Joined: Sep 2015
So, unless I misread the post, you mentioned new pads but didn’t say anything about the rotors. I’m assuming they were resurfaced when the pads were replaced. If not, that’s a problem, and a strong possibility for groaning noise.
If this was all done as it should have been, I would return the car to the shop and have them listen to the noise as you demonstrate. Non-bedded breaks shouldn’t be super noisy, but it’s not unusual for some slight groaning. Also, If chemicals got on the surfaces while installing, creeks and groans do happen sometimes.
If you allow the car to creep with a partially applied break. For instance... setting at a red light on a decline, and slightly releasing the break peddle to allow the car to creep forward a little. A little groaning there means nothing much, and could be considered normal. Demonstrate the noise to the shop’s technician, and get his take on it. A quick inspection won’t cost them more than a few minutes to confirm a problem, or put your mind at ease...
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