Inspect CV Boots and Joints at Each Service on Volkswagen Passat

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 95,452 (50,000–215,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
13 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
38 people reported this problem
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Clicking everytime i turned right. Replaced front driver side axle
front CV boots is leaking
Had a ripped boot on the front right axle, caused intense oil smell in the cabin. Tried to repair with a 2 piece boot however, it did not go together correctly and thus purchased and replaced the entire axle with the boot.
Had flat drivers side, pulled wheel was covered in grease, CV boot had torn slinging grease inside wheel...
I replaced the whole boot and axil.
Purchasing a '06 Passat and one boot is torn. Replacing to resolve issue.
Found tears in both outer CV boots
I have had the CV boots tear open on 6 occasions. My car now has 190,000 miles.
CV shafts replaced at least twice, with first time at 50,000 miles.
2003 VW Passat Both axles and boots replaced in 2008 due to torn outer CV boots. L outer boot torn again 2011. R outer boot torn again 2012.
left CV boot busted. On a clockwise turn would make a noise like a metal is periodically hitting another metal piece.
I went for an oil change and the mechanic cut both cv boots.
Torn CV boot resulted in the need to replace the CV half shaft and CV joint.