The Mercedes-Benz SL is what is known in auto terms as a grand tourer. A grand tourer, or GT, is a luxury, high performance vehicle and their production is something that this German automaker excels at. Especially, with their 2012 R231 which is part of the S Class. Despite the overall performance and luxury of these vehicles, like any car, they can experience repair issues that need to be addressed.
One issue in particular, that can be very annoying no matter what type of vehicle you drive, from a sports utility vehicle to a sub-compact car, is the issue of noisy brakes. This can be the cause of considerable embarrassment as people can hear the car coming from blocks away. In some situations, owners have observed that brake dust is also collecting.
Unfortunately, this high pitched squeaking noise is an all to common problem. One possible repair solution would be to have the brake pads and rotors replaced. This would be an easy fix and it would also be a fairly inexpensive one as well. In certain cases, some owners of the Mercedes-Benz SL have reported that, even though the brakes and rotors had been completely replaced, this still did not fix the problem of squeaky brakes. Some who did have the pads and rotors replaced note that, while this did fix the issue in the short term, the noise continued after a good rain.
If you are the owner of a Mercedes-Benz SL Class and you have experienced a problem with brakes that squeak, visit your local German auto maintenance mechanic for a complete inspection.
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