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Old 01-23-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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Should be under warranty

I began to get a grinding noise in the rear brakes. Upon inspection I noticed the driver rear wheel discolored a rusty dark brown. The rest looked ok. I had to take the jeep in for a recall anyway so I explained the problem and they ended up selling me a rear only brake job. The jeep has 33500 miles. They put on a new rotor and pads. They said "debris" caused the problem. I think it was the ebrake being defective and not disengaging or a stuck caliper. Thoughts? Ammunition to fight the bill an get my 330 back? Thanks

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:14 AM   #2
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Actually that sounds right. JK's rear brakes wear notoriously fast. The E-brake has it own shoes.

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Old 01-23-2011, 09:02 AM   #3
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X2 with daggo. The 330 is gone.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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I agree with the other posters.

However, if I didn't, my view of the next step would be to obtain an affidavit of a competent independent mechanic stating his opinion that the real problem is XYZ, as well as his estimated cost of repair. I would expect you'd have to pay the mechanic a fee to provide this. If XYZ was indeed covered by a warranty, present the affidavit to the dealership, and demand repair. If they refuse, file a small claims suit. Your principal piece of evidence would be the affidavit.

Regardless, I think the dealership is probably right, so you're likely out of luck.
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Normal wear, (includes ESP), no warranty

Check your front pads, they're not TOO far from replacement also--

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:50 AM   #6
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Normal wear, (includes ESP), no warranty

Check your front pads, they're not TOO far from replacement also--

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Can someone explain why the drivers rear rim was so severely discolored compared with the rest? Just curious.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #7
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Hard to say, could be e-brake use (a lot), drive alone (alot), make left turns (alot)-

All conjecture, unless it's inspected !!

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