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Mercedes-Benz E550 Replace Brake Rotors When Pads are Worn and Squeaking

Mercedes-Benz E550 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Average Mileage: 25,042 mi (16,500 mi - 50,000 mi)


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).

  • Visitor, , 18,000 mi

    Dealership does not acknowledge problem after 3 complaints. Break squeak loudly.

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  • Visitor, , 16,500 mi

    Pulsing brakes. Rotors needed replacing.

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  • Ridiculous. 3 sets of pads, 2 sets of rotors in 30K miles

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  • Visitor, , 19,799 mi

    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.

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  •  Rookie

    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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  •  Rookie

    Brake pads and rotors needed to be was squeeking and the steering wheel would vibrate when the brakes were applied. Front brakes being replaced today. Holding off on the rear for now....

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