My rear pads disintegrated on the driver's side with about 14K on the clock. I think there is an issue with the pad design, not shimmed properly, caliper pins not lubricated, or maybe even the calipers. I replaced them myself with aftermarket pads and haven't had an issue since, almost 16K later. I lubed the caliper slides myself and made sure I did the brake job properly (I'm an experienced DIY, but it's not hard to do).
I'm at nearly 30K now, and there is still plenty of life left on the front brakes and replaced rear pads with VERY aggressive driving style. So I don't think it's the material of the pads themselves that's the issue.
Point being, I think they are throwing the same poorly designed parts at the problem and don't do preventative stuff to all of the associated brake hardware when they have it apart. My 2 cents.
2017 F-Pace R-Sport 3.5t in IRR, 1950 Ford F1 pickup
Last edited by Dakar09; 04-10-2019 at 10:58 AM.