2006 Toyota Corolla LE from North America
Overall the car is okay
Since I purchased the car, the brakes squeak / squeal whenever I put the car in reverse and backup. Time is not a factor. It happens after an overnight sit, after 20 minutes, after 5 minutes. The dealership tells me all Toyotas have squeaking brakes. My mom has a Camry and her brakes have never squeaked. The last time the car was in the shop, two weeks ago, the dealership said they refaced them. Now two weeks later the brakes are sqeaking again.
It is the perfect size for my needs. Gas mileage is good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th January, 2007
13th Sep 2007, 09:43
I have squeaky breaks on my Toyota Corolla too. I took it into the dealership, they cleaned them and they stopped squeaking. Now they squeak again. I still like the car.
8th Jun 2008, 19:18
I have a 1999 Mazda 626 with new brake pads and rotors, and they squeak. Even the old ones squeaked.
4th Dec 2008, 10:33
Usually cheap metallic brakes squeak, put descent quality ceramic pads on and they should stop. The squeaking isn’t a safety issue anyways so you may as well wait until you need new pads. The squeaking is a buildup caused by the pads. That’s why when you clean them they’re OK for a while. You can get Japanese pads like “sumitomo” for a reasonable price. If cost is an issue PBR makes acceptable ceramic pads for cheap.