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    Brake Pad Build-Up

    I'm sure this has been covered here before so apologies, but I'm new to the forums. I bought my 2015 Abarth (right around 19k miles) just over a year ago in May 2018. I quickly noticed some vibration under braking and took into a mechanic who said I had warped rotors. I fully admit I know nothing about cars, and even though it was relatively low miles, I didn't question it. Then like 6 months later I notice the same issue. Even in my limited automotive knowledge I knew that was too soon for warped rotors, so I did some research and found that it is more likely brake pad build-up on the rotors. I'm still having the issue today, as I can't justify paying for new rotors so often knowing they'll go bad so quickly.

    So my question, seeing as this sounds like a relatively common issue with the 500/Abarth, are there pads and/or rotors that will prevent this build-up? Thanks.

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    Medio welcome to the group. Got some knowledgeable people on here that will chime in on your issue and help you get this resolved hopefully.
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    Hey there, been using hawk pads along with corrosion resistant mopar rotors I believe and have very little dust plus the performance is awesome...the pads chew the rotors down fairly quick but they really bite and so far the wear has been pretty smooth...I wouldn't rule out other issues though, worn or loose floating pins, air in one of the lines causing uneven braking, or even an over abundance of dust (if that's the case maybe performance pads would suit your style better, but the hawk pads are about 200 all the way round)... could have a partially seized caliper as well
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    Thanks for the reply (and sorry for the delayed response...still getting used to checking here...)

    My daily commute has a lot of stopping and sitting still, so the pad build-up seems to the most likely to me. I'm just worried that it's unavoidable given my commute, and I really don't want to be replacing my rotors every 6 months. I don't want to give up my Abarth but that might be a deal breaker if there's no real solution.

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    Hi Medio,

    This would be a really unfortunate dealbreaker. I picked up my 2013 at the end of 2016 with ~24k miles and the rear rotors were shot, same as you. Feels like warped rotors but a closer inspection shows build-up. My car was winter driven in the salt-belt so while a 24k mi lifespan wasn't ideal, it's certainly not bizarre.

    In 2.5 years I've put on 40k miles and the rears still feel smooth on light through heavy braking though I have noticed that my pads are glued to the rotors every morning thanks to the handbrake and I'm getting build-up again which will drag on the pads when I can't drive enough to keep them clear (pretty much winter).

    Full disclosure: I replaced my OEM brakes with Centric pads and rotors ASAP due to the brake vibration.

    Back to your car... I assume you replaced the original warpy-feeling rotors with OEM spec. I agree that six months doesn't feel like enough time for something like that to go wrong, but you may have better luck with different parts.

    Options before you sell the car:

    1.) Find a shop that can resurface your rotors
    2.) Try different rotors
    3.) Try different pads. (Not recommended without doing either 1. or 2.)
    4.) Weekly Italian tune up (Drive the ever-loving snot out of it)

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