In June 2009, I went to a local ETD shop for maintenance on my Pilot (38,000 miles). The guy at the shop told me that the car needs a pair of new rotors and pads, and I let the shop replace them (Wagner rotors and ceramic pads).
In April 2010 (after 10,000 miles), my Pilot started to shake and rock when braking. I went back to ETD, and the guy told me I got warped rotors. They need to be resurfaced, and they did that for me.
Now after one year, the same shaking and rocking problem happens once again. This time ETD said both front and rear rotors and pads have to be replaced.
My question is, Why the Wagner rotors lasted only 10,000 miles while the original rotors lasted 38,000 miles? Our driving pattern has been the same without much changes. Does that mean the Wagner rotors' quality are extremely bad?
I use Wagner rotors and have never had a problem. You probably did not "bed" the pads properly, and that was probably because your brake tech didn't explain how to do this. Each manufacturer has different procedures and that sometimes varies according to the pad type.
Thank you. I was very surprise to get so few mileage from the Wagner rotors. The same shop had replaced brakes on my previous cars, and I never had any issues with the brake jobs until I got these Wagner rotors.
. The mechanic didn't actually use Wagner rotors.
. They were Wagner, but there was a defect.
. Something else is causing the failure (stuck caliper is likely).
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