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Disappearing lug bolt


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Had my 2000 996 coupe at the dealer in Nov. to replace the l.f. hub and wheel bearing. I had cross-threaded one of the lugs while changing to my track wheels so all this repair and an alignment was necessary ($1K). Both sets of my wheels are Porsche OEM.

So yesterday Jan 28 I was alarmed to see one of the lug bolts was missing entirely (not the locking bolt) from the same wheel. I immediately checked the torque on the remaining bolts - they were frozen. The bolt must have disappeared within the last few weeks - washed the car and wheels within the month - I would have noticed. The wheel has not been removed since the visit to the dealer. The car never mishandled in any way. Last week I did hear one loud "groan" while backing and turning - never heard that before.

I'm very troubled by this. I'm going to ask the dealer to replace all the lug bolts and inspect for any other damage. Anything else I ought to request?

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