Alignment/Tire Wear Issue Due to Worn Rear Lower Ball Joints on BMW 528i

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The rear lower ball joints may wear causing alignment and tire wear issues as a result of the excessive play in these joints. Our technicians tell us a 4wheel alignment should be performed after ball joint replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 188,951 (108,805–245,000)
4 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
9 people reported this problem
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Inside tire has excessive wear, even down to the steel belts. I had a mechanic give me a 0 degree alignment which is not according to BMW specification.