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Mine will squeal when they are cold with very little pressure applied. If you step harder it stops completely or if they get warm. Sounds pretty ugly on a classy car but I hear in Ferrari's and Lambo's too. Get a little heat in them and they are fine. I just saw where a guy got his money back on a Lambo (Lemon Law) for brake squeal they could not fix.
 

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Mine always squeal when backing up, going forward is very rare. I have FD pads on front and OEM on rear.
 

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Brake squeal is fairly common on these cars, especially, if you use them lightly for prolonged periods. Apparently, the OEM pads are of a harder compound and for "performance" driving ....i took that to be drive fast, break hard.

At any rate, the solution is to move to a softer aftermarket pad or have your dealer/garage shave the pads for you when they start to squeal.

I am due for a "shave" for about 2 months now ;)

Yes, really freak'n annoying but that's what happens when you buy a performance car and end up just tooling around town :ashamed:
 

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The brakes on my 06 coupe GT are squealing when I come to a slow stop. Isn't there an indicator light on the dash to alert me if the brakes need to be replaced? Is this noise an indication of wear or do they just need to be adjusted?

-J
It's fairly normal for these brakes to squeal a bit during slow stopping. Mine always did. The upside is that the stock pads produce very little dust and last a really long time, typically 25K-30K miles. Aftermarket pads would improve braking and eliminate the squeal, but at the expense of reduced life and more dust on your wheels...
 

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BTW, we now offer a Performance Pad and a Quieter Pad Compound that is much less likely to squeal.

As noted by many, the Maserati is notorious for squealing and the dealer can't do much about it. It also doesn't seem to happen with every Maserati which leads us to believe that it's a caliper alignment issue.

We've been selling the Quiet Pad as an option for several months now and so far so good!

In general to avoid squeal, you can do the following:

* Resurface the rotor or replace with new
* Clean the caliper inside and out with brake clean.
* Lubricate the Pad backs and slide Pins with a anti-squeal Brake Lube compound
* Follow the proper Bed-In / Break-In Instructions


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Brake squeal problem solved in 06 Quattro.......Yeah!!!!!!!!

Replaced rotors and pads.

Dream come true. Somebody pinch me. It must have been the rotors this whole time. Knock on wood.........................
 

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Please Tell Me What Pads Rotars You Used!

I have 2006 GT Sport-- a squealing machine, I have decided to replace rotars and pads with FD equipment...is this what you used, please advise. thanks, dh
 

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if your driving is with light braking mostly, which caused the squeal at first, then it will eventually come back. YMMV on how long it will last after the hard braking exercises. My experience is that if you follow a full brake pad brake in exercises till brakes are hot, basically a few repeating heavy brake from 35->0, 40->0, 60->, till brakes are hot hot, then let them cool down (don't use parking brake til they are cool) That usually make it last for long time. This was especially true when I had semi metalics on the street.
This is the right solution, assuming your pads are ok. In my case my GT started with this annoying noise few weeks after I got her. My service rep told me that it was caused by light driving condition creating some sort of a "glaze" on the pad surface. He could clean that up for me but would come back... or I could do more aggressive driving as the car was built for that. He suggested some 60 --> 20 sessions (never to a complete stop), in a safe environment. I did so and the problem went away.
 

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Ruddy Squeal!

Came across this forum after sheer frustration with my 06 QP squealing like hell! Cant beleive that there are so many posts on this, I thought I was the only plonker with a great car that sounds like shite! If anyone finds the Holy Grail please reply! :thumbsup:
 

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Brake Squeal

I was also having a bad squeal on the front driver side. I checked the pads and they were fine but I did find THIS!!! (See attachment) One of the caliper pins was half way out. That's one of the things I don't like about these type of brakes. There are no safety clips or pins holding the caliper pins in.
 

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We've also found that resurfacing the factory rotors doesn't always work. We believe it has something to do with the metal composition of the factory rotors. This is also the case with Ferrari rotors and most (if not all) of the factory dealers will not resurface the rotors because they can't guarantee a quiet car, unless the rotors are replaced.

