Dodge Nitro DRIVELINE: Differential & Driveline Info
I am new to this, but I haven't been able to find a lot of information on the problem that I am having. I currently own a 2007 Dodge Nitro. A week ago yesterday while making a left hand turn my drive shaft fell out of my vehicle causing my air bags to deploy. Two separate repair shops have looked at the vehicle and determined that there was something that was rubbing against the drive shaft that would have caused it to weaken. There were gauge marks in the drive shaft indicating this. I purchased the vehicle used so my only conclusion was that it had to occur while under the previous owner. I accepted their report and the warranty is covering the replacement of the drive shaft; however, the incident caused major damage to the vehicle including deploying my side impact air bags. Luckily my insurance company is going to cover the remaining repairs needed. So up until this morning I was satisfied .... On my way to work I passed a newer model Dodge Nitro with its drive shaft on the ground. My husband stopped and talked to the guy. Same exact thing! The markings on his drive shaft are exactly like the markings on mine that they claimed had to have been rubbed. What I am trying to find is if anyone else has had this same experience. I have contacted the dealership that currently is repairing my car. I am satisfied that mine is being taken care of, but it almost looks like it may be a major issue.