There have been reports of premature rear brake pad wear. Our technicians recommend to inspect brake pads at each tire rotation interval.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Volvo S40 Premature Rear Brake Pad Wear
Volvo S40 Problem
Average Mileage: 50,616 mi (15,000 mi - 130,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Volvo S40, 19,560 mi
Rear brake grinding noise.
Visitor, 2008 Volvo S40, 32,000 mi
I purchased the car new. At 32,000, it was necessary to replace the front brakes: pads and rotors. Now at 37,000, the dealer tells me it is necessary to replace the front and rear brake pads and rotors. I have owned many care, but I never had to replace the brakes as often and I am with this car....
Where can I get a good price to perform this service.
Visitor, 2005 Volvo S40, 69,000 mi
Had my brakes checked with a tire rotation at a new place. They said ther front ones looked like new, the back ones were worn down to the rotars. I had to get both pads and rotors replaced.
Visitor, 2008 Volvo S40, 75,000 mi
Rear pads wore out before the front. Not a big deal just never seen that before. No Issues changing them out, just left a deposit for the tool loan at the auto part store and about $70 for the pads. Done!
Visitor, 2006 Volvo S40, 53,000 mi
Purchased new in2006, now 20% of rear pads remains, while at front 80% is left. No solution that I am aware of. Seems most unusual.
The rear brake pads wore down to less than a millimeter after very light driving. I had to replace the pads and the rotors.
no solution. sorry.
Brake light activated