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
So, the message here... if you drive a vehicle like this, be SURE to
have your brakes inspected regularly to avoid a costly repair.