Have my Q4 about a month...close to 1,500 miles and no break squealing. Definitely doesn't sound normal to me. That's said, what I do have is an annoying rattle that sounds like it's coming from the steering column when I'm at around 1,500-2,500 rpm. I was prepared for it prior to taking delivery, as a completely different dealer warned me about this issue with some Q4's during a test drive. Curious if this is common and if any others have encountered the rattling noise?
I have the same Problem with my brakes on a Ghibli Diesel (have got the Ghibli last week ). Also my dealer told me that it shall end after around 1000 km. He mentioned - that the built-in Brembo brakes have the problem because the brakepads are very hard ...
I have 300 km now, I will report whether what changes after more driven kilometres ...
Over 1300 miles. No squealing. Honestly I don't think the dealers know what to say, so since it's brand new they're going to consider any minor thing that goes wrong a part of production and tell you it's "normal." Maybe it is, but having had two previous cars that squealed horribly (a CTSV and a GTR) I understand how aggravating the noise is.
The dealers really don't know what "normal" means yet on this car. The day I took delivery of mine was the first day my dealership had even seen one!
I've had my new Ghibli for a month and noticed brake squeal at very low speed prior to stopping just after delivery. Took it to the dealer and they said it would go away after use and some hard braking. They also claimed to do some rotor cleaning/roughing.
The brakes are squealing even louder now after 800 miles and sounds like our local garbage truck which is not good. Plan to return to the dealer next week.
I love the performance, handling and looks of this car, and am quite hopeful we can resolve this issue on the front Brembo brakes
I have no idea about the breadth of people experiencing the issue. It certainly isn't affecting everyone. All I know is that it got the attention of the factory and they have a solution. My guess would be they only apply the solution to cars experiencing the problem.
Thank you McGrathDW! I just got off the 'phone with my dealer and asked what they did to address the front brake squeal problem for which I had brought it in for the second time. Their response was that they had "roughed up and deglazed the rotors" which was exactly the same response as last time.
Sooooooo. I asked for them to put new pads on, which they claim they have to contact Maserati first in order to do. I'm just going down there now, and decided to check this forum first for any new news, and voila, I see your post. Very helpful development, and I will advise them of it, and get my name on the list.
Will let you know the outcome/response, and look forward to hearing about yours.
I've had my RWD since Dec and I have the same squeal at low speeds and the rattle at 1500k RPM. The brake issue goes away once the car has driven a bit but does come back.
For the rattle, I was told it has to do with the design of the wastegate. Supposedly Maserati NA is aware and has already contacted Ferrari to address but may not matter for those of us that already have this car.
For those of you who are wondering, it sounds like an exhaust leak where the exhaust rattles but sounds like it comes from the downpipe area.