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Hey folks, Toyo rebuilt my front brake system on Memorial Day based on the TSB that has been talked about here on the forum.

The squealing is GONE and the brakes seem much stiffer! How many have actually taken their rig in to get checked for this? How many have gotten the work done and what is your opinion of the fix?

Chime in! I am really pleased with the fix.

Kim :cheers:
I'd like to get this fixed on mine but I don't really want to have to leave it over night so that they can reproduce the sound before they will do the work. I'll most likely take care of this problem early July when I'm on vacation.

Did you have to leave your FJ overnight to reproduce the Howl? Mine will only do it first thing in the morning. I'm happy with my brakes so I'm not in a huge hurry to take care of the TSB.
 

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I had mine in almost two weeks ago, and the squeeling is gone and I couldn't be happier. I took it in first thing in the morning, and it was out by 1500. Again, for those with this question, I simply called the dealership up and told them my brakes squeeled in reverse, they looked for a TSB, found it, and scheduled me in for the fix. The only info I gave them was that I have a 2007 FJ.
My dealer said they would need to reproduce the sound before they can just fix it (understandable but a PIA). Hmmm. Maybe I'll try another dealer in the area.
 

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No Frogeye, I did not have to leave it overnight at all. Seriously, my dealership's service department assigned me a service rep when I bought my FJ. The guy really looks out for me but moreover, he trusts what I tell him about my truck. I told him it was doing this and there were no questions asked at all.

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Well, I'll call my dealer where I bought it and see if they give me the run around. I've found that all dealers are different and very inconsistent on how they handle things.
 

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When I called in, it was no questions asked. They just said to bring it in and they would fix it, which they did.

As I posted in the original thread I started in regards to this, the dealership that I go to (Liberty Toyota/Scion of Colorado Springs) is excellent to do business with in all aspects. I have heard from other folks in different areas that some dealerships will do everything it takes to get out of their responsibilities. I would think it should be as simple as finding another dealership.

All I told them is that my brakes squeeled when in reverse. Did you make them aware that there is a TSB in regards to this?
No Frogeye, I did not have to leave it overnight at all. Seriously, my dealership's service department assigned me a service rep when I bought my FJ. The guy really looks out for me but moreover, he trusts what I tell him about my truck. I told him it was doing this and there were no questions asked at all.

Kim
I just got off the phone with my dealer (Toyota of El Cajon) and the Service manager looked up the TSB and said that he would order the parts and schedule me for Saturday morning. The only problem is that they still want me to leave it with them overnight so that they can reproduce the sound and make sure that is the problem. So, they're gonna hook me up with another rental and take care of it first thing in the morning. They want to be sure that they are addressing the problem and not just taking care of the TSB. Oh well, at least they are going to do it first thing in the morning.

He said it's new rotors, brake pads, and a special grease for the back plate of the pads. He also stated that this would not fix the problem but should reduce the howling. I'm going to let them fix it. They've always done a nice job even though they seem to be very by the books.
 

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I know I am gonna regret writing this, but the "fix" completely eliminated the howling on mine (and it was pretty bad).
Well that's good to hear. I'm hoping it will completely fix mine too. Time will tell. My service manager read the TSB to me and even in the TSB it states that this may not completely get rid of the noise issue but will "improve it." I'll post up later this weekend.
 
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