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Old 27th June 2011, 16:14   #136
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I got my SwiftD's brake pads replaced this Saturday at Carnation. Don't know the brand, but the Carnation's service manager told me that they had stocked Swift's OE brake pads. Total cost+labour+tax came exactly Rs.1194/-.
My earlier Bosch brake pads lasted almost 25K kms, but good enough for the price they came for (550 for pads + 200 for fitting from MASS) when compared to OEMs which lasted 36K kms.
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Old 17th June 2012, 21:51   #137
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Hi need some advise from i10 AT owners regarding stock brake pad's life. My ride is touching on 30k kms. There is no noticeable sign of any decrease in braking. I make sure to ask my service guy to check the brake pads everytime and he says it is ok.

Have any of you guys had to change it, how many kms and what cost ?
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Old 29th August 2012, 11:48   #138
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Just got a call from the Service Engineer from Concorde Motors Dairy Circle (Had given my GP90 for 2nd service @ 15K) he says

Front Brake Pads need replacement !!! Costing ~3.5K

He says its worn out & advising me for replacement.

Any advice guys?

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Old 28th December 2012, 17:03   #139
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Default Issue with VW Polo 1.6L Petrol Brake Pads

I wanted to know whether anyone else has experienced a problem similar to mine. I own a Feb 2011 model of the VW Polo 1.6L Petrol Highline that has approx 8000 kms on it at this point. It was bought from Sadiq Motors in Nagpur and is with my parents in Nagpur itself. They recently told me of a brake pad issue for which Sadiq Motors said the brake pads will have to be replaced due to water remaining on the pads after washing. They infact prescribed that after washing the car everytime the car should be driven around the block. Since my parents were too busy to put much thought into it they went ahead and got the pads repalced - paying some Rs 6k in the process.

Now we own 5 cars, each of different makes, and have owned another 5-6 cars over the past decade. Never have I had to replace brake pads at 8k kms!! Whats more, we weren't even given the old brake pads and they are still with the dealership. Since I was just made aware of the problem I've started getting in touch with the dealership, - their initial response has been "Wear and tear is not covered under warranty".

Has anyone else faced this issue with their Polo? Any comments/suggestions would be welcome.
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Old 28th December 2012, 20:12   #140
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Brake pads aren't covered under the warranty (except for the first 6 months, I think?). They are an obvious wear&tear part.

What exactly was the issue with the brakes? Wearing out in 8K KM for a normal(?) used car is very poor.

With my Vento, after a cold start, I was getting a screeching noise while braking. The SA told it was due to water entering the brake lining. I wasn't sure bout the reasoning but the issue always happened in the morning after a cold start and once I explained my cleaner not to wet the tyres, it hasn't repeated.
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Old 28th December 2012, 21:24   #141
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Has anyone else faced this issue with their Polo?
There were instances reported on the brakes (drum) getting jammed when park brakes are applied. Same were quoted as saying after a wash of the rear wheels it is better to drive the while for a while, but this is rectified free of cost.

Looks like a scam from your dealer, I guess!

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There were instances reported on the brakes (drum) getting jammed when park brakes are applied. Same were quoted as saying after a wash of the rear wheels it is better to drive the while for a while, but this is rectified free of cost.

Looks like a scam from your dealer, I guess!

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This is exactly what was happening from what I understand. But yeah, I got charged for the replacement unlike in your case. Its absurd why its happening as well, haven't experienced such a problem with any of the other cars we have.

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Brake pads aren't covered under the warranty (except for the first 6 months, I think?). They are an obvious wear&tear part.

What exactly was the issue with the brakes? Wearing out in 8K KM for a normal(?) used car is very poor.

With my Vento, after a cold start, I was getting a screeching noise while braking. The SA told it was due to water entering the brake lining. I wasn't sure bout the reasoning but the issue always happened in the morning after a cold start and once I explained my cleaner not to wet the tyres, it hasn't repeated.
I know brakes aren't covered under warranty but the pads wearing out after 8k odd kms on a brand new car is absurd. The problem was very similar from what you have described, but in my case they said they had to change the pads.

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Old 7th January 2013, 23:40   #143
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on my Xylo, I got the front brake pads changed at 43K, though the adviser told that it may still continue for another 2-4K. I do not have the habit of using engine braking, and daily commute is city road. The rear ones are going good, may last another 10-15K ? current ODO is 62K. btw, every few months, I get the front and rear ones cleaned.
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Just got a call from the Service Engineer from Concorde Motors Dairy Circle (Had given my GP90 for 2nd service @ 15K) he says

Front Brake Pads need replacement !!! Costing ~3.5K

He says its worn out & advising me for replacement.

Any advice guys?

VATSAG
Its their foul play and nothing more than that. I was also advised to replace the brake pads by Concorde guys.
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Old 7th June 2013, 20:35   #145
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Current ODO reading on my Vista is 49500 and so far so good- Touch wood. Brakes are still good - have excellent bite and hope they last longer!!
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Current ODO reading on my Vista is 49500 and so far so good- Touch wood. Brakes are still good - have excellent bite and hope they last longer!!
My 2 year old Vista's manual says to replace the brake pads at 40k Kms or 2 years whichever is earlier. The car has done 25k Kms and due for a brake fluid change this weekend. Should I go for a brake pad change as well. What do you guys suggest?

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My 2 year old Vista's manual says to replace the brake pads at 40k Kms or 2 years whichever is earlier. The car has done 25k Kms and due for a brake fluid change this weekend. Should I go for a brake pad change as well. What do you guys suggest?
Are you sure that is what the manual says?

Because only the Brake-Fluid has a time-limit. The Brake-Pads and Rotors are to be replaced on a wear-and-tear basis since it depends on actual usage.
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Are you sure that is what the manual says?

Because only the Brake-Fluid has a time-limit. The Brake-Pads and Rotors are to be replaced on a wear-and-tear basis since it depends on actual usage.
Oops my bad. Double checked again and in fact its the brake fluid that has to be changed in 2 years time and the brake pad is supposed to be inspected and replaced if needed. Anyways thanks for pointing this out.
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I am at 56000 kms on my Getz. The brakes are strong and the bite is good. Hope it remains so for some more time.
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On my sx4 the break pads lasted for around 31K Kms. When I changed the pads, they gave me the older ones as proof and asked me to dispose.

Since I have driven a lot on highways, I first doubted why I needed the replacement. But later when SA explained, I also realised that 2/5th of driving is in namma bengaluru where I don't get chance to even slot into third gear. Extreme stop and go. So maybe it lasted good. Now the issue I see is, even after replacing the pads (300kms ago) so far, the gentle breaking makes squeezing sound. I don't see any changed feeling of breaking but that sound annoys me. It's not the morning break sound, it's rather when wheels have done more than 25kms or so, it makes that sound only on gentle breaking. When I asked SA, he said its because of the dust of new pads that need to settle down with older discs. This will continue to happen until another 700kms. I am just hoping that he is right and nothing fishy here!

Any expert comments if that should be just waited and watched or some action to be taken?
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