Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - neilbun

Hello out there

Anybody else suffering from badly scored rear discs?

My '59 plate Insignia 2l Turbo Elite has covered a mere 6300 miles and both the rear discs are badly scored. I suppose the next question is - are they covered under warranty?

It's booked in for a check tomorrow (Aug 24th) so a prompt response would be much appreciated!

Cheers

Neilbun

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - Mike H
They will doubtless be specifically excluded under the terms of the warranty as service items. I would argue that they are not of merchantable quality and should therefore be replaced by the manufacturer free of parts and labour costs - depending on the car, 100,000 miles is a reasonable life expectancy for a rear disc, certainly not 6,300. Whilst a bad driver could just about destroy a clutch in such a short time, disc scoring is not something that can be brought about by the way the car is driven.

All IMHO of course.
Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - WellKnownSid

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Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - neilbun

Many thanks Mike. I'll let you know the outcome!

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - Dynamic Dave
100,000 miles is a reasonable life expectancy for a rear disc,

If they're anything like the Vectra-C rear discs, then you're looking at less than half that mileage before they'll need changing, along with the pads.

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - madf

Your car has covered under 6k miles in 12 months. Meanwhile the rear disks - always lightly loaded - will corrode.. And then you brake lightly and the pads wipe rust particles across the disk face.

So I take it you don't brake hard every two weeks - down a hill to clear the disks of rust?

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - Mike H

Your car has covered under 6k miles in 12 months. Meanwhile the rear disks - always lightly loaded - will corrode.. And then you brake lightly and the pads wipe rust particles across the disk face.

So I take it you don't brake hard every two weeks - down a hill to clear the disks of rust?

You make a fair point, although you can't know for sure that the OP hasn't done as you suggested. Unfortunately we live in the real world, and one would expect original equipment not to require expert mechanical and operational knowledge of the vehicle to be applied to everday driving.

To answer the other post re disc life - I have only limited experience, of Saabs in my case, and I can only quote as I find. My 9-5 Aero estate automatic, with 265hp and 420Nmof torque, has still half the life of the front discs remaining and a third of the life of the pads after 45,000 miles. And the rears were changed for the first time at 140,000 miles due to normal wear and tear. I can only assume GM-branded brake discs are rubbish!

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - madf

one would expect original equipment not to require expert mechanical and operational knowledge of the vehicle to be applied to everday driving.

Like modern diesels and in town running?

:-)

A disc can be destroyed in 10 miles of driving. Easily. Sit in a garage for 6 months, washed weekly and driven slowly.

Edited by madf on 23/08/2010 at 20:40

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - neilbun

Car 8 months old - 6300 in those 8 months. Not garaged, rarely washed. Driven slowly? Ask my missus - she's always gripping the dash. I luurrve that turbo.....

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - neilbun

Hi Mike

My local dealer, Billingtons of Flitwick, examined the car this morning and said the discs and pads would be replaced FOC. (I assume after contacting Vauxhall!)

Thanks for sensible advice.

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - Mike H

Result, irrespective of the doubting Thomas'! Did they make any comment relative to the points other posters gere have made?

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - bathtub tom

A colleague had a service at somewhere not a million miles away and paid extra for a brake fluid change. He noticed the nipple covers looked untouched and mentioned it to the 'manager'.

It was recalled, and this time the brake fluid was changed.

I'm sure there's worse places.

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - neilbun

Result, irrespective of the doubting Thomas'! Did they make any comment relative to the points other posters gere have made?

Not really - so whether it was a "known issue" we'll never know.....

Vauxhall Insignia - Scoring on rear discs - topbloke

This is a "known issue" on all insignias and if the customer complains then the dealership are allowed to change the disc's and pads for gratis, Regards TB

 

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