I needed new rear brakes at 27k, is this normal? Volvo told me I will need front breaks at the next oil change. Seems earlyl to me. Anyone else have this issue?
Very common in newer cars as the brake bias between front and rear with stability control has changed. My company supplied 2017 Ford Explorer has had two sets of rear pads and the front pads are still fine after 65K miles. The Volvo dealer where we bought our XC40 also stated that the rear pads will wear out well before the front pads. My other vehicle is a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee that also wears out the rear pads before the front. This goes against all my past experiences with vehicles.A couple of thoughts - how the rears would wear out before the fronts is hard to understand. Your car will tell you when its time to replace the brake pads. All modern cars have a brake wear sensor that will indicate when its getting close to the time to replace the brakes. With the exception of braking in reverse 80% of the braking happens with the front brake system. I would also expect the front brake PADS to need to be replaced well before the rotors. Be careful of "service recommendations " and refer to the manual.