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#331 of 406 Brake pedal sinks at idle
Apr 25, 2010 (4:14 am)
2000 Honda Accord 6 cyl, EX, ABS,, Autotrans, discs front and back, 160K : For 2 years or so my brakes are fine at speed but at idle/standstill they are soft and go to floor slowly after pumping and pushing hard on them. Last year I did full front brakes (all parts replaced) and flushed system. No change in the soft pedal. This year I needed rear brakes, so today I replaced pads, rotors, calipers, hardware, everything. Pads were so broken up, I wonder if the rear brakes were even working !?! I flushed/bled the whole system 2 times for good measure. Still got same mushy pedal, so I replaced master cyl, and bleed system throughly. Stilll got this mushy pedal at idle ! Maybe rears still are not working at all? I wonder if this started when the dealer replaced my front-to-back brake lines a few years ago?
#332 of 406 Re: Brake pedal sinks at idle [jayvie]
Apr 25, 2010 (9:06 am)
It's the brake master cyclinder.
Common for Honda cars after 150K miles.
Put the car in neutral & pump the brake pedal a few times.
The symptom will get worse when the brake fluid gets hotter.
#333 of 406 03 6 cylinder accord brakes
Apr 29, 2010 (1:34 pm)
My wife just drove in with the distinct odor of burnt brakes--concentrated on the rear driver's side wheel area. The brake pedal is very hard to push--like the brakes are already engaged. The emergency brake has never engaged really well, it allows the car to creep on an incline without it being in park. The cable to the rear drivers side seems to hang down more than the other side. New master cylinder installed a couple of months ago along with new pads and turned the rotors. Get chattering (vibration feeling) when slowing from higher speeds. Help. I know Honda brakes aren't the greatest, but I'm at a loss of what to do on this.
#334 of 406 Re: Class Action Settlement [korchnoy]
May 12, 2010 (5:32 pm)
I purchased a new 2010 Honda Accord, which had a front end vibration problem from day one. Within one week of purchase, the dealer resurfaced the front rotors, which did not correct the problem. In the second week of ownership, the dealer now claims that the rear rotors need to be replaced. They claim the problem was caused by rust from the car sitting in storage for a few months. This is unacceptable for a new car and I'm concerned there's something the dealer is trying to hide about this car. Would appreciate any information, especially from those who have had similar experiences.
Korchnoy - would especially appreciate receiving information regarding your contact with the NHTSB, BBB, Attorney General of Massachusetts, and dealership GM and SM.
#335 of 406 Re: A Choice Maybe? [hackattack5]
May 12, 2010 (9:45 pm)
You are right NEVER BUY HONDA AGAIN. Your story is close to mine. I have 64,400 on my car and after going through the back brake issue at 33k I am looking at the same problem again. Honda says not their problem. Yet front brakes never have had an issue. Called the 1-800-999-1009 number at the suggestion of Honda dealer in Montgomery, AL. It is a defect I was, and Honda America tells me no because they DO NOT CARE. I will not toss more money at this car. Buying Hyundai Sonata 2011 tomorrow. Never thought I would leave HONDA after my success with the 2004 Accord, but they are going the way of GM and other American made cars. Edmunds needs to reevaluate their ratings of Honda. Apathy kills....I am dead to Honda. PS. They lied about MPG of 29 miles HWY. Been lucky to get 26. The 2004 v6 Accord gave me 32.
#336 of 406 More Brakes! 
May 18, 2010 (10:24 pm)
Well, my 08 is at 51k miles (bought it end of May 2008)
I had ALL of my brakes and rear rotors replaced at roughly 25k with metal to metal (although I had heard the brakes at roughly 20k) and my front rotor resurfaced. [All at pepboys] The resurfacing was a big mistake, at 15k later the front rotor wrapped and I didn't have them checked at 20k. (Warranty ends at 18k)
Although the current rear rotor and rest of the brake pad seem ok, I had it checked at 48k and the wear is about 80% for the back (or maybe 70%) I had to double check.
Does that sound about right?
Also would anyone like to suggest a quality front rotor for $30-$50 each
Also looking for shocks to be replaced soon because the technicians said it is starting to leak oil. Any suggestions for that too?
Sorry for all the newbie questions, but I'm too new at this, and school and other worries are taking up most of my time to look into this. but better now then never!
Also should I go to a dealership and ask for the newer calipers that people have been mentioning about?
#337 of 406 Re: Class Action Settlement [victorious3]
May 25, 2010 (7:53 am)
I purchased a 2009 accord. I have now 12k miles and need rotor work. I know what you mean. There is always a problem somewhere. What can we do. If I had stayed with the camry line what problems would that have brought.
#338 of 406 Re: Rear Brakes [fixcars4money]
May 25, 2010 (8:04 am)
well. I am here at the dealers. My rotors at 12k on a new 2009 need resurfacing. How long do you think it will last.
#339 of 406 Re: Class Action Settlement [victorious3]
May 25, 2010 (8:19 am)
I did not know until this week, that honda has a break problem. They have to resurface my rotors today. Living in colorado with all the mountain hills may cause me a problem
#340 of 406 Re: Class Action Settlement [300game67]
May 25, 2010 (12:14 pm)
Front or rear? I had my 09 front rotors resurfaced for the braking noise.