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Volkswagens have a reputation for being sturdy and enjoyable to drive. They are fashionable and ideal for a family or first-time car owners. However, most drivers have complained that they have issues with the half-shaft boots failing.
If your vehicle operates on FWD (front-wheel drive), then it should have a Constant Velocity (CV) axle. These axles are also called “half-shaft” since they only drive your Volkswagen’s front half. The half-shaft boot, made of rubber, guards the axles. Without this protection, the axle would deteriorate quickly. Therefore, if the half-shaft boot fails, the axle will be exposed and will fail soon after.
What can make a half-boot fail?
Several problems could cause the failure of the half-shaft boot in your Volkswagen vehicle: