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).
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz C230 Replace Brake Rotors When Pads are Worn and Squeaking
Mercedes-Benz C230 Problem
Average Mileage: 82,255 mi (20,000 mi - 198,000 mi)
Visitor, 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..
noticed when backing out of my driveway the breaks squeak
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230, 20,000 mi
NOT FIXED YET
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C230, 43,000 mi
Brake makes squeaky noise time to time.