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Just had brake pads and discs replaced, still the lights come on after few miles but sometimes when braking its sounds like its a crunching noise. Anybody please any ideas
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Here's an idea. If there's a brake problem take it back to whoever did the brakes and get them to sort it. If you do otherwise and guess what might be wrong, you are playing with your safety and the safety of others.
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Thank you for your advice bigian, I'm going to get it checked with a machine, somebody suggest that abs sensor is broke.
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If there's a funny noise it's a bit more than a sensor, and needs looked at... Did you get all, ie front and back, discs/pads changed? Can you identify where the noise is coming from, perhaps you only did the back and now the fronts are worn?
By all means jack up the wheels in turn, and spin the wheel and listen for a scuffing noise, but something does need attention!
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Hello everyone I am from N.Ireland and I (did) drive a RenaultSport Megane 225 06' and have recently experienced this problem. I am on here to get advice on this problem and share my experience so others experiencing this do not go through the same problems that it have encountered.

Unfortunately I ignored this for a while as the lights came on intermittently (both the traction control and ABS lights) and experienced a grinding feeling.. i was going to get milk from the shops the other morning and experienced no problem (no lights on) but as I returned home was about to brake to give way to a car coming towards me round a corner as it was a bit tight and my brakes failed to work and i crashed into them and then into a parked car. Biggest scare of my life and a complete shock for everyone involved luckily he got stopped and i was going around 10mph or so.

The feeling of the brakes was like you are on black ice and the abs is kicking in.. The insurance company (Axa) could not find anything physically wrong with the brakes and which I recently got new OEM disks and pads and full MOT prep. Car passed MOT on the Mon 11th November. Worryingly.

For the reasons of insurance I could not mention to them that I had seen warning lights on my dash or that would invalidate my insurance. If they were on permanently I might have down something about it but they would come on for a minute and off and you would forget.

I asked my insurance if they had done a diagnostic test and they will not perform any more work to my car so Im going to have to see about ABS sensors etc at my own cost..it really shouldn't stop the brakes form functioning but that's what happened..imagine my surprise when you brake gently to stop a car and nothing happens then it was too late to apply the hand brake. New bumper and grills req'd..thankfully not enough force to deploy airbags. But if I was doing my usual morning drive and braking down from mph on a downwards off-slip and my brakes failed i dread to think what would happen to any one in my path.. I would have to stick it in a wall.

If you experience anything odd about your brakes like they are giving way on down slopes or ABS lights or stability control light come on. I cant encourage you enough to get all aspects including abs sensors etc checked. I have yet to get to the root cause of the incident but it wasn't from apply enough brake pressure. The car is currently at a Renault garage as they are the approved repairers so I may have to get them to check as they will not do anymore work on the car as they are not authorised by my insurance.

Any ideas on this? Am I barking up the wrong tree?
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