Discussion in 'Local Prius Club Main Forum' started by grnbean, Dec 18, 2009.
When (at what mileage) did you get your brakes replaced? and where? and how much was it?
Front brakes are usually good for over 100,000 miles. Rear brakes last almost forever.
Generally, with the Prius, rust will kill your brakes before they actually wear out.
wow good to know!
i ask just because my brakes are squeaking occasionally when i slow down to exit freeways
i'm currenty at 38,000 miles and i don't feel any warping/pulsating feeling yet...only the occasional squeaking
hard to believe that my brakes are gonna last me till 100k
Could what you hear as squeaking just be some regen braking sounds?
no. for sure it isnt the regen
Mine were still looking good at 118,185 miles when I traded up for a 2010.
Noisy brakes are common on the Prius. The problem comes from lack of use. Unlike a normal car, the Prius brakes get so little use that they tend to rust.
If your brakes get noisy, an easy fix is to exercise them a bit. Find an open stretch of road, drive up to 40 mph or so, shift into N, and brake until you slow down to around 20 mph. Shift back into D and repeat the process a few times.
Braking in N defeats regenerative braking, which forces the Prius to use the friction brakes.
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