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Dealership replace front brake pad on my last visit for free due to squealing sound. They told me that rear brake need to be replace too. They quoted me 1200 for it. Is it really needed to replace the rotor or it's ok just to replace the pads. Thank you
 

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Sadly dealers are clueless when it comes to rotors. They point blank refuse to replace just pads if the rotors are true and in spec. Is rotor replacement necessary every pad change? Of course not. Most of the time they don;t even need to be turned. However as the dealers are unwilling to even check rotors you don;t have much choice but to pay their insipid upcharge.

One thing that springs to mind though is that rear brakes usually last close to twice as long as fronts. If they really need to be changed out they should be doing so under warranty for extreme unusual wear. Insist that they show you the worn down pads PRIOR to authorizing the work... or pull the wheels yourself and inspect the pads. Another option is to complain that the rear brakes are squeaking as well. :mrgreen:
 

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Thanks for quick reply. I will try to contact other delearship. I'm just wondering why the rear brake need to be replace before the front. I've owned multiple sports car and 3 generation of x5 but I never replace the the rear brake before the front .is this the nature of the range rover sport ?
 

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It's not at all common for any standard production car to wear rears more than fronts. As I noted above Any range Rover I have ever worked on is always pretty close to two front sets to one rear... within a about 10K miles. The only time I have seen backs wear faster is with faulty calipers or guide pin corrosion. neither case is likely in a new rig like yours. If you had a faulty caliper it would only be one side. If a guide pin were damaged during install it would only be one side....

Something jsut doesn;t add up.
 

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I've had my fronts changed twice for squeaky brakes by the dealer under warranty and at almost 28k miles my local tire place told me I had about 70 percent left on front and 60 percent on rear.

No way under usual wear at 11k should they need to be changed. Also my local tire place said they can change the brakes for a fraction of the dealer, may look into that as an option too at least to get a second opinion.
 

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Agree 11,000 seems low for brakes. My local Midas store was almost half the price of the dealer for OEM parts fully installed. Check local first but make sure OEM parts. And they were good about saying they don't always recommend rotor with the pad replacement. Case by case basis. Although likely rotor is not far behind if pad is down.
 

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It seems the High Performance Brakes are a hit or miss. My 16’ HST is on it's third set (due to squealing, which I’ve learned to accept), now at 13K, I was told I need to replace both front and rear. The high performance brakes on my 14’ RR Autobiography is still on it’s original set at 22K. The Service Advisor told me there was manufacturing problems with the front break pads for 16’ and they switched suppliers, blah blah … I honestly think there is an issue as the wear is so quick! I live in the Hills of LA and drive both cars equally, makes no sense.

 

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I had my pads changed front and rear under warranty (squealing), no mention from my dealer to change the rotors. However, 3 months later I noticed some grooving in the front rotors and requested new ones while it was still under warranty. They refused to as the manufacturer only warrant "rotors" for the first 5,000 klms !
 

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All 2016 V8 models have torque vectoring, which uses the inside rear brake to rotate the car more quickly when turning (like a pivot foot in basketball.) This could be why the rears are wearing faster than expected.

It's not just Land Rover dealers that reflexively replace the rotors when doing a brake job. Seems to be an industry practice these days. An absolute scam.
 

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Is there any downside to having a place like Firestone change the brakes?
 

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I've had the same problem, 15,000 miles on mine. Had all pads replaced in January due to squealing- everything was fine for a few months but now squealing again after another 4-5,000 miles. When I had them done in January was told that a new TSB had come out from LR and that they weren't going to do those replacements anymore until a better solution was found, but they went ahead and did it since they'd gotten the new TSB literally the day I came in. Have an appointment next week to evaluate again.
 

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I don't think there's a downside to using a non-dealer as long as they are trustworthy. The tire place here assured me they have access to OEM parts and can use the ODB scanner to put the vehicle into service mode before changing out the rear pads.

Concerning the squeaking, I'm on my third front pad set and it also worked great for months before squeaking again. I'm going with Disc Italia ceramic brake pads next time for the low dust and noise factor.
 

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The squealing rears its ugly head a few months after replacement, yes. A simply fix for this is as follows :

1. Blast the pads with your pressure washer (hard up to them).
2. Spray the disc with anti squeal spray (sold in most auto shops)
 

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Posted this on an old thread before realizing that there was a new one.

My 2017 RRS V8 Dynamic with the Brembos have started to squeal after 2 months and 6,000 miles, quite loudly I might add. Has anyone here have long-term success with bringing it back to the dealer, or would I have better luck swapping the pads with the Ceramic ones at an independent?

I've been looking for information of the downsides of the ceramic pads over the OEM ones, but not have found any useful information - anyone have info on that?

On the squeak spray, does it affect braking performance at all? Seems that's you spray it behind the pad, rather than on the rotors, but perhaps I'm mis-reading?
 

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Dealership replace front brake pad on my last visit for free due to squealing sound. They told me that rear brake need to be replace too. They quoted me 1200 for it. Is it really needed to replace the rotor or it's ok just to replace the pads. Thank you
I purchased genuine parts from a specialist for $350 Aussie dollars this is about $200 US dollars. The job takes an hour so work out what the dealer is doing to you. I had the dealer install my front rotors and Pads for $100 US and the parts were $200 US. I still have to get the rears done when they are worn out.
 

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Posted this on an old thread before realizing that there was a new one.

My 2017 RRS V8 Dynamic with the Brembos have started to squeal after 2 months and 6,000 miles, quite loudly I might add. Has anyone here have long-term success with bringing it back to the dealer, or would I have better luck swapping the pads with the Ceramic ones at an independent?

I've been looking for information of the downsides of the ceramic pads over the OEM ones, but not have found any useful information - anyone have info on that?

On the squeak spray, does it affect braking performance at all? Seems that's you spray it behind the pad, rather than on the rotors, but perhaps I'm mis-reading?
I find brembos to squeak a lot and it is due to brake dust nothing else. Regular wash with water is there to it.
 
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