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K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  ASE Certified Technician, Associates Degree in Automotive Technology, 15+ years in the trade
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How do I have to replace the rear brake pads since the

Customer Question

how long do I have to replace the rear brake pads since the sensor just went on
JA: How old are the rotors? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: rotors, not sure, 75k on car
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 2011 328i xdrive
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no, I will take to my mechanic
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no. just want to know how many miles I have, can't get to mechanic for couple of days
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 9 months ago.

Hello, the sensor first trips when there is 50% pad life left. You can safely got up to around 5,000 miles more, so you'll be fine to wait a few days.