I recently had an event with a 2018 Atlas where the caliper carrier bolt came loose and got stuck between the caliper and rim as the car was rolling, smashing the rim to pieces.
I believe the carrier bolt was not tightened properly at the last brake service.
The dealer believes “a rock or something” hit the caliper carrier bolt and loosened it. I’m not a mechanic but I have changed my own brakes on many cars (NOT this one) and have found the carrier bolts to be very tough to remove, I think they are torqued to something like 140 lb-ft of torque.
The dealer’s explanation that the caliper bolt was loosened by a rock hitting it seems insane to me. Do I have a point or am I completely wrong. Is this something that can happen?
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