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How fast have your brakes worn?

As the title states, looking to get a feel of what mileage people received the "Break Wear" warning.

Mine popped up this morning and I haven't even logged 23,000 miles on it yet. I've towed once, and it was an extremely light load.


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Remember, brakes could be fine, could be a bad sensor. Mine comes up with that light everyday. Pads are fine. Faulty sensor.

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That's too quick. Agree on checking sensor. I went over 90k on original pads.


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I went 77,000 on original pads also.
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I have read that they go through pads pretty quickly. I'm not surprised though. The Touareg is a bit of a pig and takes a lot to stop so it used the pads a lot. Also I know companies like BMW and VW use pads that stop great but are not great for life and break dust.
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This question has been raised many times in many brake threads and the lifetime expectation varies according to each post therein!

It depends on so many factors including crap driving habits!

However, after observing all the posts in all the threads over nearly a decade, if someone asked me what is the likely lifespan given all things being relatively equal, then I would say anything under 60,000 miles is disappointing and anything over is your bank balance's good fortune.

23,000 is very poor and may indicate a problem either with a sensor or a caliper perhaps.

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I would be suspicious of a faulty sensor or caliper hanging. Either way if still under warranty have the dealer check it out.

One went 76k the other one tripped at 82k
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How fast have your brakes worn?

It HAS been pulling right ever since I bought it. Hmm. Okay. I'll pull the wheels tonight and take a pic of the pads.

Which ones are more prone to wear first? Fronts or rear? I saw the rear go first on my Jetta.

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It depends really. The brake bias depends on certain parameters, speed, inclination, etc.

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VW does 70% bias to rear, to prevent nose dip.

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