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Thread: Rear Shock Absorber knackered at 32k !

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    Default Rear Shock Absorber knackered at 32k !

    Just taken my 2.2 sri direct to our local dealer because its leaving damp patches on the drive after a recent visit to have the emissions light done for the second time.

    After a quick look underneath I could see the damp appeared to be coming from the left rear shock absorber.

    Anyway, my dealer checked it out and sure enough the shock absorber is knackered and requires replacing.
    The car has done 32,000 miles, on a 55 plate.

    Surely this isn't right ?

    My previous Vectra did 50,000 plus without any such problems.
    Anyway, they are debating wether it's a warranty job or not.

    Anyone had similair problems ?

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    Engine : 1.9 CDTI 150

    Year : 2007

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    Yep, in my case one rear went at 25K, the other on its way out at 32K. Not unusual at all. As my car is out of warranty, got myself some Bilstein B4's which they say are sooooooo much better.

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    as above mine was the same done 27k 6 months ago when i bought it. they put 2 new ones on for first mot... lowered the car 4 months with konis all round much better.. also looked at service history for car and had a set of rears and a front one done when car was 18 months old

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    Mine got replaced well before 100.000Km (63K), seems to be a generic problem with the C shocks.

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    Especially the rears

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    Just been contacted by the dealer - going to be replaced under warranty !
    Don't know what will happen when the other one goes though ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 742-xx View Post
    Just been contacted by the dealer - going to be replaced under warranty !
    Don't know what will happen when the other one goes though ?
    I would upgrade to Bilstein before the end of the next 50k+ ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 742-xx View Post
    Just been contacted by the dealer - going to be replaced under warranty !
    Don't know what will happen when the other one goes though ?
    Don't forget if you are having shocks replaced,be it fronts or rears ,they need to be done in pairs very important as it affects the handling...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 742-xx View Post
    Just been contacted by the dealer - going to be replaced under warranty !
    Don't know what will happen when the other one goes though ?
    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The dealer is going to replace ONE?????

    Tell them to go and svivel. They should know you NEVER replace one side Both sides or none at all.

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    My 04 plate 2.2 DTi is on it's 4th pair of rear dampers thats 8 in 4 years and 55,000 miles !!!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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