Interesting - I'll try to keep this short...psymn said:I just got the call from my dealer and the updated pads for the 3 are available. They are for cars made before march, I think, newer vehicles had them installed at the factory. The Part number is:
The dealership should install this for free, but most likely you will have to argue a bit. At least I won't have to wash rear wheels every week any more.
I had my car in to the dealer in Jan 04 - they looked at my brakes and agreed to replace the rotors and pads. So they ordered in the pads and I got a call in Feb to come and get them done. At that time, I was hearing all the other complaints so I asked the dealer to hold the parts until someone figures out what is causing this problem. Keep in mind, the dealer has been holding these parts since Feb 04 - so I see this post and call the dealer and tell him I want the new pads not the old ones. He comes back to the phone and tells me that the pads he has been holding for 2 months are the same pad number that you have listed above. I don't believe it so I go down and check them out - sure enough, the pad # you have listed above is the same pad my dealer has had for 20 months.
I'll let you all draw your own conclusions