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Old 26-11-2015   #16
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

Hi all, just to say I had the damper kit fitted yesterday to the the rear brakes on my Cross at the dealers. Up to now this has cured the noisy rear brakes which has been a problem for the past few months
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

Crossman has spurred me on to call me dealer. They say the need the car in again for the day, and as its third year warranty the problem may well not be covered. I did reply what about the fact that my car has been doing this for over 2 years, and Fiats solution when the car went in which I refused 18 months ago was to replace the rear pads.

I have copied this from the mopar web site

In addition to the standard manufacturers 24 month warranty UK customers also benefit from a further 12 month dealer warranty the third-year dealer warranty enjoys the same level of cover as the two year warranty and enjoys the same unlimited mileage.


We all know that's bullturd!
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

Quote Originally Posted by deeyup View Post
Crossman has spurred me on to call me dealer. They say the need the car in again for the day, and as its third year warranty the problem may well not be covered. I did reply what about the fact that my car has been doing this for over 2 years, and Fiats solution when the car went in which I refused 18 months ago was to replace the rear pads.

I have copied this from the mopar web site

In addition to the standard manufacturers 24 month warranty UK customers also benefit from a further 12 month dealer warranty the third-year dealer warranty enjoys the same level of cover as the two year warranty and enjoys the same unlimited mileage.


We all know that's bullturd!

I doubt my dealer will do it for free under the 3rd year warranty. As you, mine has been in twice for the issue and all I've ever had it strip and clean or the brakes. I will have an argument with them over it though.

Keep us informed :-)
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

I'm thinking not all service centers are up to date on what can be done about this. I just got my 4x4 back, and they said all they did was take the brakes apart and re-adjust the tolerances, and now they aren't squealing. Time will tell how long they'll remain squeal free, but so far so good.
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

It would be interesting to see what this "damper kit" consists of.

My bet it's just a cushioning pad stuck to the back of the actual brake pads that'll stop the noise of the pads catching the discs which amplifies through the calipers and mounting brackets to make them "honk".
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Update: apparently I jinxed it when I said time will tell. The squealing is back.
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

My car was due to go in yesterday for the squeaky brakes. Typically, the flaming squeak has gone, so I cancelled.

What is it with Italian vehicles?! Whenever my stop start plays up, it works perfectly for the dealer, now the brakes have fixed themselves, watch them start squealing again next week!

I also have a Vespa that plays up the exact same way. The front hub squeals when the bike is warm. after you stop riding for 10 mins it's fine. Set off again and the squeal is there.
Took it to the dealer 40 miles away, lo and behold, silent.
Get the flaming thing home, bloody squealing is back.
It's been like it since new, and the only time it stopped doing it was at the dealers!
I give up!

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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

Is it a honk or more of a creaky shuddering groan when reversing ( which is what mine does )
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More of a groan as you said.
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

I have had this problem since new ( jan 2015 ) Thought it might bed in or go away but its now worse.

Booked in on 29th Jan at Fiat Peterborough. BUT...........they never heard of the vibration damper kit and said they would inspect the brakes and see what needed doing.

So, to pre-empt me having to go back on a second day while waiting for the parts to arrive, I tried to get a part number for this elusive part !!

What a nightmare. Calls to Fiat UK HQ and various departments and nobody has heard of it. Saw that another member here had the work done in Rotherham so took a chance and called them. Unable to speak directly to service dept ( like a covert op ) but someone HAS knowledge of the item required and have promised to contact my local dealer and tell them what part they need.

Hopefully they will order it in and have it ready for the 29th so inspection AND repair can be done on same day.

I am going to insist on a receipt with a part number so I can post it here - maybe save some others the trouble.

Anybody else with noisy brakes can then just book their car in and quote the part number required !!

In the meantime, I would appeal to ANYBODY who has had this "brake vibration damper kit" fitted, to have a look at the receipt and check for a part number. Or call the dealer and ask them what part number was fitted - I am sure you have a right to know what part number was fitted and it would surely help the rest of us !!!
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

Has anyone had fiat try and charge for the labour for fitting the damper kit or are they trying it on with me?
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

I'd always assumed it was the same issue that I had with my 100HP rear disks from new and for which I posted the solution on the 169 forum. That is to say, the Stainless-Steel anti-rattle spring tabs are not folder back, which allows their edge to be dragged onto the disk surface and produces the squeal.


Can't imagine what 'damper kit' would fit onto the existing caliper..........
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

My 4x4 was serviced last week and I complained about groaning rear breaks for second time, already been in once for it. I informed dealer that Fiat has a dampening kit for this problem to which they said they had not heard of this and nothing was on the computer about it. They submitted a ticket to Fiat technical who informed them I was correct and they have booked my car in for this Thursday, I believe that they then have to contact the technical department again on the fitting process. I hope this helps and clarify the problem.

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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.....

Just been informed that I have to have my car diagnosed by fiat staff to confirm it requires this fix. Only AFTER this can they contact fiat HQ, get confirmation its covered and THEN order the kit. The diagnosis may take a full day !

I then go back another day for the kit to be fitted. Another day wasted.

So although its done free under warranty i have to waste 2 days.

Oh and i cannot have a courtesy car as dogs not allowed in same !!

Pathethic approach to what should be a part kept on the shelf and a quick job.
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Re: 4x4 squealing rear brakes

Mine is in on Friday for the first check. The brakes were looked at before but I've asked it to be fixed properly this time
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