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    BRAKE PADS WORN

    Afternoon All,
    Have just got home from a trip with lots of hilly terrain and the "Pads Worn" warning message came up about 100 Km ago. How much leeway do I have before this becomes absolutely critical? It will be difficult to have the job done immediately as the vehicle may be needed.
    Thanks in advance
    Jim

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    You should have a lot of pad left on the side that has indicated it is low. The catch is that the wear indicator is only on one side of the vehicle.
    Brakes usually wear evenly but not always.
    It is best to pull off a wheel and check if you are going to be doing long distance.
    If the pads wear out and get to the disc you will normally hear a large noise.

    Ian
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    I had about 400km before I was down to 0.5mm of pad left.

    However........
    In that 400km I drove 200km without stopping BRAKE PADS WORN
    If used urban, depending on style, traffic, route taken etc - you could get the same, more or less....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ian4002000 View Post
    You should have a lot of pad left on the side that has indicated it is low. The catch is that the wear indicator is only on one side of the vehicle.
    Brakes usually wear evenly but not always.
    It is best to pull off a wheel and check if you are going to be doing long distance.
    If the pads wear out and get to the disc you will normally hear a large noise.

    Ian
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    Exactly..don't risk it..my rotor was ruined cause the pad that had no sensor was gone to metal..took only the trip home ...not by me... to stuff the rotor. Result..new pads and rotors needed😞

    I'd check asap😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by INter674 View Post
    Exactly..don't risk it..my rotor was ruined cause the pad that had no sensor was gone to metal..took only the trip home ...not by me... to stuff the rotor. Result..new pads and rotors needed😞

    I'd check asap😎

    As above, the sensor only indicates 25% of the pads... whereas usually it is 'Safe ' to drive a short distance with the warning on, it is usually more expensive to leave it longer...😲
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    You probably need new rotors as well,so won't make much difference,if the pads get very low.

    Once there is metal on metal,its pretty noticeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    You probably need new rotors as well,so won't make much difference,if the pads get very low.

    Once there is metal on metal,its pretty noticeable.
    My thinking slso..but perhaps the driver was otherwise diverted by the sound system. Actually when i drove it..the grinding was not that obvious...😞

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    I got the warning for the rears at 64K or thereabouts. Drove about 500 kay to home so that I could change them. Very little wear on the discs. Fronts are different though at 80K you can see the wear ridge. Pads are original and fine. Never had a car where the discs wore so quickly.... another nail in the D4s coffin.
    AlanH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATH View Post
    I got the warning for the rears at 64K or thereabouts. Drove about 500 kay to home so that I could change them. Very little wear on the discs. Fronts are different though at 80K you can see the wear ridge. Pads are original and fine. Never had a car where the discs wore so quickly.... another nail in the D4s coffin.
    AlanH.
    Jeez Alan, what more do you want? You have arguably the best braking system ever put into any non-race car, let alone a 4WD, arguably the best traction control system ever put into a 4WD, plus various stability features that all use the brakes. Something has to give; some component has to be sacrificed to provide for all of this. Brake pads alone can only do so much: they need a suitable surface to grip. Both pads and disks should be seen as sacrificial components, much like the LCA hydra bushes that assist in giving the D4 such a compliant ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATH View Post
    I got the warning for the rears at 64K or thereabouts. Drove about 500 kay to home so that I could change them. Very little wear on the discs. Fronts are different though at 80K you can see the wear ridge. Pads are original and fine. Never had a car where the discs wore so quickly.... another nail in the D4s coffin.
    AlanH.
    My rear pads currently have 140,000km on them and still going well.
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