Squeaking/Worn Brake Pads May Require Rotor Replacement Also on Mercedes-Benz C230

The brakes may begin to squeak at about the 50 percent wear point. This is due to the size and material used for the brake pads and rotors.  The brake rotor surfaces become uneven, causing a lip to form at the outer edge. This will generally require replacement of the rotors when the pads are worn (pad life varies depending on driving style and terrain).

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Average mileage: 84,209 (20,000–198,000)
10 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
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noticed when backing out of my driveway the breaks squeak
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 116,000 mi,
Complete wear of brake rotors and pads. Spent almost $900 to replace everything.
2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 78,000 mi,
I need to replace all four rotors and brake pads, I bought them on ebay for $218, labor was $300. Total loss of $518. Very unhappy with Benz, my next car would be BMW..
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 20,300 mi,
YES I AM NEEDING TO REPLACE BRAKE ROTORS AND FRONT AND BACK BECAUSE I WAS TOLD SOMEONE PUT NEW PADS ON BUT DID NOT TURN MY ROTORS LAST TIME SO I HAVE TO REPLACE BOTH FRONT AND BACK. IM LOOKING AT $600 JUST FOR PARTS.
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 20,000 mi,
NOT FIXED YET
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 80,000 mi,
Dealer talked into replacing the front pads & rotors, ? if they really needed to be replaced. To the tune of about $500.00 as I recall. They worked fine for about six months & stated to grind, squeal, & etc., plus the dust & dirt was just terrible. After about six months of flushing the nasty waste product that was suppose to be OEM pads & rotor out & off the wheels, I replaced them with an aftermarket set that have been just great for the past two & a half years. I am currently in OH & the above all happened in CA with no salt or other chemicals that might be associated to cause extra problems.
bad squeel, lots of brake dust. Brakes replaced.
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 43,000 mi,
Brake makes squeaky noise time to time.