This summer I started to notice that when I have my windows down and just coasting at very low speeds with a wall or building next to me I can hear what sounds like a metal rubbing noise. I took a look at my rotors through the wheels and I don't see any obvious putting or scarring but do others hear this as well? I suppose it keeps people on the sidewalks aware that a Hybrid is near since I'm not completely in stealth mode...
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Posted 30 September 2016 - 03:06 PM
The AC compressor normally makes a lot of noise. Turn that off to check it.
Posted 01 October 2016 - 11:07 AM
The rear bake calipers are set up that your pads are close to the disks. It's efficient for braking, as it respond right away, but for a lot of owner, you can hear a metal rubbing sound now and then. That happens when rust spots build up on your disks.
Most of the time, I only hear that sound when I'm next to a wall, or passing a car as It rebounds the sound.
Edited by FernMTL, 01 October 2016 - 11:11 AM.
Posted 04 October 2016 - 09:42 AM
I hear this same sound on my Fusion Energi, Just like you said, I only hear it when windows down (no a/c) and passing parked cars or wall. I hope it isn't making any unnecessary wear on the pads or disk.
Posted 05 October 2016 - 04:19 PM
Thanks, everyone, you are all describing exactly what I am hearing. I will test it without the A/C running, but I'm 99% sure it's just the pads are so close to those rotors.
I don't see 'scarring' or any circular pitting on the outside face of the rotors so I guess I'm just being paranoid.
Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:23 PM
Posted 05 October 2016 - 08:29 PM
Actually, brake noise like this is common with many cars. You just don't often notice it above the sound of a gas engine.
I only thought I would hear it when the brake pads were getting really close to the 'bare metal'. Our Escape doesn't have rear disc brakes since it's the previous generation but I'll have to see if I notice it on the fronts when I drive down our main street. The buildings are very close, but I rarely drive with the windows open anyway.
Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:38 PM
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