Submitted by Derek Mclay on March 1, 2013
Is there anyone else out there experiencing some shoddy prep of their new car? I've had my S Performance for about a week and there were a couple of head scratching problems that should have been taken care of pre-delivery.
First, the car felt way too stiff on the freeway, and then a warning light came on saying 'tire pressure too high'; when I checked the tire pressure (rated at 42 lbs cold) it was just short of 70(!). Now, after deflating the tires to the correct pressure it rides much better (and no sign of the warning light), but how could tires get that over-inflated?
Second, the brakes were squealing pretty bad. Since I've worked on a few cars in my life I thought they might need 'seating'. By taking the car up to highway speeds late at night when no one is around then quickly decelerating 3 or 4 times they settle in. Now the brakes are quiet.
I love everything else about the car (except that there's nowhere to hang a coat); but for a 100K car, this is a little too much DIY.