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Hello - I'm new to the F-Pace Forum - interesting to read about your experiences.
My 2018 Portfolio version (250 PS) - just three years old and only 10,500 miles on the clock has just had its MOT - passed OK but with an 'advisory' regarding rear brake discs & pads. The discs are corroded and worn and the pads are close to the end. Not very reassuring to have brakes that may fail sometime soon so no alternative but to replace discs + pads. :eek: Ouch!
I'm told that the low mileage and my relutance to stand on the brakes at speed on a regular basis is a major contributory factor - discs rust, iron oxide is abrasive - not good for pads and low useage leads to disc corrosion and high wear cycle. Understood.
What I do not understand is why my wife who drives only 2,000 miles/year has had her BMW for 11 years - parks it on the same driveway and is also a careful driver - car sails through MOT and service report indicates that pads & discs are fine.
Previous cars were Audi - the last two were low mileage examples as well (>5,000 miles/annum) - one of which I had for 8 years. Never ever had to change any brake pads or discs - not even close.
I'd be interested to hear of anyone else has had experience of premature brake wear.
 

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I've got 30,000 miles out of my rear pads so far on a 2018 3.0D S and I make sure that I stand on them now and again to remove any rust acquired while standing out in the rain. Disc and Pad replacement is only eye wateringly expensive if you get it done at a main dealer!
 

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Hi same problem for me and many others, first time I have ever changed disks in 40 years Driving.
The rusty disks eat the pads, they are definitely poor quality and the reason why I changed them for another brand also saving me 50% on JLR price's
See my previous post and many other if you decide to go this route for information.
 

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If it's an "advisory" look at the brakes yourself, garages often exaggerate any wear just to get extra workshop bookings, if it was really bad it would have failed the MOT.
The car will have passed the brake test so it is not a safety issue
With only 10k use in 3 yrs corroded brake discs is likely, Jaguar discs are very variable quality, the pads will still be good, when the time comes, replace with good quality aftermarket discs and pads.
Many owners have had this problem.
 

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Thanks for the responses - much appreciated - reassured by your comments.
I got the 'advisory' in a service report a year ago and mileage has been lower than ever this year but MOT now due - an advisory will be certain. I have inspected the brakes and the discs are pretty awful - very rough - and the pads are down to a few millimeters. Have to make a decision and for me its a no brainer when it comes to brakes - can't take a chance in the hope that I can save the immediate cost only to have a catastrophic failure.
Fortunately there is an independent and very competant garage nearby specialising in Jaguar servicing - they have quoted a price 50% less than main dealer using parts from a known and trusted alternative source.
Will make a point of standing on the brakes at speed to clean rust deposits if car left standing for any time in future.
 

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Agreed. I was quoted £450.00 to replace the rear pads. FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS. Pads cost around £80. Total rip off.
 

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Jag is the only place I know that gives advisories for the brake discs. I recieved the disc and pad advisory for the front of mine at 1st mot. Personally I think it's rubbish and the garage are trying to take a loan of vulnerable people.
I got brembo pads for £55 and took a dremel to the leading edge of the discs. Job done.
By the way the pads were not even half worn and the jag has done 25k miles.
 

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Hi All, just to say I’ve had the same quote for corrosion of the rear pads discs @680.00 , fronts for 790, seems the corrosion is again a known issue.
It seems jag discs and pads are basically Brembo, ha anyone gone do that road and then just purchased the Jaguars wear sensors? Be interesting to see you thoughts?
 

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Just changed the rear discs and pads on my 2.0d prestige today 23k, 2018. Rear discs were badly corroded on the inside. Got a set of brembo for £144 fitted myself.
 

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If you have a look at a lot of F-Paces and Velars this is a very common problem. We bought our 2018 “approved” car in March. The dealer had literally just fitted new pads to rear discs significantly worse than Roaster’s. Needless to say after a short discussion, dealer came and collected car and replaced the rear discs and fitted new pads again. Just had an advisory that the front pads are very low. Took a front calliper off to check what I needed and a whole middle section of the inside of the disc is corroded and pitted like this too. Not sure whose system JLR is buying but it isn’t up to scratch! And that very low advisory on the front pad is 2mm on one side! With the low miles I have done, no idea how that got through the “approved” check either. So far impressed with the car, the brakes have a design issue and pretty unimpressed with dealer service.
 

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Thanks for the responses - much appreciated - reassured by your comments.
I got the 'advisory' in a service report a year ago and mileage has been lower than ever this year but MOT now due - an advisory will be certain. I have inspected the brakes and the discs are pretty awful - very rough - and the pads are down to a few millimeters. Have to make a decision and for me its a no brainer when it comes to brakes - can't take a chance in the hope that I can save the immediate cost only to have a catastrophic failure.
Fortunately there is an independent and very competant garage nearby specialising in Jaguar servicing - they have quoted a price 50% less than main dealer using parts from a known and trusted alternative source.
Will make a point of standing on the brakes at speed to clean rust deposits if car left standing for any time in future.
If you haven't done a lot of miles the disks will have surface corrosion just from not being used, but unless there is a ridge on the edge of the disk or a crack, it is unlikely it would fail an MoT. Garages like to suggest you need to replace the disks and pads because it is an easy way to make money. If there are no ridges or cracks, to try cleaning them, you don't need to "stand on" the brakes i.e an emergency stop, just a light press for thirty seconds for a gentle stop from 30-40mph to skim the surface, then have a look to see if it has done the trick and if not, repeat a few times. You say the pads are down to a few millimeters, well they don't start with much material (typically 8-12mm) and the rears do a lot less work than the fronts. Is there a wear indicator groove on the pads ? If those are still visible the pads are ok. If not, measure and if they are more than 3mm there is still some life in them.
 
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