I think this may be the problem he was referring to. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...-(replacment-of-all-required)&highlight=strut "During the last 6 years that I have moderated the forum, I can recall about 4 to 6 reports of a single suspension strut failing. Only one of these was reported by an 'original owner'. Best estimate I have of the number of Phaetons imported to North America is about 3,700 vehicles. I think that the level of risk of a strut failure is pretty low, it appears to be roughly 1 in 1,000, based only on what has been reported here in the forum. PanEuropean"