Porsche Fed Up With Complaints About Brake Squeal, Makes A Video Explaining It

Brake squeal is something every car owner just accepts and gets used to. Once your brakes start to squeal, it’s time to replace them. That’s something that has been ingrained in every driver’s mind after their first few years behind the wheel of a car. Porsche wants to debunk the myth behind squeaky brakes, so it made a video about this particular subject.

Porsche has With some pretty serious weaponry in its arsenal, like the 911 GT2 RS, the 911 GT2 RS and the 918 Spyder, and a long history when it comes to motorsport racing. So it knows a thing or two about developing braking systems.

As it explains in the video below, squealing, at least on its vehicles, is normal, and there are a few reasons for this.

For one, developing powerful braking systems with high-end materials, like carbon ceramics, means that Porsche is focusing on braking performance first and foremost, which puts noise reduction further down on the list. The second issue is related to the size of the brakes themselves. Even with high-end materials, using brake pads to stop a quickly-spinning rotor will result in some sort of vibration. Larger, stronger brakes means that there will be more vibrations, which leads to more squeals.

Having a little squeal at low speeds or when pulling into a parking lot isn’t a big deal and is normal. But when you spend upwards of $55,000 on a sports cars, we’re pretty sure it can be annoying. Still, we could live with a little brake squeak if it means the car will decelerate as it should.


  • Bash

    So,,,, aren’t they gonna fix it? 😀

    • Nope, they haven’t the intention to make your life easier. Just pay for a new pair of brakes and shot your mouth, that’s Porsche-style and Volkswagen-style. So live on with your very annoying Porsche, if you have one of your own.

    • Jay

      Lol that reminded me of James May line in Top Gear whoops I mean The Grand tours Celebrity Brain Crash segment.

    • Bo Hanan

      I actually love that Porsche has no plans to change anything. I think it takes balls.

      • Dennis James

        It’s not that they have no plans, it’s that they don’t have the technology to fix it.

        • Bo Hanan

          You actually believe the VW empire has no technology to fix squealing brakes?… Gurl bye!

          • Dennis James

            Well, you would think that the Earth should have the technology to cure cancer.

  • fabri99

    Either people are really dumb or Porsche is messing with us. Both are equally possible, so I’ll just… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • Bo Hanan

    A pretty way to say the noise “ain’t going nowhere.” Or rather the problem is with our ears.

  • karmat

    I was a mechanic for a long time and I just told people that the good pads squeal.

  • dean

    next porsche video, ” why its ok for your engine to explode”

  • Bullitt2605

    I have to jump on the Chevy band wagon for just a minute. Do the Vette or Camaro’s brakes squeal? if no then Porsche has no excuse.

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