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Oldsmobile Alero Brake Pad Problem
I'm having a problem with my local Oldsmobile Dealer. At 16,000 miles I noticed an annoying squealing noise coming from what seemed to me was my front wheels. I asked some mechanic-friends what it might be and they told me to go to my dealer. My dealer told me that I needed new brake pads but since the warranty expires at 12,000 I would have to pay +$100 for them. SO I went to a local mechanic who charged less and he informed me that my pads were worn unevenly and that the calipers were off. He also told me that it was a manufacturer's defect and Olds would have to fix it for free. WELL, Olds told me a different story and ended up charging me for the front pads. 10ft out of the shop with my brand new pads, I heard the squeal again. It was now my BACK brakes squealing!! They didn't fix the problem I had brought the car in for (the squeal) and now I need more brakes. What should I do!?
I just want to know if any other Alero or GM owners have experienced odd brake wear, and whether I should pursue my fight with Olds or just get new brakes and hope it doesn't happen again.
Thanks a bunch,