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#1393 of 1615 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear
Apr 09, 2011 (4:47 pm)
I have a 2010 Accord with rear brake pads that are all but gone after 13,000 miles (per my dealership). The dealer also said this is the first 2010 they have seen this on, and advised me about the Class Action lawsuit for the 2008 - 2009 Accords. Apparently there are many other 2010 Accords effected as well, but only a few VINs are covered by the Class Action Settlement. Does anyone have any information on possible reimbursement for rear brakes for 2010 Accords?
The dealer wanted $169 to replace the pads. My plan is to have the pads replaced with Wagner ceramic pads by a private shop and then request reimbursement from Honda Customer Service. The private shop can replace the pads (and cut the rotors) for less than the dealership. Any thoughts?
#1394 of 1615 Re: Engine noise in 2008 Accord 4 cylinder [icyou812]
Apr 13, 2011 (5:59 pm)
My 08 Accord EX L 4 CYL ... gets this fix tomorrow at 32 k.
#1395 of 1615 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [isles1]
Apr 13, 2011 (6:28 pm)
Not sure about them reimbursing you if it's not done at the stealership, I never had to deal with the premature wear. I might of set a worlds record for most miles driven on a set of rear brakes on a 08 Accord = 43K. Just replaced them last month. My friends shop put ceramics and new rotors on for me. I don't like to gamble having them turned. Once I had them turned on a minivan and drove out to Colorado, and by the time we got back they were warped and had to be replaced. The less material that is there the easier it is for them to warp. For the rotors, pads, and a oil change with Mobil 1 ran me close to $300. Not the cheapest, but better than taking a chance on warped rotors. Maybe a anonymous call to Honda America could answer your question about reimbursement?
#1396 of 1615 Re: Engine noise in 2008 Accord 4 cylinder [catmike]
Apr 13, 2011 (6:29 pm)
I hope it resolves your problem!
#1397 of 1615 Re: Engine noise in 2008 Accord 4 cylinder [icyou812]
Apr 15, 2011 (7:58 pm)
that TSB helped me understand the issue... my '08 EX L 4 cyl was repaired yesterday under the powertrain warranty. Car runs much smoother and with more power now. my car has 32k and is 37 1/2 "old".
replaced rear brake pads too. dealer said there was no help with cost - bc car is outside of 3yrs/36k miles. called Honda Customer Svc and gave details; followup call and claims decision will come in 3 days.... put honda pads on, my svc writer claimed pads have been "improved" by honda.... we'll all see...... i cant believe that even one honda brake pad would have to be replaced before 55k. this is my third or fourth honda....
#1398 of 1615 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [icyou812]
Apr 17, 2011 (1:34 pm)
I did not want to cut the rotors, but the repair shop said it need to be done. I hear you about the warping issue.
As it stands now, I'm out about $160 to replace the pads, which is probably at least about $50 less than if I had the dealership do it ($169 plus tax, plus cut rotors). I sent in a fax to Honda Customer Service requesting reimursement, which stated I am aware of the class action, and that this is an on-going problem in to the 2010 model year. If no response, I'll threaten small claims court, and let them know I was contact by the law firm that handled the 08 & 09 rear brake settlement.
#1399 of 1615 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [isles1]
Apr 17, 2011 (3:36 pm)
welcome to Sgt Peppers lonely brakes Club Band.. I had enough.. Put in a while new brake system.. Car less than 25k.. Sure wasn't Oem Parts. Rotors, brakes, calipers, you name it... I could care less about 50 bucks.. My family's safety is more important.. What a difference. Honda and the service dept can kiss my butt. They know the system is bad.. They dont want to do a recall and I wont wait.. Best 800 dollars I ever spent.
#1400 of 1615 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [icyou812]
Apr 22, 2011 (1:51 pm)
I received a call from Honda one business day after faxing in a request for reimbursement. They asked for proof of payment for the repairs, and approved reimbursement of $160.00 the same day I faxed that proof in. I am impressed with their customer service, but disappointed about the ongoing brake problems with the brand. Hopefully all is well with my Accord going forward.
Thank you for the replies and feedback.
#1401 of 1615 Re: Engine noise in 2008 Accord 4 cylinder [catmike]
Apr 22, 2011 (3:01 pm)
If those pads don't last any longer you might want to look into Raybestos. They are usually fairly expensive brake products, but are top quality. I feel fortunate to have gotten as many miles out of my OEM ones as I did.
#1402 of 1615 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [isles1]
Apr 22, 2011 (6:53 pm)
I'm glad they covered it for you. It took a customer satisfaction survey from Honda America for my dealership to treat me better (for a little while). Hopefully they will get their act together on the brake issue. No matter what the brand, all vehicles seem to have some type of issue, some more serious than others. Years ago I used to be able to buy a car and drive the heck out of it and only do the basic maintenance to it. I haven't had that luxury for a long time. My 08 LX has had several annoying things to deal with but overall we still like it and love the slick shifting 5 speed manual.