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We bought a used 2008 Mercury Mariner (4wd premier) under 3 months ago from a reputable dealer.

We took it in for a service today, with the dealer that we bought the car from (its got just under 30K miles) and to our shock were told we need to have the bake pads and brake rotors replaced-apparently the rotors are so rusted its dangerous. We were quoted $425 for the job… Is this a good price for the job? It sounds like a lot to spend on the car especially just after buying it under 3 months ago. Also shouldn't the brakes last longer than 30K?

Do we have any go back on the dealer? Would it be better/cheaper to get the work done else where?

Any help would be much appreciated…
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PROBABLY NOT, but then again you never know. I have an 08 with about 29k miles on it I recently changed my rotors and front brakes (check out my thread on It) cause 1 the dealership kept bugging about getting It done cause my brakes were down to less than a 1/4 and 2 I wanted new drilled rotors. Any how, turns out that the front break pads weren't even half way used and if the fronts werent half used the backs definitely aren't even touched. Can u get a close up pic of your brake and rotors. I really doubt they need,to be changed.
 

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And about the rotors, the OEM's will rust up any time there is any moisture around. Even on the where the brake pad contacts the rotor. But driving it will scrap that away everytime, even if it sat for several months the brake pad with scrap away any rust or grime. The only way that there would be a problem if the rotor was warped. But you would feel that when braking as if the car was vibrating.
 

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For that kind of money, you should do it yourself.
Or just go to Midas and get a lifetime warranty. My Escape has 76k miles on it and I've changed the front brakes 3 times. All 3 times it was because of warped rotors. First I had the OEM swapped for Raybestos around 30k. Those were swapped for an unknown ceramic brand around 38k. Finally I just got the Midas brand. I paid a ton for the ceramics and they lasted no longer than the OEM's. I must do a good job of heating them up and going thru puddles... :shrug:
 

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Unfortunately, front brake rotors are one of the weak parts of the Escape since day one.
They get warped as soon as it gets ...cloudy.
In Europe some owners have them changed with the Brembo brand which are a direct OEM part.
 

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And about the rotors, the OEM's will rust up any time there is any moisture around. Even on the where the brake pad contacts the rotor. But driving it will scrap that away everytime, even if it sat for several months the brake pad with scrap away any rust or grime. The only way that there would be a problem if the rotor was warped. But you would feel that when braking as if the car was vibrating.
I sent you a pm about the rotors.
 

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got it :)P
 
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