Complaint / review text:
Just went in for the 40,000km (25000miles) and my brakes are at 5%They said I need 2 new front rotors, 2 machined back rotors, 4 new pads. Total estimated cost of $1,200 taxes. This is NOT NORMAL! On top of that they told me that every time I start the car I should MANUALLY TURN OFF the VDC. They say they are regularly seeing the VDC cars with heavy wear. As VDC is part of the car and brakes are condidered normal wear and tear it is not a warranty piece. According to the dealer the early wear issues were ONLY for the 2003 and 2004 and they are not going to assist in any way. The were nice and agreed that spending $700 on breaks every year is excessive, but there is nothing they can do other than telling consumers to turn off VDC. Of course wouldn't turning off VDC make the car less safe - no comment? The fact that 2005's are burning through 100% of there brakes and rotors in just 25,000 miles versus the 03'04 recall is just a coincidence!