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Old 09-13-2014, 02:01 AM
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Rear Brake question

So we had service A at 8500 miles. I was recommended rear brake service that I declined as I didn't believe I would need REAR (not front) pad replacement after so few miles. Sure enough it seems I am near the end of the rear pads.

I am aware of MBs quick rate of brake wear in general and expect to service brakes at 20-30k miles.

This made me curious as this as well as many new cars apply brakes automatically for traction etc. If there should be a bug in the traction software that applies too much rear braking, a premature brake wear is eminent.

Anyone else has noticed this excess wear of the rear brakes and thinks that it may be other than normal wear and tear?
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just had the vehicle serviced for the first time today and, same thing it was an A service and they also recommended replacing rear pads as I only had one millimeter left he said the front brakes will probably need soon and also tires soon after. this is starting to get expensive quick.
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It is not normal for rears to go before the fronts. Even if you consider the wear and tear higher than non AMG.
That is why I have this theory that the tears are overused by the cars electronic nannies.
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My car had 18000 miles without strange brake wear... Though they needed to be replaced.
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My car had 18000 miles without strange brake wear... Though they needed to be replaced.
Did you have all the safety features turned on, namely lane keep assist etc
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Did you have all the safety features turned on, namely lane keep assist etc
Everything is turned off.... You bring up a great point and I would bet that those features are utilizing the rear brakes more than you would expect.
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Everything is turned off.... You bring up a great point and I would bet that those features are utilizing the rear brakes more than you would expect.
This makes a lot of sense. I am at 24k miles and need rear pads and rotors replaced. I have all the electronic features on. The SA was also baffled by the increased wear on the rear vs the front. He said he sees that a lot in the GLs...?
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The AMG braking mechanism is balanced so there isn't the dive effect. However, I've had rear rotors and pads replaced by 10k on all W166/X166 models over the years. We found it to be tied to the parking brake and I have never paid a dime for the replacements. Push back on your dealer.
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The AMG braking mechanism is balanced so there isn't the dive effect. However, I've had rear rotors and pads replaced by 10k on all W166/X166 models over the years. We found it to be tied to the parking brake and I have never paid a dime for the replacements. Push back on your dealer.
You mean they should replace the rear brakes under warranty?

That may be a tough sell...Id appreciate any advice or info that might help with that.
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They should submit as such. All I can tell you is that they did it for me on more than one vehicle.
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