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Brakes make loud thumbing and the brake petal pluses against foot

I really think its the routers and I have taken it to the dealer 3 times for this problem, each time they say that the brakes are fixed or that there is nothing wrong with them. the last time I took it to the shop they had the car for 2 days. came back saying they had turned and smoothed out the routers. the problem came back a week later. after this the dealer told me it was my fault, that I was riding my brakes and jamming on my brakes way to hard causing extra heat which worped the routers. now I know that me or my wife dont do any of those things. at this point I belive the routers should have been replaced in the begining. so am I right about this? and has anybody else had this problem with there brakes?

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The dealer should not have turned the rotors, they should have changed them, since they are more easily warped after being turned, depending how much they cut off each side... Not only that, they should have changed brake pads at the same time even if they had a lot of pad left. It IS the dealer, they are supposed to do things to factory standards. They should repair them to the correct factory standard for free this time....

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Chances are the rotors are thinning so they get hot ,check rear brakes are doing thier share of stopping ask the repair shop what is the min.for type of rotors and what are yours at,this should be noted somewhere on your bill or request repair sheet for mechanic,notes. p/s min. thickness is on rotor compare with what they say if different take to other dealer and sue for refund.

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