Last August I had 4 new tires put on my Subaru and the following month, in September, I had my front brake pads replaced and the rotors “turned.” I rarely drive on the highway, but in March I took a 5 hour trip and noticed that each time I braked while going above 60 mph, my whole car started to shimmy and shake…So, when I had my tires rotated at the end of April, I mentioned it to the guy at the repair shop. He said it was probably a rotor…So, I said, “Well, they were turned when you guys replaced the brake pads last September, should I be having a problem with them now?” So, the owner of the shop said, “No, you shouldn’t be.” He had a mechanic look at them and the owner said they would have to “fix it,” but they couldn’t do it that day - I’d have to come back next week. So, I did. And that time the mechanic said it wasn’t the FRONT end that was the problem - my rear brake pads needed to be replaced - they were down to 3 mm or whatever…So, they replaced the rear brake pads and said that was the cause of the vibration.
I took a trip over the July 4th holiday - and my car still shakes like a blender when braking at high speeds!
My question is - is it reasonable to expect them to “fix” the rotors, assuming they turned them last September? Is this just something that can happen? I try to maintain my car so it doesn’t happen…but I don’t want to go back to them and demand they “fix” it if it isn’t something they shouldn’t be responsible for. I guess I have that idea because of the owner’s initial response that they would have to “fix it.”
Any advice would be appreciated.