24kWh rear axle problem

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    I've just had my rear axle replaced, out of warranty, as a "good will gesture".

    I would urge everyone to pursue Nissan to do the same. If you take your car to a tyre specialist and get a 4 wheel alignment report it will show that the axle is bent.

    I had to pay £270 for the labour costs which is a joke in itself. I could have had it fitted for half that but Nissan refused to give me the part.

    I could have had the shim kit fitted for a similar price but why should I accept a half assed repair on a car with a manufacturing flaw?

    It's a joke that Nissan did not recall and fix this problem but anyone affected should go after them ASAP.

    If you are in warranty great but even if you are outside warranty you should not let it go.
     
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    How do you know if you have the problem? (apart from going to a tyre specialist).
     
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    The common sign is that your tyres wear unevenly especially on the rear passengers side.

    The outside of the tyre wears much faster as the bent axle is basically tilting the tyres too much.

    I've also heard people reporting problems with the MOT/NCT due to the axle failing the side slip test.
     
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    Were they fitted bent, or do they bend the first time you hit a pothole?
     
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    They are made that way I believe.
     
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    I've just seen the thread you posted in on SpeakEV was it? Does it only affect 2013/4 models or is it an ongoing problem?
     
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    I'm not 100% sure to be honest.
     
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    I'll have a look at the back tyres :smashin:
     
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    3350 miles, both rear tyres on ~6.5mm with no significant difference between inner and outer tread grooves on either tyre. Hopefully that means they fixed it on later vehicles(ours is 2017)
     
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    I think you're fine. It was very common on 2014, and I think maybe a little either side of that.

    2017 you'd be well sorted as I'm sure they were aware by then.

    Not aware enough to actually recall the duds, but aware enough to fix the new cars.
     
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    My 2015 Leaf also had signs of the problem. It was dismissed by Nissan warranty department (was told I’d need independent 4 wheel alignment check at my cost etc even though ghbtuebtyre showed the problem quite clearly) when I raised it via my dealer, and as I was on a 2 year PCP I just lived with it. I had to replace both rear tyres due to general wear in any case within the 2 years, so I was not out of pocket.
     

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