I noticed this on a number of used cars we looked at, as some hasn't been cleaned it appeared to be as a result of either brake dust not being removed properly, over-aggressive cleaning products or a combination of the two.
I'll be using just a sponge, lightly shampoed water and some elbow grease!
Hi all.14 month old DStyle, just noticed both driver's side alloys starting to corrode. At first I thought it was kerbing and could not understand how it happened because I'm super careful with the alloys as it's a business lease. On closer inspection it is clearly corrosion. Hopefully the dealer will swap.
Washed regularly by me only, never power washed, sponge and soap only.
Yes nearside front has the same as the picture above but not quite as bad, its going to be replaced, but not till the end of the month as they are on back order, its a shame as ive just had a new bonnet on mine as well because the paintwork was bubbling on the front, must say I have been really disappointed with the carsince ive had these issues, dont get me wrong theywill be sorted, but so they should its under warranty
Am starting to get an odd spot on all my wheels - bar the one that I kerbed <grr> think I will have to drop it in for them to have a look at. I did get a quote for repair of the kerbed alloy but it was over 100 quid and they need it for 3 days!
If you look at the area around it, providing it is not gouged out you'll normally find it is raised and blebbed up from underneath. It is very much a known issue around the wheel stud points according to my local dealer. For the few that have gone to a DS5, my Dad's car has even worse corrosion on the blade edges of the alloys after less than a year and is booked in to have all 4 replaced.
Ours (June 2013, 14k on the clock) has started to show some corrosion close to the bolts on the front near side - I'll take it into Citroen before it gets close to the small bit of kerb rash and they suggest it's our fault!