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Rear Brakes FILE COMPLAINT HERE SO WE CAN GET A RECALL

Old 09-10-2009, 12:09 AM
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after i take the e-brake off, put it in R and start backing out the brakes are still sticking and make this HORRIBLE sound.. kinda annoying really.... only problem i've had
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by samijo0703 View Post
after i take the e-brake off, put it in R and start backing out the brakes are still sticking and make this HORRIBLE sound.. kinda annoying really.... only problem i've had
its a very common problem with us turbo guys
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:22 AM
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i got coilover, anybody think those dealership would try and blame on my suspension for the brake problems? just wanna to know since all i hear is GM dealership is ripping this guy off, GM dealership is ripping that guy off. any thought, past experience would be helpful, thanks.
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:19 AM
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they would try some how... im suprised i havnt herd **** for painting my bowtie and my tranny mount bolts come loose
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by dunit121 View Post
its a very common problem with us turbo guys
is that what you are filing a complaint about? if so i'll jump in.. even tho i'm not turbo.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:51 AM
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Added mine to the list, thanks for the link
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by fakameanrepresent View Post
i got coilover, anybody think those dealership would try and blame on my suspension for the brake problems? just wanna to know since all i hear is GM dealership is ripping this guy off, GM dealership is ripping that guy off. any thought, past experience would be helpful, thanks.
Ya, they suck. They claim my rear brake problem is caused by my driving habits. They will not cover it. I had to pay for the pads and replace them myself. The problem is that they will do the same thing again in another 20,000 miles because there is a defect in the brake system. :-(
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:13 PM
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It's got to be the pad material. Too aggressive on the rotors and wears too quickly.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by metroplex View Post
It's got to be the pad material. Too aggressive on the rotors and wears too quickly.
But it's only the inside pads that wear. They outside have about a 1/4 inch left.
Maybe you are right, but the inside pads should not wear out like that. They should wear evenly.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:50 PM
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Actually that's about normal for most single piston caliper setups. From experience, most inner pads wear faster than the outside pad. The problem with the SS/TC isn't this uneven wear, but the fact the inner pad wears out in about 8k miles and chews the heck out of the rotor. I've seen OEM pads that have an ultra aggressive compound (which doesn't necessarily translate into better braking performance) which grooves up the rotors in about 3k miles.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:05 PM
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So the dealer was right. There is nothing wrong with the inside pads wearing out first. I shouldn't have submitted a complaint!
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:29 PM
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Not quite. The inner pad (the one closest to the piston) generally does wear faster than the outer pad. In extreme cases, the e-brake might not be adjusted properly and/or the sliding pins aren't lubricated.

The problem with the SS/TC is that the pad wears out TOO quickly (8k miles or so) and is chewing up the rotors. That is NOT normal.
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:03 PM
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To be honest, my rear rotors have a bunch of grooves in them, if I run my finger across them my finger stops kind, but it definately looks grooved. Is this enough for them to fix them?
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by RYRO14 View Post
To be honest, my rear rotors have a bunch of grooves in them, if I run my finger across them my finger stops kind, but it definately looks grooved. Is this enough for them to fix them?
You will have to ask Metroplex.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:34 PM
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The GM dealer will give you some BS about the grooves not being deep enough, but point them to this thread and the NHTSA complaints to see if they can do something.
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Old 09-11-2009, 03:36 PM
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damn i just bought new rear rotors but they gonna look good, but ill still fill out info so i get me some factory spares cuz mine are sounding shitttty
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:07 PM
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i already paid to have it done will i get my money back if i file and they get recalled?? Doubtful...
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:11 PM
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This is my solution:

R1 Premium SS/TC Rear Drilled/Slotted/Both Rotors



I'm at 23k miles, so it's probably too late for me anyway. When things wear out, it's a great excuse to upgrade while you're at it.
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Those arent drilled, just slotted.... unless you count the holes for the wheel studs
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:33 PM
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lol i have 4000km on my car and my rear rotors are scored already but no noises yet just a minor squeel rarely when stopping. i'll do this very soon..
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:41 PM
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Yes but if the problem is within the E-brake system and the pad is rubbing the rear rotor it's going to eat through your more expensive rear slotted rotors just like it did the stock ones.
Right?
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:45 PM
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I was told to go F myself by my dealer. I'm at 20,000 and the inside brakes were to the metal. The outside pads still had a quarter inch left. The dealer told be that they don't cover any brake issues. I extended my warranty, when I purchased the car, to 75,000 miles. I now regret even dealing with GM. My warranty is not helping me at all. I don't mind purchasing the brake pads (at a steep $95), but I want the callipers fixed. Something is really wrong here.

Also, when the inside rear pads started rubbing the metal, I lost about 50% of my braking power. This is a safety risk. Our vehicles are primarily being stopped by the rear brakes, not the front. It's really pointless to have the Brembos on the front when they are not taking much of the work load.

If I slam on my brakes, my REAR tires lock up! WHAT A JOKE GM!

I never thought I would see myself on the losing end of GM, but I now realize that the customer (at some dealers) is just a joke to them. I am very dissapointed in GM's engineering and build quality. I really hate to say this (because I love GM), but this is my fourth, and likely my last, GM vehicle.
Try a different dealer. The dealer isn't owned or run by GM. You will be surprised that 1 dealer will say no and totally screw you and another will go out of their way to make it right and treat you right. This goes for all dealerships not just GM.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Stamina View Post
This is my solution:

R1 Premium SS/TC Rear Drilled/Slotted/Both Rotors



I'm at 23k miles, so it's probably too late for me anyway. When things wear out, it's a great excuse to upgrade while you're at it.
those r the same ones i got from r1concepts cant friggin wait for them to get here
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:48 AM
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So I went to my Appt yesterday at a local Chevy dealer to get my brakes looked at. After I argued with the service manager for a while, they blamed my driving, and said that they cannot install my pads I brought, because they were not OEM, and that would void my caliper warranty. They then went to go as far to try to get me to pay for new rotors. I asked them "Can't you resurface them" they said no because they are scored. So After they said it would be 287.00 + Tax to get my car that is still under warranty back, I told them to **** off, and took my car to the VW dealer today, where I get good service. They are doing everything for 90.00+Tax. And installing the pads I brought.

So GM can suck it. They really need to rethink about how they do customer service at their local centers.
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So I went to my Appt yesterday at a local Chevy dealer to get my brakes looked at. After I argued with the service manager for a while, they blamed my driving, and said that they cannot install my pads I brought, because they were not OEM, and that would void my caliper warranty. They then went to go as far to try to get me to pay for new rotors. I asked them "Can't you resurface them" they said no because they are scored. So After they said it would be 287.00 + Tax to get my car that is still under warranty back, I told them to **** off, and took my car to the VW dealer today, where I get good service. They are doing everything for 90.00+Tax. And installing the pads I brought.

So GM can suck it. They really need to rethink about how they do customer service at their local centers.
Blame the dealership. GM doesn't own or run the dealerships.

Every brand has good and bad dealerships.
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