Wow............. - Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cool Wow.............

1 year ago, I bought New Discovery 5. Now it is 15,800 miles and went to service for Oil change.
Service consultant asked me to change rear brake pad and rotor and it cost more than 1,000 dollars.
Does it make sense?
This means every 15,000 miles I have to pay more that 1000 dollars to change brake pad and rotor.
Does it make sense?
YEKIM1015 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 06:33 AM
Rover-Holic and Admin
ArmyRover's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 7,894
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Seems awfully early but driving styles and traffic varies. Have you looked at the pads and rotors to see if they are needing replacement?

1972 MGB
2006 Bonatti Grey LR3 Proud Rhino Bumper, Baja Rack and TF underbody skid plates almost 33's lol
2007 Chawton White LR3 Proud Rhino lift rods
1983 Trident Green 110, TerraFirma suspension, and bumpers
1991 Range Rover Classic Hunter Eastnor Green

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ArmyRover is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 06:52 AM
Senior Member
tyl604's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,607
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 191 Post(s)
At 16K miles it seems way too early to need new rotors unless they were warped. You should learn to change the brake pads yourself; very easy. I would have asked for the specs on the rotors; if they were still in spec, I would not have changed them out. And no, you should not have this expense every 16K miles. Suggest you look around for another mechanic unless this would void your warranty.

By the way, your rear pads should last much longer than the front so I have no idea what happened. I have had my '99 DII for over fifteen years and have not changed the rears more than once or twice that I remember.
tyl604 is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-04-2019, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, I don't.
I leased Lexus GX460 before this car and I did not change pads and rotors till I return at 30,000 miles.
YEKIM1015 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-15-2019, 09:37 AM
VW Dieselgate beneficiary
DieselRanger's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
I have over 20,000 mi on mine and my brakes are still practically new. And I drive regularly in the Rockies, though I'll say I have the 3.0L diesel and I downshift on long downhills.

If an amber warning light was not on, then your brakes were not worn. The D5 has wear sensors that will trip as the pads wear down through the sensors and break a connection.

My 2010 Touareg 3.0 TDI got 77,000 miles out of the OEM pads - and that was when the sensors tripped and indicated the pads needed to be changed.

Yes, I do take it off-road.
2017 Discovery HSE Td6
DieselRanger is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 01:27 PM
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You will find the service department will tell you the brakes pads need changed with 4 mm of pad remaining. They will also change the rotors with every pad change. It is possible that if you have a piston sticking or a pad sticking you do need new pads. You only have sensors on the rear right and front left wheel. They are on the piston side pad and will not touch the rotor until about 1.5 mm of pad is left. If you are inclined and have the equipment to remove the wheel you can check the pads yourself. If not find a good independent and have them check the brakes. I got an extra 10 k miles after the dealer told me the rear brakes need changed on my 2015 LR4. I changed them myself for less than $150. Not a difficult job they have videos on how to do it at Atlantic British website for the LR3 and LR4. Should be about the same for your Disco 5. The also have them for the RR Sport if yours are that type.
howrdduff is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 03:15 PM
Senior Member
WLADiscoII99's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles and Florida and Las Vegas
Posts: 1,223
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 238 Post(s)
Brakes are a serious issue but you have to understand beforehand that 9/10 mechanics just want your money.

They told me I needed new rotors thinking I knew nothing and there was barely a lip on the rotor. I drove another 30,000 miles before changing and did not even need it.

They just want your money.

1999 LR DII Performance Package with various Mods
Valentine One
Passport 9500ix
6 x Anti-Theft Camera System
2 x Anti-Theft Tracking devices
Veil Laser Paint
Anti-Laser Police Laser Jammer (5 heads + Dragon Eye protection) + Parking Sensors
Police Scanner + Waze
Powerful Pro-tuned CB-Radio with Fire-Stik
Remote+Hardwired License Plate Concealer
Armormax Bullet Proof Glass
Armormax Caltrop Deployment System
Steel Undercarriage Guards (Steering, Diff axles, Gas tank)
Voyager Roof Rack+six Jerrycans and five stacked Rotopax
Maxxis Razr Offroad Tires+Lift+LED bar
Allisport UK Aluminum Radiator
Allisport UK aluminum coolant tank with sight glass and coolant level sensor
WLADiscoII99 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum > Land Rover Model Forums > Land Rover Discovery 5 forum

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wow! This blew my mind. Disco The Lounge 13 10-17-2006 07:58 PM
Wow TsiArt The Lounge 7 12-06-2005 08:59 AM
WOW.....Anybody need a truckload of parts? DallasRover Land Rover Parts and Accessories 1 09-18-2005 11:02 AM
Wow, Look Here!!... 01001010 Accessories 6 07-21-2005 03:45 AM
Wow Wow Wow LRR219 The Lounge 7 06-21-2005 10:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome