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1 year ago, I bought New Discovery 5. Now it is 15,800 miles and went to service for Oil change.
Service consultant asked me to change rear brake pad and rotor and it cost more than 1,000 dollars.
Does it make sense?
This means every 15,000 miles I have to pay more that 1000 dollars to change brake pad and rotor.
Does it make sense?
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Seems awfully early but driving styles and traffic varies. Have you looked at the pads and rotors to see if they are needing replacement?

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At 16K miles it seems way too early to need new rotors unless they were warped. You should learn to change the brake pads yourself; very easy. I would have asked for the specs on the rotors; if they were still in spec, I would not have changed them out. And no, you should not have this expense every 16K miles. Suggest you look around for another mechanic unless this would void your warranty.

By the way, your rear pads should last much longer than the front so I have no idea what happened. I have had my '99 DII for over fifteen years and have not changed the rears more than once or twice that I remember.
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No, I don't.
I leased Lexus GX460 before this car and I did not change pads and rotors till I return at 30,000 miles.
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I have over 20,000 mi on mine and my brakes are still practically new. And I drive regularly in the Rockies, though I'll say I have the 3.0L diesel and I downshift on long downhills.

If an amber warning light was not on, then your brakes were not worn. The D5 has wear sensors that will trip as the pads wear down through the sensors and break a connection.

My 2010 Touareg 3.0 TDI got 77,000 miles out of the OEM pads - and that was when the sensors tripped and indicated the pads needed to be changed.

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