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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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In Oct of 18 I bought my wife a Discovery Sport without doing any research. Stupid me but I never thought a car could be so poorly designed. Coming from a Genesis what dramatic difference and unfortunately in the wrong direction. Before any problems occurred I recognized how there was nothing really intuitive about the layout all the way down to the placement of the coffee cup holder which is placed so far back it's awkward to get your cup out of and drive at the same time. Enough about the rough ride and overly sensitive brakes, but shouldn't you be able be pretty much repair free for the first 30K? At least that's been by experience with BMW, Mercedes, Acura, Lexus and Genesis(Hyundai). So when the steering went out at 10K(had to be towed) we were told it was a software issue but when we went to pick it died in the parking lot. Left the car and was called a few days later and was told the column needed to be replaced. OK, didn't feel great about my wife driving around knowing the steering had gone out once before, but lets give them a chance. A year later she's driving down the road and hears a bang and is forced off the road. Has to get towed again. This time we were told that a bolt had broken on the front brakes because "Someone" had put after market brakes on it and it was our fault. I really wasn't exactly kind to the fellow that called me but really, why would I need, yet alone put brakes of any kind on a relatively new car? After a good chewing out they called back and apologized about how the tech was mistaken and other BS and our car was ready to pick up. Well it was trouble free for a whole couple months and the brake light came on again! At least it didn't force her off the road this time so I took it in and now they say the rear brakes need replacing at 23K!!! Unbelievable!!! This is class action piece of sh##! If anyone knows of a suit going on with these piles of junk, please let me know.
 

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Very similar problem except the brake light never came on. My mechanic caught it on visual inspection (Ford dealership).
I live 85+ miles from the dealer and then they moved further away 100+ (2 hour drive). So when they moved I gave up on going to the dealer for regular maintenance. Multiple people at the dealership let me know that as long as I had a good garage work on it for the regular maintenance and used LR parts and specs it would not void the warranty. So this is my second trip since I purchased the 2017LRDS in April 2017. I'm at just under 30k miles but on the 4yr maintenance cycle.

I was told by the garage (Ford dealership) that I needed new rear brake pads AND rotors. My first reaction was "BS", but I told them to order the LR parts for the brakes. I trust these guys as I have had multiple vehicles in to the for 12+ years. This is the first brake work I have had on this vehicle.
Well, I just had the work done today and asked to see the rotors (see below).
The outside of the rotors are normal wear and would just have needed new pads and maybe the rotors turned if the insides (images) were normal.
The left rear inside (bottom picture) had what looked like all of the pad left and I was told it jammed in the caliper and not moving. This could only have happened at the factory.
I have now spent $720US for rear brakes. I would suggest anyone ask to see the rotors because none of this was covered by any warranty.
Just another strike against LR for me. Too many problems and no solutions.
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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.
They're ripping you off. After the ridiculous quote I got, I took it to the tire shop I use for my business. They replaced my rear pads for $250. To be fair they are still waiting to get the sensor in but that's not going to be much. I am so glad we are in the last 6 months of the lease. If you want to get depressed see what the trade in is worth versus what you owe.
 

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A little background... I live 85+ miles from the dealer and then they moved further away 100+ (2 hour drive). So when they moved I gave up on going to the dealer for regular maintenance. Multiple people at the dealership let me know that as long as I had a good garage work on it for the regular maintenance and used LR parts and specs it would not void the warranty. So this is my second trip to Ford service since I purchased the 2017LRDS after the first two service trips to Land Rover service after purchasing the vehicle new in in April 2017. I'm at just under 30k miles but on the 4yr maintenance cycle.

My mechanic caught the problem on visual inspection (Ford dealership). I was told by service (Ford dealership) that I needed new rear brake pads AND rotors. My first reaction was "BS", but I told them to order the LR parts for the brakes. I trust these guys as I have had multiple vehicles in to the for 12+ years. This is the first brake work I have had on this vehicle.
Well, I just had the work done on Monday (4/26/2021) and asked to see the rotors (see below).
The outside of the rotors have normal wear and it would just have needed new pads and maybe the rotors turned if the insides (images) were normal.
The left rear inside (top image) had what looked like all of the pad left and I was told it was jammed in the caliper and not moving. IMO, this could only have happened at the factory. I have now spent $720US for rear brakes. I would suggest anyone ask to see the rotors because none of this was covered by any warranty.
Just another strike against LR for me. Too many problems and no solutions. I could go on but you can look up my other posts for the previous problems (still ongoing as LR service "Cannot Do" or "Cannot Reproduce". Last time (2 years ago) they couldn't fix a slow leak in a tire or rotate the tires (Ford service could).
 
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