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My rotors are clearly warped at about 5000 miles. They aren’t terrible, but it’s definitely noticeable and sometimes quite bad depending on conditions.

I’m kind of surprise for this this early but I’ve seen a couple of threads were people complained about rotors.

Is this something I should expect to get flatly rejected under warranty? Is it worth bothering with the dealer on anything?

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Are there rotors and pads that people have had better luck than OEM With?

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My rotors are clearly warped at about 5000 miles. They aren’t terrible, but it’s definitely noticeable and sometimes quite bad depending on conditions.

I’m kind of surprise for this this early but I’ve seen a couple of threads were people complained about rotors.

Is this something I should expect to get flatly rejected under warranty? Is it worth bothering with the dealer on anything?

If not,
Are there rotors and pads that people have had better luck than OEM With?

2018 T6 inscription bought as a leftover about 4 months ago...

They will probably be covered under warranty. Both my 18 XC60 and our 19 XC40 had front rotors replaced at 6800 and 3800 respectively. No questions asked.

I think Volvo is replacing a ton of them based on discussions found here.
 

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I also found my car's rotors "warped" after about 6000 miles. Then I drive aggressively for a while and did a few high speed stop. Magically all the "warped" symptoms went away.
 

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I'm at 15k and am on the 4th set of rotors. I'm still trying to decide if we're going to keep this long term. If so, I'm going to pay for the stoptech caliper/rotor kit that was posted her a year or so ago. The pads and rotors Volvo use are trash. I've never had this issue on any car I've ever owned.
 

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I had rotors and pads replaced at 30K under warranty, no questions asked.....


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I'm on 4th set of front rotors at 57k. Last set lasted 4000 miles; unbelievable they haven't solved for this...
 

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They've replaced my rotors under warranty 3 times, without me asking. I'm at under 13,000 miles.
 

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there is no such thing as warping a rotor... it's always uneven pad deposit but we all say warp rotors... u can crack a rotor but in the 100's plus brake jobs i've done i've never see a rotor warp....

problem is obvious... braking system is undersized for this car. so what do we do about it.... get different pads???? go aftermarket rotors that have a better warranty?? once my car is out of warranty i'm going to buy an extended warranty or trading it back in.
 

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I just had mine replaced at 7000 miles. Was told when I picked it up that there’s a new part number for the rotors and that’s what mine were replaced with. We’ll see if that means anything. I know after my warranty is done I’m moving on to a big brake kit if this “new part number” doesn’t work out.
 

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there is no such thing as warping a rotor... it's always uneven pad deposit but we all say warp rotors... u can crack a rotor but in the 100's plus brake jobs i've done i've never see a rotor warp....

problem is obvious... braking system is undersized for this car. so what do we do about it.... get different pads???? go aftermarket rotors that have a better warranty?? once my car is out of warranty i'm going to buy an extended warranty or trading it back in.
Go Stoptech BBK and have brakes matched to the vehicle size. ;)


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I just had mine replaced at 7000 miles. Was told when I picked it up that there’s a new part number for the rotors and that’s what mine were replaced with. We’ll see if that means anything. I know after my warranty is done I’m moving on to a big brake kit if this “new part number” doesn’t work out.

Did they list the part number on your invoice? I just had mine done about a month ago, I'll check my invoice when I get home today.
 

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I just checked all of my work orders and the part number for the front brake disc is the same across them all from 7/2018 through 8/2019 for the front brake rotors. Part number 31471752
 

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My car is at the shop right now having the rotors replaced under warranty. 15K miles. It was the vibrations in the steering wheel that got me to have it diagnosed, but I have another symptom that the dealership did not manage to reproduce - clunking sound from from brakes when moving at low speeds with the brake applied (e.g. maneuvering in a parking lot). Anybody had a similar symptom? any idea what might cause it? I have air-suspension, but the clunking goes away if I release the brake, so I suspect it is brake related.
 

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I agree with a previous poster. I think that the issue is the pads depositing an uneven layer of material on the rotors rather than actual warpage. I had to do my rear brakes at 24K and I went with a StopTech slotted rotor and StopTech pads to see if this combination will make a difference (hoping less dust and better dust clearance). Have gone maybe 2K so far so it is early, but, no issues so far. For me, it was more important to have the car perform properly than to continue to go through the aggravation of pulsing brakes - time will tell if I made the right call I suppose.
 

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My car is at the shop right now having the rotors replaced under warranty. 15K miles. It was the vibrations in the steering wheel that got me to have it diagnosed, but I have another symptom that the dealership did not manage to reproduce - clunking sound from from brakes when moving at low speeds with the brake applied (e.g. maneuvering in a parking lot). Anybody had a similar symptom? any idea what might cause it? I have air-suspension, but the clunking goes away if I release the brake, so I suspect it is brake related.
I had the engine mount bolt greased. I was having a clicking sound.
 

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there is no such thing as warping a rotor... it's always uneven pad deposit but we all say warp rotors... u can crack a rotor but in the 100's plus brake jobs i've done i've never see a rotor warp....

problem is obvious... braking system is undersized for this car. so what do we do about it.... get different pads???? go aftermarket rotors that have a better warranty?? once my car is out of warranty i'm going to buy an extended warranty or trading it back in.
Go Stoptech BBK and have brakes matched to the vehicle size. <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />


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There is no way on gods green earth I would pay $3500 for a bbk for a family suv. I’ve done it in my race cars and track cars. If I can’t fix this with aftermarket rotors and or pads I would dump the car than spend 10% of the value of an used car to fix a problem the manufacturer’s problem.
 
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How do you detect warped rotors? Is there a sound or does braking performance drop? I have a 2019 XC90 and at 6000 miles, the there was a squeaking sound coming from the brakes when coming to a complete stop at low speeds. I took the car into the dealer and they replaced the brakes and rotors. However, a week later, the squeaking sound came back so I took the car back to the dealer. The car has been there 10 days now as they try to come up with a fix with Volvo USA. Has anyone gone through this? Thanks.
 
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