frequin wrote:Toyota machined the front rotors for $77.00 . Problem seems to be gone for now.
Tony2 wrote:We all know that all cars have wearing parts that need replacing so this is an easy sell for Toyota. There's no doubt this is a good money spinner for them, they have made the rotors too narrow so that they warp after only 30k-40k with no heavy breaking.
You really do get the feeling these sneaky bastards did this to keep the maintenance money ticking over. Assholes.
I'm waiting for an after market rotor to appear that will last 80k-100k.
Pitbull80 wrote:I have experienced the exact same problem with Toyota machining the disks at 20 / 40K and then replacing the disks at my request under warranty only for the problem to return shortly after.
I have since upgraded the disks for Brembo units with Bendix Ultimate 4WD pads and the issue has disappeared.
This is definitely a problem with substandard material used in the rotors, I have a 120 series Prado that runs the same front brake setup as the Hilux and in the 10 years I have owned it the disks have not required machining once and it gets driven a lot harder than the Hilux does.
As for the "driving style" excuse, my wife drives the Prado day in day out (which is a V6 petrol) and she has 2 speeds - flat on the gas or flat on the brakes - so I'm not overly sure that argument holds water.
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