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View Poll Results: BA XR8/FPV owners - Have you suffered rear-end breakages?
I have had no problems and I drive hard! 18 85.71%
I have suffered tail shaft breakage. 0 0%
I have suffered diff centre breakage. 1 4.76%
I have suffered axle shaft breakage (sedan/IRS) 2 9.52%
I have suffered axle shaft breakage (ute) 0 0%
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-14-04, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
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BA XR8/FPV Owners - Have you suffered axle breakages?

I was reading another thread about the above topic and became concerned. I thought I'd get some numbers to see how common this problem might be...
I have a manual XR8 and launch it hard only occasionally, and have had no issues so far. But sounds like others might have been less lucky...


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Re: BA XR8/FPV Owners - Have you suffered axle breakages?

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Re: BA XR8/FPV Owners - Have you suffered axle breakages?

All clear here as well. I think it was only an issue with the very early 2003 models, but I'm not overally sure.

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Re: BA XR8/FPV Owners - Have you suffered axle breakages?

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All clear here as well. I think it was only an issue with the very early 2003 models, but I'm not overally sure.
It's an interesting problem. For all the people that are having massive and (understandably) upsetting dramas with their new cars, there are also plenty of people driving around in perfectly good ones with no problems whatsoever.

I just pray Ford (or Holden, Toyota etc) dont jerk around their customers and give people the satisfaction they deserve.
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Re: BA XR8/FPV Owners - Have you suffered axle breakages?

i have had this problem, and i do drive my car hard, well why did i buy it to look at it, no way, i enjoy every minute of the car except when the rear axle sheered, it also broke my ego in half ,all my relo's in melbourne were having a good laugh but hey it got me centre of attention, after the wedding reception i had to remind everyone to congratulate the bride and groom, everyone wanted to know what happened, bit of an embarrasement for me and ford, but ford got my car back on the road by monday 2pm.

the only other problem i have is the amount of fuel i can go through with this car, its a bit rediculous.
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Re: BA XR8/FPV Owners - Have you suffered axle breakages?

No problems here and i drive hard. Just got home after dragging off yet another V8 Commie.

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Re: BA XR8/FPV Owners - Have you suffered axle breakages?

Mine hasn't broken but if I go hard around corners I sometimes get what seems to be a bit of diff chatter. My first XR8 was perfect though, no noises, clunks or chatter.
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Likewise no problems at all.
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Re: BA XR8/FPV Owners - Have you suffered axle breakages?

my car has broken the left and the right sides as rumors go it was said that about three hundred cars or more got faulty driveshafts which were missing a circlip to hold it all together once a bit of pressure is suplied band she"s all over and the best thing ford does not know which cars got the driveshafts which covers the whole falcon range
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Re: BA XR8/FPV Owners - Have you suffered axle breakages?

my ute had 2 new shims put under the the U plate where the 2 piece drive shafts meets..Ford had aksed to it when they were fitting my new cd 6 stacker...
many runs at Calder etc: no problems here....lets hope it stays like that...






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