2003 F150 Park Brake shoes
Yesterday I had my truck in for oil change and inspection. They advised
that the park brake shoes on the rear needed replacement (veh has discs
on rear but drum for the park brake). As it only 2 years old with 42000
km (26000 mi) and as these brakes only are used when the vehicle is
stopped (ie little or no wear), I questioned the fact that they could be
worn out. The mechanic at the dealer advised the shoes weren't worn
(they had almost their full thickness left) but that they were
separating from the metal. Apparently the bonding was letting go.
I had to replace the shoes. They refused to cover this under warranty,
saying brakes aren't covered. I argued that I can understand this with
normal wear brake pads/shoes however in my opinion this was a
manufacturing defect - it had nothing to do with wear. The mechanic
advised that "this happens all the time - they have to be replaced every
couple of years."
Has anyone else had this problem? If so, did your dealer cover it under