2018 SR5 Brake Shudder Problem.

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2018 SR5 Brake Shudder Problem.

Postby Diceman on Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:32 +0000

I've got a 2018 SR5 with 55,000 kms on it.
It gets driven very easily, and I'm not a hard braker.
A few days ago when travelling downhill through the Adelaide Hills I experienced some brake shudder.
I wasn't loaded or towing, was just touching my brakes every now and then to stay on the speed limit, certainly not keeping my foot on the peddle and riding them.
At first it was a light shudder, but after touching the brakes 4 or 5 time the shudder became severe with the steering wheel shaking badly.
The vehicle doesn't have any brake shudder at all normally, and doesn't pull to one side either under brakes, it normally breaks really well.
It was just this time under brakes that it did this, and I really wouldn't of thought that the minimal light braking I was doing would of been enough to heat the brakes up enough to affect them badly, especially that quickly.
What's other peoples view or experience with this problem?
Is it a known issue that happens with the Hilux?
Any help would be appreciated.
Cheers
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Re: 2018 SR5 Brake Shudder Problem.

Postby witherz on Fri, 15 Jan 2021 7:04 +0000

Warped rotors are fairly common. Mine's had them machined once already under warranty... if it happens again I'll probably change them out for something better.
Bit of a shame really, I love the brakes and how well they work, but Toyota definitely skimped on the quality of the rotors.
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Re: 2018 SR5 Brake Shudder Problem.

Postby Diceman on Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:15 +0000

I agree, I've been really happy with the brakes and how they perform, it is just this problem that is really annoying.
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Re: 2018 SR5 Brake Shudder Problem.

Postby Tony2 on Fri, 15 Jan 2021 2:24 +0000

55k sounds about right to get your discs and rotors done, I'm on the same km and looking to do mine as well midyear.
I'm going to upgrade, my mechanic has been testing new rotors he thinks will perform much better than the originals (he has a 2018 hilux).
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