• Tiny
  • 2004 BMW X3
  • 4 CYL
  • 110,000 miles


I recently took my car to the dealership to have my tires replaced and a wheel alignment. After the tires were repaired the dealership took my car for a test drive and noticed a burning smell along with a clunking sound coming from the tires. After another inspection they say that my car now needs a differential replacement. Is there something that could have caused this damage during the test drive? The same dealership had done an inspection a week earlier and found nothing wrong except for the tires.

My car Model is a 2004 BMW X3

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 2:49 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Dr. Hagerty
  • Expert
  • 9,716 posts

Was this a freak accident? I would like to know more. For the differential to go out like that would require something to have happened to the car beyond what a normal test drive could cause. I would investigate further, maybe have an attorney look into it.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 3:18 AM

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