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Possible bearing problem

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Hi there. I am new to the Ampera having only picked mine up in June, it is a 2013 Electron with 44000 miles on the clock.
I have been really enjoying driving it until last night when I went to use the car for a trip into London and I noticed that the reversing camera did not come on and then as I went to drive away it made a strange whining noise and felt a little laboured in pulling away. I abandoned my journey and parked up ax not to cause any damage.
I have no warning lights coming on bug the noise is the same in drive and reverse and both ice and electric modes.
I have only had the car 3 months and purchased a warranty but I am guessing certain things will not be covered.
Is the bearing issue covered under the battery warranty or is this likely to be an expensive bill coming my way.
Grateful for any advice.
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Not looking good so far. Had the service manager just tell me it is going to cost £8000 to repair and I would be better taking it back to the garage I bought it from.
Now just sat in reception waiting. They haven't even looked at it yet! So far not impressed.
Been there but not quite as much.
Show them this:-

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The last item lists the drive unit.

Lookers have this as I gave it to them.


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The only place I have spoken to that knew what they were talking about was Bellinger.
I spoke with Mark and he is the only person I have spoken to at a Vauxhall dealers that knew what was actually required in a service.
I have not tried them but as @Robin H says they have a good reputation on here.
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