Rusty Alloys

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Rusty Alloys

Post by Paul97 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:37 am

Hi

Has anyone suffered from what I can only describe as rusting alloy wheel problems? Hopefully you can see the problem in the attached pictures.

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Re: Rusty Alloys

Post by BWJ » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:19 pm

Try to contact dealer and claim paint warranty to cover.
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Re: Rusty Alloys

Post by jtonline » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:56 pm

Corrosion on alloy wheels is common, although it does seem to affect some manufacturer's wheels quicker and more severely than others. It only takes a tiny scratch in the lacquer/paint to let water in and then the blistering starts to happen. A build-up of, once hot, brake dust in the nooks and crannies of the wheel spokes can etch through the lacquer too.
Mazda have been known to replace CX-3 corroded alloys under (or slightly out of) warranty. I think you'll have to take the car to a dealer for them to take photos and submit to Mazda UK for assessment & keep your fingers crossed.
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Re: Rusty Alloys

Post by Paul97 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:47 pm

Thanks for the replies guys, I'll get in touch with my local dealer 👍
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Re: Rusty Alloys

Post by Popaticktock » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:51 pm

Having had Mazda vehicles since 2003.... l have found out that Mazda alloy wheels have a reputation of being terrible for early corrosion.
When l bought my MX5 SPORT COUPE' in 2006, l had all of the alloys replaced under warranty TWICE in three years.
Ten years and a 120,000 miles later l had to have them refurbished again myself after seven years.
I have just changed from a Mazda 3 ...... and after six years they needed doing.
The three year old CX3 that l have just bought was showing early stages of very slight corrosion on its 18" Diamond cut alloys, which the dealer sorted before l agreed to buy it.
Refurbishment prices have dropped thank goodness😁

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Re: Rusty Alloys

Post by Paul97 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:13 am

That's pretty poor quality in my eyes, im off to the dealer tomorrow for them to check over.
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Re: Rusty Alloys

Post by Beezageoff » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:54 pm

My previous car was a Mazda 6. When it was just over two years old, Mazda replaced all the wheels due to corrosion. This was on a 2008 reg car. I had hoped that Mazda had sorted the problem out by now. I had a previous car with alloys and that didnt suffer with corrosion in all the years that I had it!!!
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Re: Rusty Alloys

Post by Paul97 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:14 pm

The dealer has taken some photos today, just waiting for a reply from Mazda. Fingers crossed I'll get new or refurbished alloys 😊
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Re: Rusty Alloys

Post by mason1950 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:19 am

Hi just noticed while we have been on lockdown and have been washing my car 2015 model myself that my 2 front alloys have started blistering anybody know how much it costs to have them re- vamped

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Re: Rusty Alloys

Post by AndyRen » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:04 am

I don't think it's just Mazda who have a problem, I know VW alloys are just as bad - especially the diamond cut types, just walk around a car park and check the various manufacturers vehicles and I bet you'll see similar 'rot' on all brands, I think it's partly something to do with hot fibres from the brake pads getting deposited on them and deteriorating the surface?

Alloy wheels are nice to look at but a pain when you have to think of them whenever you park next to a curb!
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