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Paul Reinsmith 09-03-2008 05:47 PM

Brake Pad Warning after 27k miles
 
My girlfriend has a 2005 325XI and last weekend her brake pad warning light came on. She, although not a great driver, does not drive hard and has never put the car on a track. This seemed early to need pad replacement. Does anyone have insight if this is normal at this mileage level or year?

Colemanator02 09-03-2008 05:49 PM

27,000?:hmm:

simsima325 09-03-2008 05:50 PM

could be a sensor failure. only way to be sure is to get in there and check the brake pads.

BTW, moving this to the Brake forum, you will likely get better answers there :) welcome!

keith_m3-4 09-03-2008 05:50 PM

This does seem ealry.. it's easy to check.. look through the spokes on the wheels and see how much of the pad is left.. maybe she rides the brakes a lot? If it's still very thick then perhaps the wear sensor wire broke thus triggering light.

TopasBlau46 09-03-2008 05:51 PM

Seeing as I believe these should be replaced at Inspection I (30,000) and Inspection II (60,000), and she is close to 30,000, I would say it is normal. She probably wore them out quicker than "normal" though, I'm not familiar with BMWs warranties though I would imagine they are covered.

Colemanator02 09-03-2008 05:52 PM

Brakes are not covered

keith_m3-4 09-03-2008 05:55 PM

Brakes are covered under maintainance plan.

TrippinBimmer 09-03-2008 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keith_m3-4 (Post 8479097)
Brakes are covered under maintainance plan.

x2....

Chris-TK 09-04-2008 03:29 PM

Could either be that she does need new brakes, or that the sensors are worn. Best way to check is to take a wheel off and check the pads and the front left and rear right sensors.

keith_m3-4 09-04-2008 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by christkharris (Post 8484215)
Could either be that she does need new brakes, or that the sensors are worn. Best way to check is to take a wheel off and check the pads and the front left and rear right sensors.

Sensors don't wear, they are either tripped or not.

Chris-TK 09-05-2008 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by keith_m3-4 (Post 8485073)
Sensors don't wear, they are either tripped or not.

Didn't mean worn, I mean faulty or tripped. My bad.

Gts 09-05-2008 04:12 AM

I have ATE Power Disc on the front and Textar brake pads and the pads are worn after 16000 km
Is it because of the discs or is it Textar too soft ?

tfoxsf 11-08-2010 03:23 PM

My brakes just bit the dust after 25K miles. OEM rotors and pads. Not that surprised as I drive up and down steep San Francisco streets every day. I confirmed it was not a faulty sensor (in my case) and indeed the pads were less than 3mm.

starkfu 11-12-2010 05:10 PM

I had the issue where there was too much slack in the sensor wire and the wheel rubbed through it - replaced sensor and all was good.

Chris-TK 11-12-2010 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tfoxsf (Post 12441608)
My brakes just bit the dust after 25K miles. OEM rotors and pads. Not that surprised as I drive up and down steep San Francisco streets every day. I confirmed it was not a faulty sensor (in my case) and indeed the pads were less than 3mm.

Cool story.


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