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I have an intermittent grinding/squealing noise when the car is not warm, 25 mph, 35mph and then comes and goes
. I thought maybe a rock got up somewhere or a wheel bearing. Took it to local dealer, they say I need the front brakes replaced for ~$600.00. ?? The miles are really low for replacing brakes. My 2016 Jeep Renegade TH was just there, this past Sat for 40,000 maintenance & the brakes came back as looking good. Is there a known brake/rotor issue?
 

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I have an intermittent grinding/squealing noise when the car is not warm, 25 mph, 35mph and then comes and goes
. I thought maybe a rock got up somewhere or a wheel bearing. Took it to local dealer, they say I need the front brakes replaced for ~$600.00. ?? The miles are really low for replacing brakes. My 2016 Jeep Renegade TH was just there, this past Sat for 40,000 maintenance & the brakes came back as looking good. Is there a known brake/rotor issue?
Welcome to the forum.

Brake replacement varies from vehicle to vehicle. If you think there is a rock try backing up and apply the brakes with some force. That will sometimes clear stuff caught in your brakes. I have had a noise occasionally after driving on the beach and what I do is find a large empty parking lot, back up at about 15 mph and then apply the brakes with a good amount of force. Do it a couple of times, it may work.

$600 seems like an awful lot of money for just the front brakes. The parts for replacing the pads and rotors on all 4 wheels is $435 from my dealer. I inquired recently because my Latitude has 87K miles on the original brakes. Just had them checked last week and they are still in good shape.

Was it the same dealer that said you needed front brakes and then said the brakes checked out ok?
 

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I have an intermittent grinding/squealing noise when the car is not warm, 25 mph, 35mph and then comes and goes
. I thought maybe a rock got up somewhere or a wheel bearing. Took it to local dealer, they say I need the front brakes replaced for ~$600.00. ?? The miles are really low for replacing brakes. My 2016 Jeep Renegade TH was just there, this past Sat for 40,000 maintenance & the brakes came back as looking good. Is there a known brake/rotor issue?
I replaced brakes on my 2015 Latitude at around 36K (I believe) because of squeaking (especially in reverse). This was a well known and common problem. I would say $600 is excessive for front. I purchased the Powerstop OEM kit (https://www.autoanything.com/brakes/power-stop-oek-ceramic-brake-kits) for $180 (which includes pads and rotors) for all four wheels and installed myself. The kit for just the fronts are currently around $125. I know not everyone can do this themselves but perhaps you know someone who has the skills and tools to help you out which could save you a ton of money. I've been pretty happy with the Powerstop's and have had zero issues since install.
 

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Dick Turpin the Highwayman robber wore a mask as he took your money.

What does your mechanic wear on his face as he robs you?

$600 should be the cost to replace all your discs, pads and possibly calipers.

My advice is to visit another garage.
 

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and enjoy the forum!

I have nothing to add but find a new dealer or good brake shop!
 

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Rule of thumb I've found on modern cars with abs, e-diffs etc is changing discs every two sets of pads.
Uprated pads and discs are generally worth fitting. (IMHO)
 
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