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Brake pads and rotors last much longer on hybrid?

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#1 OFFLINE   mnosek

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 09:15 PM

Have FFH owners found that the friction brake parts last much longer than normal cars?  This should be the case, right?  Since so much of the stopping force is being done by the regenerative brakes?









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#2 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 09:47 PM

The friction brakes should last more than 100k miles, if the driver and car are working correctly. 

We have some owners of earlier model FFH's that have gone much, much longer.


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#3 OFFLINE   lolder

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 12:07 AM

A member here changed the pads of a 2010 FFH at 140,000 miles and they were worn half way down.


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#4 OFFLINE   hytibill

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 11:31 AM

As another data point, I have a 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid that required the rear rotors and brake pads to be replaced at 21,000 miles. The pads were only half-worn, but the rear rotors were rusted and heavily grooved. The front rotors and pads were just fine. Odd that the back wore off so quickly. 



#5 OFFLINE   johnnyp12

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 12:08 PM

I just had to change my rear brakes on my 14 FFH. I just hit 90k. I was trying my best to have them last longer by engine braking every now and then. When I was changing them I noticed my rear wheel bearings are getting quite worn, my brother said they'll need replacing soon. The wheels don't move as easy as they once did. I think this is contributing to my 38mpg.



#6 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 12:46 PM

How did you determine they are getting worn? To determine if there is something wrong with them you would have to remove them for a visual inspection. If they are playing a role in reducing your MPG, then they are likely running hot and would show signs of pitting and/or discoloration. It is also likely they would  be making noise.



#7 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:23 PM

With 144k mi. mine show no grooving and practically look new.  With 80% hwy  miles probably makes a noticeable difference. :)

 

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#8 OFFLINE   openair

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:11 AM

2014 Fusion energi. Failed safety at 40k miles due to rusty rotors after the dealer said everything was fine.  Machined.  Less than four months later, 50k miles, dealer recommends machining the fronts again and replacing the rear.  The pads are fine.  The rotors are rusty, discolored and have begun flaking off in spots.  Private shop says they would still currently pass a safety unlike 4 months ago but recommended they all be replaced soon (do not machine again, never should have been machined) and recommended some coated aluminum rotors that might resist the rust better from the lack of use hybrid brakes see.

 

80% highway miles with little to no stop and go traffic.  I live in southern Ontario, Canada.


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#9 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 11:51 AM

If the rotors are rusting due to lack of use, then periodic firm braking might be a simple solution to this problem. Once or twice a week (or even once per day) drive like an ICE driver and brake hard as you approach the stop light/sign. The increase in fuel costs will be a non-issue compared to the cost of brake repairs.



#10 OFFLINE   openair

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 12:28 PM

I've tried that.  Driving on the highway daily it's either brake brake hard at certain ramps or start braking while still on the freeway.  Plus other drivers cause me to occasionally as well too.  Them flaking is a caused by them heating up too much, now that they've been machined, when they do get used. 



#11 OFFLINE   bdginmo

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 02:27 PM

Our 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid had 100k miles on it before we sold it and we never changed the pads, rotors, or drums. They were still fine when it was sold.

 

Our 2012 FEH had the lowest maintenance cost at 100k of any vehicle we have ever owned.


Edited by bdginmo, 25 March 2017 - 02:29 PM.

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