Alignment/Tire Wear Issue Due to Worn Rear Lower Ball Joints on BMW 540i

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: 150,000 (150,000–150,000)
7 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003
9 people reported this problem
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Did upper control arms in rear. Probably do lower if I keep the car.
Had the shakes in front at 50 mph and braking the lower control arms took care of that.