2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Q&A
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Question: Brake pad warning light has come on
My 2004 SL 500 recently has displayed the warning light indicating brake pad ware. Is this to be expected after only 27,000 miles? If so would it be for the front, back or both? Do rotors typically get replaced along with pads? - Visitor
It could be either- front or back. Usually the front goes out first. It has to be checked by a technician. There is a minimum thickness specs for the discs, so if it goes below this after machining it needs to be replaced. Since the warning is on, you need to replace the brake pad's wear indicator also. Zee - ZeeTech
WARNING THAT SAYS: BRAKE MALFUNCTION STOP CAR. ALSO ABS LIGHT IS ON ALONG WITH A VERY ANNOYING BELL AND ENGINE RUNS ROUGH. ALTHOUGH NO CODES ARE STORED.