This week, mechanic replaced rear brake pads and rotors after mechanic said they needed replacing. Then, the first time driving it (just a few days after the repair), the rear right tire smelled strongly of burning brakes and was very hot. Same mechanic said the rear right caliper seized. They say it was ordinary wear and tear and not their fault that the caliper failed and timing was just a coincidence. Did the mechanic cause the caliper to seize? Should they have seen this when the brakes were replaced? Timing does not seem coincidental.
2008 Volvo S40. 90,000 miles.