I've got a 2010 4x2 Patriot with 51,000 miles on it. I bought it used with 34,000 a year ago.
When I got it, it had new tires and brakes, the tires now need to be replaced. I'm okay with that.
The breaks seem to be in decent shape. The problem I have is that every now and again, when I'm stopping, I hear a loud metal on metal squeak. It happens when I back out of my driveway (it's a decline down to the street) and sometimes when breaking. Maybe 15-20% of the time breaking.
Anyone experience this or have an idea what it might be? I'm not breaking when going down the driveway, yet it still makes the noise.
Did you mean you had OEM tires? Or did it get new replacement tires when you bought it? I'm with Metaxa if those were new and worn out after only 17,000 miles. Only 34,000 from the factory tires isn't very impressive either.
If you got 51,000 out of the factory tires, you did OK.
If you're talking about a squeak, my rear brakes squeak on my 4X2 just before I come to a stop when I'm braking. Always have. The dealer declined to replace the pads. Service mgr said they get dirt in there and she could have them cleaned, but it would be a waste of money. As soon as I got more dirt in there they'd be squeaking again, and I'd come back angry.
Rear brakes (on any vehicle) tend to squeak because they do less work and they will gather rust. They'll rust faster if you park on a dirt driveway, too.
If you're getting a persistent squeak-squeak-squeak on every rotation, its probably the wear indicator telling you to replace the pads. Seems premature at 54,000, however. Some people are getting phenomenal longevity out of Patriot brakes; I'm still on originals at 85,000, and others on this site have gone over 100,000.