I had the master cylinder replaced, the pedal was mushy and that was the diagnosis and the dealership did repairs for about $500. 6 months later(7,000 miles) it was making noise and I guessed it was brakes. I took it to a goodyear independent and they said it was a $1000 job and it needed pads, new rotors and pads and drums redone. When I questioned that $7000 miles earlier I was told it was ok, they called back and said they would give me a brake and do the job for $800. When I said I would come get the car, they kept it for hours and then everything was grinding and screeching when I left. I took it to the dealer and they said the drums were scared and everything. I had to pay them the $1000. Does any of this sound right?
Master cylinder and rotors and pads all went at once??? on 2001 Subaru Legacy
by jsbella07 in Novato, CA on December 27, 2010
ANSWER by ghostima96 on December 27, 2010
SouNds aboUt right... well what I think happened is the independent shop probably went to take the drums off and the friction material may have detached from the brake shoe, Ive had that happen to me during an inspection, and when you didnt want the repair done there they had to put it together
ANSWER by Hal... on December 30, 2010
A little expensive for a brake job on a Subaru but the pad material has nothing to do with the hydralics. Did you get to see the used parts? Typical pads and rotors plus shoes and drum resurface should be around $500.00. Now that you've found us you know that dealers are where people go for manufacturer's warranty work.