On 28 March 2008, I told my dealer that the brakes were squeaking. The car had 20,354 miles on it. I bought the car in Feb 2007 and never heard any brake noises. The dealer said the brakes were fine. The noise continued and about a week ago got worse. It changed to a scraping sound. Now, 21 August 2008, 5 months and 6401 miles later (mileage 26755) the entire brakes pads and rotors need to be replaced. This does not seem like normal wear and tear. It appears to be an inferior product or a dealership driven to get more money from its customers--knowing if they do not fix the brakes pads earlier they will get more money for a bigger job quite soon. If the brakes were fine, they should not have deteriorated so quickly, after the initial problem.