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    Angry Is this fair wear and tear?

    Just had to have the rear brake pads and discs replaced on 2007 plate 1.9 CDTi Signum today @27k miles. Car purchased February this year @15k miles. Very intermittent graunching sound from rear brakes started last week and continued to use car as braking efficiency did not seem affected at all. Dealer checked this morning and reported inner pad down to metal on one side and the disc was scored (the other side was 70% worn).

    My previous car was a 56 plate 2.2 petrol Signum which I acquired @4k miles and had for almost 4 years and part ex @80k having changed the rear pads only once @49k.

    I have made the same daily drive to work with both cars over the last 5 years so no change in driving conidtions at all. (70 mile round trip A16 Spilsby - Grimsby)

    I do not consider this fair wear and tear when compared to the petrol Signum and just wondered what anyone else thinks before I decide to contact Vauxhall Customer Services.

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    That seems normal to me as I had to have all round pads fitted at my 30,000 mile service

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    customer services will not be interested - brakes are covered for the first year or 6000 miles whichever is sooner.. remember that they no longer have asbestos in the pads so therefore you now have a greater concentration of metal on metal .. the result of this is higher wear on the pads and subsequent wear on discs too...

    ive gone from watching Nissans(amongst other manufacturers) where the discs used to outlive the car and owner ... to now being replaced every other service

    but the technicians live longer

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    30k out of a set of pads is not bad, With the car being well out of warranty and 2 years out of production there's not really anything to complain about.

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    Car was 2nd hand when you bought it - i.e. previous owner might have been a habitual braker, or consistently parked it somewhere damp and not used it much which allowed the discs to rust up. That in turn prematurely wore down the pads because they were running on a rough surface until they cleaned off the corrosion.

    Chances are, as you say - they'll just put it down to wear and tear .

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    If one side was worn to the metal and the other is 70% there is a problem with the calliper.

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    Unfortunately uneven wear on the rear pads seems to be a Vectra trait. The slides stick quite easily causing more pressure on one side of the caliper than the other leading to the uneven wear.

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    if you bought it off a vauxhall dealership then you would have got a years network q warranty. if so the brakes and pads are covered and can get them replaced for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KELLSY84 View Post
    if you bought it off a vauxhall dealership then you would have got a years network q warranty. if so the brakes and pads are covered and can get them replaced for free.
    I thought that too, and was going to mention it in my post further up, but when I looked at the Net-Q website, it appears not to be the case anymore.

    http://www.networkq.co.uk/the-networ...rms/index.html

    4. EXCLUSIONS


    The following parts are excluded from cover:
    • Brakes – Brake discs, brake pads, brake linings/shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    I thought that too, and was going to mention it in my post further up, but when I looked at the Net-Q website, it appears not to be the case anymore.

    http://www.networkq.co.uk/the-networ...rms/index.html

    4. EXCLUSIONS


    The following parts are excluded from cover:
    • Brakes – Brake discs, brake pads, brake linings/shoes.
    i must have bee lucky then lol

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