Due to the size and material used on the brakes of these vehicles, the brakes may start to squeak around the 50 percent wear point. The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge of the rotor. Because of this, the rotors are usually replaced when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).
Squeaking/Worn Brake Pads May Require Rotor Replacement Also on Mercedes-Benz E550
Average mileage: 25,529 (10,000–50,000)
15 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
2010 Mercedes-Benz E55010,000Visitor
I had this happen for the first time after 10K miles. I took it to a different dealership and they replaced the rotors. All was well until the standard replacement time - in the last 10K, I've had three sets of rotors. I'm not convinced they have fixed it even now. This is just one of many problems I have had with this car. It has been a major disappointment. It will be my last M-B.
2011 Mercedes-Benz E55038,000Visitor
Front brakes squealing when braking at low speed, especially close to a stop. Went on for two years. I finally had the front brake pads replaced by Mercedes, at my cost (even though they weren't worn significantly) and that was the end of the problem.
2012 Mercedes-Benz E55032,000Visitor
I've had this happen twice now. Once at 15000 and now again at 30000. Very disappointed.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E55018,000Visitor
Dealership does not acknowledge problem after 3 complaints. Break squeak loudly.
2011 Mercedes-Benz E55016,500Visitor
Pulsing brakes. Rotors needed replacing.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550Visitor
Ridiculous. 3 sets of pads, 2 sets of rotors in 30K miles
2013 Mercedes-Benz E55019,799Visitor
Our brake rotors have been replaced once already after approx. 10K miles due to a vibration braking from anything over 50 mph. Now they are vibrating again at 19K miles. Covered under warranty and our dealer said it was a common problem with the 550 because it is such a heavy car.
during the last check up I mentioned a slight brake chatter in the front wheels during any stopping. Today I took it to the shop in Seattle that sells and services Mercedes Benz E550. He called this afternoon and said it was not covered on our maintance policy. He said we were dynamiting our brakes or riding our brakes? Neither are true it is pampered and garaged every night with regular maintance. The bill and parts quoted was new rotors front and rear, new pads front and rear. I am confused we bought a Mercedes Benz because it was German built and designed. To me it right now is coming up a little short. Help me out was this a recall?
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