2006 BMW 530xi Q&A

2006 BMW 530xi Question: squeaking of brakes

just had new sensor and new pads and rotors cleaned a couple of days ago. Had new rotors on rear two weeks ago. Still a slight squeaking noise..any ideas if this will go away in time? thanks -
Answer 1
sometimes the squeaking will go away as the pads and rotors break in, but next time try ceramic pads as they are suppose to be squeak free, I just installed those on my wifes SUV and it solved the squeaking on her vehicle. -
Comment 1
Hi, thanks for your prompt answer..we had ceramic pads on our last vehicle and they "squeaked" with those type, also. we had better luck with the non-ceramic type. -
Answer 2
I have a 2006 530xi. The brakes used to squeak. The BMW Maintenance Manager gave me a tip. He said to go to a large open parking lot. Put the car in Reverse. Go pretty fast in reverse and slam on the brakes. He said that doing this removes brake dust from a rarely used portion of the rotors that causes the squeak. It worked. -
Comment 1
thank you very much for tip...my husband did that going forward and (knock on wood) it hasn't done it since...will try it in reverse if the squeak comes back, though.. -
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If the brakes are squealing, there's a good chance it is the brake pad wear sensor. A new design was implemented in January 2006 and can be identified by its green color.