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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.

A: Hi there. The brake wear indicator will ill...

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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