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Rust Problems????


RainBowCharmer
11-04-2005, 02:28 PM
First of all, forgive me - I'm not a big car buff or anything - and I'm sure I don't know all the right terms.

Anyways, I purchased my Tucson in July of this year and have recently noticed a lot of rust inside my rear wheels.

I took it into the dealership and was told this is completely normal for the vehicle - and that it will not cause any problems.

Now, I may be a little under-informed when it comes to cars, but I've never known rust to be an OK thing. :confused:

This is not on the tires or rims themselves, but on the part of the car that the tires are bolted onto. Maybe this is called the Rotors?? :eek7:

Anyhow - I'm curious if this is normal and ok, or if this guy just doesn't want to bother with replacement of the rusted parts...

Any info appreciated!!

Emms

lowsonoma1999
11-05-2005, 09:32 AM
Rust on brake rotors is normal, as long as it isn't where the pad meets the rotor. There will be a small rust ring around the outside of the rotor, and on the hub part of it as well.

First of all, forgive me - I'm not a big car buff or anything - and I'm sure I don't know all the right terms.

Anyways, I purchased my Tucson in July of this year and have recently noticed a lot of rust inside my rear wheels.

I took it into the dealership and was told this is completely normal for the vehicle - and that it will not cause any problems.

Now, I may be a little under-informed when it comes to cars, but I've never known rust to be an OK thing. :confused:

This is not on the tires or rims themselves, but on the part of the car that the tires are bolted onto. Maybe this is called the Rotors?? :eek7:

Anyhow - I'm curious if this is normal and ok, or if this guy just doesn't want to bother with replacement of the rusted parts...

Any info appreciated!!

Emms

RainBowCharmer
11-16-2005, 12:27 PM
Should I watch for flaking or anything? Or just assume that all is well?

I have no idea where the pad is at, but I'm assuming that I cannot see it from looking at the outside of the vehicle - The rust doesn't appear to go beyond my line of sight. It's just the outside surface area.

Thanks for the response! :)

Emms

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