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Poll: How many have experienced a "rear axle bolt fracture" (POLL CLOSED 6-4-22)

Have you experienced a rear axle bolt fracture with your ST?

  • Yes - 2020 Model Year

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes - 2022 Model Year

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Early production 2020 ST, Nov 19 (I think, I can go look if you want), 19,xxx miles, we have had it two years (got it June 2020, but bought it from a dealer who's GM used it for 5 months and it had 8,xxx miles on it when we got it).

Not sure about how many bolts are under there at the problem area.

Zero problems with the butt-end of the vehicle. Or anywhere else really.....
 

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Early production 2020 ST ... Not sure about how many bolts are under there at the problem area.

Zero problems with the butt-end of the vehicle. Or anywhere else really.....
Good news.

Here's what to look for:
Go to rear of vehicle and look underneath it. Here's the pic of the one bolt on the Left and the missing second bolt to its right.

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My Thoughts:

With 235 reported breaks vs. a total of 252,936 affected vehicles, that currently puts the odds of experiencing a break at 1 in 1,076.

It would also seem that the higher torque offered by the 3.0 twin turbo equipped vehicles would further increase the stress on the rear axle bolt in question.
So who knows how that would effect the 1:1,076 ratio? I don't know.
 

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Good news.

Here's what to look for:
Go to rear of vehicle and look underneath it. Here's the pic of the one bolt on the Left and the missing second bolt to its right.

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Thanks for the pic, that helped. And she has the rare 2 bolts. Maybe I should go play the lottery now. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Thanks for the pic, that helped. And she has the rare 2 bolts. Maybe I should go play the lottery now. :ROFLMAO:
Because I'm you fiend :oops: err I mean friend ...

How 'bout we trade rear diff carriers? ;)
 

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I've got cash! There's a crisp $5 bill in my wallet that wants a new home. Whad'ya say brother? :cool:
 

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I had a failure. It was in my vice. And I beat on it for about 3 minutes with a sledgehammer. You think they will cover me???:D:D
 

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Not sure what you're talking about. Not sure I want to know.:eek::oops:
 

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That's a 0.8% failure rate folks.
 

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That's a private group, none of us can see it. Can you post a screenshot?
It's a long thread to screen shot. But to sum it up the Ford district rep got involved and the dealership apparently didn't know about the SSM regrading this issue. So Ford is replacing his single bolt subframe with a two bolt, all under warranty.
 



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