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Ecosport brake squeal

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My daughter and I both have 2017 Ecosports and both have an annoying brake squeal when in reverse but never while going forward. It comes from the front and seems worse when cold or damp. I had mine into the dealer and they removed some glaze from the pads. That fixed it temporarily but it was soon back.

Anyone else have this issue and find a solution? I’ve searched for TSBs but didn’t see anything. Maybe my daughter and I have the only ones that do it but I doubt it.

Thanks,

John

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Try doing a few hard stops from 50 mph (safely of course) every once in awhile.

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My Fusion does this when I'm backing out of the driveway when it's cold. Only from the rear brakes though. Dealer says it's normal but I'm not buying it, I've never had a car do that before. 

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57 minutes ago, fuzzymoomoo said:

My Fusion does this when I'm backing out of the driveway when it's cold. Only from the rear brakes though. Dealer says it's normal but I'm not buying it, I've never had a car do that before. 

Sometimes brake noise is normal. However, I do hate squealing brakes. I put motorcraft pads on the rear of my 13 f150 and they squeal in reverse. I haven’t addressed it yet. If it only does it when damp/cold in reverse occasionally. Ford will probably classify as normal. 

 

Page 175 owners manual of a fusion 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Note: Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-out and an authorized dealer should check them. If the vehicle has continuous vibration or shudder in the steering wheel while braking, an authorized dealer should check your vehicle.
Note: Brake dust may accumulate on the wheels, even under normal driving conditions. Some dust is inevitable as the brakes wear and does not contribute to brake noise. See Cleaning the Wheels (page 281).

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On 4/16/2019 at 9:09 PM, akirby said:

Try doing a few hard stops from 50 mph (safely of course) every once in awhile.

Trust me, that happens often enough driving to and from work on the freeway.  🙂  I may try doing it somewhere if I can get an empty stretch of road.

It does seem to be getting to be less of an issue now that it is warming up, though.

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my 2018 does it too

rear brakes are noisy in reverse, especially after it rains even the slightest bit

but it is almost always there wet or dry, warm or cold.

just in reverse

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