Alignment/Tire Wear Issue Due to Worn Rear Lower Ball Joints on BMW 740i

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.

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Average mileage: 170,500 (161,000–180,000)
6 model years affected: 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001
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1997 BMW 740i 161,000 mi,
Ball joint ,exhaust