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I bought a 2013 XUV625I back in March and received it in May. I got 35 hours on so far. Sunday, I was riding and heard a squeak/scrubbing sound coming from under the right side of the cab. I parked due to lack of time then. I got someone to drive it while I walked along trying to locate the sound. I found it. The driveshaft for front wheels comes out of the transmission and goes into a CV joint under the right side of the cab. Right next to the CV joint, there is a bearing stabilizing the shaft. Apparently, the bearing blew its seals and had leaked all of its grease out on the mount. It's well on its way to failure. Well, at least it's still under warranty. I'm taking it back to the dealer and letting them replace it. I hope that this was just an isolated problem with a bad part. I can't stand stuff like this going wrong as new as my Gator is. I would expect this after a couple of years of usage, but not this early in the game..
 

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It's not uncommon for a carrier bearing to go out of those machines. However, we haven't seen it in a while. About 2-3 years ago, we replaced a lot (some warranty, some not) of them. It's not too bad of a fix.
 

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I am going to contact the dealer today and see how they want to go about it. If it was not under warranty, I would replace it myself. However, I will let them do the work as I don't want to get into a situation of voiding the warranty.
 

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If it's under warranty, i would have them do it, just for the simple fact is you can let them Cuss at it when it's a pain to get to rather than you!
 

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Update: just got my Gator back from the dealer. They replaced the bearing and did a few more items for me. I will say my dealer treated me really good on the pickup and delivery. Well, that's what it takes to get and keep happy customers. A little bit of help goes a long way to keeping a customer base.
 
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