Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover Haldex Differential Failure And Preventative Maintenance At Geneva Foreign & Sports
Customer stated there was a loud whirling / humming noise coming from the rear of the car. The noise is very noticeable at all speeds but gets louder the faster the car goes. Customer thought they had a bad wheel bearing. (Note, this is the common sound regardless if it’s the Land Rover, Jaguar, or Volvo AWD).
After riding with the customer we were able to confirm the noise and it was constant. Unlike a wheel bearing whirling noise, this was more of a growling noise and sounded much more severe! Further examination of the vehicle on a lift determined the noise to be coming from the rear differential.
Note: After riding with the customer we were able to confirm the noise and it was constant. Unlike a wheel bearing whirling noise, this was more of a growling noise and sounded much more severe! Further examination of the vehicle on a lift determined the noise to be coming from the rear differential.
Repair vs Replace:
Because this unit is considered to be “non-serviceable”, it is recommended that they’re replaced with a new unit. CAUTION: If you have an extended warranty, they will most likely request that it be replaced with a used unit! The average cost from the New Car Dealer to replace these units’ ranges from $6,000 -$8,000! We know, that’s a lot of money! Cost to repair one of these units is roughly half. Certainly a better option to repair vs replace the Haldex Differential regardless if you’re using an extended service warranty or paying out of pocket. Repairing your differential with Geneva Foreign & Sports is the best way to save money.
Because this is a very common problem, Geneva Foreign & Sports has developed a preventative maintenance schedule for Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo vehicles that are equipped with the Haldex differential. It is highly recommended that the fluid is exchanged every 75,000 miles to prevent failure of the unit. All needed fluids are kept in stock and the service can be done within the day. Courtesy vehicles are available free of charge with this service/repair.
Warranty and Outside Repairs:
Geneva Foreign & Sports offers a 12-month warranty on all repairs. We also offer this repair to other dealers and out of area customers. The turn-around time is roughly one week and all parts are in-stock.
Questions: Contact our Service Department at 315-781-2400 or email email@example.com.