2012 Lacrosse Bearing Issues
We are just under two years into ownership of our 318BHS.
3 weeks after our purchase I noticed that one of the hubs was running too hot to touch. We took it to the dealership and after a bit of fussing about, they replaced one of the axles. Seems that they had one in stock since someone else was having a similar issue.
This weekend after an short trip I noticed that the same wheel is now covered in grime and grease is streaking the brake drum. So it looks as though the bearings and/or seals are shot on this one too.
Call me suspicious, but after a lifetime of owning boat trailers with no bearing issues, having issues with the same hub two times in two years is a bit troubling. Especially since the dealership supposedly replaced the axle.
My question to the community is this: Has anyone else had recurring issues with these axles? If so, do you have any words of wisdom?
Are the races replaceable on these axles or will the spindle need to be replaced also?
Thanks for your input.