There have been reports of premature rear brake pad wear. Our technicians recommend to inspect brake pads at each tire rotation interval.
Car Problem Reports
Volvo S40 Premature Rear Brake Pad Wear
Volvo S40 Problem
Average Mileage: 41,821 mi (15,000 mi - 76,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Volvo S40, 19,560 mi
Rear brake grinding noise.
The rear brake pads wore down to less than a millimeter after very light driving. I had to replace the pads and the rotors.
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.
no solution. sorry.
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!
Brake light activated