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Had 2nd service on my GS this week, it included " front and rear brakes stripped cleaned and greased " I can't recall this been done on any previous service, is this related to the problem of sticking calipers do you think?.

 

 

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Sounds like it. 

You obviously do a reasonable mileage,which is a bit surprising. 

Never had any issue with my 2015 model in 37000 miles. 

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I imagine it would be to prevent sticking calipers. I used to drive a Prius as a taxi, and it was a very common problem. Every Prius that I knew of suffered from it, especially those that were rented. It didn't help having them washed often, the jetwash blasting the brakes a couple of times a week. The problem was solved by stripping, cleaning and greasing them every other oil change, ie twice a year. The Prius specialist I used would do this very quickly whist you waited.

He has pre built bearings and suspension units on the shelf. If you pre booked, a front wheel bearing was done in 25 minutes, the whole hub being replaced. The worn hub was then rebuilt and put on the shelf. He obviously charged his labour for the whole job, not just the 25 minutes! He's brilliant, saving drivers being off the road for long periods.

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Olliesgranddad

No I don't do many miles, the GS as done less than 14000 in two years, that is possibly why the brakes were cleaned and greased.

I must get out more.

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14 hours ago, PRT68 said:

I imagine it would be to prevent sticking calipers.

I'd agree expect the series IV GS doesn't have a sliding calliper design, it uses a 4 pot design that doesn't suffer from that issue.

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14 hours ago, ColinBarber said:

I'd agree expect the series IV GS doesn't have a sliding calliper design, it uses a 4 pot design that doesn't suffer from that issue.

I bow to your superior knowledge CB, my low mileage and tendency to use regen. braking maybe the reason for the attention to the brakes. 

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