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#1369 of 1605 Re: 2010 Accord Brakes Problem [haisenthil]
Feb 05, 2011 (2:01 pm)
The lawsuit can go on forever and what will happen.. a pro ration? Thank heaven you only have a problem with a brake pad.. change it.
... I have had real brake problems ... my rotors are made out out of tissue paper and had them turned twice before 15,00 miles..and they said it was my fault and back brakes are worn down.I have had freinds who rotors warped at 2000 miles. Brakes = safety.. Kids in the car = more safety so at around 20,000 miles I had the whole brake system changed (no honda parts whatsoever) including rotors ,, calipers and brakes and flushed my brake system with the BG flush.. No more troubles.Brake system is perfect. Honda can kiss my ass.. will never buy another again. never.. Now I drive my car worrying that my family wont be killed
#1370 of 1605 Re: 2010 Accord Brakes Problem [haisenthil]
Feb 05, 2011 (3:13 pm)
For information about the class action lawsuit regarding Honda brake pads go to:
I filed a claim for my '08 accords rear brakes and received a check for $150 which was almost exactly the cost of the repair. Also, they use a new type of pad which is supposed to last at least 70K miles according to my Honda dealer
#1371 of 1605 2008 Accord EX-L -- should I buy it?
Feb 07, 2011 (12:22 pm)
I'm looking at an '08 accord ex-l (everything except nav), with 69k miles. After reading reviews and this thread, the oil burning and brake issues have me nervous. Should I be concerned if this is a Honda Certified vehicle from the dealership? It has had only one owner (personal-use, not a rental), so I'm thinking that any odd issues with brakes or oil burning would be seen by now, but then again, they could be hidden by the dealer.
What should I look out for? I've had several Hondas before with no issues at all, so seeing all these issues with the accord makes me nervous to buy one.
#1372 of 1605 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L -- should I buy it? [dudenhaufer]
Feb 07, 2011 (12:38 pm)
My '08 EXL burns no oil but did have the rear brake pad problem. My opinion is that if it hasn't burned oil in the past you will not have future problems in this area but make sure it has the improved brake pads installed in the rear. I am happy with the car for the most part.
#1373 of 1605 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L -- should I buy it? [dudenhaufer]
Feb 07, 2011 (12:40 pm)
If its Honda Certified then it may have been purchased there.If so , ask for the service records.and the past owners name and number to check with him. If not , take down the Vin number , get the past owners name from it and call him. May not work in your state.. worked in mine by calling the DMV and found out odometer was turned back and a few other things the dealer did not disclose.. Get carfax and start from there if you cant get the vin number yourself from the car. Dont certified cars come with a substantial warranty..?
#1374 of 1605 2008 Accord EX-L V6 Issues
Feb 08, 2011 (4:06 pm)
I just bought this from the original owner with 37K miles on it and all the service records checked out with no apparent issues - - except he had the same rear brake problem mentioned elsewhere here; replaced at 15K. I've just made my second gas refill and got a whopping big 18.8 mpg!! and this was driving mostly rural stuff with minimal starts/stops. Does anyone else get this bad of gas mileage on their Accords?
Another concern I have is that at neutral throttle going around 40 mph on a flat road, the car has a slight "bucking" where it won't quite keep a constant smooth speed going - - doesn't seem to do it on cruise control though so it makes me wonder whether it's an "electronics issue" with the gas pedal (or maybe I'm just getting so old I've got the shakes in my right foot). Anyone else ever experience this?
#1375 of 1605 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L V6 Issues [lsnut]
Feb 09, 2011 (6:48 am)
the slight bucking is caused by the horrible eco system and there is no way to turn it off. horrible gas mileage is what i've been getting too. the worst i have gotten is 22.8mpg city/highway and the best is 27mpg with the cruise control on and set at 85mph in montana. my previous 04 accord v6 that didn't have that horrible eco system got a great 25.5mpg city/highway and an even better 29.75mpg without the cruise control on at 85mph in south dakota and montana. the horrible eco system constantly bucks at higher speeds too and has been known to do it with the cruise control on as well. i've written honda about it but they show no interest.
#1376 of 1605 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L V6 Issues [lsnut]
Feb 09, 2011 (9:01 am)
Yeah what rkirchoff has mentioned is probably the culprit. Around the 40 MPH that you mention the transmission is shifting into 5th gear right about the time VCM is shutting down 2 to 3 cylinders if you're feathering the throttle. So at this point you have an engine that will re-activate cylinder(s) at the slightest incline or depression of the accelerator. This activity was never present in your previous Honda 6 cyl and for all that Honda claims it is imperceptible, there are many of us that notice this activity. I'm used to it and it really doesn't bother me that much, but I know it's there.
Fuel economy has been atrocious this winter in my 2010 EX-L V6. My last 2 tanks were 18 MPG. With temperatures between 10 below 0 to 20 above, and trips of 10 miles or less in traffic, I wasn't expecting much better. This years winter blend of fuel seems to have no umph to it, so I find myself being a little more aggressive with the throttle which has the expected negative effect on fuel economy. I've yet to get better than 28 MPG's on my 2010, but did see several tanks 33 MPG's with my 08 6 cyl.
#1377 of 1605 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L V6 Issues [lsnut]
Feb 09, 2011 (8:40 pm)
As the others have said - Welcome to VCM (has it's own forum) as done on the V6 Accord Sedan.
Mine seems more severe lately, might be the winter fuel. It's effect is minimized when using cruise, but still noticeable - more so on a highway in an area with lots of small hills.
Your mileage is spot on with my 2008 EX-L V6 Navi. About 18MPG unless running exclusively highway with the cruise control in the high 70's - then I have seen 29MPG over a 400 mile trip (on more than one trip).
My heavy foot in town, used to have a 2006 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Limited Turbo with a five speed manual - 17MPG around town, 25MPG on the highway.
#1378 of 1605 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L V6 Issues [rkirchoff]
Feb 11, 2011 (12:35 pm)
Just an aside. What is the speed limit in Montana? I would love driving that fast and not having to worry about it. At one time, was it not unlimited. It just had to be reasonable.