Brake Pad Wear Warning Light

Max Hoepli mhoepli at
Mon Oct 17 20:15:11 PDT 2011

178,000 miles, almost 300,000km and still the original brake pads?!

-----Original Message-----
From: TonyEscobedo [mailto:TonyEscobedo at] 
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 22:22
To: Max Hoepli
Cc: w-t_audifans at; audi_owners_usa at;
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Subject: Re: Brake Pad Wear Warning Light

I'm having the same issue on my 2000 A6 2.8. I'm taking off the left front
wheel this weekend to see. It's dirtier than the other wheels so I'm
guessing its a sticky caliper. After all, the car has 178,000 miles. The
pads look more worn than the other side so I wonder if the inside pad on the
front left caliper is really worn down.

On Oct 17, 2011, at 10:17 PM, Max Hoepli wrote:

> The warning light is the whitish triangle with drum brake pad symbol where
> "OK" symbol illuminates. Warning illuminates as soon as I turn key to "on"
> position. Stays on while driving. Sometimes does not illuminate at all.
> Unpredictable.
> Ideas what is wrong?
> 1986 Type 44 Turbo Quattro, 315,000km
> Max
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