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Old 11-12-2012, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Needsdecaf View Post
It's in that same vehicle status menu, there's something about service required. Don't remember off the top of my head....

Lists inspections, front brakes, rear brakes, brake fluid, overall vehicle check.
Yes, it's in the list of service items, separate for front and rear brakes. However, I think that is just the recommended interval, I don't think there is any active monitoring of the actual pads, certainly not the rotors. The car (like all others) is equipped with pad "wear indicators" that will emit loud screeching sounds (while NOT braking) when the pads are reaching end of life. Most likely, your dealer will have checked the pad wear long before that occurs during an oil change or other matinenance visit. Oh, I've owned 3 BMW's, and have never changed a brake pad (or tire, for that matter). The "oldest" of my previous BMW's had about 46K miles and the pads still had plenty of wear left.
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