Also, you need to measure the rotors before resurfacing them to see if there really is life in the rotors. A few owners have asked us for advice to get rid of the squeal and when we had them measure the rotors... they were at or under the minimum spec. You would think that the brake shop would check this, but it seems that they don't always.

If you do resurface the rotors, it seems that turning them on the brake lathe at the slowest possible speed is your best chance for success.

During assembly of the rotor / caliper / pads be sure to clean and properly install all of the hardware and use a good anti-squeal compound on the brake pad backing. Our Pads also have an additional bit of material that helps absorb vibration and reduce noise.

You also want to be sure not to get anything on the brake rotors themselves (i.e. grease, cleaners, etc) unless it is a good quality brake clean product.

Finally, you need to properly brake in pads / rotors. We provide instructions with our pads that detail what seems to work best for our compounds.

We do offer nice rotors for the Maserati that will save you compared to the factory parts. When combined with our Quiet, Low Dust Brake Pads that typically solves the squeal issue.

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Squeeeeeeellllll

My GT has several mm of life left on the pads, but the brakes squeak and I hate it. Kind of takes the panache out of owning an exotic car when you come to a stop sign with a bunch of people standing around. I wonder if they are snickering at me and my flashy car. The dealer did some panic stops which solved the problem briefly, then the squeal came back. Has anybody had luck forcing the dealer to truly fix this problem under warranty? Seems absurd to drive a $$$ car that sound like a piece of shit jalopy.
 

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Hey Daveb,

I would say take a look at our Quiet, Low Dust, Extended Wear Brake Pads. They are a ceramic compound pad that offers a great reduction in brake squeal. Check them out:

Street Quiet / Low Dust / Extended Wear Street Brake Pads

We've got many forum members that have purchased these and love them. We designed them specifically because of the squeal problem people were having. Give us a call at (702) 430-1040 to order or if you have questions. They are an outstanding pad and priced just right.

Thanks

Cyril
 

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Classy car that sounds like a POS

I have a 2015 Ghibli...les than 8000 miles on it and so over this car! Had it in the shop 5 times from purchase for bluetooth issues (which they can't correct)...and now have the honor of it squealing like a train! Took it in AGAIN and dealership states...go figure....its NORMAL ! Im 56 years old and have had more vehicles ....and NEVER experienced an issue like this...EVER! Brand new vehicle that sounds like a POS! Sadly...trade in value is half of what the purchase price was..(only 1 yr old) so will have to hang on to this until I can afford to replace it. Can you feel my loathing for this vehicle? Sad part is that there should be a recall on these vehicles! Never ever will I EVER recommend Maserati ..to anyone!
 

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I have a 2015 Ghibli...les than 8000 miles on it and so over this car! Had it in the shop 5 times from purchase for bluetooth issues (which they can't correct)...and now have the honor of it squealing like a train! Took it in AGAIN and dealership states...go figure....its NORMAL ! Im 56 years old and have had more vehicles ....and NEVER experienced an issue like this...EVER! Brand new vehicle that sounds like a POS! Sadly...trade in value is half of what the purchase price was..(only 1 yr old) so will have to hang on to this until I can afford to replace it. Can you feel my loathing for this vehicle? Sad part is that there should be a recall on these vehicles! Never ever will I EVER recommend Maserati ..to anyone!
Hey KellyAP,

I have heard this a few times about the factory pads from some of our customers. That's why we came up with what we think is a good solution. We offer a Ceramic, Low Dust Brake Pad that we've been selling for the Ghibli that has worked out pretty good for customers. Nothing is worse then having a beautiful car that sounds awful when braking. I've had no complaints thus far on them so I would say they are worth the try. Give me a call at (702) 430-1040 and lets see what we can do to help you solve that problem.

Cyril Nelson
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Hi Everyone! Happy New Year! About a week before Christmas, I notice a squealing sound when I would brake. I’m wondering if it’s the brake pads, I really hope it’s not the rotors. My mileage right now is at 23,997 miles. I’d like to have somewhat of an idea of what it is prior to going to the Maserati dealer. The squealing sound is super annoying when I brake.
 
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