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Brake wear warning message USA
Brake wear warning message Canada
A warning message will be displayed on the multi-function display of the instrument panel if the brake pads are worn, excessively.
For information on warning messages on the multi-purpose display:
Brake pads and brake disks
Wear on the brake pads and brake disks depends to a great extent on the driving style and the conditions of use and therefore cannot be expressed in actual miles on the road.
The high-performance brake system is designed for optimal braking effect at all speeds and temperatures.
Certain speeds, braking forces and ambient conditions (e.g. temperature and humidity) can therefore cause the brakes to "squeal".
Obstructed brake pedal
Unsuitable or incorrectly installed floor mats or objects can obstruct the movement of the brake pedal or prevent application of the brake pedal.
In heavy rain, while driving through water or after leaving a car wash, the braking action may be delayed and increased pressure may be required.
Reduced braking efficiency
After a long drive over salted or gritted roads, a coating may form on the brake disks and pads that significantly reduces friction and therefore also braking effect.
For information on brake fluid and checking the brake fluid level:
New brake pads or linings
New brake pads have to be "broken in", and therefore only attain optimal friction when the car has covered several hundred miles or km.
The slightly reduced braking ability must be compensated for by pressing the brake pedal harder. This applies whenever the brake pads and/or brake disks are replaced.