Brake Pads & Rotors May Wear After 20,000 Miles on Mercedes-Benz R350

As a way to increase braking performance, the brake pads and rotors are make of a softer material and may be in need of replacement after approximately 20,000 miles; owners should be vigilant about getting their brakes checked.

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Average mileage: 54,192 (20,000–115,356)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2011
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 20,000 mi,
have replaced front and rear pads twice each and car has 48K miles.
2010 Mercedes-Benz R350 28,000 mi,
Car brakes and rotors are shot! Also,need 4 new tires!!! Insane on a car that is town driven!!
2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 21,800 mi,
new rotor, pads and sensors ($900)
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 50,000 mi,
brake rotors gone. cost to repair $578.00. steering flex system leaking steering fluid. estimated cost to repair $3734.55. I can not afford this cost and future problems. I am trying to get some assistance with this problem. owned car four months.
2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 90,000 mi,
I have gone gone thru brakes at least every 20,000, that sucks