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Has anyone experience issues with squeaky brakes when the car is put in reverse?
My brakes squeak every time I put the car reverse and
we have been told this is an inherent problem with the car.
 

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Brakes

My brakes began squeaking soon after I purchased a new 2016 GLC300. I took it to the dealer and they couldn't find anything wrong. When I went back for my first service, I was told that Mercedes was aware of the problem and their engineers were working the problem. I also notice the brakes squeak worse when it's cold.
 

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I've heard of that high pitched brake squeal problem before when you're reversing. Original parts were faulty and Mercedes has new designed brake parts to fix the problem.
 

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Have no problem with those brakes yet. However, before buying GLC I saw a lot of negative reviews and videos with really loud and unpleasant brakes noise. I talked to my dealer about it and he said that if something going to happen to my brakes just bring the car back to the dealership and they going to fix it.
 

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Should be covered by factory warranty because it's a manufacturer problem and not cause by you. Just bring it in to the dealership for a fix or replacement. Let us know how it goes!
 

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We have had the “fix”done on our GLC it did not correct the problem. If your dealer says they have a fix they are lies our dealer has no idea how to fix our brakes! BARRIE Canada
 

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Has anyone experience issues with squeaky brakes when the car is put in reverse?
My brakes squeak every time I put the car reverse and
we have been told this is an inherent problem with the car.
YES,GLC 300 2017, loud squeaking front break when applied.only 1300 km.My dealer will change front break .I hope it works.it is a shame to have luxury vehicle with squeaking breaks.Regina.Canada
 

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We are having the same issue with brake sound. We took it for a fix and it seemed to go away for few weeks and again its making the sound. It is so embarrassing every time taking it out in the neighbourhood, literally everyone can hear us go out, so annoyinggggg. The dealer says to drive the car FAST and put a SUDDEN BRAKE, seriously??? I have a child in the car, why should we have to drive rash for their mistakes?
 

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I have a 2017 Mercedes GLC. I have taken it into the dealership THREE times for the squeaky brakes. The first time, which was in the spring, the brakes were replaced. The sound stopped but came back within a few weeks. I brought it back again in the fall. Because the brakes had already been replaced once, the dealership had to record the sound in order to replace the brakes a second time. Adjustments were made with thicker pads; the sound came back. Last month, I returned the car again. The dealership had the car for two weeks. A paste was added to the brakes.

With the cold weather, the sound is louder. It diminishes after a few minutes but the level of the sound does not dissipate when the car is in reverse.

I plan to bring the car back a FOURTH time after the New Year. This is UNACCEPTABLE for any car, let alone a luxury brand like Mercedes. I am self-employed and the dealership is two miles away. Service is courteous and professional so I don't mind bringing it back (of course there is a loaner) but enough is enough. What about all the other people who don't have a similar convenience? I have two friends who are experiencing the same problem. It's embarrassing for me and bad PR for Mercedes.

If any of you are lawyers I would explore the possibility of some kind of legal recourse.
 

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Has anyone experience issues with squeaky brakes when the car is put in reverse?
My brakes squeak every time I put the car reverse and
we have been told this is an inherent problem with the car.
Bought my 2017 GLC300 Brand new in August of 2016 and once the weather became cold the breaks started squeaking at about 1600 miles. I have had them serviced 6 times to try and rectify the problem. Once the weather becomes cold the breaks start squeaking and Mercedes has no idea what else to do.

I'm told it's not a safety issue but more of an annoyance issue. This is not acceptable.
 

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Agree-After them attempting to fix my 2017 GLC300 6 times and they still squeak they clearly don't have a fix.
 

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My 2016 GLC has had the squeaking brakes from day one. This week they are trying to polish the rotors. My feeling is that the brake pads are not the issue. The issue is that the rotors need to be changed. For some reason Mercedes does not want to change out the brake rotors.
 

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Interesting to find this blog... I too have experienced seriously loud brake squealing in forward and reverse on our 2017 GLC300 purchased July 2016 in Toronto, Canada. I have heard that some light squealing is normal as part of the break in, but this is persistent now in the -25C weather here.

Is this a problem only on the GLC?
 

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Brakes Squealing

I found this forum while looking online for brake noise issues with the MB GLC300.

We purchased a new 2018 GLC300 SUV 4MATIC 3 months ago. My wife and I like the vehicle very much but recently the brakes started to squeal mostly in reverse going very slow like several owners have reported above. It seems to be getting worse with time and mileage (currently about 4500 miles).

