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Got the new Laramie Longhorn edition a few weeks back and have 2300 miles on it. My first Ram! Love the truck.
Yesterday I noticed the brakes squealing under normal braking until you slow down below 30 mph. seems to be coming from rear brakes. I will take it to the dealer but curious if anyone else is having this issue?
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Got the new Laramie Longhorn edition a few weeks back and have 2300 miles on it. My first Ram! Love the truck.
Yesterday I noticed the brakes squealing under normal braking until you slow down below 30 mph. seems to be coming from rear brakes. I will take it to the dealer but curious if anyone else is having this issue?
Thanks
There’s a guy on one of the ram forums swearing he’s going to lemon law his truck due to brake squeak, and I think a couple of other sporadic reports. If it is only coming from the rear I would wonder if it is related to the electric parking bake. My Laramie at 1200 mostly highway miles and brakes are silent so far.
 

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There’s a guy on one of the ram forums swearing he’s going to lemon law his truck due to brake squeak, and I think a couple of other sporadic reports. If it is only coming from the rear I would wonder if it is related to the electric parking bake. My Laramie at 1200 mostly highway miles and brakes are silent so far.
Thanks for the info. Man I sure hope it doesn't come to that.
 

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Did you bed them properly?


New trucks have new brakes, and new brakes need to be bedded
 

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Not sure what that means but just drove the truck normal. No quick stops. Dove it like the old man I am.
 

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From Tire Rack:


All brake pads must be bedded-in with the rotor they will be used against to maximize brake performance. The bedding-in process involves a gradual build up of heat in the rotors and pad compound. This process will lay down a thin layer of transfer film on to the rotor surface. Following the bed-in procedures provided by the manufacturer will assure a smooth, even layer of transfer film on the rotor and will minimize brake judder. Here are a few things to keep in mind when installing new rotors and pads:
When installing new pads, the rotors should be new or at least resurfaced to remove any transfer film from the previous set of brake pads.
It is critical that the installer clean any rust, scale, or debris from the hub mounting surface thoroughly and check it for excessive run-out with a dial indicator gauge before installing the rotor.
The new rotor should also be checked for excessive run-out using a dial indicator gauge before the caliper and pads are installed. If a rotor has excessive run-out of over .004" (.10mm) it should be replaced.
If your new rotor has excessive run-out, please contact our customer service department for a replacement rotor. Do not install and drive using the rotor! Rotor manufacturers will not warranty a used rotor for excessive run-out. Running with excessive run-out on the hub or rotor will cause vibration issues.



Failure to follow these procedures may result in brake judder, excessive noise, or other difficulties in bedding-in the new brake pads. The pads need a fresh surface to lay down an even transfer film. Residue from the previous pad compound on the surface or an irregular surface on a used rotor will cause the pads to grip-slip-grip-slip as they pass over the rotor surface under pressure. The resulting vibration will cause noise and telegraph vibrations through the suspension and steering wheel. This vibration is known as brake judder or brake shimmy. This is typically caused by an uneven transfer film on the rotor surface or an uneven surface on the rotor not allowing that transfer film to develop evenly. This is often misdiagnosed as a warped rotor.
Bedding-in new pads and rotors should be done carefully and slowly. Rapid heat build up in the brake system can lead to warped rotors and or glazed brake pads. Most brake pad compounds will take up to 300-400 miles to fully develop an even transfer film on the rotors. Following are the recommended bed-in procedures from each manufacturer:
AKEBONO

400 to 500 miles of moderate driving is recommended. Consumer should avoid heavy braking during this period.
ATE

400 to 500 miles of moderate driving is recommended. Consumer should avoid heavy braking during this period.
BREMBO GRAN TURISMO

In a safe area, apply brakes moderately from 60mph to 30mph and then drive approximately 1/2 mile to allow the brakes to cool. Repeat this procedure approximately 30 times.
HAWK

After installing new pads make 6 to 10 stops from approximately 35 mph with moderate pressure. Make an additional two to three hard stops from approximately 40 to 45 mph. Do not allow the vehicle to come to a complete stop.When completed with this process, park the vehicle and allow the brakes to cool completely before driving on them again. Do not engage the parking brake until after this cooling process is compete.
Note: Hawk racing pads (Blue, Black, HT-10, HT-12) may require a different bed-in procedure. Contact your sales specialists at the Tire Rack for racing application information.
POWER SLOT

Follow the brake pad manufacturer's recommended break-in procedure taking care not to produce excessive heat in the system. Avoid heavy braking for the first 400-500 miles.
 

