I have a 02 GMC Serria 1500 pickup. It had about 109,000 I bought it in 2010. It currently has about 127,000 miles on it. This is my personal truck, so it does not driven a lot. It is kept in a garage when not being driven. The only things I have done to the truck since I bought it, other than regular service, was new front wheel bearings & rear brakes right after I bought it & new tires a couple of years ago.
About a month ago the anti lock brakes would sometimes activate when I stopped at a stop light. That kept getting worse to the point that it would loose all braking. Monday I took it to a local auto repair shop. They determined that a front wheel bearing was causing the problem. They replaced the bearing & all was fine. I put about 60 miles on the truck this week when I started noticing a grinding noise when slowing down, that got worse when pushing on the brakes. It felt to me like the grinding was in the front of the truck.
I took the truck back to the same repair shop. They found that a rear brake pad had failed & it was metal to metal contact on the rotor.
What are the chances that parts that were installed days apart nine years ago would fail days apart nine years later?