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Hi, hoping someone can help me here, my wife bought a brand new Ford Focus Estate back in 2008, it has only ever been serviced at the our local dealer we bought the car from, took it in for a service and two new front tires last Thursday and got a call saying the front nearside hub has stripped a thread for the wheel bolt and it is a £305 repair to replace the nut! They said it was from corrosion and then told me the bolts appear to have stretched? Also stated that all the wheel bolts show this problem and that all the hubs will need a repair as the threads might strip and we can potentially have a wheel fall off whilst driving.

I have never ever heard of this problem with any car ever! I think that the wheel bolts have been over-torqued by the dealer. No one has ever had the wheels off except this very same dealer. I think they stripped the wheel bolt and hub thread and are trying to get me to pay for their mistake.
I found a hub studs on famaga and thinking of bringing my car back and trying to replace them by myself?

Is there anyone on here who has ever heard of this problem with the Ford Focus Estate? Our Ford Focus Estate has 41000 miles on it and has never had a problem before. Our car is in immaculate condition, no rust or corrosion, has not been abused and has had full service history from new with the very same dealer we bought it from. This is the third set of front tires fitted to the Ford Focus Estate, so it has not had the wheels removed an excessive amount of times.

Any advice would be really appreciated, many thanks in advance.
 

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As you said, the studs have likely been over-torqued if the dealer is correct in stating that they are stretched. If this dealer is the only one to remove and reinstall your wheels, then they did it. Proving that might be another issue, but at the very least I would find another dealer if this one is not going to own up to their error.
You might be able to replace the studs by yourself, that would be a matter of your skills and available tools. You might find some U-tube videos that would be helpful.
You may also want to get a second opinion from a tire shop.
 

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You can change the stud alone but the biggest issue is getting the correct part to go back in pretty easy.

When I was back in parts we had tire/wheel company clients that replaced studs every day as well as oil drain plugs, up to 5 a day each shop. Those people are butchers.
 
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