My AU II has warped front disks. Has done since I bought it. Does anyone know if this should be covered by warrenty?
When I was buying the car, I told the dealer I didn't want the car, as it had warped disks. Everything else about it was fine, but I was not buying a car that I had to spend money on.
He assured me that the problem was fairly common, and would be covered by my warrenty.
So, being slack, I never got around to getting it fixed. I finally take the car into to City Ford this morning, and they tell me that it is not covered by warrenty, and would cost me $170. I had to restrain myself from absuing him. Not his fault. But wait until I see that dealer!!!
I would of thought this common problem would of been covered by warrenty. The guy at City Ford said they had only ever had one through warrenty, and that was on a car with only 2,400ks on it.
I am taking the car back to the dealer that sold it to me tomorrow. And he will get a mouthfull of abuse!! And to top it off, I have to pay for parking in the city today.
I had warped disks on my AU2 and Gregorys Ford machined them under warranty. Matt (the service manager) told me it was a known fault and that they only need doing once. The car was good for another 15000km before they needed doing again - so I bought new DBA slotted rotors for $270 a pair - and fitted them myslef.
Good luck with the selling dealer!
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they should be under warranty - we do commo ones under warranty all the time. i mean ALL THE TIME, as in, 2 cars a day type thing. we call it a rake shudder.
the new holden policy is if the car has has a shudder before and the discs have been machined, if it comes back then the customer gets new discs for free.
dont expect new ones for free though, if they are undersize due to normal usage then odds on you will have to pay for new discs, if they are machinable then ford should pay for machining.
it also depends what your discs look like - if they are very grooved due to normal wear then they might make you pay, even though the shudder was there from the start - it will depend on how much the dealership values your custom - they might do it as a gesture of goodwill type thing.
i hope the salesman remembers you!!!
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Go get some DBA rotors (one of my better purchases in the last few months), I have been warned several times never to replace Ford rotors with genuine ones. Oh, ring the dealer and tell him where he can shove the old ones!
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Generally clutch and brakes are not covered by warrenty if it's wear etc. They assume "abuse" on these parts. Unless something actually breaks as in pressure plate etc.
Buying car with this deffect is different though.. For the price of DBA's I wouldn't touch them with machining. How can they work better with metal removed? I'd rather pay slightly more and get a heaps better product!! After all these are your brakes. Machining just to take out shudder or pulses is not on really on.In a high performance vehicle...imo..
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My BA XR6 started to get the shudder at about 8000km, and while in Melbourne for the FPV day AusXH noticed I also had a dragging noise from the rear brakes.
When I took the car in to have the BEM replaced at 11,000kms, my front brakes were done UNDER WARRANTY with no arguments from Dale Ford at Bankstown (I presume this was your dealer), and the handbrake was adjusted to stop the dragging.
They didn't even bat an eyelid when I mentioned the shudder, just said they'd machine them straight away.
Hope this is of some help.
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with the change to non asbestos pads there is going to be big problems with warping rotors.As the new pads run hotter unless you bed your rotors in properly you will overheat the rotors which will result in warping,machining will fix it for between 10,000 and 20,000ks then they will have to be machined again as the part on the rotor that overheated is harder then the rest of the rotor so will not wear.The only cure is new rotors and bed them in properly ie: do not get them overhot when new
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