Q: Brake pads need replacement at only 16,000 miles

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The brake indicator light on the display came on. I've only put about 16,000 miles on them.

Hi there. The brake wear indicator will illuminate when your brake pads are worn or there is a problem with the brake pad sensors. The brake pads may be worn enough at 16,000 miles to warrant replacement. I suggest you have a professional, like one from YourMechanic, perform a brake inspection on your vehicle to reduce any further complications.

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