2006 BMW 530xi Q&A
2006 BMW 530xi Question: squeaking of brakes
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. - hemicuda
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. - Visitor
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.