Brakes squealing

Tiny
JASON DILLARD
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  • 2019 RAM 1500
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 13,500 MILES
The brakes are squealing like the wear bar on the pads are rubbing the rotors. I had the same issue in August with 6,000 miles on the truck and the dealer replaced the front pads and rotors because they found pitting. This time they could not replicate the sound and found no pitting, damage or wear. What could cause this and is there a TSB that addresses this issue?
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 1:54 PM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good afternoon,

If the pads are good, then it must be the material on the pads or the pads are overheating bringing up the metal causing the noise.

There is no TSB or recalls for anything with the brakes.

I would take it back and ask them to upgrade the pads to a better pad. It may be the way you are driving it causing them to get hot and make noise.

Since it is under warranty, they should do whatever to resolve it. Have the manager drive it to confirm the noise.

Roy
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 2:16 PM
Tiny
JASON DILLARD
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The brakes do not have to be hot to make the sound and weather conditions do not seem to affect it. It does not sound like regular "semi-metallic" brake noise. Doing some searching and reading in Ram Forums I found the following:

Safety Issue Type: Manufacturer Communications
May 29 2019 Manufacturer Communication Number: 10162481
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
NHTSA ID Number 10162481
Manufacturer Communication Number 9002885
Summary
CALIPER ASSEMBLY, Disc Brake, Front
For an issue with drift ONLY when braking, please replace the complete front caliper
assemblies including adapters and pads as a unit, unbolting them from the knuckle. Also
replace both front rotors, labeling right (RT) and left (LT). Call Mark at ***-***-****, if no answer leave a message with last 8 of VIN, dealer code, and mileage. Save the Caliper
Assemblies and Rotors for FasTrack return and root cause analysis.
If no response in 15 minutes, proceed with repair.

Would this not apply to my truck?

Thanks for your time and assistance!
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 2:41 PM
Tiny
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No, that is for front end drifting or pulling from a caliper not releasing. That would also cause the brakes on one side to wear out quicker than the other side.

Roy
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 2:45 PM

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