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Poorshab 01-23-2011 06:04 AM

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

daggo66 01-23-2011 06:14 AM

Actually that sounds right. JK's rear brakes wear notoriously fast. The E-brake has it own shoes.

kik 01-23-2011 08:02 AM

X2 with daggo. The 330 is gone.

MTH 01-23-2011 08:39 AM

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.

JIMBOX 01-23-2011 08:50 AM

:cool: Normal wear, (includes ESP), no warranty

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

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Poorshab 01-23-2011 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX
:cool: Normal wear, (includes ESP), no warranty

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

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Can someone explain why the drivers rear rim was so severely discolored compared with the rest? Just curious.

JIMBOX 01-23-2011 10:00 AM

:cool: Hard to say, could be e-brake use (a lot), drive alone (alot), make left turns (alot)-

All conjecture, unless it's inspected !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO


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