My 2010 Ford Fusion has to have the rear brakes replaced. They are also recommending new rotors and probably new calipers. The car has 44,5000 miles on it and the front brakes are just fine! If one searches history on this car, the rear brakes seem to have a problem with premature corrosion and wear. The estimate I am getting are all around $500.00, which is okay, except for it shouldn’t be a problem so soon. My question is this, is there anyway I can prevent this from happening again? I am easy on brakes historically and it is very strange indeed that the rears wore so fast when the fronts are good for another 40,000 miles they said. This car does have a recall on the lug nuts and wheel stems due to early corrosion.
I don’t want to throw good money after bad. If I’m spending the money, how can I be sure the calipers won’t hang up again and need premature replacement? I live in WI, so salt is an issue. I also basically use this car during the winter and not much in the summer, so it sits more than the average car. I sort of feel like this is on Ford, but no recall is forthcoming.
Any suggestions or help is appreciated.