catastrophic failure. Not fair to the owner. Manufacturer should correct this common, expensive problem. It was 01/01/2008 when this driveshaft issue occurred.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Volvo XC90

The vehicle involved is a 2004 Volvo Xc90. The VIN of the problem Xc90 is WDBTJ75J25_. Transmission replaced two times, at approx. 38,000 and at about 48,000 miles. Units start slipping when shifting to second gear and leave you right where you are until they decide to rengage. Ball joints and all four hubs replaced by 50,000 miles. Axles (front) need replacing now at 70,000 miles. Sway bar ends replaced at 55,000 miles. This is the neediest vehicle I have ever owned. Front bearings on drive shaft replaced last month, worn since abut fifteen thousand miles, finally got so loud that we could shake the drive shaft and get a quarter of play at the bearing set. It was Wednesday, December 17, 2008 when this driveshaft issue happened.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Audi A6

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WAUBA24B1X_. We have an 1999 Audi A6 quattro with only 35 ,000 miles on the odometer. Recently discovered an oil leak under vehicle, found out from Audi service that the prop shaft/transmission seal is leaking. I questioned the service rep and he said, he's seen it happen on others with 20,000 miles on the cars. This driveshaft problem happened on Oct. 15, 2004.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Audi A4

The vehicle was a 2000 Audi A4. The VIN of this A4 is WAUAC68D9Y_. Vehicle was still in 1st gear while going into a 6-lane highway. Vehicle stalled onway to median. Oncoming traffic was racing towards it, and vehicle wouldn't start, impossible to move. Vehicle was pushed out off way. Vehicle once started wouldn't move into gear. A complaint was made with manufacturer. Vehicle was at dealer. They determined a transmission failure. The drive shaft broke at outer cv joint due to metal fatigue. This issue happened on Tuesday, November 21, 2000.

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car   Driveshaft problem of BMW X5

The car is a 2001 BMW X5. I was at a intersection to a high way, about to merge in to on coming traffic, when I hit the gas to accelerate the fornt drive shaft going to the tranfer casa stripped, along with the transaxle gear. The car stop dead in the middle of the road and would not move. It was July 6, 2013 when this driveshaft issue occurred.

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car   Driveshaft problem of BMW 5 Series

The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 BMW 5 Series. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this BMW 5 Series is WBSDE93493_. I backed my 2003 BMW m5 out of the drive way and heard a terrible sound, I attempted to drive the car forward, and the noise got worse. I returned the car to the drive way and put it on jacks and stands to find the noise. I discovered that the rear subframe was broken (I have pictures and will be getting the original parts back for testing) from the mount holding it to the frame. I have researched forums for 1999-2004 BMW 5 Series cars and have located 14 more people that have suffered the same fate (is has happened in 528, 540, and m5 models from 1999-2004). The repair is costing me approximately $4000. 00. If this break had occurred at highway speed the drive shaft and differential would have separated and would been free to fly around and cause severe damage to the car and anyone in it. This driveshaft issue occurred May. 11, 2013.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Buick Rendezvous

The steering system for the 2005 Buick Rendezvous cxl with 16000 miles , bought new from GMC dealership exhibited the following behavior, a knocking sound when moving the steering wheel accompanied by vibrations felt in the steering wheel. The sound was loud enough to be heard by all occupants of vehicle during driving. The dealership attempted to fix the problem by replacing the driveshaft twice and lubricating the steering mechanism. The knocking sound continued to this day. The integrity of the steering mechanism was in doubt due to the vibrations and loud sounds every time the steering wheel was turned. This issue happened on April 11, 2007.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Buick Rendezvous

The VIN of this vehicle is 3G5DB03E45_. Last month we purchased a 2005 Buick Rendezvous. We noticed that the front end shook when taking off and hitting a small hole in the road. We notified the dealer where we purchased the vehicle, and they checked it out and told us that it was characteristic of that type of vehicle but that a mount was available to fix the problem but it would cost an extra $600. 00. We told them no thank you but what we would like to know is were we being told the truth and if so why wasn't the mount already on the vehicle when it was manufactured . Thank you for your time and we are awaiting your answer. This driveshaft problem happened on Monday, June 25, 2007.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Cadillac CTS

The reporting person's vehicle is a 2009 Cadillac Cts. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph the vehicle accelerated on its own. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician tightened the drive shaft bolts to the transmission; however, the failure recurred after the vehicle was repaired. The vehicle not repaired after the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000. This problem occurred on Jul. 4, 2013.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Cadillac CTS

The car is a 2011 Cadillac Cts. While having the oil changed at the dealer, the drive shaft snapped in two. This happened when a technician was moving the car after the service was completed. Aluminum drive shaft snapped at a circumferential weld in drive shaft pipe. This driveshaft problem happened on October 9, 2012.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Jaguar S-type

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Jaguar S-type. The VIN of the problem S-type is SAJEA01U43_. 2003 s type Jaguar. Consumer states problem with electrical system, transmission slipping, drive shaft, and rear-end differential the consumer stated the vehicle was serviced 12 more times after he received a recall notice regarding the transmission and the problems were never corrected. Also, the windshield wipers did not work properly. The dealer replaced the wiper blades. The battery had to be jumped twice, the radiator and heater valve hoses were leaking and had to be replaced. The head lights fogged up and the bulb had to be replaced, the driver's seat rocked back and forth, the exterior driver's side mirror was not working due to a sticking switch. This issue happened on Thursday, May. 19, 2011.

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car   Driveshaft problem of Jaguar S-type

The car involved was a 2003 Jaguar S-type. Vehicle identification number (VIN): SAJEA01U43_. 2003 s type Jaguar. Consumer states problem with electrical system, transmission slipping, drive shaft, and rear-end differential the consumer stated the vehicle was serviced 12 more times after he received a recall notice regarding the transmission and the problems were never corrected. Also, the windshield wipers did not work properly. The dealer replaced the wiper blades. The battery had to be jumped twice, the radiator and heater valve hoses were leaking and had to be replaced. The head lights fogged up and the bulb had to be replaced, the driver's seat rocked back and forth, the exterior driver's side mirror was not working due to a sticking switch. This problem occurred on 05/19/11.

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