Brakes

Asked by Apr 29, 2017 at 03:11 PM about the 2012 Ford Explorer XLT

Question type: General

I have a 2012 Ford Explorer. When i put the brakes on it sounds like it is metal to metal. The dealer checked and said there was %85 left on the pads. What would cause this and how do i cure it?

1 Answer

118,575

Glazing is most likely the cause, you will have to remove the brakes pads or linings and sand them just enough too remove the glazing. However if the glazing isn't too bad some hard fast stops might take care of it. Find a road that is lightly traveled and take it up to about 45 mph and really climb on the brakes a few times, if the ABS prevents good results, then find a long down hill and hold on the brakes enough to warm them up really good then stop and let them cool down before driving into normal traffic.

Your Answer:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    12,730
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,120
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
418 Great Deals out of 22,324 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,161 Great Deals out of 74,220 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-150
2,357 Great Deals out of 199,530 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
674 Great Deals out of 38,545 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Edge
867 Great Deals out of 57,445 listings starting at $2,995
Used GMC Acadia
481 Great Deals out of 31,151 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Durango
338 Great Deals out of 23,795 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Traverse
456 Great Deals out of 30,600 listings starting at $3,680
Used Toyota Highlander
387 Great Deals out of 51,238 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Escape
1,233 Great Deals out of 111,565 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Pilot
342 Great Deals out of 46,578 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota 4Runner
239 Great Deals out of 33,893 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
324 Great Deals out of 23,322 listings starting at $1,788
Used GMC Yukon
345 Great Deals out of 22,453 listings starting at $2,450

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
11,420 listings starting at $24,346
2017 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 791 listings starting at $21,985
2016 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 897 listings starting at $16,899
2015 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 1,549 listings starting at $14,400
2014 Ford Explorer XLT For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 628 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.