How common is it to have a combo of both drum and disc brakes on each rear wheel? Inside the disc rotor there’s a drum brake system.?

Car is a 2016 Subaru STI

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    5 months ago
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    Yes that is your parking brake system, the hand brake. This is normal on some vehicles.

    • john5 months agoReport

      Thanks, I haven’t really ever had to remove rotors before and still learning when it comes to working on my car. I always thought the parking brake was combined with either your disk or drum braking system and never knew that having a separate brake housing in the rear rotors was ever a thing.

  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    I have no idea of how common it is from a percentage perspective but I know several manufacturers have a rear disc ( for the regular brakes ) and a drum ( for the parking brake ) combination set-up.

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The DRUM brake is your parking brake.

  • 5 months ago

    That's the parking brakes

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    It is common these days on cars with 4-wheel disc brakes. It didn't use to be common at all except on very expensive vehicles.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    very common. drum is your parking brake.

  • 5 months ago

    The drum part is the cable operated parking or E brake.

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