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I have a Ford Freestyle and I have had problems with the front and rear brake rotors. what is the problem with them? On my car they have replaced the brakes 4 times since I bought the car new in 2006. It seams that every 40,000 miles the brakes need done. What are they doing about this?

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  • orphen2002 Apr 28, 2010

    I'm sorry but I think that 40,000 is not acceptable for this vehicle. They should last alot longer than that.

  • orphen2002 Apr 28, 2010

    I had 39,000 when te TSB was done the first time on the rear brakes. At 79,000 the brakes pads were replaced and rotors resurfaced. At 85,000 the rear rotors were replaced and front rotors were resurfaced again. at 96,000 I had to replace the front rotors because they were warped from being turned to low. So you explain why each time the rotors are the problems? Pads have only been replaced once. but the rotors?

  • orphen2002 Apr 28, 2010

    So what am I suspose to d keep paying $400 to $500 every 30, 40,000 miles on rotors? What is there available for the consumer to do about getting some assistance with this problem?

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40,000 miles is not a bad run for the brakes on this truck, in fact it is quite acceptable. what were u expecting?

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    yadayada Apr 28, 2010

    i am a dealer tech for a Ford agency with 35 years of field time, and that is a good average mileage for the brakes, u make no mention of the conditions u drive in or how you use the brakes, driver habit, it is the the single biggest reason for shortened brake life,

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    yadayada Apr 28, 2010

    the rotors they use are steel (versus heavier cast iron longer lasting) are very thin to save weight, so they are almost through away in nature. I don't build them, just report the facts, and yes customers have complained about 20-30,000 mile brake change outs, but Ford as yet as ignored the issue.

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    yadayada Apr 28, 2010

    I am just a private individual, have no sway with Ford, suggest you contact the Ford factory complaint number in your owners manual and talk to them, I can listen but not really do anything about it.




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    yadayada Apr 28, 2010

    Hi, you know usually when someone gives me poor ratings (which is not often) I take it with a grain of salt, but this rating from u is extremely unfair, I gave u the information i had and the phone number to call Ford, I am not a Ford Management employee or have any part of product develop or changes to the cars or trucks they build, I helped as much as I could with honest and straight forward answers and as much information as i had, i do this on my own free time to save u money, to vent your frustrations on me over the brake issue is extremely unfair, could u please change it to helpful which is what I really deserve. Thank you. My phone number is 925-459-0571 if u will call we can discuss this further and i may be able to provide u with a way to get free factory assistance for the repairs, it is possible but it takes a dealer technician to give u the one up on what to do to get this assistance.

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