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Andre
03-20-2007, 06:37 PM
After only 21,000KM, my X3 was making a worn wheel bearing type noise, so I took it in. Sure enough the right-front bearing had gone. They fixed it, and it is great now, but I gotta wonder why it would go so soon.

This car has never so much as hit a pot-hole. It's seen some rough dirt roads, but that's about the worst of it.

Kinda strange...

spindoc1
03-21-2007, 10:15 PM
What kind of noise does a worn wheel bearing make?

d-rive
03-21-2007, 11:54 PM
this problem with deffective wheel bearing is general, does exist also here, in Europe :(

b-y
03-22-2007, 12:14 AM
What kind of noise does a worn wheel bearing make?
First a rumble, then a whine that increases in pitch with speed. BMW uses sealed wheel bearings that are usually quite reliable, but failures are known, sometimes for no apparent reason.