Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lakehills, TX, USA
Rear drive failure on an '05?
No, it didn't.
I started a thread about this some time back, cant find it now, but I'm posting this to stop the hysterics that I might have generated. The cause of the grinding noises in right (and left but not as severe) low speed turns was actually the rear brake rotor that was out of spec at 10k miles. It was replaced under warranty and the noise is gone. The accompanying vibration was nothing more that cupping of the ME880.
So we are all relieved that it was nothing to do with the rear drive.