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Front brake pads continually wear out and destroy rotors can that be attributed malibu brake recall of abs sensor or is there another known problem

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Most likely the calipers pistons are sticking, and will need to be replaced. Also check the condition of the brake hoses, I've seen a few that the hose collapsed and wasn't letting the fluid back into the master cylinder, but usually it's the sticking calipers.

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