Panamera 4 - differential hop accelerating left from stop
Picked up 2012 with 40k miles. Great car, but when I accelerate moderately hard from a stop sign turning left, the grip surges between the rear wheels.
Its not just an issue of sand or gravel - it will happen on clean roads and tires.
Not as noticeable on right hand turns, but then again you can't give as much throttle on those.
I can't imagine this is a stock behavior from such a refined vehicle.
Could it be a bad rear diff?
No codes stored. Behavior is very repeatable.
The car just goes whump whump (no sound, you just feel that loss in force) with a noticeable slip in forward thrust when it happens. Nothing in the steering wheel.
Feels more like the rear tires than the front.
Never had a car (or truck) behave like this before even with AWD.