Squeaking/Worn Brake Pads May Require Rotor Replacement Also on Mercedes-Benz C240

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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).

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 80,500 (31,000–130,000)
5 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005
8 people reported this problem
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I only have 31000 (with no sensor light or noise from the brakes) but was told to replace the brake pad and roters by the dealer, and the front pairs alone cost $620+