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#386 of 403 Re: 2010 Accord Coupe Brakes [jmillerjmiller]
Oct 08, 2010 (8:16 am)
This is undoubtedly an unfair question, but I'd love to know what you think of my Accord problems and whether you would get rid of my vehicle. Unlike your car, the rotors on my car have warped EVERY 10-15k miles! I fist noticed the problem when I had only 8k on the car! Right now, at 50500 miles, it has been 16k since my last brake job (which included brand new front rotors) and the shaking is getting severe, rather than simply minor or irritating. And, I'm not driving the damn car down hills or doing ANY hard braking. They just continue to warp!!!
With Honda's participation, I will replace all 4 rotors and all the pads next week. Frankly, I'm tempted to get the new brakes, find a new car I like and trade the damn thing in while the brakes are still in good shape! Between the brakes, mediocre handling, absolutely insufficient low-end torque, road noise and, most of all, the 1st-graderesque automatic transmission, I'd LOVE to get ride of this nice looking p.o.s.!
#387 of 403 Re: 2010 Accord Coupe Brakes [bug4]
Oct 08, 2010 (6:42 pm)
Looked back at the earlier post - it indicates you have an 08 Accord EX-L with 50,500 miles. When you drive that kind of mileage, it's very hard to ignore things, as you get reminded every day. I am ignoring the shakes on mine at this time. Back in 1992 I bought a new Dodge Dakota extended cab, and traded it in 8mo/12k miles later - and got my first import car (93 Honda Accord EX 5sp, Rosewood Brown Metallic - first one was the best too).
So you've taken that big depreciation hit that happens on a new car, and are driving about double the 'average' yearly miles (i used to do that too before the company van).
If you intend to trade it, IMO now is the time. Once you get to around 60k miles it will get into the high mileage bracket and result in the dealer sending it to auction, instead of trying to retail it on the used car lot (could reduce the bargaining room on trade in).
Financially, it usually makes the most sense to keep and maintain the car until it is so old that it needs a very major repair equal to the book value, then scrap it for parts. Because you loose on the trade-in, and get hit with another new car's first year depreciation.
Personally, when I was driving that type of mileage, I traded every two years around the 50k mark. But that is due mostly to liking new cars, and luckily having a job that allows the luxury. Since getting a company van for commuting, I still am trading about every three years. My 08 Accord right now has about 21k at the two year/2mo mark.
SO check repair ratings and test ratings of what you might want to own. Check your wallet, budget, anyone else that puts money in the household till. Shop and see what kind of numbers you get, special finance offers, etc. Then factor in piece of mind and time spent at the dealership. Sometimes you get a good one, other times a lemon - i've had a few of each. And a few dealers inept at repairing anything that is not so obvious a blind person could see it.
#388 of 403 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 12, 2011 (11:18 am)
A reporter is looking for owners who have had premature wear on the their Honda Accord and Honda Civic brakes. If you would agree to be interviewed by this reporter, please send your contact information to predmunds.com by Wednesday, December 14, 2011.
#389 of 403 Honda Brake Issues
Dec 28, 2011 (3:36 pm)
It seems like Honda's have brake issues inherently due to them being under engineered for the size vehicles they are built for. I have a 2010 Accord EXL, 4 door 4 Cyl, and the brake problems I have been having are unbelievable... At 12,000 miles the front rotors needed to be turned because of shimmy in the steering wheel. At 26,000 miles, the rear brakes were worn down to the wear strips and the front shimmy was back. The rear brakes I needed to pay for, but they paid for replacing the front rotors. Now the front brakes are shimmying again (car has 38,000 miles on it) and the dealer and Honda corporate will not cover it. For a car with 26,000 miles to need rear brakes is unbelievable. I had a 2000 accord with 182,000 miles on it and never needed the rear brakes done (they were drum brakes though). That same care had 2 sets of brake on it, that was it....
It is one thing for a car to have problems, they all do, but for the Honda to not stand behind it, that is poor. At least Kia has a 100,000 mile warranty and stands behind their cars... Honda has made some poor decisions recently, and it will catch up to them. We have been a Honda family for 22 years, and I am currently looking for a CUV and for the first time, it will not be a Honda. The Pilot has major brake issues also...
So I have a 2 year old car, that I can expect to replace the rotors every 12,000 miles... Crazy...
#390 of 403 Re: Honda Brake Issues [budzinsk]
Jan 07, 2012 (12:53 pm)
This is not a new issue. I have a 2003 Accord that gave horrible brake issues when new. It did settle down after rotors were replaced and discs twice before 12000 miles, but I have that familiar wobble on the steering right now at 77,000 miles again. My daughters LX2000 suffers the same issue - I thought it was the way we drove!!!
#391 of 403 Brake Problems
Jan 29, 2012 (9:55 pm)
Has anyone had the brake problems with the 2011 or 2012 Accord? Thinking of trading in my current car and getting the Accord Sedan.Thanks in advance for any replies.
#392 of 403 Re: Brake Problems [BobL242]
Jan 31, 2012 (1:45 pm)
Family member just got a 2012 accord recently (I drive an 09 accord). I drove it, and it seems to brake better than my 2009. But only time will tell as to how long the brakes will last.
It usually takes a year or 2 to find out.
#393 of 403 Re: 2010 Accord Coupe Brakes [elroy5]
Aug 09, 2012 (10:56 pm)
I love my 2009 Accord V6....however the brake pads and rotors are definitely a problem. I had a 1995 Nissan Maxima which I drove 400,000 kms before I had to replace the rotors due to minimum tolerance. I never had to have them machined and they never warped. I averaged about 140,000 kms per set of rear pads and 80,000 kms for front pads same driver "me" with same type of driving and driving habits. Downshift coming down hills to avoid heating up etc. etc. With the Accord and 40,000 kms and rear pads were totally worn out so I installed a good quality set myself at a cost of around $30. The fact that the rear pads went first is very odd as the fronts still had 60% left on them. Then at 60,000 kms the front rotors are warped which I have driven till 99,000 kms which has irritated me to the point of dealing with it this week. Again great car but I am pricing out some high end performance rotors for the front and some good pads as I know if I take the rotors to honda and have them machined they are just going to warp again. As I am installing the rotors and pads myself the cost should be less than $300 so overall as the car as not so much as had a light bulb burn out I am still happy. However honda should own up and contact all owners to offer to upgrade pads and replace any warped rotors with better quality ones and last but not least re-balance the distribution of the braking power more to the front which I suspect is causing the premature wear on the back. I am not even going to bother going to honda dealer as they will say it is probably because of my driving habits that this has happened....but I know it's the materials and engineering of the braking system.....
#394 of 403 Re: 2012 Honda CRV-EX-L bad Brakes
Sep 24, 2012 (6:38 am)
Brake noise and Tarrytown, NY Honda refuses to check without charging. I would never buy a Honda again from tarrytown. Wost service and left me with no pick up ride on Friday. They sell cars then just don't care and want to charge you for waranty service on a new car! Promise to drop you off and then pick you up, and then at 4 PM say sorry find your own way to dealership. DO NOT BUY CARS FROM TARRYTOWN, NY HONDA!!!!
#395 of 403 Re: 2012 Honda CRV-EX-L bad Brakes [raforan]
by kirstie_h HOST
Sep 24, 2012 (7:46 am)
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