Touareg: 2015 V6 TDI
Join Date: Jan 2016
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
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My 2016 has just ticked over 30,000km (just under 20K miles).
I was really surprised to find my rear pads were worn down to around 5mm!
I replaced my fronts with Bendix after about 15,000km just to get rid of the dust and the fronts were barely worn at the time. They're down to about 10mm at the moment.
I previously had a Gen 1 cayenne (same as a 7L touareg) and only replaced the rear pads about 3 times (and the rotors once) in about 280,000km, so this is a real surprise.
I do a reasonable bit of towing, so it'll be interesting to see how the bendix hold up.
I've used the Bendix on my old Cayenne and they were fine, much less dust and similar stopping, not quite as "bitey" as the OEM pads.
BTW the stealer told me I had to also replace the rear discs, I told them forget it, they haven't even worn 1 mm yet. wanted $1,100 for the whole job. $500 for the pads. Got the bendix rear pads for $140.
They outright rejected this as a warranty item also. The aussie warranty specifically excludes these wear items.