Quote Originally Posted by hogie50 View Post
Thanks for the replies guys. Brakes don't seem to be dragging. This is our son's car and I thought maybe he was riding the brakes or tailgating (therefore needing to brake hard) but having driven with him it doesn't seem so.

The car has been hard on brakes since we bought it from the local dealer in 2011. At that time my wife was the main driver and I know she drives well. Brakes show no signs of over heating and after the 3 early sets of front and set of rear warping, they have settled down but still give lousy lifespan. So far these have not warped.

I am newly returned to Volvos, so I may be full of it here -- but is there a brake proportioning valve of any sort and if so is it maybe faulty?