Had a shop do this once with my Merkur, Brought it in for a simple alignment. Guy comes back to me and says " well sir, after we aligned it we checked out the tires and brakes.. tires are on the edge and your brakes are shot. "
me: " really?? Thats funny cuz the tires are 5k mi from new and the front brake pads are not only brand new but the entire assembly is swapped from a RS Cosworth.. do you know what one of those even is? If you do, where would YOU source those parts locally? "
tech: " uhm.. uhhh.. well you're RO is at the desk and the car is all set...... "
me: " yeah, thought so"
Apparently they picked the wrong dude that day to attempt to hose over. I'm sure shadier shops do it pretty often with people that just dont know any better. If you're dealer says the brakes are fine.. not only should you post up on forums but you should report them to the local authorities that handle their business license.
a lot of 09's had clutch issues anyway.. there were reports of guys with toasted clutches in the first 2k mi.