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brake discs

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:46 pm
by Luke1957
hi,
car just out of garage for a service ,mechanic has said the rear discs are pitted and marked,any ideas on this matter.
as the car is only 2 years old and only done 10,000 miles.any input appreciated

Re: brake discs

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:51 pm
by electric
Not an uncommon problem on Audi vehicles. Most common reason given by Audi is corrosion due to lack of use or salt used by councils to prevent ice and not a manufacturing defect or a quality issue with materials used. This of course is nonsense as most owners will know brake discs should be good for several years of service under normal operating conditions.

Re: brake discs

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:39 pm
by mr c
If I find my brake discs are pitted after 2 years and only 10,000 I think I will remove them and the merchanic at Audi will be wearing them over his head, sounds utter nonsense to me get a second opinion and if that is right demand new ones it’s hardley a consumable item.

Re: brake discs

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:21 pm
by keeper
These are my Tigan ones after 18months.

Re: brake discs

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:21 pm
by AllanG
Bloody 'ell!! How on earth do you apply your brakes.....full speed to zero in xxxx seconds??!! Never seen discs in such poor condition after only 18 months use. What condition are the pads in....if there is any left!!??

Re: brake discs

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:45 pm
by Luke1957
thanks to all for posting ,just sent e-mail to the general manager local dealership will let you know outcome :| :|

Re: brake discs

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:00 pm
by keeper
AllanG wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Bloody 'ell!! How on earth do you apply your brakes.....full speed to zero in xxxx seconds??!! Never seen discs in such poor condition after only 18 months use. What condition are the pads in....if there is any left!!??
They are the rears, the front were OK, so fed up with the car I traded it for a Q2.

Re: Rear brake discs

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:24 pm
by rowkins
I have a November 66 Q2 TSi and I have covered 22,000 miles. Before the car had covered 20,000 both my rear discs had become corroded across half their width. Two local Audi dealerships claimed it was ‘fair wear and tear’ which is clearly ludicrous. Talking up the issue Audi UK has so far proved utterly pointless. The reply to my correspondence merely trotted out the same explanation and their reply was both rude and arrogant, basically implying that I should go away and not waste their time. I am in the process of arranging an independent automotive engineer to undertake a complete strip down of the rear pads, calliper and discs to which I have offered Audi an opportunity to attend. If their report indicates there is a fundamental fault with the brakes or the materials used I intend to invite Audi again to replace the faulty parts at their expense.

Re: brake discs

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:33 pm
by electric
Good luck with trying to get Audi to contribute to your brake disc replacement. Have a look at other forums like the Q3 one you will quickly see that this is an issue across the VW/Audi franchise.

Re: brake discs

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:28 am
by Argyll
I had badly corroding discs on my previous A1. I took it to my local independent garage and they installed some other brand at an incredibly low price and they were better than the Audi ones.