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Rear brakes gone within a year brand new vehicle

Purchased 2013 feb. took for oil change march 2nd 2014 and were told back brakes had 5-10% left and we should replace?? front fine but suggest "preventative measure service"?? Total bill about $900.00 I find this insane. My last car, also front wheel drive, front brake pads needed replacing after over 2 years and rear were not needed until 3-4. Is this normal??

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TELL THEM THAT THEY CAN REPLACE ANYTHING THAT IS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY , aUTOZONE HAS LIFETIME BRAKE REPLACEMENT, BUY THE GOLD AND EVERY FEW YEARS, OR SOONER IF THEY WEAR OUT BRING IN OLD PADS AND ROTORS AND THEY GIVE YOU NEW ONES, ON MY 2010 CARAVAN 2 TIMES ON NEW ROTORS, THEY WARP FROM THE HEAT OF BRAKING AND YOU GET A PULSING IN THE PEDAL. I ALWAYS PUT ON NEW PADS WITH NEW ROTORS. AND ALL IS GOOD AGAIN

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I can't say for sure however under normal conditions I would expect the rear brakes to last much longer than 1 year. Check with your Dodge regional representative earlier Caravans had a known issue with Calipers causing premature wear to the rear brakes.

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There is no normal as I don't know what the car is used for and how heavy the loads are and how hard you brake

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Yes, this is very normal. You'll replace the front 3 times before you'll have to replace the rears. The reason for this is because 80% of your braking is in the front. There is nothing wrong with your brake system.

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SOURCE: replaced braked pads - now VDC and Slip Lights are on

I would take the car to almost any auto parts store and ask them to check the ODB II computer for codes and to reset the "Check engine light". Get the code that they tell you and it should go a long way to pointing you in the right direction to fixing this problem. It might also be that when you pumped the brakes that you somehow set a code in the computer from the ABS system and now that you have the brakes pumped up and working correctly resetting the Check engine light might fix your problem.

Good luck! Write back with any code you get and I'll see if I can help you figure out what the problem might be.

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SOURCE: Front brakes not releasing properly.

Sounds like the caliper needs replaced. Sometimes the pistons lock in the caliper and cause the brakes to drag. When the mechanic changed the brakes before, he pushed the pistons in all the way to accomodate the new brake pads. Now that they are wearing back down, it is getting to the warped spot in the caliper and starting to stick.

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How many miles has this car traveled ?
I have never heard of a front thrust rod bushing (could be a termaolgy thing).....
I would be getting a second opinion on this !


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SOURCE: 1998 S10 Blazer 4x4 Rear disc brake pads worn out

Make sure all the caliper slides are free from rust and make sure they are lubed. It sounds like the caliper isn't floating on the bracket.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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