2008 Ford Escape 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 27600 miles
I have had my 2008 Ford Escape 15 months, purchased new and only driven by myself. I have 27,600 miles on it. I commute to work about 46 weeks a year, and my average commute is 75 miles round trip 5 days per week.
I just took my Escape to a Ford dealer for a warranty repair of a transmission leak problem, and had the 30,000 mile inspection done as long as it was in the shop. They said my front brake pads were worn to 4MM and " crumbling" and should be replaced, and front rotors resurfaced.
Of my average 75 mile commute a day, about 65 miles is freeway/expressway driving where I virtually never come to a full stop. Maybe touch the brakes to slow down etc. The remainder of the commute is city driving but not frequent stops either.
Weekend travel is usually light. I do not " ride" my brakes or rest my foot on the brake pedal.
Does this sound reasonable that I have to have my brake pads replaced already? Am I doing something wrong that wears the brakes this fast? Any suggestions?
Bob in Buffalo NY
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 4:23 PM