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$1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby Buzzy--Bee » Fri May 21, 2010 2:16 pm

Hi, I've got my 2007 Ti in for a sevice at the moment, the dealer just rung me and said the front and rear brake pads need replacing and the front brake something-elses and it will be $1900. I don't have that sort of money right now so I asked him not to do the work as he said there were a couple of thousand ks left in them.

Is this normal? The car is not yet 3 years old, we're not hard on it, 99% on the blacktop and only 36000 ks, I would have thought the brakes would hold up better than that. Plus the price seems rather high.

What do you think?

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Re: $1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby rodv61 » Fri May 21, 2010 2:39 pm

There is a number of people on the forum that have experienced bad brake wear and needing replacing at 30-40k.
I managed to get 80k from the front and 87k from the rear, my dealer kept on telling me that they needed replacing from 50k onwards, I was a bit sceptical so I just kept an eye on the pad wear until they actually needed doing.
Cost me $800 for aftermarket DBA rotors and Bendix pads, the dealer fitted them when I had it serviced for $200.
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Re: $1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby 4493 » Fri May 21, 2010 4:11 pm

I would like to know where you get your car serviced, wherein the dealer/service centre let you bring in your own parts and charge two hundred dollars to fit I find this a bit hard to believe sorry.
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Re: $1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby gregdrem » Fri May 21, 2010 4:25 pm

One example of this is Albany Nissan in WA

I sourced my own pads/rotors and they fitted for me as part of 90k service

Labour cost was around $250 all up for both sets of pads and rotors with me supplying parts - parts were about $860
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(Nissan geuine items were around $200/rotor and close to $450/set of pads)
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Re: $1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby 4493 » Fri May 21, 2010 4:40 pm

I will have to try Albany Nissan as i am in Bunbury so may be worth the drive, I know Midland nissan flatly refuse to allow this so may try Albany for next service.

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Re: $1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby GeorgeAlmighty » Fri May 21, 2010 4:49 pm

iv never heard of a dealer 'refusing' to fit parts.... they might dont warrant those items(or any consequently effected items) but they should always fit them.

i used to work at nissan and we had no problem with it.
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Re: $1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby Tadhg » Fri May 21, 2010 7:41 pm

BB, I replaced my rear pads at 35,000km. :x The fronts lasted another 6 months. :( When the pads were done, I had the rotors machined (I'm guessing that's what they want to replace). If they want to replace rotors under 50k, I'd be asking for them to be covered under warranty. I vaguely recall hearing that someone on here had success with that - might be worth a search..? :wink:

Cost? The pads... I paid about $200 for new pads and rotor machining (fitting new pads, it's worth machining the rotors - if there's enough thickness left in them to be legal - to give the new pads something square to work against) at each end (so, about $400, maybe $450 all up). I chose to go to someone other than the dealer to make sure I didn't get genuine replacement parts - I wanted better pads, something that'd last more than 40k. Rotors are dearer than machining (which can be as little as $50 for the two wheels), but $1900... Does that include the service? The service at 36k - I'm guessing that's the 40k service? The 40k service is a major service - regular 10k servicing's in the $3** range, 40k's more like $700-$800, 80k service is a little more. So... $800 for the service, $400 for pads and machining the rear rotors, that leaves $700 for new front rotors... It's a bit dear. Not out of the question, but certainly not great value. :roll:
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Re: $1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby Floyd » Sat May 22, 2010 3:02 pm

Had mine done (front and rear,pads and rotors) @ Ultratune Redcliffe at 78k, was quoted $1350 for parts plus labour, sourced myself from Sydney (using info from this forum - thanks) including freight for $650. Had them fitted for about $130 at the same place, they didn't get to argue too much about fitting my parts after they overquoted by that much!
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Re: $1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby Deedaz » Sun May 23, 2010 12:52 am

I know how you feel. Had a Nissan service tell me that my 07 st-l needed front
and rear pads changed and that needed all the rotors changed as well. I was in
shock at this point and said not to touch a thing. Took the pathy to my local ABS store
who i have to date been back a few times to, and whom I trust. They checked it out in front
of me and said it was rubbish. They shaved front n rears, still well legal, replaced with soft
pads, and besides the dust the wear has slowed considerably. Iam now up to 70 k. On the last
inspection ABS said that I might need the rear disc's replaced in the coming service. So there you go
theirs my story.
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Re: $1900 to replace brakes at 36,000 service!!!!

Postby Buzzy--Bee » Sun May 23, 2010 6:18 am

Deedaz wrote:I know how you feel. Had a Nissan service tell me that my 07 st-l needed front
and rear pads changed and that needed all the rotors changed as well. I was in
shock at this point and said not to touch a thing. Took the pathy to my local ABS store
who i have to date been back a few times to, and whom I trust. They checked it out in front
of me and said it was rubbish. They shaved front n rears, still well legal, replaced with soft
pads, and besides the dust the wear has slowed considerably. Iam now up to 70 k. On the last
inspection ABS said that I might need the rear disc's replaced in the coming service. So there you go
theirs my story.


Mate, that's more like it.

Nissan have actually put in writing how many ks they reckon there is on the pads etc. I will definitely be seeking a second opinion.

Thank you everyone for your advice.

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