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Wheels Pitting

Old 06-30-2006, 12:15 AM
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Three of my wheels on my 03 are pitting around the centre cap.Anyone else experience this? If so, did you Dealer replace them under warranty? Taking mine in July 3 for inspection.
Old 06-30-2006, 10:11 PM
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TSB#04-03-10-012 - (09/14/2004)

Analysis of Returned Wheels
Chrome wheels returned under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for pitting concerns have recently been evaluated. This condition is usually most severe in the vent (or window) area of the front wheels. This "pitting" may actually be brake dust that has been allowed to ac***ulate on the wheel. The longer this ac***ulation builds up, the more difficult it is to remove.

Cleaning the Wheels
In all cases, the returned wheels could be cleaned to their original condition using GM Vehicle Care Cleaner Wax, P/N 12377966 (in Canada, P/N 10952905). When using this product, you should confine your treatment to the areas of the wheel that show evidence of the brake dust build-up. This product is only for use on chromed steel or chromed aluminum wheels.

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(in Canada, 10952905)
GM Vehicle Care Cleaner Wax 16 fl oz (.473 L)

Warranty Information
Wheel replacement for this condition is NOT applicable under the terms of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Old 06-30-2006, 11:50 PM
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FLcaddytech; thanks for the quick reply.
I read the TSB you sent.In my case though, this is NOT brake dust. The wheels are actually pitted below the surface of the polished metal.This was noted by the CADDY TECH. while servicing my car.He looked at all 3 wheels and said they should not be pitted like that and told me to have the Service MGR. look at them . Have you seen how ALUMINUM will pit and corrode? This is the same. P.S. I am in Clearwater.
Old 07-01-2006, 07:16 AM
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Hey neighbor. I hope they make it right for you.
We almost always have 1-2 extra sets of wheel sitting around from people who upgrade.
If warranty won't help you, find a sales manager and ask if they have any extras.

BTW they put on the best fireworks show in your town, we go about every other year.[sm=icon_cheers.gif]
Old 03-15-2007, 07:09 PM
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Got a chip right on the rim area of 2003 wheels. Is the such a thing as a touch up paint that would match.
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