2010 Toyota Corolla Q&A
2010 Toyota Corolla Question: What would be causing my front rotors to constantly warp?
My care has 25,000 miles on it and since November, 2011 I have had the front rotors replaced because they were warped at 24,122 miles. On 12/13/11 Constant grinding noise at 24,958. Then again on 12/19/11 at 25,137 rear drum brakes resurfaced because they were warped. On 12/20/11 one day later At 25,143 rotors out of round, resurfaced and front brakes replaced. And on 1/14/12 at 25,789 had car towed into dealer for loud banging noise--poor maching--replaced front brakes and rotors again. Can anyone tell me what is causing this problem because the damn dealer can't or won't tell me. I am not a brake rider and all the mileage is highway driving. HELP - krimpet12
First guess would have been riding the brakes or hard stopping at fast speeds. If you really feel this is not the case, then we need to look further. Next question would be did the check to see if the ABS system was working correct? and are the calipers sticking? If both of these are ok too, then I would get a four wheel alignment to be sure the car is tracking straight down the road and not slightly sideways causing the rotors to push side ways on the calipers and causing your wear problems. We can only point you in some new direction without being there to check first hand. - torque wrench
driving habits are the primary reason for this issue. highway driving at high speed and fast slow downs overheat the rotors and drums. sorry, but i think you need to examine your stopping habits. Roy - mastertech6371