Premature Rear Brake Pad Wear on Volvo S40

There have been reports of premature rear brake pad wear. Our technicians recommend to inspect brake pads at each tire rotation interval.

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Average mileage: 55,184 (15,000–130,000)
8 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
19 people reported this problem
9 people shared problem details
2008 Volvo S4032,000
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.
2005 Volvo S4069,000
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.
2008 Volvo S4019,560
Rear brake grinding noise.
2008 Volvo S4075,000
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!
Constant rotor wear - already replaced three times in two years; about every 8 months. Telltale giveaway is the shudder through the steering wheel when breaking at speed. Two of the replacements were done under warranty.
2006 Volvo S4053,000
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.
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