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How long did your Rear Brake & Rotors last?


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#41 OFFLINE   markd

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 06:04 PM

Same here Frank, I've done my own brakes since my 1973 Cutlass and that was a long time ago.







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#42 OFFLINE   cmax-nynj

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 09:21 AM

****EDITED****

 

See post below


Edited by cmax-nynj, 09 October 2015 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 09:25 AM

I had to do a panic stop a few days ago on the hwy and my brakes worked extremely well despite what the dealer says.  If the tires were grippier the car would have stopped even better.  I swapped the brake pads and rotors out on my other car (01 Nissan w/o ABS) last week and it was easy.  I am not sure if the Cmax brakes are as easy to DIY but I expect they don't need to serviced for at least 100K+ miles  


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#44 OFFLINE   djc

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 11:37 AM

At 27,000 miles Dealer replaced rear pads and resurfaced rear rotors, just prior to my purchase of used 2013.  This seems like early fail.

Brake noise is louder after a rain, which I take to indicate new rust on rotors.    Ford wheel design, rotor shield design, and road salt and snow in MN, may exacerbate corrosion of rotors. 


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#45 OFFLINE   cmax-nynj

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 03:06 PM

Despite the scratched rotors in the back, I still have no brake noise; no brake dust and braking performance is quite good.  I need to find another parked CMax and check out the rear rotors.  I think mine was a result of lack of use since I scored pretty decent in Regen. braking.   I have seen a no. of NYC CMax cabbies with very dusty wheels as a result of aftermarket pads.



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 08:49 AM

...I have seen a no. of NYC CMax cabbies with very dusty wheels as a result of aftermarket pads.

That's because they aren't using regen... they're cabbies!


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#47 OFFLINE   Spitinuri

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 08:40 AM

Currently I am over 150K miles.  Brake inspection at the dealer shows little wear.  According to the mechanic the brake should go another 100K miles.  Most of my driving is highway so very little use of brakes.


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#48 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 01:17 PM

You certainly can't believe what every shop says.  My car went in for inspection a month ago at a local shop and they failed the rear brakes for "rust" or some such foolishness.  I had it "rejected" and went to my Michelin dealer whose inspector nearly went ballistic over the fact that the other shop rejected brakes that were very much OK - even though they don't look as "smooth" or "even" as the fronts.  This was with well over 90k miles.


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Posted 29 May 2016 - 08:17 PM

I am curious if an occasional (once a month?) gentle pull on a parking brake, while approaching a stop sign (with button pressed, of course) is all that's required to clean the rust off the rear rotors?



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Posted 29 May 2016 - 10:44 PM

The wear on the rear brakes during slower stops is a very light application when the regen braking would be cosmetically too rough (something like 5 -> 0 mph).  My thinking includes the possibility the wear on the rotors reflects a high percent of light brake applications.

 

I do a lot of slower driving and do not have rust problem, but if I did I like Hackster's idea of the emergency brake though I might just make some hard stops and mess up my brake score some.



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 06:56 PM

Maxius is still running on the factory brakes @ almost 70k miles.  Got new tires last March since the center tread had wore too close to the wear indicator.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 01:49 PM

I should have come here first.  I took Coolmax to my dealer for an oil change.  They pointed out the rusted rotors and sold me a 600 dollar brake job.  Looking on here, I find out I did not need the brakes but just needed to brake in neutral going down a hill.  I'm wondering if anything could be done to recoup some of the money, or just use it as learning experience?

 

Thanks for the forum and will check it if anything strange occurs to Coolmax again. 


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 07:03 PM

I should have come here first.  I took Coolmax to my dealer for an oil change.  They pointed out the rusted rotors and sold me a 600 dollar brake job.  Looking on here, I find out I did not need the brakes but just needed to brake in neutral going down a hill.  I'm wondering if anything could be done to recoup some of the money, or just use it as learning experience?

 

Thanks for the forum and will check it if anything strange occurs to Coolmax again.

 

 

 

Ouch.  Getting a brake job you didn't need.

Ouch.  Paying 600 for less that one hours work and less that 100 in parts. http://www.ebay.com/...fVXEMzb&vxp=mtr

 

You could by start calling the dealer with the info you now know.

 

You might be able to get something out of them. 

 

Sometime I get a "how did we do email" after I get work done from the dealer and also sometime by Ford.


Edited by obob, 13 November 2016 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 08:54 AM

... Looking on here, I find out I did not need the brakes (repaired) but just needed to brake in neutral going down a hill.  ...

Maybe, maybe not. You only caught part of the story. Braking in neutral isn't the only answer. Here's what else to look for.

 

What's your mileage? At 50K on my '13, a rear rotor warped, requiring service. 

 

The real clues showed up through EBD.

 

Electronic brake distrubution uses the ABS system sensors and actuators to alter the car's front-rear brake balance. This is critical in cars with regenerative braking, as only one axle participates in regen. As my rear brakes initially degraded, I noticed an odd drop in braking force in turns. Just as the car entered a turn, it felt like brake failure, as if the car sped up. Eventually, it started making noise, like a wheel bearing... but it was the brakes. 

 

As always, YMMV. Has anyone else who saw the brake force drop, subsequently reuired rear brake service?

 

Have fun,

Frank



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:26 PM

26.000 miles is all I have on Coolmax.



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:30 PM

obob, 

 

I will watch for the e-mail.  Haven't gotten one yet.

 

Thanx



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:36 PM

26.000 miles is all I have on Coolmax.

Sure helps to check on maintenance items before doing them, this Forum is great for that. :)  Real money saver and its free. :) 

 

Paul 



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:00 AM

Maxis is still running on the factory rotors and brakes with 69k miles.  Second set of tires but same brakes and rotors.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:16 AM

The Enterprise just passed inspection at 125k miles with all original brakes.


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:16 AM

At 153k I still have original brake pads and almost look new. :) I never use them. LOL :lol2:

 

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