2003 Chrysler Concorde Rotors

Tiny
DEM47
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  • 2003 CHRYSLER CONCORDE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 77,900 MILES
On Dec 14, 2007 with 70,329 kms my front and rear pads and rotors were replaced by a Chrysler dealer in New Brunswick, Canada.

In August 2008 I moved to Alberta, Canada. Vehicle had 74,715 kms at this time.

On October 27, 2008 I brought my vehicle to a Chrysler dealer in Alberta for an out-of-province safety inspection in order to obtain new registration papers. Vehicle now has 77,900 kms.

The dealer called telling me the front and rear rotors were rusted and needed replacing to pass inspection.

When I questioned the Service Manager, I was told it was not uncommon for the rotors to rust and need replacing in such a short period of time because the vehicle came from the east coast, close to the ocean and had low mileage - meaning it wasn't driven often.

Is this normal? I am having difficulty believing I needed new front and rear rotors and have definitely lost confidence in my Chrysler product.
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 2:10 AM

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Tiny
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Why would rust matter anyway? The thickness of the rotor is what has minmum requirements, not the surface of it. This sounds fishy to me. How htick are the pads? Did they say that they needed replacing too? Ask them how a rotor with 5k on it needs to be replaced due to rust? Do they require this of all vehicles? (Rust inspection) or does his brother-in-law own the local garage?
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Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 AT 8:02 AM

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