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Motorcraft vs Ford Original brake pads

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Hi everyone,

I'm curious what the difference is, if any, between the Motorcraft brake pad compound and the blue/white box Ford original parts brake pads. I have almost 19k on my 14 FiST now and its time for brakes. I got a 15% off coupon for brake parts/labor from my dealer and I'm trying to weigh whether its worth it or if I should do things myself.

I thought the factory installed brakes on the FiST are great apart from the dusting of course. I'd also read about Ford reformulating the brakes and there being a shortage? What's the deal with that?

Any info would, as always, be greatly appreciated!

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The only pads from Ford for the Fiesta ST are P/N AY1Z-2001-D, current ETA from Ford is June 29th.

There are no Motorcraft pads listed yet, in my experience Motorcraft pads tend to be very good products and I've used both on my SVT with great results so if/when Ford releases a Motorcraft pad they should be a good alternative.

Any updates as to the availability of the stock pads? It's getting to the point where I can't wait anymore and my dealer is trying to put some garbage economy aftermarket pads on my car. I may just have to bite the bullet and do porterfields.
Ford has pushed them back to September 14th although 200 sets are supposed to be in transit by July 15th so if you already have some on order they may show up.

Wish I had better news.
Front AY1Z*1125*A
Rear C1BZ*2C026*A
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Holy crap, for real? :nailbiting:
Um, yes?
While the lack of OE pads sucks, why not use some aftermarket pads? With the constant cleaning of my wheels and stained driveway from cleaning brake dust, I am not planning on using OE pads for replacement. I don't know what I will use yet, but I have another year before I am ready. For anyone in desperate need of pads, I would highly suggest using an aftermarket pad and not destroy the rotors or put yourself or others at risk. I think my 2011 Fiesta was the first car that I ever used OE pads as replacement, otherwise, they have all been aftermarket.
This, if you have to drive it you obviously have to stop. Just install what's available and switch back to OEM later if you want OEM.

Part of the issue is due to a part number/engineering change on the pads, hopefully the new ones last longer. Along those lines, how many miles are people getting out of these pads?

I got a little over 20k out of my pads and rotors. The car isn't being driven while the brakes are questionable, I'm no fool. Especially here in LA where everyone drives like they're on the Mulsanne Straight at all times. That said, engineering change or not, they should have a plan in place for this and not just leave customers out to dry. As I said in my earlier post, if the dealer will warranty aftermarket pads then fine. I'm fine with going with those. It's not the pad itself that I'm concerned about, it's having the car worked on by qualified people with an enforceable warranty.
Parts shortages happen to every manufacturer from time to time, It's unfortunate but it's a simple fact. Doesn't matter if it's Ford or Mercedes, it's going to happen.
Steve, thanks, placing an order today from you guys.
Thank you sir!
Hi, Bringing this post back from the dead. I have the Fiesta ST with the summer tire package, so what part numbers do I need to order. The dealership I talked to didn't seem to know what the difference for the rear rotors or pads (didn't know there were so many options!)

Front/Rear Rotors
Front/Rear Pad kits

I've bought the front sets because they were worn at around 31,000 miles, seems now I need to replace the rears at about 34500 miles. I plan on sticking to the semi-met compound because stopping power>>brake dust imo.
Message me or email me with your VIN if you still need an answer to this and I can help you out.

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