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Honda Accord, Sedan
#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.
#341 of 406 No turning rotors
May 25, 2010 (2:40 pm)
I would never have rotors turned. If the brakes are working fine, just replace the pads. If the rotors are warped, I'd replace them. Machining the rotors only makes them weaker, and more likely to warp again.
#342 of 406 Re: Class Action Settlement [300game67]
Jun 02, 2010 (4:38 am)
I have 2009 Accord and I have about 15k right now and I don't need to replace pads YET, I was wondering if I could still buy the pads for the future and still get reimbursed of $150 from the settlement?
#344 of 406 Re: Class Action Settlement [corkscrew]
Jun 02, 2010 (9:04 am)
yes, I've read that, still I am kinda fussy on how can I make a claim in the future if there is a deadline on filing a claim?