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Old 03-13-2015, 02:24 AM  
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Have 31000 miles on my Trek, just put on new tires, and tire place said rear brakes are about due to be replaced. Fronts looked about like new. Just wondering anyone else having this issue,

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Old 03-13-2015, 03:10 AM  
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Too few miles on my ride to tell, but with a four wheel disc vehicle the rears wear faster than a front disc/rear drum car.
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If any of your brake pads are due to be replaced, I would replace ALL of them, front and rear, and machine or replace all the rotors.

Also, brake fluid should be exchanged for new fluid if pads are to be replaced. Subaru recommends that every 30000 miles, the brake fluid is to be replaced. I personally will stick with the severe-duty cycle of 15000 miles due to my spirited driving.


My stock brake pads were pretty much done at 10000 miles. For my spirited driving, the fronts were far more worn-out than the rears, so I find it odd that your rears are more worn than the fronts, since the front brakes do more work than the rears.
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That doesn't sound right. I would get a 2nd opinion. If they are indeed worn, go see your dealer and see if they'll replace them under warranty. Only way I can see the rears wearing out faster than the fronts would either defective materials or perhaps the parking brake left on (assuming it's the rears that lock up).
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Have 31000 miles on my Trek, just put on new tires, and tire place said rear brakes are about due to be replaced. Fronts looked about like new. Just wondering anyone else having this issue,
31k is a little early to be changing factory pads in my experience. The rear pads should never be wearing faster than the fronts (even on a Subaru )

The front brakes are responsible for carrying a larger portion of the overall weight of the car and need to work harder to hold back that weight.

This is why you often see performance cars with huge front calipers and smaller rears. The WRX is a prime example of this.

You state that you were at a "tire place". I don't trust those kinds of places at all. Did you see the pads for yourself? I would do my own visual inspection and if the rears are indeed wearing faster than the fronts you need to visit your dealer.

Or stop driving backwards everywhere!
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Even if it is the case your are still covered under the 3/36k
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Even if it is the case your are still covered under the 3/36k
Usually pads are a wear item and not covered under warranty unless defective.
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I assume you live up north where they salt the roads. If that's the case probably it's the brake cable and moving parts. They have gotten rusted and hasn't return back to it's original position, thus causing premature wear.
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A reputable shop should measure the pad thickness and provide you with a copy. Then get a second opinion. As everyone has mentioned, usually fronts wear out first.
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Usually pads are a wear item and not covered under warranty unless defective.
Everything is covered under the 3/36 except tires and filters. I had some squeaky rear break pads that were just glazed and some scuffing took care of it but the dealer said they would replace them under the 3/36 if they were under 3/32" material left.
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