Ball joint gone

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1981Linley
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Ball joint gone

Post by 1981Linley » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:17 pm

Anyone else had issues with premature wear on their offside ball joint? My 18 plate is three yrs old in mid March, so I took it to get MOT'd a month early today at the local independent specialist in case there were any issues whilst still under warranty. It failed! 22k of normal road use. Apparently the ball joint is so bad that there is a serious risk of the wheel becoming detached. To make matters worse the main dealer service dept is closed because it's Saturday...how appalling is that!

Haybrd
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Re: Ball joint gone

Post by Haybrd » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:32 pm

Yikes! Land Rover Assist and get a loan car if you feel it’s unsafe to drive?
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LordTechPro
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Re: Ball joint gone

Post by LordTechPro » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:10 pm

One question, does your Velar have Coil Springs or Air Suspension?
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Arianne
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Re: Ball joint gone

Post by Arianne » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:26 pm

Odd. 42k and 3.5yrs. Main dealer undertook MOT in September 2020. All fine. Ours rides on air (which poses a whole range of other longer-term questions about compressor, those rubber balloons etc. Non technical terms there :D )

It would be good to learn more about this event so we can see whether it’s a unique occurrence or more common.

Arianne
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