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Rear brake pads and discs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:14 am
by Tuna
Just had my first service at 18000 miles and been told i am going to need new rear pads and discs yet the fronts are fine
Can anybody explain this as i always thought front disc would go first

Re: Rear brake pads and discs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:46 pm
by BigSilv
I was advised the same at 1st service. "The rear discs are scored''. The service manager said the car is not doing enough miles and is very common too.

Re: Rear brake pads and discs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:58 pm
by Old and Grumpy
I wonder if the electronic parking brake is causing the pads to stick to the discs? 🤔

Is part of the pad sticking to the disc and causing the scoring? 🤔

Have you had any indication that the parking brake was not releasing completely on moving off? 🤔

Re: Rear brake pads and discs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:30 pm
by Professor1999
To need new discs after 18k seems bad to me. I’ve got far more mileage than that on other cars. In fact my Santa Fe did 45k over 10 years and I had not changed the brakes before I sold it. A lot of local driving too.

Re: Rear brake pads and discs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:46 pm
by Old and Grumpy
Professor1999 wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:30 pm
To need new discs after 18k seems bad to me. I’ve got far more mileage than that on other cars. In fact my Santa Fe did 45k over 10 years and I had not changed the brakes before I sold it. A lot of local driving too.
My previous Superb did 55,000 with no need to change pads or discs. The prior Octavia did 77,000 before only FRONT pads and discs had to be changed.

Re: Rear brake pads and discs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:09 pm
by Tuna
The rear discs aren't scored .I am going to check if the handbrake is binding.Never heard of back brake pads going before the front before. My personal view is either the bias is wrong or the handbrake is binding

Re: Rear brake pads and discs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:12 pm
by Old and Grumpy
If the bias is wrong you would have felt it during braking, a loose back end.

Re: Rear brake pads and discs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:03 pm
by BigSilv
Mine was only advisory and never had problem with electronic parking brake. To make it clear the service manager asked me to rub on the disc and I felt disc's surface is uneven and that caused the advisory.

Re: Rear brake pads and discs

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:03 pm
by arkaig
Tuna wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:14 am
Just had my first service at 18000 miles and been told i am going to need new rear pads and discs yet the fronts are fine
Can anybody explain this as i always thought front disc would go first
Sounds like your Dealer is guilty of "upselling" and preying on the unwary. Ask them to provide a full technical report and video evidence.