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#1428 of 1618 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [icyou812]
May 28, 2011 (7:26 am)
I am glad that some of you had been reimbursed for an expense that should not be on your list sooo.. soon after buying a RELIABLE, BRAND NEW CAR !! (LOL).
I was not so lucky, my '10 Accord start screeching at around 30k, and I had to change the pads (plus doing rotors) at 40K. Now, comparing with others experience, maybe it does look that the mileage is higher, but I have to say that the car is used 97% on hway, commuting to work, good drive , no traffic, I am very light on brakes, so maybe this is the reason that held me for so long.
Even the mechanic at the dealer service agreed that changing the rear pads at 40k it is not acceptable, and never did happen to me with my two prior cars (not Hondas!).
But for American Honda, which I called next day after I shoved out 400$, it is business as usual. The "supervisor" even tried to blame the problem on my driving habits !!!, mileage , etc. and did not acknowledge that they continue to mislead and provide sub par quality.
One thing is sure, I can NOT TRUST Honda for the "reliability" and quality that they pledge in advertisements.
Maybe a better logo for next campaign should be:
" You can fool ONE PERSON ALL THE TIME,
or you can fool ALL PEOPLE ONE TIME,
but you CAN NOT FOOL ALL PEOPLE ALL THE TIME".
#1429 of 1618 Re: A loud noise after engine shuts off [boqibama]
May 28, 2011 (4:20 pm)
If the sound comes more from the rear of the car, it's likely just the fuel system bleeding off. Can't say I've heard it from the 08 Accord Sedan V6 I have now, but it's not uncommon to have odd ball noises like this.
I had one car that sounded like it was taking a dribble into the toilet shortly after shut off (likely oil draining back on top of what was in the pan).
#1430 of 1618 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [mcar10]
May 28, 2011 (4:39 pm)
First off, I'll agree that 30K on brakes is short compared to the two much older Honda's (in the 1990's) I owned. There have been many vehicles in between them and my current 08 Accord Sedan V6. I used to do a big commute with weekend trips, around 30K per year.
However, I have owned a 90 Dodge Spirit ES V6 (4 wheel disc brakes on that trim level) that would use up front brakes in less than 30K consistently over it's life in the family (three brake jobs on the front in less than 80K). I realize that it's rear brakes in this case.
Right now I have slightly more than 28K on the 08 Accord Sedan V6 EX-L Navi, and it's getting the annual PA inspection in a week, so we'll see how the brakes are doing. I was told at last years inspection they were fine, both inside and outside pads (dealer knew of the issue, and checked to see if they could sell me a brake job...) - instead they pushed a cabin air filter replacement.
Eh - it's a wear item, and while 30K is low, it's within norms depending on the car and whose driving - at least it was for the 'American' cars of a not too long ago time.
Heck, the tires on this Accord look to be wearing at a rate where they will need replaced around 40K - while the much older 93 Accord had tons of tread at 50K yet.
Nickel ($500) and Dime ($1000) - that's the updated standard, it seems.
#1431 of 1618 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [mcar10]
May 29, 2011 (7:05 am)
I agree that today's maintenance and repairs are frequently changed,but for 30K or 40 K it is normal for a car to change the pads. Just remember that VSA works automatically all the time ,that even you can't notice that when brakes are in. But i have a Honda Accord from Japan to Europe and can't find there is a problem with changing pads at 40k. Remember also that today's Brake performance are very good and that 's why even have to change the disks at certain milage...because pads and soft disks are more rialable together and performence.
#1432 of 1618 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [mbusuttil]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 29, 2011 (7:53 am)
I would tend to agree...changing brake pads at 40K is not really "premature". I know some cars go a lot further than that, but that doesn't mean they are giving you optimum braking performance. I could live with 40K brake pad changes...in fact, I do live with it (not a Honda).
#1433 of 1618 Re: A loud noise after engine shuts off [jmillerjmiller]
May 29, 2011 (8:15 am)
thanks. It looks like the sound is not always there, wired.
#1434 of 1618 Re: Honda Accord 2008 Ex V6 Nav/PZEV NO 2 AND 5 PLUGS Malfuctioning [guudboi]
Jun 05, 2011 (6:39 pm)
We have almost the same vehicle, less NAV... We just had our car repaired for some weird engine misfiring at 48,000 miles (orange engine light on). The dealer found 4/6 cracked factory spark plugs. When the computer codes were read, most were "misfire on cylinder X" where X = cylinder #. When I asked what caused the problem, the service manager told me "s**tty plugs" (read: cheap parts). I asked if the problem would occur again to which I received the answer, "It might." As long is "it might" after another 48,000 miles, I am OK with it. BTW, what fixed the problem before the dealer got to it was shutting off the engine and restarting.
You may start there - is the engine light on? Engine codes are a good place to start (even if the engine light is not on, have the dealer read the computer so all bases are covered...)
#1435 of 1618 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 06, 2011 (5:08 pm)
I don't know Mr Shiftright he said that he drives 97% highway and the brakes started screetching at 30,000 miles which is when he started to destroy the rotors. I would not make excuses for these Accords the brakes are crap. I had an 08 Accord and the brakes and rotors were shot at 19,000 miles. No more Honda's for me
#1436 of 1618 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [hackattack5]
Jun 06, 2011 (9:45 pm)
Your lucky , mine went at 7500 miles and I was told it was all my fault... I ripped the whole brake system out and put in everything new and not OEM.. An expense I didnt need but now I dont have to worry when my wife drives the car.
#1437 of 1618 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Premature rear brake pad wear [hackattack5]
Jun 07, 2011 (4:38 am)
i've got an 08 accord v6 ex-l w/o nav and have not ever had any brake issues. i replaced my factory set at 45,000 miles and am currently still on them at 75,000 miles. i am using honda brake pads too.