Sounds like might not have put any anti-squeal compound on the back of the pads when doing the brake job?
I found my invoice and it shows the following being done. The dealership did the following I complained about a intermittent noise and vibration.
They said the cause was due to a caliper hanging up. If fact they stated: Diag found right front brake caliper seized and rotor blued and
pads worn down. Replaced both front calipers, rotors and pads
1 04465-YZZ1M-TM BRAKEPAD, W-SHIM,KIT
2 43512-48031 DISC, FR
1 242-61472 AFTERMARKET CALIPER W/HARDWARE
1 242-61471 AFTERMARKET CALIPER W/HARDWARE
They later blamed the squiking on the sand, dirt from winter driving.
Then this past September, they service advisor stated that noise happens
on replacement pads.
I tell you what, the pads that they used, and no fault of theirs, Toyota was getting a lot of complaints on. They have done since discontinued those pad numbers and replaced them with a full ceramic pad. If it was done within 12 months, you should just simply ask the dealer to replace the pads under warranty. I know that is what we would do here. We have already done a few warranty replacements for customers who had those pads installed on their cars. Now this is also treated as a case by case basis and not across the board, but enough for it to not be an issue for your complaint. They are a Toyota Complete Maintenance Care product which is covered under Toyota's replacement warranty. There is no reason why you should be told that squealing brakes are an acceptable answer.
I live in one of the most humid, damp, and rainy parts of the US and have NEVER had pads that squeal. If they squeal its usually because of cheap material that the brake pads are made of..This is the same service rep, that said all replacement pads squeal when there is moisture present.
I have the EXACT same as you have. What did you end up finding out? Is it fixed?Since having my front brakes calipers, rotors and pads replace 8k miles ago, my front brake continue to squeal when I initially drive my highlander for the first minute or 2. The dealer said it was due to the snow, ice and road sand this past winter. However, I continue to have the problem, where I want to duck down when pulling out of my companies parking lot.
The squeal does go away, after the first few stops (braking). It is also more evident if I had rained while the car had been parked.
Any advice on how to approach my dealer again. I am tired of hearing that a little brake lube took care of the squeal. For this is a temporary fix to the problem.
Me three. The first time a use the brakes in the morning, they squeal. But not after that. The previous ownere told me it had been doing that since he had the pads replaced and rotors turned last time. I've kind of stopped worying about it, but if it wasn't so predictable and happened more than just the first stop, I'd have to have something done.I have the EXACT same as you have. What did you end up finding out? Is it fixed?