My Suzuki Vitara makes a strange noise when braking in reverse, should I be worried?

We have a Suzuki Vitara 2021. On reversing and applying the footbrake the car makes a loud whooping type sound. We have been told by our dealer that this is normal with the Vitara and the pads we are using have been modified by Suzuki. We were told this is normal for Vitaras. Even if the pads were to be replaced the noise would reoccurr at some point. We'd like your opinion please.

Asked on 11 April 2024 by Gwyn Fleming

Answered by David Ross
It is not unusual for cars to make additional noises when reversing or braking in reverse, as components that operate 99% of the time in one direction are then working in the opposite direction. Unless this is causing the brakes to be ineffective or excessive wear, we would suggest this is nothing to be concerned about. However, for a second opinion you could try an independent Suzuki specialist who may be able to reassure you or offer a solution.
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