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Old 10-18-2010, 04:00 AM
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Mein Auto: 2010 X5 3.0d M pack
Rusting Wheel Hubs & brake calipers after 19000 km

The wheel hubs on our X5 are painted !!!
that's attention to detail I thought when buying it.

So many OEMs just leave them as bare casting, not caring if the Hubs rust. that looks tacky with large open wheels.

So, now I have 19,000 kms, and can see through my wheels that the Hubs are starting to rust.
But not only that, the Brake Calipers are staring to rust too !!

Surely, if BMW thought to paint the Hubs, and calipers, they would have Engineered them, and tested them against corrosion ???????

Obviously NOT !!!!

this is going on my list of dislikes, and When I take it in for it's first service, I will be asking for new brake Calipers, and wheel hubs as the paint on mine have rusted off in less then 9 months.

Any bets as to what the Answer will be ???

2010 X5 30d M Sport pack on 20 inch
In Space Grey, Panoramic roof, auto tailgate,
Privacy Glass, Comfort seats in Black?
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