squeaking of brakes on 2006 BMW 530xi

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

by in Scarborough, ME on April 20, 2009
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on April 20, 2009
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 by on April 20, 2009
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 by on July 05, 2011
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 by on July 05, 2011
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.