Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Drives: 2008 Kia Rondo EX-V6 Luxury 7-Seater (Urban Grey)
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Warped Rotors after not driving for 15 days
We have a 2008 Kia Rondo EX-L. Recently got all brakes and rotors replaced in August 2018. Didn't drive the car between May 4-May 20 2019, except for 1 time in the middle for about 10 minutes.
After May 20, we noticed a slight vibration when braking and took it to the dealer. The dealer said that the rotor warped due to not being driven. Said that Kia's are meant to be driven regularly and not sit idle.
They were going to turn the rotor but when the technician started, he measured and found that it was too thin to turn. How can this be if the rotor is not even a year old and less than 10,000 km?
They said that it's not a safety issue and we can just leave it as is.
I'm wondering if this sound legit? Should there be a warranty on the rotors? I wouldn't have thought not driving for 2 weeks would cause this. If they were new rotors what are they too thin to turn?
Any advise if appreciated. Thanks!
Last edited by kasm; 05-28-2019 at 11:29 AM.