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
have the same problem?
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 4:23 PM