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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-27-2010, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone have to replace brakes yet?


Wondering how long the brakes last on these things. I have a 2009 AWD.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-27-2010, 11:04 PM
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Re: Anyone have to replace brakes yet?

My 2009 LTZ (purchased 4/09) has 27000 on it, and getting a brake squeal in the L front. Drove to dealer and he said it's okay, don't need to change pads yet. Will keep monitoring.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 01:17 PM
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Re: Anyone have to replace brakes yet?

On the acadia forum- more older lambdas there-- and I think it ranges from 30K to 60K.
But I really hope to get 60-70K.
(Im basing this on my 03 Trailblazer- getting 77,000 on the front pads- and at 154,000- I still have factory rear pads).
My Traverse is driven in the same conditions that the Trailblazer was--- the only difference is the Traverse is FWD--- so I suspect that my diminish pad life a bit.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2010, 09:29 PM
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Re: Anyone have to replace brakes yet?

Why would FWD wear out faster?

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Re: Anyone have to replace brakes yet?

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Why would FWD wear out faster?
oh wait--- or is it the tires that wear out faster on FWD?

Its either the brakes or tires that tend to wear out faster on FWD. Maybe its the tires.

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Re: Anyone have to replace brakes yet?

Because the front drive is pulling the vehicle and the majority of the weight of the vehicle, the tires will wear out quicker on the front end. They also do all the steering and side to side movement when turning the steering wheel. Because of the way brake systems are designed, the front brakes will also wear out quicker than the rears.

I have done the front brakes on my truck three times, and am still running the factory pads on the rear. The truck is rear wheel drive with 130000 miles!

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 05:33 PM
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Re: Anyone have to replace brakes yet?

ok see... I know I was onto something...

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Re: Anyone have to replace brakes yet?

In this type of vehicle, it is possible that the front brakes may wear out faster than the rear ones.

I'm guessing, but if you are not a hard brake pusher I'd expect the brakes to last well over 50,000 miles if not much longer.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 01:49 PM
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Re: Anyone have to replace brakes yet?

Just got my Traverse back from the dealer (09/LS/FWD/27,000 miles) to have the front rotors replaced and the rear rotors resurfaced, all covered under warranty. The service writer said the pads both in front and rear looked good and would probably last 50-60,000 miles. Unfortunately GM does not put enough nickel in their rotors for people like me here in Buffalo, NY whose cars are subjected to a lot of road salt in the winter time. This causes rust and rotor warping. The brakes feel a little squishy now. Anyone else have the same feeling?

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Re: Anyone have to replace brakes yet?

no squishy brakes here--- and no brake work either--- Im really expecting mine to last 50-70,000

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