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Brakes R.N.S brake seized outside pad down to metal inside pad worn tapered just starting to mark disc 2 1/2 years old 18065 miles should this be done on warranty

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    Frank May 11, 2010

    you need to the way you drive the car. I haven't seem brake pad can go down to the metal in 18000 miles. you must be riding on the brake or running at a high spped.

    no. warranty will no cover brake pads. you should have the brake check when it start to make noise. now you have to have the caliper, brake pad, may evn the brake cylinder need to changed.

    $120 turn into $400.

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I would take it to the dealer because of unusual brake pad wear.brake pads under normal wear are not covered usually.But if the outside pad wore down to metal and the inside is ok that is a caliper sticking causing a drag of the outer pad to the rotor.

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