If the Macan likes to eat the pads so quickly, I'm wondering why after the first OEMs are done, isn't everyone going with better aftermarket alternatives?
yeah when I first got the Macan 5 years ago, I was doing Playa Vista to West Hollywood as my daily commute, which was easily 1:30 to 1:45 hours to go 9 miles? I didn’t drive the Macan to WeHo often since I had the eGolf. Then I switched jobs to Playa Vista to Santa Monica and that was a better commute, still an hour on bad days. The worst was when I had my S5 with sport diff and I used to work in Century City and the parking lot for employees was down 4 floors in a corkscrew ramp. I went through brakes ever 20-25k (well…I should say I went through 1 set of brakes because I sold that car for the Macan)I think at this point I'm going down there tomorrow morning before my Monday appointment and chat with them.... I'm orginally from LA too so I know your traffic especially on the 405! =)
The Auto Hold feature is engaged when you press the brake down far enough. For me, you don’t have to press it hard, but you do have to apply slightly more pressure/push it down further than you would if braking normally. I used to use this feature at every stop light. Now I am trying not to use it to see if that makes a difference.Hi, the hold feature comes on automatically on my car. Is there a way to not use it? Seems like we have the same issue. I LOVE my car but this is insane. I will trade it in next year anyways to get a new one but for the time being I do not want to spend a lot of money changing the entire braking system out....
I fail to understand how using the 'hold' feature wears out the pads? The 'hold' engages when the car is stopped.The Auto Hold feature is engaged when you press the brake down far enough. For me, you don’t have to press it hard, but you do have to apply slightly more pressure/push it down further than you would if braking normally. I used to use this feature at every stop light. Now I am trying not to use it to see if that makes a difference.
For me, I’ve had my car for 4 years. The long term maintenance costs might be my reason for ultimately getting rid of it. Maybe it won’t, but who knows.
The Hold feature is supposed to come on only if/when you press the brake pedal hard enough to engage it - once you're stopped. In myHi, the hold feature comes on automatically on my car. Is there a way to not use it? Seems like we have the same issue. I LOVE my car but this is insane. I will trade it in next year anyways to get a new one but for the time being I do not want to spend a lot of money changing the entire braking system out....
My impression is that my Hold function only comes on when the car is stopped at an angle, on a hill. Am I wrong about that? I don’t recall it ever coming on when I am stopped level.The Hold feature is supposed to come on only if/when you press the brake pedal hard enough to engage it - once you're stopped. In my
Macan, the Hold function only engages after I've stopped the vehicle, then (without lifting my foot off the brake pedal) press the pedal even harder -
and Hold lights up in the instrument cluster.
If your Macan's Hold function is coming on every time you stop the vehicle, there's either something weird with the way you're braking
or something's wrong with the Macan - the latter seems likely since you claim you've had 3 brake jobs done with such low mileage.
I've changed my Macan's rear brake pads at 30K miles and still have not done the front pads - now at 44K miles.
Something's definitely amiss in your situation...
The focus for me is the way I engage the hold feature and less about the hold feature itself. When I used to brake I press down harder at the end to engage the hood feature upon stop, rather than stop and then engage. This braking style to engage the hold feature might be a reason for my premature brake wear. I stop more suddenly perhaps or apply additional pressure to stop that is not needed… So, I’ve stopped using it/only engage after the car has stopped to see if that makes a difference. At the end of the day, I feel my issue is more to do with my driving style, so I’m trying some new techniques to see what works.I fail to understand how using the 'hold' feature wears out the pads? The 'hold' engages when the car is stopped.
Great info. I did not even know there was a brake wear sensor and light. What a shady dealership.No, that is not normal. Has the brake wear indicator light ever come on during your ownership? Personally, I would not change brake pads based on wear without that light coming on. At my 30K service the dealer called saying all four brakes and rotors needed changing. I pushed back and said the light hasn’t come on. He said it was a few hundred miles away from coming on. I declined their suggestion, drove another 12K and then the brake light sensor came on and I had them changed. I don’t go to that dealer anymore.
I have 41k on my base Macan with original brakes. About 75% in town driving. I am seeing a little lip on the outer edge of the front rotors and the pads look like they may have around 5k miles left. I drive it pretty gently and try to use the brakes as little as possible knowing that a $1600-$2000 brake job is coming up.I feel like the brakes don’t really last on my 2017 Base. I think at less than 10k miles I had the front rotors changed on Porsche’s dime because they were warped. Then somewhere around 20k the rear brakes and rotors were replaced and at 36k the front brakes and rotors. Maybe the fronts were changed changed one more time, but I don’t remember. I drive pretty crazy though, so I just attributed it to driving style. I don’t ride the brakes, but I definitely like to stop on a dime.
Previously I had a BMW that went 60k before it needed brakes.
Definitely something wrong with the braking systems. I’m at 51.5K with my 2018 S and the darn brakes just won’t wear out. I’ve purchased all the replacement parts and am patiently waiting. Sorry to see you have to go through this. What a pain.Hi, just wondering if this is normal to go through brakes on this car it seems like every 10,000 miles for me? I got the car used from Gaudin Porsche here in Las Vegas with 5,500 miles on it. At 11K it needed front and back brakes...then it needed front brakes again around 18K and now at almost 30K it needs front and back again. Also, I get heavy brake dust like everyone else on here too...
I go into the dealer next week for 30K service and they said they would check the brakes again. I know I had 1 brake pad recall awhile ago and Porsche did take care of it on their dime not mine... I just cannot for the life of me see why I'm going through brakes like this????
Also, I down shift a lot and I do not just ride my brakes too..... I had a 2017 Audi Q5 before my Macan and did the brakes once at 30K and that was it. It seems on this car it's getting to be a once a year brake pad install.
If anyone has any advice for me, please let me know. Thanks!
I am so embarrassed . . . I also drive a Macan Base.Must be a base Macan driver. Sorry to offend you
Ditto . . . my Base just passed 50,000 miles and the front brakes look great . . .they keep checking them each time it goes in. Rears were done at about 27,000 miles. I'll likely do the fronts next time it's in for service.I’m at 51.5K with my 2018 S and the darn brakes just won’t wear out.