powersurge wrote:Two comments.. First, I have never heard of a set of brake pads going 75K miles, especially in an SUV.
The brake pads on our 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid, which I purchased in April of 2002, are now 15.5 years old and have over 120,000 miles on them. The pads still have plenty of material on them and the braking is still as silky smooth as it was the day I brought the car home. I suppose I may need to replace the pads someday. Time will tell.
The LEAF is accumulating about the same number of miles each year as the Honda Civic Hybrid did, but I do not expect the brake pads to last nearly as long. First the vehicle is quite a bit heavier plus with three capacity bars gone, we often get NO (zero, zip, nada) regen on the nearby mountains this time of year meaning we must use friction brakes to maintain speed.