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I have just had a brand new BMW 530 e x Drive, for less than a week. My wife drives this car and hears a very loud squeaky sound when she comes to a slow stop at the traffic lights or when parking her car. She is very embarrassed, to say the least and when the wife is unhappy with a sparkling new $65,000 car, it make me really frustrated!
Is it a function of the regenerative brakes? Or is it anything to do with the new function of this car which has a "Auto Brake hold" next to the electronic parking brake. This prevents the car from creeping forward at a stop light.
I have driven two previous 328 d wagon's for 4 years and never had this occur.
Any help or advise is welcome. Needless to say the car is going back to the dealer tomorrow to sort out this issue.
 

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i suggest you should get to the BMW deal for repacled the brake pads and brake discs.of course the noise is obviously
dealer isnt going to replace the pads/rotors for a squeak. they will probably clean and lube the caliper brackets etc. but the noise will probably be back it always comes back. something to do with the pad material they decided to use causes a lot of squeals in newer cars and is considered normal usually
 

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Go to an empty parking lot and bed the brakes.
 

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Go to an empty parking lot and bed the brakes.
What is " bed the brakes" ?

Let me give you all an update and thanks for the response.
The Service Manager removed the pads and chamfered before reinstalling.I don't know what "chamfered" is!? Said it should fix the problem. However, I drove home and the squeal was just like before.
Today he says he is going to replace the entire break pad unit!
He will test drive it over the weekend and I will update you on the results next week.
I appreciate your help.
 

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What is " bed the brakes" ?

Let me give you all an update and thanks for the response.
The Service Manager removed the pads and chamfered before reinstalling.I don't know what "chamfered" is!? Said it should fix the problem. However, I drove home and the squeal was just like before.
Today he says he is going to replace the entire break pad unit!
He will test drive it over the weekend and I will update you on the results next week.
I appreciate your help.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=85
 

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What is " bed the brakes" ?

Let me give you all an update and thanks for the response.
The Service Manager removed the pads and chamfered before reinstalling.I don't know what "chamfered" is!? Said it should fix the problem. However, I drove home and the squeal was just like before.
Today he says he is going to replace the entire break pad unit!
He will test drive it over the weekend and I will update you on the results next week.
I appreciate your help.
Let me update you again. The car has been trouble free for about a week now and no more squeaks for about 700 miles.
The service manager said he had to discard the old brake pads, machine the rotors, and place new brake pads in the front. That seems to have fixed the problem -- hopefully for a long time?!
If I don't post again, the problem has been fixed for good!
 

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