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Update: 4 month old TM m5 driver crown is lifting

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Jackal66Jackal66 Members  314WRX Points: 99Handicap: 22Posts: 314 Greens
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My Son has a Taylormade M5 driver.
It is about 4 months old.
Today he noticed it sounded funny, and after a few hits, the crown is lifting up.
His swing speed is 113-118, but the club should be able to handle that.
How does Taylormade handle the warranties like this?
Has anyone else had this happen with the m5, m6 series.
I've heard of the M2's doing this.

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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers  3335WRX Points: 640Handicap: 8.3Posts: 3,335 Titanium Tees
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    Stuff happens when a moving object hits a still object. Even more so at your son’s speed.

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  • Jackal66Jackal66 Members  314WRX Points: 99Handicap: 22Posts: 314 Greens
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    On -, @noodle3872 said:

    Stuff happens when a moving object hits a still object. Even more so at your son’s speed.

    TM Warranty
    https://www.taylormadegolf.com/warranty?lang=default/

    Thanks for the link.
    I appreciate it. 👍👍👍

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  • MakersMarsh3MakersMarsh3 TX/CAMembers  1724WRX Points: 305Posts: 1,724 Platinum Tees
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    Call TM or visit the place where you got it.
    They will replace, Definitely happens more often at high speeds with the multi material drivers of today

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  • FlashwurksFlashwurks Orlando, FLMembers  52WRX Points: 23Posts: 52 Bunkers
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    I hear and can somewhat understand the hit hard, break hard argument - but there are several threads on here about M5 issues (I follow them because I have one). At the swing speeds OP is talking about, there should be zero issues with a shaft or head direct from manufacturer outside of the here and there. That being said, TaylorMade has great customer service, so you should be fine. But these issues shouldnt be happening at tour speeds as these club heads, I imagine, are tested at higher speeds than that.

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  • jll62jll62 MinneapolisClubWRX  2399WRX Points: 703Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,399 ClubWRX
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    On -, @Flashwurks said:

    I hear and can somewhat understand the hit hard, break hard argument - but there are several threads on here about M5 issues (I follow them because I have one). At the swing speeds OP is talking about, there should be zero issues with a shaft or head direct from manufacturer outside of the here and there. That being said, TaylorMade has great customer service, so you should be fine. But these issues shouldnt be happening at tour speeds as these club heads, I imagine, are tested at higher speeds than that.

    There will always be issues of this type with drivers and other clubs that push manufacturing processes. Some small percentage of them are going to fail due to defects that eventually cause a failure after use. The more energetic the collision, the faster a failure like this will manifest itself.

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  • Jackal66Jackal66 Members  314WRX Points: 99Handicap: 22Posts: 314 Greens
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    On -, @jll62 said:

    On -, @Flashwurks said:

    I hear and can somewhat understand the hit hard, break hard argument - but there are several threads on here about M5 issues (I follow them because I have one). At the swing speeds OP is talking about, there should be zero issues with a shaft or head direct from manufacturer outside of the here and there. That being said, TaylorMade has great customer service, so you should be fine. But these issues shouldnt be happening at tour speeds as these club heads, I imagine, are tested at higher speeds than that.

    There will always be issues of this type with drivers and other clubs that push manufacturing processes. Some small percentage of them are going to fail due to defects that eventually cause a failure after use. The more energetic the collision, the faster a failure like this will manifest itself.

    That's kind of what I was thinking .
    With my 102 swing speed, it might have never broke.
    Or, it could have taken longer (maybe 10 years).
    With as many pros playing these , they shouldn't be too fragile.
    Thanks for all the info everyone !👍👍

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  • Jackal66Jackal66 Members  314WRX Points: 99Handicap: 22Posts: 314 Greens
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    Contacted Taylormade, sent pics, and they are going to warranty it.
    Thanks for all the info.

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  • HeckleHeckle Members  131WRX Points: 26Posts: 131 Fairways
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    Great result. I have heard of several of these having problems at higher swing speeds.

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  • Jackal66Jackal66 Members  314WRX Points: 99Handicap: 22Posts: 314 Greens
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    Update:
    Taylormade replaced\warranted the driver with no problems.
    They even apologized for the inconvience.
    Great customer service.
    👍👍👍

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