+1 on the quality of the factory brakes (on my 07). I recently did a thorough inspection of my brakes all around (60,000 miles) and the front pads have lots of material left. I anticipate over 100k miles on the front pads. The rears will go longer than that. I have never had a car that got that amount of service from the factory front pads/rotors.What does the noise sound like? Drums are usually silent. Also the rear brakes wear much less then the fronts. Sorry your having an issue so soon with your car. I am at 121k miles and my stock brakes are dead quiet still and my front pads still have alot of meat. My rotors are on their way out though.
If were me I would take off the drum and inspect myself. I hope nissan didn't put crappy parts on the newer cars. I am so impressed with my stock parts I'm considering buying OEM when it is time to change despite the prices being triple of aftermarket companies.
With that being said, it is entirely possible Nissan went with a different supplier (cheaper) for their brake parts in the recent past, which could affect wear and noise in a negative way.
Back to the topic of brake noise. I had some brake noise front and rear prior to my inspection. What I found was dry (no lube) on the caliper pins, and the contact points on the back of the pads. Also the rear brake noise was a faint squeak when letting off of the brakes. I applied high temp brake grease to the contact points where the rear shoes contact the back plate, and I lubed the caliper pins and contact points on the back of the pads.
No more noise and excellent pedal feel.