Brake query

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Lofty
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Brake query

Post by Lofty » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:21 pm

Found this unusual pattern on my o/s/r brake disc. Car 2 weeks old 80 miles on clock (due to Covid). Couldn’t contact anyone at my dealer. Rang Skoda UK & after 5 attempts 3 emails was contacted by ‘senior tech’ from the dealer in Andover who was ‘on call’.
Said didn’t know what it was but Skoda warranty the brakes for 3 months.

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NeilW
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Re: Brake query

Post by NeilW » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:05 pm

It looks like an issue with the pad not making full contact with the disk. I'd imagine your dealer will just replace the pad. The issue could be a manufacturing fault with the pad itself or some small pieces of grit have gotten trapped.
Currently drive a SEAT Ateca 1.4.
My dad has a Kamiq 1.5 DSG.

Lofty
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Re: Brake query

Post by Lofty » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:09 am

I welcome your comments so thanks. If it was grit, the disc would feel rough & would normally only produce 1 circular mark & of course probably give out a noticeable noise.
The marks you see are smooth & only very (& I mean very) slightly raised. I agree that by removing the pads it would likely give a better idea but I wasn’t prepared to do that myself as I did think this could give the dealer/manufacturer reason to exclude themselves from the problem.
Still difficult to get to see my dealer (Covid) & as it has not actually impacted on vehicle performance they would deem it (& I agree) low priority. Will keep the forum posted

stever1
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Re: Brake query

Post by stever1 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:51 am

As the car is new don't worry, just take it to the dealer when it opens. They will sort it.

Lofty
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Re: Brake query

Post by Lofty » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:27 pm

Visited the dealer week ago yesterday. Scott ‘master tech’ had a quick look. Said he remembers seeing this on 1 previous occasion & will contact Skoda along with my photo.
Not heard anything as at yesterday so sent reminder email asking if any update. No response yet so see how it pans out next week. If nothing by Tuesday will ring.

Rivendell63
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Re: Brake query

Post by Rivendell63 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:15 pm

Any updates or have they 'stopped' responding ?

Lofty
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Re: Brake query

Post by Lofty » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:30 pm

Sent 2 emails asking for response....no reply. Eventually rang Tuesday got apology from W shop supervisor said Skoda have said get it in & have a look at pads. When requesting a date he said you can’t wait as we don’t know when will be able to start it. This is less than 1 hr job but I can’t wait ????. As it’s not easy for me to commute to the dealer, I’ve asked for a loan car... no problems but not one available until September 2nd. First impressions not good. Had several yrs with my merc dealer & whilst expensive, yes. I always had good service even collecting car if unscheduled repair.

Lofty
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Re: Brake query

Post by Lofty » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:51 am

Car went to dealer yesterday for brake investigation. Removed pads, cleaned up pads & disc. No long term problems envisaged.
They took the opportunity to update some software recall. Not sure what it was.
Noticed loads of new Kamiqs waiting to go out (certainly the most popular model) dealer said ‘can’t get enough of them’. Hopefully see a few more members on this forum & a bit more activity

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