Break break and warranty coverage

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Maintenance' started by mrtn, May 14, 2015.

  1. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    So after the winter it looks like my driver side rear caliper seized or something and wore the pad down to nothing and now my rotors have nice groves in them.... It's only the one wheel. Will this be covered under warranty? I know breaks are usually a wear and tear item but this isn't normal. Just want to know what I'm getting into when I go to the dealer next week.
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  3. EcoBeast

    EcoBeast Member

    My experience may be related FWIW. Every time the car is parked overnight when the brakes are wet from washing or rain or whatever, the pads get stuck onto the rotor.

    I know this because as I back out of the garage I hear a loud pop when it let's go. I think i hear it only from the rear passenger side.

    After it lets go, it is ok and it never happens when car is dry.
  4. KKaWing

    KKaWing Member

    Worn pads by themselves sure... Worn pads because of a seized caliper most likely you can get it warrantied.
  5. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Hey just had a complete rear brake job. The rear caliber seized and fried the pad and rotor..
  6. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Was it fixed under warranty?
  7. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    Yes it was. I blamed it on the cold winter/road salt
  8. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Thanks. Makes me hopeful. I assume I have the same issue then. These cars are not made for winter...
  9. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Polar bears are about the only thing made for winter. It is a horrible season that excels at destroying everything. Remember that in the winter, the brakes are being used for all sorts of TC and ESC duties, so they are getting more use than you expect. That of course won't cause a seized caliper from guide pins or a piston rusting.
    LuvfiestaST likes this.
  10. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Got my car back from the dealer yesterday. Replaced both rear disks and pads and pistons all under warranty. No hassle. Now how do I make sure it doesn't happen again?
  11. LuvfiestaST

    LuvfiestaST Active Member

    I have no clue but would like to find out
  12. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    This same thing happened to me - caught last week during my oil change/inspection. Covered under warranty.

    Ordered the parts, and I dropped the car off this morning.

    Turns out they ordered shoes for drum brakes, not the new rotors/pads it uses.

    Pretty ridiculous. I'm continually rebooking with these guys.

    Rebooked for next Thursday. At least it's warrantied.
  13. Steve@Tasca

    Steve@Tasca Fiesta ST Network Sponsor

    That's beyond ridiculous especially since the catalog is all VIN driven, if they just do their job right and enter the VIN it's virtually impossible to get the wrong parts.

  14. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    That's what I thought. Maybe the fault lies with those who shipped the part, but sometimes I feel like my dealership thinks I have a non-ST Fiesta.

    Thanks for the details, Steve.
  15. bobmaxed

    bobmaxed New Member

    I use to live in Wisconsin and experienced frozen calipers now and then. About all you can do is take the car in before nasty weather appears and have the calipers checked by a technician making sure that all seals are good and that there is adequate lubrication.

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