Think I'd best take it in to the dealer.
 

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My wife also bought this car in 2016 and had it serviced 4 times in the last year to try to attempt to fix these breaks. The latest response this last week was that the pads were replaced (again), lubricated and supposedly followed a "new" set in procedure. As a side note, whatever this set in procedure entails, it involved driving our car almost 30 miles during its last service. Has anyone come across any real documentation or response from Mercedes on this issue? How can they continue to keep selling these cars. If we knew this potential we would have never purchased the GLC.
 

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Please read all: *Got my 2018 GLC 3 months ago and it has 2400 miles. *I too have the brake squeal in reverse but also happened in forward yesterday when it was 15 degrees out. *I took it in today for that issue as well as 3 others. *The second issue is the vibrating steering wheel when going over 55 mph over seams and small bumps in the road. *Third issue is my radio is not working. *I get "Device Unavailable" when I choose radio. *The media(usb stick) and cd/dvd work fine. *Last issue is misaligned chrome trim on both passenger side doors. *If you look at the top of the doors just above the door handles there is chrome trim that runs the length of the doors. *When the doors are closed the trim on each door is higher then the mating part. *They are perfect on the driver side. *Will someone please check and see if this is an issue on your car? *It really looks sloppy and not like a luxury car. * Does anyone else have the steering or radio issue? *Or a solution? *Thanks. *
P.S. *Also have the shuddering wiper issue but decided not to bring that one up at this point as they seem to be smoothing out with use but they were brutally bad early on. *
 

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Hi, I bought a GLC250 in February 2016, have run a total of just over 18,000km up to today. The brake squeal in reverse issue started happening a few months after I bought the car but MB service failed to fix the problem after three attempts. This problem persisted after they had replaced the brake pad, add brake paste etc. In fact, the squealing is getting worse not better. I also experienced the vibrating steering wheel problem in 2017. They said they would replace the tyres for me, saying that these new tyres will be more suited to the Australian environment here. I am still waiting for the tyres to arrive today after a long wait of more than 3 months. Just before the 2018 new year, we got the message on the dashboard that the brake pad needed to be replaced, and this was after a mileage of just over 10,000km. The radio also started to play up that we could not hear anything. I brought the car to the dealership today. They told me over and over again that it was by design that the brake gave this squealing noise, just like any new modern fast cars and refused to admit it was a problem at all. He said because the brake was so powerful and most of my driving is city driving, so the brake pad will wear out much sooner than what I had experienced or expected. He also said the radio issue was because the digital signals are weak in Sydney, rather than a problem of the car itself until I showed him the problem while we were both in the car. It was clear from the display that the car did receive the digital signals but there was just zero volume. He said he will look into this for us. All in all, I agree with all your comments above that GLC is a very poorly built car with many inherent problems which seem to pop up from very early stage. I couldn't imagine what else might come up as we run the car for more years. This really damages MB's well established reputation. MB has done really well in the last decade in Australia and probably around the world. I can't help but have the feeling that they have sacrificed their emphasis on quality while chasing the volume if looking at MB from the GLC perspective. I am now hesitant to recommend others to buy MB, let alone the GLC.
 

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I've had my GLC for 2 months. If I reverse off of my drive and apply the brakes very lightly the brakes do squeal (VERY loudly). So, I tend not to brake that lightly and it doesn't squeal. It also clonks / slips on full lock, however, I can drive in such a way that it doesn't do it.

I'm not a Mercedes fanboy, cars aren't perfect they are mechanical after all. I've had several new cars (the last 2 being Audi) and everyone of them has had "issues". For me, I'm resigned to the fact that nothing is perfect. You could argue that cars are a lot of money and they should be perfect, I prefer not to.

Before I bought the GLC I looked on Q5, Macan, F-Pace and XC90 forums. Every single one of them are full of issues with cars. So I'd be no better off buying any of those..

I know what bad cars are like, I've owned a Range Rover (but I still love them). IMHO the GLC is not a bad car...#justsaying

Once I get bored with the GLC all it's little niggles will no doubt annoy me. Why just this morning I got out of the car and my white jeans rubbed against the bottom of the door frame! OMG and to think I didn't order a side step to avoid this very thing happening. That's it, I'm taking it back and buying a Duster.. Yes, I'll say it. Another one buys a Duster....
 
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