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).
Squeaking/Worn Brake Pads May Require Rotor Replacement Also on Mercedes-Benz S600
Average mileage: 102,400 (54,000–145,000)
21 people reported this problem
squeeks, when replaced had to replace rotors also, cost $1200
2005 Mercedes-Benz S600 112,000 mi, Visitor
total cost so far $4800.00. Taking back to replace the hose another $1800.00
1994 Mercedes-Benz S600 145,000 mi, Visitor
The local Brake company, Midas, was getting tired of seeing me when I complained of the brakes squeeling after multiple replacements of pads and rotors (which were all under Midas arranty). finally, the local Midas shopped purchased high tech carbon brake pads and components (instead of the standard) and the problem was resolved.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S600 54,000 mi, Visitor
brake pads and rotors had to be replaced.