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Old 12-24-2012, 02:19 PM
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Brake squeak on any new $50k+ car especially a BMW means poor QC/QA.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:08 PM
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Brake squeak on any new $50k+ car especially a BMW means poor QC/QA.
have you ever owned a car with high performance brake pads?
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:58 PM
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have you ever owned a car with high performance brake pads?
No, but with all the advanced engineering that BMW is known for, why cant they make high performance brakes that don't squeak? Since not all these kinds of brakes squeak, I can only say it is a flaw in BMW.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:15 PM
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No, but with all the advanced engineering that BMW is known for, why cant they make high performance brakes that don't squeak? Since not all these kinds of brakes squeak, I can only say it is a flaw in BMW.
You can be the first in line to pay for the $5000 Advanced Squeal Suppression (ZSS) package then :P

If there is a market for Mercedes Magic Wipers... Anything is possible if you throw enough money at it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:37 AM
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This is my first BMW and the squealing brakes is driving me crazy. I hope it goes away soon. Hate to bring it into the dealer. I am more in agreement win Larry. If I am paying for a $60k car. I really expect it to have brakes that doesn't squeal.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:05 AM
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This is my first BMW and the squealing brakes is driving me crazy. I hope it goes away soon. Hate to bring it into the dealer. I am more in agreement win Larry. If I am paying for a $60k car. I really expect it to have brakes that doesn't squeal.
And if your paying 60k it should be more reliable than a honda/toyota. Fact is its not like buying a TV, or Computer the more you spend on cars there is actually a better chance it'll be less reliable.

These brakes are meant to keep us safe, and as I said and others will probably confirm if you take it to the dealer they are REQUIRED to look at it each time free of charge. I felt weird at first asking for things but now it doesn't bug me one bit.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:36 AM
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I understand about the reliability part. I came into BMW eyes wide open on that front. Although the 328 did get a fairly good reliability review on Consumer Report. I understand it's a performance and luxury car. And I love the car and what BMW offers. I get smile every time I drive it. However, I was simply hoping the car didn't have squealing brakes. Seems like it's only on the 335 M Sport line. Which tells me that they can make brakes that doesn't squeak, seems like something was missed on the m sport line. Are there the same complains about M3? If it doesn't go away, I will bring it into the dealer. I only have 450 miles so far, so it's still breaking in period. I plan to wait until 1200 miles.

But you do make a good point and I do agree.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:57 AM
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it goes away after 1200 miles. dont get your panties in bunch fellows.
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Thank you. That helps calm my fears.
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Wait till you get a squeal when the pad sensors start rubbing against the pads. That's bad.


P.S. I just noticed your car is new. The pads are still breaking in. It'll go away.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:59 AM
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Thank you. That helps calm my fears.
Did the squeaking go away after 1200 miles
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:34 AM
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Brake squeak on any new $50k+ car especially a BMW means poor QC/QA.
No, it means the pads are vibrating within the caliper, most likely caused by several factors, including poor brake bed-in.

http://www.stoptech.com/technical-su...ake-pad-bed-in
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:42 AM
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No, it means the pads are vibrating within the caliper, most likely caused by several factors, including poor brake bed-in.

http://www.stoptech.com/technical-su...ake-pad-bed-in
^^^^ this. Try some hard braking...might fix the problem. BMW pads use high performance material and if you don't give them some hard use once in awhile they can get glazed over.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:58 PM
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^^^^ this. Try some hard braking...might fix the problem. BMW pads use high performance material and if you don't give them some hard use once in awhile they can get glazed over.
I tried braking hard. This does work to reduce the squeaking but it comes back after a while so you can always repeat the cycle. As someone said before this may just be a breaking in process.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:25 PM
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it goes away after 1200 miles. dont get your panties in bunch fellows.
1600 miles on an M-Sport 335 here. Still hasn't gone away or diminished in any fashion. Only squeals for the last 5-10mph of a stop, but still quite loud and honestly, somewhat embarrassing with passengers.

I'm going to give it about another 100-200 or so (basically I'm going to get through New Years) then it's going to the dealer. I hate to do it, but BMW needs as many of us reporting this as possible to get it onto their list of things to address systematically.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:36 PM
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What I seem to see people saying is they do not want to take the car in. I booked an appointment for tomorrow, Saturday. I had the same issue with my X5 not too long back and it was fixed. The X5 had something not attached properly and I think someone has already mentioned this as a possibility.
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Ah, I see. You're imagining it. It's all clear now.
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Yep I got that twice before. I make videos with the iPhone when its safe to record it. And I kept going back and on the third time with multiple videos they fixed it. I only wish I had pushed harder early on then wait a few months in-between each visit.

I don't want to see B* if you guys won't take it in lol If anything get a loaner for awhile and put some miles on that bad boy saving your new ride
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Yep I got that twice before. I make videos with the iPhone when its safe to record it. And I kept going back and on the third time with multiple videos they fixed it. I only wish I had pushed harder early on then wait a few months in-between each visit.

I don't want to see B* if you guys won't take it in lol If anything get a loaner for awhile and put some miles on that bad boy saving your new ride
Should have done that. To be fair though when I was driving in to the dealership indoor service drop off, she was as quite as a mouse. Not even once did she make a sound. I think since I had been driving on the highway I may have applied the brakes at moderate speed ( 60 mph) and beating her up seems to work at times.
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Should have done that. To be fair though when I was driving in to the dealership indoor service drop off, she was as quite as a mouse. Not even once did she make a sound. I think since I had been driving on the highway I may have applied the brakes at moderate speed ( 60 mph) and beating her up seems to work at times.
lol both my first times I went same thing. When I'd decided on a day I'd take it in that week leading up to it I had zero issues. Then finally the 3rd time the entire way to the dealer it was squeaking as bad as its ever done and I knew this would be my moment
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2013 335i brake squeak

I have 2013 335i xdrive msport with 600 miles and breaks squeak terribly at low speeds even after warmed up. Brought to dealer and naturally they didn't hear it and claim occasional squeak normal which would be great if it was occasional..... Has anyone actually had this problem and have it gone away after the 1200k miles they claim it takes. I've heard and read threads from lot of people say it will go away but not very confident.... My third 3 series in a row and never had this problem
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Mcapi, we have the same car as you and had the same problem with the brakes. Took it in and they replaced the pads all around at about 2000 miles now with 3000 it seems to be starting to squeal again. May take back next week.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:29 PM
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Docloc, thanks for reply, very frustrating for 56k vehicle.. I brought it in at 400 miles and they told me to give it 1500 but I have message into service manager today because it's gotten worse and its driving me crazy. When they replaced your pads did they say anything about the sensors? Good luck and I'll report back any news. Btw if anyone is having problem with comfort access into trunk with ur foot I figured out when you swing your foot underneath make sure it's high enough so almost touching bumper and works every time... no one at dealer had a clue
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:53 PM
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Mcapi, no nothing about the sensors but brakes were so loud it was embarrassing when coming to a stop!!!
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