I had a local muffler & brake shop inspect and repair my brakes(pads,rotors, calipers) on both axles. They completed the job and I start driving home.
5 miles into the journey home, on the interstate my rear driver-side wheel separates from my Mazda CX-9! I was shocked and amazingly I was able to bring my vehicle to a stop without any incident. ( I slid ~1000 ft on that driver side hub/control arm.) My wheel was a 1/4 mile down the freeway - also intact.
The brake shop has taken responsibility- and they promise to make it ‘right’.
- What systems/components should they inspect/repair/replace on that rear axle?
- Should I bring this vehicle to another mechanic to verify that this place did a competent repair job - aka did not miss anything?
- Am I crazy to let them fix my car?
Feeling lucky in Seattle,