MINI Tech Tip: False "Service Due" Message For Brake Pad Thickness

Mini Cooper Tech Tip: False ‘Service Due’ Message For Brake Pad Thickness

Brake pad thickness warning message is displayed even if the pads are above specifications. The mathematical calculations made by the Condition Based Services Module (CBS) do not agree with the actual brake wear. The CBS uses inputs like vehicle speed, pedal pressure and rotor temperature to determine if the pads require replacement.

Models: Some 2011-2012 Mini 

Problem:

Brake pad thickness warning message is displayed even if the pads are above specifications. 

Cause:

The mathematical calculations made by the Condition Based Services Module (CBS)  do not agree with the actual brake wear. The CBS uses inputs like vehicle speed, pedal pressure and rotor temperature to determine if the pads require replacement.  

Correction:

Re-flash the CBS module with new software.  

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