It is not uncommon these days especially on vehicles with antilock brakes. My wifes Passat needed rear pads at 35,000 miles and I just replaced them again at 65,000. While more of your braking power comes from the front when the ABS kicks in it decides which brakes to apply or release the rears are getting more use because of this hence wear faster.
Hi, I brought my '04 E in to Honda dealer for front pad replacements. Upon checking, the service rep said that the front pads have 4mm left but that the rear are at 2mm. I have 55,000mi. Does it make any sense that the rears would have more wear than the front? I have never had my brakes worked on or replaced.