I just got my '99 Subaru Foresters front CV axles both replaced two weeks ago, but just this last Friday while I was driving home one of the new axles "exploded". I'm wondering if that's something that'll happen every once in a blue moon with new axles.
No, exploding axles are not a normal thing. Return to the shop that replaced them, there should be a warranty on them. Either:
- the axles were defective
- the axles weren't installed properly
- the axles were the incorrect ones for your vehicle