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had a customer come in today saying the brakes are making a funny noise and it was serviced at the dealers a month ago.Took the rear brakes apart and found this

Also the slides where seized solid
 

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Really surprsed at that. In my experience, it's normally the other way around and they try to get you to change them too early.

Also, that pad has a wear sensor, so why was that not working?
 

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Really surprsed at that. In my experience, it's normally the other way around and they try to get you to change them too early.

Also, that pad has a wear sensor, so why was that not working?
Doesn't say what car? But I've just had my brakes done and iirc the sensor is only on one set of pads isn't it? If this was anything like mine, the drivers side which didn't have the sensor was more worn than the passenger side?!, so much so that the brakes were squealing their ass off as it was almost metal on metal but still never got the warning flash up
 

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Doesn't say what car? But I've just had my brakes done and iirc the sensor is only on one set of pads isn't it? If this was anything like mine, the drivers side which didn't have the sensor was more worn than the passenger side?!, so much so that the brakes were squealing their ass off as it was almost metal on metal but still never got the warning flash up
My brakes squeak when applying little pressure on the brake pedal but when i apply a bit more pressure it's fine, i never realized that the MK5 had brake pad sensors, or is there only 1 sensor on 1 pad ? which will indicate in theory the pads need changing ?
 

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My brakes squeak when applying little pressure on the brake pedal but when i apply a bit more pressure it's fine, i never realized that the MK5 had brake pad sensors, or is there only 1 sensor on 1 pad ? which will indicate in theory the pads need changing ?
Tbh I'm not 100% sure.....

When I got the car 10 months ago it was on the factory fitted pads (10k) and didn't squeel at all under light or hard pressure

Over the course of the next 10k up to the 20k service interval the squeeling worsened but was evident only from the drivers side... This happened under light and heavy breaking ultimately resulting in a change of braking ability, was taking longer to stop etc etc

Anyways on getting serviced the drivers side pads where down to bare metal almost but the passenger side was about 85-90% worn but still no warring was given?

Looking at the pads only one set of two had the sensor cable and im not sure if they can be fitted to either side?

Only other thing maybe could be faulty sensor? But again not sure if id get some sort of warning for that?

Anyway I've now got the squuek you mention on brand new disks and pads.... Bit annoying tbh but what can I do? I know some ceramic grease or copper slip would work but I've no ramp and no tools so gay things like this cost me garage time
 

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when i bought our mk5 just under six months ago,,car had just been serviced at vw in morden surrey and all new pads,front discs were fitted and back discs were changed just over a year ago,,,no squeaking or squealing but took "stopping on a sixpence" to a new level,,,brakes feel so good,,,jasonp
 
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