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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 27th March 2019, 17:42 Thread Starter
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Question Front Pad and Disc Replacement

Good afternoon,

I was shocked to find out that after only 30000 miles of careful motoring my 3 year old B Max needs front discs and pads, whilst I except the fact that pads are sacrificial surely the discs should out live a number of pad changes. After 40 years plus of car ownership I have never needed new discs and only the occasional pad change.

With this in mind I am curious as to how many miles my fellow B Max drivers are getting from both pads and discs; lets see who can post the highest and lowest.

Also has anyone tried to discuss a problem with Ford Technical as there is no e-mail link and only a premium phone number 1/minute or an address to write to. If you have an e-mail link please post it.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 27th March 2019, 19:30
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modern brake disks are 'sacrificial' in the same way as pads. they also tend to be inexpensive, and easy to change.
your other 40 years of motoring would likely be in a car that weighed half what modern cars weigh, and didn't go as fast. or stop as quickly.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 27th March 2019, 20:37
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See this previous thread.

https://www.bmaxownersclub.co.uk/for...ads-discs.html

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Gremlin, my last car was a Peugeot 508 and before that the 407 and the 406; before my Peugeot period it was Mercedes and Volvos. All of these vehicles were considerably heavier than the B Max and they also went extremely fast. When I retired 3 years ago we down sized to the B Max chiefly because of the rear sliding doors for our Grandchildren; our last Fords were the Escort and Fiesta back in the early 80's and the only reason we changed to Volvo was safety.


Hywel, thanks for the link but I had already read through it and although helpful I haven't been able to locate any threads on Ford Technical and if anyone has contacted them. By the way our B Max is a Titanium in Tectonic Silver (Gold) 1.0 125ps Eco and we're happy with it but this issue with the brakes makes me question Fords quality control and Quality Assurance abilities. I like value for money and not being hood winked by Ford's fair wear and tare policy nor dealerships trying to make a fast buck.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 28th March 2019, 19:29
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Consider yourself lucky. I have an identical Bmax to you ie. tectonic silver and 125PS BHP ecoboost. I had the front discs and pads replaced at 25000 miles after some vibration under braking. The car is a 64 plate. Personally I took it all on the chin!

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Gadgee, I take it you're from Morpeth like me, born and breed. If you had to change both pads and discs at 25000 miles did you take any action against Ford. I'm trying my best but Ford seem to be filling their sandbags and 1 per minute phone numbers avoids most people from contacting them. Has anyone had any success in complaining about the quality of their brake discs and how did you contact them.
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Gadgee, I take it you're from Morpeth like me, born and breed. If you had to change both pads and discs at 25000 miles did you take any action against Ford. I'm trying my best but Ford seem to be filling their sandbags and 1 per minute phone numbers avoids most people from contacting them. Has anyone had any success in complaining about the quality of their brake discs and how did you contact them.
No I just paid up because they are consumable items and personally dont think its worth the time and effort to complain. One interesting point though was that the car had an MOT five months and 4000 miles after the discs and pads were replaced and guess what - there was an advisory - osf brake disc worn, pitted or scored! Naturally I reminded the Ford dealer that they had only recently replaced it. The reply was that the tester was being very strict and it was nothing to worry about! I said that I would be keeping a close eye on any problems over the guarantee period and would expect a free replacement. So far everything is fine with no vibration and I have five months still to go.

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I'm not heavy on brakes, but I had to put new discs and pads on a Honda Accord, and on my Civic.
They weren't particularly high mileage either.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 8th May 2019, 21:26
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Hi bmaxbill

I have just had my discs and pads replaced at my local Ford deal for 175 following an advisory from a recent MOT. I have 42000 miles on the clock

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