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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:01 pm

powersurge wrote:Two comments.. First, I have never heard of a set of brake pads going 75K miles, especially in an SUV. 30-40K? Yes...
Second, I don't think there has to be an aftermarket for the Leaf pads.... Aren't they same as the Versa or Juke??


1. Semi-metallic pads 30k to 40k miles on SUVs with automatic transmissions; ceramic pads 70k or longer.

2. LEAF is much heavier than Versa and Juke so it has much bigger brakes. OEM ceramic pads should last at least 75k miles unless there is a lot of mountain driving combined with lack of regeneration caused by deteriorated battery.
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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:31 pm

This thread reminds me I have to use the friction brakes occasionally to avoid having the rotors rust.
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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:31 pm

powersurge wrote: .... I have never heard of a set of brake pads going 75K miles, especially in an SUV. 30-40K? Yes...


Depends on the SUV, driving style, and of course highway/city mix, but as an example many 1st. gen. BMW X3 owners get over 100K miles on front and rear pads.
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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:36 pm

103,500 miles and counting and per my local Nissan dealership @ 100K miles, the pads are still at about 60% of life left. :D

And no, I don't know of any LEAF driver who's had to replace his/her brake pads.
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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:49 pm

EU Leafs don't have the same brake pads as the ones made in Japan (2011-12).
New ones are much softer. Have a lot of copper in them. Also are extremely expensive.
Front set lasted for 90 000 km, 3 years. Vehicle has lot's of regen available.
Brake discs are excellent. Though they do rust up slightly it's non-issue.

I think US Leafs have different brake pad material.
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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:03 pm

Our LEAF's brake pads are down about 50%, which isn't too bad. It helps that we're no longer regularly using the LEAF, unfortunately, to descend the mountain that we live on. However, regen limitations have been affecting our local driving more and more, so I imagine we'll eventually have to change the brake pads.
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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:23 pm

Fred Flintstone never had a problem with brake-pads ;-)

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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:14 pm

Just replaced the front brakes on my 2012 LEAF at 77,700 miles and exactly 6 years.

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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:32 am

larrycookjr wrote:Just replaced the front brakes on my 2012 LEAF at 77,700 miles and exactly 6 years.


Are you on your first or second battery pack? Trying to determine when you went through a period of reduced re-gen...which would (theoretically) cause additional brake wear.
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Re: Has ANY LEAF required a brake pad replacement yet?

Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:08 pm

Stanton wrote:
larrycookjr wrote:Just replaced the front brakes on my 2012 LEAF at 77,700 miles and exactly 6 years.


Are you on your first or second battery pack? Trying to determine when you went through a period of reduced re-gen...which would (theoretically) cause additional brake wear.


First a correction, it was the rear brakes that were replaced. I find that odd as any other car I've owned always went through front brakes faster.

I have the original battery, down 25% according to LeafSpy, down 2 bars on the dash. I have to charge to 100% (currently 214 GIDs) half the year to make my 40 mile one-way commute. So for half the year I lose regen for the beginning of each commute as well as due to the cold, typically between 10 and 30 degrees Fahrenheit for the worst few months.

Is my regen permanently reduced due to the battery degradation?

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