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Got the new Laramie Longhorn edition a few weeks back and have 2300 miles on it. My first Ram! Love the truck.
Yesterday I noticed the brakes squealing under normal braking until you slow down below 30 mph. seems to be coming from rear brakes. I will take it to the dealer but curious if anyone else is having this issue?
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About 1600 mls on mine. No issues so far.
I did take a trip to Florida the day after I bought it and put around 1300-1400 mils on it, so that may have helped.
 

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Mine started to squeal as soon as I put my new tires/wheels on it. Just haven't had time to go back to my 4x4 shop that installed them for them to look at what might be the issue. If they can't determine anything, I'll have to go to the dealer (who I'm sure will blame it on bigger tires/wheels). Have seen several other posts on multiple sites talking about brake squeal leads me to believe it's more than just my tires/wheels.
 

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Got the new Laramie Longhorn edition a few weeks back and have 2300 miles on it. My first Ram! Love the truck.
Yesterday I noticed the brakes squealing under normal braking until you slow down below 30 mph. seems to be coming from rear brakes. I will take it to the dealer but curious if anyone else is having this issue?
Thanks
Hi tiege53,

I am saddened to hear that you have a concern with the brakes on your new Ram. We would like to look into this further for you. Please send us your VIN and mileage in a PM to get started.

Darlene
Ram Social Care Specialist
 

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Mine squeal aswell, particularly my front left wheel. I checked it out, the dealer checked them out as well. No issue was found. They are metallic brakes, they are going to be noisy in certain situations.
 

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Mine squeal aswell, particularly my front left wheel. I checked it out, the dealer checked them out as well. No issue was found. They are metallic brakes, they are going to be noisy in certain situations.
Thanks, but that's no excuse. I've had a many vehicles with modern brakes over the years, and not squealing. Ever.
 

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Thanks, but that's no excuse. I've had a many vehicles with modern brakes over the years, and not squealing. Ever.
The brakes on the 2019's are much more aggressive than the 4th gens. If you have ever ridden in a track car or some higher end sport cars with aggressive non-ceramic brakes, most of them make some noise. Is it slightly annoying, sure, but the brakes are doing exactly what they are supposed to do.
 

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My friend had a problem with his Ram going through Mopar brake pads and the dealer told him he should get Ceramic Brake pads because the Mopar pads suck. Not sure what pads Ram is using on the 19s
 

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The brakes on the 2019's are much more aggressive than the 4th gens. If you have ever ridden in a track car or some higher end sport cars with aggressive non-ceramic brakes, most of them make some noise. Is it slightly annoying, sure, but the brakes are doing exactly what they are supposed to do.
Ah, no. Guess we'll agree to disagree.
Never had a track car. And the 1500s are not track vehicles, so moot point.

I've had high performance Audis, Beemers, and MBs. None of them ever made any noise. Neither does my new RAM BTW, but if it did, I would be pissed.

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he should get Ceramic Brake pads because the Mopar pads suck.

That's news to me because I got almost 75,000 miles out of mine
 

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Ah, no. Guess we'll agree to disagree.
Never had a track car. And the 1500s are not track vehicles, so moot point.

I've had high performance Audis, Beemers, and MBs. None of them ever made any noise. Neither does my new RAM BTW, but if it did, I would be pissed.

Cheers,
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I agree they shouldn't make any noise, but I got rid of a Mercedes that wouldn't stop after many attempts to fix it and my BMW 750 would do it sometimes too. Still, I agree.....shouldn't do it. I've had other Mercedes (wife still has one) and they don't squeal.
 

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I agree they shouldn't make any noise, but I got rid of a Mercedes that wouldn't stop after many attempts to fix it and my BMW 750 would do it sometimes too. Still, I agree.....shouldn't do it. I've had other Mercedes (wife still has one) and they don't squeal.
Agree fully. Cheers.
 

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Mine started doing it at around 400 miles. I took to the dealer at around 3500 miles after contacting them and getting appointment. They told me "breaking in period." BS. I now have 8800 miles on it and they still squeal just as loud. it's the same noise as if the brakes were worn out. It has to go back in on 07/26/18 for the same issue along with UConnect radio issue.
 

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Sounds like they weren't bedded right
 
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