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Old 25 Jan 2012, 04:43 pm
nobody@nonospam.org
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Default Brembo brake pad life

I have a 2007 TL Type S. I don't drive it a lot, so the car only had
17000 miles the last time I took it to my dealer for service a few
months ago.

They told me the front brake pads were worn out! They showed me the pads
which allegedly were from my car, and they had only about 1 mm left
before the wear sensor would contact the rotor.

While I do frequently accelerate hard, I rarely brake hard. I'm very
suspicious that this dealer has scammed me. He charged about $250 just
for the new pads and the entire front brake job was about $450. They
told me this kind of wear is not unusual with the Brembo brake pads.

What kind of brake pad life have other owners seen? Thanks!

John
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Old 08 Feb 2012, 03:49 pm
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Default Re: Brembo brake pad life

My RSX is approaching 50K miles on the original pads. Most of the driving
is around town, which is harder on the brakes than highway driving.
<nobody@nonospam.org> wrote in message
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>I have a 2007 TL Type S. I don't drive it a lot, so the car only had 17000
>miles the last time I took it to my dealer for service a few months ago.
>
> They told me the front brake pads were worn out! They showed me the pads
> which allegedly were from my car, and they had only about 1 mm left before
> the wear sensor would contact the rotor.
>
> While I do frequently accelerate hard, I rarely brake hard. I'm very
> suspicious that this dealer has scammed me. He charged about $250 just for
> the new pads and the entire front brake job was about $450. They told me
> this kind of wear is not unusual with the Brembo brake pads.
>
> What kind of brake pad life have other owners seen? Thanks!
>
> John
> --
> Please reply in this newsgroup. I never post my true
> email address to prevent spam. Thank you.



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Old 08 Feb 2012, 06:31 pm
Scott W
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Default Re: Brembo brake pad life

I doubt your RSX has Brembos, what the OP was referring to.


"BK" wrote in message news:4aCYq.13079$rV2.785@newsfe11.iad...

My RSX is approaching 50K miles on the original pads. Most of the driving
is around town, which is harder on the brakes than highway driving.
<nobody@nonospam.org> wrote in message
news:at6dnfCHSag3GL3SnZ2dnUVZ5rWdnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>I have a 2007 TL Type S. I don't drive it a lot, so the car only had 17000
>miles the last time I took it to my dealer for service a few months ago.
>
> They told me the front brake pads were worn out! They showed me the pads
> which allegedly were from my car, and they had only about 1 mm left before
> the wear sensor would contact the rotor.
>
> While I do frequently accelerate hard, I rarely brake hard. I'm very
> suspicious that this dealer has scammed me. He charged about $250 just for
> the new pads and the entire front brake job was about $450. They told me
> this kind of wear is not unusual with the Brembo brake pads.
>
> What kind of brake pad life have other owners seen? Thanks!
>
> John
> --
> Please reply in this newsgroup. I never post my true
> email address to prevent spam. Thank you.


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Old 09 Feb 2012, 04:28 pm
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Default Re: Brembo brake pad life

responding to
http://www.motorsforum.com/acura/Bre...life-7361-.htm
Motorhead7 wrote:
Heavy SUV's often only get 10K from a set of front pads, doesn't seem
unreasonable to get 17K from a sports car.

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Old 26 Feb 2012, 11:13 pm
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Default Re: Brembo brake pad life

On Jan 25, 2:43*pm, nob...@nonospam.org wrote:
> I have a 2007 TL Type S. I don't drive it a lot, so the car only had
> 17000 miles the last time I took it to my dealer for service a few
> months ago.
>
> They told me the front brake pads were worn out! They showed me the pads
> which allegedly were from my car, and they had only about 1 mm left
> before the wear sensor would contact the rotor.
>
> While I do frequently accelerate hard, I rarely brake hard. I'm very
> suspicious that this dealer has scammed me. He charged about $250 just
> for the new pads and the entire front brake job was about $450. They
> told me this kind of wear is not unusual with the Brembo brake pads.
>
> What kind of brake pad life have other owners seen? Thanks!
>
> John
> --
> Please reply in this newsgroup. I never post my true
> email address to prevent spam. Thank you.


I've 2004 TL 6M with Brembo and have 101K miles now. I'm on my second
set on brembo pads. 17K for a new set is totally fishy unless you
brake hard all the time, which you do not.

-AJ
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