Sorry to mislead you. My beloved 3-er is not used to vend ice cream. It just sounds like an ice cream truck everytime I use the brakes. A short history: I first had my "brake" indicator come on at about 8,000 miles. It was deemed a faulty sensor reading by Ridgefield BMW, and the computer was reset. When the squealing became more persistent, I inquired about any known issues/fixes. I was told by my former SA that the squealing was due to my abuse of the vehicle. After another few hundred miles (about 12,000 total) the "brake" indicator light was on again. Key fob data said replace brake fluid, and brake pads, according to SA #2, still at Ridgefield BMW. Also, this key info is inaccurate, the pads are fine, and that the sensor had malfunctioned. They simply shut off the computer message again. When I heard excessive squealing on my way home, I nearly had a wing ding. I explained to my SA #2 that the car was awfully expensive to have this sort of problem, undiagnosed, unsolved, and requested new pads. DENIED I began a littany of conversation with Service Advisors around my area. None were very helpful. I eventually found Mt. Kisco BMW to be a top-notch repair facility. My new (and current) SA and his Service Manager inspected my vehicle with me on their hip. They helped me get some $ help to replace my tires, due to scalloping. They deduced that the "brake" indicator light on the dash was from a fault in the emergency brake system. The squealing was also thought to be from a worn srping or a faulty sensor in the emergency braking system. They key fob had recorded hundreds of notifications for brake pad replacement, and fluid change. I spoke to BMW Customer Service. They were actually fairly helpful, and they encouraged me to use BMW Mt. Kisco to sort out the problems with my car. BMW Mt. Kisco saved me 900 dollars on my tire bill. They inspected the braking system -- all pads are within tolerances, and they cannot be replaced on BMW's maintenance program, according to my SA, his boss, and BMW customer service. My car still squeals like a stuck pig. 1. I am going to give my last service experience all 5's, because I know how much this means to dealers. Should I complain to BMW? My SA? His boss? I am all for asking for help from people, but htis issue has plagued my vehicle for months, and I am livid. 2. Is there an SIB on this problem for E92 vehicles? Apparently I am not the only one having this issue. E90post.com has hundreds of similar threads, complaining about the same problem. 3. Is there a DIY fix for this problem? I have tried rebedding the brakes, lubricating the rear of the pads (at caliper contacts), compressed air cleaning, etc. 4. My passengers hear my brakes squeal and say things like, "Jeez...my 16,000 dollar VW rabbit stops just as good and doesn't sound like fingernails on a chalkboard" or "Holy shoddy parts Batman, what in the name of Thor is wrong with your brakes?" What is a simple BMW-fanatic to do? Is it time for a honda next time around? Maybe not. But, each time I hear those brakes squealing it brings me clsoer to a day when the premium price for BMW coupled with their incompetent dealer service/unrealsitic maintenance schedule/willingness to leave the customer in the lurch all combine to make me give up, and buy a something else. HELP ME PLEASE.