There was a orange triangle lite on it says need front brake pads in 800 miles

There was a orange triangle lite on it says need front brake pads in 800 miles

(2015 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe)
no problem no noise a orange square triangle came on the dash to tell me need pads in 800 miles and lite went off computer is smart. Let me no before my pads got low and scraped the calipers.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? no problem wanted to get a idea how much pads would cost
How long have you had this problem? it was never a problem just letting me know in advance witch is awsome
Tags: bmw, 428i xdrive gran coupe
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on November 18, 2019

Yeah - that’s a pretty cool feature - it’s been around for many many years!
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on November 18, 2019

It is predominantly used on European vehicles.

There is a wear sensor located at each brake pad - as the pads wear down to a certain point - it touches the brake rotor and provides a ground circuit for that light you see.

Many other vehicle use a metal ‘squeaker’ tab that will let the ya know the brakes need to be serviced.
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on November 18, 2019

Yeah - that’s a pretty cool feature - it’s been around for many many years!
Sign in to reply
on November 18, 2019

It is predominantly used on European vehicles.

There is a wear sensor located at each brake pad - as the pads wear down to a certain point - it touches the brake rotor and provides a ground circuit for that light you see.

Many other vehicle use a metal ‘squeaker’ tab that will let the ya know the brakes need to be serviced.

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