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This has to be one of worst vehicle I have every owned. Always something popping up on the dash. 2016 metris with only 14,000 miles on it. Never I had this many pop up ever even on cars with over 50,000 miles on it.
 

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Mine did it too. It just means your pads are getting lower and the calipers are requiring extra fluid and making the level lower. But, 14000 miles does seem a little early.
 

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Well my van is at the dealer getting service I told them about the break fluid warning and they sent me a pic of my break pads warn out completely. I still find it shocking with 14,226 miles I needed new pads front and back. I had an f150 towed 8,000lbs everyweekend 200 mile round trip and the breaks got replaced at 36,000 miles. Oh well got to get done.
 

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Mercedes vehicles are known for the rapid brake wear; The reason is that they choose stopping power over low wear more so than other companies. It is a compromise between the two in most cases. It does sound a little excessive even by Mercedes standards however.

If you were looking for Break Fluid, I have heard that Coca-Cola is known to destroy whatever it comes in contact with for a long period of time.
 

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Brake pad wear really has a lot to do with how the vehicle is driven.....and where its driven. My Metris has 5k on it and the pads have barely any wear...probably easily 85% remaining....pretty good considering 80% of its driving is city! At that rate we should easily see 35-40k+ miles on a set, which is about average for brakes on most MB's.
 

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I don’t drive hard at all. In nyc you can’t even go over 25 mph you be welcome home by a ticket in the mail. I guess this isn’t abnormal so I’ll take it for what it is. Let’s see what happens in another 14,000 miles.
 
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