Problem Description and Possible Solution
After 60,000 miles, the front outer half-shaft boots tend to tear and leak grease. In most cases, only the boot will have to be replaced; however, if it is not repaired soon enough, the half-shaft may need to be replaced. The front outer boots are put under heavy stress because of their involvement with the suspension when making turns.
Average mileage: 80,186 (36,000–210,000)
Drive Trains affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission
37 people reported this problem
It's less expensive to replace the entire 1/2 shaft which includes a new CV boot. At 60,000 my front left went bad and now at 70,000 my right front is leaking. Total cost to repair one side is around $300.00 & the repair can be done at a Firestone complete auto care shop. I refuse to pay BMW labor costs..ridiculous!
Sewickley BMW idenitifed small leaks during annual inspection. He estimated $1,200 to repair. NOTE: This estimate DID NOT include new CV joints; only the CV boots. Dealer claims issue is NOT ccovered under warranty. PURE BS. Maybe they will cover the repair AFTER the CV joints are ruined!!!