2022 XC40 Recharge
I would like to document how many people have had Brake problems with the Water issues, Rusting, Loud banging noises, etc with their XC40 Recharge vehicles.
TBH this reply is the first time I’ve actually seen/read there was some “pad damage” because all the other threads about this issue have never been impactful to me, so I have not read them. (Sidebar: I do not read every post on this forum, only the subjects that interest me or apply to my knowledge needs. As such, the many threads about pad/rotor wear never directly impacted me. We’ve actually had LESS sticking brakes on our XC40 than our Tesla vehicles).The issue is for those that have the sticking, unless it takes a large portion of pad off such that it makes nose when braking how does anyone know if or how much there pads are damaged?
I suspect the other BEVs had a better pad formula. The heavy metallic Volvo pads and whatever metals they are using are causing the issue. While VW may have other issues, kudos to them for addressing brake drag and potential oxidation issue sin their design.Of ALL the BEVs we’ve had, and of those which had the pads seize to the rotors, never once did we experience any braking issues, pad issues, etc. Sounds to me like there may be an inherent issue with the pad material that Volvo is using, if chunks of pad are coming off due to moisture. That seems a fairly easy fix, too. Hopefully Volvo uses a new pad compound for the XC40 P8 Recharge application to resolve this issue. That said, in my humble experience, pads sticking to rotors can happen in ANY car (even non BEV) but is most prevalent in the BEV auto scenario. Some pad to rotor adhesion isn‘T room for concern; but pad chunks coming off obviously is — hope those impacted find resolve soon.