WARPED ROTOR

2006 Volvo V50

Tiny

Christine Murray

July, 26, 2008 AT 10:35 PM

Brakes problem
2006 Volvo V50 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 52500. Miles

I have had our rotors replaced twice the car is only 2.
first time 23,000. Replaced by the dealer no charge.
second time 52000.00 had to pay for the extended warranty does not cover, there is a whole lot more. Just curious should the break pad which have not been replaced go out first? Why would a rotor go twice at around the same time. This isn't the only consistant malfunction, however at this time it seems the most costly and dangerous.
Is there someone I should contact for a product malfunction? The maufacture of the rotor?

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3 Answers

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

July, 27, 2008 AT 8:30 AM

Most of the manufacturing of ancillary components such as rotors, bearings, power train components (transmissions, power steering etc.) Axles, driveshafts, and the like are produced by outside suppliers. The problem you are experiencing with warped rotors at 26K mile intervals might suggest possible brake overloading, do you feel this may be the case? What does Volvo have to say about it? Have you contacted anyone at the corporate level?

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Christine Murray

July, 27, 2008 AT 2:31 PM

What is break overload? We live in the mountains on a rather steep 2 mile hill, however when I go down the hill I us manuel 2nd gear. I don't normally break. I am going to call Volvo tomorrow when I get the entire breakdown of all that has gone wrong, the rotors are just the tip of the ice berg.

Tiny

Dr. Hagerty

July, 27, 2008 AT 3:16 PM

When I speak of brake overloading, I am speaking of overworking the brakes. I do not mean to infer the brakes are overloaded ( perhaps by carrying too much weight or towing another vehicle or a trailer) as this seems to me to be a safety issue for you. As someone who has been around cars for many years, I believe there is something else going on with your car, you have chosen to share the rotor warping issue here and I wish to thank you for letting us share in your fact finding. I also wish to let you know that I am committed to helping you find answers to your issues as best as I know how. Regards, Dr. Hagerty

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