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Hello All - I’m new to the forum here, I’ve 2018 discover sport and recently went for my 3’rd maintenance service at 28k miles.

technician is telling me that rear rotors are rusted and need to change both rotor and break pads, costs 850$. Question - is this normal to change in just 28k miles? And cost is reasonable?

also he said wheel alignment is needed and front tires needs to be changes. Just 28k miles only driven which needs tire change? I thought usually tires have 60k miles life. Question - 500 to change 2 tires, price seems costly again ? Any insight here please.
 

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Lots of cars have rusty rear rotors. My Merc used to look rusty and a few high speed drives in reverse followed by hard braking cleared it up.
I would go to a local garage that specialises in brakes and get a second opinion . $850 US is high.

Same advise about the tires local tire shop, and think about changing all 4 tires . They can also check alignment.

Let us know what happens
 

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I have a 2018 as well with similar mileage (roughly 48,000km - canadian lol) and during my last service visit they noted my brakes were in the "yellow" phase (soon to be replaced). I found that odd because I ran my last discovery sport to 72,000km and did not change the brakes at all before swapping it for the newer 2018 model. My previous brakes stayed in the "green" phase throughout ownership.

Long story short..as Bill noted, double check at an independent shop if possible.
 

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One of my rear brake pads wore to the point of triggering sensor by 28k miles, while the rest were at 6mm. (limit is 2mm). They wore again by about 68k. Meanwhile, the fronts are still original and they have 71k.

Check Discovery Sport Forums - Forum for all Discovery Sport Owners for the extensive thread on rear rotor corrosion. I don't know if it's a UK model issue, but mine were quite corroded when the dealer serviced them. No warranty claim.
 

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I had the same issue on rear rotors at about 15K miles. I told the dealer that this is crazy as they want me to pay for new ones.. One rotor looked new, one was worn. I have never seen this in 40 years. The dealer found a TSB about the issue and replaced the rotors at no cost.
 

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I had the same issue on rear rotors at about 15K miles. I told the dealer that this is crazy as they want me to pay for new ones.. One rotor looked new, one was worn. I have never seen this in 40 years. The dealer found a TSB about the issue and replaced the rotors at no cost.
Hi - This is a great help. I found the TSB link - https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/SB-10097174-1020.pdf will share this with my dealership service team and see what they saw.
 

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My dealer denied to cover this under the warranty, they said the TSB is old and expired, my VIN is not covered by this TSB etc etc. I'm thinking do the new tires, wheel alignment, brake pad and rotor in a local tire shop and not going to the LR dealer.

Hopefully it does not void the warranty? Is that right?
 

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Hi Raj
I hope you will do better at a tire shop, and unless they are crooks I know you will. I would not worry about the warranty as long as you do the recommended maintenance.

good luck and thanks for getting back to us.
 
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