Car Problem Reports

Volvo S40 Premature Rear Brake Pad Wear

Volvo S40 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Average Mileage: 50,616 mi (15,000 mi - 130,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 19,560 mi

    Rear brake grinding noise.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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!

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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    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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  • moonkim, , 37,000 mi

    no solution. sorry.

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  • bralan, , 19,836 mi

    Brake light activated

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