I have a 2000 Volvo XC V70 that I just got back from being serviced at Volvo. It received 105,000 mile service plus replaced both front rotos and brake pads. Driving to work this morning there was smoke coming from both wheel wells. I called Volvo and they advised that with new rotors there might be some leftover grease in the air venting bevels on the rotors that probably burned off. Is this true? What else would cause this smoke?
Smoke from new rotors on 2000 Volvo V70 XC
by Visitor in Newport Beach, CA on December 02, 2010
ANSWER by swedish on December 02, 2010
The smoke can be normal due to leftover grease, but more likely from the paint that is used to cover the center "hub" are of the rotors. My experience with these are that after driving to get the brakes hot enough to produce smoke after coming to a stop, then it will usually subside very quickly. If it still smokes after driving for a day or so of driving, take the car back to have it inspected.