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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Warped Roters

Has anyone had their roters warp yet? I just started to notice it last week. I can feel it from the seat but not in the brake petal yet so it must not be too bad.
I have had two instances where I really nailed the brakes. The first time a deer ran out and i slammed them on but I didn't notice anything a few days after. The second time a guy making a left turn, started his turn, cleared my lane, realized he was going to the wrong driveway and then swerved back into my lane while I was going 65 and I had about 30 yards of room to stop.
I wish I had room to install one of those train horns from hornblasters.com.
Anyways....It seems to have started after the 2nd incident. I rotated my tires this weekend and the front roters look like they have been on fire but the rears look like brand new.
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 01:38 PM
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yup, they warped after a few months, then the rears rusted and pitted. Both times the dealer resurfaced them under warranty.
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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 01:42 PM
 
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They are pretty small and thin, a couple of good hard stops from highway speeds could possibly do it alright... I haven't had any problems out of mine so far but In WV where you are constantly up and down hills I look for it any time to happen. If you have had the front tires off and they were replaced using an air wrench, it could have "started" then too. I never have understood why a mechanic would use those at full speed, its almost like they pretend they are in a pit crew.
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post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 03:13 PM
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Yep... all my fault though...a few high speed stops did my rotors in.
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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 03:39 PM
 
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Never had a problem with the G6, however I had a 99 GA and every 3 months had to have rotors re-surfaced and break pads. Always covered under warranty and could never figure out what was causing it to happen, no hard breaking or anything like that.
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post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-16-2006, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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The dealer should do more than resurface them, they should just put on new ones. I did notice that the front roters appear to be quite thin. The pads look like brand new yet so I doubt ill be replacing those anytime soon. As far as taking the wheels off, I always do my own work on the car and always hand tighten everything so I doubt that caused it. The tires were last rotated at 6000 miles and the warpage happened between 11,000-12,000 miles.

Do drilled roters handle heat better or do they just slice through the pads faster? Working in Ann Arbor I have to drive around first class idiots so the brakes get used a lot.
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Both, your pads will wear quicker, but they will dissapate heat better and will have less brake fade.
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Ann Arbor you say.. .sorry to hear about the Fire Fighter loss you guys experienced up that way. Truly Sad.
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Ann Arbor you say.. .sorry to hear about the Fire Fighter loss you guys experienced up that way. Truly Sad.
Yeah, I-94 and 23 are deathtraps in this area. There are so many stupid drivers around here. I swear the richer they are the dumber they are.
Last year I think we had a 120 car pileup on I-94 due to Fog. Its getting to be an annual event
http://www.mlive.com/news/aanews/ind...180.xml&coll=2
Here is the story.
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I am a Fire Fighter here in Albany.. that has been all over firehouse.com recently. Sad to think of how easily that could have been avoided.
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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-26-2006, 03:54 PM
 
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My wife's G6 GT has 24K miles on it and the rotors are warped. I called the service dept today and they said no one there could tell me if it was covered under warranty or not! They said to bring it in but there's a $90 daignostic fee!
Does anyone know what the after market rotor PN is? I went to NAPA & Summit but they all list a part that has an electronic suspension control. I don't recall seeing that option on the wife's car.
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post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-06-2006, 10:37 PM
 
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my rotors warped after just 13000 miles, i took it in to the service dept. and they say that the vibration was caused due to lack of tire pressure. The tires were up to stated pressure if that tells you anything about the service dept at the dealership
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post #13 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 01:38 PM
 
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Well add another to the warped rotors, my G6 sedan has almost 20,000 miles on it and just had the rotors resurfaced, if it happens again I'm going to tell them to replace them.
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post #14 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 08:26 PM
 
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Hi all, funny I happened upon this thread tonight....
I'm going to be taking my car in this week as I'm getting a nasty rattle from the rotars which I CAN feel right through the break pedal.
I have approx 42k Km on the car so I'm assuming it wont be under any warranties.

I'll try to remember to let you all know what I find out.

Cheers.
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post #15 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-10-2006, 05:06 PM
 
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mine are deff. warped already but ive also put on 13k miles in 5 months of owning the car, they should deff improve on the breaking system for the upcomming model years
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