Great question. I called a few dealerships in my area. There seems to be some question about the pads put on from the manufacturer. According to them, there is an option for semi-metallic and for ceramic. If this is the first time you are putting brakes on your car, have the tech take a look at the pads and they can confirm which pad you have on there.
〉 Answered on Dec 14th, 2010 by Audra Fordin, Owner at Great Bear Auto Shop
Your vehicle is shown with OE Equipment CERAMIC Brake Pads.
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〉 Answered on Dec 14th, 2010 by Diane Larson, Owner/Manager at Larson's Service
〉 Answered on Dec 14th, 2010 by Kerri Papajohn, Marketing Director at USA Sealants, Inc.