CV Joint Failure


#1

I was recently in a car accident. 1 Week after I got my car back the CV joint went. The boot was not torn or anything, there was some king of internal failure. My mechanic said it was more than likely a result of the accident. Insurance denied my claim. Can CV Joints fail as a result of an accident?


#2

Sure they can, especially if there was sufficient impact to knock the engine out of its normal position (side to side centering). However, it COULD be just a coincidence. How many miles are on the vehicle? In what way did it fail?


#3

There are 72,000 miles on the vehicle…2004. 1 week after I got the car back I heard the standard clicking noise of a bad cv joint when turning right or left.


#4

At 4 years old and 72,000 miles you’ll be hard pressed to prove that the failure was accident related. And it may not have been.