Hello Mark: Thank you for your reply.
I do not know what a new pad looks like so, to my untrained eye, there seemed to be some ways to go before the pad hit the metal "whatchamacallit."
What I did mention to the head of the Service Dept. Was that I thought my brake pedal seemed "low" after the brake job.
My recollection is that whenever there has been any maintenance to the car, the brake pedal usually feels "tighter" and "higher."
You use the word "play" in the brake pedal. How would that feel?
He discounted my concerns when I asked him if there might be an issue with the master cylinder that had been replaced. I asked him if that could have contributed to the excessive wear to my rear pads.
Another thing he mentioned was that if one uses the emergency brake and it doesn't disengage completely (even by "one click") that could cause a "drag" on the rear brakes.
However, I am the original owner of the car. I doubt if "all of a sudden" I unknowingly kept drving with an engaged emergency brake to the extent that I wore down my rears pads to such a degree that, historically, is contrary to my brake maintenance records.
Friday, May 30th, 2008 AT 5:49 PM