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2013 C-MaxEnergi Tie Rod


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#1 OFFLINE   blandman

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:37 PM

My car is nearing the 36,000 warranty limit, so I took my car into local independent shop that I trust. Good news is they only found one thing - the driver side inner tie rod needs to be replaced. Dealer is skeptical, but going in next week to have them verify and replace it if needed. Any similar experiences out there?







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#2 OFFLINE   drdiesel1

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:57 PM

I'm skeptical too :spend:   Most indy shops over sell those parts daily :swear:



#3 OFFLINE   timwil56

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 07:47 AM

Unless it's defective, tie rods don't fail on two year old vehicles.



#4 OFFLINE   blandman

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 02:12 PM

Here's the verdict. The Tire folks were correct. The tie-rod needed to be replaced. Better yet, they said the tie-rod was rusted and when they looked further and unbolted the assembly housing, water gushed out as if the car had been driven in a flood zone. No such chance in drought-stricken California. I think the culprit is a design flaw that allows water to get captured when I use a drive-though car wash. Any other ideas?










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