Bent/Broken front lower control arms
So I took my car into the dealer for an oil change and yearly service. Two hours later, I get a call from the service manager. He says:
"Good thing you brought in the car. Both your front lower control arms are broken. Could've been from incorrect towing procedures...or someone trying to steal the car."
Now this car hasn't been towed since I've owned it. The car drove perfectly fine and I hadn't noticed any change in stability. I last brought them the car 2 years ago when I took delivery of the car to get serviced. They said they would've noticed this back then if it were like this from the start. I daily drive the car, but it goes from garage to garage. I don't keep my car parked in lots for very long either. I just found it really strange that this amount of damage would go undetected for weeks/months. I've attached the pics they took prior to repair. Does this sound like a reasonable explanation?
Last edited by bludemon; 08-08-2011 at 10:04 AM.
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