EricAUB
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Wheel Bearing goes bad

Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:37 am

Took my 2015 SV into the dealer a few days ago. I recently heard a strange noise eliminating from the rear of the car while driving. The dealer said my right wheel bearing needs replacing. This was surprising to me because I have less than 8000 miles on my leaf.
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jpadc
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Re: Wheel Bearing goes bad

Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:39 pm

Odd I would think, but as they say, that's what the warranty is for...
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Michaelma9
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Re: Wheel Bearing goes bad

Sat May 14, 2016 3:14 pm

I just bought a used 2013 with 3700 miles on it, it had a groaning noise from the front.
They said one front wheel bearing was bad and the other was loose...
Fixed under warranty.

jkline
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Re: Wheel Bearing goes bad

Tue May 17, 2016 11:45 am

Yikes, I might pull mine and check them. Curious if they gave a reason: cheap chinese bearings or were they not packed with grease properly?

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Re: Wheel Bearing goes bad

Tue May 17, 2016 3:18 pm

My guess is that they weren't greased, or weren't assembled properly, or both. If Nissan were using Crappy bearings we'd see a lot more failures, and mostly at higher odometer readings.
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gncndad
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Re: Wheel Bearing goes bad

Tue May 17, 2016 8:25 pm

My experience would dictate leaving them alone. I don't think you accomplish anything by "pulling them" to inspect. If they're defective, you'll know soon enough, with plenty of warning. I've not read/heard about bearings just spontaneously disintegrating.
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Re: Wheel Bearing goes bad

Tue May 17, 2016 9:20 pm

gncndad wrote:My experience would dictate leaving them alone. I don't think you accomplish anything by "pulling them" to inspect. If they're defective, you'll know soon enough, with plenty of warning. I've not read/heard about bearings just spontaneously disintegrating.
Agree, I doubt there is any way to grease them, they're probably sealed bearings like many (most?) cars these days.
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tomw
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Re: Wheel Bearing goes bad

Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:48 pm

I had mine replaced about a month ago on my '15. The service tech stated that they probably tightened the car down too much on the train during shipping which put too much stress on the bearings. My '15 only had 8k on it. They ended up replacing both sides in the front even though only one was making noise.

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Re: Wheel Bearing goes bad

Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:56 am

seems like the 2013 and up made in the usa have more problems the the ones made in Japan
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Re: Wheel Bearing goes bad

Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:37 pm

Started hearing a droning sound from the rear of my Leaf. Jacked up the back and it sounds like both bearings are gone at 38K km's or 24K miles. Checked my Brother's leaf as a comparison. see video here

https://youtu.be/rta42cJVI4g
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