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Old 07-10-2019, 04:57 PM
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I have a 2018 Audi with 7250 miles on it, and here lately the brakes have started squealing at low speed. Has anyone else experienced this? I wonder if there's some sort of a service bulletin on this.
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While it can be annoying it is nothing to worry about. I remember Audi had a service bulletin for this on another car a few years ago and it basically said to tell the customer it was normal. It will be interesting to see what the dealer says.

The normal attempt to fix this involves removing the pads and making sure that the proper anti squeal plates are installed - I am sure they are since the car is new, and that there is the proper lubricant on the rear of the plates. This is the best article I have seen describing the cause and possible fixes.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...queaky-brakes/
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This is occurring on my 18 A4 since 17k miles. Confirmed during my indie shop 15k basic change that pads were fine.

Itís pretty damn annoying driving around in a practically new Audi A4 with obnoxiously squealing brakes. I plan on addressing at the dealer for my AudiCare 20k.
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Originally Posted by Ojai View Post
This is occurring on my 18 A4 since 17k miles. Confirmed during my indie shop 15k basic change that pads were fine.

Itís pretty damn annoying driving around in a practically new Audi A4 with obnoxiously squealing brakes. I plan on addressing at the dealer for my AudiCare 20k.
Either brake really hard or wash them so they get clean. The problem with brakes and Audi is that people will complain about EVERYTHING. Back in the day people would complain about the severe brake dust the pads would cause...so Audi made the pads a harder compound so they wouldnt dust as much. Now because of that they squeal a bit more when they get dirty. But they dont dust as much...so, theres the rub. Honestly, most German cars are like this, even Porsche people complain about squealing brakes and its silly. Embarrassing was my track prepped M3 with ceramic pads on it that on the street would literally sound like a school bus coming to a stop. But because #racecar. These daily driven squeals are nowhere near as bad as that.
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Either brake really hard or wash them so they get clean.
If you look at the TSB for break noise, one thing they mention is to break hard up to five times to trigger ABS in an effort to clean the rotor and or pads. This assumes no other cause for the noise.
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