DS7 Rear Suspension

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DS7 Rear Suspension

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If you have a DS7 make sure you get the rear suspension thoroughly checked out before the warranty runs out. Mine is just under 3 years old and requires major work to replace bushes and arms. Cost would be just under £1000 if I were paying.

If you are buying one second hand make sure that rear suspension is OK. Should be picked up by the MOT inspection but you never know.
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Re: DS7 Rear Suspension

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Bet you're glad you found that now rather than later.

It's well worth getting that 3rd birthday MOT for any car a bit early, just to ensure that anything found is covered by the warranty. I definitely did with ours.

You can get an MOT up to a month early without affecting its expiry date, i.e. if a month early you'll get a 13-month MOT.

But... if an early MOT is failed for a fault stated as "dangerous" then it can not be driven, even if the previous MOT is still valid.
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Re: DS7 Rear Suspension

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NotAnInterestingName - Certainly am!

In fact it was failing the MOT that got the warranty replacement.

I told them when booking in that there was a clonk from the rear suspension. Their tech road tested and claimed he couldn't hear anything.

The MOT tester condemned the rear suspension so they had no choice. The only negative is that the car is now off the road till they get the parts. Given this is not an isolated case on the DS7 why dont they hold stock!
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You'll be OK to carry on driving it if the previous MOT is still valid as long as they haven't said "Dangerous" on the new MOT failure certificate.

That is - if you're happy to.
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Re: DS7 Rear Suspension

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This is what they changed. Needless to say clonks have gone!

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Re: DS7 Rear Suspension

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You will also need to check the axles. My rear left axle is broken while driving on highway. Car is at 22000 km and only 10 months old.
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Re: DS7 Rear Suspension

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Bald_Bird Not sure what you mean by rear axles. DS7 is front wheel drive with independent rear suspension so doesn't have a rear axle in the traditional sense. Half shaft failures were not uncommon in the older RWD cars but there aren't any on the DS7.

Exactly which bit was broken?
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Re: DS7 Rear Suspension

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Perhaps shortened a touch - it'll have "stub axles" at the rear (on which the rear bearings sit) - however what would cause a basic solid steel shaft like that to fail is an interesting question!

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Re: DS7 Rear Suspension

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Iansel wrote: 04 Aug 2022, 14:13 Bald_Bird Not sure what you mean by rear axles. DS7 is front wheel drive with independent rear suspension so doesn't have a rear axle in the traditional sense. Half shaft failures were not uncommon in the older RWD cars but there aren't any on the DS7.

Exactly which bit was broken?
Sorry I forgot to mention my car is DS7 E-Tense and partially 4x4. I don't exactly know which bit, at the service, I was told rear left axle was broken. I did some search on internet and found some news about DS7 having poor rear axle connection and it has a recall by carmaker, do you know if that is correct? I was not warned by the seller in my country.
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Re: DS7 Rear Suspension

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This is all I'm aware of concerning the rear:

Risk type: Injuries
Notifying country: France
Alert number: A12/00011/22

There is a risk of premature wearing of the rear tyres (inner edge of the wheel) that can lead to a sudden loss of tyre pressure, which may increase the risk of an accident.

The product does not comply with the requirements laid down in the Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles.

Description: Passenger car fitted with T&N 205/55 R19 97V tyres with a class A label.
Brand: DS Automobiles
Name: DS7 CROSSBACK e-Tense
EC-type approval/model:
e2*2007/46*0601*07
e2*2007/46*0601*08
e2*2007/46*0601*09
e2*2007/46*0601*11
e2*2007/46*0601*12
e2*2007/46*0601*13
e2*2007/46*0601*14
e2*2007/46*0601*15
e2*2007/46*0601*16

Production dates:
19.02.2019 - 18.05.2021
Company recall code: HWK

Measures:
Measures ordered by economic operators (to: Manufacturer)
Recall of the product from end users
Date of entry into force: 23/11/2021
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