2007 Santa Fe Brake issue FOLLOW-UP

A few weeks ago I posted a query about the expected/average life of brakes of this type of vehicle. Mine at 48K and needing brakes to me seemed too early.
I finally had to have the brakes reparied. Here's what was found.
The left rear caliper sliders were corroded which kept the caliper from returning properly. The inside pad was worn complete down into its metal backing plate at an angle. This, of ourse, scored the rotor but it was able to be turned.
The other three wheels... estimated another 20K+ of life left. But seeing how it was in the shop I had the pads replaced and the system cleaned.
So, the message here... if you drive a vehicle like this, be SURE to have your brakes inspected regularly to avoid a costly repair.
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That is a fairly common symptom with any brand of car. Happens more in areas of high moisture, snow, etc. My Regal rear brakes were the worst though. Calipers were rebuilt a few times.
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