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Hi all
We have just spent over £500 replaceing sticking rear brake caliper,pads and discs on our Rio 1955 plate.



Anyone out there know if there is a history on this component failing,our Rio is less than 5 years old and only 32000k. As here are no servicing or lubrication requirements apart from visual brake pad checks we feel that it is designed to last the life of the vehicle.



Any info you guys can give would be helpfull As we have nowcomplained to Kia about the failiure of this component.



Cheers Dave
 

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redrowsufferer,
I was wondering if you got any joy off Kia about your problem with the brakes?
Since these parts are "consumables", I would assume that you would not get very far with them.
If the rear shoes are allowed to wear down too far, they will score/damage the discs, and both shoes and disc will have to be replaced. It is the same with calipers and disc pads, too much wear will cause damage, especially if a pad is allowed to go down to the bare metal, warping of the disc can be another problem, besides the obvious scores, look out for this with vented discs as well, they can warp although they do take higher temperatures than an non vented ones.
 

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Hi Dave, seems to becoming a more normal problem with rear brakes?
Wonder if it is the salt or stuff they put down on the road during the winter, that seem to corrode disc rotors and freeze calipers?



Bob.
 
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