Just found out that our 2011 JGC with 54K miles needs rear brakes. Had a slight but mostly inaudible squeak that ended up being from the wear indicators scoring the rotors.
Front brakes are still fine.
Sure that real-life brake wear is all over the place but would this be a reasonable amount of mileage to get out of the rears? Also would we have saved a lot if we had somehow caught the wear in time or is replacing the rotors typical for most brake jobs nowadays? A bit frustrated as well because the dealer claims to do a complete check at each oil change and we had no indication of a problem 6K miles ago.
Also wondering if it's common for these vehicles to wear out rears before fronts. Had a similar situation with my other daily driver, a Volvo S40, rears lasted about 55K miles and the fronts are still OK at 70K (although I do have rotor issues on the fronts).