Last post on Jun 02, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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#61 of 65 Re: 2010 Honda Civic LX-S brakes like a minivan [ruking1]
Mar 28, 2011 (5:05 am)
To expect them to feel EXACTLY like your Honda Fit Sport and/or Mazda 3i touring, might be an exercise in unrealistic expectations.
Oh no, I have no expectations that it should be the same as my previous '07 Honda Fit Sport but more a comparison/observation. The 2010 Honda Civic LX-S brakes and even my dad's 2009 Honda Civic LX "brake feel" felt like a minivan specifically like the ones we owned (Mitsubishi Van LS and Toyota Van LE). When you step on the brakes even in emergency situations, it "feels" hard and "feels" like its not responding in conjuction to your foot depressing on the brake pedal or not stopping fast enough as you perceive you think it should. Its definitely an adaptation issue and I've since learned to adjust and have no issues with it today.
The funny part is the Mazda 3i (my wife's car) felt the most responsive but checking Edmunds' road test results, the 2007 Honda Fit Sport comes on top with 60-0 of 123.61 feet, the 2008 Civic LX comes 2nd with 128 feet and the 2010 Mazda 3i Touring with 135 feet.
#62 of 65 Re: 2010 Honda Civic LX-S brakes like a minivan [kagedude]
Mar 31, 2011 (12:09 pm)
The stopping lengths ( 60 mph to naught) are pretty comparable. That is interesting despite a whole lot of variables ie., different years, weights, etc.
#63 of 65 Re: 2010 Honda Civic LX-S brakes like a minivan [kagedude]
May 16, 2011 (8:42 am)
It is absolutely very normal. It can also get rusty in a day or even less. I take it by "cover" you mean the brake drum, facing you as you look at it. I do not have a Civic LX-S.
Thanks for confirming! I finally saw another Honda Civic LX-S yesterday and the brake drum cover (visible side) is also rusty red.
Thought I'd update: Although I did find 2 other Honda Civic LX-S that had the cast iron type drum brakes which rusted right away, I also found over 10 Honda Civic LX-S with the black finished (rust proofed) drum brakes.
I brought this up to my dealer this morning during my first oil change and off the bat he said it was normal but when we took a walk to look at their two 2010 Honda Civic LX-S loaner cars, they both had the black finished type.
The dealer offered to paint my drum brakes and give me a loaner for the day which I will have to schedule.
It is just odd that Honda would manufacture a model type with totally different part types that would affect aesthetics.
Dec 12, 2011 (10:19 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.
#65 of 65 Re: 03 Civic Si Brake Rotors [jfrye]
Jun 02, 2012 (2:39 pm)
it may be caused by design but honestly you can warp a brand new rotor right after replacing it if you hit the brakes too hard enough even once. You may be a conservative driver but 30,000 miles before warping rotors really isn't that bad and if they haven't been turned as of yet you should be okay to turn them to fix the issue. I'm not sure if the braking system in the newer civics are similar to the older ones but you can cause warping if the screws are not in place in the rotors (they rarely are if the brakes have been done), it causes the rotor to almost shimmy when braking causing it to warp over time. Also I know the accords have a rotor that have 4 bolts in the center holding them down, just based on design these always warp rotors. If the design is similar to either it could be the cause.