Ok, I don't usually post out side of the R forum, but I bought my wife a 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 about 6 months ago. Now I'm almost 100 percent sure than the XC60 and S60 share a ton of parts(besides the body). Trying to cross post this to see who has had to deal with these issues.
I remember some one saying that sticking brake calipers was pretty common issue for P3's along with the other issues like the engine oil consumption issues. Now that I'm working on my wife's brakes, I can't find any info anywhere about the caliper sticking issues.
Right after we bought the car, the back brakes started sticking and ruined one of the back rotors/pads. Probably 90,000 miles on the odometer. Now here we are six months later and I have to do the Front brakes because one of them is stuck on and grinding the rotor and pad down to nothing.
What's happening to the brakes is the caliper gets to the point where it says stuck on and won't release the brake rotor. After a while the sticking gets worse and turns into straight up grinding. It gets worse and worse until the brake rotor and pads are worn down and ruined. When I did the rear brakes about 6 months ago, it was the worst I've ever seen a brake pad and rotor worn down. The pad actually broke in half and got stuck.
Is there some sort of TSB from Volvo on the P3 brakes getting stuck and grinding down and ruining the rotor and brake pads? The last thing I want to do is put the car back together after doing the brakes and find out there was something I'm supposed to do that I missed.
When I did the rear pads and rotors about 6 months ago, I just followed the All Data DIY info I have and did the brakes with new Centric rotors, Akebono pads, a bunch of the CRC Silaramic silicone brake grease. I cleaned every thing up super clean and put it all back together. When I had the calipers off the car, I couldn't find any thing wrong with them. The caliper seals all looked in good shape. I cleaned them up super good and put them back on the car. Used the wire brush on the 18v Milwaukee Impact. Torqued every thing to Volvo OE specs listed in AllData DIY. Reset the electronic parking brake ect.
I've spent time searching Google, Swede Speed, All Data DIY, ect. I couldn't even find one mention of the P3 Volvo's doing this.
Is this just one of those things that there is no "fix" for yet and I will just have to live with the car wearing out the brake pads and calipers way faster than it should?