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Honda Civic, Brakes, Engine, Oil, Steering, Suspension, Transmission, Coupe, Sedan
#1231 of 1262 premature brake wear
Dec 31, 2010 (7:32 am)
I have a 2009 Honda Civic, brought new and now has 11,100 miles. Took Honda in for routine maintenance and was informed that front brake pds needed to be replaced and rotors resufaced. The service manager indicated that I may be stepping on brake too frequently or just too much inner city driving. I have had at least 7 other different cars, makes and models never had a problem of premature brake wear.
My question is has other Honda Civic owners experienced premature brake wear under 12,000 miles?
#1232 of 1262 Re: premature brake wear [sjet]
Dec 31, 2010 (8:15 am)
I had excellent brake wear. 60K front, no need for rotor. 90k rear, rotor replaced. 50/50 city/ highway. I have the 5 sp. 12K seems real premature unless you are pounding the brakes.
#1233 of 1262 Re: premature brake wear [nealm]
Jan 05, 2011 (5:06 am)
Thanks for reply and example. I do know what happens to brake systems when "pounding the brakes" as owner of previous vehicles since 70's so this is why I express this concern.
Jan 28, 2011 (6:19 pm)
Have a clear sticky liquid leaking from the front drivers side area of the front hood? Any suggestions as to what this clear sticky substance could be? Car is over 4 years old but with low miles. Looks almost like a clear sugary liquid but has more substance to it than plain H2O.
T I A folks for any help. Will take it in 1st thing Monday morning to my mechanic. Luckily I don't need to drive it till then.
#1235 of 1262 Those horrible sun visors
Jun 27, 2011 (4:21 pm)
Just found out that Honda has issued a service bulletin (11-031) extending the warranty on the horrible plastic sun visors that split open and refuse to snap back into place.
So if you're within 7 years or 100,000 miles of the original date of purchase, you can get them replaced for free. Still can't believe how crappy these things are, but at least Honda is taking some responsibility (finally).
#1236 of 1262 Re: Those horrible sun visors [bellagio]
Jun 27, 2011 (4:51 pm)
I don't believe that it has anything to do with Honda stepping up to the plate to take responsibility for the sun visors. It has more to due with a class action proposed settlement from the Superior Court of The State of California. I sold my Civic because of all the quality issues and serious suspension problems on this car. I did have a visor replaced under warranty when I owned the car.
Jun 28, 2011 (9:09 am)
I also had the drivers side visor break and Honda did replace it. Can I just go in and have the other one replaced even though it hasn't broken yet? It's just a matter of time!
T I A for an answer to my question. Still love my '06 LX even though I've had a few warranty issues taken care of! With 31.6k on the clock, am hoping it'll last until 2016 at least!
#1238 of 1262 Re: Those horrible sun visors [wbeattie]
Jun 29, 2011 (4:40 pm)
wbeattie, you are totally right. My mail today included "important legal materials" from "Rust Consulting," which outlined the terms of the class action settlement. So that's why Honda is suddenly so flexible on the visors.
The thing is, I don't think the visor design has changed/improved one bit so they will keep on falling apart, though at least you can now get them replaced for free.
Jun 30, 2011 (7:13 am)
This error message pops up each time I start the car and it started yesterday morning. I filled the tank and turned the cap at least 5 times so I know it's on tight now. How many start cycles should it take for this message to finally go away?
T I A all.
#1240 of 1262 Re: Check Gas Cap [sandman_6472]
Jun 30, 2011 (6:49 pm)
My 2006 Civic did the same thing. Did you check the seal on the gas cap? I did a visual on mine and it was obviously bad. It looked shredded. The dealership finally replaced the cap after first trying to convince me that I needed to simply turn the cap a few more clicks.