The front brakes on my 2003 Malibu are going after only 27,000 kms.
Any recommendations on quality brake components (pads and rotors) that
are available in Canada that will last longer than the crap that came
Brad, just head into your dealership. GM of Canada has basically
extended the warranty on premature brake wear on these cars to
the end of the regular warranty. We replace brakes on these cars
under warranty all the time....pretty much anything under 40K klms.
I'd try that first before you spend your own money. Then at the
next brake job, you can try something else. Though I really doubt
you will find anything. There is something inherently wrong with
the design of these front brakes, as the inner pads wear out at
a rate of about 6 times faster then the outer pads. They all do
it, so it cannot be fixed by replacing callipers or overhauling
callipers. Just the nature of the beast.
Ian, I saw your reply via Google groups and printed it off (my ISP seems
to have lost all of the messages off of their servers).
Anyway, the car is going in for an inspection tomorrow to look at the
Service advisor said they address them on a "case by case" basis.
This is true. But in reality, we are replacing pretty much any worn
brake pads on the N-cars. Nobody is going to say, "hey, GM is
replacing any worn brakes, just bring it on in"....but in effect, that's
If you are planning to use my post as some sort of "leverage"...
take my name off of it. Thanks.
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