Well Dulcie C, as for the rotors...........I don't see a problem at all with them. They have lasted 5 years on that car. That is fantastic. Rotors have wear limits. They start off new at one thickness, say inch and then as you drive and apply brakes, the metal still wears down. Many times when brake jobs are performed the rotors are turned, not replaced. That means put on a metal lathe and some of the metal cut away to ensure the surface is nice and even to allow the brake pads to run smooth on it. Some can be turned several times; some depending on the wear cannot. They are measured each time to ensure they are within safety thickness standards. When they are checked, they can be good and within limits. Then the next brake job worn down past the limits. So for rotors to last about 5 years, that is fantastic.
As for the front being "unusual" I don't see that. The rotors were never replaced if I understand you correctly. Again refer to the top.
Now for front brakes. Most of the time the front wear more due to the weight of the car during stopping. So that seems normal and to last that long, that is great!
The only thing odd to me is you had the rear pads replaced in 2008 and then also in 2009. That is the only thing odd to me. The rear pads should have lasted longer than that unless there was a problem.
As for the cost. I have attached an estimate. They are almost right on with mine. So I don't see a problem there.
So I wouldn't worry about trying to have them pay. Again, the only question in my mind was were the rear pad really changed in 2008.
Does this help you..........
Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.
Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 AT 8:16 PM