At <20k miles nothing should be broken or loose though. When I looked at it everything looked good. This being the first car with axles up front I don't know how to properly check ball joints and such . my expirence lies with straight axles. @articscythe if indeed these are wear and tear items that are replaced 40,000 miles from now would premature failure still be put under the blanket statement of driver error/abuse?
Working in a dealership I know the games they play. It's a better business move to say its the owners negligence that led to failure versus using the warranty. Also how strong are these OEM suspension parts? What level of abuse can it handle before breaking. I ask because driving from home to work is like a stage rally on asphault. There are pot holes everywhere on brand new roads and my neighborhood put in speed bumps every 50'.
Thanks again for the input. I will check this weekend to see if anything is loose/broken.
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